Sunday, September 20, 2020

Two new scarves and a promo

Today's post is one of my very favorites. I'm excited to release a new feature on my app to thank everyone who downloaded it, and I'm thrilled to feature my new grail scarf with the help of our little dachshunds, Wiener and Roley.

To those who downloaded Scarf Art, as well as all future users: your support means so much to me. As a special thank you, we developed a feature that gives you access to occasional perks and benefits through your app: tap on the new label icon in the top menu bar (see pic below) to discover. Make sure to download the latest version of the app first. The benefits will vary over time, and the current one offers free standard shipping on your next order at maitaicollection.com. Future offers will contain discounts, early access to new items, and more. These perks are in addition to the new tutorials, photos, and blogs you'll receive with your free updates over time. If you haven't downloaded the app yet, you can get it at:

Scarf Art for iOS at the Apple App Store   Scarf Art for Android on Google Play

or read more about it here:  scarf-art.maitaicollection.com



The new scarf is a re-issue of "Les Teckels" by Xavier de Poret from 1956. Ever since I've had my dachshunds, this design has been a grail of mine and I've been praying for a re-issue. To be honest,  I didn't hold much hope for the longest time, as the design is quite particular. However, in the last couple of years, I noticed that there was hardly a window display at Hermes' flagship store that didn't feature a dachshund in one way or another. It seems that someone at Hermes is quite fond of them! 

Naturally, I was overjoyed to see the design being part of this AW collection. In addition, it came out as a 70 scarf, which means that it has the new and fun, stripey hand-rolled hem. The only thing that appears strange is that the title was changed from the original "Les Teckels" (French for dachshunds) to "Les Bassets", particularly since the dachshund breed doesn't belong to the basset group. But since the name of the design isn't printed on the scarf, I don't care too much about it.

The scarf comes in so many beautiful colorways that I had a hard time choosing. But as I have two dachshunds, I took this as an excuse not to limit myself to just one scarf. In the end, I decided on CW09 (orange/sépia/tabac) and CW03 (marine/sépia/gold). 

picture credit: hermes.com

Naturally, my dachshunds Wiener and Roley assisted with this post. If you'd like to see more of them, you can follow their adventures on Instagram: instagram.com/the.wiener.boys



I very much enjoyed exploring the different ways to tie this scarf and to find out which knots show as much of the dachshunds as possible, and which would hide them completely (I think this is a beautiful scarf also for non-dachshund enthusiasts). And then of course there had to be knots that highlight the stripey hems! 

The Bib knot is perfect to showcase a few of the petits teckels at once. With one scarf side gathered by an Anneau Infinity scarf ring (here). Other accessories: Hermes Plumes en Fete printed enamel bracelet in tropique and a lemon quartz Nudo ring by Pomellato. 




Camouflage scarf!  The dress has a very simple v-neck, and by tying the scarf in a Criss-Cross Bow knot (with a MaiTai Collection Moyenne Classique scarf ring in gold, here) it instantly looks more feminine and elegant. Other accessories: Hermes Marche de Savana printed enamel bangle and a Chanel Clutch on Chain in navy.


Hmm... a meerkat or the Wiener?



Highlighting the hems in a Rose Wrap. The Rose Wrap will be added to the app in a future update (please be patient, as a couple of others knots are in line before, but it will come eventually). All other accessories as above.


Variation: with a rust-colored cardigan and the scarf in a Two-Way Pleats tie. Scarf ring: MaiTai Collection Moyenne Classique scarf ring in gold (here). Other accessories as above.


CW03 with a reversible Moyenne Classique scarf ring in navy/bleu canard/gold (here). If you prefer, you can get the same ring with a backside in bordeaux (here). 





Width hidden borders and hems in a Sautoir, and featuring an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (available here). Bracelet: Other accessories: Hermes Plumes en Fete printed enamel bracelet in tropique and a lemon quartz Nudo ring by Pomellato. 




The Palmier is another great tie to showcase the scarf's hems (here with a MaiTai Collection Classique Moyenne in gold here). Bracelet: Hermes Kelly Double Tour in Ebene with GHW.


This grumpy look can only mean that Monsieur de Poret has denied him an extra bit of sausage! 


In a Sautoir with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (available here)



In a Palmier (this time with CW 03), with a Moyenne Classique reversible scarf ring in navy/bleu canard/gold (here)


Still-life with CW09, a Hermes Heure H watch and a Caleche narrow enamel bracelet in black. MaiTai Collection Anneau Infinity scarf ring and Grande Classique scarf ring in gold (here and here).


Yes, he definitely wants sausage! 


Repeating the stance of the dachshund's legs with the scarf tied in a Cross slide. Scarf ring: Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (here). Charniere bracelet in black lizard by Hermes:


Roley looking out of the car window, anticipating his morning walk!


Another variation to feature the hems: in a Japonais, tied with a Petite Classique scarf ring in gold.


Still-life with CW 03, a MaiTai Collection Anneau Infinity in Gold and a Grande Classique reversible scarf ring in navy/bordeaux/gold (here):


Apart from being professional heart melters and occasional bloggers, Wiener and Roley are also modeling their Lord Lou dog beds, cushions, and bowls for the dog corner at Mai Tai Collection (here) In addition to the items you see listed there, you can get any Lord Lou item through MTC for a 15% discount. Browse Lord Lou's website here and then place your orders via email: customerservice@maitaicollection.com 


In a Petit Bib with an Anneau Infinity in gold (here). Hermes Plumes en Fete printed enamel bracelet in tropique.


All dachshunds are tired, it's been a long blog post...


Roley's feeling pretty exhausted from all that blogging . . .


not so the Wiener, he just loves posing!


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7 comments:

  1. Dearest Tai,
    What a beautiful post! The two new scarves are lovely, their colours very pretty and I feel tempted to buy the orange one. It looks so nice when it is tied!
    Thank you for the new knots and the extra ‘surprise’ on the app.
    Congratulations on your new purchases. Wear them in good health, dear friend. Much love, Manuela xx

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  2. I can’t think of a more appropriate scarf for the mum of two darling boys. I know that H didn’t get the title right, but fortunately, they had enough sense to leave the precious drawings alone, and Poret’s pups are elegantly and charmingly and realistically drawn. He certainly captured the breed’s personality and characteristics.

    It almost seems that he used Wiener and Roley as his models!

    I love these scarves on you!

    Best to everyone,
    Jerrine

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  3. Dearest Tai,

    Thank you so much for the surprise offerings with the App! Such a kind and generous offer!

    I have been waiting for you to feature this perfect Les Bassets! Match made in heaven for you and your boys! I love both of these colorways,too! So happy you wound up with two as homage to the Weiners! Absolutely fabulous,darling,and the 70 is my favorite format of the silks!
    I look forward to seeing these at play, along with the boys, as you turn the corner into Autumn!

    Mwahs and chin chin to matches MIH,
    T xx

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  4. The Dachshund scarf is just so beautiful... like doggies Wiener and Roley!
    There is a vintage Hermes scarf with Pekingese. Oh its just a beautifully drawn and if you know Pekingese and their ways -- the artist catches them so well!!
    Of course , when you do see it on sale it goes for a lot of money and sadly, out of my range.
    Perhaps Hermes just might release it again like your Dashies !!!
    Love your Blog and my black Pekingese Yum Yum sends a big old Aussie Woof to Wiener and Roley ! lol

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  5. Great photos of your adorable Dachshunds!
    Enjoy your scarves!

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  6. What a beautiful post! The two new scarves are lovely, their colours very pretty and I feel tempted to buy the orange one. It looks so nice when it is tied!
    Thank you for the new knots and the extra ‘surprise’ on the app.
    Congratulations on your new purchases. Wear them in good health, dear friend. Much love, Manuela xx

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  7. Dear MaiTai,
    how great that Hermes has reissued this scarf. Really perfect for a Dachshund lover, as you are! The pictures are so cute! The scarves look really lovely on you and I am delighted how well Wiener and Roley are recreating the drawings! (on this occasion: wasn't Wiener formerly called Milo?)
    Thanks for your generous offer in the app. My birthday is coming up soon and I hope that one of my family members knows what to do ;-)
    All my love and good health to all swans
    Claudia

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