September 30, 2008
The skins arrive at the factory already laid out in perfect symmetry, ready for the expert to being his (or her) magic. Goat skins are used for the lining and this is the first part to be actually sewn.
After the lining is made, the base of the handbag is handsewn to the front and back with waxed linen thread. A double saddle stitch is used and each thrust of the needle is carefully done. A tiny hole is made with an awl before each stitch and the stitch size dictates the size of the hole. Adjustment is made for the particular grain of the leather to work with the natural pattern.
The handle comes next in the careful construction of the Kelly handbag and the shaping is done by hand with painstaking attention to detail. The layers of the stitched leather is smoothed with sandpaper and then dyed to match the handbag. Hot wax is applied to protect the handle from moisture.
The distinctive front flap is then added to the bag body and next is the distinctive hardware and 4 feet on the bottom. Each of these metal parts are hand riveted.
Believe it or not, the handbag is then ironed to gently smooth out the wrinkles in the calfskin. Last (but certainly not least!) is the famous gold stamp that says "Hermes Paris".
September 17, 2008
September 16, 2008
Jennifer Garner has been known as a celebrity with style when it comes into fashion because she really knows how to choose a fashionable handbag that will suite here personality and now that she is carrying a baby she is still rocking the fashion world of designer handbag that will sure make her as fashionable and stylish as ever the a real fashion mom that knows how to carry a Lanvin Hero handbag to make it fashionably irresistible and hot looking handbag.
September 14, 2008
September 12, 2008
September 11, 2008
Fendi is known for its double F Symbol commonly referred to as the "Zucca" print in its original form and "Zucchino" in its smaller style, Fendi's iconic "double F" logo pattern was first designed by Karl Lagerfeld in the 1960s. It has been used on a variety of Fendi products, including handbags, wallets, luggage, shoes, and apparel. Kanye West once appeared at a party with the logo shaved into his head. Fendi's newest brand offering a wide variety of home furnishings. Furniture, sofas, armchairs, poufs, chaise-longues, consoles, day-beds: items of everyday life seen, interpreted, and lived with the typical Fendi style and culture. Above all this there is one common denominator: the home seen once more as the heart of a lifestyle, small pieces of furniture acting as a support for the most immediate and practical needs and more significant pieces to be personalised according to the taste. Great attention is paid to the past while tending towards the future, with considerable concern for evolution in modern design, which is interpreted, enjoyed and shared in the spirit of today’s culture. And so we find objects for the home distinguished first of all – as is the entire creation of Fendi - for their fine quality: great care and attention in the choice of fabrics and their combinations, and in the 'mix' of materials which creates new forms. All this together with the craftsmanship and attention to detail, the careful working and hand finishing, the personality which is an integral part of Fendi style. And last but not least, that creativity and imaginativeness which come from research and experiment, a mood which extends from fashion to design through the creation of personalised and personalising objects.
September 10, 2008
Clutches are hot this fall. One trend we won’t see dying down any time soon is the celebrity collaboration with designers. This cute LC Clutch comes courtesy of Lauren Conrad for Linea Pelle. Earthy Autumn Olive leather with gold link detail for some bling, the purse is priced at an affordable $145 on the label’s online shopping site. This label’s belts, accessories and handbags are a favorite among the Hollywood set, so it’s no surprise that its fans decided to get involved with the line more intensively.