Friday, 11 May 2012

To market, to market...

Today I took my credit card to a shopping festival by the legendary Dover Street Market. The shopping extravaganza is dedicated to the store's eight year anniversary and has a museum theme showing installations from the Dover Street Market's history. 

There are discounts of 70 - 75% on the ever replenishing stock of all DSM brands. I couldn't get enough of the fabulous Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, gorgeous YSL and of course some classic Comme! 

The market takes place from Friday 11th May until Sunday 13th May 2012
, at Victoria House, 
Bloomsbury Square, 
London WC1B 4DA.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hermès Leather Forever Exhibition

I have been obsessed with Hermès for as long as I can remember. So, imagine my excitement about the Leather Forever Exhibition which is currently at the Royal Academy of Arts

The exhibition is a beautiful and playful evocation of the relationship between Hermès and leather with beautiful twists done in their signature simple and chic style.

 I could happily live in the room filled with the signature 'orange boxes'. 

But my favourite part of the exhibition is the gigantic Kelly with smaller Kelly bags inside.

The bag first became a sensation when Grace Kelly held it up like a shield to protect her soon to be born daughter Princess Caroline of Monaco from the paparazzi. The photo appeared on the cover of Life magazine and the bag found its name and became a sensation.

I have been trying to get my hands on one of these beauties for ages, so I literally screamed with excitement when I saw an Hermès artisan making a Kelly in front of me! Seeing the skill that goes into making one answers the simple reason why I love this bag and Hermès so much - it stands for craftsmanship and lasting worth, which is incredibly powerful and very rare in today's world. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A fresh start

A month ago I quit my job at an advertising agency, went for a yoga retreat to Mallorca, flew to NYC for a shopping trip and got a new house. This is the first time in my life that I am not in school / university / a full time job and I'm loving it!

This blog is where I want to document my fresh start...