Patti's Picks - A Natural Way to Ageless Beauty

Hermès Trilogy

Monday, June 3, 2013 4:00:52 AM America/New_York

My friendship with Tina Craig and Kelly Cook of Bag Snob is of no coincidence; I’ve always been a fine admirer of high quality purses, and my closet can attest to that!

However, while Tina and Kelly look to the runways for their inspiration, I go directly to my mom. Here I present to you the holy grail of handbags, the trifecta of sophistication: my collected (and inherited) Hermès trilogy.

1. First up is my Kelly Bag with alligator skin, custom made for my mom in 2000.  At that time I was working in Paris, and it took three trips to have the bag produced.  This first time Hermès turned me down until they realized it was for my MOTHER and not for ME—in true French fashion, “But Patti, why didn’t you say so?” The second time, we had to pick the alligator skin, and, well, what I don’t know about alligator hide could fill a book. The third and final time was to pick the hardware— “But Patti, the workshop refuses to make the bag with chrome hardware, they insist on using gold!” The best part was that in customs, afterward, we realized that the alligator was actually born and raised in Mississippi! I think he must be happy to have come home.

2. Trim Bag in amazonian rubber. Again, custom made for my mom. Alas, the rubber is CRACKING! Argh! Can someone please help?

3. Lastly, another Kelly Bag, this time in black calfskin. It was inspired by the bag Gwyneth Paltrow carried in the film, “A Perfect Murder” and one of the few pieces Hermès deigned to make with chrome hardware.
 

XOX,

Patti

Last week Restorsea took over Bergdorf Goodman’s Beauty Level in a stampede of beauty, cocktails and skincare education. 

Co-hosted by our dear friends Kelley Lilien (Mrs. Lilien), Kristin Ess (The Beauty Departmentand Tina Craig and Kelly Cook (Snob Essentials), Patti’s appearance was a great way to introduce Restorsea's new, full line to the world (the macaroons didn't hurt either!).

Patti, Joanne and the rest of the Restorsea team were on deck to answer questions, welcome old friends ( Aliza Licht, Keren Craig, Cannon Hodge, etc) and new, and help celebrate just how far we've come in such a little time.  

See the photos and some familiar faces below! 

Photos courtesy of Joy Jacobs.

Press - A Natural Way to Ageless Beauty

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Friday, October 19, 2012 1:26:11 AM America/New_York

Restorsea has been featured on Beauty Snob

As Tina Craig puts it, "It’s truly an amazing cream, I’ve even turned my close friends on to it– including celebrity stylist/designer Jeanne Yang who is now as obsessed as I am!"

Check out the article: here!

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