It would be fair to state that Hermes is one of my favourite brands on the planet. Their attention to detail, how they treat their craftspeople and beautiful workmanship of all that they produce : fragrances, stationery, ready-to-wear, saddles, accessories and the stunning scarves. Nothing is spared the exacting Hermes standards. The Hermes story and heritage are worthy of paeans being dedicated to them as far as I am concerned. They are also currently the only luxury brand to be posting growth consistently.
I have been associated with Hermes earlier : celebrating their 5th anniversary in India, obsessing over fragrances here and here, and enjoying the Hermes Silk Ball when it came to India. Since I have been finally working on some personal-style visual stories on Naina.co under #CoverUp lately, it was a natural progression to work on one with Hermes as well. That it is blazing hot in an exceptionally severe summer and Hermes has a particularly appealing collection of swimwear, was shining serendipity.
Any excuse for spending a leisurely day by the pool, being photographed wrapped in the finest luxury fashion the world has to offer! On a blisteringly hot Delhi Summer day, dipping in the cool waters of a swimming pool ensconced in one of the greenest parts of the city, far away from the maddening crowds. Covered from head to toe in Hermes finery.
These orange boxes elicit quite a response from anyone who lays eyes on them. Recognizable from a mile away, setting hearts aflutter. Mine too.
I will leave you to enjoy the visuals. All credits at the end of this feature.
The most beautiful, lusciously soft leather I have ever held in my hands. Buttery. This Evelyn III bag was also spotted at fashion week in my #EyesForStreetStyle series here in gorgeous emerald green. The bag has a canvas and leather strap and silver-palladium hardware and fastenings.
Hat : woven paper, Made in Italy. Part of the Hermes #FlaneurForever campaign.
Bracelet : Gold-plated printed enamel bracelet.
Scarf : Zebra Pegasus by Alice Shirley for Hermes. Silk twill 36 x 36 inches.
Bag : Evelyn III in denim blue leather, silver and palladium hardware.
Swimsuit : One piece with metal hardware on neck. The swimsuit gets translucent once wet FYI. Apart from that, this is a simple yet super sexy swimsuit – the colour and the fit work beautifully for Indian skin tones.
Necklace : Gold plated and leather-fastening choker.
Sunglasses : CHANEL, courtesy Akanksha Redhu
Nail paint : CHANEL 617 Holiday is a nice orange.
Photographs of me by Akanksha Redhu
Photographs of products and Edits & re-touching by me. Only skin has been re-touched, no alterations to body shape or form whatsoever. I wouldn’t have been able to fit into this lovely piece just five months ago, so, to hell with Liquify!
Location courtesy : Urvashi Kaur Studio
(*All Hermes products sent by their PR on a returnable basis. The hat is a gift from the brand. )