dimanche 27 janvier 2008

it's not a bag... its a f****** birkin!

samantha (sex and the city) was right. its not a bag. its heaven enclosed in a bag.

and it all started off with a controversial model.

jane birkin was a model/singer that emerged in the sixties in movies such as Blowup and Slogan. her husband, whom she met on the set of Slogan wrote the song (which both sang), 'J'taime... moi non plus (aka love-hate relationship). in it was sexual references like none europe had seen before; so it was banned from radio stations in italy, the uk and spain. currently, birkin has been known to sing with feist, franz ferdinand, rufus wainwright, and many others.

when people think of the birkin bag, it brings to mind a luxury that many can't quite grasp because of a $7,500+ price tag. so why jane? what exactly did she do to inspire hermes to make a bag after her?

rumor has it that birking was sitting next to jean-louis dumas (hermes ceo), and she opened her hermes datebook and papers flew out everywhere. so he took her wallet and gave it back to her with a pocket sewn on the back (and hermes wallets have been the same ever since). then birkin went into detail about the leather weekend bag that she has been searching for, and shortly after that, she found the bag that she had described at her doorstep. it is now known as the birkin bag.

birkin with her birkin... witty, i know.

12 commentaires:

Belle a dit…

Ahh Logan gave Rory a birkin bag.<3Gilmore Girls! Great post, I never knew the story of the birkin...now I do.

Chic and Charming a dit…

Very interesting, I think I still prefer the more tailored Kelly...in the event I ever win the lottery and can afford one...

jenuine glam a dit…

jane birkin is gorgeous!

Wendy a dit…

I did not know any of this before this great post. Nice!

sridevi a dit…

Wow, that's super interesting/cool/sweet haha
Slightly jealous.

lee jones a dit…

wow. that's really cool. i love learning about the history behind the style.

Cee-Cee a dit…

she is one of kmy all-time fashion icons.

cinderella a dit…

interesting! she is one of my fashion icons :]

Andy a dit…

Really cool post. i love these pictures! They're kind of inspiring me.

Ana a dit…

very interesting post. i love her effortless style.

GenesisCEO a dit…

hi~i like your blog, it was cool and nice, keep the work up and i will come back soon to check what new

Ruth a dit…

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