This Hermès scarf season just keeps on giving.
I’m rather careful with scarf choices—I go months without making one, and it often takes a season or three before I’ll succumb to a design. But this season, I can’t seem to leave my apartment without returning with an orange box in hand.
The newest is completely the fault of my SA. I was called. As in, He got a new Marwari in and he called me. How civil and lovely is that? I had no idea what it would look like, but I was willing to have a look once he said green. I mean, Why not? It’s not like green is this big temptation in my life.
The evening was made all the lovelier because the Glamazon ended up coming into town for a long weekend holiday. We met up at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central, then subway-ed it down to Wall Street. When the SA pulled out the scarf, I honestly didn’t know what to say. I was thinking green. Like Irish green. This green . . . it’s unlike anything I’ve seen from Hermès—and likely from anywhere else. What is this green? They call it Vert Tilleul, Linden Green. I thought for sure it wouldn’t do anything for my skin tone until I put it on. I was DE-lighted! The perfect framing neutral.
This is such a gentle, airy color—and yet holds it own against a stronger fun color like peach coral. I’ve only started to play with the possibilities, but this is certainly a scarf that can be worn across the seasons.
I knew the dip dyes would tempt me this year given the Marwari design, yet I wasn’t prepared for how much I adore them. In addition to the grenadine and vert tilleul, I’ve tried on the pink/rose, and while it’s lovely, I’m waiting to see the perle gris and the bleu in real life. There’s also a menthe with bordeaux, and while I’d immediately dismiss menthe for me, I’m learning to trust Hermès. They have new color tricks up their sleeves this season, so it’s best to wait to see.
Thankfully Autumn has officially arrived. Scarf-wearing season begins in earnest soon, and this autumn’s sartorial choices are going to herald the scarf day-in and day-out.
So what does this linden green/vert tilleul evoke for you?