Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hit of Hermès: Tohu Bohu Twilly

Tohu Bohu Twilly worn as bracelet.

I’ve talked before about my love of Twillys—the little Hermès scarf made of silk twill that measures 33 inches long by 2 inches wide—and that I think of them as ties for girls. When I need a pop of vibrant color I love putting on this particular pattern, Tohu Bohu, with its yellows, oranges, pinks and purples on an orangey-red background. It was love at first sight when I spied this beauty at the Wall Street Hermès store but did I buy it right away? No, I went home and thought about it for a couple of months. It’s amazing the store still had it when I called to find out if it was available. It’s like it waited for me.

Twilly tied to my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute tote in patent aubergine. With flash.

Without flash.

For some word origin trivia, I just learned that the word “Tohu Bohu” means “chaos, confusion,” which helps to explain the wild swirl of numbers and letters spelling 24, Fbg, Paris, France.

Ah, 24 Fbg, shorthand for 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Paris address of the Hermès flagship store. The mothership! The next time I go to Paris I will definitely visit that address and a Twilly (at least) will be coming back to Brooklyn with me.



This is your friendly reminder that Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I would love to have you join us for “How I Wear My: Favorite Silk Scarf” on May 1. In one year’s time I have become addicted to Hermès silk, so I am definitely sharing another scarf from my small H collection, but we’d love to see whatever silk scarf is your favorite—any brand (even no brand!), any size or pattern. Please come knock us dead with the colors, the way you wear it, or the story behind why it’s your favorite. These silk squares hold such mysteries, such passion. Won’t you share yours with us?

7 comments:

SACRAMENTO said...

I didn´t know all those things, ahhhhhh. You clever!!!
I handle just about every clothing item, but scarf i am useless at. I have about 30 that friends and family have given me through the years, but i do not know what to do with them. This is a real challenge for me.
have a lovely Sunday, dear Jill
Have you got a Pinterest account so i can follow your???
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jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, just tie one of those scarves around a bag (or your wrist) and join us!

As for Pinterest, I don't have an account but was thinking of setting one up. It seems kind of fun. Do you love it? XO, Jill

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

LOVE the bracelet idea...I am going to use that idea this week!! Thanks so much....see you Tuesday!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I adore Hermes scarves and your twilly is a perfect pop of colour. I like the randomness of the pattern.
I am participating this time and thank you for the reminder Jill.

Serene McEntyre said...

I love scarves, but I rarely wear them. I never can pass one up, but then they end up sitting in my closet for a long time! As you've seen, I tend to tie them to my purse, and I've also seen them tied to the wrist, so I may start wearing them as a bracelet of sorts. Yours is just BEAUTIFUL! Hugs! ~Serene

Terri said...

I sent Adrienne a photo--another variation on my mushroom scarf. I love your Twilly--and it looks great with the bag. Perhaps I'll have one, come December.

Anonymous said...

I really like how that pattern ties up. When I read this post earlier this week, I was reminded of my own little Twilly, which is blue and purple and features Birkin/Kelly bag fasteners straps on it, and secured it around the handle of my Longchamp tote.

Marsi