Sunday, January 15, 2012

...I AM A LUCKY GAL...

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This past November I was in Toronto perusing my favourite stores on Bloor with my middle daughter Lianne. We strolled through some stores and bought in others, adding items to our Christmas shopping bags. On the north side of Bloor, just west of Avenue Rd is HERMES....almost innocuous
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I love saying Hermes...Err..rmez....Errr...mezzz. (wish I could figure out how to add the accent aigu)  I have window shopped at Hermes many times, but have never ventured inside...possibly intimidated by the splendid and preicise organization and display or the fact I never felt DRESSED UP enough. But not this day...

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Be still my heart. A chaos angst driven woman's dream. Look at the orderliness, nothng out of place...You see it. You covet it. You buy it! ...End of story!.. no digging and searching... (unless I'm antiquing)...Shopping perfection, in my book.
We were very pleasantly greeted by a young woman who knew her Hermes stuff.
She was absolutely lovely, I must say.
I knew I wanted a Hermes scarf...I've been a scarf lover my entire life....I also knew hubby was stuck on the WOW Christmas gift. I immediately saw the scarf I wanted and Lianne concurred. With Lianne as my, confident, my-go-between...I settled on my Hermes scarf.

Flash forward to Christmas morning....I'm feeling a bit like Ralphie in "AChristmas Story"..he just knows he's gotta get....he's gonna get the Red Ryder BB gun of his dreams....
Hidden under the Christmas tree.....wrapped thusly...




and finally...voila...


MY Hermes scarf ...sigh. Would you look at those colours. Yes....this is indeed the scarf I chose....and yes, I know it is quite a lot of packaging, but let's face it...it's delicious packaging which will not be forsaken in a landfill any time soon. This bag and box and ribbon are keepers.  Hermes is iconic after all. It was established in 1837,  first designing harnesses, then saddles, and eventually saddle bags for the elite and finally scarves were introduced in 1937. My scarf is a Plisse pleated scarf. If I were to have it professionally pressed, it would be the same size as all non pleated Hermes scarves...exactly 90 X 90 cm.




If you know me, you know my favourite colour is red. Well... orange has been popping up in my wardrobe and decor for about five years....and it's here to stay. !!!


This fabulous gift also came with this deck of Hermes cards including some their scarf collection in every knot imaginable and a booklet "LE  CARRE  HERMES' featuring the autumn-winter 2011 collection which in itself is a feast for the eyes.


...and finally, the noteworthy and interesting catalogue LE MONDE D'HERMES AUTOMNE-HIVER 2011...explaining the history and background  and techniques of the Artisans...and yes, these folks ARE artisans... who work for Hermes and Saint Louis.
I will be asking for a new and different Hermes scarf next year for Christmas. These are pieces of art...worth something, especially the vintage scarves.......I'm seeing a 'scarf closet' in my future.

16 Comments:

At January 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Ohh, lucky gal, for sure. Dare I ask, have you actually worn the scarf?

 
At January 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Saving it for something special... IDS12 perhaps

 
At January 16, 2012 at 8:42 AM , Blogger m photography - melanie rebane said...

OH I love this post! I have actually been shopping in Paris (around the corner from our Canadian Embassy on fashion row) and there is an amazing vintage store with Hermes, Chanel and YSL...it was amazing to see the beautiful vintage scarves...how happy you must be with your beautiful new scarf!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Lynne Knowlton said...

What a gorgeous colourful post...both in words and scarf colours!! Adored it! Hermes is such an incredible place to walk into, I agree. Makes me want to spit my gum out, or even swallow it, before I step inside the door. I am so happy for you!! I bet it looks gorgeous on you....and matches your beautiful colourful personality. xx

 
At January 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM , Blogger quintessence said...

Doesn't get much better than orange AND Hermes!!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM , Blogger jgoode1028 said...

Charming posts and lovely pictures. Thank you for sharing your lovely experience. Jan from its-all-goode

 
At January 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

The very next time I go to Paris, Melanie, I will so be checking out that store with the vintage scarves. thank you for that HOT tip!

 
At January 17, 2012 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Thank you Lynne. I at least had to have lipstick and mascara on before I ventured inside. Now I just need to visit other Hermes stores...say...in Paris?

 
At January 17, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

I can see why you are a Hermes orange lover Stacey, your avatar and blog header are very similar to Hermes orange. Orange rocks!

 
At January 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Thank you for reading and posting a comment Jan. I'll be sure to pop over and see you at it's-all-goode!

 
At January 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM , Blogger NewLightRedesign said...

Oh you lucky lucky girl...humm..got me thinking about next Christmas :)

 
At January 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

I am lucky Linda,....I look at it as a piece of wearable art, which it is....vintage Hermes scarves are worth big bucks....that could be your argument

 
At January 17, 2012 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Wow! LOVE the gorgeous bright colours. Yes, I think you NEED to wear it at IDS!

 
At January 18, 2012 at 2:38 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Gorgeous! I love Hermes in all its forms and the packaging. Wear your scarf well, my friend. xo Divine taste.

 
At January 18, 2012 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Thanks Kelly....maybe with a clean crispmwhite blouse.? ....Have to go shopping now.

 
At January 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Me Too Jen! I'm a sucker for anything that has history, is original and is displayed to perfection.

 

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This past November I was in Toronto perusing my favourite stores on Bloor with my middle daughter Lianne. We strolled through some stores and bought in others, adding items to our Christmas shopping bags. On the north side of Bloor, just west of Avenue Rd is HERMES....almost innocuous
source
I love saying Hermes...Err..rmez....Errr...mezzz. (wish I could figure out how to add the accent aigu)  I have window shopped at Hermes many times, but have never ventured inside...possibly intimidated by the splendid and preicise organization and display or the fact I never felt DRESSED UP enough. But not this day...

source
Be still my heart. A chaos angst driven woman's dream. Look at the orderliness, nothng out of place...You see it. You covet it. You buy it! ...End of story!.. no digging and searching... (unless I'm antiquing)...Shopping perfection, in my book.
We were very pleasantly greeted by a young woman who knew her Hermes stuff.
She was absolutely lovely, I must say.
I knew I wanted a Hermes scarf...I've been a scarf lover my entire life....I also knew hubby was stuck on the WOW Christmas gift. I immediately saw the scarf I wanted and Lianne concurred. With Lianne as my, confident, my-go-between...I settled on my Hermes scarf.

Flash forward to Christmas morning....I'm feeling a bit like Ralphie in "AChristmas Story"..he just knows he's gotta get....he's gonna get the Red Ryder BB gun of his dreams....
Hidden under the Christmas tree.....wrapped thusly...




and finally...voila...


MY Hermes scarf ...sigh. Would you look at those colours. Yes....this is indeed the scarf I chose....and yes, I know it is quite a lot of packaging, but let's face it...it's delicious packaging which will not be forsaken in a landfill any time soon. This bag and box and ribbon are keepers.  Hermes is iconic after all. It was established in 1837,  first designing harnesses, then saddles, and eventually saddle bags for the elite and finally scarves were introduced in 1937. My scarf is a Plisse pleated scarf. If I were to have it professionally pressed, it would be the same size as all non pleated Hermes scarves...exactly 90 X 90 cm.




If you know me, you know my favourite colour is red. Well... orange has been popping up in my wardrobe and decor for about five years....and it's here to stay. !!!


This fabulous gift also came with this deck of Hermes cards including some their scarf collection in every knot imaginable and a booklet "LE  CARRE  HERMES' featuring the autumn-winter 2011 collection which in itself is a feast for the eyes.


...and finally, the noteworthy and interesting catalogue LE MONDE D'HERMES AUTOMNE-HIVER 2011...explaining the history and background  and techniques of the Artisans...and yes, these folks ARE artisans... who work for Hermes and Saint Louis.
I will be asking for a new and different Hermes scarf next year for Christmas. These are pieces of art...worth something, especially the vintage scarves.......I'm seeing a 'scarf closet' in my future.