Hermès Twilly – The Perfect Accessory

Hermès Twilly – The Perfect Accessory

If you are looking for a little something from Hermès to brighten up your spring outfits, then take a look at the Hermès Twilly – if you haven’t already! Hermès first introduced the traditional square silk scarves in the late 1930′s, and has produced hundreds of different design and colour combinations.  The Twilly, which is effectively a long and narrow piece of silk (84cm x 5cm) is more recent and comes in a similarly dazzling array of colours and patterns.   The name is taken from “Twill” and refers to the weaving technique which produces a strong and beautifully draping fabric – just what you want in a scarf.   The Hermès Twilly is a fantastic accessory and can be used as a head scarf, or tied round your neck as...

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The Heavenly Handbag

The Heavenly Handbag

Out of all of those luxury Hermes bags, which is right for you? So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy an Hermès bag for the first time, but you’re not sure where to start.  We thought we’d share some of the years of experience we have at Lilac Blue London in helping our clients select their perfect bag and take you through those essential considerations before you set out to find the right one. As a first time buyer you need to decide what it is you are looking for from your bag – whether it is to be worn every day – for work or lunching, in the evenings or on special occasions only; do you want to wear it with lots of different outfits or one or two?  What size, which leather and perhaps most importantly the colour, all...

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Arm Candy

Arm Candy

Bracelets can document and represent special occasions in our lives, or just liven up an outfit on a gloomy day.  Either way, Hermes have several which are great for marking a life changing event or accessorising an outfit.  The “arm party” trend, first coined over three years ago by fashion blogger Leander Medrine is still going strong and shows no sign of losing its’ appeal, Hermes bracelets are perfect for this too. A cuff is a great place to start if you are stacking bracelets, and is just as striking when worn individually – it can really stand out and complement  an outfit.  If you want a chunky and “look at me” bracelet how about the Collier De Chien?  Measuring  2.75″ &  3″ in diameter for men and...

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The Evelyne Bag

The Evelyne Bag

Named for Évelyne Bertrand, the head of the Hermès riding department, the bag was designed in 1978 to carry grooming equipment, with air holes punched in the side for ventilation, and was until fairly recently sold in stores alongside other Hermès equestrian goods.  Gradually it has been brought to the fore and is becoming ever more popular as a practical shoulder bag, where the understated style is particularly appreciated by stylish mothers with young children who need to keep their hands free.  The casual, yet elegant styling and generous size also make it a great bag for travelling with. There have been three versions of the bag, the current one has the external pocket of Évelyne II, but with the addition of a canvas strap which makes it a fantastically...

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Wow!

Wow!

Whilst browsing Pinterest recently for items to pin to our “Things We Like At Lilac Blue London” board, I came across this amazing creation from Hermès.  A miniature Hermès Kelly in Rose Gold and studded with diamonds. Designed by Pierre Hardy for his Haute Bijouterie collection and first seen in 2012, Hermès have taken the iconic Kelly bag to another level and turned it into the ultimate luxury item.  Only three of these bags have been produced,  each one two years in the making.  Made from solid rose gold moulded to look like crocodile skin and embellished with 1160 diamonds, the bag can be carried or worn as a bracelet and it opens fully – although it is so small you’d be pushed to fit much more than a lipstick or set of keys...

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Something new this spring?

Something new this spring?

If you’re looking for an alternative Hermes bag for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons how about one of these gorgeous trio?  Three completely different bags, all as beautiful and unusual as we expect from Hermes.  Introduced in 2011 the Hermes Berline looks like a more sporty version of the Jypsiere with familiar details like the palladium clasp closure and the leather-tabbed canvas Amazone strap. Made from padded calfskin, it’s a great city bag – big enough for the usual essentials, and small enough to be used as a clutch.   The Mini Berline was new in Spring 2013, a more compact size with a longer strap enabling it to be carried cross body and now making a reappearance for Spring 2014 this great little bag is available in the tropical...

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The most beautiful bag in the world?

The most beautiful bag in the world?

There are those who consider the Himalaya Birkin to be the most beautiful bag there is – and who are we to disagree?  According to Matt Rubinger, Director of Luxury Accessories of Heritage Auctions “There are few handbags in the world that can compare with the Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin”.   Recently arrived at Lilac Blue London is this gorgeous iconic bag, a real collector’s item, in stunning matte Nilocitus with silver hardware and a colour that graduates between cream, white and grey.  The Himalaya Birkin is made from the tanned hide of the Nile Crocodile, indigenous throughout sub- Saharan Africa which has larger and less rectangular scales than the Porosus or Saltwater crocodile. Crocodile skin is coveted and expensive because...

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