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Paris Loot – les foulards!

The only scarf I actually set out to buy was this Eric Bompard cashmere (listed on their website as “Fine Lace Stole;” look under “Accessories/Voile Scarves”). I’d picked up one in a vivid orange on our last Paris visit and loved it, and wanted another one in a more neutral and subdued color. I love these scarves! They are soft, lightweight and provide warmth without bulk. The color I chose this time is called “Oregano Green” but it’s actually more of a soft, light teal or seafoam.This Gerard Darel scarf was an impulse buy. I’d seen it at one of the department stores, but didn’t pick it up when I was there. Later I was looking for it in one of the GD boutiques, but they’d sold out of the larger shawl size and this one is actually the child’s size. But I think it works, non?
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19 Comments

  1. aaonce
    November 5, 2009 / 2:23 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the color on you. How does the color work next to your leopard print sweater? Thank you for introducing us to this brand. I will be sure to add a few things from it to my Christmas list.

  2. November 5, 2009 / 3:40 pm

    I adore Eric Bompard knitwear. Tomorrow when I am in Brussels I will drop by the store. He has a very nice leopardprint shawl, on the website sold out. I hope it is still on sale in the store.
    But I can try my luck at Gerard Darel’s too.
    I have to shop for my wedding on december the 29th. It is fun, but trying. So much choice.
    About Dove: it is with Roger & Gallet (bois d’orange!) my favourite showergel and bodylotion (Body silk moisturizing cream, mmm).
    In my experience soap is much more dehydrating to the skin than le gel douche.
    You have accumulated a very nice loot, Pseu.

  3. LaurieAnn
    November 5, 2009 / 7:16 pm

    Your new scarves are just lovely on you. When my family travels we are usually cramming the clothing of three people into two suitcases so I’m limited to purchasing only what I can bring home in my carry-on. This has made scarves my default travel purchase which has worked out well for me.

    I am glad to see that you and DH had such a wonderful time on your recent trip to Paris. I wish you many happy returns.

  4. November 5, 2009 / 7:21 pm

    It definitely works. Personally, I think the size is beautiful and it keeps your beloved theme going because you ARE the leopard girl.

    I agree, love those Bompard scarves, in fact love waaaay too much chez eux.

    My scarf came I tied. . . I’m sick.

  5. November 5, 2009 / 7:24 pm

    Oooops, that was supposed to be untied. Complete sentence: My scarf came untied. (Tear drop)

  6. November 5, 2009 / 7:38 pm

    Great choices! Eric Bompard’s web site is an efficient and easy, if anyone would like one. They will also send ou the hard copy catalog with little ‘bits’ of yarn.

  7. November 5, 2009 / 10:22 pm

    Wonderful foulards – particularly the teal greeny one – wonderful colour for you too… I love them both though being tres partial to a little leopard too…

  8. November 5, 2009 / 10:46 pm

    Would you mind stopping by whenever I need something tied? Because these are quite remarkable. And no, step by step instructions don’t help me! I’m a tie failure.

  9. Sal
    November 5, 2009 / 3:16 pm

    Both are just gorgeous. And I’m sure they’ll get extra love and attention since they’ll bring back fond memories of Paris!

  10. La Belette Rouge
    November 5, 2009 / 3:48 pm

    Both of these are so great on you. Perfect colours on you.

  11. November 6, 2009 / 2:07 am

    Those are wonderful. That cachmere pussycat one is so lovely and subtle. The child’s size is fine, though I’d want the larger one in our frozen waste.

  12. metscan
    November 5, 2009 / 6:55 pm

    The top one is my favorite on you. Cashmere, indeed. It settles so nicely; looks like it is just meant to be tied that way.

  13. November 6, 2009 / 3:39 am

    aaonce – thank you! The teal looks fabulous with leopard print.

    Sal – thanks!

    Glou – Thank you. I saw that shawl too on the website, but didn’t see it in the store we visited. I hope they have one for you.

  14. November 6, 2009 / 3:42 am

    LBR – merci beaucoup!

    metscan – yes, it is easy to tie and stays in place nicely. These are really fabulous scarves.

    Laurie Ann – thank you! Scarves make great souvenirs. I now deliberately pack so that I leave about 1/3 of the available room in the suitcase for other souvenirs. This time we bought lots of mustards, vinegars and wines which couldn’t be brought in carry-ons, so I was glad I’d used this strategy.

  15. November 6, 2009 / 3:45 am

    tishjett – merci! I’ll send you photos so you can re-tie it yourself. It’s super easy, I promise!

    Duchesse – I’ve been tempted by some of their sweaters but we never seem to have time when we’re visiting the store to try anything on. How do their sizes run?

    Frugal Scholar – thanks! I really love this color!

  16. November 6, 2009 / 3:48 am

    Anoninoz – thanks! I think between these two, I can wear with just about everything in my closet.

    WendyB – Sure, I’ll be right over!

    lagatta – thank you. I think the smaller one was actually a better choice for me, as I don’t frequently need to bundle up that much.

  17. Frugal Scholar
    November 5, 2009 / 8:11 pm

    Love the Bompard! The colors are all so tempting, but you picked the perfect one for your coloring.

  18. November 6, 2009 / 10:05 pm

    I love the way you tied that green scarf. You have a way with them. It’s a beautiful piece.

  19. November 7, 2009 / 8:35 am

    Bought the last leopard shawl in the house at Bompards in Brussels yesterday! And a blacksilk/cashmere v-neck sweater.
    That was nice.
    Pseu, I admire the way you tie a scarve.
    That green looks wonderful on you.

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