Festival des Métiers

Hermés’ Festival des Metiers made it’s way to San Francisco earlier this week, bringing together generations of skilled artisans to demonstrate how some of their most iconic goods are made. The celebration of luxury craftsmanship walked us through the diligent and meticulous fabrication of the Collier de Chien cuff and Jypsiere handbag, as well as ties and shirt collars. The pièce de résistance, however, was witnessing the process of silkscreening an Hermés scarf in it’s entirety. Some scarves have upwards of 49 colors – which means 49 individual screens are manually layered over a sheet of silk twill, seamlessly depositing individual, custom created colors. Three things I came away with from this experience? Price. Tag. Justified.

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Bottle Cap House

Olga Kostina has turned her modest home, in the rural town of Kamarchaga in the Siberian taiga, into quite the landmark. Inspired by traditional macrame motifs, the Russian pensioner has individually nailed over 30,000 plastic bottle caps to create pixelated patterns. She’s vowed to continue adding more bottle caps until every wall is completely covered. So sweet, right?

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Emerson Fry Fall 2012

Our heads have been so high up in the spring clouds recently that we thought we’d momentarily bring ourselves back to the reality that is fall. Temperatures are slowly dropping and there’s not a single look from Emerson Fry‘s lookbook that isn’t helping us cope with having to re-introduce layers into our wardrobes. The high waisted column skirt, leopard linen coat and cropped pants are effortlessly chic staples to help welcome a fresh, new season. And after teasing us with a sneak peek into their fall collection a couple weeks ago, it’s all finally available for sale right this way!

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