Soie Folle

Soie Folle

>> 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!

– You can either leave a comment here on the blog or tweet me @susiebubble.  I will also be hosting the competition on Instagram in a series of posts so that people can enter there if they so wish.  

– 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.














0E5A8488Thanks to Hermès for all the silk finery, Fauna dress for providing a twisted tulle support and Lonely lingerie and Fendi shoes.


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  1. Gaptoothedgirl

    2014-05-27 at 11:08 AM

    I love this kind of “follies”!!
    XOX, Gap.

  2. Dominique

    2014-05-27 at 11:11 AM
  3. Edita

    2014-05-27 at 11:30 AM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because I feel I have forgotten how to have fun with silk scarves without even realising it. And what’s scary is that I am not the only who allowed this slippery silk accessory completely slip out of my mind.

    Constantly in a hurry, always in a rush, we forget how beautifully silk scarves can trail right behind us while we run like the wind down the stairs, up the escalators and right into the asphalt jungle that is the city of London.

    I want to revive that gentle nonchalant feeling of being just a bit frivolous with my silk scarf and let it fly away only to be caught by a passerby, causing laughter, conversation and even perhaps a coffee at 2pm tomorrow.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  4. sasa

    2014-05-27 at 12:50 PM

    wow, so many beautiful and amazing scarves:) XO

  5. David

    2014-05-27 at 2:59 PM

    A vision in white satin, a dress made of inconceivable florals and intricate geometrics, a dream come true, nothing quite beats the feeling of soft silk caressing her skin as she entered the Hermès Ball, all eyes on her, looking chic, feeling flirtatious but beyond everything, offering something truly majestic yet unique.

    Don’t enter me…just wanted to have a bit of fun with it. Good luck to everyone 🙂

  6. Francesca

    2014-05-27 at 4:03 PM

    What a Color Explosion! This is what I like to see, very inspiring 🙂

    Have a great day

  7. Phaedra

    2014-05-27 at 8:53 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermès silk ball because I would love to see it live, smooth silk and vivid colors, fantasy worlds and exotic sceneries, fairy tales in floating silk scarves.

    Dancing and dreaming and be amazed for one fantastic night ? Count me in!

  8. Anonymous

    2014-05-27 at 11:18 PM

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  9. Natalia | Fashioned by Love

    2014-05-28 at 8:02 AM

    What an opportunity! Funnily enough, I was blogging about Hermes last week and seeing this post made my heart skip a beat because it would be a dream come true…

    I would love to go to the Hermes silk ball because it would be a one in a lifetime chance for me to truly make my emotions palpable, envelop this precious memory into le carre and tie it with a twilly as if it was a present. 🙂 And then live in a moment…

    Hermes, whether it’s the word, the brand or the scarf, is simply irresistible, so please do count me in.



  10. Tantya

    2014-05-28 at 9:40 AM

    So much inspiring! You played all of those scarves to a beautiful outfit. So creative <3

    Keep writing more inspiring posts!

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  11. Andres Poiche

    2014-05-29 at 3:30 AM
  12. Suki Sabur

    2014-05-29 at 8:32 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because it’s the most perfect way to show off my own silk scarves that I made for my Final Collection, which were highly influenced by the magic of a Hermes scarf design and how it can completely transform an outfit. I got butterflies as soon as I heard about the Silk Ball and I’m already so excited!

  13. Anova

    2014-05-29 at 11:06 PM

    I love the way you’ve played with all the silk in this look, really inspirational and still looks very elegant and feminine! <3

  14. Julia

    2014-06-01 at 10:57 AM

    Woooow, that look is absolutely amazing! Love Hermès!!

  15. Pear

    2014-06-02 at 8:52 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because it will a great opportunity for myself to meet you and see the fabulous textile print of Hermes. I use to work on print design fabric which amazing experience. Now, I’m working on my MA project about the step into colour which inspired from your styling clothes. I really excite with the Hermes and scarves on you body. Love <3

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  17. safraonfashion

    2014-06-24 at 8:10 AM

    Wow! What you can do with Hermes scarfs :)) Amazing colors and patterns <3


  18. Suguru

    2014-07-07 at 2:13 PM

    Beautiful colors, and creative way of rocking the Hermes scarves!!!


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