Have you seen the new Hermes watch collection? Some brainiac at the French luxury house finally realized that they were selling crap and redesigned the whole collection. We’re jonesing for the new men’s size Cape Cod with the double-tour leather band. Hmm… rent or watch, rent or watch?
Hermes Cape Cod watch, $1800
I saw this in Domino magazine and as soon as someone on Canal Street has a decent knock-off of an Hermes scarf, I’ll be doing the same thing.
Just take an Hermes scarf (you probably have drawers full of them; if not, troll eBay for vintage scarves, especially by Vera) and frame it in a wood gallery frame. Makes a great graphic statement. But avoid equestrian or historical-themed scarves, which will make your living room look like a Talbot’s in Greenwich.
By the way, a friend informs me that the late Mrs. Oscar de la Renta did this, so I’ll feel no guilt by co-opting this look that was already co-opted by the kind and generous folks at Condé Nast.