A diamond tiara, diamond earrings, diamond necklace, diamond rings and diamond tennis bracelets set my heart racing.
It’s wedding season in the shop windows, where an array of exquisite diamond engagement rings are on offer. Needless to say, my answer is I do to any number of the items on display!
Necklace and earrings from the Serpenti collection.
Visited the breathtaking Château de Versailles and needless to say, I’m ready to relocate and move in for good come tomorrow! What an example of outstanding craftsmanship. Here are some of my snaps.
The Royal Chapel.
The Hall of Mirrors.
There’s a new Hermès exhibition in town titled Wanderland with whimsical sets or rather scenography by Hubert le Gall and is curated by Bruno Gaudichon. The exhibition, at Saatchi Gallery, celebrates flânerie, the art of urban wandering. Throughout the length of the exhibition you’re invited to become a flâneur and to follow the map that guides its audience through a series of elaborate rooms and atmospheres.
The Hermès 2015 theme Flâneur Forever, aims to encourage the quintessentially Parisian practice of flânerie, which is central to the Hermès stores, displays and objects claims artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
The exhibition felt uncharacteristically unlike what I’ve come to expect from the previous Hermès exhibitions and the brand as a whole. It felt like entering the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland or a Disneyland amusement park but without the rides. Certain sections such as the street artist (graffiti room), with what looked like work inspired by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein appeared entirely out of place from the tradition of refined elegance that has made Hermès products so desirable.
My favorite section of the exhibition was the passage that mimicked a traditional shopping arcade and showed an elephant in a china shop, a pet shop run riot, an antiquaire à l’Hermès.
Exhibition on until the 2nd of May at Saatchi Gallery – Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY. Daily 10am – 6pm. Free entry.
Mayfair – the place where I probably spend far too much time, yet not nearly enough. The beautiful buildings, shops and galleries offer a welcome escape to drab days.
My his and her wardrobe come warmer weather, as seen at the luxurious Loro Piana boutique. The next step is to find the real life gallant man that can fill out the outfit and go ever so nicely with my her.
Old Bond Street.
I was absolutely drooling outside of the luxurious Chaumet boutique when I saw this stunning set among numerous other saliva, adrenaline inducing haute accessories. When exactly would I wear this you might ask and I would respond ideally always. However, being the practical girl that I am, I fully understand that it might not be the best idea rocking up to the underground in these. Therefore I would have to settle for wearing them during more special occasions such as special dinners, events and the opera. Ah, one can dream right!
With price tags ranging from around ¥583,200 to ¥3,240,000 for the rings and bracelets directly above, I think I might be waiting quite a while before this wish comes true.
I recently attended the Hermès Leather Forever exhibition held here at the Tokyo National Museum, Hyokeikan where everything from handbags, equestrian accessories, fine leathers and art installations were on prominent display.
The exhibition was absolutely packed with pushy people aggressively fighting their way to the front with waving smartphones in an attempt to get a few snaps in.
I love a good and dramatic crocodile skin or simply croco effect, especially when in fabulous colors such as these. Lizard skins or lizard effect are also favorites of mine as the shiny texture lends an air of luxury. Ostrich skin is also very noteworthy and don’t even get me started on their amazing feathers.
The Hermès spirit of the nomad was expressed through this display of trunks, suitcases, leather traveling gear and helmet.
Hermès wicker Kelly handbag.