Monday, May 11, 2009

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo with her Black 35cm Birkin

Gretchen Barretto

Philippine Actress, Gretchen Barretto with her Jaune 40cm Birkin, Gold Hardware

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs with his Raisin 40cm Birkin

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kimberly Stewart

Kimberly Stewart with her Black Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes with her Black Paris Bombay

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson with her Sable or Vache Naturel 50cm Haut à Courroies (HAC), Gold Hardware

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham and her Raisin (with Cyclamen piping) 35cm Kelly Retourné, Palladium Hardware

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump with her Barenia and Toile 32cm Kelly Sellier, Gold Hardware

Mother & Daughter

Mother with her Black 35cm Birkin

Asian Lady

Asian Lady with her Cognac 40cm Birkin, Gold Hardware

Celine Dion

Celine Dion with her Etoupe (with white contrast stitching) 40cm Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Unnamed Socialite

Unnamed Socialite with her Red 35cm Alligator Birkin, Gold Hardware

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons with her Jaune 40cm Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Ivonne with her Black 32cm JPG or Shoulder Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Kelly Bensimon

"Real Housewives of New York City" Kelly Bensimon with her Black (white stitching) 40cm Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Asian Socialite


Lovely Asian Lady with her Brique 30cm Birkin, Gold Hardware

Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford with her Parchemin 32cm Kelly Retourné, Gold Hardware

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie with her Potiron 35cm Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff with her Black 35 cm Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham with her Toile and Rouge H 32cm Kelly Retourné, Gold Hardware

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham with her Black Clemence or Togo 35cm Birkin, Gold Hardware

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Heart Evangelista

Philippine Actress and TV host Heart Evangelista with her Bleu Roi 30cm Birkin, Palladium Hardware

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton and her White 35cm Birkin, Gold Hardware

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe with her Gold Clemence Birkin 40cm, Gold Hardware

Bruncheon Lady

Socialite with her Rouge Vif Crocodile Kelly Sellier, 32cm, Gold Hardware

Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag with her Vert Anis 35cm, Palladium Hardware

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham with her White Togo or Clemence Kelly Voyage, Palladium Hardware

Erin O'Connor

British Fashion Model Erin O'Connor with Brown Leather and Plaid Toile Birkin, 35cm, Gold Hardware

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grace Kelly

Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco with her Black Sac à Dépêches, 32cm. Originally introduced in 1935, it was renamed the Kelly Bag after she was photographed carrying one while stepping off a plane (Life Magazine 1956). The Princess reportedly used the bag to help conceal her pregnancy from photographers.

Jane Birkin

Actress and Singer Jane Birkin (who we owe the bag's name to) with Black Birkin 35cm, Palladium Hardware . Press accounts of the bag's genesis differ in details. Birkin told noted fashion writer Dana Thomas that while seated next to Hermès CEO Jean-Louis Dumas in 1984 on a Paris to London flight, she opened her Hermès-made datebook and a flurry of loose notes fell to the floor. Dumas took her datebook and returned it a few weeks later with a pocket sewn into the back (which has since become standard). Birkin went on to discuss with Dumas her difficulty in finding a leather weekend bag and at his prompting, described her ideal. Shortly thereafter, the bag she described arrived at her flat with a note from Dumas.

A more piquant version of the story was repeated by film director Andrew Litvack. He put the year as 1981 and says that Birkin was called to Hermès to receive the first prototype. As she was leaving with the bag, they asked if she had forgotten something. Puzzled, she realized they wanted her to pay for it. Litvack claims Birkin was eventually reimbursed, and now receives a 10% discount on Hermès products. Source: Wikipedia