Dancing with the Belles du Mexique

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One of my very favorite Hermès scarves is this one: BELLES DU MEXIQUE by designer Virginie Jamin from the spring/summer 2007 collection. First of all I like the idea of symmetry: it’s a scarf that can be folded nearly any way and it will always look “in place”. On second sight I’m in love with the bright colors. Seen from the top are – from the inside out – a dancer in an orange skirt surrounded by the sombreros of four other people. And from there on its skirt after skirt in any imaginable color combination. You can see the women twirling around, hair and scarves pirouetting in the wind. – If you close your eyes and listen carefully – can you hear the mariachi band playing?

Belles du Mexique - Detail

Belles du Mexique – Detail

Eines meiner Lieblingstücher ist BELLES DU MEXIQUE aus der Frühling/Sommer Kollektion des Jahres 2007. Das Design stammt von der Künstlerin Virginie Jamin. Ich mag Symmetrie gern, das ist definitiv eine Besonderheit dieses Musters – egal wie man das Tuch faltet, es bleibt symmetrisch. Und die Farben – ein Augenschmaus! Schaut man sich das Tuch aus der Vogelperspektive an – von der MItte nach aussen gehend – so sieht man eine Frau in einem orangefarbenen Tellerrock, die vier Gestalten in Sombreros umkreisen. Weiter nach aussen gehend, nur mehr sich drehende Röcke, in allen erdenklichen Farben. Die Frauen tanzen und ihre Haare und Schleifen drehen sich im Wind, alles ist in Bewegung. Wenn Sie Ihre Augen schließen, können Sie im Hintergrund die Musik der Mariachi Gruppe hören?

Belles du Mexique - Detail

Belles du Mexique – Detail

from: Le Carré Hermès, (c) Hermès

“At first sight, the Belles Mexique scarf looks simply like a large Mexican rug decorated with rows of multicolored circles. But when we consider the design more carefully, we are struck by its whirlwind effect, the frenetic arm movements of the dancers as they twirl like tops and spread their skirts in broad corollas. In the central square, the girl is surrounded by four male dancers of whom we see only their sombrero and a glimmer of multicolored scarf. The Belles du Mexique scarf is animated, rhythmic, alive with music. It is the joyous evocation of Mexican fiestas with their traditional Mariachi musicians. Playing violins, guitars and brass instruments, they intone many beloved songs which infectiously invite the crowd to join in: “La Bamba”, “La Negra”, “La Cucaracha” … For the Hat Dance, a tradition in the State of Jalisco and its capital, Guadalajara, the male dancers stand in parallel lines, their bodies hardly moving, while their fleet execute rapid, complex steps. We can easily imagine the girl dancers, their backs arched and their chignons tightly knotted, noisily stomping their feet to mark the beat.”

 

 

I’ve had quite a few color combinations of BELLES DU MEXIQUE scarves in my hands – none of them was ever the perfekt match. Here the green is to harsh for my complexion. So if anybody out there might have i.e. one in pink or black and would like to swap, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Ich habe schon einige Farbkombinationen dieses BELLES DU MEXIQUE in den Händen gehabt, habe aber bisher noch nicht die perfekte Farbkomination für mich gefunden. Der Grünton in diesem Tuch ist zu hart für meinen Teint. Falls Sie ein Tuch – evtl. in pink oder schwarz – haben, das Sie mit mir tauschen möchten, bitte unbedingt melden!

Belles du Mexique Twilly

Belles du Mexique Twilly

Something I don’t want to part from is my BELLES DU MEXIQUE Twilly, but you guessed that, right?

Wovon ich mich absolut nicht trennen möchte ist mein BELLES DU MEXIQUE Twilly, aber das haben Sie sich ohnehin schon gedacht, nicht wahr?

      🙂       Have a bright and HAPPY Thursday!       🙂

      🙂       Ihnen einen strahlenden und SCHÖNEN Donnerstag!      🙂

x

N.B: Find my weekly schedule for NaBloPoMo here.

P.S.: Hier gibt’s den Wochenplan für mein persönlichen NaBloPoMo.

      x 

NaBloPoMo November 2014

7 Comments
  • silkpathdiary
    November 13, 2014

    I absolutely the love this design too! The bright colours, movement and joy it captures are amazing and would make me smile every time I wore it. But like you, I’ve been waiting for the right colour combination. I hope you find it soon and in the meantime your twilly is just perfect! 🙂

    • happyface313
      November 14, 2014

      🙂 Isn’t it just special?!
      Somewhere out there is the right color way for both of us! 🙂

  • Wawi Waka
    November 13, 2014

    Beautiful! And the more I look into the detail you so wonderfully describe, the more I see the colors popping against each other, and yes, the ladies skirts swirling… just lovely. It’s a beautiful scarf and I hope you find the right one to trade with. 🙂 <3

    • happyface313
      November 14, 2014

      🙂 Isn’t it special? Every time you look at the scarf you’ll find something new, something that makes it so brilliant! xo 🙂

  • jackiemallon
    November 13, 2014

    You’ve got such an enviable archive! X

    • happyface313
      November 14, 2014

      🙂 Thank you very much! Some pieces are quite special 🙂
      xo 🙂

  • happyface313
    November 14, 2014

    🙂 Thank you very much! 🙂

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