Interview with Hermes Kelly 28

Friday, 13 January 2012
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Out of all the bags I've ever owned, Kelly 28 holds a special place in my heart. She's not a stunning beauty but she has that special somethin' that grows on you and wham! Before you know it, you're in love. It took me a long time to find her. I was beyond thrilled when I saw her sitting there at a local consignment store 4.5 years ago. I could barely contain my excitement but my heart dropped when I saw the exorbitant price tag. It was crazy expensive. Well above retail. I was obsessed but not crazy so I handed Ms Kelly 28 back and slunked out of the store. A few weeks later, I called to check if Ms Kelly is still available. Whaddaya know, the owner was desperate to sell. How would you like it at 50% off? If they'd held a Grand Prix in Auckland, I would've won the race at the speed I drove to the store.


So, tell me about yourself?
I'm Ms Kelly 28cm. I'm made of togo. It's that fancy schmancy name Hermes calls baby calf. I'm scratchproof but not bulletproof and I smell better than Chanel No.5.


What's this about 28?
It just means that my ass measures 28cm. I don't have a big butt. You jealous?


In the world of supermodels, who do you think you look most similar to?
Kate Moss all the way. I'm smaller than others. I don't have those 4 corners sticking out like those Sellier ladies. Big show off all of them. I don't need Gisele's boobs to make it to the top of my profession. I've got a few veins, you humans call 'em wrinkles but perfect ain't beautiful.

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What are those letters and numbers on your strap?
In my world, they're called tattoos. That letter F meant I was made in 2002 by artisan N20. He was such a hot dude. Man, you should've checked out his strong arms.





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You're a spacious little thing, aren't you?
Just cos I'm small doesn't mean I can't do my job. That owner of mine sure carries around a whole load of junk. You should've seen the size of her wallet.




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I read that togo is a soft leather. Is that true?
I slouch. Just like my owner even though ALL her physiotherapists have told her to stand up straight. It's our DNA, man. We just can't stand up straight.




33 comments:

  1. Gosh - can this bag get any better? I love the color, how spacious it is and the straps. So gorgeous!

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  2. Loved the post! So much eye candy with this beauty. Great 'interview' too

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  3. "that kind of grows on you and wham! Before you know it, you're in love" Ok M.... well I must be a whore, because it didn't take that long for it to grow on me! LMAOOOOOOO It was love at first sight! LMAOOOOOOOOOO This bag is gorgeous and the size is deceptive. I knew it held a lot but it HOLDS A LOT! Beautiful color and thank you for explaining the description. I never knew what all that scribble scrabble meant! YOU ARE the HERMES handbag lady! Peh is the CHANEL lady! LOL Ohhhh, I am covered when I start to buy.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. Hahha this was a really entertaining read. Love it!

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  5. Without a doubt the best blog interview of 2012, others will have a hard act to follow. Seriously...very clever and cheeky!

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  6. Such a great interview! There is one thing I don't agree with though, Ms Kelly IS a stunning beauty! Hugs, Linda

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  7. Haha great post! She is a beauty! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I'm new to blogging and it was so thrilling to receive my first comment ;)

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  8. ha ha, such a cute post! I'm not surprised she holds a special place in your heart! I am envious of how much she can hold! wow. Cute color and everything! xo

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  9. HAHAHAHAHA! good one!!!! loveeee this post!!! and love sassy miss 28 as well!

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  10. Marlene...this is my dream bag. Kelly 28!

    I failed to score one during my Europe trip (everywhere else they tell me they have no Kelly to offer), one friend couldn't get for me in Europe, the other couldn't find in USA. More recently, another friend tried to put me on the waiting list and was told the waiting list had just closed the previous month. Sigh...

    I'm contemplating if I should get it in Japan (heard its easier but much more exp?).
    Anyways, my heart aches at the sight of your lovely bag...

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    1. Chicology, I've seen a fair share of Kelly 32, 35 and 40 every now and then at the stores (though not in London) but so far, I've only ever sighted one Kelly 28 in Hong Kong DFS. I've been told in the past that it wasn't as popular as 32cm. The smaller sizes seem to be more readily available in Japan. It's a close enough journey for you to undertake. I've read that there's an abundance of Hermes Kellys and Birkins at H stores in Tokyo. I don't think they will be that much more than in Singapore.

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    2. Ditto. Love this bag. I have it in black and am hooked!t. It's not only spacious beautiful and yummy ...it is the only handbag you need as it gets better the more it's worn in.

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  11. Haha! This cracked me up. What an awesome post. :) Lovely bag. I've wanted one of these beauties for years. Someday... Happy weekend!

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  12. This is hilarious! I love that bag. And the 28cm size is SO hard to find these days!!!
    S in NY

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  13. What a wonderful interview. I should add that the 28K seems from your pics to be like the Tardis: deceptively huge inside! Hang on, that description does not do her justice. Maybe pick a glamourous Doctor's assistant??

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  14. This is the cutest thing! I was going to use my Bolide today but after reading this, I'm pulling out my big sister gold Kelly 32. I DO love that bag!

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  15. What a brilliant post! Oh how I envy you, I would love a Kelly but it's not going to happen in this lifetime!

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  16. I love GOLD and I love Kelly with shoulder strap [ is it called retourne?]
    I've been popping into H all over London , wanting a gold picotin, Evelyn PM, Lindy 30 or Kelly . See I'm not fussy!
    Today I decided that's it, no more ...so I bought a dreaded Mulberry bag . It's so easy, just go into store, choose and pay: plus in the Sale so cheaper !
    However I chose black, then if that little gold Hermes turns up .....

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    1. I love Kellys in Sellier design but sadly they just don't love me back. I don't know why it's ridiculously hard to find any bags in gold these days. I guess it's one of those colors that are so popular that they disappear before they managed to be displayed. Fingers crossed, you get one soon. Yes, the dreaded stupid waiting list....grrrr...

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  17. at first i thought i wasn't reading the title correctly and that you were interviewing a designer but then i read it and omg you are so funny, i loved reading this post and i hope u keep posting similar funny posts.
    http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/

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  18. Adorable interview! How did you ever think of this? :) Gold togo and/or clemence is my favorite leather/color combo of all. So elegant and versatile.
    Miss Kelly is adorable. How did you ever stuff all that in the bag, though? I'm truly impressed!

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    1. Maria, hahaha.... this is the result of being in a sugar coma while typing out a post. Believe it or not, there was room to spare after putting all these things inside the Kelly. I could even stuff a small water bottle inside!

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  19. One day, when I can afford a hermes bag, it will be a Kelly. It was a love at first sight. I'm a shoe person and love shoes very much. Don't really care about handbag but if I do have to splurge, I'll splurge on this. <3

    mrsallan
    Perth

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  20. Ladies, thank you all for your kind and encouragement comments. Glad you like the "interview".

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  21. I love the bag and I love the way you have presented it!! :-D You're talented both with writing and fashion!

    I REALLY want a Hermes bag one day.. The Kelly is gorgeous, but the first one has to be a Constance or a Birkin... :-)

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    www.mybeautifulbag.me

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  22. I am your bag twin! Love the story of how you found this one. She is clearly meant to be yours. This is one of my most versatile bags.

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  23. this interview is so fun
    Amazing!!!
    have a stylish 2012
    The Dolls Factory

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  24. I love the Kelly 28, I am still on the hunt for my perfect 28 size kelly as well - yours is gorgeous and you got it for such a steal!

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  25. What a fun and fab interview! I enjoy reading every word.

    Ms. Kelly is a stunner. I especially adore how she looks, well loved and beautifully aged. <3

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  26. Omg such a beautiul bag, it's grown on me very quickly! Lucky you :) x

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  27. What a fun interview! Ms. Kelly 28 is quite the character!!

    That gold kelly is absolutely beautiful! I love the leather and how much use you get out of her! It just gives the bag more character!

    And, BTW, what kind of camera is that in your bag?

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    1. Sam, the camera is Panasonic Lumix LX3 which is the same model as its Leica version. Very sharp lenses and pretty small without paying Leica prices.

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