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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!

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-Heather

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Jamie Chua: The Ultimate Hermès Handbag Collector

Photo Credit: Jamie Chua’s Instagram Account. Click on the images above to see them on Jamie’s Instagram page!

We have never seen such an incredible collection of Hermès Handbags before viewing Jamie Chua’s wide variety of Hermès Handbags. That’s right, move over Victoria Beckham, The Kardashian family, and Ecclestone family! We are pretty confident that if you would combine all of their collections, Jamie Chua would still have them beat by a landslide! Jamie has so many Hermès handbags and accessories, we couldn’t even fit them all in one Mega Blog! We actually lost count as to how many she has! We would estimate she has 150 Hermès Handbags in all different styles, sizes, materials and colors.

Just who is Jamie Chua? Jamie Chua is a Singapore Socialite who was previously a model and a flight attendant that married into a fabulous lifestyle. Jamie met Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca, her ex-husband while working as a flight attended for Singapore Airlines. The two married when she was 20 years old and he was 29 years old. The couple remained married for fifteen years and had two children, a boy and a girl. Jamie made headlines when she asked for a monthly allowance of $450,000 a month to keep the lifestyle she had been used to for the past fifteen years.

Jamie’s fame exploded when the socialite started sharing her life on Instagram. In her posts we see not only her collection of lavish handbags including Hermès Birkins and Kellys, but also her amazing clothes, jewelry, her collection of sports cars and her day to day activities. Jamie is known to never wear the same dress twice. Jamie has two maids that help her take the pictures she shares with the world. Some of her photos have us speechless. Check the images below that Jamie shared of her Hermès Birkin Bags and Hermès Kelly Bags arranged by color as well as a sneak peak of the AMAZING handbag closet she cleans herself.  “There are some things that cannot be left to the help,” Jamie says. We definitely understand wanting to protect those amazing beauties!

In the image above we can see that Jamie has an amazing collection including some of the rarest handbags by Hermès: A 35cm Hermès So Black Alligator Birkin Handbag and a 35cm Hermès So Black Alligator Kelly Handbag, A two toned White and Black Kelly Handbag, a 35cm Hermès Silver Metallic Birkin Handbag, a 35cm Hermès Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile Birkin Handbag with original diamonds as well as many special order handbags! We are in awe of her collection and are so glad to see that she takes great care of her handbags! We love the custom closet she had built to keep these beauties safe.

We highly suggest that you follow Jamie on Instagram for unbelievable pictures and a sneak peek into her amazing life. Click here for a sneak peek into this beauty’s lifestyle.

 

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-Heather

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The Wonderful World of, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

Credit For Images: roxysowlaty, dorothywang and richkidsofbh on Instagram

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, E! Has made a television that shows us what is like to be a young adult in Beverly Hills. The premiere of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills left us #Speechless. (Seriously, have you seen how many hashtags are in this show?)  The stars of this show are in their mid-twenties and are not really kids, per-se. The show stars Dorothy Wang, her bestie Morgan Stewart, as well as many of their friends that make appearances.  Dorothy, an unemployed daughter of a retail store tycoon, has said it is her job to be fun-employed and fabuluxe. Dorothy is also quite the collector of Hermès Handbags.  “Honestly, I’m not sure how many Birkins I have, I’ve kinda lost count. The entry-level Birkin is probably around $10,000 and the crocodile or alligator is $60,000.”  – Dorothy Wang on the premiere episode of #RKOBH. Morgan, a daughter of an architect who has built many stores on Rodeo Drive, is a tall, blonde, big-chested, gal pal of Dorothy. Morgan has a blog where she shares her fashion and life, called Boobs and Loubs. (We love this title!) Morgan estimates that she owns over 200 pairs of Louboutins.

We love all the eye candy on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. It is easy to keep tabs on all of your favorite characters. We highly suggest following them on Instagram for a behind the scenes look of the show. Just in case you’re afraid you’ll forget what hashtags to use when you Instagram, don’t worry, they will remind you. Dorothy never disappoints and seems to always have a new Birkin or Hermès accessory on in every other scene.

Dorothy and Morgan decide to throw a penthouse party where they take drinks from a Champagne bong, shots and when the night is over, Dorothy takes care of the tip that was well over $40,000.00 with tip. What a great friend! It is at this party where we meet, Roxy, a friend of Morgan, who is a self-proclaimed Persian Princess is also a big fan of Hermès  Handbags and can be seen taking expensive shopping trips throughout the show. Roxy said on average she spends $20,000-$30,000 a month.

The next day, Dorothy and Morgan go out to lunch and meet up with Morgan’s boyfriend Brendan. To no surprise, Dorothy is carrying a different Birkin Bag. Dorothy chose to take her 35cm Hermès Black Leather Birkin to her luncheon with Morgan and Brendan. Brendan is a real-estate agent who sold his first house at the age of 19 and has continued to grow his business since. Dorothy and Morgan discussed a blood drive that Dorothy is putting together, with a few friends at a small get together and try to gain donors and sponsors. Later on in the episode, we are introduced to EJ, who is Magic Johnson’s son and happens to be quite a fashion icon.  EJ goes to Dorothy’s blood drive to support her and her efforts to make a change in their community.  The blood drive ends up being a great success! We can’t wait to see what is next for these Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and what fabulous Hermès Handbags they will share with us! Watch Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Sundays on E!

Here are a few of our favorite quotes from the show:

“Walking from Barney’s up Rodeo is always like our cardio.”  – Dorothy to Morgan while carrying a 35cm Hermès Leather Birkin Handbag. We believe the color was Geranium.

“I would love to help you with a blood drive. I have nothing better going on and I’ve never given blood.” — Morgan Stewart about the Blood Drive Dorothy was putting together and even gave the event its own hashtag – #Bloodisthenewblack.

“Opening Wine is the hardest thing in the entire world.” – Morgan on opening her first bottle of wine by herself, before taking a selfie celebrating her overcoming this milestone in her life.

When Sachi spilled sangria on my marigold yellow velvet Chanel Boy Bag and satin Charlotte Olympia shoes, I kind of freaked out initially, obviously, because I was like, ‘Agh, my stuff!’ But I looked over and I saw he felt really bad, and I thought, ‘I can always get another Chanel Boy Bag and another pair of Charlotte Olympia shoes.” – Dorothy

Did you miss the first episode? Watch it below!

 

-Heather

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Hermès Crimes: Lifestyles of the Rich and Careless

Hermes Handbag Crimes by Celebrities

Hermes Handbag Crimes by Celebrities

Time and time again, we watch for the latest photographs that are released showing celebrities carrying their Hermès Handbags with pride and delicacy. Unfortunately there are photos of celebrities being careless and destructive with their bags thrown into the mix. These photos are the kind that will bring a tear to your eye and make the nicest person say, “What the hell are they thinking?” Come with us as we reflect the biggest Hermès Crimes to date.

Who better to start off this article about Hermès Handbags with none other than Miss Kim Kardashian. Kim is an American socialite and reality television show that is known in households all over the world. Kim Kardashian’s first Hermès crime was when she downgraded her 35cm Hermès Black Togo Leather Birkin Handbag to a pitiful gym bag. But even that did not prepare us for her ultimate Hermès crime which was when it also doubled as a beach bag. In the top left image, we see that Kim had no restraints about sticking her Birkin straight into the sand. Can you imagine the cleaning it needed and the damage it did to the bottom of the purse? Eeek!

Marc, Marc, Marc, what have you done? The fantastic Marc Jacobs started a rather unfortunate trend which is taking your Hermès Birkin handbag to the beach and using it as a beach bag. With the right care, and if done carefully, it might work. However, Marc did not even put it on a towel or a chair, that’s right, straight into the sand! Can you imagine! Marc, you are making an example out of yourself. While we are shocked by this, we believe you are more careful with your handbags than Miss Kim Kardashian. We hope you treated your bag to a thorough cleaning.

A name that some may not know is Pharrell. Pharrell Williams is an American rapper, singer, record producer, composer and fashion designer. When he is spotted, he is usually dressed well but occasionally there are images that show him in a more casual getup. In the image in the top right we can see our culprit caught in the act. It is not hard to see why Pharrell made our list of Hermès crimes because not only did he put his oversized Purple Crocodile HAC Birkin on the floor, he is using it as a foot rest! One would think that his feet would be able to touch the bus floor and not the very expensive Birkin Handbag . While we understand a bag of that size must carry a little weight, we see a perfectly empty seat next to him. We are shocked and appalled.

The next crime is an absolute nightmare. Tyler Shields, a photographer made famous by his many controversial photographs, supposedly purchased a $100,000 35cm Shiny Rouge Vif Crocodile Birkin Handbag and dangled it in front of Francesca Eastwood. (Clint Eastwood’s daughter and character on Mrs. Eastwood and Company on E!) Once he saw her response from his purchase as it was wrapped around her arms, he thought he created a monster. While many people think the model, Francesca Eastwood is to blame, Shields cohered her into acting as the model in his photo shoot. He doesn’t understand why they are so popular and why women would do almost anything to own one. Shields not only had Francesca take a chainsaw to the fabulous bag but she also set it ablaze. Unfortunately, there is a video that captures it all. With that being said, we have reasons to believe the bag was a fake. They insist that it was a real bag but we can’t help but disagree. The clip is available online. Grab your tissues.

We have watched these two young women, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen grow up through Full House and various movies, quickly building what would become a fabulous empire. These girls may look young but they are much more mature than most their age and also much more wealthy. This duo has continued to grow their billion dollar empire through the years and are only becoming more powerful. With that being said, we need to ask why some of the richest women in America have not laid that poor, abused Kelly to rest. If I was that fabulously wealthy, while I understand the value of a dollar, or in this specific case, $10,000, I would be embarrassed to walk out with such a beat up and busted Hermès Kelly Handbag. Come on Mary Kate, if you don’t want to replace it, we are sure your fantastic boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy would.

Next up in our lineup is Mrs. Victoria Beckham. This Spice Girl is far from your standard soccer mom. Victoria, now a well established fashion designer is married to soccer star, David Beckham and while watching his games she has been seen in many interesting and fabulous outfits, however, the top center image has us screaming. Remember the grass stains you used to get on your pants as a child? I can’t imagine anyone ever dreamed of the same stains on the Birkin! We can only pray that the Birkin was not harmed during that game, however, let’s be real. Victoria can and would easily replace that Birkin bag either with one in her very large collection or she would simply just purchase another bag.

The next set of three images we cannot say we are suprised by. The first image features Lindsay Lohan’s Pink Ostrich Birkin handbag. It’s no surprise that the girl is destructive with her belongings, however, she took it one step farther by storing her cigarettes in her Birkin! That poor handbag must smell terrible! The following two images to no surprise are of Lady Gaga’s Birkins. The first is a completely studded handbag and the other is saying hello to her “Little Monsters” in Japan. While we know you are an artist, Gaga, please step away from the handbags and leave in peace!

This was a pretty powerful and rather upsetting article. Could you imagine doing any of this to your Hermès Birkin or Kelly Handbag? We should hope not! Do you know of anyone who has an Hermès Birkin Handbag or an Hermès Kelly Handbag that is completely careless with it? Share with us!

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Hermès: 175 Years of Leather Excellence

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2012 marks the 175th year of Hermès leather craftsmanship, and to celebrate the milestone they have opened an exhibition called “Leather Forever,” at The Royal Academy Galleries in London. The exhibition began on May 8th and will continue until the 27th, with free admission for everyone. There are twelve individual exhibits including one that features a display of all the varieties of Hermès skins, an entire room that allows the visitors to see the artisans from the Paris workshops create the bags, another that houses a giant Kelly bag sculpture which displays variations of the brand’s two most iconic bags (the Birkin and Kelly), and another room that gives Hermès fans a view of Hermès history and their saddlery beginnings. Other notable exhibits include a room filled with custom designs such as a black patent calfskin wheelbarrow commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for Wallis Simpson in 1947, as well as a multicolored saddle with wings.

The exhibition’s finale is a showcase of four custom made handbags that are tributes to the four nations of Great Britain. Of the specially designed bags there is a green bag with a shamrock charm representing Ireland, a plaid bag with a kilt pin for Scotland, a green bag embellished with a winged dragon for Wales, and a brick-colored bag with a guardsman’s bearskin for England. These bags will be auctioned off online by Christie’s from May 16th to May 31st, with the proceeds going to the Royal Academy of Arts. I hope some of our Hermès Purse Forum readers will be able to attend! Let us know if you do in the comments section (with details too, please!)

To view a behind the scenes video of one of Hermès’ expert craftsman creating the custom made handbags for the four nations of Great Britain go here

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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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Mega Blog: Tamara Eccelstone: Racing to the Top of the List for Hermès Collectors

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Tamara Eccelstone obviously loves her Hermès Birkin Handbags! These 11 are just part of her collection, as Tamara has stated in interviews that she has somewhere around 20 to 30 Birkins! The heiress who loves to collect luxury items sure has quite an extensive Hermès collection! With that kind of collection, she is racing to be a close second to Victoria Beckham! Birkins, though an expensive collector’s item, they are definitely some of the best items to collect in my opinion. Tamara does a great job of mixing and matching her Birkins with different outfits. I love that she doesn’t let the bright colors like her 35cm Hermès Kiwi Epsom Leather Birkin with Gold hardware or her 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin with Gold hardware clash with her wardrobe. Tamara is looking fierce with the way she pairs her grey outfit with a fur coat and an Hermès Gris Tourterelle Crocodile Birkin. Keep up the Birkin love Tamara!

P.S. Check out that custom rack she had built into her closet so her Birkins can sit standing up and the handles won’t get any unnecessary wear!

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Marc Jacobs

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Marc we love you and we love that you love Hèrmes! Vacationing at the beach or out picking up some groceries you seem to always have one of your trusty Hèrmes bags at your side. Running around town has never looked so good!

 

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Mega Blog: Kim Kardashian, Hermès Princess

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