I've tried searching through the Noe threads and Clubhouse, but couldn't find any advice or pics on how to use a scarf instead of the leather tie that comes on the Epi Petit Noe. Duh, I mean of course, I can figure out that I just pull out the tie that's on there now and thread something else through the grommets, but I'm wondering... does it ruin the scarf in any way? If so, I don't want to use an LV. I'll pick up something else at TJMAXX! But, if it doesn't harm the scarf or bandeau, then does anyone have any suggestions as to what would look totally HOT on a Mandarin? Also, anyone with pics of a scarf-laced Petit Noe (any color)? I'd love to see! TIA.