Since the gloomy weather of the past few days here has made my scarf photos come out woefully dark, I took a look at my archive pics of scarfs as I’ve worn them in the past to show you.The first pic is of the 90 dip dye I have already shown you here, La Danse de Cheval Mawari makes for the softest thing one can wear around the neck. I sometimes think the colours washes me out a bit, but here it looks okay, if I say so myself. This is my only cotton scarf from Hermès, the magical Phoenix Mythiques motif in summery colours. The cotton also makes it very hardy and therefore great to travel with. This summer in Tuscany I plan to actually use it as a pareo, you only live once, after all… :) I wore the smoky blue large size scarf you see above in London for Neil’s Vanilla evening for Perfume Lovers London and despite not actually applying any perfume myself that day, it still smells of vanilla. Love that. Concours d’Etrières en vanille. This photo is of a scarf I owned for exactly two hours before I hotfooted it back to the boutique to exchange it. Lesson learned: the lightning in the Vienna boutique is NOT to be trusted. I wanted the tiger, but the colours were just not me. (I got the smoky blue dip dye instead that day and I never regretted this one.) La Songe de la Licorne – The Unicorn’s Dream. What a name! I don’t quite see why this design bears that particular name, but I love it anyway. This is a chameleon scarf, the colours – salmon, peach, rust and oatmeal – look different in every light. And finally, here is a photo of a 90 scarf (Mythiques Phoenix) half hidden in a cowl-neck sweater. I like this look since it makes a plain sweater more interesting and also keeps my skin away from wool, which makes me itch.
After this selfie assault on your senses, I want to show you a current obsession of mine that is neither very orginal nor very sensible. The Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. I am late to the hype, but I’m there with a vengeance. I dream of this bag at night and fantasize about it during the day. It is stupid to obsess over a piece of leather, but look – isn’t it pretty?
Mansur Gavriel is a young brand, just two years on the market, but they are perpetually sold out worldwide, since the simple and elegant bags seem to have hit a nerve with the fashion crowd. Their much friendlier pricepoint compared to other luxury brand bags helps too.
The bags are made of vegetable tanned leather in three shades (black, brandy, cammello) with coloured interiors. (There are saffiano and tumble leather versions too, all in three styles, bucket, tote and backpack in different sizes.)
The company’s official photos with flowers are too gorgeous. This is the bucket bag in Brandy/Raw.
Large Bucket bag in Black/Flamma.
Large Bucket bag in Cammello/Sun.
And for good measure… the tote (Large Tote in Cammello/Rosa). Sigh.
What do you think of the bags? Have you heard of them?
Have a lovely weekend,