Here are my very own two scarves that sang to me through all the chaos, I couldn't be a happier woman/fashionista. Owning a Hermes scarf has always been on my shopping list, but I never thought I would be able to buy two for the price of one... I have to thank The Backseat Stylers for tweeting about the event, the people and city of Toronto for providing these opportunities that not in everyone's backyard. Thank you.
“Fleurs d'Ecosse” - Design by Sylvia Kerr
In the middle a thistle. Downy as the mist, spiky as its coastline, it is the symbol of Scotland. Two unicorns frame it, supporting a flag (saltire). All around, coronets composed of flowers of the moors, woods and hills: primroses, hyacinths, heather and thistles. There are also the gems which ornament traditional jewellery: amethyst, topaz, amber and cairngorm, the name of the mountains in the north. And then, these plaid brooches, which fix the tartan to the shoulder, or kilt pins, used for the aprons of the kilt but which can otherwise be pinned to the covers of a first child... Don’t forget the long feathers of the bagpipers’ Glengarry bonnets. There you are, laid out on a tartan, the portrait of Scotland!
“Timbalier” - Design by Françoise Héron
He guides his horse with gentleness and firmness, the light pressure on the stirrups transmitting to the animal those orders so of ten repeated. His hands must be free so the drums can resound. It’s a holiday, a procession. Squarely lined up beside his companion, the timpanist plays and his soul takes f light. Hasn’t his fiancé come to admire him, isn’t she somewhere in the crowd? This highly worked carré reproduces epaulettes, pompoms and brocade, using the loveliest colours of the range. All sorts of needlework, flecks, stocking stitches or knitting stitches delineate the horse, the rider and the ornamented tympanum.