Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word of image.
I think that my Christmas tree, once completely decorated, had all of the colors of the rainbow represented somewhere, I know that I had ornaments that were red, yellow, green, blue and purple, I am not too sure on the orange or indigo though. I had an eclectic melange of decorations; wooden figures, cloth ornaments, colored ribbons, wired ribbons, fragile balls and crystal figurines.
As the month of December progressed, my inbox was deluged on a daily basis with offers from every single retailer imaginable, full of sales and hints as to the perfect Christmas present just an online purchase away. I am sure that every single person reading my words had the same experience. Now aside from the holidays, one of my favorite French design house has always been the house of Hermes. To be quite honest, the name is what attracted me in the first place, Hermes, he is the Greek God of messengers and mischief, also God of thieves and vagabonds, also that of the con man. One of my favorite stories regarding Hermes is how he outwitted his big brother Apollo and then won his affection by creating the first lyre for him and giving it to him as a gift. Zeus who was proud of both of his sons, was especially impressed by Hermes wily nature and while welcoming him with a place on Mount Olympus made him the winged messenger of the Gods. There are so many stories with Hermes, all the Gods loved him for he was eternally good-natured and playful.
But Hermes the store doesn’t have anything to do with Greek Mythology, their heritage is equestrian and they evolved into leather goods, luggage, handbags and accessories, they then branched out into world famous exquisite scarfs and that is what I am going to show you to celebrate the rest of the colors in the rainbow.
On my iPad, I have the Hermes silk Knot app and I look at it every once in a while just to admire the brilliant designs, the talent behind these colors, composition and fabric inspirations is wondrous. I can only imagine what it would be like to work in the atelier at Hermes, fingering the silk, the twill and deciding what design would work with which color, what strand of silk or twill would best compliment the image in the artist’s mind. That would be a beautiful day indeed, spending hours or days in the atelier in Paris, happy days for me.