The Parisian Bag of This Moment
If you may believe the Instagram feed of the Parisian girls right now, the Parisian bag of this moment is the “basket”. I love this bag myself because it gives me a Spring/Summer feeling. They are very handy to carry everywhere and fashionable. Parisian girls are known from their classic way of dressing. This basket is such an accessory you need to add to your wardrobe this Spring/Summer season. On this Instagram feed, you can look for inspiration of how to style this basket. You can also order the baskets here.
The story of this basket
We go back to the 70s when Jane Birkin carried this basket everywhere and styled it with almost every outfit she wore. This basket became Jane Birkin’s signature style. She wore it to the beach or to dinners during Cannes Film Festival.
Jane Birkin had been upgraded by Air France on a flight to London and was seated next to Hermès chief executive, Jean-Louis Dumas. She had just placed her straw basket in the overhead compartment but everything fell out, when her fellow passenger asked why she didn’t have a bag with pockets, she then explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a weekend bag big enough for all her things. Together they began designing. “I said, ‘Why don’t you make a handbag that is bigger than the Kelly but smaller than Serge’s suitcase?’. He said, ‘Well, what would it be like?’ And I think I drew it on the sickbag – or the not-be-sick bag. And he said, ‘I’ll make it for you’.” (Source: BonjourCoco.com)
What’s your favorite bag?