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Foulard de la semaine

Une surprise pour vous!
This is my first attempt at creating a video tutorial, comment plier un foulard.  Both of these ties I use freqently with my longer scarves, as they’re easy, look great, stay in place, and aren’t constricting around the neck.
Oui, the video’s a bit rough around the edges, and I’m hoping that with time and practice my video skills will improve; still it was great fun to put together!
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  1. October 22, 2010 / 11:33 am

    Great tutorial! Very clear and easy to follow. Thanks for posting this.

  2. October 22, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    Brava! Love the accompanying music…

  3. karinnska
    October 22, 2010 / 12:55 pm

    Brava! and thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning. You’ve inspired me to re-explore my scarf drawer.

  4. October 22, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Even better is to watch the smile on your face after completing each look. Ta-dah!!! Love the leopard!

  5. October 22, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    WOW! I’m impressed.

    I’ve linked to you today so I think you will be wowing a lot of us.

    (I need your help again when you come to Paris next spring.)

  6. October 22, 2010 / 1:38 pm

    Merci!!! I loved it. You should do more. You look great.

  7. October 22, 2010 / 1:53 pm

    Nice. Wonderfully easy to follow. Thank you.

  8. October 22, 2010 / 2:06 pm

    Such fun! I needed this yesterday, I tried to wear a scarf but ended up ripping it off because I had no idea how to tie it and look chic.

  9. October 22, 2010 / 2:42 pm

    Aren’t you adorable (in a chic way!) on film. That smile of yours is very contagious.

    [Though in motion vs photo you remind me of someone and I can’t think who, ha.]

    The ties you demonstrated are already in my VERY limited “scarf vocab,” so I hope this is the start of many more to come…from your photos I know you have a lot of tricks up your sleeve.

  10. October 22, 2010 / 3:01 pm

    Charmante! That second tie is an old favorite of mine, and I’m going to practice with the first… it looks like it might be a bit cooler for indoor wear.

  11. October 22, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    Love it–scarves and Francophilia and accordian soundtracks FTW!

  12. Anonymous
    October 22, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    Quel beau sourire,vous avez l’air toute jeune Pseu!
    Merçi pour la leçon et encore s’il-vous-plait? La petite musique est bien aussi 😉


  13. laurieann
    October 22, 2010 / 4:32 pm

    Thank you so much for the videos. Very helpful and easy to follow. I will now get more use from my longer scarves and shawls.

  14. October 22, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    Cheered up my whole morning! Thank you.

  15. Jill Ann
    October 22, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    Excellent job! I particularly liked the little twist at the end of the second one…I thought you were just going for the standard slip-ends-through-loop, but voila! I also like your vintage travel poster in the background. I have several (all French locations, as it happens) in my house!

  16. October 22, 2010 / 6:28 pm

    The video made me smile…cute presentation! And I learned something to boot! Thanks!

  17. Sue
    October 22, 2010 / 6:29 pm

    Adorable, and so cheerful! The steps are very clear. Great job!

  18. October 22, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    Two thumbs up! What fun, and leopard print to boot, thank you!

    Ps Verification word is “anglo”- bof!

  19. Deborah Chase
    October 22, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    This was wonderful!! I love your scarf ties, and this was absolutely the best way to learn how to actually do them. I ran, got my longest scarf and practiced while watching the video. More please!

  20. Sarah
    October 22, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    Super! Didn’t know about either the tuck (first scarf) or the twist (second scarf). Accordian music is a great way to begin a chilly Friday. Merci!

  21. Jill Ann
    October 22, 2010 / 8:37 pm

    Ok, I just went and tried the second technique (and I just happen to have a long leopard print scarf!) It looks great, such a simple “twist”—pun intended—but looks quite a lot better than just looping the ends through, which is what I’ve always done. Thanks, Pseu!

  22. My Carolina Kitchen
    October 22, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    Fabulous tutorial. I clicked over from Tish’s blog to see how to tie my scarf properly. Thank you so much. I hope you’ll do this again with other size scarves. We all want to look fabulously French.

    Merci beaucoup,

  23. October 22, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Miss J LOVES this tutorial, Miss Pseu. Well-played, Madame!

  24. Sal
    October 22, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    I adore you. The end.

  25. Anonymous
    October 22, 2010 / 8:59 pm

    You are too adorable!! Well done and so, simply French!! Merci

  26. October 22, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    Thank you for showing me some new ways to tie my scarf.

  27. La Belette Rouge
    October 22, 2010 / 3:08 pm


  28. metscan
    October 22, 2010 / 4:55 pm

    It was great to see you ” in action “. Is your hair a bit darker now, or was it only my lap/eyes?

  29. pavlova
    October 22, 2010 / 5:06 pm

    Merci beaucoup! I now have two fantastic new ways to wear my scarves thanks to you and your delightful tutorial.

  30. October 23, 2010 / 12:21 am

    That is wildly adorable and the music trop mignon! Also your hair looks great – did you change the color?

  31. October 23, 2010 / 1:30 am

    Mille mercis everyone for your kind comments! I’m glad this is helpful and…

    1. Yes, I plan to do more of these, hopefully one every week or two with a variety of scarf shapes and sizes, until I run out of ideas.

    2. Yes, my hair is darker. I’d felt that the strawberry blond color was just too light and washing me out, so I’ve gone with a color that’s a slightly warmer version of my natural color (minus the grey), and I’m quite happy with it. I desparately need a haircut right now, which I’ll be getting on Sunday. No radical changes, just tweaking the current style, which I’m also mostly happy with.

    3. I initially tried recording my voice, but in having to stand back from the computer far enough to get capture the entire “field of operation,” the mic wasn’t picking up my voice well, and the result was echo-y and not very clear.

    Thanks again, you are all too kind!

  32. Couture Allure Vintage Fashion
    October 22, 2010 / 6:48 pm

    Tres bien! J’adore!

  33. sisty
    October 22, 2010 / 7:19 pm

    You’re so cute! And thanks for the tips — I’m all thumbs when it comes to scarves, but things are looking up now!

  34. Jana
    October 22, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    Adorable Video…love it! And you are so cute!
    Thanks. I enjoy your blog so much.

  35. Patricia
    October 22, 2010 / 9:03 pm

    Super cute! And I love your hair – is it a new style?

  36. Tiffany
    October 22, 2010 / 9:40 pm

    Fabulous! The second one I picked up from Imogen a while back and it is my absolutely favourite. I was hoping we’d hear your voice – I love finding out what people sound like …

  37. neki desu
    October 23, 2010 / 10:45 am

    oh la la! c’est super.merci!!

  38. Ms Picante
    October 23, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    Merci beaucoup! Now that Fall has descended on San Francisco, I’m so excited to wear my scarves. It’s always great to learn different ways to tie them and I appreciate your tutorials. Definitely would love to see more! Thanks, also, for a lovely blog. Glad I found it.

  39. October 24, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    I loved the video!!! I wear scarves frequently, so it was great to discover new ideas for “scarf presentation.” You are amazing!

  40. October 24, 2010 / 5:23 pm

    Can’t wait to try these this week! Thanks for the video!

  41. Terri
    October 25, 2010 / 2:20 am


    I’m going to try both ways this week–after a frustrating summer of experimenting.

  42. Susan Tiner
    October 26, 2010 / 1:06 am

    Et voilà indeed. Merci!

  43. Katriona
    October 27, 2010 / 4:25 pm

    Adorable! The relief on your face when you get the knots right!

  44. October 27, 2010 / 8:07 pm

    Just when I thought I knew all the things I could do with my long scarf, along comes your great video! Loved it!

  45. karen
    October 31, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    Love it! You are toooooo cute!

  46. November 10, 2010 / 8:53 pm

    I used the ideas from your tutorial to tie my long multicolored silk scarf today, and the process was a big hit with me! I believe that new ideas are “mood elevators.”

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