Sunday, January 31, 2016

The 70cm*70cm Hermés scarf

Dear readers, are you into the Hermés scarfs?

You know I'm a sucker for beauty of all kind and I tend to always be amazed by the perfection of the handcraft and the exclusive patterns and buy them from time to time but they tend to stay in their boxes since I always feel it's too much to add one. Honestly, they give me too much of a "lady-like" touch - something I really don't enjoy at all. Elegance in a way I don't feel comfortable with, like if I was overdressed or tried to hard.


Not that I care about trends that much but could not help to see on many fashion shows lately, the little 45cm and 70cm (the classical is the 90cm*90cm) being worn very casually, to a t-shirt or just under shirt, but very effortless and I decided to give it a try again. I mean, just look at this one, "The Savana dance" it's called, so chic. I will really try to make small scarfs more into my everyday style. The 90*90 could be to big for this purpose but 45cm or 70cm, might just be what I need and this one luckily is just that size (70cm).

The 70cm is also better for the summer in my hair, but when we still have winter here I prefer using it around my neck in one way or another. I posted a picture yesterday at my Instagram (stina_auer) where I matched it with a pair of edgy Givenchy boots, jeans and a black knitted sweater, but honestly, it felt a little odd.

How do you wear it or do you wear it?


18 comments:

  1. Stina--That scarf is great! I'm thinking about the red colorway for my birthday scarf. Try a cowboy knot or a snowball knot (will keep it from being too dangling). I love 70s and gavroches. I wear a scarf just about every day. I am around your Mom's age and if wearing a scarf adds 20 years then I look damn good for 77! An ascot knot or and man's tie knot are easy. I think the tie knot can be sort of sexy if kept loose. And the 70 in vintage silk is perfect for that. I highly recommend Mai Tai's Picturebook. Check out her blog. You'll never look at scarves the same way again! Plus the ladies in the comment section are really welcoming.

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    1. Dear Marla, it's so delightful to hear that I'm not the only "elderly lady" following Stina's blog :) I just turned 50 and even though Stina is like 15 years younger than me, I still feel this blog is totally my cup of tea. But still it sometimes crosses my mind that am I just little old for this :)
      I really enjoy your blog Stina, so thank you for it!

      Minna from Helsinki, Finland

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    2. Age is just a number, some of my 60+ patients are more young and vivid in their mind then my 25 year old patients.

      Thanks for following!

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    3. I totally agree with you, age is eventually just a number. And isn't it such a richness too that we are a bunch of women (and men)in different ages, from different cultures and backgrouds following this blog and sharing our thoughts with each other!

      Enjoy your day, Stina! (despite of the greyness and darkness of the Nordic winter, which seems to be at it's worst just now at least here in Finland).

      Minna

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  2. With your style you will never look as a lady like dear Stina !
    It depends which knot you make and the way you have done is perfect. Personally as a very throat'délicate person, (I also like the H shawls, the smaller H carrés, etc, all of them in fact
    I use them often in differenly way of knot and sure its not too classic neither for sure. I prefer the big H shawls to protect my throat and also they dont look old classic lady.......
    Hugs

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    1. Dera Uta, I do think that I quite easily look lika allay, in the bad way you know, too classic, pretentious and boring.
      I prefer the big GM shawls also, but 1, they are very expensive, and 2, they are very big!

      Hugs,
      stina

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  3. Hi Stina. I think its about the pattern, they are beautiful and exquisite but if theres a lot of detail I think it can be to lady like. My sister have very blue eyes and she has one that has more of a geometric pattern in blue colors, she wears it around her neck with a cashmere sweater and jeans and it look effortless and chic. I found this page maybe it can be helpful, I think a lot of these women carry them very well and not lady like. Hope it can be of inspiration: https://no.pinterest.com/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=hermes+scarf+outfit&term_meta%5B%5D=hermes%7Cautocomplete%7C1&term_meta%5B%5D=scarf%7Cautocomplete%7C1&term_meta%5B%5D=outfit%7Cautocomplete%7C1

    KR Lina

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    1. Very true! Maybe I should go for less colorful one even though they tend to let my keys wonder ...

      great link! Thank you!

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  4. I also had a problem with My Hermes scarfs, untill I found the one in perfect colourcombination for me. And it turns out it's the only one I use. For me I can't have the ones in sweet colours, the one I love is in black, white, grey and mustard and I wear it with allot of black like slim black pants, really high heels and a t-shirt or shirt combined with preferable a black blazer, leatherjacket or a coat that is not to sweet if I need to have something over the top. I always fold it like a triangle and tie it lose arround My neck more hanging over My chest or wrap it ones more arround the neck but always let it hang abit loose.

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    1. Think that's very true, see the answer above! Thank you

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  5. I tie knots in them and wear them as necklaces in summer and as scarves in my hair too. In winter I like t were them too and Maitai is my go to for inspiration. Love the colours and the pattern. x

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  6. Dear Stina, I like to wear the scarf (90 cm) with a white blouse, jeans and nice heels or riding boots. And of course also during winter to add some colour! You also got a nice one!

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    1. Yes, but for me, with the H riding boots it would nearly become too classic. It can be super elegant, just that I feel it doesn't suit me to be so lady like.

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  7. Dear Stina, one needs a certain je ne sais quoi to pull wearing scarfs off. If combined in a chic, effortless way they can be a beautiful thing that completes your outfit. I like these combinations: https://instagram.com/p/7-rzg-QINe/ & https://instagram.com/p/BA74awJSeY_/
    What do you think?
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    DJ

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    1. I love both styles on how to wear them, very good choices, very me! Thank you!

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  8. Love a Hermes scarf, I think they are so beautiful. Funny you wrote this because my next one will be the smaller 70 cm which is great for everyday.
    But I wear my 90cm scarves quite a bit, with a tee shirt and jeans normally, and maybe a little jacket. I like them with a plain sweater, jeans, a jacket with good riding boots even for hiking, also I layer them with my pearls. They are works of art but very useful and such good quality, I wear them as often as I can.
    I also love the Maxi Twilly because they are great as a sash with a dress, I wear them that way often, or loose around the neck with a simple outfit of slim pants and a cashmere sweater.
    I also follow MaiTai, her blog is great and her style is very inspiring.
    I would love to see you style your Hermes scarves, they are so great with basics and very easy for a busy life. xo

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    1. Thank you for all nice tips. I know Maitai but even though she is beautiful,, she is slightly too conservative and elegant in my style. But she do know how to use all things starting with an H for sure!

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