Monday, January 13, 2014

Wearing Hermes Grands Fonds Silk Scarf All Year - January through June

Hermes Grands Fonds (great depths) isn't available except in the vintage market, but it's worth hunting for one!  These shades of blue give you all kinds of possibilities for combining colors that you might have never before considered.

Two quick notes:

  1. I love doing these, and doing Start with Art.  Please keep sending me suggestions for both, as long as you're not utterly weary of seeing art bought to fashion life.
  2. Please do NOT think that I will only work with Hermes scarves - far from it!  I'm "in process" on some other scarves, and would welcome any scarf suggestion accompanied with a good photograph, or a link to a clear image!
Love,
Janice


Scarf – Hermes Grands Fonds, sleeveless tunic – Emporio Armani, cardigan- Fedeli, navy pants – Phase Eight, navy loafers – Aerosoles,  earrings – Chen Fuchs, clutch – Georgina Skalidi, dress – Lands’ End, pumps – Vince Camuto



Scarf – Hermes Grands Fonds, navy sweater – Closed, jeans – Roy Rogers, bracelet – Elyona, suede loafers – Joie, sea blue earrings – YooLatote bag – TSM, silk blouse – 0039 Italy,  ankle pants – Lafayette 148, flats – Sartore



Scarf – Hermes Grand Fonds, earrings – Marco Bicego, dress – Patagonia,  bag – M Missoni, sandalsCape Cod Shoe Supply Co.,blue sleeveless top – Alexander Terekhov, khaki shorts – L.L.Bean, bracelet – Tom Binns, sandals - Modcloth



The last six months are up tomorrow...

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH

19 comments:

  1. Janice, I love the ideas since blue is one of my colors. How would you wear the scarf with the Patagonia dress? I can't wear anything wrapped around my neck, too confining for me, and I would want to show the front of the dress.

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    1. Maybe as a bracelet? Tied in your hair? Any other ideas?

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    2. would look wonderful as a hairband pulling your hair back, also tied around the handle of your bag...

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    3. At the waist. Fold on the diagonal until about 3 inches wide. Wrap arpund waist and either just tie it or get a decorative belt buckle of the kind without the spike (or with the spike removed) and feed the two ends in from opposite directions and pull to the desired tightness.

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    4. Thanks for the ideas.

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  2. Love the idea of a scarf as a bracelet. I have a few square scarves inherited from my mother that are just too small to wear around my neck. But around my wrist? Tres chic!!

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  3. Love these blues. Looking forward to the rest of the year.

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  4. I love these and the art ones. My problem is the art I love is usually in my colors but much too light. However, as I've studied what you've posted, I've learned that I love art that is soft and medium/lower contrast, which is how I should be dressing (but in deeper tones than the art I prefer).

    Then again, I've learned much from your Chic Sightings and ...well, everything!

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  5. I love all of these too. So much inspiration here. Beautiful inspirations, indeed.

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  6. I'm glad that you love creating them, because I love reading them! My only problem is that with each new color combination, I think "Okay, THAT'S my favorite." I can't commit to a color theme for my wardrobe, because each new collection makes me forget my previous ones. P.S. I think March's outfit is my personal favorite.

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  7. Love the brighter, deeper tones of blue and accents of gold. Would love to have each and every item listed. Off to explore my closet for available substitutions. Waiting (im)patiently for the next six months!

    Deb in Kentucky

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  8. I've loved all of your posts under Start with Art, though some haven't been in my best colours, but I could definitely see myself wearing the clothes in this one! Keep up the good work!

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  9. Hi Janice,

    Thank you for doing this so promptly for my wonderful Ebay find. I am busy making a navy jacket and will look for some silks in other brighter blues as you show for tops.

    Deb in Vancouver ( Hi to Deb in Kentucky)

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  10. I do love those rich blues. It's also cheering to see summer outfits and think that it will be warm again one day. I can't quite imagine it now...

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  11. What would you do with these scarves I found on Boticca?
    http://boticca.com/estherbonte/brume/16350/
    http://boticca.com/estherbonte/couture-silk-scarf/25542/

    p.s. have you heard of mm lafleur? Based on what I read on your blog, you may like the concept (and the fact that the clothes are made in NYC), not to mention beautiful. I found out about her recently and immediately thought, "I have to tell Janice!" which is hilarious because we've never met but I read your blog almost every day.

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  12. Love this start with..... But the scarf/art could be anything. A favorite top, skirt, doesn't matter what it is. Mine is a dress, way to short and tight now. But I love the colors in it. I take a small piece with me when I go shopping to get the right color. Now everything (nearly) goes. THANK YOU. Trudy in Oz

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  13. Hi Janice,
    I love these ideas - you are so patient and meticulous!
    Recently I bought a scarf that reproduces this painting by van Gogh, so I'd love it if you could fit it into your series.
    http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/index.jsp?page=2679&collection=1282&lang=en I'm afraid you have to zoom to see all the colours (the boats and signature have some rusty red). This page has a slightly larger version that seems to reproduce vG's colours quite well http://www.vangoghreproductions.com/paintings/1888-19.html

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  14. Your work is lovely. I would love to see a capsule based on one of these paintings by Vermeer https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492370171731237011/, or https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492370171731237008/, or https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492370171731237012/
    Thank you so much.

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