Tuesday, May 01, 2012

What to wear with a scarf: Hermès Belles du Mexique in blue, grey & rose

It would be so easy to build an entire wardrobe around these shades of rose, grey, taupe, coral, peach and slate blue...

Taupe dress – D&G, taupe open-toe pumps – Rupert Sanderson, taupe sweater – J. Brand, satin pants – Acne, taupe oxfords - Camper

Angora cardigan – Stine Goya, grey suede flats – Corso Como, grey dress – Love Moschino, cream sweater – La Garconne, faded pink jeans – Isabel Marant, Taupe short boots – Tilly Rose

Coral knot-front top – Dorothy Perkins, denim skirt – MAJE, sandals – Musa, biker jacket – All Saints, white espadrilles – Andre Assous, white dress – Giambattista Valli

Sweater – Rag & Bone, charcoal skirt – Narciso Rodriguez, charcoal boots – Clarks, grey tee – Organic by John Patrick, silver jeweled flip flops – Dorothy Perkins, cropped jeans – J. Brand


  1. I love the last one the most! Very well done!

  2. It is interesting how you represent an entirely neutral look, you incorporate a pastel look, you have a "bright" look you have work looks and you have casual looks. You are educating us ... but in such en entertaining way. Susan in WA

  3. I really love this subtle and subdued palette. In a world of very brights, this shimmers like pearls. You always know how to take pastels and make them sophisticated, not sugary. Thanks once again.

  4. A few months back you actually used a few paintings to build collections/options around..I can see now how using just one piece like this lovely scarf allows you to build a skillfully crafted wardrobe of pieces that complement each other, builds off something you love and have invested in (Hermes) and suits a wide range of functions-from fun to elegant and even a playful mix. It does feel more like "design" than I realized. And suddenly (banging head with palm of hand)"story boards" make such sense! If you wouldn't pull together a hodgepodge in your living room and expect it to be welcoming and comfortable and last for years and reflect you/family---then why on earth not spend a bit of time to plan your clothes buying/wearing? It really isn't about quantity at all...oh my. I have so much to learn. Thank you again. Dorothy

    1. I agree with Karen! And I do love the collection, too.

  5. Very lovely! I love the peaches and corals! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Beautiful! This is the pink and grey I've been craving, and working in the peach and beige is perfect! You are amazing.

  7. A lovely collection, Vivienne - I'm almost tempted to recast my entire wardrobe. It's such a fresh look and an interesting range of colours. How inventive you are!