I know… How can I possibly even say such a thing!
Please let me explain. “It” was a gift, a very generous gift, but not my first choice as far as the colors were concerned. A vintage original issue Hermes Eperon d’Or,
I should have been thrilled! But I could not get passed the, what I called, “blah” colors, which in my opinion did nothing for my skin tone and did not go with anything I owned. Simply, this scarf lacked that certain pizzazz.
Feeling very guilty and definitely ungrateful, I still folded it neatly and tucked it into one of my scarf drawers. I thought at least I should take some photos for my flickr page and so I did.
That same evening, going out to dinner, all dressed up ready to go I realized, I had to bring a scarf because the wind had picked up. Wind is a real problem on Malta. So I grabbed the only scarf within reach, the very same Eperon, that I photographed earlier that afternoon and had not had the chance to “shove” back into a drawer. I hesitated, as I contemplated my outfit and scarf choice, but my friends a little impatient (and definitely hungry) insisted on getting going.
I wore it, the entire evening, at dinner, over dessert… I really liked the soft vintage silk against my neck. When some water accidentally splattered on it in the bathroom, I was not outraged, like I would have been with some of my “favorites”. I checked myself out in the mirror and had to admit this scarf was not THAT bad afterall!
After a lovely dinner, I threw it over the back of a chair in the dressing room on the way to bed. The next morning I had to run to the post office and because the wind had not subsided, I grabbed the same Eperon that hung over the chair from the night before. And I found myself reaching for it more and more.
No, it was definitely NOT love at first sight.
But I have to admit, I truly love this scarf now.
As a matter of fact I don’t wear any other scarf as much as I do this Eperon. I love it because it is a true workhorse. Starting out “imperfect”, has allowed me not to worry about “ruining” it. It is a chameleon, in that its colors, I once thought of as drab, go with just about anything and everything that hangs in my closet.
I absolutely adore how it feels and drapes, both qualities that only come with its 40 years of age. This scarf has been an absolute “must” accessory for me and I take it on all my travels. I get more compliments on it than any of my other scarves…
Simply said: I love my Eperon d’Or!