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HERMÈS Parfums–Jour d’Hermès

Acquiring an Hermes perfume can be likened to acquiring a book from a vast historic library.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Vice Ganda: Multiple style personalities

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In Imogen Edwards-Jones’ fictionalized exposé of the fashion industry “Fashion Babylon,” she says that designers often favor rail-thin models because their skinny frames were the closest they could get to having their paper-drawn designs realized.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

For Hermes watch VIP’s, time is of the essence


The lives of extremely busy people are dominated by the clock. And their adherence to time can invariably lead to entrapment and anxiety.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Niche market still demands bespoke pieces

“WHEN we play with old, traditional fabrics and patterns, they get a totally new look,” says Tony Chang. A look from Ascot Chang

Ascot Chang, the venerable Hong Kong tailor, receives some of the most peculiar requests from its patrons.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

How to tie the knot of style

A CHIC way to keep your shoulders warm

The Birkin may be the most iconic item in an Hermes boutique, but the most saleable is one of fashion’s most timeless staples: the Hermes silk scarf.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

A $38,000 handbag not unheard of in luxury market

Oprah Winfrey. AP

A $38,000 handbag? For most people, it’s unthinkable.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Hermes lets clothes do the talking in classy show

A model wears a creation by French fashion designer Veronique Nichanian as part of the Men's fall-winter 2013-2014 fashion collection presented in Paris, Saturday Jan. 19, 2013. AP/Jacques Brinon

Hermes has become a byword for simple, unpretentious luxury. With panache, veteran menswear designer Veronique Nichanian proved this again in a classy and masculine showing for fall-winter 2013. A more muted palette than last season was broken up with bright flashes of golden yellow.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

China: Gang made, sold almost 1M fake luxury bags

Tourists look at photographs of counterfeit designer bags and watches at a market in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. AFP FILE PHOTO

Police in China have arrested 73 people suspected of manufacturing and selling almost 1 million fake luxury bags.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Givenchy, Hermes and Celine get elegant

Models wear creations by French fashion designer Christophe Lemaire for Hermes' ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris, Sunday, Sept.30, 2012.  AP

True style doesn’t try too hard. That was the statement at Paris Fashion Week, alarmingly simple, but proved in a number of ready-to-wear presentations Sunday which heralded a move towards clean, simplified elegance.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Armani, Prada, Hermès, Ferragamo, Lauren, McCartney–they’re at London 2012, too

Philippines' flag bearer Diaz holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Most of them are not traditionally known for athletic wear, but some of fashion’s heavyweights kitted out select nations’ teams at the London 2012 Olympics.

Posted: August 3rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

More and more women gypped into buying fake Birkin


Ever since Hermès was introduced to bag lovers (credit goes to the brand’s exposure in movies and through celebrities), a lot of women have been asking me about Birkins and Kelly bags. They ask about the authenticity of the bags they bought on the black market.

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

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  1. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
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