Update 31/07/20 with lovely Hermès Plumes en Fête

This is a really quick update at the end of the working week. I’m currently sitting in bed, with a large fan next to me, and I am absolutely gasping for breath in the heat. Earlier, I went out into the garden to hang out the washing and I couldn’t believe how warm it was.

Sadly, my serious mental health issues mean that I only feel safe and secure in my bedroom. If I put my head outdoors, I am immediately terrified. So, whilst I can do very quick outdoor tasks, I still cannot bring myself to sit outside with a book, as I would have done in previous summers. I will try again tomorrow.

Apparently, Hermès UK should be putting some of the new Autumn/Winter 2020 scarves and shawls online from tomorrow. I do hope so. I have been following the relevant thread on The Purse Forum for ages and I think I now know which scarves and colourways would work for me. But it is so hard to decide!

I have a plan to buy a shawl this season. They are humongously expensive, but, as I don’t spend my money on lavish (or even basic) entertainment, I think that I can save up for one. Add in my birthday money (November) and Christmas cash (yes, this is serious forward planning) and maybe one will be within my reach!

One of these gorgeous Plumes en Fête 140cm cashmere/silk shawls is my goal (if you click on an image, you will see a larger version plus the code number in small type beginning with an H)…

… but which would be best? As I already have a 140cm cashmere/silk shawl in blues from Liberty of London, I am thinking of getting a colourway which will look lovely with grey. Any ideas? (Bear in mind that the colours in these images are not quite accurate, to help prevent fraud).

Please let me know your preferences in the comments. It would be so helpful.

Love and best wishes,



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7 Responses to Update 31/07/20 with lovely Hermès Plumes en Fête

  1. Carole says:

    Hope you’re feeling better. Re the Plumes, I wear a lot of grey, and also blue and black, and I would wear any of the colorways with gray. Maybe not the full gray CW, but most of the other colorways would look great with gray.


  2. Joan Djakov Tieman says:

    Hope you improve a little each day and will eventually be able to spend more time outside. As for which Plumes en Fête to select, it is a difficult division to make as they are all exquisite. Mine arrived today in CW12. It is absolutely gorgeous! It is my first shawl and I am delighted with it. The photos I have seen of you in blue Hermès scarves are lovely. I think the blue CWs are calling you.
    Good luck deciding!


  3. I hope you feel better soon! I wish I could help. 😔 Maybe having someone you trust and spend time with you in your safe space could help? Idk, you’ve probably already tried that.

    As for scarves, I’m leaning towards H243433S 04 but I think that’s my personal preference to pinks and lighter colors. 😅 ill deffo be adding it to my own wish list! And sorry I hadn’t commented in years, just getting back into blogging regularly and remembered to check in on ya. 😁


    • The Librain says:

      I am so sorry that I didn’t answer these comments at the time. You can now see that I have indeed bought the shawl and I will be wearing it as often as I can over the Autumn and Winter months. Many thanks to you all for your suggestions. Best wishes, Anne X

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  4. Helena says:

    Wish you all the best and I hope you’re feeling better by now.
    I got 2 Plumes en Fete in silk, one in blue and green, and the other has the brown background w lot of pink and other colors.
    Which shawl colorway did you get?
    I really enjoy your blog.
    I got acte 111 scene 1 silk scarf in two colors because it was so hard to pick one.
    Somehow I always end up with silk, I love Carre 90 size and have never bought a shawl before.

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    • The Librain says:

      Dear Helen, I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to reply. I bought this version of the cashmere/silk Plumes en Fête H243433S 04. Like you, I usually buy the 90s. I can only manage the cashmere/silks very rarely as I have to save up for months! X


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