Wednesday, July 20, 2011

back on the horse

a wise friend of mine once said "now that bombay has an hermès store, i finally feel like we live in a civilized society!". okay so maybe 'once' was earlier today, but i mirror her sentiments exactly! in a world suffering from a 'famine of beauty', as andré lion talley puts it, the store is a feast for the fashion lover's soul.
i was invited to the launch of india's first independant hermès store today and i highly recommend paying it a visit! why? well, because it's hermès, of course! that alone translates into everything beautiful, classy and chic beyond belief. set in bombay's charming horniman's circle, overlooking the asiatic library, the architecture in the neighbourhood itself inspires imagination, art, and high fashion.

{ top : sobo central, skirt : london, shoes : random lokhandwala boutique, blazer : vintage, bag and ring : bought in spain, necklace : hill road, sunnies : prada }
{ with the fabulous ashita from hermès india }

 my friend and i surreptitiously sipped champagne whilst being given the grand tour by the lovely ashita. we ooh-ed and aah-ed over each signature scarf, a leather corset, gold and white cuffs, lace-up ankle boots and a giant, travel-sized version of the famed birkin bag.
to celebrate touching down on bombay soil, hermès has collaborated with the asiatic library to craft the unique, limited edition 'la danse du cheval marwari' scarf. 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of this scarf will be donated towards the renovation and maintenance of the asiatic library, one of bombay's most iconic landmarks. 

{ how cute is this? }

{ the 'la danse du cheval marwari' scarf }

we ended the day with croissants and apple crumble pie at le pain quotidien! how i wish everyday could be like today! to see more pictures from the event, click here!

bisou bisou,
anushka xx


Dora said...

The store looks fabulous :)

Meg.Meh.P. ( said...

As far as I know, we already have Hermes in India since 2008.. at Delhi... or am I getting it wrong?


Pearl D'souza said...

Hermes is finally in India ..yay!!!

Lottie said...

looks so greatt!
please visit my blog, would be an honour
It's Fashion Damnit

Sharan said...

I'd have LOVED to come to this -- not least because I love Horniman Circle so much. I'd have even worn my Laura Ashley satin trench coat because that's pretty much the only glamorous thing I have, and it's not even close to Hermes :P

But as you've often said, you don't need to do expensive to look pretty. Right? I'll always learn from you Nush!!!! So much love!

Reshma Krishnan said...

She meant Independent. ie; It is a stand alone store outside a 5 star hotel.

Mani said...

That scarf at the end is amazing! Gotta have it.

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Anushka said...

Dora : It really, really is!!!

Meg. Meh. P : I meant an independent store, love. :) One that isn't in a hotel or mall! :)

Pearl D'Souza : Yayyy! :)

Lottie : Aw thankyou! Def will!

Anushka said...

Sharan : I miss you terribly! You always say the nicest things! :) I'm dying to see this trench! Bring it with you when you're back!

Reshma : Haha thanks, girl! :)

Mani : I know, right?! Want it so badly!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Love the multi color horse window display!!!
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lorenabr said...

The store looks amazing! Love the window display!

Anushka said...

Mitr Friend Bhushavali : It's fab, isn't it? :)

Lorenabr : Me too! Gorgeous!