|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.|
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?