>> 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.
– 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…