► SCARVES AROUND THE WRIST: ONE OF A KIND SILK BRACELET

What about if, for once, you decided to wear your silk scarves differently and add sparkle to your outfit with an original bracelet? With 27×27” (36x36cm) silk twill scarves  or with twillies you can easily create different fancy and dazzling bracelets, from casual to chic.

As often possibilities are endless. Here is a selection of styles you may want to try…

SIMPLE SILK BRACELET

Wrap your scarf twice around your wrist and make a double knot.

French scarves: Paris design, silk twill, green color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied as a silk bracelet.

French scarves: Paris design, silk twill, green color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied as a silk bracelet (2)

 

SCARF AROUND A BANGLE

First make sure your bangle is not too tight: you want to be able to pull your hand through it once you are done… Wrap your scarf again and again around your bangle until it fully covers it. Finish with a knot. Et voilà!

French scarves: silk twill, neon blue color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; wrapped around a bangle

French scarves: silk twill, neon blue color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; wrapped around a bangle (2)

 

SCARF BRACELET AND WATCH

Wrap your scarf twice around your wrist. Make a double knot. Then wear your watch over your scarf bracelet (looks nice too with a gold chain bracelet over or intertwined with your scarf; yet make sure the bracelet you use will not ruin your scarf – silver or bronze is not a good option; bracelets with sharp angles are not a good option either)

French scarves: Paris design, silk twill, pink color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied as silk bracelet under a watch

 

SCARF AND SCARF RING

Using a scarf ring, pull each end of your scarf through each loop of the ring. Bring the two ends of your scarf down and tie with a knot at the opposite side of your wrist. And here you are wearing a lovely and original bracelet!

French scarves: silk twill, peach color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied with a scarf ring and wrapped around the wrist to create an original bracelet.

Which styles are you ready to try?

► ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ SILK SCARVES: THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Time to get ready: in just a few weeks we are going to celebrate Christmas. Yippee!

christmas tree

For many of us, Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our loved ones and to offer them presents. Yet the “gift hunt” can be a pain… What to buy? How to pick the right gift for her or for him? Where to go? How to avoid the unpleasant Christmas rush? How to make money wise choices?

If you are looking for a present for her, here are many reasons why you should consider ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves to please your beloved:

A LIFE TIME GIFT: A silk scarf is a precious accessory easy to wear and to enjoy all year round. Nothing to do with a box of chocolate truffles or with perfume – two much appreciated Christmas basics – which unfortunately will be gone in a glimpse…Nothing to do either with an art book which will remain unopened for years on a coffee table…And the list of ephemeral or useless gifts could go on and on!

These silky flowers will last forever…

Floral scarves: blue Floral scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™

And they come in a lovely signature box

Signature gift box by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves. A precious silk scarf deserves a precious box!

 

LARGE CHOICE OF COLORS: you know it: there are shades she is fond of and others she doesn’t really care for… ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves come in a large array of colors, from soft pastel to bold. Blue, red, green, black or white: we have them all. It makes it easier for you to choose the right one.

All you have to do is pick the right color!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves: a large choice of colors!

 

NO SIZE ISSUES: You have probably experienced this terribly disappointing moment… You pick a nice sweater or a nice dress for her, wrap it with love, and place it under the Christmas tree. At one point, she will open her Christmas present with excitement and decide – women cannot wait – to try on right away what is in the box. And… gee… it doesn’t fit! Step 1: even though she might not show it, she is disappointed (who wouldn’t be?). Step 2: one of you has now to deal with item exchange. Who likes that? With a silk scarf, you are sure not to go through size issues!

 

CELEBRATING A SPECIAL MOMENT: she enjoyed or is looking forward to a next trip to Paris… Your vacation on a cruise ship remains a memorable moment… She still speaks of the first time you showed up with flowers… All ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves tell a story and each of these stories is a lovely way to celebrate or reminisce a unique instant. It will make the scarf you are offering her even more special!

Vive Paris!

Eiffel Tower: with love from Paris by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves: this blue silk scarf inspired by Paris, the City of Romance, makes a wonderful Christmas gift for those who love Paris!

 

A GIFT FOR EVERY BUDGET: Christmas is a rough time for budgets. With scarves running from $60 (silk twillies) to $320 (made in France classic silk twill square scarves, size 36×36″), ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ has options for each budget.  And in case you decide to compare prices, please be aware that Hermès silk twill 36×36″ scarves cost $435 – before shipping…

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ twillies: a cute gift for only $60

Silk twillies by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: modern designs and colors easy to wear

 

SHOPPING COMFORTABLY: we all love the Christmas atmosphere, don’t we? Yet, when it’s time to enter stores packed with people, to fight the crowd and to wait forever at the register, it’s not fun at all! No wonder why today more and more people like to shop on the web. Like many of our customers, make yourself comfortable and take time to explore ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ large collection of silk scarves. Then place your order! We take care of all the rest! Remember also that shipping is free in the US for orders above $80 and free for all other countries for orders above $200.

We ship worldwide!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves: shipping worldwide!

 

Christmas is almost there. Time to make the right decision: all you need to do is to pick among all ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves the right one(s) for her! Finally remember that if you need advice, our stylist team is here to help!

► APPROPRIATE ATTIRE AND RIGHT SCARF AT WORK

Believe it or not, a recent survey (KB image consultant) came out with surprising (or maybe not so surprising) results regarding women at work. The major conclusion of this survey is that, whatever college degrees and professional skills a woman has, her appearance counts for about 60% in the credibility customers or other staff members place in her. In other words women’s look at work is essential.

Remember the movie “Devil wears Prada”: Anne Hathaway is a young smart graduate from college. She gets her first job in a famous fashion magazine. Yet, she dresses so poorly that all her colleagues look at her with contempt. It’s only when she starts being more stylish that she succeeds in impressing her (icy) fashion Chief Editor (wonderful Meryl Streep!) and in gaining her trust…

Anne Hathaway in "Devil wears Prada"
Before…
Anne Hathaway in "Devil wears Prada" wearing a lovely Chanel suit
After…

It is sad in a sense to think that form and style can win over skills and substance. On the other hand, it’s better to face reality: women remain women no matter what and they have assets men don’t have. Yesss! (sorry guys and fierce women’s lib supporters but that’s the way it is…)

The first good news is that women can easily work on their look and improve it – without overdoing of course – to optimize their chance to be successful in their job. The other good news this survey comes up with is that accessories, and more especially scarves, are women’s best allies to dress up in an appropriate and subtle way. It all depends on how you choose / tie / wear your scarf.

The first thing to do is to determine which “work family” is yours. There are roughly three main work categories and, depending on the one you belong to, here are different scarf styles we suggest

  • Formal interactive jobs (insurance, bank, finance, real estate, justice, etc..)

Opt for a preppy, simple and timeless business suit. Wear a neck scarf tied to the front over your jacket in a pretty classic way. Stay away from low cut tops, short skirts, over the edge shoes and wild outfits. You want to convey the image of someone trustworthy and reliable. Remember that your image will reflect the image of your company.

French silk scarf, neon green by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck with a pearl necklace

French silk scarf, white and brown, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck\

French silk scarf, Paris theme, pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck in a fluffy kerchief

French silk scarf, winter theme, pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck and secured with a scarf ring

French silk scarf, winter theme, blue color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck

 

  • “Exposed” communication jobs (media, fashion, advertising, PRs, artists)

You need to stand out of the crowd, to prove you have imagination and you keep up with the trend. Accent your personality with a touch of (under control though) originality. Pick trendy and bright colors and wear your scarf in an innovative and eye-catching way such as a fashionable headband, a silk belt or a dazzling top. Tie it in a spectacular way. Difference should be your motto!

French silk scarf, floral pattern, blue color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a large headband

French silk scarf, white and brown, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck as a fluffy halter top

French silk scarf, Silk Road theme, orange color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck

French silk scarf, astrology and zodiac theme, blue color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied a la Grace Kelly

French silk scarf, floral theme, green color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a narrow boho headband

Extra large silk scarf, multicolor, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a large belt

 

  • Jobs with limited direct interactivity (administration, working from home or over the phone)

Wear your scarf in a relatively casual way. If a pair of jeans is your favorite outfit, just zest it up with a scarf. Lucky you: Friday wear applies to every day of your week…Though you care about your image, you are not stuck into strict dress codes.

French silk scarf, Silk Road theme, vivid pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a belt

French silk scarf, Silk Road theme, neon blue color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a neck bandana or kerchief

French silk scarf, Paris theme, green color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck and embellished with a ring

French silk scarf, astrology zodiac theme, white color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied in a casual way around the neck

French silk scarf, Paris theme, blue color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around the neck in a casual way

 

Whatever your job is, there is a scarf style for you!

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