Summer has come to an end and, with this post, I take leave of the season. Oops! With this post and also a super poetic accessory: a basket. It may be hard to imagine what a straw basket has to do with the post title. Isn’t Birkin that handbag that costs more than 20 thousand dollars?
The Birkin is one of the world’s most expensive bags. In 1981, the French fashion house Hermès named his best creation ” Birkin ” in honor of London actress and singer Jane Birkin. Perhaps your mind almost automatically envisions a super fancy woman walking around in a leather bag, plus high heels. But Jane was (is) a woman of absolutely simple habits (and accessories).
In the 60s and 70s, the actress wore beach cover ups to walk the streets of the English capital and used a basket to carry her belongings through the Parisian boulevards. The elegance was right there, in simple accessories combined with the exquisite taste and beauty of Jane Birkin. It is in this climate that we say “bye” to summer, a season in which we are constantly barefoot but no less elegant.
Beach Cover up: Henna Impex / Basket: Chelsea Market Baskets / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
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