Friday, July 31, 2009
Article The Hermes Birkin Handbag Will Increase in Value | www.associatedcontent.com
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Article | Blue Jean to Your Left | purseblog.com
I completely baby my Hermes Birkin. I only own one and it is my holy grail. I specifically remember learning about the infamous Birkin Bag first my sophomore year in high school. A “wait list” I asked? What kind of price tag? It seemed shocking, but my friend and I made a pact to own a Birkin at some point in our lives. I made a point to call her when I got mine two years ago.
The one piece of advice I would give anyone waiting for a Birkin:
Wait until you can get the exact bag of your dreams. Want a specific color, hardware, size, leather: Wait for it. When spending that much on a handbag, you should get the exact bag you wished for. I got mine, a 30 cm Blue Jean Birkin in Togo leather with Palladium hardware.
Yesterday we took her out for a photo shoot. The sky was perfectly blue and the sun was radiating, though it was so unbearably hot that I flooded my body with bottles of water until I felt the urge to fall off that bridge and float away. The Blue Jean color from Hermes is widely recognized and widely sought after. I love the splash of color, which works for every season and every color palette. And the bag itself, a work of art.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Birkin News | Good Deeds and Birkins | modelinia.com
Just a few weeks ago we showed you models and their Birkin bags.
Now Naomi Campbell is auctioning hers off on November 10! Her pale green Alligator Birkin will go to a new home at the Hermès house’s vintage auction as a charity event for the White Ribbon Alliance. The charity is close to the supermodel’s heart, as she’s a global ambassador. Naomi is nothing if not charitable, and this is a huge donation on her part.
With this news, she’ll follow in the path of Jane Birkin and Princess Stephanie, who both gave away their iconic bags.
My Birkin Blog Says | We will keep you posted as soon as we know where and when you can take this Birkin bag home.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Article | Rita Wilson gifts a $10,000 to Future Daughter-In-Law | shopping-store.co.uk
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s son, Colin Hanks, recently got engaged to publicist Samantha Bryant. And what did Rita Wilson give her future daughter-in-law? A $10,000 handbag to congratulate her. Initially a Hermes Birkin comes to mind, but there are many other handbags that she could have purchased. Not too shabby a gift. I definitely did not get a $10,000 handbag when Vlad and I got engaged, but I must say that gift is totally out of the ordinary. As is having your in-laws be Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. What guesses do you have on the gift from Rita to Samantha?
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Carnivale of Couture: The "It" Bag Edition | http://www.therunwayscoop.com
It’s that time of the week again...Carnivale of Couture and oh, the topic is one that brings me much joy! Purses, handbags, totes - a diva can never have enough of them ;) Designer Ella over at Pursed Lips is hosting and she asks a question that can be answered in a heartbeat:
1) If you were to only have the allowance for one Big Name designer IT Bag, what would it be? (This is a dream to many with the allowance for none!)
2 ) If you were given $10,000 (ooookayyyyyy, $20,000 if you’re a superdiva) to buy only ‘IT’ Big Name designer bags, which dream ones would you buy (or just one perhaps)? (You can save some of the cash left over for something else not to be mentioned.) Yes, please do try to keep track of general prices, and authentic and real-life eBay prices count if you would opt for auctions (although if you can’t tell authentic, skip the lower-priced ones, natch!).
Now, of course, D.E. Must have been reading my mind when she posted the picture of the coveted Birkin Bag. Priced in the five digit range, it’s a bag you must take care of like a baby! I like the clean lines, classy and timeless design of the bag - not to mention it can hold everything a fashionista needs by her side at all times, you know, lipstick, a copy of her favorite fashion mag, and the invitation to P.Diddy’s gala during Fashion Week ;) (Hey, it’s my dream, ok!) Oh, and Oh, and since I'll have some money left over because I'll be buying it at a discount, I'll take the B.Bag I talked about a few months ago...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Article | The Birkin Bag | BagBliss.com
“Birkin Bag? …two little words that send every fashionista into a frenzy. The coveted Birkin bag comes with the longest waitlist for any luxury item – up to six years long. It also comes with a hefty price tag. The regular going rate for a Birkin is about $6,000. Even the most elite have trouble getting their hands on a Birkin Bag.
Many unenlightened people may ask “why a waitlist?…“why so much money? But only those who have been up close and personal with the Hermes Birkin bag can really begin to understand what all the hype is about. This bag radiates quality with its fine leather, precise lines, handmade details, and immaculate interior. Every detail of this bag, down to the stitching, is perfect. So much handwork, detail, and fine quality are put into these bags. They can’t help but stand apart from the other masses of factory created bags. With the perfect size and style the Birken can accompany you anywhere with anything…if only you are so lucky to have one.
Birkin Bags are not simply fashion accessories but coveted collector items. It is a fashion time-piece carried for years and passed down to daughters and granddaughters. It is an item that exudes elegance, style, and affluence. Men have antique stop watches and women have the Birkin Bag. Simply put, the Birkin bag is a classic time-piece that only very few are blessed with the honors of owning.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Does anyone have a list of which ones came out in what years? Are there more than one design per year?
Here are the ones I know:
1992 - Pelican
1993 - Pegase "Year of the Horse"
1996 - Lyre - Year of Music"
1997 - Lion - "Year of Africa"
1997 - Elephant - "Year of Africa"
2006 - Sailboat - "Paris in the Air"
2008 or 2009 - Dancing Carousel Horse
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Eva Longoria Parker’s friend sports an Hermes Birkin | www.bagthatstyle.com
Maybe I’m crazy or seeing thing, but is the woman that’s shmoozing with Eva Longoria in these pictures Robin Antin? We can only partially see her face in one photo, but it sure looks a lot like the Pussycat Dolls founder and sister of celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin (I still miss his reality show).
Whoever it is, she’s carrying a gorgeous Hermes Birkin, although I’m a bit confused. I never thought I’d see an outfit that didn’t look totally great when worn with a Birkin, yet it looks like Robin picked up someone else’s bag by accident and wandered off. Skintight black leather pants certainly don’t go with a conservative bag in a staid shade medium brown, no matter how awesome the pants and the bag may be when seen independent of each other. The bag just doesn’t match her style – she’d do much better to get herself a black one with palladium hardware.