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Collage #17

Posting a new collage is always such a joyous and wonderful moment. To see all the beautiful pictures, inspirational ideas and fabulous styles from around the world assembled together is so very special. It never ceases to amaze me how the modern world allows us to connect in friendship over things we are passionate about, regardless of the different cultures, time zones and geographical locations that we live in. The collages are such wonderful testimonials to this.

Thank you for sharing so generously dearest Allégra, ashiraya, Barb, barenias, Cecilia, Coco, Desert Mermaid, FauxFuchsia, happyface313, Irina H., Julie, Kaori, Macs in the City, Manuela, Marla in the OC, max_and_mol.homeandcountry, momwithatwist,  Monica, Nadine, pearlsinblueboxes, pursemelody, Sally and Tina. You are wonderful!

Todays contributions are from: Arizona, Australia, Austria, California, Denmark, France, Germany, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Missouri, Netherlands, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Texas and the United Kingdom.

Here are the links in alphabetical order to everyone who has their own blog or site (the list is getting longer each time, well done everyone!!):

ashiraya on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ashiraya
barenias on Instagram: www.instagram.com/barenias
Cecilia on Instagram: www.instagram.com/cecilialamb
happyface313: www.happyface313.com
Irina H on Instagram: www.instagram.com/irina.h
Macs in the City on instagram: www.instagram.com/macsinthecityManuela on Instagram: www.instagram.com/goldenbox29
momwithatwist on Instagram: www.instagram.com/momwithatwist
pearlsinblueboxes on Instagram: /www.instagram.com/pearlsinblueboxes

pursemelody on Instagram: www.instagram.com/purse_melody

 

Macs in the City with a 'Peuple du Vent' cashmere shawl, tied in the basic slide (shawl wrapped once around the neck beforehand) with a shawl ring in dark sunshine honey horn.

Cecilia with a 'A l'Ombre des Boulevards' cashmere shawl in a slip knot with a lacquered Anneau Infinity in ivoire.

Desert Mermaid with a 90 'Tyger Tyger' carré in a criss-cross knot, tied with a Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn.

Still-life by Monica:  Jewelry organizer in gris with CdC bracelets

Still-life by purse_melody: Picotin 18/PM with a Picotin 18 insert in gris

From left to right: Cecilia with a jewelry organizer (insert replaced by a scarf ring pochette) and a lavender sachet in rose. Barb with a Ferragamo silk scarf tied in a criss-cross knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in sunshine honey.

Cecilia with a sequined stole in dove grey ombré and a long gemstone necklace in gris/citrine. Macs in the City with a 'Grand Apparat' 90 carré, tied into the basic slide with Classique Moyenne scarf ring in black horn (scarf wound once before the neck beforehand). Tina with a 'Pays des Oiseaux Fleurs' 90 carré in a cowboy knot, ends secured with a  Moyenne Classique scarf ring in bone in the basic slide.

 

Clockwise from left: Marla in the OC with a fox fur collar in Vert Paon, fastened with a 'Tyger Tyger' 90 carré in an Ascot knot. Still-life by Barb: shawl ring packaging. Still-life by Desert Mermaid (clockwise from top left): lacquered shawl ring in Rouge Jaipur, shawl ring in black horn, lacquered shawl ring in vieux rose, lacquered Grande Classique in purple, pearl statement necklace in blanc/ivoire, lacquered Grande Classique in orange and lacquered Grande Classique in teal.

Still-life by ashiraya with a Picotin 22 insert in dove grey and Classique scarf rings in their ribboned boxes.

Manuela with a 'Fêtes Vénitiennes' 90 carré tied with a Grande Classique scarf ring into a snowball knot

Desert Mermaid with a waterfall necklace in hot pink/raisin and a 'Mythiques Phoenix' 90 carré tied in a friendship knot. Faux Fuchsia with a 'Ecuries' 70 carré tied into a cross slide with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in ivoire.

Still-life by Julie: A 'Trésors retrouvés' 90 carré with a lacquered Grande Classique scarf ring in Or, and a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Orange.

Faux Fuchsia with a 'Ecuries' 70 carré tied into a criss-cross knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in honey

Still-life by happyface319 with a lacquered Classique Grande scarf ring in purple

Desert Mermaid with a waterfall necklace in hot pink/raisin and a cashmere shawl tied in the basic slide (with a rectangular fold as the starting point) with a shawl ring in dark sunshine horn.

Macs in the City with an YSL cashmere shawl, tied in a loose criss-cross knot (shawl wrapped once around the neck beforehand) with a shawl ring in dark sunshine honey horn.

Still-life by Tina: Lacquered Moyenne Classique scarf ring in teal with a 'A Propos de Bottes' 90 carré

Left: Turquoise still-life by Nadine. Right: Nadine with a Double Anneau necklace in noir/argent

Barb with a 90 carré in a slip knot with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Or

Desert Mermaid with a fox fur collar in midnight blue

Still-life by Allégra with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in orange

Still-life by Irina H with a Petite Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl

Irina H with a 'Brandebourgs' Twilly in the basic slide, tied with a Petite Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl

Cecilia with a 'Maison Carré special edition' Gavroche, tied into the basic slide with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl (reverse side showing)

Still-life by Manuela: 'PeleMele' cashmere GM with a shawl ring in honey horn

pearlsinblueboxes with a 'Maison Carré' Gavroche tied in a criss-cross knot with a Petite Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl

Macs in the City with a 'Peuple du Vent' cashmere shawl tied in a criss-cross knot with a shawl ring in dark sunshine honey horn. Allégra with a Pendant necklace in Or and a 'Ex Libris en Kimonos' 90 carré in a cowboy knot. Still-life by Coco: Picotin 22/MM insert in noir/naturel in a Lindy 26

max_and_mol.homeandcountry with a 'Selle d'Apparat Marocaine' 90 carré tied into a vertical basic slide with a shawl ring in dark sunshine

Kaori with a  fox fur collar in storm grey, fastened with a 'Brides et Gris-Gris' 90 carré in an Ascot knot.

Irina H with a 'Grande Tenue' Twilly in a criss-cross bow knot, tied with a Petite Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl

Left: still-life by barenias: fox fur collar in midnight blue with a croc Lindy. Right: Desert Mermaid with a fox fur collar in midnight blue

Still-life by Barb: Scarf ring pochette in lilac with a collection of scarf rings (clockwise from centre top: Lacquered Petite Classique in vieux rose, shawl ring in black with sunshine horn, Grande Classique in sunshine honey, lacquered Petite Classique in clay and a lacquered Grande Classique in bordeaux

Allégra with a 'Parcours d'H' 90 carré in a half bow knot tied with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Or. Still-life by Tina (clockwise from top left): Lacquered Grand Classique scarf ring in rouge noir, Grande Classique in dark sunshine, Anneau Infinity in black horn and lacquered ivoire, Petite Classique in light honey, lacquered Classique Moyenne in teal, Classique Moyenne in black horn and bone. Centre: shawl ring in black horn. 2nd still-life, also by Tina: Lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in ivoire, lacquered Classique Moyenne in teal and lacquered Classique Grande in rouge noir.

Still-life by Sally: Anneau Infinity and shawl ring packaging

Collage #16

The collage posts are very much one of my favorites and I am so thrilled to have received so many fabulous contributions since posting the last one in June this year.

Assembling the wonderful ideas and beautiful looks coming from so many different places around the globe into a collage makes me think of a tapestry woven with an unseen thread of friendship and shared likings, and brings tremendous joy and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous ideas and style, dearest Anna, Anne, bagmoma, Carol, Catherine and Newton, Cecilia, Cynthia, Desert Mermaid, Faux Fuchsia, Fifi, H.O., happyface313, i.c_rus.7, Johanna, Katja, KS, Macs in the City, Manuela, Monica, Myriam, Paola and Veronika. You are the Best xx

Todays contributions come from: Arizona, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Illinois, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Hampshire, Ohio, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Qatar and Washington.

Still-life by Monica with a Pearl Statement necklace in gris/argent, gemstone necklace in green (no longer available) and a waterfall necklace in black.

Carol with a 'Colliers de Chien' 90 carré tied into a vertical basic slide with a shawl ring in sunshine honey. H.O. with a 'C'est la fête' 70 carré tied into a slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn

Still-life by happyface313 with a Classique Grande scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl and a 'Cent Plis de Miao' 90 carré

Desert Mermaid with a fox fur collar in gris argent and a long gemstone necklace in gris/citrine

Manuela with a 'Ceintures et Liens' Giant silk carré in a looped vertical basic slide, secured with a Classique Grande scarf ring in black horn.

Desert Mermaid with a Tassel necklace in noir/argent

 Johanna with a long gemstone necklace with a vieux or tassel

Still-lifes by Johanna with a 35 Kelly Sellier and a K32 insert in taupe

 Still-life by Monica with a waterfall necklace in black and an 'Effet Domino' 70 carré

From left to right: Still-life by Monica with a waterfall necklace in black, an Hermes Kelly Dog bracelet and Cape Cod watch in etoupe. Monica with a waterfall necklace in black.

Manuela with a 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré, tied in a vertical basic slide with a Classique Grande scarf ring in black horn.

Macs in the City with a cashmere scarf and a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Rouge Noir. Still-life by Anna with a 35 Kelly in etain and a Birkin 35 insert in naturel

 Johanna with a Pearl statement necklace in blanc/ivoire.

Cecilia with a 'Tyger Typer' cashmere silk shawl in a cowboy knot, ends secured with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in teal.

Desert Mermaid with a 'Tyger Tyger' 90 carré looped through a fox fur collar in midnight blue.

Newton having fun playing with his mummy's Catherine's long gemstone necklace in vieux or/grenat, scarf ring pochette shawl and carré pochette in gris and an assortment of Classique scarf rings and Anneau Infinity scarf rings in lacquer, Mother of Pearl, black and sunshine honey horn.

 bagmoma with a Pearl Statement necklace in blanc ivoire

Still-life by Cecilia: Cashmere hot water bottle in light camel, lacquered lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf rings in vermeil, or and copper/bronze (from left to right)

Cynthia with a 'Promenade de Longchamps' 90 carré tied Classique Grande scarf ring in sunshine honey

 

Faux Fuchsia with a 'Printemps-Été 69/Automn Hiver' 70 carré tied in a cross-slide with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Ivoire. Myriam with fox fur collar in black. Fifi with a 'Ferronnerie' 90 carré tied in a looped basic slide with a Classique Grande scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl.

Still-life by i.c_rus.7: Picotin 22 insert in naturel 

Veronika with a 'Mythes et Metamorphoses' 90 carré tied in a Criss-cross bow knot (scarf looped once around the neck beforehand) with a Grande Classique lacquered scarf ring in clay.

Fifi with a waterfall necklace in aqua

Still-life by Cecilia: lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf rings in taupe, light beige and ivoire. Lacquered shawl rings in clay and ivoire (from left to right)

Faux Fuchsia with a 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré in a pleated rectangular fold secured with a lacquered shawl ring in vieux rose. Katja with a 90 carré tied into a halter top, with ends secured behind the back in the basic slide with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring

Desert Mermaid with a 'Tyger Tyger' 90 carré in a reverse basic bias fold and a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Ivoire

Still-life by Desert Mermaid: Fox fur collar in gris argent, Tassel necklace in noir/argent, 90 carré travel pochette in lilac and the following scarf and shawl rings: lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in ivoire, Classique Grande scarf ring in dark MoP and black horn, Classique Moyenne scarf ring in sunshine honey and a shawl ring in dark sunshine horn. 

Still-life by Paola with a Carré Pochette in lilac. Cecilia with a 'Tapis Persans Zoom' Gavroche tied in the basic slide with a Classique Petite scarf ring in african horn (no longer available).

Monica with a waterfall necklace in black

Monica with a Pearl Statement necklace in gris/argent

Anne with a 'Cavalier de Caucase' 90 carré in a cowboy knot, ends secured with a black horn Classique Moyenne scarf ring. Johanna with a 'Carré en Carré' Maxi Twilly, tied into a looped cross-slide with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in purple. KS with a 'Della Cavalleria' 90 carré in a Twist wrap knot, tied with a Classique Grande scarf ring in Mother of Pearl.

Faux Fuchsia with a 'Gauchos' 70 carré tied into a cowboy knot, ends secured behind the neck with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring in the basic slide. Still-life by Paola with a Picotin 22 insert in naturel.

Still-lifes by Johanna: a Lindy 34 with a Kelly 35 insert in taupe and a Bottega Veneta Parachute bag with a  Birkin 35 insert in noir/naturel. 

For detailed how-to's on all scarf knots please click here: SCARF TUTORIALS

For MaiTai Collection items please follow the links in the captions above the individual photographs, or click here: www.maitaicollection.com

 

 

 


 

Collage #15

I am absolutely thrilled to be posting the 15th edition of the MaiTai Collection in action collage today. I feel so honored to have received so many new and fabulous contributions during the past three months, and it fills me with tremendous pride and joy to see items of the collection worn so beautifully and with such creativity around the globe.

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous style, dearest Anne, Annie, Barb, Blighty, Cecilia, Carol, Carole, Christine, Colombina, East Side Pigeon, Faux Fuchsia, happyface, H.O, Irma, Jasmine, Jerrine, Johanna, Katja, KS, Macs in the City, Manuela, Maricar, Marla in the OC, Nadine, Paola, Perla, Preska, Tamara and wordlark, you are the best!

Todays contributions are from: Arizona, Australia, Austria, California, Canada, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Illinois, Indiana, Italy, Luxembourg, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tennessee, Texas, United Kingdom. Thanks so much everyone for participating xx

Here are the links to everyone who has their own blog or site:
Macs in the City on instagram: www.instagram.com/macsinthecity

Knot variations by KS with a 'Brides et Gris-Gris' 90 carré and a  Grande Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl. Clockwise from top left: Waterfall knot (pic 1 and 2) and pleated bow knot (pic 3).


Clockwise from top left: Nadine (left) and Tamara (right) with Pearl statement necklaces in blanc/ivoire. Still-life by Jasmine with a Pearl statement necklaces in blanc/ivoire. Nadine and Tamara as before. Manuela with a 'Monsieur et Madame' 90 carré in a vertical basic slide, secured with a shawl ring in sunshine honey.

Clockwise from left:Marla in the OC with a 'Paridaiza' 90 carré folded in the rectangle and secured with a lacquered Classique scarf ring in vert sapin in a criss-cross knot. Still-life with ribboned Classique scarf ring boxes by Barb. Still-life of a Toile de Jouy scarf travel pochette by Annie.

Clockwise from top left: Still-life by Maricar with lavender sachets in taupe/gris/rose/lilac. Carol with a pendant necklace in or. Kendal with a 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré tied with a criss-cross knot into a belt, end secured with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in sunshine honey.

Still-life by Katja with a pendant necklace in or, and (from left to right) a shawl ring in black with sunshine horn, Moyenne scarf rings in honey and black horn and a lacquered Anneau Infinity in ivoire.

Cecilia with a tassel necklace in noir/argent and a 'Flamingo Party' cashmere GM in the basic bias fold

Clockwise from top left: H.O with a 'Brandebourgs' cashmere GM tied into a cowboy knot with a shawl ring in sunshine honey horn. Still-life with a pearl statement necklace by Jasmine. H.O. as before. Still-life by Jasmine with a pearl statement necklace in blanc/ivoire and a SAGA fox fur collar in black.

Honorary contribution courtesy of Jerrine, responding to the green shoe style challenge held back in March with aplomb:

"I think I own three green items, as follows: Old pair of Manolo sandals in emerald green alligator, a black onyx and peridot ring, and lol, a bottle of Hermès bath/shower gel. That's it. I don't think there's much I can do to help. Maybe next time?"

Clockwise from left: Katja with a 'Parures de Maharaja' 90 carré tied into a halter top. Ends secured in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classic scarf ring in black horn. Macs in the City with a cashmere scarf and an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Rouge Noir. Katja as before.

happyface with a 'Ex-Libris en Camouflage' 90 carré tied with a shawl ring in sunshine honey in the basic slide. Still life with a Grande Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl (reverse side)

Still-life by happyface with with a shawl ring in sunshine honey and a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark  Mother of Pearl (showing the reverse side).

From left to right: Maricar's Picotin 18 in orange with a Picotin insert in lilac. Still-life by Maricar, with a 'RdV Rive Gauche' 70 carré, a Carré pochette in lilac and a lavender sachet in gris

Clockwise from top left: Carol with a 'Brazil' Maxi Twilly tied in a horizontal basic slide with a shawl ring in sunshine honey. As before, with Maxi Twilly tied into a bow knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in honey. wordlark with a 'Jardin sur le Toit' Gavroche, tied into a bracelet with a slip knot and a shawl ring ring in dark sunshine horn. Preska with a Gavroche tied into a criss-cross knot with a Petite Classique scarf ring in honey horn.

East Side Pigeon with a 'Dans un Jardin Anglais' 90 carré in an asymmetrical wrap, a 'Serio Ludere' 90 carré in a criss-cross knot, the 'Dans un Jardin Anglais' in a cowboy knot, and the 'Serio Ludere' in a criss-cross bow knot. All secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn.

Still-life by Carole: 'Indian Dust' 90 carré with a carré pochette and lavender sachet in lilac

Clockwise from top left: Tamara with a Pearl statement necklac in blanc/ivoire. Still-life by Christine with a 32 Kelly in iris and a Kelly32 insert in lilac. Irma with a 90 carré tied with a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl (showing the reverse side) into an asymmetrical wrap. Blighty with a 'Sulfures et Presses-Papiers' 90 carré tied into the basic slide with a lacquered Grande Classique scarf ring in bordeaux.

Still-life by Cecilia, with a 'De la Mer au Ciel' cashmere GM and a selection of lacquered scarf and shawl rings (from left to right): shawl ring in Ivoire, Anneau Infinity scarf rings in Ivoire, Taupe, Rouge Jaipur and Rouge Noir.

Johanna with a long gemstone necklace in vieux d'or. Johanna's large Valentino tote with a Birkin 35 insert in noir/naturel.

Clockwise from top left: Preska with a Gavroche Duo 'Monsieur Montre' and 'Vif Argent', secured with a Classique Petite horn scarf ring in honey in a criss-cross knot. Perla with a 'Mystiques Phoenix' Gavroche, tied in a criss-cross knot with a lacquered Classique Petite scarf ring in bordeaux. Faux Fuchsia with a 'Tropiques' 70 carré in a criss-cross knot, tied with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring in honey horn.

Still-life by Carole: 'Jardin d'Andalousie' 90 carré with a carré pochette and lavender sachet in lilac

Clockwise from top left: Anne with a 'Mythes et Metamorphoses' 90 carré, tied into a snowball knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn. Perla with a 'Les Clés' Maxi Twilly, tied into a bow knot with a Classique Grande horn scarf ring in sunshine honey. Colombina A de S with a silk scarf in an asymmetrical wrap, secured with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring in sunshine honey. Paola's Pictoin 18 in gold with a Picotin 18 organizer in taupe

Clockwise from top left:Preska with a 'Dans un Jardins Anglais' 90 carré and a SAGA fox fur collar in black, Faux Fuchsia with a 'Circus' 70 carré, in a rectangular pleated knot, secured with a lacquered shawl ring in vieux rose, Preska with a 'Clic-clac à Pois' Gavroche. Faux Fuchsia as before.

Clockwise from top: Johanna with a 'La Danse du Cheval Marvari' cashmere GM in a cowboy knot, ends secured with a shawl ring it transluscent horn in a basic slide. Annie with a 'Dans un Jardin Anglais' 90 carré in an asymmetrical wrap, ends secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn in the basic slide. Annie with a 'Cavalier du Caucase' 90 carré in slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn.

Still-life by Carole: 'Au Coeur de la Vie' 90 carré with a carré pochette and lavender sachet in lilac

Anyone who would like to participate in collage #16, please send your picture(s) and a short note with which name/ID/nick-name you would like to be credited with to: maitaicollection@orange.fr Looking forward to your contributions!