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Foulard de la semaine

Classic with a twist…literally.

If the bulk of a full-sized carré bothers you, try folding diagonally into a long strip, then twisting a few turns before tying.


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  1. May 28, 2009 / 1:29 pm

    Oh, that pink is delicious — it makes me think of a macaron…

  2. May 28, 2009 / 2:15 pm

    I love that scarf and the way you’ve tied it – I’m going to try that soon.

  3. May 28, 2009 / 2:45 pm

    That long rectangle is known as the Basic Fold in the Hermes canon. You can do so many different ties from. But in real heat it is still too hot for me and I default to tying the scarf on a bag or wearing cotton or the small triangles.

    Beautiful pale pink!

  4. Sue
    May 28, 2009 / 3:00 pm

    Love this combo. So pretty and soft.

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  6. May 28, 2009 / 3:59 pm

    Oh, I am so bad at scarves. And my neck is crying out for one…

  7. May 28, 2009 / 6:51 pm

    must say i like this softer color pallette on you better than the darker ones 🙂

  8. Sal
    May 28, 2009 / 4:05 pm

    Utterly lovely.

  9. May 29, 2009 / 2:28 am

    Style Spy – thanks! There aren’t many pinks that I can wear, but fortunately this is one.

    Rita – let me know how it works. You can also twist and wear longer, instead of wrapped around twice.

    Duchesse – good to know. I couldn’t wear this if the temperature were much above 75F either. It’s just been very cool here this week, so I haven’t had to retire the big silks quite yet.

  10. May 29, 2009 / 2:35 am

    Sue – thanks!

    Gina – merci bien!

    LPC – practice, practice, practice! I used to feel quite awkward tying and wearing scarves, but trial and error helped me find the ties that worked and felt best. Just grab a scarf and a mirror and experiment!

  11. May 29, 2009 / 2:39 am

    Sal – thank you!

    Erin – thanks, I’ve learned from Imogen’s workshop that my color palette is “Dusky Warm Light,” which explains why this color probably works better than the darker, more intense colors.

    Bonjour Madame – merci bien!

  12. May 29, 2009 / 2:40 am

    Sher – thanks!

    Imogen – you bet! 😀

  13. May 29, 2009 / 3:32 am

    Katriona – no worries, glad this was helpful for you!

  14. Sher
    May 29, 2009 / 2:20 am

    Love that pale pink on you! So feminine 🙂

  15. Katriona
    May 29, 2009 / 3:03 am

    itatiI am petite like you, and love scarves, and this has opened up a whole new world for me… it makes it so much easier to work them into my wardrobe without feeling like I’m drowning in fabric — thankyou!! The colour is so pretty…I also LOVE the pale green “Walk inthe park” scarf on you, with the leaves… it is yummy!

  16. Katriona
    May 29, 2009 / 3:06 am

    Please excuse the previous incoherent email — I was debriefing my sister after a trip home to my Mom, over a bottle of Rosee… it’s summer what can I say?!

  17. May 29, 2009 / 12:51 pm

    Tiffany – thanks! And I’m so glad you were able to find the shoes and that you like them! I still can’t believe how comfortable they are.

  18. tiffany
    May 29, 2009 / 7:22 am

    That is a beautiful scarf. I am envious! And I’d like to thank you, albeit belatedly, for your post on the Sofft Franchesca shoes. I searched the internet for somewhere that would deliver to Australia, and today, at the end of a difficult and unpleasant week, my shoes arrived! And they are everything you promised … gorgeous and comfortable!

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