Happy holidays from Hermès.
We don’t normally stray from the topic of perfume, but given Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day, I feel compelled to write about how to reconcile my indulgent lifestyle with all the world’s problems that are usually so easy for me to ignore. I’d love to know your thoughts, too.
If only glamour saved lives.
That thought occurred to me more than once this weekend while I lazily stuffed my gullet, napped, and watched old movies. As wars raged overseas and families went hungry across town, I took another bite of pumpkin cheesecake and fretted about such frivolity as whether Guerlain Vol de Nuit would have been a better choice to wear for dinner or if maybe my 1940s leg-‘o-mutton-sleeved coat was a bit de trop for a family gathering.
World AIDS Day especially hit home…
British department store John Lewis wishes you a Merry Christmas.
The music is Lily Allen covering Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
Cartier's Winter Tale 2013. You can see the 2012 version here.
A new short film from Prada, Castello Cavalcanti, directed by Wes Anderson. It has just debuted at the Rome Film Festival. I'm afraid it has nothing to do with perfume, except it was made by Prada, and Prada makes perfume, right? Starring Jason Schwartzman and Giada Colagrande. Warning: language and general Wes-Anderson-ness.
And if you missed it, here's Wes Anderson's Prada Candy L'Eau commercial. If you hate Wes Anderson, don't watch that or this, they will make your skin crawl.