Kermit Oliver

His name immediately takes us to the Wild West, Canada… or Madison Avenue Enjoy some past and present treasures by this unique and only American Artist ever to design for the Maison Hermes. All of his twenty designs are highly collectible and coveted by many around the world Here is a sampling…enjoy ______ Faune et […]

Les Tuileries by Joachim Metz for the Maison Hermes

Here is one of my all time favorite Hermes scarves, Les Tuileries by Joachim Metz, named after the famous Parisian Gardens leading up to the Louvre. Last time I was in Paris, a couple of summers ago, I fell in love not just with Paris all over again, but with this stunning part of heaven.  […]

Every Season Hermes reinvents its Classics

I am always interested in seeing how the Maison Hermes reinvents some of the Classics and this season there are several old timers that have received a new and perhaps more up to date look: Les Cles, Eperon d’Or, Brides de Gala and Ex Libris, are all iconic Hermes carres and have been for decades. Here are […]

Ecuries, The Inspiration behind this coveted Hermes scarf

Écuries, Stables, has, as the name suggests, a very equestrian themes, so popular with many vintage Hermès carrés.  As the name promises, we see horses, all twenty of them, in their respective stables. Hugo Grygkar, The Father of the Carre, as I like to call him, designed this fabulous scarf in 1947, which was reissued in 1993 and […]

Carrick a Pompe, Philippe Ledoux, 1973

Carrick a Pompe, Hermes

The Carrick a Pompe is centered around a carriage, but not just any ole’ carriage. The Carrick a Pompe was a one person racing carriage and originated in the middle of the nineteenth century and was very fashionable among the aristocrats and rich merchants. What set the Carrick a Pompe apart from other two-wheeled carriages […]