Friday, October 19, 2012

Paris: scarf shopping at Crimson



Crimson is an absolutely irresistible, tiny little Paris shop that specializes in cashmere.  A dreadful temptation...

The above is a close-up of the scarf I purchased.  It's a bit sheer-ish, and it's FIVE FEET WIDE, and SEVEN FEET LONG...  It is about the most gorgeous thing I've ever owned; it looks great with black, delicious with grey, and I have a hunch I'll be able to wear it for decades.  

I could have bought another sweater, or another dress, but this scarf will outlast anything like that, and will remain gorgeous long after another piece of clothing is forgotten!

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful... and I want you on my next shopping trip. You really know where to find all the pretty things. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Forgot to add that I hope you find a denim skirt very soon. I bought an EF straight to knee denim skirt about two years ago and never felt that I styled it just right. You surely could come up with an idea or two???

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  2. What a stunning scarf! Great choice. I'm bookmarking this shop for our next Paris visit.

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  3. What a truly beautiful scarf. I am envious

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  4. Lovely scarf and I can just imagine how delicious it must feel around your neck! Thank you for not making us wait to see what you bought. Exceeds what I had imagined. Can we see it styled, pretty please.

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  5. Wow it looks beautiful...
    I love the feathery pops of colour.
    If it's as sheer as you say you'll be able to wrap it a few times without too much bulk.

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  6. Gorgeous and you can do sooooo much with these colors. Love it!

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  7. Stunning scarf and worth time investment. Love it.

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  8. Heavenly! It's as though the feathers could be blown off.

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  9. thanks for this tip. I'll be in Paris for Christmas and will be sure to stop by this shop. The scarf is beautiful and a wise pick.

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  10. That scarf is really a thing of beauty. Delicious color and pattern. I can imagine if it's somewhat sheer, how the width and length of it can be shaped into all sorts of looks without bulk. Fun!

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  11. Any chance of pictures of you wearing it???

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  12. Magically beautiful scarf that must feel fantastic! (I know Crimson, but never associated it with prints.) Reminds me of Hermés "Plumes", (which is made in the cashmere shawl version) but in a deeper/brighter palette. IMO this is what shopping abroad should be, a standout piece rather than many bits and pieces of just okay quality.

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  13. lovely; you'll use that forever!!

    in lieu of travelling to Paris, one could buy a couple of yards of silk chiffon in a good fabric store...of course, it helps to know how to do a hand-rolled hem (and to have to patience to sit down and do it)...

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    1. Jean, here is a video from Hermes showing how to do a hand rolled hem. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bcVQFmBCCA0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbcVQFmBCCA0

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    2. Or just Google "Hermes hand rolled hem video" lol

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    3. Great idea. I have done that once. I swore to make a few more. It actually turned out well. Better go check my fabric stash. I think I still have one or two unfinished ones. There is another video on the subject from someone who showed all the steps, including pre-stitching on machine a straight seam that gets hidden under the hand-rolled edge. She did this to avoid unraveling while hand sewing, as it is necessary to hold the fabric rather taut while sewing.

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  14. Absolutely stunning! I hope you let us know how you will tie this scarf when you wear it! Lovely!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! More stunning than I had even imagined it would be. Just gorgeous!

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  16. So gorgeous, I would love to see an image of you wearing it!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  17. What a beautiful and stunning scarf! I agree, you will be able to wear it for ages and with it, it will bring memories of a lovely trip back to you :-) Have a very HAPPY week :-)

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  18. This scarf looks amazing! I just found your blog and had to check it out because my name is Vivienne. Nice to meet you, Janice!

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  19. So, so, so beautiful and very versatile. Love it!

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