Chambray and Madras

I have fallen in love with a new scarf that I had made for my shop. It is an original design by Drake’s, an english manufacturer of quality ties and scarves. I have been working with Drake’s for 25 years now. It all started when I was working in the creative department for Ralph Lauren 25 years ago. The president of RL in Europe introduced me to the then owner, Mr. Michael Drake. Michael and I became good friends, and I have always admired his work. He primarily sources out of Scotland as I do. He always works with the best mills.

Mr. Drake recently retired and sold his business to a young man who seems to be able to carry on business as usual. I Pray So, because I have become accustomed to their fabulous designs and quality wear.

Back to my scarf!!! It has become a pareo on my Greek vacation. I discovered it’s incredible lightness of being and have adopted it officially as one of my summer essentials. I shall take very good care of this precious piece of cloth, because it might be the last time they do manufacture it. One never knows in the fickle world of fashion. This particular scarf was made in Italy by one of the best spinning mills around. They have been in existence for over 100 years. My scarf/pareo is a cotton and linen melange, and is made as a traditional madras fabric. I have always had a passion for madras. Marvelous to have a mixture of awesome new fabric and an old world madras design.

My chambray shirt is an old vintage one that I have had since my Texas college days in West Texas.

Lilly Pulitzer swimsuit and Rondini tropezienne sandals.

Last day at the Lagonissi Resort Hotel. Tomorrow sees me back to Athens to fit in a bit of classic tourism before heading back to Paris.

Acropolis, here I come!!!


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