Get Birkin Bangs To Complement Your Birkin Bag!

No doubt you’re all familiar with the work of the one and only Jane Birkin, the 60s and 70s style icon who was so intriguing and alluring that luxury French brand Hermes named a tote bag after her.

The bag itself has gone on to become just as iconic as its namesake, of course, and it’s incredibly difficult to get your hands on an original, with demand incredibly high for these key fashion statements.

But if you are lucky enough to have one in pride of place in your wardrobe at home, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that one of the latest trends for wearing your hair over the next few seasons or so is a set of beautiful Birkin bangs!

As Glamour Magazine explains, Jane was just as famous for her fringe as she was for anything else and her locks fast became the ‘it look’ for her generation… so it’s great to see that it’s bag in fashion once again.

It’s particularly good news for anyone who likes to look their best but in an effortless way, polished and pretty but not too perfect - just right for the warmer months. Here’s a hot tip from the magazine… invest in some good-quality dry shampoo so you can refresh your fringe throughout the day and stop it from getting a little on the greasy side.

And if you’re looking to recreate the Birkin style at home, as well as while you’re out and about, make sure that you take a look at our pieces of contemporary resin art. We have some stunning handbag pieces that can be fully customised - so you can really make them your own and create a real talking point for guests when they pop by.


Queen’s Handbag Maker Goes Retro For Jubilee

When someone has sat on the throne for 70 years, it’s fair to say they have seen a lot down the years. But while the Queen has experienced many things, met thousands of people and visited innumerable places, she is rarely seen without a handbag.

These are, of course, no ordinary handbags. But while the monarch has gone through any number of outfits and sported many styles as clothes fashions have changed, it seems the order of the day for handbags is the style of yesteryear.

That is certainly the verdict of Launder, the designer producer of bespoke handbags and one of the most renowned makers. The firm has announced a new jubilee collection, which includes the Platinum Edition Jubilee bag, based on the model the Queen used in 1972.

Also in the range is a framed archive bag, a style that was popular in the 1970s and 80s, which Launer described as “a constant feature in the wardrobe of Her Majesty The Queen during this period.”  Other styles featured in the range include the Lisa, Turandot, Traviata and Royale.

It will certainly take a fine bit of handbag art to emulate the style of these treasured royal items. However, it is also true that while they are luxury products at the top of the range, they are also in styles that have been hugely popular; it’s not as if her majesty would walk around with a handbag looking completely unlike millions of other women.

At the same time, other luxury handbag makers are not sitting back and allowing the Queen’s favourite brand to have it all is own way. Gucci, for instance, has just launched its own retro product, a reimagining of the 1991 Diana Handbag.

All this suggests that for those interested in handbag art, this year may be one in which retro looks could be particularly popular - and not just because people want to look back over the Queen’s 70-year reign.