Hermès Of Paris
May. 20th, 2008
02:10 pm - Collier de chien
I'm interested in a collier de chien cuff with black leather and silver hardware... does anyone know how much these retail for? Is there a waiting list for them?
I'm obviously skeptical of eBay.
Jan. 21st, 2008
Jan. 8th, 2008
Dec. 15th, 2007
Hermès have released a new addition to their Hermessence collection named Brin de Réglisse. The name translates into english as strand of liquorice, which is quite appropriate as the one of the two main scents in the perfume is liquorice (the other is Lavender). The perfume was created by Hermès head parfumeur Jean Claude Ellena who was inspired by the scent of dry lavender in the south of France during the summer. Brin de Réglisse also contains notes of orange blossom and hay.
Dec. 13th, 2007
Artisans and their creations at the Hermès leather workshop in Pantin. Photographs by Todd Eberle.
From Hermès to Eternity
Almost two centuries ago, a royal coronation might be delayed until the arrival of its exquisitely stitched Hermès carriage fittings, just as today even the richest women must wait for an exquisitely stitched Hermès Birkin bag. With the family-run French company passing to a sixth generation, the author chronicles its rise to global pre-eminence, where a modern aesthetic meets the humble tools—awls, mallets, needles, knives, and stones—of unsurpassed tradition.
by Laura Jacobs September 2007
‘The world is divided into two: those who know how to use tools, and those who do not."
"We are an industrial company with 12 divisions, which designs, makes, and retails its products. We aren't a holding company."
Atop 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré a statue, affectionately known as "l'artificier," waves Hermès scarves.
"We will continue to make things the way the grandfathers of our grandfathers did."
For 28 years, from 1978 to 2006, the most quotable voice in retail—pragmatic, poetic—came from Jean-Louis Dumas, the head of a company that in every other way speaks with its hands. It is an old company with a Protestant spine and a Parisian perfectionism, one of the oldest family-owned-and-controlled companies in France. Its name alone prompts sighs of desire among those in the know, and those in the know run the gamut from French housewife to fashionista to queen (both kinds), from social climber to Olympic equestrian to C.E.O. The name itself is a sigh, a flight, and its proper pronunciation must often be taught. "Air-mez"—as in the messenger god with winged sandals. Mischievous, witty, ingenious Hermès.
"We don't have a policy of image, we have a policy of product."
Dec. 6th, 2007
12:36 pm - Troika, anyone?
what is everyone's take on the new Troika?
i think it's gorgeous to look at and probably just as gorgeous to touch! this Troika HAC looks like a great bag for winter when piling on the sweaters and fur collars/stoles.
Nov. 29th, 2007
11:06 pm - little one
rouge vermillion 30 cm birkin in togo with gold hardware
i've invited a few people on my friends list who i thought might be interested in keeping up w/ this community. if you don't care to read (or post! feel free to post, lovelies!!) than just decline it. but if you want to keep up with my obsession because you yourself are obsessed, then join please. right now anyone can but if it gets more populated, i'll start moderating since i wont tolerate "for sale" or off topic posts.
haha i have terrible insomnia can you tell? im fucking nutty.
first week i got her . i like how this photo shows off the grain
love how these two look together
stupidly ruined this great natural light picture by marking the pic with my name. i guess the big gray rectangle is just as distracting.
taken in old house.
love how the hardware looks like jewelery in this pic
Nov. 19th, 2007
ombre lizard in its natural color state:
etrusque porosus crocodile
vert fonce porosus croc:
Oct. 31st, 2007
08:33 pm - Collier De Chien Bracelets
Rouge H croc w/ palladium hardware
Black box with gold hardware
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