Thursday, April 30, 2009

Messenger of Orange Dreams -- Hermes SS09

I love Hermes boxes. There is something magical about those plain, tangerine-coloured boxes -- they open, and something colourful and luxurious and complex emerges. Orange is such an underrated colour. There are two scarves from the current Hermes season which incorporate shades of tangerine that I'm loving, and I can't decide which one I like best...

1. La Rosee -- this one is so striking unfolded! I love roses, the look and the smell and the taste. If you have never had anything rose-flavoured, you should try it (you can find rose syrup or nectar at a lot of specialty grocery stores). It's sweet and tart and delicate all at once.

2. Fantaisie Pittoresque -- this one is my current favourite. It reminds me of French toile fabric, and is available in Dutch blue as well (but I like it best in the orange and red).

Here it is folded in the blue variation:
People think of silk scarves as a bit matronly, but I disagree. Elegance isn't matronly. Over a pair of faded blue jeans and a white tank top, with big sunglasses and your hair pulled back, or knotted around the neck for a work-safe alternative to funky jewellery...

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