Carré Story – La Femme aux Semelles de Vent

Being a scarf girl, I am addicted to the beautiful scarves from Hermès. Although there are always gorgeous designs every season, I try to stick to my resolution of buying just one scarf per season. It works pretty well because I am a strong willed person. hehe…

Since this year’s fall/winter collection already hit the stores, it’s time to make the decision. Well, I have to admit it is really hard this time. There are too many stunning designs and colors to die 4. I was eying

  1. Ballade de Heian
  2. Christopher Colombus
  3. Jardins de la Nouvelle Angleterre
  4. La Femme aux Semelles de Vent
  5. Puzzle
  6. Le Monde est Vast

and end up bringing home the “La Femme aux Semelles de Vent” in CW01. I am fascinated by the Potala Palace like temple, it reminds me of Tibet, which is a place I’d love to visit someday. Besides, the border of the carre simply made my heart sing. These animal prints, the embroidered braids, the geometric and floral patterns are too precious to part.

The first two pictures are credited to The carre has actually a bright fuchsia border in real life. Just as showed in the third picture. A real stunner! :-)


  1. loll
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Really admire your strong mind… So hard to resist these beautiful scarves! :)

    Bright fuchsia is so inspiring.

  2. loll
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted July 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to my new “home”, dear loll! As to the scarves, I am happy with what I already have. ;-)

  4. shaonianxin
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    The scarf is simply STUNNING!!! :)

  5. shaonianxin
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    You’ve got a huge collection already ^_^

  6. Posted July 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Thank you dear shaonianxin! I was actually thinking of you as I saw the “Ballade de Heian” because of the story behind, guess it is something you might like, hehe…Pls take a look here if you are interested, the one with the black border is so beautiful. :-)

    BTW, here is the story.

    “The carre expresses the elegance of the Heian period (from the eighth to the twelfth century), a fruitful era for the arts in Japan. Bordered by a traditional geometric design, the central tableau and the accompanying scenes pick up themes recurrent in Japanese prints: Mount Fuji in its clouds, travelers on horseback, in palanquins or in boats, accompanied by porters… Four medallions link the stylized flowers, patterns and typical fans found on kimonos. The abundance of cherry-trees, weeping willows, peonies and peach blossom, recalls the refined settings of Japanese gardens.”

  7. scaethoven
    Posted July 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous fuschia shoes!

  8. Posted July 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank you scaethoven, glad you like the shoes.

  9. shaonianxin
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    wow, thank you for the explanation. :) I didn’t realize it was about Japanese painting and art the first time I saw it. I’m not really familiar with Japanese traditional painting, but the side decoration does look like the patterns on the kimonos to me…well, now… ^_^ the colors, flowers…. and those geometric patterns… :) Thanks again for the “education” :P

  10. Anonymous
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    wow! i love this!

    do you take all these photos!

    found your blog on the fashion spot =)


    Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    oops forgot to put my site in =)

  12. Posted August 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    thesydneygirl, thank you. Yes, I took all the photos by myself. Will go and check out you site. ;)

  13. Posted August 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    shaonian, I think you misunderstood me. The explanation is not for this carre, but the one called “Ballade de Heian”. You can click the “here” link from comment 6 to have a look. Sorry that I didn’t make it clear. :(

  14. Shaonianxin
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    oh, my bad… I didn’t realize you meant the other one…. I like the black version of “ballade de heian” , quite beeeeeautiful ^_^

  15. Posted August 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    I thought it might be your cup of tea. hoho… ;)

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  25. Marlaina WG
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

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  28. Adora CAMPBELL
    Posted May 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Indeed great story as for me. It’d be really cool to read something more about that theme. Thnx for giving such info.

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    Posted August 5, 2010 at 10:58 am | Permalink

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