Friday, 1 May 2015

In an English Garden

Dans Un Jardin Anglais Hermès scarf designed by Alice Shirley
Dans Un Jardin Anglais Hermès scarf designed by Alice Shirley
I’m falling in love with the Hermès Paris scarves created by young British designer Alice Shirley, what a charming name. How can she be both Alice in Wonderland and Anne (of Green Gables) Shirley? It all started after I saw that Zebra Pegasus in blue which reminded me of our lovely trip to Santorini, Greece, many years ago. Unfortunately, I discovered the scarf only two months or so ago and this colour that I liked seemed to have been sold out on the UK Hermès website. I believe this was among her first designs for Hermès which became available in the A/W 2014 silk carré collection. In the end, this didn’t sadden me because I saw another creation of hers that I like - Dans Un Jardin Anglais (in photo, not sure what it is that attracts me to blue lately). It is suitable for framing! ***UPDATE*** MY HUSBAND GOT ME THE ZEBRA PEGASUS ONE DURING A BUSINESS TRIP TO AMERICA. YAY!

Other works she was involved in include writing and illustrating her own edition of Aesop’s Fables and teaching and mentoring for the Young Artists Program of the Prince’s Drawing School at the Natural History Museum and V&A Museum of Childhood.

Have a look at the details of the design over at her website. I’ve also checked out her Instagram account. I don’t have any social networking account so before I’m left breathless just looking at her photos, I've decided to channel my gushing via this post.
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