As die hard Hermès lovers, we went on a trip to Amsterdam to attend the temporarily exhibition “Festival des Métiers”, held in the exclusive venue the Hollandsche Manege. We had the chance to meet the artisans behind the creations of the fashion house and see how they make the luxury products by hand.  Equestrian Lifestyle Hermès The exhibition is part of the -traveling and very exclusive- arts and crafts festival which has started in 2012 in New York to celebrate the 175th birthday of the renowned house of luxury Hermès and offers an exclusive glimpse into the traditional manufacturing process that lies behind the creation of the French fashion house.Equestrian Lifestyle HermèsEquestrian Lifestyle HermèsHermes Equestrian Lifestyle The choice of the venue has a symbolic value because of the history of the fashion house. The Hollandsche Manege is close to the famous Vondelpark and a well kept secret. A discreet entrance in the Vondelstraat gives access to the most beautiful city riding hall of Europe. Back in the days when Hermès  was founded in Paris in 1837, they only produced halters and harnesses, which were delivered to European families with great respect. The Hollandsche Manege in Amsterdam was founded in 1744 and is the oldest riding school of The Netherlands, so an important trading partner for Hermès .Equestrian Lifestyle HermèsEquestrian Lifestyle HermèsA unique view in the world of Hermès. Check out our vlog on Youtube.Equestrian Lifestyle Hermès

 

The new Hermès Allegro saddle will be released during the Saut Hermès in Paris this week, but as a little sneakpeak, there was a pre-release press conference at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.Equestrian Lifestyle Blog As an expert in the making of equestrian products since 1837 and a long-standing partner of the equestrian world, Hermès is pleased to announce a special preview of the new jumping saddle “Hermès Allegro“. The official unveiling will take place at the seventh annual Saut Hermès, the premiere show jumping competition, graded CSI 5*, on March 18th, 19th and 20th at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. (Photo: © Frédéric Chéhu)Equestrian Lifestyle Blog A descendant of the Steinkraus saddle, and developed with Hermès partner riders Pilar Lucrecia Cordon (Spain), Lillie Keenan (USA) and Daniel Bluman (Colombia), the Hermès Allegro saddle offers a forward balance enabling the rider to accompany the horse’s every movement. Perfectly suited to riders who like to be out of the saddle when jumping, it facilitates the two-point position characteristic of the North American riding style. (Photo: @appawoosa Maud Rémy-Lonvis)Equestrian Lifestyle Blog Research into shapes and developments in materials provide all Hermès saddles with high sporting efficiency, combining technicality, lightness, comfort, and elegance for all the disciplines, for both competitive and leisure riding. For the Hermès Allegro jumping saddle, the combination of its flat seat orientation, cowhide flaps and flexible integrated panels provide the horse’s shoulders with total freedom of movement and the rider with maximum comfort – an elevated encounter of precision and harmony.Equestrian Lifestyle BlogYears after our well-known Steinkraus, we are glad to present its descendant, Hermès Allegro. Inspired by a shared leitmotiv of ‘less is more,’ cherished by Lillie Keenan, Hermès Allegro is the ultimate expression of the values which have driven the creation of all the métiers in the house since its first harnesses in 1837: lightness and functionality before all. Generation after generation, Hermès saddles have accompanied some of the greatest riders to victory. From Bill Steinkraus and his eponymous saddle to Simon Delestre, currently ranked second in the world, and the Hermès Cavale, our house has always endeavored to transform our partners’ requests into the finest sporting saddles.” Marion Larochette, Director of Hermès Equestrian.Equestrian Lifestyle BlogWe’ll keep you posted about the Saut Hermès next week.

 

To all luxury jewelry shoppers outthere: this one is for you! Make sure you plan your visit to Paris to discover the new Hermès exhibition “Ecrin d’Argent“. Untill the 13th of February, la rue des Sèvres is the place to be where the new Hermès collection is revealed.
Equestrian Lifestyle Hermes The monument of Parisian fashion confirms its expertise in jewelry with this collection, designed by Pierre Hardy.
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Bracelet “Galop Hermès” in silver and brown diamonds

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Necklace “Ever Chaîne d’Ancre” in silver and brown diamonds

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Bracelet “Chaîne d’Ancre” in silver and rose gold

The equestrian touch is always visible in the collection. The jewelry are adorned with diamonds, jasper or onyx.

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Necklace “Licol” in silver and brown diamonds

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Bracelet “Chevauchée” in silver, jasper, onyx, diamonds and black rhodium

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Ring “Chevauchée” in silver, onyx and diamonds

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When it comes to equestrian jewelry, we always become very enthousiastic (in combination with some spendy feelings of course).

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Last year, we did a collab with  the Dubai brand Alezan, who is the founder of an amazing luxurious jewelry collection with an equestrian touch. A little on the pricy side, so this year we will make it a little more budget friendly. (above Stirrup ring $1632)

We’ve selected our favorite picks by American jewelry artist Loriece Boatright. (Bangle bracelet $240)

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This polo inspired bracelet gives a little extra flair to your outfit. The flexible bangle easily adjusts to fit any wrist. ($240)

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From farm to fashion, this equestrian lariat has exquisitely detailed stirrups including tread and buckle attaching to a reverse rope 24″ inch chain. ($214)

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Loriece Boatright began her career as a designer and goldsmith over 25 years ago. Like many young girls, Loriece was drawn to the equestrian world – developing a passion for horses that soon expressed itself through the design of innovative equine jewelry.

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Be proud of your accomplishments with these first-place ribbon rosette earrings. ($71)

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These horseshoe nail earrings offer endless possibilities! The 10 point cubic studs can be removed from the horseshoe nail and worn separately. You can also use your other studs with these nail drops. ($92)

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This ring is a classic dee bit on a low profile band. It’s also comfortable, stylish, and can be worn under your riding gloves. ($94)

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Do you remember the Hermès Bridle necklace from the winter collection 2015? (picture below)

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Well, here is an affortable alternative by Loriece.

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Within every family, there’s something special about the sacred ritual of decorating the Christmas tree. Whatever it may be, if you are in for a little extra this year (and your bank account agrees), you can splurged on Hermès Christmas ornaments.

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A real equestrian eyecatcher to give your tree a classy look, is the little horse head ornament. The Samarcande is a handmade lacquered wooden horse with moongold hand lacquered leaves. French designer luxury starts at 300$.

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The Hermès lift Christmas ball is rolled out in 5 various finishes and will for sure spice up your home. (Price 350$)

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For those who would like to have it a little less pricy, but still want to go Hermès style: the box with three silk ornaments will do the job.

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Don’t ruin your bank account and take a small Christmas tree. Nature will thank you 🙂

Now that we are talking over the top decoration, how epic is this Disney tree with snowflakes in London St.Pancras station?

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