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Stylist June Ambrose had a mini Twitter frenzy about what looked like a bejeweled Hermes Birkin bag. Then, she found out that the bag was a fake and tweeted: “Hermes would through up in their mouths if they new someone was doing this to a real Birkin! I’m glad it’s fake!” So are we, because that bag is hids! [Twitter] Keep reading »
Luxury brands make everything, even basic items like playing cards, fancier and pricier. It bags, we understand (sort of), but high-end origami sets? Hèrmes now offers one, which includes sheets of scarf print origami paper, a hand-stitched black saddle leather envelope, and black lacquer box, all for the ridiculous price of $750. We’d rather spend the money on a trip to Japan, where we’re pretty sure they sell origami paper that’s just as lovely. [Luxist] Keep reading »
At the Tokyo branch of Hermès, the luxury fashion house’s current window display is playing the role of contemporary art installation. Designer Tokujin Yoshioka conceived this interactive video work, featuring ladies blowing (come now, children), and real scarves fluttering in the wind as a result. It’s so pretty! [YouTube] Keep reading »
Until recently, Park Avenue millionaires and swamp-trolling Louisiana farmers have been engaged in one of the most unlikely of reciprocal relationships. The Southerners breed and treat alligator skins; the wealthy buy luxury goods made from them.
Think “fashion” and “recession” and the image of dirty, swarthy men probably doesn’t come to mind, yet the New York Times reports that these guys are being just as impacted by the decline in the consumer market as fancy boutiques and haute couture fashion houses. The biggest player in the alligator game has been Hermès, but now that the economy has hit the luxe accessories market, people just aren’t dropping thousands of dollars on alligator watches, purses, and shoes like they used to.
For animal rights activists, this probably comes as welcome news. And it’s true, the work entailed in alligator farming sounds pretty inhumane and gross:
“Stolid men wade into shallow tanks and pull the alligators out by hand. Biting happens. After the gators are killed with a stab to the brain, they are skinned and sorted: heads and claws for the French Quarter souvenir shops, meat for the Cajun restaurants, guts for turtles, dogs or anything else whose tastes run that way.”