Foulard de la semaine

With Holiday Party Season™ officially upon us, I thought it might be fun to show one way to wear a scarf with a party or evening ensemble.  This can be used with a pleated (plissé) silk square, a standard carré or even a smaller square.  It’s very easy; just keep practicing until you get “la fleur” to look the way you want.  You can wear in front or to side.  Enjoy!

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  1. I love these scarf-tying tutorials. I never know what to do with squares. I’m good with rectangles, but squares confound me, so I’m grateful to see all your tying ideas. I’ll share them with my step-daughter, too. 😀

  2. Thank you so much for these wonderful tutorials. I am wearing my scarves so much more often now. And receiving beaucoups de compliments on them, by the way.

  3. Keep the scarf videos coming! I have a huge collection of scarves that I can now use because of your GREAT SCARF TYING videos!

  4. Lovely! I just tried this with an oblong textured scarf and got a really nice result. I never knew how to do this knot without a scarf ring, so thank you!

  5. Thank you again. I have been wearing a scarf a certain way based on one of your previous tutorials, and it looks great. A way I would never have thought of myself.

  6. Your scarf-tying tutorials are by far the most fun on Youtube, because you always juxtapose them with such wonderful French music… it seems to lend a certain Gallic charm to the whole undertaking. C’est si bon!

  7. I so love your Scarf Friday tutorials and I love scarves. They add such zip to a wardrobe. The pleated number is tres elegante! May have to ask Santa for a pleated scarf. Thanks for the videos. They are delightful. Have a great weekend.

  8. I wasn’t wearing my scarves much because I really didn’t know what to do with them. My wardrobe is so much more interesting now that I am actually using them. Thank you so much!

  9. I love the scarf videos! Thank you so much for taking the time to make them. This one makes me want a pleated scarf; the bow was just lovely.

  10. Town and Country Mom – you’re very welcome, have fun!

    hostess – thanks so much. This one really is quite simple once you get the hang of it. That pink scarf is one of my favorites!

    itztru – thank you so much! I think the lipstick is Chanel’s “Intuitive”, one of my resurrections from the Dead Lipstick Graveyard that I’m glad I didn’t toss.

    Elizabeth – thanks! I think the sqaures are a bit more challenging in general. I’m so glad these are helpful!

    Barbara – oh, I’m so glad to hear that, thank you!

  11. Anonymous – I’m so happy to hear that you’re wearing your scarves. Thank you!

    metscan – thanks!

    Stephanie – great to know, thanks! I haven’t tried this with any of my oblong scarves, but I can see how it might work with some.

    reflections.latte – thanks so much! In some ways I find the pleated scarves easier to wear because there’s less fabric volume. Hope Santa brings you a nice one!

    Susan Tiner – thank you, and you too!

    Janey – I’m so glad these are helpful. Scarves can add such a nice touch to an ensemble.

    Nanette – that’s great to hear! Thank you!

    Katriona – thanks so much! I have such fun with the editing and choosing the music; it’s really a pleasure to work on.

    LBR – thank you, that’s great to hear. I think scarves have somehow achieved Big Mystery That Only French Women Know status when they’re actually quite simple to wear.

    Karen – thanks! I’ll bet you can do it, give it a try.

  12. Louise – thank you! A pleated scarf is a nice option; it’s quite a different look.

    Arabella – thanks so much!

    Duchesse – merci beaucoup. I love the “relaxed” aspect of this tie as well.

  13. Hello Pseu! Continue to love the tutorials, esp. the music. Was wonderig how you are enjoying the garden through the changing seasons?

  14. J.W. – You’re very welcome and I’m happy to know that they are helpful.

    Maravonda – thanks so much! Though it’s been a bit chilly to spend a lot of time outdoors, we’re still enjoying the look of the garden, and may have some oranges ready to pick soon!

  15. Lovely! I need to refine my methods of wearing large silk squares. i’m pretty good with rectangular scarves, but the squares still flummox me. This is a great idea.

  16. You’re gettin’ pretty slick with these tutorials! I’ll haul out my salmon Neige d’Antan and have a go.

  17. Again, thank you – I wore my fleur to last night’s Christmas party, and was appropriately complimented. This with a long, skinny scarf that I had never been able to tie properly before – no matter what I did, I always lost the pretty striped pattern in the folds. Now I can let it show!

  18. Deja Pseu, it’s been ages since I have commented but I wanted to say I am loving your scarf tutorials…and you are looking fabulous!

    Do you have a place your recommend for finding a plisse scarf? I can find some that have a few gentle pleats, but none that have the nice folds of yours from the video. ( I guess I should stop purchasing scarves from my local Urban Outfitters – LOL!) Also, what are your recommendations for storing scarves. I have about 25 but I struggle with organizing them in a good fashion and I find I tend to wear the same 4 over and over!