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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Please vote: Hermes GM Shawl....which colorway?

Hi girls,

It's been a week since I updated my blog.  Sorry for the silence as we are busy preparing for Xmas.

Anyway, speaking of Xmas, I think I have a lot of Xmas gifts coming my way...:D  Now, it really feels like Christmas! of my Xmas presents from my darling husband will be something from Hermes - a GM cashmere shawl 140cm x 140cm named "Kelly En Caleche".  This is one of my HG GM shawls aside from Tohu Bohu and Coaching. 

My DH managed to find 4 colorways for me but I can only choose one (and need to decide by tomorrow..LOL!!).  Which one should I get?  I welcome your vote.  This is going to be my 1st Hermes GM shawl so I want it to be special.  (Actually my heart is leaning towards 2 of the colors here.....but I can't decide which one!!!)

Colorway 01: rose shocking/prune/rose fluo (the fuchsia pink one on the very left)
==> I think this color is nice but the contrast is not too much for the base color and the Kelly bags....

Colorway 02: ciel/marron glace/blue jean (the 2nd light blue color in the picture above)

==> I think this might be too pale.....but color is nice as well.

Colorway 03: capucine/chocolate/encre (the 3rd orange color in the picture above)

==> I like this muted orange and the different colors of Kelly bags on it.  Here is another picture of it (1st one taken from website and 2nd "blurred" one taken from Hermes catalog):


You can also see this orange colorway in real life in this "spy" picture taken by a lovely tPFer from an H store (I've circled in black the orange color Kelly En Caleche):

And I'm adding these pictures of this 03 colorway from a lovely tPFer "GS" who just got this from Paris as her wedding anniversary gift (how sweet):

All pictures courtesy of tPFer "geminisparklers"


Colorway 05: safran/violet/cannelle (the yellowish one in the picture below which is 2nd from the left)
==> I love this color coz it's so vibrant and special.  I love the purple in this colorway.  But the only thing which is holding me back is if this yellow color is too much for a shawl (you can see the yellow color better in the 2nd picture here with the price tag.)  This yellow is actually a more mellow mango-ish mustard yellow I would say.  I love how this yellow matches so well with the purple and orange in the print.  The contrast is just so nice (BTW, the piping/edge of this yellow shawl is purple).  But is it classic enough or too playful?  Hmmm...

So what do you think?  Any thoughts?  Advice?  To be honest, I have only seen the 01 colorway in real life and another black/orange combo one.  So, I don't know how the other colors above will actually look in real life.  Hahahaha!  If any of you have seen colorways 05 and 03 at the stores, please let me know what you think.

I really appreciate any comments/input/thoughts.   Hermes GM shawl, here I come! Yay!



  1. i love the orange, cuz it's iconic Hermes. But if not, I'd go with the fuchsia just because I think it would look great with neutrals and really pop.

  2. Hi, dear!
    I saw Orange myself a couple of weeks ago and it's STUNNING! Plus it's a real HERMES color!
    Fuchsia is too bright for MY taste!
    I also like safran/violet combo, very cute!
    So, that would be my two choices:) Orange and Safran! Depending on your wardrobe and accessories color!
    Bisou :)

  3. Orange (Colorway 03: capucine/chocolate/encre ), definitely! It's absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it love it love it! The color is so vibrant and rich! It's stunning!

    Hope this helped:) And I hope you're having a great holiday season,


  4. OOOh it is hard to choose!! I would go for orange too as FG says it is classic Hermes which would be nice as it is your first one. I got the Louis Vuitton Roses sprouse scarf in orange and I was unsure at first as I didn't think it would go with many things, but in fact it goes with everything as it clashes in such a good way! That said I think any of the colour choices would work well for you, or you could ask your husband to decide and surprise you?! xx

  5. Hi! Mia, Oh orange colorway 3 TDF. I can't wait to hear what color you go for. xoxo

  6. Wow!! Thank you dears for your votes! Orange has so many votes! Actually, my husband chose Orange for me...LOL! But I am loving both orange and the safran/violet!!! I still have 4 hours from now to decide which color to get as the SA is keeping both colors for my DH now. How I wish I can buy both colors! LOL!!

    Anyone else? I welcome more votes..hehehehe!

    I'll make up my mind later and when the shawl gets here, I'll do a modeling pix on my blog. :D

    Thanks again for your kind votes/comments!


  7. Your DH is right to pick Orange!
    I think that I should get myself this shawl as well, it's soooo exquisite! Each time I go to our local Hermes, I'm drooling :)
    BTW, if you chose orange, you definitely should get the safran/violet later! I think it'll look beautiful with your wardrobe as well :)

  8. Hi Mia! I will go with 03 Orange or 05 Purple. The contrast in prints on 03 is really very pretty. But I notice that you do have some good Purple/Yellow in your wardrobe so I think you should have no problems using 05 with your outfits. Have fun choosing!

  9. Hi Mia,

    All the colorways are so lovely! I don't think you can really go wrong with any of them since you do have a colorful wardrobe. But if you twist my arm and make me choose, I would pick the yellow/purple combo cuz it's such a pop of vibrance to any wardrobe. You can't go wrong with all the suggestions above.

    Hope you come back with your final decision soon.

  10. Hey Mia! Ooooh your husband is sweet! What a nice, yummy gift! Ok, so I'm gonna be the lone dissenter and vote for the fuchsia. I like the color and in my mind, the fact that there isn't as much contrast really works for me as the shawl is a very large piece. But really, any color is fab. Let us know what you go for! :-)

  11. Mia - I think BG in NYC has the blue lambskin jumbo :)

  12. Mia mare!
    my vote goes to orange and orange only!!!

  13. Orange! Orange! Orange! bonnie :))

  14. Hi Eugenia (FG),'ll see what DH got for me. :D Have a great holiday in the south of france!!! Ohh...I wish I am there now!

    Hi Michelle, thanks for your vote. It's so hard to choose colorways coz seems like all colorways are very pretty in their own ways. I might end up with several colors of the same shawl!!! LOL! I think this is common amongs Hermes scarf collectors right? I think I'm becoming one and I'm really addicted! Another dangerous liaison!!!

    Hi Betsy, how are you doing? Long time since I heard from you.....did you go on vacation? Thanks so much for your vote. Heheheh...I too love the mustard/purple colorway you chose. So special indeed...:D I'll reveal what DH got for me very soon. Take care!

    Hey Kai! Thanks! I love fuchsia color too but then I want to leave this fuchsia color to another design which I like also. So are you all set for Wai's wedding? I just got our visa's on Monday and we are all set!! I'm so excited already! I hope there will be some time in between the celebrations to go a bit of sight seeing...I heard Yangon is a beautiful place! See you soon!!!! (P.S. Anything you want from Hong Kong, just let me know. :D)

    Hey Purse, thanks so much for the heads-up. Actually, I'm on BG list already and just got the confirmation a few days ago that my blue jumbo is ready to be shipped out. So, it's coming my way now! Yay!!!

    Marsee, thanks! Hahahaha....I guess orange is the popular color here! See you on Sunday!! Sana your flights will be on time...remember we're having the nice shabu shabu dinner, ok ok?

    Hey Bonnie, thanks for your vote!'ll see what DH has got for me soon. :D Happy Holidays!



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