Friday, September 02, 2011

Build a Capsule Wardrobe Starting with a Scarf: Tiffany feather peacock shawl

shawl: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Blazer – Moschino, Cardigan – Inhabit, tee – American Vintage, Shirt – Costume National, Tweed skirt – L.K. Bennett, Plaid pants – Marni, Jeans – Save Khaki, Scarf – Hermès

Blouse – Aubin & Wills, Trench – Burberry, Coat – Isabel Marant, dress – Phase Eight, Pants –  3.1 Phillip Lim, Skirt – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Turtleneck – D&G Dolce & Gabbana, Cardigan - Modstrom

DressMissoni M, Cardigan – Missoni M, plum tee shirt – T by Alexander Wang, gray sweater – J. Crew, ¾ sleeve top – Max Mara, pants – House of Fraser, Shirt – J. Crew, floral silk blouse – L’Agence

Gray pearl earrings – J.C. Penney, square scarf – Hermès, blue quilted bag – Marc Jacobs, silver hoop earrings – MICHAEL Michael Kors, bracelet & ring – Alexis Bittar,  single stone necklace – Banana Republic, labradorite stud earrings – David Tishbi, brooch – 1928, watch – Ice, suede pumps – Miu Miu, sandals – Anya Hindmarch, gray loafers – Sperry, floral scarf, paisley scarf – Liberty of London, jeweled scarf - Bajra


  1. This is one of the most beautiful color palattes I've seen! Wow! I want it all.

  2. Hi Vivienne,
    I would love for you to help me with my wardrobe.
    I am a woman of a certain age working in a creative field, and casual office. I want to look appropriate, chic, but maybe slightly quirky! Comfort is essential, I am a tropical woman, I get hot easily. I prefer to anchor with black and grey. Any suggestions are apprciated!

  3. Magnifique. Gorgeous gorgeous wardrobe. You have an amazing talent for this. I wish I could click through and buy!

  4. Such gorgeous colors and textures. This is another one of my favorites!

  5. Was so taken with the shawl, I ordered it! I think I will consider the shawl my New Winter Coat! Hope we get a little winter weather in Texas this year. Teal blue is going to be my theme color for this fall and winter. I realized I have bought several items for my simple wardrobe in this wonderful hue. Thanks, Vivienne

  6. LOVE these colors together! Wonderful. xxBliss

  7. This weekend I read this article about how to make a living from a blog: Vivienne, could this be you? The manufacturers of the clothes you select ought to be very keen to sponsor you - I'm assuming you hadn't already thought of this but here is the link, in case you were interested:

    Love this, but haven't a single existing match. Where to start if you have limited funds?!!!!

  8. Brilliant. These are my colours! I wouldn't call those petrol blue, more what I call a French blue, but never mind. I have been considering a different sort of palate change. For most of my life my hair was some dark to light shade of blonde, mostly ash/dishwater but as a child my hair had reddish highlights in the sun (how that worked, I'm not sure). A hairdresser once told me I could pull off dark auburn, my mother's (chosen) hair colour and after I retired I went for that. I've enjoyed it immensely; my eyes have always been on the grey side of blue, but with auburn hair they are very blue for a change! However, I have been wondering at what age I should consider going grey, or at least back to blondish. At some point the dark colour will no longer work. So, I have been considering my (very few) clothes purchases with this potential change in mind. Just a thought for you in case you were ever casting about for something else to write about.