Midnight at Faubourg – in search of Alber Elbaz

The clock strikes twelve. Midnight in Paris, and the city seems calm and quiet. But a signal beams out from the Eiffel Tower: a call to Super H! Something’s afoot. Masked and cloaked, the proud horse atop the Hermès building undergoes a strange metmorphosis, ready for action. We watch breathlessly as he prepares to take flight – a modern Pegasus for the world of the comic strip. (Source: Hermès) About two years ago Hermès introduced a wonderful new design, Minuit au Faubourg, designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko. Rybaltchenko is one of my favourite current designers at Hermès, always with a nod […]

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A classic shirt dress – and why I always risk paying for excess baggage

I love shopping for fabric. For me (and if you are a sewer, you know what I mean), it’s like walking into a candy shop. (Granted, many times I get overwhelmed and leave from the most fantastic fabric shop with like a marking pen or something else ridiculously small and readily available everywhere.) I especially like going to fabric shops on vacation. There so much more to explore. (Did you see my post about my indredible luck in Paris a few years ago?) My hometown has fabric shops, yes, but bigger cities have bigger shops. Also, most of the time, they […]

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In good company – the new Hermès Brides de Gala Love

Hermès themselves call the Brides de Gala their most celebrated carré. According to the website Hermesology, it is also “Hermes’s best-selling scarf of all time” (not that I have a reason to doubt this, but I am cautios of websites not being able to spell Hermès properly, just saying). According to Wikipedia, there are more than 70 000 Brides de Gala-scarves out there. Fact is that it was designed by Hugo Grygkar in 1957. It’s name is translated into “Bridles for the gala” and it undoubtedly gives that wonderful glamorous equestrian feeling that Hermès does oh so well. Brides de Gala has adorned the neck or head […]

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The future of fashion = the end of sewing?

“I have nothing to wear today! Oh well, I’ll just turn on the printer and download me a Chanel.” This could be your future self according to this article on Bloomberg. Now, 3D-printing is not a new concept, but according to the article, a couple of companies are at the present working on home-printable versions. Just think of this for a moment – it will change everything! Why bother running to a store or ordering something online (and waiting for it to arrive only to be dissapointed of the quality and fit to send it back) when you can download something, print […]

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The eternity jacket – and the incredulous story of how I got the fabric (in Paris!)

…in like “it took me an eternity” to make it. Or three months. Well, it felt like an eternity. I mean it was a completely different season when I started. “It’ll take me a week if I just buckle down”, I said. When will I ever learn? Granted, I haven’t worked on it every day for three months, of course. I do have a job, you know. Fellow sewers, you get the point. We don’t mind going slow or letting stuff take time because we know that sometimes stuff that is worth doing will take time. It’s just the frustration […]

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Happiness is…

…coming home with a new orange box to my collection. I am complete sucker from all things leopard print. Each time I find a leopard print scarf, skirt, dress, top etc. I let out a small squeal. (For each new item, my dear husband is less and less impressed..) This is a classic 90 cm x 90 cm silk twill scarf from Hermès. It’s name is ”Panthera Pardus” (latin for leopard), designed by Robert Dallet. It has beautiful cream, brown, caramel, and orange colours with an orange border. I am especially looking forward to wear it as a head scarf, folded on the bias […]

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