How are Hermes bags made? A visit to the Hermes workshops in Paris

How are Hermes bags made and why are they so expensive? If you, like me have pondered this while fawning over a £4000 Constance or a £6000 Birkin then I can finally answer with conviction. (more…)

Beauty buy: Space NK Beautannia Brighton bath oil

I spent this evening luxuriating in Space NK‘s new Beautannia Brighton bath oil, mainly to warm up my bones after seven days and seven nights of relentless April rain. I usually like deep relaxation bath oils  – Liberty, Jo Malone and Aromatherapy Associates are my go-tos – but Brighton is fresher and perkier, and a little bit masculine. It’s based on a blend of sea moss, orris and grapefruit but I like it because it comes in a generous 245ml glass blottle (£42) and the scent infused the entire flat, making me feel like spring might finally be within grasp.

Space NK Beautannia bath oil, £42, launches May (I tried a preview bottle)

Quote of the day

“To really have success and to really make it you need staying power. That’s not an accident. Those designers work at it all the time, they never stop.”
Calvin Klein on reality fashion TV, Fashionista

Waris Ahluwalia on Mr Porter

How gorgeous is this Chris Floyd film of Waris Ahluwalia for Mr Porter? Those delicious crimson accents at the end…! These films are shot in a couple of hours, with minimal crew and no script. Impressive, no?