what we have in common

  1. we all share a love/appreciation for exceptionally beautiful, well-made bags from an exceptionally expensive fashion house (would we call hermes a fashion house now? they aren't all about horses any more). so i was just wondering what other stuff we might have in common, or more interestingly, if we have little else in common. it is my opinion that hermes is so fantastic that it could appeal to everyone, though some people have the good sense not to get hooked in the first place. so i assume we're a fairly diverse crowd, and i think a really pleasant and fun crowd at that (let's face it, if we weren't, the bags alone would not be enough to bring us all together). anyhoo, i have the time so i thought i would just run a little fun survey, and if you have the time, it might be fun to share your rseponses too:

    age: (feel free to be vague, or give a range) 33
    relationship status: married
    family: 1 child
    employed: yup, freelance in publishing, work from home when i do, but it's not a high priority.
    favorite fragrance: hee hee, i'm putting this in because i'm looking for suggestions actually - specifically something vanilla-y
    high or low beauty maintenance: low
    beauty advice or addiction: conditioner, haircuts and lipstick, oh and moisturizer (sorry, obviously i am tailoring this to my own interests - feel free to embellish with your own points:shame:smile:
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): that's hard... Bergdorfs, and varda for shoes (both in nyc).
    favorite color (for mood, not for bags:p ): different shades of purple
    currently reading (again, i need a recommendation:flowers:): i guess various magazines for now.
    if you were a shoe you would be: a really comfortable but distinctive flat (think suede in an interesting color, with a leather sole)

    well, this turned out to be really random. :rolleyes:
     
  2. what a nice idea:flowers:
    age: (feel free to be vague, or give a range) : late 30´s

    relationship status: happily divorced

    family: no children

    employed: no. i was used to be a lawyer but still deciding if i want to go back to work. depends if something very tempting or interesting comes my way

    favorite fragrance: oriental scents more on the heavy side but only applied with a gentle spritz

    high or low beauty maintenance: mhmm high i think :shame:

    beauty advice or addiction: haircuts, mani and pedicure,long bubble bath sessions, good bodylotion and moisturizer oh and drink loads of water and enjoy life

    favorite store or site (other than hermes): villa moda,sauce,Saks, harvey nicholls and others all in dubai and shenkin street in tel aviv

    favorite color (for mood, not for bags:p ): white and shades of rosé-pink

    if you were a shoe you would be: black strappy stiletto sandal or classic pointy pumps. always for me 4" or flats no mid-heels
     
  3. This is great! I swear I was wondering about this just the other day:

    age: (feel free to be vague, or give a range) 42
    relationship status: married
    family: 3 teens :cry:
    employed: yup, DH and I are self-employed - I manage the office;
    favorite fragrance: Hermes 24 Faubourg
    high or low beauty maintenance: medium!
    beauty advice or addiction: lipsticks; variety of products; I love Mario Badescu products and cle de peau concealer!!
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): Zappos for shoes - Stuart Weitzman is prob. my favorite brand; clothes: Banana Republic; J Crew; Neiman Marcus on-line;
    favorite color (for mood, not for bags:p ): blues/reds/pinks - blue #1;
    currently reading: My Sister's Keeper;
    if you were a shoe you would be: A low heeled zebra print Manolo (as in my avatar!) comfy,with a unique twist:roflmfao:

    Fun! Can't wait to read the others!!
     
  4. What a great idea HiHeels!!:flowers:

    age: 36
    relationship status: single
    family: No children :sad:
    employed: Paralegal but I am going to quit soon and I haven't decided what I will do next.
    favorite fragrance: Chanel No. 19
    high or low beauty maintenance: low
    beauty advice or addiction: Facials, moisturizer, sunscreen
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): Nordstrom
    favorite color: lilac
    currently reading: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
    if you were a shoe you would be: a quilted ballet flat
     
  5. age: 38
    relationship status: single
    family: no children
    employed: physician
    favorite fragrance: Shalimar
    high or low beauty maintenance: high
    beauty advice or addiction: Obagi skin care line and chemical peels (I do these myself as I have access to the medical grade peels)
    favorite store: Gap
    favorite color: black
    currently reading: Quo Vadis
    if you were a shoe you would be: a cross trainer (I'm fierce in the gym)
     
  6. This is fun!

    age: In my 20s
    relationship status: just married :love:
    family: no children (yet)
    employed: software engineer
    favorite fragrance: Guerlain Angelic Noir
    high or low beauty maintenance: Medium
    beauty advice or addiction: If I allow myself I would collect makeup too.. so I've been trying to stay away so I can save up money for H :shame:
    favorite store (other than Hermes): Neiman Mercus
    favorite destinations for shopping (I'm adding this one on): Paris! And China for those unique pieces at unbeatable prices
    favorite color: blue
    currently reading: my network security text book (I'm doing a masters while working full time)
    if you were a shoe you would be: Paolo pink pointy toe sling back
     
  7. age: 20s
    relationship status: single
    family: no children, just a puppy
    employed: financial analyst
    favorite fragrance: annick goutal's rose absolue
    high or low beauty maintenance: low, I think
    beauty advice or addiction: i just drink lots of water and avoid carbs
    favorite store (other than hermes): mango, armani exchange, zara
    favorite color: pink
    currently reading: how to break the bamboo ceiling
    if you were a shoe you would be: no idea, i'm clueless when it comes to shoes
     
  8. age: 20s
    relationship status: single
    family: no
    employed: student majoring in econ.
    favorite fragrance: don't wear perfume
    high or low beauty maintenance: low
    beauty advice or addiction: drink lots of water, moisturize
    favorite store (other than hermes): mango, zara, h&m
    favorite color: white
    currently reading: always romance novels if i'm reading
    if you were a shoe you would be: comfy flat

    kou, it seems like we have a few things in common. :yes:
     
  9. Love reading everyone's responses! :biggrin:

    age: 34
    relationship status: married (happily for almost 14 years):love:
    family: Bailey our 10 year old mini dachshund. He's our baby. :amuse:
    employed: Not at the moment :lol:
    favorite fragrance: Hermes Caleche eau Delicate
    high or low beauty maintenance: low
    beauty advice or addiction: I gave up chocolate and my face stopped breaking out...but... no chocolate :cry:
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): Louis Vuitton
    favorite color (for mood, not for bags ): navy blue or red
    currently reading (again, i need a recommendation): magazines/Agatha Christie
    if you were a shoe you would be: classic heels
     
  10. age: early 30s
    relationship status: married
    family: two small children
    employed: SAHM, in other words, I work 24 hours a day!
    favorite fragrance: Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil
    high or low beauty maintenance: Medium
    beauty advice or addiction: Monthly haircuts, green tea ;) ,dark chocolate :love: ,lots of water, power walking
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): Nordstrom
    favorite color: Apple Green
    currently reading: Wicked
    if you were a shoe you would be: A Manolo silver Sedarby D'Orsay or a Jimmy Choo Momo flat!
     
  11. age: 40-something
    relationship status: married
    family: 2 kids
    employed: no. formerly editorial, publishing.
    favorite fragrance: Hermes Caleche, Chanel
    high or low beauty maintenance: low
    beauty advice or addiction: blue-red lips, black eyeliner, holy grail Olay Regenerist
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): gee, it's been so long since I shopped!
    favorite color (for mood, not for bags ): stormy greys (includes purples, browns)
    currently reading: Carl Jung biography, Evidence of Harm (mercury in vaccines study), Harper's Bazaar, Saveur magazine, book on The Handbag (by A. Johnson)
    if you were a shoe you would be: strappy, stacked sandal -or- MaryJane flapper (1920s)
    other interests: art museums, antique shows.
     
  12. age: 30 something
    relationship status: married
    family: 1 son 1 dog daughter
    employed: yup
    favorite fragrance: dang allergy..
    high or low beauty maintenance: makeup--low skincare-La La La Mer
    beauty advice or addiction: it's all about the undereye concealer
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): travel sites
    favorite color: depends on what the good is. for example: violet croc birkin Yes, violet bermuda shorts no!
    currently reading : work related journal..bah
    if you were a shoe you would be: for now tods cindy ballerina (dang it..it's out of stock on elux!)
     
  13. This is FUN!

    Age: 49 :cry:
    Relationship Status: married 14 years & going strong!
    Family: 16yr old daughter and 2 wacky cats (Muffin & Leonardo)
    Employed: Self with hubby
    Favorite Fragrance: Chanel 5
    High or Low Beauty maint: Medium (mani & pedi, hair color & highlights, twice yearly facials, Pavonia face products)
    Beauty Advice or Addiction: Drink lots of water, get lots of sleep and use tons of moisturizer
    Favorite Store or site(other than Hermes): Bergdorfs, Neimans and Slowtrav.com
    Favorite color: Other than Black it would have to be all Fall colors except orange which makes me look dead
    Currently reading: Map of Another Town by MFK Fisher and True Pleasures a Memoir of Women in Paris by Lucinda Holdforth
    Other interests: Collecting 18th century jewelery! :love:
    If you were a shoe you'd be: That fabby shoe in Shoes' avatar!!!!!!
     
  14. This is a great idea! Love this!

    age: 32 but will be 33 on August 10th
    relationship status: happily married for almost 6 years, been together for 13
    family: 1 child
    employed: Attorney working part time.
    favorite fragrance: something vanilla-y too. Angel sometimes. But ever since being pregnant, cannot wear or be around most perfumes anymore:cry:
    high or low beauty maintenance: HIGH
    beauty advice or addiction: I think I am best described as a product ho. But trying to curb that problem to focus on my other addiction;) MUST HAVE is great mascara, moisturizer and eye cream! oh, and Pilates is a must! Seriously addicted to pilates!
    favorite store or site (other than hermes): Neiman Marcus or Saks. and Bergdorfs when in NYC.
    favorite color (for mood, not for bags[​IMG] ): blues and pinks
    currently reading (again, i need a recommendation[​IMG]): never have time to read books anymore because I do so much reading at work. SO for me, its fashion mags to get a break.
    if you were a shoe you would be: Jimmy Choo "Jag" of course;) or the stiletto boots!
     
  15. Age: Still young!
    Relationship: Happily married
    Family: 1 child
    Employed: Self
    Favorite Fragrance: IMPOSSIBLE to have just one! Prada, Chanel No. 5, Gucci Rush (for men), Narciso Rodriguez Oil....the list goes on and on!
    High Or Low Beauty Maintenance: My hubby says I'm low but I know I'm high!
    Beauty advice or addiction: Oil of Olay Total Effects 7. I swear by it. Walking and Pilates.
    Interests: Travel, movies, music, television, reading, fashion and food.
    Favorite Store: Vuitton, Gucci, Saks. MANY more. It just depends on what city I'm in at the time.
    Favorite Color: Purple. Any shade of it.
    Currently Reading: The Devil Wears Prada. Too funny!
    If I were a shoe I would be: My KILLER Manolo Blahnik Nancy's! The ENTIRE UPPER is nothing but rows of rhinestones with a funky buckle ankle strap! They BLING like you wouldn't believe! Just like me!