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Iconic Style: Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin – if you haven’t heard the name then I’m judging you ( just a teensie bit 😛 ). The English singer, actress and fashionista has made her rounds in the spotlight in the 70s and even inspired the Hermes Birkin Bag (see, you must have heard of her one way or another, she’s legendary!)

Starting her stardom was the controversial song written by Serge Gainsbourgh, originally for Brigette Bardot, “Je t’aime moi non plus”. Her fame came quickly and she instantly became known for her relentless, effortless and unique style. Unique being the key point – she was well-known for carrying a straw basket as a purse – a strange yet super chic accessory trend that only she could have started. One day, while boarding a plane, she spilt the contents of her ‘purse’ across the floor right infront of the feet of our very own Hermes, where she went on to explain that she just couldn’t find the right bag that actually closed at the top. there you have it. That’s when Hermes granted her wishes and made the inonic Birkin Bag in honor of her, and of course, gave her a few along the way. She keeps just one for herself, until it’s time for a new, and donates the others for charity.

 

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An older Jane, with the Hermes Birkin Bag

 

Jane Birkin still continues to inspire style today, as the straw picnic-esque purse was actually quite the fad this summer.

Here are some highlights of her most casual, yet chic moments. Sometime’s it’s not the clothes you wear, it’s how you wear them.

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Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

Here are the main fall fashion trends that were seen in this years Pre-Fall fashion shows: 

1. Fur

Fur has always been a great piece for fall & winter, but this year it’s coming in full swing. There wasn’t a designer who didn’t show off their expertise work with an enormous piece of fur. From shearling, to intricate patchwork and colors, here are some fall looks straight off the runway.

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Marni

Marni

Prada

Prada

Tom Ford

Tom Ford

Erdem

Erdem

2. Cobalt blue

This is the color of the season and is making a statement. Check out these runway looks –>

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto

Reed Karkoff

Reed Karkoff

3. Prints

Prints is very broad, I know. But this seasons prints are particularly focusing on dark florals and geometric prints.

Chanel

Chanel

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Valentino

Valentino

Hermes

Hermes

Prada

Prada

Chanel

Chanel

4. Leopard

This was a previous trend, but has been looked at in a new, more drastic way. Here are some looks from the runway.

Balmain

Balmain

Celine

Celine

Gucci

Gucci

Tom Ford

Tom Ford

5. Silver/Metallic

Chanel

Chanel

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

6. 60s

I absolutely LOVE the 60s!! So glad this trend is coming back. High knee boots and everything, this style is to die for. 

Gucci

Gucci

Valentino

Valentino

Versace

Versace

7. Knit

Oversized knit pieces, head to toe, are the look! 

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

The Row

The Row

Sources: http://www.harpersbazaar.com , http://www.elle.com 

-A xo