Thursday, 27 June 2013

My latest batch of Hermes Scarves from AW 2012 and SS 2013 Part 1

Before I start, I just wanted to remind you that next Monday is the end of Google Reader.  I only just discovered it but I already have got quite attached to it in the short time.  I have noticed that there are quite a few new ways to follow your blogs.

I won't bore you but these are the following choices you may be wanting to change to and if you wish to continue following 
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Bloglovin' or via Facebook

But there are other channels like
Feedly, The Old Reader, Newsfire, and even on Flipboard.
I don't know how this will affect blog rolls but I am sure it will be fine. We have all lived to tell the tale of the Millenium bug right?
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One of the things I collect is Hermes scarves.
It's a bonus that I can wear them.
As I am in a slump of mojo attire, I depend more on ever on my scarves to jazz up and polish off a simple shirt and trouser.

When I purchase my scarves, I have my own methodology as 
I wrote about here.  



I also look at it from a perspective of potentially framing as art for the wall or even a cushion cover!



There is also a hanging system that they seem to only sell in the United States.  I was thinking of getting this so I could change the scarf on display on the wall like they do in the actual stores.


Via

Last year the scarf that was all the rage and the birkin equivalent of silk was the C'est La Fete scarf which means it's a party.





It was a 70 cm silk twill but technically in the men's collection but people went crazy for it.  It was almost tarot card-esque with its symbolism of time which was last year's Hermes theme. 

Sorry about the modeling pics - I'm no MaiTai.




Even I succumbed.
At first, I didn't get it.  It looked almost like a copy of the famous Alexander McQueen skull scarves and it wasn't very Hermes.





But the more I looked I found the more intricate details and 
knew it would be a collector's item.
But I also saw MaiTai  from MaiTai Picture book modeling it so well and making something that was slightly edgy into something elegant.

The other scarf I got from last season's collection was the
Coup de Fouet means crack of the whip.






I bought it as I felt it was going to be a new modern classic.  
It had the classic horses and riding paraphernalia but I also was seduced by the various colors in the corners for versatility.


Top left corner

Top right corner

Bottom left corner

 
Bottom right corner

I will be honest and admit that I still haven't worn it yet.
In fact, when I had my scarf give away that 
Carla from A Little Slice won
I was choosing between this one and the Astrologie Nouvelle 
which was also from the AW 2012 collection.





But I looked at it from another renewed interest and perspective when I saw a post on the scarf on the Vivienne Files.
She says that this specific color is now sold out in the stores and only available in the resale market.



I didn't notice it at the time but this scarf also has four different colors corners that you can match to different outfits accordingly.






Hope you enjoyed that or found it useful as 
 I like to see products on real people and "real lighting" before 
 committing to a purchase.  
See you tomorrow for the second part on my other scarves.

37 comments:

  1. Hey CSW - love your scarves! I do not own a Hermes - I think I need to start saving for one - I think a woman needs to say she has had at least one in her lifetime! i must say, though I love the horses and especially the colours, I am quite taken with the colour in c'est la fete!!!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I think a scarf would complement your already extensive wardrobe :) MaiTai has another color but to be honest by the time I wanted it I didn't have much choice left so I just took what was there!!

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  2. OMG, the skeleton, I love this scarf! I love anything that reminds the living the death is at the corner. Let's Party!

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    1. Yep - you got it in one!! I think it freaked some out though...

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    1. Ha! But my boobs can't keep up with my thighs hence the upper half shot ;p

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  4. What a beautiful thing to collect! I love the colors of the horse one.

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    1. Thanks. It is fun and I feel like I am ticking two boxes!

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  5. You haven't worn it yet?!? It's my favorite out of all of these shown here, hands down - the color palette is perfect. And I'm far from being an expert like you, but the skull one really looks a bit outlandish for the brand. Cool though, but not very Hermes-ish.:)

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    1. The picture was the first time I put it around my neck! But after reading Vivenne, it made me like it more! C'est la fete is definitely a departure for Hermes!

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  6. I think your collection is a fabulous idea. The colors in that 'crack the whip' are too perfect. Swoon!
    xx, Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather, I don't have many shopping urges and I limit it to just a few things xx

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  7. Your modeling posture is something to behold! Do you throw the girls out like that when you're not on camera? Congrats if you do - correct posture is important for our core strength. :-)

    The lavender & gray blue of the first is beautiful. I need to go back and read your original post about your habit. I look at it as great artwork that you can stack a zillion of them into a drawer -vs- a framed painting collection is difficult to store.

    Cheers!

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    1. O wait! WHAT is changing with Google? And what do I have to DO? Really. I'm lost.

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    2. Oh no Linda, it's just I am big everywhere. People might think I stick my butt out but it's just popping out! PS I wrote on your wall re google :)

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    1. Thanks Laoch but I think it's a bit like choosing a diamond at Graff, you can't really go wrong!

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  9. Love them both! Especially like the skulls (but then I'm partial to the McQueen skull stuff too - I'm so straight that I do like a bit of edge every now and again to shake things up a bit). Love the colours in your second one, and it would be a very versatile scarf with all the colours on the corners. I remember that post that MaiTai did on selecting a scarf, and it was so useful - I tend to just get attracted to a design in the middle, rather than thinking how it works on the bais and what colours you end up with on the end. You need to wear it now - it looks fab on you. xx

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    1. Thanks Heidi! The skulls take a bit of getting used to but I like that it is probably the edgiest scarf they have made. I also read that post but I am not as disciplined and I can always rationalize a purchase. I will definitely wear them soon xx

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  10. I've honestly learnt something here... I didnt realise that these scarves were named...how dum am I!!!... Is the name on the actual scarf? They both look lovely on you! xx

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    1. Don't be silly, in the fashion world they seem to name everything anyway. But yes each scarf has a name plus a colorway as they refer to it. But while they reprint a design they never reprint in colorways which is how certain scarves become collectibles! xx

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  11. I love the fact that you "collect" Hermes scarves. I wouldn't mind a Hermes collection.

    The patterns and colours are gorgeous and versatile, but I'm surprised they incorporated a skull design in to their scarves given it's the signature design of a another well known successful brand - I wonder what they were thinking. It is a great design but maybe they could have come up with something other than the skull maybe?

    Do you know I've always had a bit of a problem with the texture of silk twill scarves, I find them a little more difficult to tie; I think because they are a heavier silk,I prefer silk chiffon. It could be that the silk twill I've tried has been poor quality, I've never managed to get my mitts on a Hermes scarf!

    have a great weekend hun xx

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    1. I like collecting things but I must edit and limit it bc I just have way too much stuff...Yes the skull one confused a lot of people but I think they were trying to be symbolic in terms of the tarot card rather than copying but the McQueen skulls are now so interlinked. I love silk chiffon as well but those silk twill tie beautifully and in the winter they keep you warm but are really light at the same time! Have a great weekend xx

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  12. My mother has always had a huge collection of Hermes scarves, and I just love them! I have fun wearing them in my hair, as a belt, or event as a top sometimes :-)
    Love them so much!
    Nice pics by the way :-)
    Kisses hun!

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    1. I bet you borrow them all the time! I used play dress up with them. I just do the cowboy knot but it is soo cute as a top! Thanks Gloria xx

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  13. Amazing collection.... I love Hermes!!!!!!
    Happy end to the week hun!!!

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  14. I'm also guilty of buying lovely things and then just hanging them in the wardrobe and stroking them for a year! What a waste, though! Very pretty colours!

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    1. And that is why I call it a "collection" that I intend to hang on a wall somewhere!

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  15. That wall scarf art whatsy is fantastic!!!!!!

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    1. I can't wait to do it once the repos are over!

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  16. Ahem...Please enjoy wearing them instead of dressing up the cushions...M
    Must say though "C'est La Fete" is the least psychedelic combo in colouring by H.

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    1. The 90 cm are almost too bog so I have to find smaller silks to do that to! We shall see after the reno!

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  17. what a great idea. the scarves are beautiful framed on the wall. and the pillow case is genius!!

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    1. I can't wait to find those pegs so I can interchange on the wall!

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