May 20, 2011

Fashion Cities of the World: Fluttering on Silk Scarves.

How to capture the spirit of a fashion city in 
a few brush strokes?

On a fluttering silk scarf?

Hmm, who could do that?

Why, just ask brilliant illustrator Kerrie Hess.
She has teamed up with L'avion
to produce this delectable collection
 in the fashion city scarf range.
Man, has she nailed the city spirit of each!

 New York features black & white colouring,
with very dapper 5th avenue shoppers,
ready for a night on Broadway, 
or an afternoon at the Met.
It's Deco, delicious and witty.

Paris is, of course, in Parisian pink
What else?
There are poodles + fabulous gowns. 
With elegant buildings & bows in the corners,
this scarf is très chic for macaroons at Ladurée.

London has a cheeky red phone box,
with a royal blue trim. 
It's poised and assured, just like the city.
The perfect accessory, 
twirled around one's wrist,
 for afternoon tea.

Sydney would have to be blue, 
in a city that reflects the blue harbour
in an almost~always azure sky.
This scarf could be whipped 
out of a colourful handbag,
to tie in one's hair, 
while driving a convertible.

Tokyo is vibrantly pink and red,
with flashing neon splashes of citrus yellow. 
It's a bold vivacity to match the city.
Modernity + classic style.

But of course my favourite is 
the newly released Melbourne scarf.
Capturing the city's 19th century elegance
in a building with chandeliers & pink staircases,
with the sophisticated flamboyance of 
a fuchsia strapless gown. 
This is a city that doesn't take itself too seriously
but is here for a good time. 

I love the life that jumps out from the page 
of Kerrie Hess's illustrations.

From these delicate feminine styles... the bold and the graphic. 

Just stunning, don't you think?

You can purchase these gorgeous L'avion 
scarves online.

Images: scarves by L'avion 
illustrations: Kerrie Hess & Kerrie Hess blog


  1. Amazing scarves - I collect them and this would be great to add.) Have a lovely weekend,
    A xx

  2. ooh, I love these. Simple, yet creative, the way I like my clothes and accessories.

  3. I have lots of scarves, specially when it's cold I use them all the time.
    Great pics.
    Wish you a nice weekend.
    Big hugs.

  4. I love these drawings! You are on such a glamour kick--hooray! Don't we all need it? Yes, yes we do. ;)

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  5. WOW, this is absolutely amazing. So unique, glamorous, artistic, and chic! I have been more and more into scarves lately...really want these! By the way, thank you so much for your kind words on our new skirt, really means so much!!


  6. Her illustrations are beautiful...I love them. They actually remind me a little bit of my illustrations too. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Love her illustrations, they are so elegant and beautiful...the colours just bring the drawings to life :))
    Have a great w/end

  8. I am so getting one of these. Of course New York and maybe Melbourne....thanks for blogging about them as I have serious love for these scarves.

  9. Stunningly beautiful! Reminds me a little if a skirt I got in France - a John Paul Gaultier with illustrations on fabric. One to treasure for life x

  10. So lovely to see something so different and so beautiful. Love them all, but would have to say, you came up trumps in Melbourne there! Annie x.

  11. These scarves are gorgeous! I love scarves x

  12. great post and lovely blog

  13. What a gorgeous post! Love it. Your blog is beautiful and so inspirational. I am looking forward to reading much more! Thank you for finding my blog the other day, so glad you enjoyed reading x

  14. Oh lordy, I want scarves! These are fab!

  15. a pleasant surprise to drop by Glamour Drops with delicious inspirations, a stunning at these scarf arts.  my passion for scarf arts have been long, and now conducting  Scarf Creative Fantasy (SCF) workshop for sharing scarf arts. welcome to drop by & .
    cheers, T. Chan


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