Thursday, December 20, 2012

pegasus

i am a self-professed geek: comic books, mythology, sci-fi, etc. we were at a party recently and the guys all stood around talking about the "man of steel" trailer, and were taken aback that it was me, not my husband that commented in detail on it. i also can't wait to read "game of thrones" which my brother-in-law got for me, during my time off. but, i digress. this post is about pegasus, the winged horse from greek mythology and symbol of wisdom and inspiration. in S/S 2011, Hermès released le Pégase d'Hermès, by artist Christian Renonciat. the print is inspired by Da Vinci as you can see with the blueprint schematics and script. i loved it for many reasons: not just the symbolism of the print, but also the inspiration from a great artist, and the striking colours. there were several colourways but the ultraviolet combination simply took my breath away.

it took me a long time to find this, and it evaded me several times. ultimately, it was all thanks to my wonderful and thoughtful friend G who found me this unicorn. it is my second Hermès scarf, because while they are all stunning and beautiful, it is no small feat to tie it well. i'm still practising - and fighting off hubby who feels it is art, and "because it is art, it should be hung, not worn". step away from my precious, honey, step away - please and thank you. (trying to do my best gollum voice) :)





outfit - blazer: j crew, old, similar here; top: burberry, old; pants: banana republic sloan pants, similar here and here; shoes: christian louboutin batik ron rons.

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  1. The colours really are exquiste, I cannot tie scarves to save my life, they are wasted on me.

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    1. thank you T! i am a klutz myself, so this does try my patience. i will not let it win though! LOL. :)

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  2. What a beautiful design! I love Hermes' more unique designs and this is no different (I'm definitely working on the Ex libris en kimonos as well!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. thank you CNCL!! i hope we can be kimonos twins soon!! hermes makes truly amazing prints! xox

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  3. Lovely scarf and nothing like an accessory to give a neutral outfit a pop of color! :)

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    1. thank you dear!! the purple is just spectacular!

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  4. Gorgeous scarf P. The colors are so lush and vibrant! hahaah the part about you and your hubby was funny and cute P! xoxo, Phoebe

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    1. thank you Phoebe! ya, we are a pack of wise guys here. never boring!! :P

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  5. I am with Tabitha, I just don't know what to do with an 'inside' scarf, I only wear the 'outside' ones, but this one is so beautiful in itself, I could just stare at it. Maybe your husband is right ;)
    The colors look so good with your hair and coloring, I love it.

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    1. thank you ajc!! i won't tell him anyone here said he could be right. lol. but i totally agree with you that the print is so gorgeous, i can stare at it all day too.

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  6. Wow it is beautiful..I think I agree with the hubby...I would hang it up as art! :)

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    1. thank you jessica!! he does make a good case for it!! thank you for coming by! xox

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  7. So beautiful on you; great print and colors! I have some gorgeous Hermes scarves that I don't know how to tie. Totally copying you now. Thanks for the ideas P!

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    1. aw yay!! i'm happy to have provided some ideas.. now i need to scour the knotting cards and practice more. :D

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  8. this is a gorgeous scarf - hermes just does them so right!

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    1. thank you Laura!! the print is just one of my favourites - i love how hermes comes up with these unique prints.

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  9. I love the colour combination on this scarf. It's simply stunning!

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    1. thank you SO much Carol!! i appreciate you coming to my blog!!

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  10. Beautiful color! & that Pegasus is darling~

    xoxo
    EV
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    1. thank you EV! the print is just so intricate!

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  11. Oh my gosh, not only is the color stunning but the design is just beautiful. I love how you let your scarf take center stage in this look and rightly so!

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    1. thank you so much workout! and thank you for your kind comments! xox

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  12. Stunning!! My curiosity is now relieved, hehe. Btw, Game of Thrones is incredible!

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  13. The scarf is gorgeous, I love the color and print!

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  14. Gorgeous scarf! I think my favorite collection has been the Texas-themed ones, but that is just me. I agree that the colorway you chose is simply exceptional. What a special investment piece!

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    1. ohh that collection was a lot of fun too! this piece is definitely timeless! xox

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  15. Gorgeous colors in that scarf! I agree that it's frame worthy, but totally wearable art!

    xoxo
    Kerry

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    1. thank you dear Kerry!! yes, my husband is gleefully relishing that he's right. :)

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  16. Phiphi, Gorgeous scarf. BTW I'm a total sci-fi &comic book nerd. We must chat and compare notes! :)


    xoxo,

    Jon

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    1. yay! i didn't know that, Jon! for sure - looking forward to it!!

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  17. What a gorgeous scarf, P! I love the detailing in it. It is a piece of art, but it's also meant to be worn. I have several McQ scarves that I rarely wear because I feel like they need to be framed--especially the really detailed ones that McQ designed in his last collection before he died. I have to remind myself that they are meant to be worn. Also, I loved imagining you talking in gollum voice. I do it all the time and am so convinced that I sound exactly like him---but no one else agrees with me! ;)
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    Allison

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    1. thank you A!! when we see each other, we will speak fashion, hello kitty and gollum. :) i would love to see the McQ scarves you have!! xox P

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  18. The colours in this scarf are definitely swoon-worthy! Congrats on the find.

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    1. thank you Joanna!! and thanks for coming by! xox

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  19. You have such an amazing, tailored style. I absolutely love it!

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    1. thank you so much Megan!! i hope you had a lovely christmas! xox

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  20. Dear Phiphi, yet another common piece in our closets.
    I have this same fab scarf in orange and have to admit that together with the Ex Libris et Kimonos it is trully my fave H scarf.
    These colors are amazing and I find the design of Pegasus superb!
    Love the way you tied it.

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    1. i have the ex libris en kimonos GM and i am head over heels in love with it. it is so amazing you have the pegase too! love it! xox

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