Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My first Alexander McQueen silk scarf

I saw this beautiful coral Alexander McQueen silk scarf with cream skull on another blogger's (Ella Pretty) Valentine's Day post. I thought the coral colour was amazing! It was something I would wear even though I'm not a very "girly colour" person. I was talking to one of my friends on Facebook and she told me she got the exact same colour Alexander McQueen scarf and that she loves it. She told me that there was only a few remaining at Holt Renfrew. So I got it put on hold.

It was a Friday. I was having a pretty crummy week lately. Things weren't going my way. So I thought that in the end, I didn't deserve this scarf (I know, I have a weird thought process). So I went to Holt Renfrew to be considerate and with the mindset of telling them I won't get the scarf. But then, I saw it in person. Holy moly the colour was beautiful. It was a bright saturated coral colour with light cream skulls. I smiled at it and thought, how could I pass this up? and then I bought it. It was $325 before tax in case any of you want to buy one.

Even though the black with white skulls and the white with black skulls are classic colours. For some reason, I just didn't want those colour combinations. So, I put myself on the waitlist for the navy scarf with the rust skulls. After that, I think I'm done because the navy will be my winter/fall scarf and the coral one will be my spring/summer scarf.

Here is an outfit that I wore to work on this sunny day

Wilfred cardigan, T. Babaton tank and pants, Zara flats, and Alexander McQueen silk scarf

When I bought the scarf, they didn't offer me a box. I wanted a box for storage purposes so I went to the women's clothing department and they were happy to give me one. Yay!
In natural light, the camera makes it look lighter than it is.

In indoor lighting at night, the camera makes it look more orangey.


It's hard to capture the true colour but it's a beautiful salmon coral colour (like in this last photo, the area of the scarf closest to my neck is the true colour)

33 comments:

  1. Yeee we should wear ours together! :)

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  2. The scarf is absolutely gorgeous Kerri! The color looks beautiful on you.

    I was debating whether to get the scarf in the color you have or in beige with ivory skulls (something lighter for spring/summer). Your pictures makes me want to get this coral one :)

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    1. omg the beige and ivory skulls would have been the next colour combo to pick for the summer/spring scarf =) you should get it! it's quite the statement piece. even though it has skulls on it lol

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    2. Eeeeps I think I will get the beige and ivory skulls one! Your amazing blog is a terrible influence on me - I love that! :D

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    3. I want to see picture when you get yours! LOL I'm sorry XD But I'm glad it's a helpful media for fashionistas =)

      as I say in life..."life is short, buy nice things and enjoy!" but don't go broke doing so tho =)

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    4. You are so right on that life is short and it must be enjoyed! I've been good with not spending (too much) lately, I think a scarf is a great treat! :) I'll let you know when I post pictures! I'm so excited now!!

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  3. Thanks for the link back! I'm so excited you found the scarf - now I'll get good ideas on what to wear it with LOL! The navy one for fall souns so pretty. I was seriously tempted by this gorgeous green on green scarf they had...maybe hubby will get it for our next Valentine :-)

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    1. hey np! it all started when i saw your scarf hehe. yeah i think wearing it with black is nice. it adds a pop of colour because it's gloomy and raining a lot here in Vancouver. it's still winter time in my eyes

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  4. I love the colour you got, Kerri! So pretty.

    xo, alison*elle

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  5. That is such a pretty color! I want one too now... lol :(

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  6. i actually really love that scarf. for some reason i think the classic black & white one are so ugly!!!!!!!! but i love love this one <3!!!

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    1. awww thanks. the black and white ones may be a little more "rough" or "rock and roll" looking since the colours give off a more "tough" vibe if you know what i mean lol. I love how they do lots of neat colour combos =)

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  7. The contrast between the black and the coral is gorgeous.

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    1. thanks hun! do you wear yours a lot? i actually really adore your colour combo

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  8. I love it! The colour is fun & unique yet this is still definitely a classic piece! :)

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  9. I agree that the black and white looks more edgy and rocker like. The coral one you got gives off a soft and feminine vibe even with the skull print! Love your purchase!

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  10. Can you please tell me the numbers on the Holt Renfrew tag?

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    1. 0596 022
      0038316162
      01014 1000 085

      i hope this helps!

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    2. Thank you!

      I bought mine but it doesn't have a tag :( but on my receipt it says 38316162 Scarf Classic Skull, do you think that's the colour code?
      I hope it's the same one as yours cause I love the colour! but mine is more orangey/peachy than pink :(

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  11. ooooo i LOVE the color of your mcqueen scarf! good choice

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  12. is this a limited edition!!?? I NEED THIS, but wanna make sure it will be available within next few weeks?

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    1. perhaps give the department store a call and see if they have the coral scarf available?

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    2. it's not a limited edition..it's the spring summer 2012 colour so i guess it's seasonal

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  13. Wow that is a gorgeous scarf! I've always wanted one of the McQueen scarves but can't justify the price. ...that and my mom thought it was some scary death scarf when she saw my cousin wearing the black/white one LOL. It looks amazing on you :)

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  14. Love, love, looooooooooove it! But I must say I love your YSL ring more!

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