If you are of the right age group you remember Ashley Olsen as one half of the adorable team of twin sisters that played Michelle Tanner on Full House. She would run around doing any number of cute things for her family on the show, but my has she grown up and turned into a bit of a fashion icon to watch. Ashley loves a good bag and she seems to have a fondness for Birkin and who could blame her Birkin is one of the most sought after bags in fashion.
If there’s anyone who can find something gorgeous yet simple to wear when it’s over 90 degrees and insanely humid in New York, it’s Miranda Kerr. She’s on the fast track to becoming one of the most successful models on the planet, right after Gisele Bundchen, who makes over $128,000 a DAY. Being born with good genes is called winning the genetic lottery maybe because it IS like winning the lottery. That’s how these fancy ladies afford expensive bags like this Hermes Birkin, which STARTS at $10,000 and requires months of being on a waiting list before you can fork out the cash. Talk about being blessed (fashion-wise, at least!)
These paparazzi photos of Kim Kardashian at the airport give you a mild idea of what life is like for her on a daily basis. 90’s pop star from 98 Degrees told GQ Magazine lately that Kim got her first taste of fame by using him. After he asked her out on a date to the movies, he noticed a horde of paparazzi showed up by the time they were leaving. Although he didn’t say it flat out, he implied that no one was there when they showed up, but that Kim must have tipped them off while they were inside because they were waiting for photos when the couple got ready to leave. After that, all the gossip mags wanted to know who Kim was. Imagine how any girl seen talking to Justin Bieber gets all kinds of press coverage for a few days. Kim harnessed that publicity and made it grow into a gigantic TV, beauty product, clothing line – everything you can sell – industry. Is she a genius or did it all fall into her lap? You decide.
Remember how the summer before last, all Kim Kardashian carried was Chanel and Celine on her arm? It looks like she’s back to her beloved Hermes. This range of bags is called the Birkin. The Birkin is infamous and needs no introduction. Women who can afford them start out by getting the most recognizable and usable versions of the bag – the black and orange leather Birkins. But when you’re a woman like Kim Kardashian, the basic stuff is really not what people expect to see you in.
The latest Birkins Kim’s been seen with are the huge black Birkin Kanye gave to her as a present, you know, the one with the handpainted Picasso-like painted ladies. This one is definitely more low-key, even though it most likely also cost a fortune. It’s a relatively small sized snake leather Birkin. The exotic animal print Birkins are always higher priced than the basic leather Birkins, so just because it’s small doesn’t make this Hermes bag modest!
Remember the studded Alexander Wang bag? If you haven’t got one yet because you thought it would fade away like fad, it’s not too late. That’s what so great about It bags. The top five bags that have had a huge celebrity following aren’t going to fall out of favor any time soon. Bags like the Birkin, Chanel flap bag, Celine Luggage, Proenza Schouler Satchel and Alexander Wang bag are all carefully designed to have both glamorous looks and high utility. That means they can be used anytime, anywhere, with any kind of outfit and the high quality design keeps them from looking used or falling apart. This studded satchel in particular is owned by almost every celeb on the planet. Here, Nicky carries the gray one but the black is infinitely popular as well.
If you’ve been wondering why there have been so few posts about Kim lately, it’s because she’s been in hiding for months now. When the reality star gained a lot of weight because of her pregnancy, she disappeared and hasn’t been seen since. About a month ago, she gave birth but chose to stay out of the spotlight. Word is, she didn’t want to be seen until she got down to 115 pounds. After a year of being hounded by gossip rags for being overweight, it sounds like the perfect revenge. After all, the Kim is known for being beautiful and having a stunning body – that’s why she became famous in the first place.
Unfortunately for her Vogue “Baby and Me” cover plans, paparazzi caught her and boyfriend Kanye on a trip to the hospital. Kim was carrying a huge Birkin as a diaper bag. Known for using extremely expensive Hermes totes as beach bags and gym totes, this isn’t out of the ordinary for Kim. It just makes us mere mortals gasp at the excess of it all. Here’s Kim with an oversize Hermes in the past:
These past two years, we’ve seen a very noticeable change in which Kardashians get the most publicity. It appears that less and less people care about Kourtney and Scott’s relationship problems or Khloe and Lamar’s marriage. However, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, baby stepsisters to the Kardashians are the latest it girls. We were expecting it to take a few more years before they eclipsed their elder sisters but these two began to rise to the top as young as 12 and 13.
We also know that the entire Kardashian Klan is absolutely OBSESSED with handbags and sharing them. With this many women in the family, they’re constantly swapping, borrowing or gifting each other handbags. Formerly Hermes obsessed, the whole Klan has jumped ship to Celine. Recently spotted with this red Celine tote in L.A., Kylie also tweeted the TWO Celine totes she got as gifts from her elder sisters for Christmas. These girls are only happy when they have every It bag in every color.
Khloe Kardashian isn’t quite the trendsetter most days. She usually follows the lead of Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner and that of her sisters. Everyone knows that Kim and mom Kris are absolutely OBSESSED with the elite Birkin bag by Hermes, so naturally, here Khloe is carrying one.
She knows how to carry the bag well, that’s for sure. Khloe keeps her shoes stylish but neutral and her outfit pieces mostly black. That way, the bag gets the attention it deserves and draws eyes towards itself – even though it doesn’t need the extra help.
No girl who knows a thing about fashion is clueless when it comes to the Birkin. This It Bag remains cool even as seasons come and go. Other It bags come into style for a few months or up to a year. The Birkin has been around for decades and although its popularity ebbs and flows, it will always remain on top of every fashionable lady’s list of must haves. Victoria Beckham, who can boast a collection of a 100 Birkins has been seen toting this red hot Birkin as well.
Nicole Richie and Khloe Kardashian were spotted leaving Tracey Anderson gym with almost matching Hermès Birkin bag’s or are they gymbags?
The Hermès Birkin is considered the ultimate status bag with a retail price range from $8,000.00 to $50,000.00.Some people, especially celebrities are willing to pay as much as it takes sometimes even more than retail for hard to find or limited edition Hermès Birkin bags.
Further, some are willing to go on multi-year waiting lists, just for the privilege of knowing that when the wait ends, they will be carrying their wallets, cell phones and even baby supplies, tucked inside the elegant and finely contoured leather shape of fashion’s biggest status symbol positioned prettily over one arm.
It has become clear that Kim has her sights on rivaling Victoria Beckham’s enormous Birkin collection, and with her latest dove gray addition to the family, she’s one bag closer. Of all the Birkins we’ve seen from Kim in the past (and they are numerous, believe me), this color is easily my favorite. Ultra light gray is an underutilized color, and the shade lends itself well to the precise lines of a Hermes bag. Kim is also wearing 7 for All Mankind Roxanne jeans and Christian Louboutin Jessica Knee-High Boots.