When I am writing this article, I am actually in Paris, enjoying my coffee at the famous Cafe de Flore and looking at all the fashionable people passing by. Just so you know, fashion week is in full swing here. Next month I will be traveling to South Africa and I am on the hunt for the perfect carry-on travel bag. Off course one of the first stops to look for inspiration is Hermès. Let’s get rid of the idea the “Birkin” is the perfect bag….because you have to be openminded, right?
While strolling around at the travel section, this beauty caught my eyes immediately. The Hermès oxer.The bag was only launched in 2014 and you hardly see this model on the streets, which makes it even more attractive. I think it’s the perfect size to fit in all your bits and bobs while traveling and be stylish at the same time. My absolute favorite is this tan colored one, which has an equestrian touch.
Forget about the Birkin, let’s go OXER.
Which is your perfect carry-on bag?
(Hermès Oxer 9500€)
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For the 3rd year on a row, Paris was hosting the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping. Over the past few years, the famous Eiffel Tower was the guardian angel of the event, but this year the organizing team invited themselves to another location. In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, you’ll find the “Plaine de Bagatelle”, a real urban heart and soul spot of Paris, perfectly fitted for sports and entertainment, and loved by Parisians.The top 30 riders of the planet were present during one of their last competitions before taking off to the Rio Olympic Games. In the VIP area, equestrian and gastronomy went hand in hand and the hospitality service was on point. Guests had a beautiful overview of the arena and lovely details were added to give the spectators that luxury Parisian feeling. The equestrian art piece filled with flowers was without a doubt the eyecatcher of the venue. The audience could not only enjoy the five-star competition but also several sport animations like pony initiations for the kids and artistic demonstrations such as horse shows and exhibitions. Thanks to a collaboration with la Mairie de Paris the extra animations were free of charge. Let’s have a moment to enjoy this antique horse carousel, a piece of art by Longines and a perfect way of branding.The latest equestrian trends were presented in the lifestyle village. If you were looking for the perfect souvenir, there were plenty of merchandising goods in the Longines Paris Eiffel shop.The main reason why we visited the event was because of the Luxury Living Group decorated the interior of the lounge village and vip area. The furniture and homeware company founded by Alberto Vignatelli develops, produces and distributes furniture collections for some of the world’s most celebrated brands. For this occasion, the Fendi Casa, Bugatti Home and Bentley Home Collections decorate in a contemporary guise the lounge pavilion inside the special Village set up near the Eiffel Tower, inside the natural scenario of the Plaine de Jeux de Bagatelle.“We are proud to attend the Paris Jumping Eiffel horse-show with our Collections and to be fully involved in an event which renovates and strengthens even more the relationship between Luxury Living Group and the world of luxury and excellence.”, says Alberto Vignatelli President and CEO of Luxury Living Group.As this equestrian event is taking place during the EURO2016 football competition in France, we need to show you this wonderful and classy soccer table in glass by Italian design brand Teckell.From one Italian designer to another with these gorgeous leather riding boots by DeNiroCo. Always a trendsetter in the equestrian industry.Handcrafted luxury, appreciated by equestrians worldwide and personalized styling, that’s where DeNiro boots company stands for. An extensive line of popular designs and customization option allows equestrians to satisfy their unique tastes, make a statement of simply show off their personality.Saddlery company CWD recently released a new saddle, especially made for women. A revolutionary design with the women morphology in mind and with an additional feminine touch because you can choose the color of the seat stream and stirrup leather keeper. If you are looking for a combination of the ultimate comfort for the female rider and a healthy back of your horse, you need to check out this new saddle. See you soon “dear Paris” . Thanks to Paris Eiffel Jumping Team for a great weekend!
In 2017, the event will come back to its birth location, the Champ de Mars, under the Eiffel Tower.
The 3 indoor picture are taken by Luxury Living
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.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)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)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.“Years 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.We’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.
The monument of Parisian fashion confirms its expertise in jewelry with this collection, designed by Pierre Hardy.
Bracelet “Galop Hermès” in silver and brown diamonds
Necklace “Ever Chaîne d’Ancre” in silver and brown diamonds
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.
Necklace “Licol” in silver and brown diamonds
Bracelet “Chevauchée” in silver, jasper, onyx, diamonds and black rhodium
Ring “Chevauchée” in silver, onyx and diamonds
The beauty industry is booming business and beautyblogs are rising out of the ground. But in contrast to the fashion industry, the beauty guru’s don’t find their inspiration in the equestrian scene. Why not? It’s not because we love the country life, we roll into the mud all day, right?
The French beauty brand “Chantecaille ” is actualy the only brand that dedicated a collection to the equestrian world during the year of the horse in 2013. Inspired by the magnificent beauty and free spirit of wild horses, they created a striking palette that effortlessly compliments the equestrian lifestyle.
The 4 shades: Black Stallion – Palomino – Mustang and Freedom are embodying the spirit of nature and the wild horses in the American landscape for centuries. The palette is gorgeous, with its beautiful horses on each shade. A real collector’s item for beauty and horse lovers.
Chantecaille is the preeminent luxury brand for skincare and beautifying cosmetics known for its uniquely high concentration of natural botanicals. Their goal is to set a standard in the world of cosmetics while speading awareness on global issues.
more info www.chantecaille.com