Jane Birkin, an actress, a model, a singer, a muse, an icon of the 60s and 70s. There is so much to talk about when it comes to Jane Birkin but today I'm inspired by 2 of her very fashionable bags: the straw basket that she used to bring along with her on shopping sprees, at the beach and fun nights out (4 decades ago), and obviously everyone's beloved Birkin bag.
How cool would it be to have Hermès name a bag after you?!
This is how the story went: One day, Jane was sitting in a plane next to Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight from Paris to London where Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her and the Birkin bag was born.
That's what I call an icon :)
Jane and her straw basket:
Jane and her Birkin:
*All pictures from Pinterest
** Birkin bag story from Wikipedia