I used to be so afraid of colour and pattern that I avoided them entirely – what a waste! With age comes a certain confidence (if nothing else …) and I ventured in both colour and pattern starting with those that I always liked such as blues, yellows and pinks to lift my beloved neutrals of navy, tans and whites. Now I find myself mixing everything and loving it. These two scarves were bought separately a long time apart and only recently did I see how the colours are echoed in both – the magic of Hermès! Continue reading
An important element in my wardrobe is my scarf collection. I’ve always loved scarves and used to wear them since I was a young teen. The Hermès 90cm above is a very useful colourway for me. I’ve had so many compliments from a range of different age groups of women including a little lady of 4 yrs old! Although the green is khaki, I love it with navy such is the magic of Hermès colours. I’ve been wearing my trusted brown brogues all Winter when I’m not in boots. They kind of balance out the femininity of the scarf. This is typical of how I wear a scarf – slung on! Honestly I don’t feel the need to try out lovely knots, folds and pleats.
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Hermès Les Jardins d’Armenie shawl, cashmere cardi, cashmere Max Mara dress and coat
The best way I like to wear vintage these days is casually, with simple dresses and skirts or jeans. These two pieces are a vintage tweed coat by Wetherall and a Miel alligator Hermès Cordeau bag also here. Continue reading
We have been so very busy the last few weeks, sorry for not responding to your replies! But took time to appreciate the blooms in the garden. Well, it will be an even busier next few weeks so wanted to pop in for a quick Hello … Continue reading
We can’t help but be affected by the death of Prince and so many other notable celebrities lately. I went to see in concert in Wembley in the early 90’s and still remember exactly what a I wore: black organdi tee, Vivienne Westwood hotpants, Woldford dark grey shimmer opaque tights and black suede ankle strap sandals by Charles Jourdan. We were quite close to the stage and had a great view. I am enjoying my own Purple Phase even more in his memory.
Maybe it was bound to happen, there is a limit to the amount of neutrals one can wear and even though I thought I had a ‘neutral’ wardrobe, colour and print live there too. [Sorry, yes that is a plastic bag hanging off my tree in the background – we are weeding and trimming in the garden.] Continue reading