Tuesday, December 28, 2010

hermes scarf...

hermes scarf

{j'aime mon carre, grace kelly picture}


last night my mother gave me QUITE the surprise, in the shape of a beautiful orange box... a vintage hermes scarf gifted by my grandmother. truthfully, i'm not someone whose heart gets aflutter at the sight of a blue tiffany's box. nor am i someone who would give their firstborn to own a chanel 2.55...although i certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at either! i actually get more of a thrill finding a 1920s beaded dress at a flea market or an ll bean fisherman sweater at a goodwill.

but for right now i am doing backflips over my new scarf. ever since i saw grace kelly wearing it as a sling, i thought it was extra rad.

have you ever read deluxe: how luxury lost its luster? it's actually a pretty grim but fascinating account of the decline of luxury. and the only brand that is lauded for its steadfast dedication to quality and hand-crafted, artisinal practices... why hermes, of course.

7 comments:

Alesya said...

We'd love to see you wearing your new scarf. Sounds lovely!

Caddy said...

Lovely photos. Congrats on your new scarf. How wonderful that it's a family heirloom as well, that must make it all the more special.

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

alesya: i've been so bad at taking pictures lately, but this might be the right inspiration!

caddy: you're so right! my sweet grandmother is 102 and i will be hugging her extra big tomorrow at lunch :)

quintessence said...

I am a die hard hermes fan. How lovely to receive your scarf - a beautiful extra sentimental gift! Agree with Alesya - would love to see you in it. And have you seen the new petit h collection? I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago.

miss kelly said...

How lovely are grandmothers!!?!! Felicitations on your new piece of heaven...

Jay said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful gift!

Hermes orange is one of the world's perfect shades. No one--and I mean no one--can resist it. ;]

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