Monthly Archives: April 2012

Which Had You Rather: Luxury Hotels or Luxury Handbags?

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UK’s luxury hotels such as the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair are getting plenty of business from Brazil, UK, and US guests, but they are missing out on business from Chinese guests. As the general manager of the hotel, Nathalie Seiler-Hayez, put it, “They all go out and spend their money at Hermès or Chanel, but they haven’t really reached the high end hotels. They go to the Marriott or places like that because they don’t know the brands here yet.” She also stated that wine would be a good way to advertise to the Chinese population and attract more visitors. Maybe so, but maybe an Hermès boutique in your hotel wouldn’t hurt either 😉 Or maybe the Chinese tend to hit up places like the Marriott in order to save a little cash for their beloved Hermès handbags.

I researched hotels in that area on Travelocity and it quoted me $1350 per night at the Connaught Hotel while the Marriott was around $500. I know if it were me, I’d be staying in the Marriott if I were going on vacation and spending savings (thousands of dollars) on luxury handbags! Plus, you don’t spend that much time in the room anyway. I just can’t see the customers not knowing where to stay, because when I plan on going on vacation, I utilize travel sites to view my hotel options in my desired destinations. I am going to conclude that perhaps the Chinese have a higher appetite for luxury bags than they do luxury hotels. After all, spending money on a hotel that will last for a few nights isn’t as thrilling as spending money on a bag you could have for life, in my opinion. So, like the Chinese, the bag gets my buck!

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Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week: Blue Jean

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Bel Air Booster

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Emma Watson was recently quoted saying, “My problem is that I am a little bit boring. I don’t wear designer bags or big sunglasses.”, so it would appear that she is being a bit of a hypocrite after being spotted in the above outfit. Not to worry Emma fans, she’s only carrying a 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin as part of her role in an upcoming film entitled “Bling Ring”, which is about teenagers who like to rob the homes of celebrities for their designer goods. While I know this is not the way the actress would dress in her real life and I commend her for being different than the typical starlet, I do love how she looks with a Birkin dangling from her arm. Personally, I’m a fan of Hermione decked in designer pieces, aren’t you? Emma, I hope carrying that Birkin on set inspired you to go to your nearest Hermès boutique and buy the bloody thing! Just don’t let any bling ringers break into your flat and steal it.

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Mega Blog: Kelly Rutherford is a True Hermès Fan

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How refreshing is it to see a celebrity carrying not one, not two, not even three or four, but five different kinds of Hermès bags?! I find it very refreshing as it shows a gal’s true love for all things Hermès! Kelly has been parading around with Kelly handbags, Birkins, an Evelyne, a Victoria handbag and a Ciel Trimm II. She’s even wearing a CDC Collier de Chein bracelet with her Etoupe (with contrasting white stitching) Hermès Birkin and fur vest just to accent the true, deep Hermès love that she’s been feeling lately. I think this proves that the actress appreciates the fine craftsmanship and beauty of Hermès accessories in addition to their iconic status. With a closet filled with so many things Hermès, Kelly definitely has something on the characters of Gossip Girl! My favorite is her Gold Ostrich Hermès Birkin handbag. What’s your favorite?

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Hermès: The Gift of Time

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Have you seen the Hermès Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign? When I look at the photos I mostly think, “Wow! That scarf, I’ve got to have it!”. Other than that, the clothes and styling are pretty, but very simplistic, so I can’t help but pay attention more to the campaign’s potentially symbolic theme. Hermès’ struggles against LVMH’s (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) potential plans for Hermès domination has been out in the air for a couple of years now, so perhaps Hermès is sending a message to LVMH.

If I were to see this in Harper’s Bazaar I would quickly notice how much of a separation it has from the other over the top, glamorous ads. Instead of having futuristic themes and heavy makeup, Hermès has chosen to go very natural, the bare minimum, with a caption below their logo that reads, “The Gift of Time”. Images of trees may represent Hermès’ growth as a company, as well as determination to stay true to their roots, with the tradition and timeless appeal of their designs. Time, and not some monopolizing takeovers, is the gift that has enabled Hermès to become the enterprise they are today.

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I’ll Put a Fire to Your New Birkin

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        I don’t know if any of you have watched Baseball Wives  (I had never heard of it), but my sister told me she was watching it one day and witnessed a woman throwing another woman’s Birkin into a fire! Naturally, I had to go check it out for myself, immediately.
        The clip on VH1’s site started with an argument (can you believe that?) mainly between two cast members, Cheri and Anna. After Anna remarked that Cheri gets around, Cheri barked back by saying, “Seriously, what’s up with all the fur?” Anna answered, “It keeps me warm and it entertains me, and it feels good.” After Cheri argued why wearing fur is “bad”, Anna called her out for having leather shoes and a leather Birkin and said, “What’s the difference?” (I think we would agree here, what’s the difference?). One of the other ladies jumped in by telling Cheri, “What do you think happened to the lamb that made your purse?”. Cheri retorted with a brilliant remark, “It’s different because it’s fur.” and almost instantly, Anna threw her Birkin in the fire which resulted in a battle of cursing. After the war of words, Cheri stormed off while yelling about how her “fifteen thousand dollar bag” was thrown into the fire pit.
        I know it’s only a bag in reality, but I think I would have been doing more than that if someone threw my property into a fire. It doesn’t matter how much money one has… 15,000 dollars is still a lot of money to burn (pun intended), and there’s never a reason to touch someone or their property in an argument. Maybe she should have called the police (or fire department?) and filed a report, but that would involve too much realism in a reality show.

 

Check out the video of the madness here: 

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What is in Marian Rivera’s Hermès Birkin Handbag

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We see so many celebrity and fashionista photos pass through this blog while we never get to see what lies within the depths of their Birkins. Fortunately, we can have somewhat of a peek into what Marian Rivera carried in her classic gold Birkin to a Cosmopolitan magazine photo shoot. While the Filipino model carried the basic essentials from pressed powder to floss, she also carried some pretty unique and interesting items. How many of you carry about a couple of rosary beads in your Birkins? I sure don’t, but the pink one is really pretty and I never knew people had cases for their rosary beads. You learn something new every day! And how about that Prada iPhone case? I love the idea of storing one’s phone in designer metallic goodness. Like most of us she also has her goodies, Klein’s sugar-free candies were stashed away in there as well! I am glad Marian brought her bag hook along because now her Birkin won’t sit on the floor OR in its own chair 😉

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Birkin Bags: The Perambulator for Fashionistas

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Is Kim Kardashian trying to set a record for most abused Hermes Birkins? If so, I think she’s already won the title by a mile! The reality star recently took to her blog and posted these cute pictures of her nephew, Mason, sitting in her gold Birkin. After the tot got situation in the luxury bag, he was picked up off the ground and taken for a ride. That’s pretty amazing that the bottom of the bag doesn’t look like it’s going to fall out with a human being, granted a small one, tucked away inside! I guess that goes to show how tough these bags really are. They can be sat in dirt, on the floor at an airport, taken to the sweaty gym, and they can even carry toddlers! That’s pretty impressive, if you ask me. What will Kimmy do with her Birkins next?

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Our Favorite Hermès Color of the Week : Gris Tourterelle

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Toni Braxton: Coming Back with Birkins and Music

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Toni Braxton was out with her son, Diezel, while looking fabulous carrying a 35cm black  Birkin. The soul singer was leaving the Wendy Williams show where she promoted her new single and upcoming album, which I will be checking out! Don’t you think those Louboutins look killer with the Birkin and leather jacket? We definitely think the mother of two looks like one hot mama.Thanks for coming out of hiding to show us new music and your gorgeous style, Toni!

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