Showing posts with label Jane Birkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jane Birkin. Show all posts

8/14/13

The Hermes Family | Shop Now at The Vintage Contessa


Named after the actress, singer and style icon - Jane Birkin.  This is the most coveted bag due to its exclusivity.  Worn mostly by top celebrities, the Birkin can range from 7,000 to over $150,000.  At The Vintage Contessa, we keep many Birkins in stock - to see our current selection visit our website.





Originally called Sac à dépêches, it was later named after Grace Kelly.  The Kelly is a little more formal than the Birkin and worn by just as many celebrities.  View our current selection of Kelly Bags on our website. 







The Hermes Constance was designed back in 1959 and named after the designers daughter.  It has recently made a comeback due to its versatility.  The Constance can be worn long or short and was most notably a favorite of Jackie O.  These days you can see it on the arms of young hollywood starlets. View our current selection on our website.







Designed in 1978 and name after the Head of the Hermes Riding Department, The Evelyne was meant to carry equestrian accessories.  These days it is worn by celebrities as a chic carry-all.  The crossbody style makes it more casual, while the leather keeps it luxurious.  View our collection of Hermes Evelynes on our website.



10/16/12

Chasing Hermès Around St. Germaine


Did you know that Hermès was the first brand to introduce zippers on ladies handbags? Let's all take a minute to thank Hermès for developing a way to keep our valuables secure and safe within our fashionable accessories.

Now that we have established one of the many cool fun facts that surround this luxury brand, let's delve in to the important stuff, a.k.a the handbags themselves.
The famous Birkin bag debuted in 1984 on the arm of Actress Jane Birkin. It became all the rage then and now! This handbag holds the record for the longest waiting list of any luxury accessory. Talk about crazy!


For a handbag with that long of a waiting list I was surprised that I saw so many on my trip to Paris Fashion Week. Take a look at some of the varieties I saw. 





Of course, Hermès doesn't just make luxury handbags. They've perfected the art of luxury accessories, also. 



5/8/12

11/28/11

Fall is for FUR

The Vintage Contessa shares her favorite Fall trend...
Falls Fabulous Favorite is Fur

One of the fabulous flavors this Fall is FUR. Many utterly glamorous style icons have sported their favorite version of the time tested favorite.

Jackie O


Sophia Loren


Marilyn Monroe


Bridget Bardot


Carrie Bradshaw


Jane Birkin



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