Equestrian Chic: Hermès Horse Belt

A trip to Paris without picking up a little orange-boxed souvenier must be a sin, but picking up anything to go in one of those orange boxes proves quite inhuman on a journalist's salary. My solution in 2002: the pets' section. This belt is actually for a horse (I assume as a belt of sorts to hold the saddle in place), but wrap it around twice and it makes a wonderful human accessory (and it cost less than a silk scarf). Reminds me a lot of this season's great Gucci belts.