Friday, October 24, 2014

petit h

Be it a Birkin or a Kelly, when Hermès craftsmen make a handbag there is plenty of left-over leather. In fact all the métiers in this great French luxury house – specialising in everything from crystal and ceramics to watchmaking and silverware – generate their fair share of off-cuts.
Until recently, Hermès’ policy was only vaguely to repurpose its materials where possible. So some loose strips of handbag-bound crocodile skin might find a new life as a watch-strap.
Then Pascale Mussard, a sixth-generation scion of the founding family of Hermès, staged a genteel intervention. Speaking in the company’s London office this week, she explained: “I am always shocked when you throw away something – it makes me more than sad. I cannot imagine that you would not try and save something by giving it another use. So I thought I would see what I could do with these leftovers.”
Four years after she pitched her idea to the rest of the Hermès family, Mussard has developed a thriving new atelier – named petit h – dedicated to reincarnating materials. Recycling, though, isn’t quite the right word – because rather than an exercise in responsible parsimony petit h specialises in reinventing leftovers as objects every bit as luxurious as anything else from Hermès.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


25 CM Birkin in Suede

Color: Orange
Leather: Suede
Hardware: Palladium
Year: 2004 H Stamp

The Inside

The Inside


Close-Ups | Irina Shayk's Crocodile Birkin

Irina Shayk

 My Birkin Blog Spots | Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk looks all dolled up for a night out at Koi restaurant for dinner on Saturday evening (October 18) in West Hollywood, Calif.’ She carries a 35 CM Crocodile Birkin in Black with Palladium Hardware.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Blues

35 CM Birkin in Blue Paradise 
(2014-15 FW New Color)

Epsom Leather
Gold Hardware
2014 R Stamp



Demi Moore

My Birkin Blog Spots | Demi Moore

Demi Moore‘s hair gets windblown as she strolls out of a medical building in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (October 17). She carries a 30 CM Birkin in Black with Palladium Hardware.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rose Lipstick

30 CM Birkin in Rose Lipstick

Togo Leather
Palladium Hardware
2013 Q Stamp



Rita Ora

My Birkin Blog Spots | Rita Ora

Rita Ora is all bundled up while keeping herself warm on a chilly day on Monday (October 7) in London, England. She carries her 35 CM Birkin in Black with Gold Hardware (Self-Gfriiti).