Monday, 5 September 2011
From One Jane to Another
Well, that's how it goes I guess, you just leave one Jane behind - Austen in my case - and another one comes along!
Started a new job with Hobbs today and have been busy being inspired by Jane Birkin.
The actress & singer who now lives in France - even more reason to be inspired - is best known for being the muse of Serge Gainsbourg. In the fashion world of course, she is most famous for inspiring a classic handbag. In 1981, the chief executive of Hermes (Mrs Pink's dream job!) was seated next to Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the ground, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents. Birkin explained to the exec that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her: the Birkin bag!
However it is the fabulous check Albury shift dress in the new Autumn / Winter 'Jane' collection at Hobbs which has been the cause of today's daydreams . . .