Carré Story – Nuées Imaginaires

For the Spring/Summer 2011 carré collection, I have my eyes set on three designs: Fleurs d’Indiennes, Brides de Gala en Finesse and Nuées Imaginaires.

Being a lover of flowers, it’s a shame that I don’t have a carré in this theme. ;-) So I was really curious when I first heard of the Fleurs d’Indiennes. The design is quite interesting, but unfortunately the pattern itself seems a little bit busy for my taste.

Brides de Gala en Finesse is a remake of the classic Brides de Gala (design by Hugo Grygkar in 1956). I adore the colors and the idea of making a negative of the classic design. I am also fond of the charming and dedicate lines of the new version. The only problem is that it doesn’t impress me that much when knotted. Since I am not that kind of gal who collects carrés for admiration, I have to wear and enjoy them on a daily basis, so this is not the right one for me.

“Fragile vessels of the imagination, clouds trace our dreams. The world of this carré originates in a shifting and lighthearted nebulousness. Flowers and leaves multiply, traced by a sure hand and guided by a childlike spirit. Sheltered by them in their meanderings, or proudly astride their woolly profiles, all sorts of incredible animals find refuge there. Four-footed birds, flying fish, winged goats, equine mermaids… From their breath surge fleecy little clouds who drink in their words, wide-eyed. These learn their future tasks from their mouths: to protect the earth from the sun, to create the rain which will irrigate the soil… or just to let themselves go, nudged by the wind.”

The story behind Nuées Imaginaires is fascinating. I love everything about this carré, the mood, the design, the contrast hem, the colorway (these pictures don’t do the justice, the color is so vivid in real life)… Most importantly, it looks gorgeous on person. I never thought of buying a black carré, but this one is just love at first encounter. Besides, it rounds out my little carré family perfectly. ;-D

What’s your favorite from SS11?

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  1. Elysium
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to your new scarf! My favorite design this season is Le Pégase d’Hermès, now sure that I like it enough to get it though.

  2. featherfactor
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I love the new brides de gala scarf! It is my favorite from this season.

  3. Posted March 11, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Elysium, thanks dear! Le Pégase d’Hermès is amazing, a truly work of art. I was tempted to get one too, it’s just I already have scarves in similar CWs and I personally prefer this design as a painting on the wall.

    featherfactor, thank you for dropping by and share your favorite.

  4. streetwithnoname
    Posted March 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Love these hues! They are not as loud as the usual H color themes. Someday, someday, only if I had all that money…:)

  5. Posted March 15, 2011 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    streetwithnoname, I need a money tree too. lol~~~

  6. Anonymous
    Posted March 21, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    My favorites are :
    - La Reve de Corail in white and red: I love the design by A.Faivre, it’s very flattering for spring, specially if paired with other natural stones like turquoises or corals, I love the contrast hem!
    - Giant Lalbhai in rouge vif (04): this was love at first sight and touch as the summer twill is so soft that you can barely feel it, the colors are all beautiful but I felt in love with this rich shade of various reds… Still thinking of the green one though….
    - GM Ex-Libris dip dye in gold (06): this classic design always get my attention no matter which new version it comes across year after year. The color way is not so spectacular as the cobalt blue or the violet but it looks incredible with gold leather and I love a white outfit with gold H accessories!
    ITA with you about Brides de Gala en Finesse, it’s beautiful when lying flat but it doesn’t say anything when tied, I also tried it and decided to pass. Congrats on Les Nuees Imaginaires, I haven’t payed attention to this color way and it’s stunning!
    Thank you for your beautiful pictures and comments they never fail to inspire me.

  7. Birkinmary
    Posted March 21, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    ^^^ it was me! Lol!!!!!

  8. Posted March 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Birkinmary, thanks a lot for your input! I LOVE reading your comments. :-)

    - La Reve de Corail in white and red is GORGEOUS, best CW in this design IMHO. I’ve tried it in store, really lovely. And I am such a sucker of contrast hem too!

    - Giant Lalbhai, haven’t seen it in my local store but I am dying to see the new summer twill.

    - GM Ex-Libris dip dye in gold: I love the touch and feel of dip dye scarves, they are so soft and tender. A dip dye in Ex-Libris is such a great choice!

    Big congrats on all these beauties, enjoy them to the fullest!

  9. Estrella
    Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I love your fresh take on Hermes , and am intrigued by the way we all chose which scarf will be the one. I’m always searching for that magic scarf to wear with black tops , and my gavroche Mademoiselle Soie in back, orange,yellow, ivory, blue is IT. If only I could find a 70 or 90 with such a flattering combination !
    Love your new black scarf, enjoy it !

  10. Posted April 1, 2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Hi Estrella, thank you very much!

    Mademoiselle Soie is just wonderful, perfect for Spring. Enjoy yours to the fullest.

  11. Loran
    Posted November 18, 2016 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    You write so hotlsney about this. Thanks for sharing!

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