Sunday, June 28, 2020

A new Gavroche and Pocket Square knotting ideas!

With 4th of July celebrations in the US đŸ‡ș🇾 and Bastille day in France đŸ‡«đŸ‡· approaching, and white clouds lazily moving through summery blue skies ...  

... I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce the cute and whimsical "Fantaisies Botanique- Detail" Gavvroche/Pocket Square scarf I bought earlier in the spring.

At first glance, it's predominately red, white, and blue, but its many color nuances make it a very versatile little scarf. The blues range from cornflower, navy, turquoise, and ciel to steel and slate blue, and the reds go from bordeaux to cherry, coral, ruby and salmon. 

 Fantaisies Botanique in Bleu Royal/Rouge/Blanc (ref. H893511S 02)

Gavroche/Pocket Square Playtime!

Clockwise from top left: ChouChou (tutorial to come in one of the next app updates), Simple Loop, Scarf Necklace, and Ascot knot.

In a Petit Bib (only fold your scarf into a triangle once, instead of twice) with an Anneau Infinity ring in rose gold (available here)

The "Plumes en FĂȘtes" enamel bracelet in "Tropique" came home with me at the same time, and even though it is predominantly orange, it works surprisingly well with the new little Gavroche too (available at here)

Ref nr: H110414FPA365

Clockwise from top left: Gavroche Cowl Neck (tutorial to come) Papillon, Gavroche Flower knot and Asymmetrical wrap with a Petite Classique reversible ring in Bordeaux/Navy/Silver (here)

With my Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire and NEW Double mink poms in Cornflower/Ciel (available here)

Reversible Classique scarf rings clockwise from top left: Grande bordeaux/navy/silver, Moyenne navy/bleu canard/silver and a Petite in ivory/black/silver (available here)

Clockwise from top left: Demi ChouChou, Criss-Cross Bow knot (with a Petite reversible scarf ring in bleu canard/navy/silver), Double Gavroche Twist and Criss-Cross knot (same scarf ring as before).

In an Asymmetrical Wrap with a Petite Classique scarf ring in gold (here)

 The"Plumes en FĂȘte" 90 scarf and printed enamel bracelet - best friends already!

Scarf and bracelet, all "Plumes en FĂȘte". The scarf is tied in a Sautoir knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in rose gold (here)

Scarf and bracelet as above with Moyenne Classique reversible scarf rings in bleu canard/hot pink/silver and taupe/orange/silver (available here)

Bracelet as above with a printed tunic and an ethnic statement necklace in coral (here)

MaiTai Collection updates:

The crystal waterfall necklaces are back in stock in duck blue and vert nil (here):

Duck blue crystal waterfall necklace (here) with a Parures de Samourais 90 scarf in a Bib knot and a Clic Clac H bracelet in Bourgogne. 

Vert Nil crystal waterfall necklace (here) with an "Index Palmarum" 90 scarf in an Asymmetrical Wrap and a Clic Clac H bracelet in Bourgogne. 


  1. What a lovely post, MaiTai. Thank you so much. The Fantaisies Botanique is beautiful and all of the "knots" look great. ��

  2. ......and I just want to say that your blog is such "a pick me upper" for me. Doesn't matter my mood or what's going on around me, you blog always cheers me up. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much Katarina, your lovely words made my day. I love blogging and putting posts together, and it's just wonderful to know that it spreads joy. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!

    2. Thank you MaiTai. Wishing you a good week as well. I hope that the weather is treating you well in Southern France.
      It really shows that you enjoy blogging by how much effort you put into your posts. Keep up the good work!

  3. :-) Dear MaiTai,
    I love what you do with scarves - large or small, it's such an inspiration! The ideas you are showing for a gavroche are great and I'll give it a try, once I get a Gavroche between my fingers. I especially like the idea of using two Gavroches for a special look.
    Hope all is well with you and yours!
    All the best,
    Claudia :-)

  4. Dear MaiTai, the Camelia has become a favourite knot and I've enjoyed experimenting with the different ways of emphasizing it as shown in your wonderful Scarf Art app. The chouchou knot looks fun too. I have a Mors scarf ring and I believe you have shown some ways of using it in the past. It would be great if you could put these (and some new ones?) in the app; it is so much easier to learn from! Stay safe as life becomes freer. With best wishes, Elisabetta