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Carré Hermés

Sshhh…don’t tell le mari but I just bought myself a Boxing Day present. 😉 It’s the Brise de Charme shown above. The designer is Julia Abadie, and it was originally issued in 1990. I had wanted to purchase a scarf from the Hermés boutique so that I could get the personalized scarf-tying instruction, but a) I didn’t see any there that spoke to me, b) the sales associates were less than enthusiastic about helping me, and c) I thought it might be more fun to find something “vintage.”
The scarf above is from I’d seen this website recommended most recently by Style Spy, and have been perusing their wares for the last couple of weeks. The colors of the Brise de Charme caught my eye yesterday, and going on the premise that “She who hesistates loses the treasure,” I clicked Purchase. I’ll post more pics once my lovely arrives.
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  1. December 26, 2007 / 2:57 pm

    Merci beaucoup! I was thinking the same thing about the colors.

  2. December 26, 2007 / 6:55 pm

    Your new scarf’s wonderful, Deja! I’m envious — I’ve decided this is going to be my year to add an Hermès scarf to my wardrobe, inspired by your musings on the subject. And now you’ve really committed — can’t wait for photos of you wearing this beauty.

  3. La Belette Rouge
    December 26, 2007 / 2:30 pm

    I am a big fan of your new scarf. One of the great things about this scarf is you can tie it many different ways so as to highlight different colours. Good buy!!

  4. December 27, 2007 / 4:32 pm

    How lovely! I saw that post at Style Spy too and think I will get one of the scarves this year. My real problem is – no matter how I google about – I’m not sure how to wear them!

    I see people referring to how the women in France just casually “throw on” a scarf and look beautiful – but I have no idea what they mean by this as I’ve never been to France. *grin*

    I can’t wait to see some pics of how you will be wearing it. Not only to see the lovely scarf, but what someone with fashion sense does with it.

  5. December 27, 2007 / 7:28 pm

    materfamilias, thanks! I’m really looking forward to playing with it.

    teresa, you’re very kind to count me among those with fashion sense; sometimes it’s hard to see myself that way. Regarding French women and scarves, from what I’ve observed they seem to eschew the elaborate or contrived, but they aren’t afraid to try something different, or a loose knot that needs to be adjusted periodically.

  6. December 28, 2007 / 3:25 am

    A stunner. The way the negative space around the fans creates an irregular border of the jewel tone green is fantastic! Love the asian motif. Yes, we need pictures of you wearing it. Or framed on your wall, if you decide to go that route instead 😉

  7. lady jicky
    December 27, 2007 / 10:48 pm

    Now that is a “WOW” scarf!

  8. Duchesse
    December 28, 2007 / 1:36 pm

    Great choice! You can find the booklet Hermes gives on ways to tie, or the small book sometimes on eBay. The one way to wear that is not stylish is the triangle over the shoulders, a la the Queen.
    When buying a scarf it’s important to consider how it will look tied (not open). I have 4 dozen received over 20 years- the only returns are ones that are boring when tied- so look at the corners.

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