It's About The (Iconic) Details Darling!

When it comes to fads, logo's come and go
out of style (and I am not really a logo kind of
girl ;-)

There are also some brands which we can distinguish
immediately by their iconic details. I'm talking the
red soles of Lou Bou's, the tweed of Chanel, the Birkin 
or Kelly bag by Hermés.

But below are some of my favourite iconic 
details that have really stood the test of
time and  luxury.

One of the most instantly recognisable emblems
in all of Chanel's accessories range is the recurring
Camellia flower.

Coco Chanel first fell in love with the Camellia after
reading Alexandre Dumas' 'La Dame Aux Camellias',
a story in which the heroine always wore a white 
Camellia as a reminder of her heart remaining pure.

Her personal love of the flower is clear to see in her
rue Cambon private apartment where Camellias feature
on chandeliers and stunning ornate screens.

Of course the Camellia flower is now in most of 
Chanel's jewellery/accessory designs.

Sometimes it is not only the product that becomes
iconic but also the packaging.

Most girls get excited when they are presented 
                                    with that little turquoise box (aka Tiffany & Co.) 
                                     but for me, 
nothing makes my heart race faster than seeing 
the bright orange box of HERMÉS.

The last time I squealed like a crazed piglet

But did you know that the famous orange box came about
after World War II due to a shortage of
the original material Hermés needed (mustard colored
boxes with brown edging!)

In 1994 Hermés received the Oscar for "packaging"for it's
folding orange boxes. 

Today there about 188 sizes of 
orange boxes which have become as iconic as their
Birkin or Kelly bags.

Finally, there is one bag brand that for me defines everything
that is understated quality and luxury and makes me
go weak at the knees every time:

Yes, their signature weave gets me into a flap
every time I see it.

Bottega Veneta (BV) was established in 1966 by Michele Taddel 
in Vincenza. BV developed a leather weaving technique called
"intecciato" that remains a signature of the brand.

My perfect bag!

So there you have some of my favourite, iconic
brands/detailing that I love.

I would love to hear which iconic brand/detailing
is top of you list.

As always I LOVE hearing from you


  1. I love everything you love, as always. The circular barrel on top of the Dolce & Gabbana handbags makes me swoon. But, then everything Italian makes me swoon :)'s

    1. Awwwh! You are so kind Marsha. Was just thinking about you today. Will drop you an email xx

  2. Such beautiful things. :-) The camelias are stunning!

  3. The Chanel camelias , the Hermes orange boxes make me swoon ... I love the history that comes with each... the ring on the Pasotti umbrellas - and the double canopy Dalhia motif ...perfection!! happy week my friend.

  4. Great post – it’s so true about these icons, they really have stood the test of time. Coco Chanel is certainly an artist when it comes to creating beautiful and lust worthy designs. It’s definitely worth investing in accessories or jewellery that you truly love and that are likely to remain timeless.

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  7. Hello, can you tell me anything about that rose gold camellia necklace? I bought a pair of earrings that I think may match but do not know anything about the season or whether they were only costume or are plated? I don't know much about Chanel jewelry except it is usually costume and your site is one of the only places I can find a piece of jewelry that seems to match. Is the necklace yours? Your site is lovely, congrats on following your passion! Thank you for your time.


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