Sunday, August 5, 2012

A tale of Two Scarves - Review of the Madewell Storyteller Scarf

It has been the best of days and the worst of days.  Actually, it has been a LOOOONG day!  I finished my wardrobe review a la FFM and Dani BP - I had ALL of my fall and winter clothes out (well not the shoes, boots or coats, but all else!) but that is another post!

THIS post is my homage to two lovely scarves! 

We stopped in to Madewell while in Boston last weekend - I had never been before and we dropped in to buy my daughter some new tshirts for the fall.

While in the store, I saw the Madewell storyteller scarf.  Lots of people are really enjoying this scarf and no wonder!

Parisienne Storyteller Scarf
It is the loveliest shade of blue.  and it is a good size:




The details are quite lovely:


they remind me of the artwork by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant....



Here I am sporting the scarf today:




Me in the scarf, with the raj paisley skirt and a Joe Fresh tank - I look exhausted!  It is only day 2 of the vacation!

What I liked about this scarf immediately, besides the fact that the subject was Paris and I am heading there in 2 weeks, was that I already have a vintage Paris scarf.  But they are very different: The Storyteller simply lists the names of famous Parisian landmarks.  My other scarf illustrates them!

Its provenance is unknown, although my Aunt Betty bought it in either England or France in the mid 1950s.  It is silk and very lovely and I took it with me when I went to France for the first time in 2008:






The illustrations are lovely:





It is a real heirloom piece for me, as I think of my beloved Aunt Betty whenever I wear it!

If you need your own Paris scarf (besides a Hermes!), visit the Madewell site here!

Enjoy your evening and stay tuned for the saga that is my fall wardrobe tomorrow!




17 comments:

  1. JE N'AI PAS D'HERMES MADAME! votre foulard ira a la poubelle comme tellment de choses que ne valent la peine de raconter! bon chance et 200 pas a la gloire de votre brie et apero! un jour ... un jour!

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    1. Madame Cruella - Vous êtes très drôle! Merci pour votre commentaire!!!

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  2. I LOVE your Paris scarves. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Beach Chic Girl! I do love scarves! I hope to be able to say I love Paris soon as well!!!

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  3. They are beauties, I have just one scarf now, I just don't feel right in them but you and others can pulley them off beautifully.

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  4. Go back and look at the post where I am wrapped in one whilst visiting beacon hill! You will think otherwise and wonder that I am not touring as Fantine somewhere...

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  5. Your heirloom scarf is wonderful! If the storyteller scarf was a long one, I would grab it quick. I never know how to wear a square one. But it is a lovely shade of blue as you say, and it reminds me of my visit to Paris ...

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  6. Thanks Tiffany - I am like you - I prefer a longer scarf for it's versatility! given the colour and subject matter, I could not resist!

    I checked at the grocery store - thus far, we only have cream, black and silver/black striped Joe Fresh sequin tops, but they are all tanks!

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    1. thanks Rose - I really recommend the Storyteller scarves - they are quite nice quality!

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  9. Pretty scarves. Thanks for the great reviews.

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  10. Thank you for showing us that scarf. I actually live very close to a Madewell and may have to go take a peek. I am your newest follower, if for no other reason than I love the name of your blog!

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    1. Thanks knit yarns - it is a lovely scarf and I appreciate the nice comment on the blog name!

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  11. I love both of the scarves, and of course that blue is just stunning on you! How wonderful to have the heirloom scarf from your Aunt Betty. I'm sure it must be one of your favorites. :)

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  12. Thanks FFM!

    I do love that blue!

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