Bali Barret

Business of beauty: Hermès is launching skincare and make-up



Hermès launching skincare and make-up

Not sure why I never saw this coming. Hermès is building out its beauty offer with skincare and make-up due to launch in 2020. It already has a great line of ancillary scented bath products – soaps, shower gels, body balms – which are so beautifully giftable and serve as perfect entry portals to one of the last true luxury fashion brands.

‘Obviously, we hope to have the biggest scope possible. We are trying to do it humbly and cautiously, because it’s a big market that’s already full of strong players, and therefore we have to find our place in it,” said Hermès chief executive officer, Axel Dumas. It’s certainly a crowded place but Hermès is planning a slowly-slowly strategy with limited availability to start with, mostly in its own stores. (more…)



A jangle of bangles



Hermes Wooden bangles worn by Bali Barret. Photo by Tung walsh for Self Service

Much as I love the idea of wearing an armful of chunky bangles, I’ve never quite managed to make it work. Maybe the answer is this arrangement of wooden bangles, mixed with a thin golden bangle or two. OK, these are Hermès ones (on silks chief Bali Barret), but hey, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high…

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: Tung Walsh for Self Service