Chain Link

  I found this vintage scarf a few months ago at a flea market. I love a print with interlocking chain links – they have an old school feeling that makes me think of vintage Gucci and Hermes. Many of these types of prints are equestrian inspired but I especially like chain prints that are […]

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Op Art, the Square and the art of Richard Anuszkiewicz

  I bought this handkerchief at a flea market recently – I loved the op art influence, the squares within squares, and of course that it is in shades of blue. I have always been fascinated by the artwork of Josef Albers and his “Homage to the Square” works. Months earlier I found a book […]

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Vintage Hermes Scarf

This delicate chiffon scarf is by Hermes. I haven’t been able to identify the artist or designer but it is a sweet spring vignette of birds and frolicking squirrels.

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Daffodils & Hermes

  This scarf from Hermes is titled “Jonquilles” (Daffodils) and was a promotional piece for Piaget. It is dated 1999 and it was designed by Philippe Ledoux who created over 90 scarves for Hermes. Ledoux began working with Hermes in the late 1940’s so this piece may have been a reissue or was produced after […]

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Scheherazade – A Vintage Hermes Scarf

  This Hermes scarf is titled “Scheherazade” and was first issued in 1966. The artist was Henri d’Origny who designed over 40 scarves for Hermes. He also designed the first Hermes necktie and one of the house’s signature watches, the “Cape Cod.”     Scheherazade was the legendary queen and story-teller of “One Thousand and […]

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Napoleon & Hermes

  This is a Hermes scarf titled “Victoires et Scenes Militaires de la Vie de Napoleon” (“Military Victories and Scenes From Napoleon’s Life”). It was designed in 1949 by Hugo Grygkar who is credited with creating the very first scarf that Hermes produced (in 1937). Grygkar is called “the father of the Hermes scarf” and […]

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Hermes

  Hermes symbolizes luxury and the company history is strongly defined by its incredible scarves. They introduced their first scarf in 1937, and have produced thousands of designs painted by a select group of artists ever since. This scarf is titled “Sulfures” and was designed in 1979 by Caty Latham-Audibert. I’ve seen this design also […]

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