1984 the birth of something every fashionista wants to get their perfectly manicured mitts on
French actress and uber chic icon Jane Birkin, was totting a straw bag around town, when true genius Jean-louis Dumas, came up with the idea of a Chic tote for Jane to carry. So born was the name sake Birkin, the world to be forever changed ( for good may i add).
Forward many years and its not only still going ,uts a truly desired bag with cult status, in many rare/ exotic skins and a aray of colours and in several sizes, this is not a bag its a BIRKIN. Toted by many celebrity icons , including fashion royalty Victoria Beckham, whom is well stocked on this tote, reportedly having the largest collection. Known to have rare skins such as my personal favourite , a burgundy crocodile, utter perfection, a white Croc in crusted with diamonds on its hardware, Tor is not messing around. Even many Male celebs tote the HAC the big sister or some with the 40cm Birkin, marc jacobs seen often proudly with his.
Now with a price tag that may put some people at bay. This stunning forever piece is hand made.and is said to be traceable to the actual person whom made her,due to their work. Which in my eyes makes it even more special.
Many cool and edgy artist have painted on to the leathers of these totes. Known Kim K has a Hac adorned with nude ladies,(hand painted by artist George Condo) Lady Gaga has a studded one. now i find it interesting to look at, but the phrase “guilding a lilly ” comes to mind, these bags are perfectly amazing as they are without the adnornment.
Hermes a brand with such elegance but mass appeal, as most aspire to own or be filled with a life of H and it’s Birkin’s and Kelly ‘s yet another flawless creation, named after grace Kelly, one of my all time style icons .
Forever to be on the top of many wishlists, this is a true icon , in its own right, with the most incredible history and no doubt future.
Inclosed some images of celebs and someome you may know