I would love to think that I could pull off the Hermes look one day but to be honest it’s highly unlikely.Â But there is no reason why I cannot dream that one day I will be able to afford to purchase one of their much coveted scarves and wear it with such style.
Reading Michael Tonello’s Bringing Home the Birkin – my life in hot pursuit of the world’s most coveted handbag – was such a delight to read.Â I couldn’t wait to turn each page to find out what happened next and to hear his tales of the people he meets and the things he has to do to Bring Home the Birkin!
New York mag last week reported that ‘IT’ bags are now on the out … but that doesn’t stop us coveting a Birkin of our own!Â And I would very much love a pink birkin just like Victoria Beckham and Heidi Klum!
Anyway, back to my story about Michael Tonello‘s journey across the globe buying up all the Birkins in the land and selling them off on ebay of all places! For more than 20 years, the Hermes Birkin Bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury and wealth.Â Though the bag is often seen dangling from the arms of celebrities, there is a fabled waiting list of more than two years to buy one from Herme’s!Â So when Michael heard about the world’s most impossible-to-get handbag, of course it became his mission to get them for his ebay clients!
At first, his requests were met with rudeness, but by accident he cracked the code and the Birkins started coming thick and fast!Â And the tales he has to tell with this down-to-earth wit and clever penmanship are just so entertaining. It is definitely a Robin Hood tale to thousands of desperate rich women.Â I got totally caught up in his writing and didn’t want the stories to end, it’s definitely a tale of grabbing opportunities as they come to you even if you are held to ransom by one of your buyers who won’t return your US$20,000 bag!
It all just seems so glamourous trotting around Europe buying up these bags.Â I wonder if they have changed their ‘secret code’ now?Â I’m sure many have tried after reading this book!
So keeping with the Hermes theme,, Herme’s Australia recently launched their Australian website … considering how serious the brand is, it’s such a whimsical site and I really do love it.Â I just wish I could buy some of it!Â Boo hoo!
But I’m totally loving this gorgeous apple carrier, you know have an apple a day and keep the dr away and all that?Â Well now you can carry your apple a day with this gorgeous, gorgeous granny-smith-apple-green, lambskin apple holder with stainless steel lining. And of course it comes with a little knife for snack time – don’t know how the knife will go on our streets, illegal to carry knives and all that, but anyway … and the silver one on the right is a copycat version, it’s the one you take with you to the nightclub!!!
And continuing with the theme of all things Hermes, if you’re like me and you can’t afford Hermes, well you can download these gorgeous paper versions and make your own! Off you go … get folding!
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