>> Further to my announcement that Hermès and Style Bubble are inviting lucky folks to their London Silk Ball, I thought I’d put silken money where my mouth is and have a go at tying myself up into a gigantic decorative knot with the help of stacks of Hermès silk scarves in various sizes, silk twillys and their new sized maxi twillys (perfect for makeshift bodices and cummerbunds). Taking a cue from Hermès’ SS14 Soie Folle (literally “crazy silk”) campaign, I thought I’d let Hermès’ latest imaginative batch of geometrics, florals and globe trotting motifs do all the talking – tied up, twisted and tucked into some supporting garments, and in this case I used a tulle dress by Fauna, with Lonely lingerie underneath to provide extra elastic straps for the scarves to be knotted around. It took me a good half an hour to figure out where the scarves could be slotted in and to navigate the different billowing volumes of a 140×140 versus a 90×90 carré. Basically a Bank Holiday Sunday well spent. And I *think* I managed to break my personal best of how many patterns and prints I can wear in one outfit. This Hermès crazy silk permutation takes me up to eight different prints in total. Good to know that silk scarves provide one route of going one better in the madcap methodology of print mixing. In the run up to the Silk Ball, I’ll be trying to figure out other soie folle combinations… hopefully the people who are chosen to attend by 6th June will also have enough time to do a bit of silk experimentation on their own.
Here’s a recap of the competition to enter for you and a guest to attend the Hermès Silk Ball. If you’ve entered on Instagram, Twitter or on my previous post, no need to enter again!
– Just complete the following sentence
“I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because… ”
– Obviously on Twitter you’re limited by 140 characters but if you’re leaving a comment, feel free to go word wild.
– If you’re commenting, please enter a real email address in the comment field so that we can contact you and on Twitter, please follow me so that I can DM you if you are chosen.
– I’ll be picking out the answers and you’ll be notified either by email or DM if you are chosen as a guest. All guests chosen will be free to bring a plus one to the ball.
T’s and C’s: You have to be over 18. Obviously don’t enter if you know you cannot attend the ball on Thursday June 26th. Please be aware that you would need to be in London on the night and obviously you’ll need to get yourself to the ball. You must also have a verified UK address to enter as Hermès would need to mail a physical invite to you. All answers must be submitted by 6th June to be eligible.