Thursday, July 30, 2015


Jane Birkin Asks Hermès to Take Her Name Off Its Celeb-Loved Croc Bags | 2015.07.28

Birkin bags — with their years-long wait lists, five-digit price tags and cult-like celebrity following — have long been considered a status symbol. Now the inspiration behind Hermès‘s high-fashion bag, British singer and style icon Jane Birkin, is speaking out about the practices used to created one of the label’s most notable (and expensive) iterations, the crocodile Birkin.

Following an investigation conducted by PETA (which the organization published footage of on its website), Birkin released a statement to the AFP. “Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermès handbags carrying my name… I have asked Hermès to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place,” she said.

In response, Hermès released the following statement to PEOPLE: “Jane Birkin has expressed her concerns regarding practices for slaughtering crocodiles. Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years. Hermès respects and shares her emotions and was also shocked by the images recently broadcast.”
The statement continues: “An investigation is underway at the Texas farm which was implicated in the video. Any breach of rules will be rectified and sanctioned. Hermès specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not used for the fabrication of Birkin bags.”

Celebrities are notoriously fond of Birkin bags — many willing to wait as long as it takes (or pay an upward of $150,000) to sling one over their shoulders. Ashley Tisdale, for example, once waited two years for this cobalt blue handbag. And Eric Johnson surprised (his then fiancée) Jessica Simpson with an orange one for her 31st birthday. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian West, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez have all been spotted carrying croc versions.

My Birkin Blog Travels

My Birkin Blog Travels | Nagoya, Japan

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

@ Hamptons, NY
35 CM Crocodile Birkin in Red

Eva longoria

My Birkin Blog Spots | Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria flashes a smile while leaving the Ken Paves Salon after getting her hair done on Monday (July 27) in Beverly Hills, Calif. She carries a 35 CM Birkin in Black with Palladium Hardware.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Birkin Blog Travels

My Birkin Blog Travels | Izu, Japan

Birkin Casaque

30 CM Birkin Casaque

Color: Rose Jaipur, Etoupe, Argile
Leather: Clemence, Swift
Hardware: Matte Silver
Year: 2012 P Stamp

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

2015 07.22
35 CM Birkin in Black with Palladium Hardware

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Birkin Blog Travels

My Birkin Blog Treavels | Nagoya, Japan


Close-Ups | Eva Longoria's Birkin-So-Black

Eva Longoria

My Birkin Blog Spots | Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria looks happy as she arrives at Sydney Airport, where it is currently the middle of winter, on Sunday (July 19) in Sydney, Australia. She carries a 35 CM Birkin-So-Black.

Friday, July 17, 2015

My Birkin Blog Travels

My Birkin Blog Travels | Shimoda, Japan

Bois de rose

35 CM Birkin in Rose de rose

Fjord Leather
Palladium Hardware
2014 R Stamp

Kris Jenner

My Birkin Blog Spots | Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner struts her stuff through the terminal at Heathrow Airport to catch her flight out of town on Tuesday (July 14) in London, England. She carries a 25 CM Birkin in Rose Jaipur.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Birkin Blog Travels

My Birkin Blog Travels | Tokyo, Japan

Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster (Left)

35 CM Birkin in Black with Palladium Hardware

Isabella Brewster

My Birkin Blog Spots | Isabella Brewster

Isabella Brewster and her husband Baron Davis show up at the Shop For a Cure Benefit to support the Charlotte & Gwyneth Gray Foundation on Tuesday (July 14) at Switch in Bel Air, Calif. Isabella carries a 35 CM Birkin Bag.