Hermes

Perfect pairing: watch and bangle



Jennifer Alfano watch

A single chunky chain bracelet or slim bangle with a steel sports watch make a perfect pairing.

Rather than a stack of Love/Juste un Clou bracelets, or Van Cleef Alhambras, I prefer a less identifiable bangle from Le Gramme or a chain from Sophie Buhai* or Jennifer Alfano. It’s a good fall-back look for adding a suggestion of glam to plain sweaters or shirts, as demonstrated in this Jennifer Alfano profile, (above).

Alternatively, how about a watch with a chain strap? The Hermès Nantucket on a weighty silver chain is looking good to me, or even better, a Miles Davis-style curb chain with a teeny square watch face (below). If you’re lucky enough to locate one, that is (Foundwell sometimes has similar).

Foundwell watch
Miles Davis watch

Meanwhile, this rare Hermès nautical link bracelet fitted with a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch (below) was spotted on a guest at Simon Jacquemus’s wedding a couple of weeks ago. Added to basket Pinterest immediately.
Hermes Jaeger-LeCoultre watch

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Jennifer Alfano; Foundwell; Miles Davis; Dimepiece
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Trend report: what to wear for AW22



Craig McDean British Vogue Aug 2022

As you know by now, my trend reports are utterly self-indulgent and reflect what’s ‘new’ through my own personal ‘gentlewoman style’ lens. So I’m glad to say that fifty shades of cappuccino, a Ralph Lauren revival, chunky gold chains and classic bags (with a twist) are all trending for AW22. Of course, the 90s is a major influence on fashion and culture. (more…)



This old thing



Jane Birkin - Hermes Birkin bag

I’ve been reading up about the crazy world of status bags and watches and deduced that the only way around the unavailability of ‘It’ Hermès Birkins and Rolex Daytonas is to go the imperfect route. As even pre-loved icons are hard to obtain (mint-conditioned pieces command the highest prices), better to go for the less-than-pristine patina, no?

For me, this aligns with my love of a well-worn leather tote. I just came across a picture on Pinterest of Jane Birkin’s legendary Birkin (above). You know, the one she adorned with personal charms and trinkets – and then auctioned for charity. This bag lived! The picture linked to a ten-year-old old Purse Forum thread on ‘slouchy, floopy, used Birkins’, imploring Birkin owners to share their own photos. (more…)



Atelier Mayer returns



Atelier Mayer Marrakech

“Anyone can come to Marrakech and go shopping. But I’m editing a special collection showcasing hand-craftsmanship.”

She’s back! The wonderful Carmen Haid has revived her brand Atelier Mayer, expanding its original scope from vintage fashion to lifestyle and interiors. Now with the business based in Marrakech, selling a mix of vintage design pieces and made to order items, her range includes bespoke vases, bowls and tableware alongside vintage furniture. (more…)