I have too many scarves. It's just that simple - when I'm looking for a specific one, I struggle to find it, and I wander past a LOT of beautiful scarves that aren't getting the love and attention they deserve.
So I decided to clean up!
For no really good reason I can think of, I decided to choose 10 scarves to send out into the world. And from there, my methodology was bizarre, but effective...
First off, I got to thinking about how there are really only two kinds of clothes - good ones and bad ones. You can define these two terms however you like, but for me, good means good fabric, well constructed, by people who are paid a decent wage and work in decent surroundings, and which are sold by people who are also treated with respect and dignity.
And then, secondly, clothes fall into the camp of being suitable for you - your style, your taste, and your life - or being unsuitable.
So with two criteria, we get four quadrants. (yes, I love graphs...)
But in nobody's life do these quadrants look like this...
This is more like life in the modern clothing retail world - a ton of stuff that's not worth your attention, a fair number of things that appeal but that aren't right for you, and a wee corner of the world that's perfect for you...
And thus, I was able to see that, while my scarves are of good to excellent quality, they don't suit me. Some of them are perfect for me except that they are redundant for my needs i.e. WAAAAAY too much of a good thing...
So these are the scarves that I'm going to sell between now and the end of the year. (now you can start scheming which one you most want!) My plan is to do a blog post about each scarf, which will include more photographs of all the scarf details. I will build a wardrobe around the scarf, and ask that anyone interested in purchasing that specific scarf leave a comment explicitly stating their interest. (this way, people who don't want to buy the scarf can still leave comments and initiate discussions)
|Venice theme, from Frey Wille. Absolutely gorgeous. 2 shades of red. Contrast hem. NEVER worn. The equal to an Hermes scarf, in my humble opinion.|
|Les Instructions du Roy, from Hermes. Yes, it has spots on 1, and only 1, corner. Jacquard fabric, which is discontinued and thus increasingly precious. For a blond, summery person, this would be stunning.|
|Hermes L'Hiver, or Winter. It looks like a painting by Pieter Brughel the Elder. I adore this scarf with absurd levels of intensity, but it is all wrong colors for me. Very very old; soft suede-like feel to the fabric.|
|Another L'Hiver... Very old, very soft, very beautiful. If you wear denim and khaki, this scarf could be the answer to your Hermes dreams. It's age means that you can be a little bit less fanatic with it than you might be with a brand new scarf.|
|Soleil du Soie, or Sun of Silk, from Hermes. An obvious sign of my red, black and white addiction! The design is a radiant pattern of segments taken from other scarf designs - note the keys and tassels at the top, which come from the icon Les Clefs.|
|Napoleon. It has little bees woven into the fabric, which were, or course, one of Napoleon's signature emblems. The pink is warm, the details include a lot of brown and soft grey...|
|Another Les Instructions du Roy, with that amazing jacquard fabric of a mounted horseman. Pretty quintessentially my colors, and perfect for a "Winter" looking for a gorgeous scarf.|
Seven days later, I will choose someone at random to buy the scarf from me. This keeps the sales from being strictly "first come, first served", which is heavily biased against the West Coast of North America!
I hope you're all okay with this plan - if you have better suggestions, I'm always eager to make improvements that will help us all.
love love love,