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35 HERMES MATTE MALACHITE ALLIGATOR BIRKIN BAG WITH DIAMONDS

It doesn’t get any better than an Hermes Birkin with diamonds but why pay $350,000 US Dollars for that look? Rolex makes after-market diamond watches, right? Just a little sample of more to come.

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Another Case of Buyer Beware: New York Doctor Allegedly Sold Fake Hermés Birkin

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According to this article in The New York Daily News, a prominent New York doctor is suing a merchant in the Hamptons for allegedly selling her a fake Hermés Birkin bag.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — always make sure you’re buying authentic.  There’s a lot of imposters out there!  If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Buyer beware!

Heather Donated Her Hair to Wigs for Kids!

Heather Hartmann, Wigs For Kids, Cancer, Donation, Fundraiser, Good cause,

Seen above: Heather a week before she donated her hair, Heather and her husband Steve at their wedding, and Heather holding one of the five pony tails she donated, 16 inches!

Have you ever known someone that was battling cancer? Chances are that someone in your family or one of your friends has been diagnosed with cancer. Could you imagine if this family member was a child?   Around 12,400 children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer each year. All cancer patients need support from their loved ones and must stay positive during their treatment. Unfortunately, one side effect of treatment is that patients may lose their hair and that may damage their self-confidence and limit the life experiences that all children should have.  This may cause a negative attitude for the child toward treatment and their physical response may be affected negatively as well.

For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids  has been providing hair replacement systems to children that have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families. That is right, absolutely no cost. How is this possible? Hair replacement systems are funded by donors. Wigs for Kids is a non-for-profit that offers the chance to heal the pain of hair loss and help give them confidence again. Through monetary and hair donations, Wigs for Kids helps 125-150 children every year.

Heather, our writer, designer, and web guru has had many family members and friends affected by cancer and knew that she wanted to try and make a difference. She believes that no one should ever have to endure cancer, especially children whose life has just begun. Seven years ago, Heather started growing her hair out with the intention to donate and kept on top of routine trims and rarely styled or blow dried her hair to keep her hair healthy. Heather wanted to keep her length for her wedding last year and intended to cut it soon after her honeymoon however, she decided to keep it for 11 months more to allow for extra growth. Heather is dedicating her donation to her grandfather, Edwin who passed away in 2000 after a battle with Lymphoma.

This May, the long awaited haircut came. Through seven years and careful care, Heather was able to donate 16” of hair! Heather is happy to be able to help a child in need and knows that the hair she donated will help restore confidence and make them feel beautiful again.  Heather researched hair donation companies for months and spoke to the American Cancer Society who recommends both Wigs for Kids and Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program. Beautiful Lengths accepts a minimum of 8” and Wigs for Kids asks for 12”.

As mentioned above, Wigs for Kids is a truly non-for-profit and never sells their wigs. Wigs for Kids asks hair donors to try and help fund raise $1,800.00 to support the production costs of the wig that their hair will be a part of, however it is not required. Over the past few months, Heather has been collecting pledges and donations to help fund her donation. Today, Heather has $500 towards her $1,800 goal. She will be sending in her hair and all collected funds at the end of June to Wigs for Kids.

Would you like to help and donate to Heather’s cause? Visit her Fundly page here where you may donate using credit or debit cards. Any level of donation is greatly appreciated.

Would you like more information on donating your hair? Visit Wigs for Kids for more information.

Mega Blog: Who Has Been Seen Wearing Black Hermès Handbags?

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Our favorite Hermès color of this week is Black. Who has been seen wearing Hermès Black? For this blog we decided not to include the countless bags that are owned by the Kardashian family, the Ecclestone family and Victoria Beckham. In this blog we will take a closer look at the collections of ladies we have featured once or not at all. It is amazing to see the vast amount of styles and personalities that can be applied to iconic Hermès handbags! In this article we feature the following amazing women: Jane Birkin, Naya Rivera, Lady Gaga, Kyle Richards, Hilary Duff, Nicole Richie, Portia de Rossi, Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Mary Kate Olsen, Renee Zellweger, and Rachel Bilson!

For the first image we had to include the Hermès Birkin Handbag’s namesake, Singer and actress Jane Birkin. Jane is seen cradling her 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag. Jane is a woman who loves to personalize her Birkin for self-expression and to share trinkets from her travels. I personally could not imagine putting a sticker on a Birkin Bag!

Next to Jane is Naya Rivera, who is best known for her role as Santana on the FOX television show, Glee. We are happy to see that Naya has recently began carrying a 35cm Black Leather Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware and can’t wait to see what her second Hermès Handbag will be! We bet that Naya could get wear a bright color and look absolutely fabulous!

Lady Gaga is seen above in what almost looks like a normal outfit from possibly the 1980s. It is nice to see that she has not harmed this handbag by scribbling all over it or putting studs in her 35cm Hermès Black Leather Kelly Handbag. Lady Gaga also owns a White Leather Birkin Handbag that she had fans write on, as well as a Black Birkin Handbag with studs she added to give her handbag a more unique look.

Next up is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Alum, Kyle Richards. The sister of Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton has been seen with quite a collection. In this image she is seen with her 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware. Kyle has a wide collection of 35cm Hermès Leather Birkin Handbags that includes the following colors: Gold, Blue Jean, Rose Jaipur, and Gris Tourterelle!

Actress and Singer, Hilary Duff is another Hermès Birkin Handbag collector that has quite an amazing collection. Seen in the image above, Hilary carries her 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware as she leaves a boutique while toting Gucci shopping bags. Hilary owns a 40cm Hermès Mykonos Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware, a 35cm Hermès Black Togo Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware (because every girl needs both!), and many Hermès CDC bracelets, as well as a Black Leather with Gold Hardware CDC Collier de Chien Belt to match her Black Leather with Gold Hardware Birkin.

The next fashionista we feature is Nicole Richie. This fashion designer, author, actress, and mom is quite the fashion icon! The Fashion Star judge and lead designer for House of Harlow is seen above with her 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware and husband, Joel Madden. In addition to her Black Birkin, Nicole owns a 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware and a solid gold CDC Collier de Chien bracelet among other CDC bracelets. We wonder which Hermès handbag Nicole will purchase next!

Portia de Rossi is carrying a 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware and we believe this may be her only Hermès Birkin Handbag for now. We have seen many images of Portia shopping at Hermès with her wife, Ellen, who owns a 35cm Hermès Gold Leather Birkin Handbag, and we know it is only a matter of time before this Australian beauty finds her next dream Hermès Handbag!

The next young woman we feature is of course, Ms. Britney Spears. Britney is seen above in a casual outfit and pony tail while holding what we believe is an amazing 25cm Hermès Shiny Black Crocodile Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware. We believe with the right outfit, Brit certainly can rock this beautiful handbag. It appears that this is the only Hermès Handbag Britney has been seen with. We hope to see her carrying another Hermès beauty soon or possibly pairing this handbag with a better look.

The next lovely woman is also a hot momma, actress, and singer, Reese Witherspoon! Reese has been seen with a few Hermès Handbags over the years. Above, Reese is seen with an Hermès Black Garden Party Handbag with her son in tow. Reese has a couple of Garden Party handbags. In addition to the handbag above, she also has light beige canvas and brown leather trim Garden Party handbag, a 35cm Hermès White Leather Birkin Handbag, and a 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware. We would love to see this beauty with a blue or teal Birkin Handbag!

In the bottom left, we see one of the younger Hermès Handbag celebrities, Ms. Mary Kate Olsen. Mary Kate and her sister, Ashley are amazing fashion icons and we love to watch their individual styles evolve. However, with that being said, we nearly cry seeing how beat up her 35cm Hermès Black Barenia Leather Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware is. We all know how easily Barenia leather scratches but, this quite possibly is the most abused Hermès Handbag in all of Hollywood that wasn’t cut up, burned, or fed to a crocodile. Sure, Mary Kate could walk into a store and buy a new one, probably without issue, we just hope she will treat her bags better. Is it possible she beat it up to make some sort of statement? Her other Hermès Handbags are not anywhere near as abused. Mary Kate has been spotted with a 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware, an Hermès Vert Fonce Crocodile Constance Handbag with Gold Hardware, as well as many Hermès accessories such as CDC Collier de Chien Bracelets and belts. We wonder which Hermès Handbag she will add to her collection next!

Finally, a beautiful actress with a respect for other Hermès Handbags than the standard Birkin and Kelly Handbags! We absolutely love this Hermès Black Leather Kelly Cut Handbag on Renee Zellweger! This handbag is absolutely perfect for a formal night out! While Reese owns many Hermès Handbags such as a 35cm Hermès Matte Black Crocodile Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware, a 35cm Hermès Shiny Rouge H Crocodile Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware, a 40cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware, a Hermès Havanne Leather Kelly Cut Handbag with Palladium Hardware, and an Hermès Graphite Kelly Danse! What an unbelievable collection!

The last Hermès Black Handbag we will feature today belongs to Rachel Bilson. Rachel is an actress and fashionista that has really come into her own style and fashion sense. Rachel is another young woman that also has an appreciation for other Hermès Handbags other than the Hermès Birkin Bag and Kelly Bag. Of course, she has a collection of Kellys and Birkins as well! Rachel also has a 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware and a vintage 35cm Hermès Rouge H Leather Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware. We believe that these handbags are fabulous choices for Rachel and cannot wait to see what the next addition to her collection will be!

Are you looking to add a Black Hermès Handbag to your collection? Visit www.createursdeluxe.com!

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum

Hermès: Sacred Heart by Olivia Bee

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Sacred Heart from Hermès on Vimeo.

Olivia Bee has done it again! Many of our followers may remember when Olivia Bee was first featured by Hermès in Fall of 2012. We are happy to say that this talented young woman has produced a new video for Hermès! We believe that Hermès is using the young talent to try and appeal to young Millennials with a love for fashion. Olivia’s work features distinct look and is almost reminiscent of a fairytale. “Sacred Heart” is the second film to be produced by Olivia, which features the model, Tuesday Faust. The video captures the beauty of scarves from Hermès. Of course, Hermès scarves can be worn many ways and in “Sacred Heart,” we are shown a few possibilities for how to wear our magnificent scarves!

What does Hermès say about the film?

“Olivia Bee explores solar territories, wild forests and tales beneath the stars. She stages platinum blonde modern day nymphs at play draping themselves in fluttering, colored Hermès silk scarves.”

As a young woman, I must say that this video is very different from most Hermès videos I have seen. This video offers a sense on fantasy and shows gorgeous Hermès scarves in a dream-like world. Through soft colors and a fresh, new spin on directing, we truly hope to see more of Ms. Olivia Bee with Hermès in the future!

What do you think of the video? How does it compare to her first video for Hermès? (Below) Do you have a favorite? Tell us!

 

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum

Tyler Shields Takes Another Bite at Using Fake Hermès Birkin Handbags in his Work!

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Tyler Shields is at it again! 32-year-old Tyler Shield’s is claiming that he sacrificed another $100,000 Hermès Birkin Bag in the name of art. But did he really? Hermès Purse Forum, as well as many other creditable Hermès related websites have deemed the original Red Crocodile Birkin Bag as a fake, as it had clear characteristics that it was not an authentic Hermès Birkin Handbag. We are happy to say that this too is a fake and that a beautiful,  authentic Hermès Birkin Handbag was not harmed in the making of these photographs.

Mr. Shields is a young photographer who is known for his very controversial art. Many young starlets jump at the chance for a photo shoot with Tyler. Ex-girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood was the original model to destroy a fake  crocodile Birkin Handbag, a red 35cm Birkin with Gold Hardware by cutting it with a chainsaw and lighting it on fire.  Both handbags Tyler had destroyed feature an unrealistic, plastic like look. The blue handbag featured above even has streaks of color, a clear indicator that this handbag is not authentic. Hermès performs a very detailed coloring process to make their bags absolutely perfect, resulting in a solid color that is never streaky. Another point worth bringing up is a brand new 35cm Hermès Crocodile or Alligator Birkin Handbag always tends to be stiff and the one in the images just seems to bend with ease. Almost as if it is fresh out of a box from a replica dealer in China! However, according to Daily Mail, it took seven months to find the handbag but only four days to find the alligator for the shoot. We do not believe this handbag is real at all!

In this shoot, Tyler photographed the 22-year-old actress and model, Ana Mulvoy-Ten. ‘It was a game of inches,’ Tyler said to Daily Mail. ‘When we started the day it was feet, and slowly as the day progressed we got closer and closer to the gator until Ana was inches away.’ Ana was asked to hold the bag in front of the Alligator and tease it while the bag was on a hook and later even came face-to-face- with the Alligator as the both bit the handbag! We will give it to Ana that not only is she completely stunning but she also has guts!

Would you like a behind the scenes look at how the shoot went? Watch the video below and also check out http://www.tylershields.com/ to check out Tyler’s many controversial works! We wonder what Tyler will do next!

 

 

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum

Sophia Bush Shines with her Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag

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Sophia Bush took a lunch break on a gorgeous, sunny day  in West Hollywood at Gracias Madre. We are glad to see Sophia with such an iconic Hermès Handbag! We absolutely love the way that Sophia’s sundress flows with her 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware. We think it is adorable that Sophia matched her nails to her luxury handbag by painting her nails orange. We are sure the star of Chicago PD will only continue to grow her Hermès Handbag collection! We wonder which Hermès Handbag we will see her with next!

Are you looking to copy Sophia’s look? Order a Brand New 35cm Hermès Orange Togo Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware at Créateurs de Luxe today, receive your new handbag tomorrow!

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum

This is not an Authentic Hermès Birkin Handbag! What happens when an Hermès Birkin Bag seems too good to be true?

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How do you tell a real Hermès Handbag from a fake? It is getting increasingly difficult to tell as producers of counterfeit handbags are getting closer and closer to the real thing every day. Recently, a 35cm Hermès Iris Togo Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware arrive at our office as a consignment item. To the untrained eye, this handbag may have been passed off as the real deal.  It is frightening to see just how similar this handbag was at a glance. However, after a closer look, we were horrified with the results.

The first thing we look for when reviewing a handbag is the wear. The handbag was clearly used, as it had wear. The first thing we notice about a used bag is if it is floppy and slouchy. Not only was this  handbag NOT slouchy, it also had a funky smell, and did not smell like Hermès leather. After looking closer,  the grain seemed off as well as the overall texture and it felt cheap.

After noticing these key points and determining this handbag was a fake, we checked the lock with one of our Hermès Birkin Handbags that we bought in an Hermès boutique. We put both locks for the two bags side by side and they were slightly different. The keyholes had different measurements as well. The differences were so slight that this bag may have been passed off as the real thing to someone who didn’t know any better.

The plates of this handbag looked as if they were engraved with white ink. The letters and spacing in the engraving did not match up with an authentic bag. Even the thread looked to be cheap and of low quality. We wanted to warn our readers that fake Birkin bags are getting more and more like the real thing each day and that they should take caution when purchasing an Hermès Handbag. The owner of Créateurs de Luxe helps authenticate Hermès Handbags for many companies and is able to spot even the closest of fakes. And remember one of the key lessons in life, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Trust your instincts and happy Birkin hunting!

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum

L’Wren Scott – A Talented Beauty

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This past Monday, the Fashion world suffered a tremendous loss. L’Wren Scott, an unbelievably talented Fashion designer was found dead in her Manhattan apartment. This unbelievably beautiful woman was not only a fashion designer, but also a costume designer and a model. We are crushed to hear the news of this gorgeous woman’s passing.

L’Wren Scott was born in Roy, Utah. Her birth name was Laura “Luann” Bambrough. L’Wren was raised by adoptive parents. This beautiful woman got her start in the fashion world when she was just a young girl. At twelve years old, L’Wren was already six feet tall, and would grow to be 6’3” as an adult.  This made finding clothing to fit her frame incredibly difficult, so she began designing and creating her own clothes from items she bought at thrift stores. After high school, L’Wren moved to Paris to pursue a career as a model and would eventually become a stylist and designer.  She was a model for Pretty Polly  tights advertisements and later appeared on runways for Chanel and other high-end luxury boutiques.

In the mid 1990’s she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a stylist and costume designer. In 2001, L’Wren became the partner of Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger. The two have been together ever since. L’Wren created designs for Mick and his Rolling Stone’s Tour. L’Wren founded LS Fashions Ltd., in New York City in 2006, with her first like called, “Little Black Dress.” Over the years, L’Wren designed clothing for many celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Christina Hendricks and many more.  L’Wren was scheduled to participate in Fashion Week, but cancelled her 2014 fall show.  She claimed that there were production issues however, as more details are released about her death, we learned that LS Fashions Ltd., had financial issues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her loved ones.

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum

Warning: Take Caution! A Fake 40cm Hermès Blue Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware is Listed on eBay

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Warning! We have received a warning from one of our followers that there is A FAKE 40cm Hermès Blue Leather Birkin Handbag with Palladium Hardware is on eBay! The  seller has been claiming to sell from Illinois in one listing, and New Jersey in another listing! This bag has been reviewed by an authenticity service and has been determined as a fake! DO NOT order this handbag! The seller claims that it is Navy Indigo. There are multiple usernames selling this bag from different locations. Remember, if a price seems too good to be true, IT PROBABLY IS! Don’t let your money you worked hard for go to a fake handbag! Be safe and happy shopping, eBayers!

-Heather

Crèateurs de Luxe Bag Forum