Foulard de la semaine

Brrrr! For a few days mid-week we experienced a last (we hope) blast of l’hiver, and keeping the cold wind off my neck has been top priority. I’ve shown two different neck wraps here; the first highlights the more neutral aspects of this Les Amoureux de Paris (Lovers in Paris) carré, while the second keeps the ends free to pick up a pop of color from the border.

I love this scarf design: a map of Paris with lovers from different eras dancing and wooing across the arrondissements!
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  1. April 17, 2009 / 1:31 pm

    Lovely scarf. I like how you’ve tied it. I’m just now understanding how to maximize the looks of a scarf and change up the colors by the way you tie it. It’s amazing how they change looks so easily.

  2. April 17, 2009 / 1:52 pm

    Goegeous scarf!

    It’s actually colder there at this minute than in Toronto! The second tie is one I use a lot here in winter for warmth. And I see by Sunday you will be ready for sleeveless!

    Do you have any of the new silk triangle scarves? They are great for warm weather.

  3. April 17, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    Great both ways! And nice mix of neutrals. Is that a Pure cashmere ruffle cardigan? It’s awesome.

  4. April 17, 2009 / 2:02 pm

    Bonjour Madame – merci bien! Yes, I’ve found that one can change completement the entire look of a scarf just by how it’s folded and tied.

    Duchesse – thanks! Yes, I have one pointu, a pink and grey “Brides de Gala” which may seem some daylight soon if the weather goes as predicted.

  5. April 17, 2009 / 2:05 pm

    dana – thanks! Yes, it is the Pure cardigan. I love this sweater, and over the last two years have picked up three different colors in this style when they go on sale. I love that the ruffles are smaller, and so don’t overwhelm me.

  6. April 17, 2009 / 2:48 pm

    I love that scarf, too. Fair warning if I ever get close enough to get my little paws on that baby.

  7. April 17, 2009 / 3:16 pm

    Les femmes sont plus matures, parce qu’ils sont intéressants
    naturelles, a vécu et expérimenté, pour se démarquer!

  8. Sue
    April 17, 2009 / 5:21 pm

    Pretty! I particularly like the soft, subtle look of the first tie.

  9. April 17, 2009 / 5:58 pm

    I like the ruffles on the sweater!

  10. April 17, 2009 / 8:14 pm

    I have this same scarf in pink, it is one of my favorites. I love yours and it looks lovely on you.

  11. Sal
    April 17, 2009 / 4:00 pm

    Love the mix of colors in that scarf.

  12. Daffodil Planter
    April 17, 2009 / 4:51 pm

    I love it when you describe the Hermes pattern.

    Is there a previous post that teaches us how to do that first tie?

  13. La Belette Rouge
    April 17, 2009 / 8:01 pm

    Hey, don’t you have that gorgeous sweater in black? I think I recognize it.

  14. April 18, 2009 / 1:25 pm

    Style Spy – 😀 Actually, I think you can go to and put on a wishlist.

    Dollystar – merci bien!

    Sal – thanks!

  15. April 18, 2009 / 1:28 pm

    Daffodil – thanks. I keep meaning to get a tripod so I can do some tutorials. Maybe I’ll try to pick one up today. This wrap is pretty simple. Just fold the scarf diagonally into an oblong, drape around the neck with the ends in front, twist the ends twice and then pull to the back and tie.

    Sue – thank you.

    WendyB – thanks!

  16. April 18, 2009 / 1:30 pm

    LBR – thanks, and yes, my habit of finding something I like and buying in multiple colors once again at work here.

    celiajuno – pink?? I’ll bet it’s absolutely gorgeous in pink! And thank you very much.

    PhantomMinuet – thank you.

  17. April 18, 2009 / 1:31 pm

    Couture Allure – me too! I find I’m much more comfortable if the weather is at all cool if my neck is covered.

  18. April 18, 2009 / 3:53 pm

    I have scarves. Rarely do I wear them. I don’t feel natural in them for some reason. How come everyone else can look so chic in them I wonder and I don’t think that I do. Am I missing the scarf gene?

  19. April 18, 2009 / 6:25 pm

    Lia – I don’t believe in a “scarf gene.” When I first began playing with scarves, it took lots of experimentation and practice before I felt that they looked like an organic part of my ensemble. Start with your smaller, softer scarves and just play. Find out what feels comfortable for you and try with different ensembles. I do find that keeping the rest of the ensemble simple helps. Good luck!

    Paul Pincus – thank you!

  20. Couture Allure Vintage Fashion
    April 18, 2009 / 11:33 am

    Beautiful! I always find if my neck is warm, I’m warm. Funny how that works.

  21. Karen
    April 19, 2009 / 2:20 am

    Look how pretty you are! Your lips are amazing! When I see you in May I want to show you one of my textbooks, there is a section in there on creative scarf tying you have to see! If you had a teeny rubber band, Pseu, a whole new world in Foulard Tying would be opened up to you! You should see the things you can do, including making a blouse out of one of your Hermes!

  22. Karen
    April 19, 2009 / 2:21 am

    Anybody want to do an Hermes scarf trade? I have one in blues and white that isn’t quite right on me. I don’t know why!

  23. April 19, 2009 / 1:15 pm

    Imogen – thanks!

    Karen – thanks, you are too kind! I’d love to get some inspiration from your book, am looking forward to seeing it. Style Spy did some versions a while back using her Hermès scarf to make a blouse and she looked smashing! A trade you say? Hmm, let’s discuss!

    Sallymandy – thanks, so glad you enjoy.

  24. sallymandy
    April 19, 2009 / 7:28 am

    I love your foulards de la semaine! I was just thinking about them today as I was trying an innovative way to tie a scarf (it didn’t work too well). Thanks for these fun posts, and for your recent visit.

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