|Garance Dore's beautiful photograph of her H Kelly from her blog: www.garancedore.fr|
I've already told you Garance Dore's blog is one of my favorites to read. She wrote this entry a week ago and her quest somewhat reminded me of my own Hermes Kelly dream. (In case you forgot, I did write about it here). She brought home her Kelly in Rouge Garance (yes, as in her name thus it was meant to be) and she found it at an Hermes reseller boutique in Paris, 3 Marches. Here's an excerpt from her post:
"...It was my gift to myself. It’s my own private souvenir. No one can take that away from me.
It’s my first little craziness as an adult woman. A “real” woman. It’s bright, maybe a little too shiny, like a Ferrari, but it marks a moment in my life. It reminds me of the first car that my mom bought for herself after a professional success, a car that really made quite the vrooooom and went super fast and made her cheeks go all rosy (yeah, after getting very close to three accidents, she had to give the super fast car back and get the normal one, but there’s no chance of that happening with my Kelly. I’ve never had much of a need for speed.).
You know what? I actually don’t wear my Kelly much. But I always do keep it in my eyesight. And as time goes on, I just find it more and more beautiful.
I’m happy to have given myself the opportunity for a little extravagance at this time in my life. Kind of… Like a tattoo, you know what I mean?
Just as frivolous as it is essential."
For my fellow kindred souls who have made "that special" purchase for themselves sometime in their life, I highly encourage reading Garance's whole article. It's translated from French, that's what makes some of the wording awkwardly cute. I know I've made many purchases. Each quest is enriching and I find her whimsical narrative resonates with my passion to find these objects of my obsessions.
P.S. My very own Kelly will be coming early in the new year.. a specialty Kelly Flat in a beautiful salmon colour. Cant wait... ;)