Hermes, the Classy Look or the Rock Chic Look
The fashion house of Hermes (pronounced “Air-Mez”) is duly noted for the Birkin bag that many chic ladies around the world covet and impatiently wait for on lists. Also coveted is the Kelly bag, named after Princess Grace Kelly. Speaking of Princesses…Queens, movies starlets, wives of Presidents, CEOs all the way through to city girls wear the Hermes silk scarves with style and grace that create instant chicness to their wardrobes. Wearing a scarf around the neck is predictable until you discover new ways of tying that scarf and then it becomes noticed even more. Search the Internet for ways of wearing scarves and you will find many. See this picture and notice the Hermes scarf worn as a chic halter top. Add a leather jacket around it with jeans and transform it to a Rock Chic style (think Cindy Crawford), add a trench coat and with trousers and kitten heel pumps or flats you have the Classic America look – think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” or wear this with some wide leg gauzy trousers and transform the scarf halter into a Boho Chic look (think Nicole Richie.)
To create an Hermes scarf halter top:
- Place wrong side of a shawl facing up. Tie a knot close to top side, in a couple inches.
- Turn the shawl over and bring it up to you. Tie a tight knot behind your neck with two ends close to top side.
- Hold the other two ends around your waist and tie a tight knot at your back.
- Wear a tub top or a low back halter bra. This will protect you just in case that silk tie gets undone. You shouldn’t stick safety pins in your Hermes scarf.
Now, as for Chic Envy…Chic Envy has a large inventory of Hermes Scarves. They are sold for at least $75 to $100 off the new price. Some go on markdown, where in every 30 days if that item has not sold, it will be reduced in price. Because we are a consignment boutique, we give our consignors the right to choose whether she would like her Hermes scarf to go on markdown. So, as a shopper, you will either get a really good deal or a really, really good deal on an authentic Hermes scarf. (We not sell fakes because it is illegal for one an because we don’t want to for two.)
Here are some pictures of the scarves in our current inventory. Please call for prices 703-268-5228 or come in our boutique located at 11895 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax, VA 22030. We are in the chic shopping center of Fairfax Corner. (I recommend Ozzie’s Italian Restaurant, across the street, for lunch or dinner!)
Princess Grace once wore a scarf as a sling. I love that! It cracks me up when I think about it. That has got to be the ultimate sign of true chicness. “I have to wear a sling, therefore it must be an Hermes scarf or nothing!”
Jackie O. “I am going for a walk in Central Park, but not without my Hermes scarf and big sunglasses.”
Queen Elizabeth. “I am going to wear an Hermes scarf in lieu of the crown jewels today.”
Of course, I am translating their actions into my own words.
Some other options for Hermes scarves are to frame them, to create pillows out of them, and other idea is to have them sewn into jackets. (No one would really see them that way unless you take your jacket off and casually carry it with the lining facing out. Be sure to do that nonchalantly as not to show the pretentiousness. Part of the fun of fashion is it’s pretentiousness, however. To play that down is a true skill like that of the women pictured above. Tres chic!!
Check out Chic Envy on Facebook. That gets updated more often than the blog. New items come in daily and several are selected for Facebook posting. Also, Chic Envy holds Facebook specials more often than via coupons or mailers. Chic Envy, our consignors and customers make a great team!!