Hermès Mini Convoyeur Wallet

May 18, 2014

hermes_mini-convoyeur-wallet Here’s another quick update regarding the new Mini Convoyeur Wallet from French house Hermès, which I’m sorta also referring to as the house’s answer to Chanel’s WOC. Basically a wallet with a long leather sling that can also be removed, the 15 cm by 11.5 cm leather beauty comes adorned with her own?palladium-plated clasp for that extra luxe finish.

On the inside of this compact wonder you’ll find a gusseted interior that comes filled with multiple card slots as well as a zip purse located in the middle, good for easy organisation. Easy on the eyes, especially in bright hues like Turquoise and Capucine for S/S14 (shown above), this would make a fantastic bag charm as well. In fact, I can already imagine the long sling twirled around a Birkin or a Kelly and looking mighty fine.

Priced at EUR2800 (GBP2650 in the UK), no word yet if it has arrived in Singapore, though I’ve got a feeling this is another one of those pieces that will be snapped up as soon as it comes in. EUR2800, or not.

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Hermès S/S14 Clutches In Swift Calfskin

January 14, 2014

hermes_ss14-clutches-swift-calfskin Not to be confused with the Pliplat that’s really quite similar, these yet-unnamed Swift calfskin?leather clutches from the Spring-Summer 2014 Womens Hermès collection might just have found their way right to my ‘must-buy-bag-list’ of S/S14 yet. Characterised by its simple lines with an arrowhead flap that tucks neatly under the ‘handle’, this is as fuss-free as it gets. And with the plethora of colours it will come in, starting with the four you see above (can anyone name all the new colours?), picking one in your favourite hue won’t be an issue either.

We’ll just have to wait and see how much they will retail for, but seeing how bags and SLGs from?Hermès aren’t really that affordable to begin with, I’m thinking they could cost an arm. With half a leg thrown in. What do you think?

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Hermès Mini Bracelets

February 5, 2013

hermes_mini-bracelets Officially referred to by the French house as bracelets ‘reinterpreted on a micro scale’, I’m going to bet my Bolide Relax that these will fly out as soon as they hit the stores. Basically shrunken versions of the Kelly Double Tour and the Rivale which are both house icons in their own right, they are no wider than 1 cm across.

And because they are now just single loop bracelets (as opposed to their bigger siblings which can go around your wrist twice), it makes them so much easier to stack, allowing you to create a much denser wrist party if you know what I mean.

Priced from SGD580 and up, expect them to come (and go) very soon.

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Hermès: Bastia, Calvi, Dogon, Envelope & Mini Convoyeur

November 29, 2014

hermes_bastia-dogon-envelope-mini-convoyeur Because there’s more (and I mean much, much more) to the world of?Hermès SLGs besides the Bearn, Kelly and the Silk’In, I thought it would be apt to do a post to highlight a few of my favourites. Besides being a lot more common (and thus easier to find than the 3 I already mentioned), they are also a tad more affordable, even though that’s relative as well since nothing from?Hermès is technically cheap to begin with.

But before I lull you to sleep with any more musings, here are the pieces worth a second look the next time you are at the boutique. From the niffy?Bastia which is great for loose change to the Envelope that’s super when it comes to cards and receipts (it does come in more than 1 size, so ask to see more before you commit), the Calvi?(not featured above) is also great contender if you like your bits and bobs more secure with the help of its snap button closure.

And then there’s the Dogon (still my personal all-time favourite) which comes in a plethora of sizes, from the tiny compact to the largest of the lot that’s more a travel wallet with its own removable zip pouch. Last but by no means least, the newest addition to the family, the Mini Convoyeur that’s more a tiny handbag than wallet, what with its leather sling which would allow you to wear it across the body.

Another reason why we love Hermès SLGs so? All the gorgeous colours they come in, of course, which changes from season to season. From?Aztec Blue and Galician Blue to Fire and Mint Green, there’s never a dull moment as far as these babies are concerned. So, what’s your favourite?

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Hermès Mini Convoyeur Wallet In Evercolor Calfskin

January 16, 2014

hermes_mini-convoyeur-wallet-evercolor-calfskin I know, I know, this is my 3rd Hermès post in a week, but it would be a greater sin if I didn’t share something this beautifully stunning with you all. Also from the S/S14 collection and characterised by its ridged hardware clasp and angled flap, this could also be Hermès’ first wallet that comes with its own sling (do correct me if I’m wrong), pretty much like Chanel’s WOC.

Use it as a sling bag with all your cash and cards tucked safely inside, loop it twice and have it hang just under your shoulder. Or just remove the sling completely and use it as a clutch, or have it just sitting snugly inside your handbag, depending on what you feel like doing on that particular day, especially with it being so multi-functional.

Which brings me to another point that was discussed while in a meeting today. Is it just me or is Hermès embarking on a minimalist exercise with some of their bags and SLGs (check out their new S/S14 leather clutches here), keeping them as pared down and as clean as possible. And whilst I’m pretty sure hardcore H fans won’t bite (they are still obsessed with the Birkins and the Kellys), I would conclude that it’s just the French house’s way of being progressive and trying to reach out to a young yet affluent?demographic. Smart, as compared to the other French brand churning out colourful coated canvas toiletry bags that are being passed off as sling bags. There, I said it.

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Kim Kardashian Gets a Custom Painted Hermès HAC Bag from Kanye West

Kim Kardashian Hermes HAC Painted

The web is a buzz over Kim Kardashian’s Christmas gift from her fiance Kanye West. Kim Kardashian proudly showed off her bag on Instagram, which looks to be an older Hermes HAC, that Kanye West had painted by renowned artist George Condo, an American contemporary visual artist. Kanye first worked with artist George Condo in 2010 for a series of paintings for West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The Hermes Bag has been covered on the front with four people, mostly nude and one with a green monster face.

Many find the painting to be crass for the new mom but this painting is the kind of work George Condo is known for. In fact, Condo has created similar pieces of art before. What stands out to me is that many sources have called this bag an Hermes Birkin when it is actually an Hermès HAC, Haut à Courroies. The HAC is taller than the Birkin with shorter straps and was first designed in the 1800′s to transport horse riding gear. This exact bag may be one that the Kardashian Klan owned before Kanye commissioned the work, actually it could be this one Kanye was seen carrying before. It looks to be a 50cm HAC, which means it will be very heavy and as you can see in the photos, very large.

Kim doesn’t seem to take anything the haters have said to heart, as she was spotted proudly carrying this bag just a couple days after Christmas. This isn’t the first Hermès bag we’ve seen altered, Nicola Formichetti took to his Birkin as did Lady Gaga, once with a marker and another time with studs.

What do you think of Kim’s newest gift from Kanye?

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35cm Hermès Rouge Casaque and White Kelly Flag with Palladium Hardware

35cm Hermès Rouge Casaque and White Kelly Flag with Palladium Hardware

And you think you have seen them all! This 35cm Hermès Rouge Casaque and White Kelly Flag with Palladium Hardware will definitely suit the festive season. Celebrate this holiday as fashionable as this eye-catching piece.

Hermès Kelly In Rose Gold And Diamonds

March 4, 2012

This is reportedly the most expensive Hermès handbag ever made to date, set to retail for 1.5 million euros. One of 4 designs available, with 3 of each design to be made, it is technically not a handbag since it holds nothing more than a pair of sunglasses.

Designed by accessories designer Pierre Hardy, it took two years to produce the intricate creation which includes a Kelly (shown above), made of rose gold and crafted with a crocodile scale effect. Studded with 1160 diamonds, the owner would wear it on the wrist like a piece of jewellery, and perhaps carry nothing more than a tiny smart phone and a tube of lip gloss on the inside.

One would argue that if it is technically a handbag, the price would seem astronomical, even mad. But since it is to be regarded as a piece of fine jewellery, the price tag does not seem?too exorbitant after all. Or does it?

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Replica Purse Review – The Hermès Jypsiere

“Hello Eva, hope all is well.

I’ve been browsing around looking for a Celine replica bag to buy, and came across your blog. I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s a pleasure to meet you and I want you to know that the information you share is very useful.

I was never a big bag/purse lover, I’m much more into shoes if you know what I mean, and since I’m from Brazil but live in Miami, I travel back and forth quite often. As you probably know, Brazil is not the safest place for one to stroll around exhibiting an expensive bag, which is not fair if you want to have good quality stuff.

I was always against fake and replica products, but the world has changed and we actually don’t really know where things are manufactured anymore. The big and traditional brands that say “made in Italy” or ‘made in France” in their products have everything produced elsewhere, and just put the final steps together or maybe one of the steps of a given product’s production in Europe, and the exorbitant prices the final costumer ends up paying reflects taxes distributed in so many levels that we simply can’t understand, let alone afford.

I own a few original bags myself: one C****l, two LVs, 2 Gucci, a small Chloé and a Jimmy Choo clutch. Then a friend made my mind about Hermès, and I decided I wanted a Jypsiere bag. It was available online in orange, and the Miami store had a small ruby one when I went there to look for it, but the sales associate was so much of an asshole when I told him I wanted one in etoupe, that made me give up. He made me feel I wanted something impossible and the fact I was not a frequent buyer put me in a situation where I had no right to be “picky”, so I should “get what he had”.

This experience of looking for a very expensive bag, willing to pay for it, and being so neglected by an idiot trying to pretend a bad French accent, was able to change my mind completely. Women that put themselves up to this kind of treatment and endless waiting lists for very expensive stuff simply don’t know the value of their money. I just don’t belong in this crowd.

That being said, I decided to go for a fake one. After looking around a lot, I came across the website www.truereplica.com and started a conversation with Nancy Liu. She was always attentive and detail oriented when I asked her questions, as well as very clear when explained 2 different categories of Hermes replicas available. I decided to run the risk and went for the etoupe Jypsiere. Let’s just reinforce the fact that the original bag is $8500, and I paid $318 for that.

See the pictures below: the bag looks awesome!!!!!!! The leather is very beautiful and the finishing is also very good. I can’t tell you one single difference between this one and the bag I saw at the store, despite the color.

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

Hermes Jypsiere Replica Purse

The flaws: the thread is dark and the actual Jypsiere available in etoupe has the thread lighter. It seems for what I’ve heard that last year’s model had the thread dark as mine, but I really don’t care. The clasp came missing one screw, but I emailed Nancy and since I had a friend purchasing a Birkin from her, she sent the extra screws with my friend’s bag. I decided to put the screw on myself which was a mistake, because I ended up bending the metal plaque a little, but I tried to make it visible in the picture I’m sending you and I can’t see it now. The hook was a little loose, so I did put a very small drop of glue to keep it attached.

From now on, it’s very likely I won’t buy any more original bags, unless it’s affordable. I’m honestly much more into putting my so hard-to-get money towards shoes, once the ergonomic features are capable of messing one’s ankles up if the shoes are not good, than investing in very expensive bags.

I hope this is helpful!!
Love,
P”