now that's a philosophy i can get behind.....
i was reading the 'art of style' section of porter magazine and loved the story on jane birkin 'the woman behind the season' and felt a kinship.
yes, everyone who loves fashion most likely has been inspired by this iconic french woman. i always found it interesting that the 'birkin bag' was so structured and classic while the woman it was named after was irreverent and not classic. however, i guess her style has become classic to hip girls everywhere.
denim, tees, cool shoes, mini's and great accessories.
but, what i loved & connected to most was what she said...
'there's no fun in a bag if it's not kicked around...'
i have always felt that way about 'things'. no matter how much i love something, covet it, or save to own it....once i have it...it's mine. and, it is no longer precious. i want to live in the things i buy...i want them to go along with me on my journey. i don't care if they get scratched, scarred or beat up...it's part of the journey.
i remember when i first went overseas my mom bought me a leather backpack. i was obsessed and wanted one so badly. after about 2 hours of sitting at LAX my friend spilled her coke all over my new bag. there was that split second of 'OMG' but then i thought this is the first of many stories this backpack will tell... i couldn't wait for it to be 50 years old. it's almost 29 now....
i love this straw basket purse that she continually used. can you imagine where this basket traveled?
i loved that most think of a straw basket as a summer bag.... not jane...
it was season-less and i love that!
straw with fur and a bakery box....well how does one pull that off? confidence and loving the piece so much you can't NOT wear it. love that even more.
wear your 'things' and let them live & travel with you....we all have many stories to tell