Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

My least favorite Hermes scarf…

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,

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or, Henri d’Origny, 1974 Original Issue

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.

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or, Henri d’Origny, 1974 Original Issue and of course with my favorite – black

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.

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with collarless jacket

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!

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with black
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or even stands up to this pink

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or, Henri d’Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with black
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with a white windbreaker
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with a navy blue windbreaker
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with same neutral blazer
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Now I think here it is the Eperon making the “blah” blazer pop 🙂
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with a beige blazer
Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue
Eperon D’Or with a light blue double breasted blazer

 

 

 

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