Today, Elizabeth Bernstein, our all-knowing handbag authenticator, shows us how to tie a turban headband with a Hermès scarf. ”Great for spring – riding bikes, at the beach – and a quick bad hair day fix! ” she said. She suggests pairing it with a braid, fishtail or just with your hair down naturally.
Read on for step-by-step details.
In this specific hairdo, we extreme side-parted the hair (big on runways), and made a basic low pony tail braid, with only one elastic securing the bottom.
1. Fold the scarf in half into a triangle. Then roll the scarf up to the tip to make it about 3-inches thick. Tip: you can make it thicker or thinner depending on what look you are going for. We used a 70cm square from Hermès, a 90cm would work as well.
2. Pull the scarf gently (without unfolding) under your braid and secure it at the top with a tight first tie of a knot.
3. Take the two ends and criss-cross them (do not knot them) and pull one end to either side tightly. Up to you how tight. Looser will create a bigger knot, but make sure it is tight enough to stay secure.
4. Tuck each end of the scarf into the headband, one to the front and one to the back. For a more secure hold you can use hair pins to hold the tips of the scarf down after you tuck them. Try not to use spray after you secure this look or you will ruin your scarf!
5. Et Voila!
Check out Portero’s scarves here.
Portero’s own authentication expert Elizabeth Bernstein is thinking about the weekend…already. Her pick is a 40cm gold Togo leather Hermès Kelly with palladium hardware. (Cliff the bear – her iPhone case – not included.)
Shop all Hermès here.
And the award for most popular Oscar clutch goes to …. the small box evening bag that you can easily carry with one hand.
We’re strong believers in the perfect evening bag is essential to looking your most glamorous. There’s no better inspiration than the red carpet. At the Oscars, the top handbag designers were split between Judith Leiber, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier, Jimmy Choo and Alexander McQueen.
It just so happens that most of our favorite bags were carried by Jennifers.
First up, Jennifer Lawrence (above), best actress winner, paired her Dior gown with a Roger Vivier clutch.
See the rest of the Jens after the jump. Read more…
Around the office, Portero’s own authenticator has a reputation – always carrying a different handbag.
Yes, Elizabeth Bernstein truly puts her passion to work as she carries a fabulous designer bag that makes her outfit sing. Here she is with a Fendi Peekaboo bag.
If you follow the new arrivals frequently, you might even find her pre-owned favorites for sale. She’s a notorious handbag flipper, always changing things up.
Check back on our blog for her latest picks and some of her insights on what’s happening in the industry. She may even share a few tips on searching for authentic pre-owned designer bags like those you can find on Portero and how she knows they’re legit. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions for her such as how to gift vintage. In the mean time, check here’s Elizabeth talking to the Wall Street Journal comparing real and fake bags.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Portero and Hermès.
If you happen to be in France, please send us a Valentine with one of the French postal service’s annual “Heart” collection stamps. This year, the design comes from Hermès scarves, specifically the “De tot couer” by Zoé Pauwels. There are five stamps that feature illustrations of swans, hearts, shooting stars and a lyre, instrument of the messenger god Hermès.
Previous stamps have been inspired by Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Givenchy and Lanvin.
Show us what you love on Portero to win. Make sure you’re following us over on Pinterest and tag your posts with#porteromostwanted. You have until Monday, February 25, 2013 to show us your favorite picks from Portero! Our favorite picks will be featured in a special collection and you’ll get all of the credit. There will be up to 20 winners. Click through for official rules and happy pinning.
On Inauguration Day, we can’t wait to see what Michelle Obama will wear. After four years in the pubic eye, her style has become supremely sophisticated.
The original First Lady fashion icon is, of course, Jackie Kennedy. She wore pillbox hats and carried top-handle bags along with a fondness for Hermès headscarves and Gucci shoulder handbags (now known as the “Jackie”).
American style has never looked better.
After spending a few hours mesmerized by Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” at the Museum of Modern Art, it might be time for a new watch.
Artist Christian Marclay won the best artist at the 2011 Venice Biennale with the film that represents each second of 24 hours with footage from more than a thousand clips. It is shown in real time, so that when you’re there at 3:45 p.m. (as we were), you’re seeing snippets referring to 3:45 p.m. and a clock in the background or on a character.
They’re cleverly edited together to create an experience that is unexpectedly riveting. You quickly get caught up in the game of name that star and name that movie. But you’re also struck by our obsession with time. As you’re literally watching time pass, it’s so weirdly compelling that you want to know what happens next despite the fact that there is no narrative. When we had to leave for dinner reservations as those on screen were eating their dinner, we plan to definitely make more time to see it when it is next shown.
Hopefully soon, because time flies.
Ah, the Birkin.
As Hermès-philes know, most non-movie stars can’t walk into a boutique and buy one. You might be added to a wait list. That makes the Birkin the most elusive and exclusive handbag in the world.
So, why wait? We always have more than 100 Birkins in stock, including the classics (a pristine gold togo 40, pictured above).
After the jump, see some of our other favorites, this week, at least.
Maybe it’s January doldrums. Or maybe it’s the return of the TV cabernet-fest “Cougar Town.” Or maybe it’s just because we have refined palettes. Whatever the case, we’re in the mood to uncork some to new wines.
So we’re especially happy to announce a new promotion with Naked Wines. With any purchase on Portero.com (while supplies last), you’ll receive a $100 voucher toward your first purchase of at least $160 on nakedwines.com. You’ll also get free shipping, if you live in a state in the continental U.S. where they can deliver. (Visit the website to check your state’s eligibility.)
We think Naked Wines makes a perfect pairing with Portero because of their dedication to value and fine artisan wines. Here’s how it works: Naked Wines recruits talented winemakers from around the world, invests in their talents, and, in turn, receives their wines exclusively at wholesale prices. And you – oenophile, that you are –ultimately benefits.
So we hope you’ll wear your new estate cocktail ring, Bottega Veneta clutch and Cartier watch when you raise a glass.