You shall go to the Hermès Silk Ball!

You shall go to the Hermès Silk Ball!


>> One of my personal pinnacles of last year was going to Lyon to witness how a Hermès silk scarf is created from start to finish.  That was a mesmerising experience watching colourists, engravers, printers and finishers lavishing skill and love to produce those perfect carrés.  This year I’ll be having an altogether different Hermès silk experience.  I’m very pleased and extremely excited to announce that I will be collaborating with Hermès to have what promises to be a rambunctious night at their inaugural Silk Ball in London on June 26th, held at Koko in Camden.  Hermès is doing a surprise detour and having some fun, and with their signature silks, they’ve had the opportunity to express their whimsical spirit with campaigns such as J’Aime Mon Carré, their series of Swinging Silk events, and the recent launch of their Silk Knots App.  The Silk Ball, which they will also be hosting in other cities around the world, will be their night to showcase how their silks come alive once they emerge from those famous orange boxes.  Now, I’ve not been to a great deal of balls let alone one hosted by Hermès so I’m not au fait with normal ball protocol, but with the following mantra and dress code, it’s safe to say we can expect something that strays away from the stiff balls of yesteryear…

It’s time to metamorphose 

Extravagance and elegance 

Magic and make-believe 

Finery, sequins and flashes of folly

Dress Code: Beauty or Beast // masks and headdresses // silk scarves // fantastical make up

Give me a dress code and I’m there in a heart beat.  And as it turns out, you will be able to go too!  As in you, you and you.  Hermès and Style Bubble would like to invite people, who have a love of silk, dressing up and expressing themselves to come along to this one-off night so you’re not just vicariously living through social media feeds of a lucky few.  We’ve hopefully made it pretty simple for people to enter.  

– You can either leave a comment here on the blog or tweet me @susiebubble.  I will also be hosting the competition on Instagram in a series of posts so that people can enter there if they so wish.  

– Just complete the following sentence

“I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because… ” 

– Obviously on Twitter you’re limited by 140 characters but if you’re leaving a comment, feel free to go word wild.

– If you’re commenting, please enter a real email address in the comment field so that we can contact you and on Twitter, please follow me so that I can DM you if you are chosen.

– I’ll be picking out the answers and you’ll be notified either by email or DM if you are chosen as a guest.  All guests chosen will be free to bring a plus one to the ball.

T’s and C’s: You have to be over 18. Obviously don’t enter if you know you cannot attend the ball on Thursday June 26th.  Please be aware that you would need to be in London on the night and obviously you’ll need to get yourself to the ball.  You must also have a verified UK address to enter as Hermès would need to mail a physical invite to you.  All answers must be submitted by 6th June to be eligible.

I look forward to playing fairy godmother with Hermès… 









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  1. Dominique

    2014-05-20 at 4:41 PM
  2. Prince Sam

    2014-05-20 at 5:11 PM

    Good article 🙂

    Prince Sam, fashion teenboy blogger

  3. gaptoothedgirl

    2014-05-20 at 5:26 PM

    Love Hermes, and I like this video!!
    xox, Gap.

  4. fashionsbit

    2014-05-20 at 5:51 PM

    amazing patterns! so inspirational!
    fashionsbit blog || facebook || instagram || bloglovin || lookbook

  5. Samy

    2014-05-20 at 7:49 PM

    Love Hermes scarfs!


  6. Blaise

    2014-05-20 at 8:10 PM

    i would like to go to the hermes silk ball because, having just returned from a trip around Vietnam, where I motorbiked across the country and managed to spend a day following the process of the making of silk 🙂 I want to see the finished product. Not any old finished product, but DUH DUH DUUUUUH Hermes’s finished product. I want to see what those little wiggly silk worms create. I want to see what the hard work of those working in silk farms help designers produce. I’d loveeee to go basically. And I love hermes. id never be able to go otherwise



  7. Samantha Hale

    2014-05-20 at 8:20 PM

    I would love to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because I have always loved and longed for an Hermes scarf…

    A couple of years ago I was due to go on holiday to NYC with my sister and I scrimped every penny so that whilst there I could walk into that Hermes store and leave with a piece of Hermes to call my own

    Two years later my sister and I went back and once again I treated myself to a beautiful silk and cashmere scarf, this time a giant one, which has rarely left my shoulders since and always attracts comments

    One day I will own a Hermes bag too. One day, but for now I am the proud owner of two beautiful Hermes scarves that I have never seen on anyone else, and that always makes me smile….

    Whoever wins this prize – savour every moment you are there because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity! lots of luck xoxo

  8. Stephanie Silv. Lui

    2014-05-21 at 10:50 AM

    I love their patterns and especially the size of the scarfs x

  9. Charlotte

    2014-05-21 at 10:58 AM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball, because, I need to feel the night!
    I imagine orange lighting, the pink sunset aura filling the ceiling, with swathes of silk cascading downwards, a labyrinth of shapes and colours, every tone and detail imaginable. Characters peeping out from folds, drapes dripping in logos. And then the invitees, dressed up to the elevens, more colours, more textures, more artistry than you can imagine! Paillettes being stroked by feathers and reflecting a thousand lights…

  10. Alice

    2014-05-21 at 12:00 PM
  11. sasa

    2014-05-21 at 2:26 PM

    Their prints are beautiful! Love these inspiring pictures:)

  12. Lxlloyd

    2014-05-21 at 7:57 PM

    I would like to go to Hermes because the ball is a perfect way to celebrate my birthday on the day! Hermes scarves are the thing I most associate with my grandmother, and selling on the ones I could bear to sacrifice allowed me to fund my final collection as a fashion design student (when I was at a point where I couldn’t afford food). My grandmother actually once had a dress made of Hermes carres (with special permission and a matching turban) for my uncle’s wedding!

    So, a day to remind me of my fabulous grandmother, to celebrate being able to graduate, and to celebrate my birthday? Sign me up!

  13. Juliana Coelho

    2014-05-21 at 10:37 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because I do scarves and I love see and do wonderful and vanguard surface projects. I’d love to share this night with you, too!

    to see now more about the scarves i’m developing

    bye! (:

  14. Hannah Balsdon

    2014-05-21 at 11:44 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because, sartorially speaking, day to day life can be pretty dull and I crave excitement. The monotony of daily life often makes it difficult to really experiment and have fun with fashion. These days many people are afraid of dressing up, of standing out from the crowd. I’m no where near as creative as you Susie but even my simplest outfits often elicit remarks such as “are you sure about that” and “we’re only going to x you don’t need to dress up”. I’m an introvert so picking a cool outfit for an event is generally the only resdon why I agree to go out in the first place. For me the thrill of attending a ball wouldn’t be the dancing or socialising, it would be the shear fun of creating the perfect ensemble and then seeing the wonderful outfits that everyone else is wearing.

    if I went to the ball I wouldn’t be looking for prince charming, I’d be looking at the ball gowns.

  15. shesaidsomething

    2014-05-22 at 10:28 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because….
    To find myself in the resplendence of an evening
    Awash in the beauty of a dream
    Enveloped in a moment – tied to something otherworldly
    Twirling the evening away bound to the earth by Hermes
    Lost in another by imagination and splendor


  16. Pawel

    2014-05-22 at 11:03 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because I could finally metamorphose into spectacular silk prince!

  17. Stephanie

    2014-05-23 at 6:40 PM

    Hello Susie,
    The photos of the Silk scarves are amazing!
    Enjoy the Silk Ball and share the experience with us!

  18. Angie

    2014-05-24 at 12:54 AM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because why would I (or anyone) want to miss that! I love prints, I love silk, I love scarves ergo I love Hermes!

  19. Sarah O' Neill

    2014-05-24 at 5:20 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes ball because I love colour ,pattern and I am a Textile design student. ( I entered on instagram but forgot to write my contact details)

  20. Amanda Bragg-Mollison

    2014-05-26 at 9:33 AM

    To go to an Hermes ball would be like living in your best dream for the night. Hermes holds a place in my heart. When I first went to Paris the original Hermes store was the first place I headed for , not because I had money to buy anything quite the opposite, but I wanted to walk within the walls of a store that in my eyes epitomises true luxury. I still remember the smell of the saddlery product and the beauty of the rows of printed scarves.
    I left that elegant storeheath a huge smile on my face and I would love to repeat that again after the ball. Good luck everyone x

  21. Suki Sabur

    2014-05-27 at 5:06 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because it’s the most perfect way to show off my own silk scarves that I made for my Final Collection, which were highly influenced by the magic of a Hermes scarf design and how it can completely transform an outfit. I went to Paris recently and I was so so excited to go into a Hermes store, I can’t imagine how excited I would be on the night of the Silk Ball!

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  23. Catherine Delightville

    2014-05-31 at 9:54 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes silk ball because I can channel my inner Grace Kelly and marvel at the handcrafted carre’s whilst rockin my own silk creation with my wonderful sister (we love dressing up!) Wave your wand Susie x

  24. alexandra

    2014-06-04 at 7:44 AM

    I would love to go to the Hermes Silk Ball, for the wonderful journey that it would be. A journey into space, traveling from France to England, and strangely landing in London to meet the fantastic crafts of my own country. A journey into a dizzying world, filled with smooth fabrics and manners, rich perfumes suffusing the air and sparkling lights playing with reflections of prints. A journey into time, allowing myself to dream about what would be my life a thousand years ago, when everything was about what dress should we pick to match to flowers and the gentleman waiting for us in the ballroom. And, in a much more pragmatic term, a journey to meet passionate people like you, that throughly love fashion and textile, to wonderfully end the end of my studies in textile design. Thanks a lot for the opportunity! (and I hope I didn’t make to much language mistakes)

  25. Neishaa Gharat

    2014-06-04 at 10:36 AM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because after dancing at the ball i am asked to live in this world with just one possession it would, it would be my Hermès silk scarf. Love and Knots

    Here is a little sketch that illustrates my thoughts with my Hermès silk scarf

  26. Tessa

    2014-06-04 at 11:31 AM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because the event epitomises elegance, glamour, and history – all stemming from the original “Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches” – a part of fashion history. It would be an honour to attend such a landmark event.

  27. Sarah

    2014-06-04 at 11:32 AM

    I would love to go to the Hermes Silk Ball so that if just for one night this Cinderella has it all!

  28. Saskia Warburton

    2014-06-04 at 1:37 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because that has to be two of my favourite words, cheesy but true. I’m certain it would be hard to find a girl who didn’t dream of going to a ball and especially one hosted by Hermes! Doesn’t get any better!

    Ever since I can remember my mum (a keen scarf wearer) has never let me go past an Hermes shop without looking at their scarves. Having grown up in Italy for a couple of years, I knew a scarf completed a woman’s outfit whether the clothes were casual or fancy. I was just in awe of the ladies and their scarf stance. So scarves take up a significant amount of room in my wardrobe. Nowadays if I see an Hermes shop it’s me who drags my mum in to have a look at the array of prints and patterns and of course to feel the soft, soft silk!
    Although the bags are iconic, for me, the scarves are more so because they have more life and with an Hermes scarf you can reinvent your outfit over and over. I can’t afford the luxury of owning an Hermes scarf (the sad story of a fashion student) so having the chance to dress up and walk into an Hermes ball would be amazing with Susie as a fairy godmother! To be in the same room as people who appreciate and celebrate the luxury tradition of an Hermes scarf would be an unforgettable experience!

  29. Shailja

    2014-06-04 at 10:33 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermes Silk Ball because it provides an opportunity to enter a whimsical , magical world of elegance ,art , beauty and fun. The unique choice of venue combined with the artistry of Hermes designs is a combination that sounds heady which I would love to be part of. The whole experience will definitely and hopefully leave a lasting impression that I can savour & share with family &friends. .

  30. Augusta

    2014-06-05 at 1:17 PM

    Hello, I would like to go to the ball because I am about to graduate from my MA in Illustration and I have been making silk scarfs and wall hangings as my final project combining narritive illustration with digital and hand print techniques. This is something I hope to carry on with as a career after my graduation. It would be a chance of a life time to see and perhaps meet the people who work with such a fantastic design house like Hermes.

  31. Maureen

    2014-06-06 at 12:18 AM

    not in London so not entering, but love this concept! thumbs up! check me out

  32. Lianne McEwan

    2014-06-06 at 10:50 PM

    I would like to go to the Hermès Silk Ball because an Hermès Silk Scarf begins with the Bombyx Mori, a magical transformation, similar to that of Cinderellas citrouille, becoming an elaborate carriage. We all know how that ends but how many of us can truly say we got our Happily Ever After?!


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  34. Kami Anderson

    2014-06-12 at 10:47 AM

    Thanks SOOOOOOOO much Susie Godmother, you have made my YEAR!!! Cannot wait to go x

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