Hermes sales were up 8.9 percent in the second quarter, down from 13.5 percent in the previous three months. Revenues in the three months to June 30 totaled 1.36 billion euros, representing a rise of 8.3 percent at constant exchange rates.

That compares with a 15 percent rise in revenues at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and a 25.4 percent increase at Kering, which saw net profit surge 77.6 percent thanks to another outstanding performance from its cash-cow brand Gucci.

In the medium-term, despite growing economic, geopolitical and monetary uncertainties around the world, the group confirms an ambitious goal for revenue growth at constant exchange rates. Everybody can dream. Continue reading


Last Saturday it was Pippa Middleton wedding and The Duchess of Cambridge did her best to remain as low-key. She was dressed in Alexander McQueen and for the occasion she chose a dress suited her attitude.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St Mark’s Church with the pageboys and flower girls. There was no way she would ever risk upstaging the bride, like her sister did in her curve-hugging Alexander McQueen gown at Westminster Abbey six years ago. Instead, the duchess wore a custom-made, Forties-style midi dress by McQueen, the same fashion house that created her wedding gown.

The dress had full sleeves, a peplum waist and full skirt, and its peachy pink color complemented the cascade of roses around the door of the church. Her hat, adorned with a large rose, was designed by milliner Jane Taylor, and her morganite earrings were from jeweler Kiki McDonough. The stiletto heels were Gianvito Rossi. Continue reading


isadora-dore-caron-par-on-aura-tout-vuON AURA TOUT VU loves to distort Couture, fashion and glam, everyday accessories, bags, glasses, jewels…

In association with the famous brand Caron, Livia & Yassem have revisited a spray of sequins and preciosity, with flaches of crystal, nacre and magical stuff. The spirit of the designers of On Aura Tout Vu redesigns our daily life, showing us new facets, giving it sparkle, and offering it back to us shiny precious and rafinated.

In 1910 while the elegant women, who adore Caron perfume from all over Europe, do not hesitate to travel to Paris, buying their bottle. Ernest Daltroff developed a wonderful fragrance called “ISADORA” in honour of Isadora Duncan, infamous dancer in the 10’s, early Art Deco era. Continue reading


leaLéa Seydoux is the official face of Louis Vuitton’s new perfume collection. I feel extremely proud at the thought of representing such a strong symbol of French elegance, an iconic brand whose initials are known all over the world. I deeply admire Nicolas’ work, especially his newness. His incessant search for novelty is also highly impressive“. Léa Seydoux

The campaign — shot in the natural surrounds of South Africa by Patrick Demarchelier — will be launched globally in September 15.

“Louis Vuitton is a house I feel good with, it being French, and me being French … It’s not just fashion,” said Sedoux, in a statement.

“Les Parfums”, the new collection is the first foray into fragrance for the French Maison in nearly a century. It boasts seven women’s scents created by in-house master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. Continue reading