Sunday, 29 November 2009

Friendship Knots!

I have updated my original post to include links to some useful aids to tying the Friendship Knot which should compliment the video in my earlier post.

Friendship Knot Video

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Vintage Scarves - Part II

For the next instalment I thought I'd post my blue vintage scarves, so here we go!


Worn with a basic fold and simply thread ends through a scarf ring to give a tie look.

My next blue scarf is from the Mens' range at Hermes - The Parade - it is covered in lots of race horses leaving a H gap in the pattern - it has a lovely red and orange striped border.

Worn with a basic fold with the inner edges pinched and pulled through a scarf ring to give a frilly bow look.

and worn simply in a basic fold tied around the neck twice
and knotted discretely

Finally Expeditions Polaires Francaise in navy featuring those delightful Huskies! 

This scarf requires a bit of thought to get the huskies so they show!  So here I am wearing it cowboy style - triangle fold and tied at the front with the scarf pulled over the knot to hide it.

And secondly worn equestrian style simply tied with the scarf pulled out so it shows the pattern

Finally just worn in basic fold with scarf ring.
Hope you enjoyed the blue collection!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Vintage Silk Scarves

The 70cm x 70cm vintage silk scarves made by Hermes are probably my most favourite size of scarf, being small I sometimes feel I get lost in the 90cm ones!! The silk is much softer and more flexible than 90cm scarf silk and it even hand washes very well - Hermes do not recommend washing but I prefer it!  Hermes started to offer the 70cm size in 2007 and now each season they usually reissue some older designs and some new fresh designs in the 70cm size.  I already have my eye on a few of the SS10 designs.

Anyway inspired by a lovely lady on tpf here are a few of my 70cm scarves - lets see the black ones first....there'll be another instalment of another colour another time!

I bought this because I love military costume and as you can see from the far right of the photo I have it in blue too.  This one folds beautifully to show off the braid swirls on the corners.

Please Check In
I bought this scarf to reflect my love of travel - I thought the design was very clever by Dmitri Rybaltchenko.

PCI worn with a basic fold and pulled through a scarf ring.

Graphic Night

This purchase was inspired to 2 lovely tpf ladies - and because I love New York City - this is really a man's scarf and reflects the twinkling city skyscrapers at night and is covered in little Hermes "H"s and has a lovely red contrast hem.  I was lucky to get this as it was the last one at Hermes FSH!!

My GN worn cowboy style.