Malachite

Malachite

A couple of seasons ago Hermes introduced a new green to their colour palette – Malachite.  It’s a gorgeous green shade, with a hint of blue and is great in any leather.   Malachite is a mineral which gets its colour from the copper it contains, it was well known to ancient Egyptians and was popular with Greeks  and Romans for jewellery and ornaments as it was believed to ward off the “evil eye”. Who knows whether those at Hermes who developed the colour had this in mind when they named it Malachite, but it’s a wonderful shade nonetheless.  At Lilac Blue we have three completely different options in Malachite – a cute 30cm Birkin in soft Taurillon Clemence, a rare 35cm Birkin in Shiny Croc and a gorgeous 40cm Kelly. If...

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Beautiful Bordeaux

Beautiful Bordeaux

Much loved by Victoria Beckham, the Bordeaux Birkin is both stunning and elusive.   Only available in Crocodile these Birkins don’t appear often and as a result are usually snapped up pretty quickly.  Lilac Blue have this gorgeous 35cm bag available in Shiny Crocodile with Gold Hardware – a classic combination which will never date.  If you’re too late for this bag then we also have another Shiny Croc Birkin, this time in beautiful Cassis, a colour fast becoming as desirable as the...

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The Shadow Birkin

The Shadow Birkin

When the Jean Paul Gaultier designed Shadow Birkin first appeared in 2009 there were a lot of Hermes followers who were less than impressed – it really didn’t hit the spot for many Birkin buyers.  However we all seem to have moved on a bit since then and it’s now becoming a real collectors item with prices moving steadily higher. The initial concept did seem a bit strange – how could you possibly have a Birkin without the hardware?  How would it work – and more importantly how would it look?  JPG explained to Harpers Bazaar that his “idea was to work around the trompe l’oeil concept with the Birkin” and that “the flap, straps, and clochette seem to have been chiseled in the raw material, the result of...

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The Mini Kelly

The Mini Kelly

The 20cm Kelly, known more often as the Mini Kelly is a rare beast these days.  There were never that many made in the first place and now they are no longer in production their desirability has increased, and keeps on increasing. These cute little bags are perfect for evenings out and have room for all your party essentials, so they’re not just beautiful to look at they’re practical too!  Feast your eyes on these three vintage beauties; Bleu Saphire in Shiny Alligator, Black & Red in Imperial Suede or Black Box studded with Gold.     FacebookTwitterPinterest

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Gifts for Mother’s Day

Gifts for Mother’s Day

In case you need an excuse to buy something gorgeous for your mother (or yourself!), here in the UK we are about to celebrate Mother’s Day so it’s the perfect opportunity to buy a little Hermes luxury for someone. Lilac Blue have several small items which would make a wonderful present.  What could be better than this lovely Maxi Twilly Clic Clac a Pois in a stunning combination of purple, pink and blue?  The Maxi Twilly measures a substantial 220cm x 20cm and can be worn in a multitude of ways – take a look here for some inspiration.  If you think something smaller would suit then there is the original Twilly which is a great accessory, it can be worn round the neck, as a bracelet, as a narrow belt or it can be used to dress up your Birkin...

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Going somewhere?

Going somewhere?

If you are a regular traveller a 40cm Birkin is brilliant at combining serious style with an awful lot of space.  It makes a fantastic everyday bag if you carry lots of things with you, but really comes into its own when used as travel bag. Roomy, with a reinforced base to help keep the shape it can take everything you need from keys, passport, cosmetics to a shawl and a tablet.  We don’t often see this size bag at Lilac Blue so are very pleased to offer this lovely Birkin in rich Cacao which looks especially  stunning with Gold...

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Sanguine

Sanguine

Sanguine is not a new colour from Hermès but unfortunately it  isn’t one we see much.  Lilac Blue have available a gorgeous 30cm Birkin in Shiny Nilocitus with Palladium Hardware or for something a little different, a Kelly Ghillies.   The images show what a chameleon shade this is – it may be the same colour but depending on the leather it looks completely different.  We would call it an orange red, although it certain lights it looks more coral, in others more red – either way it adds a great pop of colour without being too bright.    If you’d like a gentle introduction to this colour then take a look at the ever popular Club Birkin – subtle shades of grey and white with a discreet burst of Sanguine to bring the bag to...

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