It’s a hot hot summer in New York: the cast of Gossip Girl is back at filming the third series of the show, and the Net goes crazy for Blair and Serena’s outfits. I haven’t been able to spot a pic of Kelly Rutherford on the set, probably because she has just had her second baby (Helena Grace) and is not ready to go back to work yet. In any case, though looking forward to having her back in action, I’d like to speak in depth about what seems to be a true obsession for her – Hermès bags and accessories. I have already noted she named her first son after the French maison, but now I can honestly say she’s a Hermès collector .
The most classic Hermès bag is the Kelly, named after Princess Grace of Monaco, a timeless example of luxury. Kelly owns two Kelly bags, one of which is black, made of Barenia leather, with gold hardware. Kelly has been using it since 2005. From the pics above, it is clear the bag is perfect with a formal/cocktail dress.
While pregnant with her son, Kelly paired the bag with an informal outfit (a simple dove grey jacket, a plain white tee and jeans). Even in this case, the bag is perfect and adds a chic touch to the rest.
How cute is she in this pic, with her baby bump so visible? In this case, she didn’t only have a Hermès bag, she also wore a Hermès silver bracelet – Chaine d’Ancre GM – a chain with toggle closure.
She owns a Kelly in Parchemin, a great neutral colour. This bag is made of Barenia leather and has gold hardware. From the pics above we can see she uses this Kelly in any occasion, even while playing with her son, and it always looks so good. Kelly sported these two styles in several episodes of Gossip Girl, so I think she used her own bags for the show. The same can be said for the stunning Birkin bag in Cognac ostrich leather she often totes in the tv series.
The first outfit is flawless, so effortlessly elegant: in 2007 she arrived at a charity event wearing a grey wool dress, the aforesaid Birkin bag, other Hermès accessories and brown shoes. The Birkin is lovely with a chiffon printed blouse, white miniskirt and embellished flat sandals, and is perfect with jeans, plain tees, a jacket and flat patent Mary-Janes.
The first outfit is completed by a Hermès Kelly belt in brown leather (this style is hard to find) and a Medor watch at the wrist.
One of Kelly’s favourite Hermès bags is a Birkin. Through the years, she has been spotted with it several times. The Birkin is made of Togo leather (the colour is Etoupe) and has palladium hardware. I love the outfits she has in the pics above – a satin leopard-printed dress and red coat, in the other pic a satin flower-printed dress. I really admire her because she always looks simple and refined, even during her pregnancy.
Here is the Birkin with two casual outfits. The pic on the left has been taken very recently, just after giving birth to her daughter (sigh, she looks so slim!): she is wearing white jeans and a breton striped shirt. The second outfit is all about neutrals – jeans, a dove grey long-sleeved t-shirt and a flowing scarf; she also chose a pair of Tod’s white loafers.
She toted this amazing bag on the set of Gossip Girl, too. The pic above was taken during the filming of the 23rd episode of the second season, The Wrath of Con. The white and cream coat and the long grey scarf make the outfit so elegant! In this case she also wore the Medor watch.
Being a collector, Kelly owns other Hermès bags, such as this Picotin in light brown. I love the bucket shape of this bag.
Another great Hermès bag she has is the Evelyne in Etoupe. This is a classic bag, but unfortunately it hasn’t been spotted on many celebrities. It’s a very comfortable bag, with a long shoulder strap and the iconic H perforated on the front.
Apart from the Medor watch, she also owns an essential piece in any Hermès collection, a Collier de Chien cuff bracelet. She actually owns two bracelets, one in white leather with silver hardware, and one in light pink leather with gold hardware. I own just one Hermès piece (a silk scarf – Jardins d’Andalousie), but one of my dreams is to own a Collier de Chien bracelet, because I love cuff bracelets.
Apart from the Medor watch, she also owns a Cape Cod watch in white leather. I love this feature of many Hermès accessories – you have to wrap them twice around your wrist or waist.
Last but not least, here is a precious goodie: Kelly has been spotted on the set of Gossip Girl holding an Ulysse agenda in Togo leather (the colour is Gold), a true symbol of understated refinement. I’ve posted the full-figure pic, because she’s also wearing a pair of Roger Vivier Belle Vivier flats, gorgeous!
I’ve really tried hard not to gush over the pics coming from the set of my favourite tv show, but I can’t resist: any time I see some new candids, I just drool over the gorgeous outfits and accessories of S and B , but what I’m really looking forward to is admiring the new outfits Kelly/Lily will sport in the new episodes. I’m sure Eric Daman has lots of Hermès in store for her.
 Here I wrote about the Hermès bags and accessories she had worn in the first two seasons of Gossip Girl.
 Like any other female fan of Gossip Girl, I have an insane passion for Chuck Bass, so I couldn’t help but admiring his outfit in this pic. Hey, but what happened to Blair’s hair? I hate this bland hairstyle, I want soft waves and Jennifer Behr sparkling headbands back!