Hermès Bag A Guru? Anita Goa Proves It’s Possible

March 26, 2018 by · Comments Off on Hermès Bag A Guru? Anita Goa Proves It’s Possible
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I probably fell in love with handbags in 2001 when I bought the Balenciaga ‘Motorcycle’ bag, but I can’t recall when I became obsessed with the Hermès Birkin bag. All I knew is it would be mine one day. It was about saving $5,000, choosing the size, color, and leather. I would order it and be on the waitlist and wait for the day the Hermès store called to let me know it was ready for pick up.

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I woke up one morning to an e-mail from a former client of mine with the subject: “I have what you want.” Instantly I knew what the e-mail was about. I opened the e-mail, my heart almost stopped. There black on white in pure Hermes lingo, it read: “It’s cognac and 35 cm. Interested?” I immediately wrote back: “When can we meet?”
Hermes BirkinWe meet and exchange the Birkin bag for 10 yoga lessons! After the transaction I felt like the luckiest person in the world.

I am a yoga teacher and my work clothes are yoga clothes, but I was sure the bag would be a great workbag. A month went by and I had used the bag a few times. For some reason the bag didn’t feel right. My mind kept repeating like a Mantra: “I don’t think I like this bag.” I could feel something being stirred up inside me. All I could think of was that I had to get rid of the bag.

I threw the bag on the floor and “accidentally” stepped on it thinking I would like it better with a vintage look. My husband looked at me: “What are you doing?” Casually I answered: “I thought if I beat it up a bit I would like it better…” He shook his head: “What is wrong with you?”

I didn’t know, but intuitively I knew the Birkin bag was a Guru here to teach me something. “A good teacher,” according to Desikachar, “is a guide; he/she will show you that the answer is inside you. And there is a right answer.” I had a lot of questions, like: Was it un-yogic to wear such an expensive bag? Would I have to let go of any desire for expensive things?

It took a couple of years before a couple of right answers came:

1. I had conditioned myself to believe that life was about working hard and aquiring things that to me represented milestones, rewards in life for working hard and achieving goals. The Hermes Birkin bag represented a milestone to me.

2. The effect the bag has is incredible. People notice the bag before they notice you, and you are immediately looked at differently.

I own a lot of expensive designer handbags, but I never knew that a bag could send SUCH strong signals, but reality is a bag will show society your status, taste and personality.

LOUIS VUITTON PARIS made in France

March 13, 2018 by · Comments Off on LOUIS VUITTON PARIS made in France
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Nowadays it is all about the tag. It is all about the brand name stamped on your most prized possessions. Everything you own, wear, eat or drink has a name tag. The louder the name echoes the priciest they get. And admit it, ladies, you are dying to own the most expensive, luxurious, beautiful and sophisticated brand name bags. But let’s not forget that a real fashionista recognizes beauty regardless of its price tag.
You probably have noticed that designer handbags are over-stamped with the brand name and logo. Everywhere you look there is a reminder of the company’s name. This is also the case with Louis Vuitton, one of the world’s most renewed fashion designer house. Many of its bags have a leather tag on the outside which has a heat embossed “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS made in France” mark. This iconic text is written on three lines and has the letter R in a circle, positioned above it.
For comparison I will present two photos. The first one is of a genuine Louis Vuitton bag and the second one is of its replica. Both pictures show the same part of the purse, the outside heat embossed leather tag. As you can see, on the genuine product the letters are very clear and perfectly printed. There are no deviations, smudges or any type of imperfections. On the second one the text is not so legible. You can barely make out the words. It is obvious that the quality of the heat embossed technique is quite poor. Additionally, “France” is written with a lower case “f”. To wrap it up, the yellow stitching covers the circled letter R and the “VU” from “VUITTON”. The overall leather tag looks messy, sloppy and, frankly, quite ugly.
Nowadays it is all about the tag. It is all about the brand name stamped on your most prized possessions. Everything you own, wear, eat or drink has a name tag. The louder the name echoes the priciest they get. And admit it, ladies, you are dying to own the most expensive, luxurious, beautiful and sophisticated brand name bags. But let’s not forget that a real fashionista recognizes beauty regardless of its price tag.You probably have noticed that designer handbags are over-stamped with the brand name and logo. Everywhere you look there is a reminder of the company’s name. This is also the case with Louis Vuitton, one of the world’s most renewed fashion designer house. Many of its bags have a leather tag on the outside which has a heat embossed “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS made in France” mark. This iconic text is written on three lines and has the letter R in a circle, positioned above it.For comparison I will present two photos. The first one is of a genuine Louis Vuitton bag and the second one is of its replica. Both pictures show the same part of the purse, the outside heat embossed leather tag. As you can see, on the genuine product the letters are very clear and perfectly printed. There are no deviations, smudges or any type of imperfections. On the second one the text is not so legible. You can barely make out the words. It is obvious that the quality of the heat embossed technique is quite poor. Additionally, “France” is written with a lower case “f”. To wrap it up, the yellow stitching covers the circled letter R and the “VU” from “VUITTON”. The overall leather tag looks messy, sloppy and, frankly, quite ugly.

Indeed, when it comes to beauty and fashion it is not all about the tag. But when it comes to finding a perfect replica handbag, believe me, the tag is important. You need to pay attention to this little detail and make sure it is a perfect match with the original product, that there are no noticeable differences and that your purse will convince any trained eye that it is, in fact, the real deal.