Special Order – Anemone and Iris

I shared a little peek of this bag a few weeks ago – I opened it for my birthday, and then my son got a little sick, then I got sick, and it sat unused for several weeks. Such is the life of a parent, I’m discovering! I finally got to take it out for a spin, and here it is.


This bag was ordered a few years ago, one of the last times I was in Paris with Mr. Feather. We were at the boutique, and I was attempting to order another black bag, since I basically always think I need just one more black bag in my life. Mr. Feather snapped out of his boredom long enough however to insist that I try a new color, so we picked Anemone, which had just come out at the time. I was really excited because there were a lot of Anemone goodies that I could see in the shop, and thought it was a beautiful color. I couldn’t wait to get it!

Of course, the order ended up taking longer than I thought…and came in basically at the worst time, soon after baby Feather’s arrival, and I was in no mood or condition to have plans to be in Paris in the short term. The news that the bag had arrived honestly barely even registered, since I was sleep deprived and so uncomfortable. I ended up kind of writing off the bag as a loss, along with other important things like sleep! I basically never expected to see it again.

Somehow however, my husband however was able to get the bag held until he was back in Paris (an amazing superhuman feat for anyone familiar with the process), and he sweetly saved it as a surprise until my birthday came. It was a wonderful surprise to see this bag, especially since it had been so long so it was first ordered. I loved it at first sight!

Anemone Kelly

I love the color anemone in every leather that Hermes offers, but especially in chevre – it has slightly more red/magenta tones in this leather. Anemone is lovely in every iteration, but looks different leather to leather I’ve found.

Hermes Anemone Kelly Handle

I also always love the grain and sheen of chevre – the leather takes color so well. Although I will say that for this bag, I noticed that the chevre was “softer” than on my other Kelly – I did feel like this batch was a little more delicate. Just a note for anyone looking to place their next order.

Anemone Iris Kelly Special Order

And finally the surprise inside…Iris! Iris is another Hermes color that I love, and would love to have a bag in one day. When I finally saw the bag, I was quite happy to see the stark purple contrast – immediately after we placed the order, I forgot what the two swatches had looked like in relation and had worried that they were too close and would blend, but there’s clearly a contrast. I’m quite wimpy when it comes to special orders…I never choose piping or bi-color, always just opting for an interior color. One day I’ll do it.

Iris Interior

And finally a little peek at the clochette. I always love that the special orders clochette always have the inner lining as well. I always like to check inside whenever I get a bag!

Anemone Clochette

Thank you so much for reading along with me on my newest little treasure. What goodies have you all been adding lately?


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  • Sonya
    August 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Anemone in chèvre is my favorite too. Perfect as always.

  • alice
    August 29, 2016 at 8:34 am

    well, HELLO. such a gorgeous color!!

  • Amy C
    August 29, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Stunning! Worth the wait, I’d say! I adore the contrasting interior. 🙂

  • K
    August 29, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Its perfect and of course even sweeter with the surprise he gave! 🙂

  • senorita
    August 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I love chevre.
    I have seen some of the most atrocious SO’S that reach heights of insanity. Made my eyes bleed
    Smart of you to stick with this combo.

    • Katherine
      August 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      I laughed at your comment!! Thanks for the kind words.

  • Kristen
    August 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    What a beauty! Anemone is gorgeous and the iris lining is perfect. I’m not familiar with chevre…how would you compare it with other leathers you own in terms of color saturation/wear/durability?

    • Katherine
      August 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you!! Chevre takes colors BEAUTIFULLY and richly but is a bit more delicate than togo/clemence in my opinion for durability. However it wears nicely, and stays stiff longer than those leathers…so it’s really a tradeoff. It’s also a bit lighter 🙂

  • christine brightside
    August 30, 2016 at 1:13 am

    OMG, how beautiful – congratulations to this adorable little thing… and what a great surprise, your husband is awesome! Enjoy wearing this darling!

  • S
    August 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Stunning! Happy belated birthday….and wear it in good health. 🙂

  • Michelle
    August 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! Such a nice contrast of Anemone and Iris! Very unexpected!
    Enjoy your new bag!

  • Tracy
    August 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Whoah, that’s not black! Welcome to the Land of Oz!

  • Wendy
    August 30, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Your husband is a keeper! Most men wouldn’t understand the prices!

  • Oonagh
    August 31, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    IMO bi-colour and contrast piping never work, they always look cheap and tacky. Contrast lining is the way to go.

  • Ava
    September 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Dear Katherine,
    CONGRATULATIONS! She is a beauty! Or he, do you assign your SO bags a gender? Lol 😉
    And your DH, what mastery of persuasion to get the Paris FSH to “hold” the bag…will he share his secret? 🙂
    Can’t wait to see you wear this in outfit posts – such a lovely combination of colors and a wonderful new color that you guys chose! Perfect for Fall!

  • Cashmere Librarian
    September 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Simply so, so pretty. Enjoy, and thank you for sharing!

  • Bee
    September 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    So beautiful! Look forward to seeing it in action 🙂