Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Gift of Time

On this first day of being back on GMT and having said farewell to a summer we never had here where I live in North West Engalnd I thought it about TIME that I shared with you some the some of the scarves I have bought in the Hermes fans amongst you will know, the Hermes theme for 2012 is "The Gift of Time" so here is my souvenir from my trip to Amsterdam:-
What's in the bag??

An orange box!

Something blue....there are lots of cws of this 
design but the one that suited me was the 
blue - again!  Funny how what pleases the eye 
is not necessarily the one that suits you to wear. 
I am wise to this now so it is very important to 
try before you buy!

Ta da!  Laboratoire du Temps!

A fabulous design by Pierre Marie..

Wonderful details related to time are 
encapsulated in various forms in this design -
from an egg timer to .....

......a cuckoo clock!.... circles showing events in history...

..there is so much to look for and enjoy in this design!

The scarf is great to wear too...
A Friendship Knot

A Double Twist Knot

Half Ascot Knot

Equestrian with cross over using 
MT moyenne scarf ring to secure.

Equestrian but this time doing a criss cross
using MT moyenne scarf ring

Cossack/Cowboy style - the colours and design
look great worn like this.

Cowboy with the tails over the top
secured with MT moyenne scarf ring - 
I love this way of wearing a scarf.

Playing now - I carried with the cowboy 
and this time I pulled the scarf from by
my neck out and over the ties 
"just because"!  I think it looks OK.

A half bow criss cross using 
MT moyenne scarf ring - it's lovely with
this design.  I hope you'll agree!

Criss cross - using MT moyenne scarf ring.

A bow made using using 
MT grande scarf ring

Here I made a twisted look - I did this by taking 
a basic fold, doing a single knot then wrapping 
the tails around the scarf and tying at the back.
I think it makes a nice scarf necklace, and is 
slightly easier to do if you don't want to do the 
proper scarf necklace which is plaited.

I hope you like the new scarf - if anyone has the correct Hermes colour names for the scarf I would be VERY grateful to know - for my scarf spreadsheet!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Little Royal Cutie!

This photo was in Hello! this week and I just thought it was soooo cute I had to share it.  
Little Princess Estelle of Sweden playing with the autumn leaves!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Paris Daytrip

A few weeks ago my sister and I went to Paris for the day.  We wanted to look at the shops and maybe find something nice to bring home.  First stop was Hermes, but en route there we saw some other lovely windows:-
Fabulous Autumnal chocolates!

Acorns and pine cones in chocolate!

Even the jeweller across the road got in on the fungi act!

The Anne Fontaine Boutique on Boissy Anglais

Quite some show saddle in Hermes, it would not be 
comfortable though with those spikes!

Quite grey windows at Hermes.

The much anticipated Galop Chromatique STILL 
not available but CDG T2E had a blue one!

An unusual fountain in the corner window 
but it had the less desired effect of causing 
the windows to condensate up - not very
 Hermes at all!

The Horseman carries his Marcelinas.

Over on the Left Bank a fancy window advertising 
the new LBD perfume from??Guerlain??

Cakes at the Bon Marche's Le Grande Epicerie  - can you  
believe security told me off for taking pics of these cakes!!???

A fabulous meringue!

Cup cakes galore!

Lunch - Croque Monsieur on Poilane bread.

The Bon Marche is 160 years old and had fancy 
windows to celebrate.

Hermes Georges V windows bunnies and butterflies!

A stag with twilly butterflies!

A fabulous huge new looking Anne Fontaine on Ave Montaigne.

And Nina Ricci a few steps down.

On the way to Christian Dior even the zebra crossing 
gets a Dior dog tooth makeover - how cool is this?!

A very beastly looking Mercedes sports car double 
parked outside Dior!

It was around Fashion Week when I visited and Dior's 
windows were decked out in the latest designs and 
all the windows were crammed full of FRESH flowers!  
Here beautiful deep blue hydrangeas

Amazing orchid windows! I dread to think of the cost!

More greenery in the windows with these lovely 
blue creations.  The windows had terrible glare on them
so I hope you can see!

Inside Dior they have a beautiful ginko biloba leaf 
seat and it always has fresh flowers in the centre.
This time it was deep pink hydrangeas - stunning!

More lovely windows - and my favourite in pink!

All the flowers were real - incredible!

A close up of the phalenopsis orchids 
with sedums in one window.

Blue hydrangeas again provide a wonderful
background for this pearl necklace.
I did't leave empty handed...a little something sits
on the beautifully  pleated tissue....

Just a small scarf in between a gavroche and 70cm. 

It has lovely scrolls of writing across it in French..of course!

I don't know all of what it says - translation welcome!

A single knot.

Cowboy secured with petite MT scarf ring.

Same again with a different corner.

It was such a pleasure to buy this little scarf at Christian Dior - the SA who has helped me before was there as soon as we walked in the door and the service at Ave Montaigne is second to none - it is the best I have ever received anywhere and leaves other labels standing including Hermes.  Nothing is too much trouble and best of all, the staff I have encountered are all so friendly and welcoming.  This makes such a difference to the shopping experience don't you think?.