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.
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When somebody asks you for the time, do you reach for your cell phone? Stop. Just stop. It’s way more stylish, especially now, to look to your wrist.
We’re trying to make it easy for your to do the chic time check with an exclusive Hermès Watch Event for the next few weeks with 0ver 40% off like-new offerings.
We saw first hand last fall how these timepieces are meticulously assembled by hand at the Festival des Métiers in New York.
Each style translates the striking design that Hermès is known for and adds the technology of precision watchmaking. You’ll find the same leathers and luxurious details you’d expect from the French design huse.
Here’s a guide to some of Hermès watches styles:
H Hour: It’s hard to miss that emblematic “H” for Hermès. Since 1996, this minimalist graphic approach is balanced with a simple sundial-like dial.
Cape Cod: A solitary anchor chain inspired this homage to the peninsula of Cape Cod. Henri d’Origny created this watch in 1991 with the coastline on his mind.
Join us on our never-ending (but enjoyable quest) for a day bag with a strap long enough to be worn as a cross-body and the timeless style of Hermès – meet the Jypsiere, specifically, this very rare bi-color Etain and Etoupe Clemence Eclat Jypsiere bag. It’s a favorite of our handbag director Elizabeth Bernstein (and her cell phone case friend Cliff).
“The Jypsiere is one of Hermès’s most amazing everyday bag creations thus far,” says Elizabeth. “This bag is perfect for work, shopping, weekend, travel, etc.”
“This specific bag is Etain grey with contrast Etoupe interior – an “Eclat” bag. You will indeed not see many of these in two-tone as they are very rare. Can be worn by a woman – or yes, even a man!”
- Over the weekend, Jessica Simpson demonstrated a style tradition for pregnant women – conceal the bump with a Hermès bag. In this case, it's a classic orange Birkin. Click through for some history of this bag and belly tradition.
- Grace Kelly originally carried the classic Hermès bag to conceal her pregnancy. The bag was later dubbed the Kelly, in her honor.
- Kim Kardashian took her Birkin to the gym, but doesn't seem to be worried about hiding her bump.
- Beyonce carried a Kelly during her pregnancy. Love the shoulder strap and we think Grace Kelly would have too.
- Molly Sims flaunted her baby bump and her baby blue Birkin during her pregnancy. We should have guessed she was having a boy.
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.)
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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.
After the jump, see some of our other favorites, this week, at least.
Wow, here’s a first for us. We’ve seen a lot of Birkins, but this one is definitely special. This pristine (very) pink suede Hermes Birkin has never been carried and is lined with soft pink lambskin.
Quite possibly the girliest Birkin ever?
Born on Nov. 12, 1929 — Grace Kelly went from movie star to royalty.
As a style icon, her impeccable taste stands the test of time. When she was pregnant, she carried the Hermès sac à dépêches to cover her stomach. So associated with the princess, Hermès renamed the top-handle structured bag the “Kelly” in 1956.
We love this stunning tri-color box Kelly and we’re sure that Princess Grace would have too.
How could you not get a giggle out of this Hermes Gulliver Orange Kelly Quelle Idole bag.
As you may have guessed, the little guy — who we really want to name, Cabbage Patch Kid style — is a rare collector’s item. Also known as the “Kelly Doll,” he comes with arms, legs and .
We have a few of them and the orange one pictured here was originally used in a store display, so it’s in pristine condition.
Very adoptable, don’t you think?