I don't know about you but I could really use a little getaway right now. Unfortunately, that wish will remain a fantasy and not a reality for the next month or so. So in the meantime, I'll just play hooky and spend some time dreaming about these Hermès vignettes. I love the Hermès website, and it's a great way to get lost for an hour or so. But by far my favorite section of the site is the slideshow of past and present images of the Faubourg Saint Honoré shop windows. Are these gorgeous or what? And even better, the trip didn't cost a dime!
(Navigating the site is a little tricky. Go to hermes.com, then click on "travel the world of Hermès." Find the "Indian Fantasy" photo like that at the top of the post and click. The slide show will begin.)
1989 window decorated in the theme of "In Praise of Silk".
"Cheval d'Orient" from 2006. Don't those columns remind you of Brighton Pavilion?
A detail from the "Cheval d'Orient" window. Fabulous.
Leopard prints, Greek keys, red stars... enough said. Oh, except about the saddle, which makes me want to take up riding.
A window from 1954 with fantastical seahorses.
"Iridescent Fountain" from 1984.
Gorgeous colors in this 1977 window.
Image at top: 2008 window- "Indian Fantasies". All images courtesy of the Hermès website.