Something About the CDC…

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Introduced to the Hermès house in the early 20th century, the Collier de Chien (often abbreviated as CDC for those who may not speak French) is a modern day classic. It has survived the journey of time for it be worthy of cult status and is highly popular amongst the current day trends. People who don’t follow fashion find it intriguing with the cling-ing sound as we walk by and upon closer inspection, I often get people trying to play with the cute ring. I couldn’t help but purchase another CDC belt to match my Jaipur Rose CDC bracelet! Not only so, it’s harder to find a reversible belt by Hermès these days that has 2 colourful sides. Most often, you have one colour and the back is the typical black in Swift leather, whereas in the past, duo tone colours were more common.

Hermès SS15 Belt Kit in Jaipur Rose Epsom/Vermillion Swift Leathers with Collier de Chien Buckle in Rose Gold

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Side by side comparison of Vermillion Swift (top smooth leather) and Jaipur Epsom (bottom grained leather):
– Vermillion is like a bright cherry tomato red
– Jaipur is a peachy pink almost like a dusty roseCDCbelt5

Comparison of the Rose Gold and regular Gold plated buckles (shown with my Orange Togo/Black Swift CDC belt): CDCbelt6

Lastly, a group pic of my recent Hermès accessories:IMG_5978

My Spanish Acquisitions – Hermès, LaDurée, and Cosmetics

Hi everyone, I’m so sorry for not updating my blog. It’s been very busy this summer with all my travels, car issues, and then catching up with work. Yes, I am still alive and finally got a chance today to respond back to comments and post some new conquests since Spring! I know, it feels like forever since I last posted and I have so many things to catch up on. So I apologize for all the binge posts, but I hope you’ll enjoy at least some new goodies. Aside, I recently joined Instagram – you can also follow me @ceciliascloset888

Here’s a group pic of my mini haul from a recent trip to Spain.Travels1

 

1. Hermès SS15 Collier de Chien (CDC) Bracelet in Gold Plating, Epsom Leather and Jaipur Rose Color

I was at the airport terminal waiting for my next connecting flight to Portugal and had only 45 minutes. Of course we landed late and instead I only had 15 minutes to shop. The first SA was completely not helpful, I actually left the boutique. However, the next plane that I was to board was running late as well, so I returned back to the boutique to try my luck. Another elderly SA was so kind and brought out all the things that I wanted to see right in front of the previous SA. I think she felt very awkward standing there when she could have made the sale. I was happily surprised that they just received the new CDC bracelet in Jaipur Rose which is highly sought after. The colour is gorgeous and in the gold colour that I prefer. It’s a little heavy to wear, but very comfortable otherwise.

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2. Hermès SS15 Clic H Bracelet in White Enamel and Rose Gold Plating

At the same boutique in Spain, I also purchased this Clic H enamel bracelet which was what I originally wanted to purchase because the Rose Gold was just launched this Spring and I was dying to get one because it’s been sold out everywhere. The first SA as I mentioned before told me that all the RG bracelets were immediately sold out, but then as I walked back into the store later, there was this display piece in the window which I had asked another SA to bring out for me to see. I know some boutiques can be picky about selling their demos, but the second SA had no problem with this. The only issue is that this was the Large model… It can be a little big when worn alone, but when I stack it with my other bracelets, it’s not bad at all as you can see from the pix below showing the difference between the Large and Small model (Clic Clac H black enamel bracelet). You can also compare the Rose Gold versus the usual Gold plating colour.

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3. LaDurée Macaron Key Ring (Pink)

I used to hate macarons as a child because my cousin gave me a foul tasting one that she didn’t want and must’ve scarred my taste buds for a decade! I don’t even remember the flavour – liquorice??? Yeah I used to hate this as well haha! Only over the last few years, I began to rediscover their delicacy. I have to be careful cuz each of these tiny little nuggets are 100 -150 calories! Rather than indulging in their sweetness and working out at the gym after, keeping them close to my side as a keychain would be much more practical, right? I also saw a friend with this on her bag and I thought it was the cutest thing! The price is pretty steep though for something around 50 Euros at the airport??? Sorry I can’t remember. Available in Pink, Red, Green, Purple, and Blue.

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Thanks for letting me share! Here are some other pix from my trip, enjoy!

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