Blue Jasmine, the movie to watch. The Birkin, the bag to buy.

 

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It was like an awakening after a long lapse of self induced “coma” from the reality of life. How did I miss this movie back in 2013/14. Cate Blanchett ( pronounced ‘blan-shet” not Blanket ?) was superb in it and won the coveted Oscar for Best Performing Actress, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA, ahead of Dame Judi Dench and Meryl Streep.  Cate paid tribute to Judi who then at the age of 79 was still active and filming in India and still active today at 83!

In Blue Jasmine, Cate played a formerly rich glamorous NYC socialite who had to move in with her working class sister when she lost everything. A very Woody Allen movie that will make you realise – even for a very short moment, the importance of the people that you have around you, and appreciate that you are important to them too.

imageWhat I should also not fail to mention is that the headlines for the movie read…  Hermès Bag From ‘Blue Jasmine’ Cost More Than The Film’s Entire Costume Budget

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Cate said that the Hermes bag she carried was more than the $35,000 allotted to the Costume Designer Suzy Benzinger, therefore it was actually borrowed from Suzy’s personal collection for the movie!  I doubt Suzy was aware at the time that her bag was going to be thrown on the sidewalk again and again and again… oooops.

“ and there I was, throwing it on the sidewalk again and again. I felt her blood pressure go up every time it hit the pavement. The waiting list for those bags is decades. You’re in wheelchairs before they arrive,” Blanchett says.

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So in 2018, the focus and trend is going towards the Birkin. The Kelly 20 sales have slowed down somewhat, and as the stores focused on the smaller bags, size 35, is beginning to be harder and harder to find. The premium is still far less than the size 30’s but its slowly catching up. Towards the end of last year, demands were for the earthen colours like gold, camel greys and toupes.  For a list of what we have, please visit us at LadyHermezz.Net  we will be revising the prices DOWNWARDS of the bags at this weekend, so do email me if there is a bag that you are particularly interested in.

 

PS: On a private note,  thank you for the support and encouragement, not least the patience, for the time I have been away. I would not be here today if it were not for each and every one of you.

Quick List of Available Bags in Singapore


– 25cm Hermès Birkin –

Himalaya Blanc with Palladium Hardware SGD 137,000
Rose Sakura Swift Leather with Palladium Hardware SGD 25,000

– 30cm Hermès Birkin –
Beton Matte Alligator with Gold Hardware POA
Terre Cuite Ostrich with Gold Hardware SGD 49,500
Fuchsia Ostrich with Palladium Hardware – SGD 29,500
Craie Togo Leather with Gold Hardware SGD 25,000
Fue Orange Togo Leather with Gold Hardware SGD 22,500

– 32cm Hermès Haut à Courroies –
Mousse Ostrich Beton with Gold Hardware (preloved like New) SGD 44,000


– 35cm Hermès Birkin –

Black Shiny Porosus Croc with Gold Hardware SGD 100,000
Fauve Barenia Matte Alligator with Palladium Hardware SGD 90,000
Beton Matte Alligator with Palladium Hardware (Pre loved) SGD 80,000
White Clemence Leather with Palladium Hardware SGD 23,000
Limited Edition Tosca Candy with Palladium Hardware (pristine – lightly used) SGD 19,500

– 40cm Hermès Birkin –
Black Togo with Gold Hardware SGD 23,000

– 28cm Hermès Kelly –
Rouge Casaque Epsom with Palladium Hardware SGD 24,000
Black Togo with Palladium Hardware SGD 23,000

– 32cm Hermès Kelly –
So Black (preloved like NEW) SGD 100,000
Tri Leather Ghillies Sanguine with Permabrass Hardware SGD 90,000
Bordeaux Shiny Nilo Croc with Gold Hardware SGD 85,000
Rouge Granat Togo with Gold Hardware SGD 25,000

– 35cm Hermès Kelly –
Sellier Graphite Shiny Porosus Croc with Palladium Hardware SGD 90,500
Feu Epsom with Gold Hardware SGD 25,000
Limited Edition Flag White/Rouge Casaque with Palladium Hardware SGD 25,000

– Others –
23cm Medor Bleu Colvert/Bleu Pétrole Alligator/Lézard Palladium Hardware POA
Kelly Pochette Rose Confetti with Palladium Hardware  SGD 17,000
18cm Constance Blue Electric with Palladium Hardware (Preloved like NEW) SGD 40,000
Kelly Pochette Orange Alligator Palladium Hardware SGD 37,000
23cm Medor Black  Shiny Porosus Croc Palladium Hardware SGD 29,000
23cm Medor Sanguine Shiny Niloticus Croc Gold Hardware SGD 29,000
Kelly Pochette Blue Iris Ostrich Gold Hardware SGD 27,500
23cm Medor Black Shiny Lézard Palladium Hardware SGD 21,000
29cm Jige Coraline/Orange~Milo/Lezard Niloticus SGD 13,000
23cm Medor Rogue H Tadelakt Leather Permabrass Hardware SGD 10,000

Available for viewing @ Salon Privé Singapore
For enquiries : +6582287833 / sgsales@ladyhermezz.com

Salon Privé Singapore December 2015 Listings

Hermès Kelly

  • 25cm Kelly Sellier Blue Paradise  Epsom  Palladium Hardware £12,500
  • 25cm Kelly Sellier HSS Rose Confetti/Blue Atoll  Epsom  Brushed Gold Hardware £21,500
  • 28cm Kelly Sellier Blue Electrique  Shiny Niloticous Croc  Palladium Hardware £40,000
  • 32cm Kelly Retourne Limited Edition Ebene  Croc Ghillies  Palladium Hardware £42,000
  • 32cm Kelly Retourne Limited Edition Beton  Croc Ghillies  Palladium Hardware £42,500

Hermès Birkin

  • 25cm Birkin Bourgogne  Shiny Niloticus Croc  Gold Hardware £41,500
  • 30cm Birkin Terre Cuite  Ostrich  Palladium Hardware £24,500
  • 30cm Birkin Etoupe  Clemence  Palladium Hardware £11,500
  • 30cm Birkin Feu  Togo  Gold Hardware £11,500
  • 30cm Birkin Rouge Casaque  Epsom  Palladium Hardware £12,500
  • 30cm Birkin Gris Tourterelle  Togo  Gold Hardware £13,000

Others

  • 26cm Lindy Terre Cuite  Ostrich  Palladium Hardware £16,500
  • Kelly Pochette Rouge Vif  Tadelakt  Palladium Harware £6,500 (preloved)

35cm Hermes Birkin Gris Cendre Himalaya £125,000

If there was a bag that truly rare… and we have one in 30cm and another in 35cm (price updated with 2015 price increase)

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Himalaya Gris Cendre was introduced in 2010 as an alternative to the White version and was an immediate hit.  Tamara Eccleston has one in 35cm and Holly Valance has one in a 30cm. But apart from them, the Gris Cendre is only ever seen on the pages of handbag related blogs like the purseforum, hermespurseforum and ladyhermezz.com.
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We spoke to the “Head of Leather” in Paris about this in 2013, and his answer was typical of Hermes – can’t get the skin, can’t get the skin, can’t get the skin. Basically he said, the crocodile skin used to make Himalaya Birkin is not treated or coloured, and in the case of the Gris Cendre, the colour came from a very special breed of Nile Crocodile and put through a very special curing process. 
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 Word from people close to Hermes was that only one tannery had the technology to produce this Gris Cendre skin. Sadly, that tannery was taken over by LVMH in 2011, and Hermes can no longer obtain the skins required to make the Gris Cendre Himalaya.
Gris Cendre  came off the menu 2012 January Podium and have not returned since.  We heard that Hermes New York Madison put in an order for few Gris Cendre Himalaya, only one came in with all other orders were cancelled. Clients were offered the white version instead.  Hermes London Bond Street has only received one in 2013 with no sightings from the other of the four boutiques in London.
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 Well, LadyHermezz has been extremely fortunate to be able to offer two of the last remaining Gris Cendre (in the world ?). Our price reflects the absolute rarity of this bag, and possibly a piece of Hermes History. In years to come, the only place you will ever see a bag like this would be in the window display of Hermes mother ship on Rue Fouborg St. Hanore or the Hermes museum.

 Details
30cm Hermes Birkin Himalaya Gris Cendre …..   £90,000
35cm Hermes Birkin Himalaya Gris Cendre ….. £125,500
 
Crocodile Niloticus Matte with Silver Hardaware