Sunday, 28 October 2012

The one where the girl gets the Hermes Bag ...........




Hi Lovelies,

How was your Sunday? That extra hour in bed was amazing, but being dark before 5pm is going to take some getting used to.

The girls had a fabulous day at Comic Con, they both came home and went for a nap and are still there ....... !

We went out for a really nice brunch earlier - French Toast with fresh fruit on top, crispy bacon on the side and covered in Maple Syrup - it was delicious!

But it was only the warm up to my main event today. Which was picking up MY Hermes bag!

Yes gorgeous ones! I have found it ..............

I have bored you senseless on Twitter debating whether I should go with the Birkin (gorgeous but can be a little bit heavy) or the Kelly (timeless, and named after one of my most favourite icons on the planet).

If you are making a pretty massive investment - you do ALOT of research! Boys do it with cars and gadgets - we do it more with pretty things. And I love that part - it makes it feel like a real event.

The problem for me on this occasion is that Hermes had no stock of either bag so I could not even try them out to compare - not even a floor model at the moment! So I stalked fashion forums to see how real people got on with the bags.

I loved the romantic notion of a Vintage Hermes - just think of the life that it has had, the things it had seen, and the stories it could tell heheeee. But with the romantic notion comes the huge worries - would it have been looked after? or be in a rubbish condition or the absolute worst thing for me - be from a smokers home and stinky (I just could never love a bag however amazing it was - if it smelt even faintly of cigarette smoke!) 

The more I thought about vintage the more I knew it had to be a Kelly. I absolutely still want a Birkin (who doesn't) but I know that my Birkin needs to be new and I need to be able to try one beforehand so that I  know EXACTLY what size to get, and that is going to take a little bit of time to do! How amazing to one day have the best of both worlds - a Vintage handmade Kelly Bag AND a Birkin - thats the dream right there!

I love everything about the Kelly. It is the bag that takes the most time for Hermes to make (only 1 person works on each bag from start to finish and it takes 40 hours if anybody is interested! - 5 hours is taken to just make the handle) and I love the fact it was named Kelly as it was the bag that Princess Grace of Monaco used to hide her pregnancy from the world ...... Every stitch is hand stitched  in a saddle stitch so that if one stitch pulls, the next one cannot come undone - and the hardware is tooled so that every nail has to be finished to look like a tiny pearl .... that kind of attention to detail makes me want to dance!
















Vintage Hermes Kelly Bag 32cm in Gulliver Black Leather with red trim!!!!

I hope you like the pictures.

Readers - I struck Hermes gold!!!

I truly can't believe how amazing my new bag is
Absolutely beautiful condition and absolutely no odours heheheeee!
Is it possible to have complete bag perfection - because I feel like this one is ....

It is pretty safe to say I am one of the happiest, luckiest girls ever!


Thanks for reading xx

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice, I don't think that I ever spent as much time choosing a car or gadget as long as you have discussed a Hermes bag... Enjoy, its lovely

ASH said...

Ooh that's lovely - lucky you, enjoy! xx

Urban Butterfly said...

I could cry at the site of it... You lucky lady you own my dream! Xx

Anonymous said...

So excited for you Jools! PBx

Michelle said...

Jools, its absolutely perfect and it looks wonderful on you! Here's to many more lovely pics of you with your Kelly!

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Looking Fab in your forties said...

Gorgeous darling, love love love it!!

Jools said...

oh you love it PC !!! ;)

How are those Watch Catalogues doing ??? !!!! xx

Jools said...

Thanks Ash, I still cant believe I own it :)

Jools said...

M, you can come and stroke her any time you like!!! :) xxxx

Jools said...

Thanks Poppy :) xx

Jools said...

Thanks M. Hey you were the one who told me to go vintage all the way !!!! x

Jools said...

Thanks S, have emailed you :) xx

coretta said...

Love it.....do I need a Hermes now? Looking gorgeous as always xx

couturecoco said...

OMG we're all having an H fest love it!!!! And it's not even xmas yet - getting totally giddy!!! Congrats and enjoy her in the best of health!

Elle from Elle's Parisian Chic Blog... said...

very nice indeed! Elle

Jools said...

Yes babes, get saving !!!!!! :)

Jools said...

I know! Something must be in the air :) Saw Mums new bag! Stunning x

Jools said...

Thanks Elle :) x