just wanted to share an interesting discovery (to me at least). I've always thought that the color of the sealant used to seal/coat the leather edges (eg. top and handles etc) was standardised based on the color of the leather. For instance, pure white bags would have white sealants, Gold, blue jeans etc would have the dark brown sealants etc. My best friend just came back from Europe with her mom and unbeknownst to her DH she managed to get a rose dragee birkin (she was put on a purse ban by her DH). She was doing a quick reveal to me and as she hurriedly packed it away (as her DH was coming back), something caught my eyes. The color of the leather edge sealant on her RD birkin is a dark grey almost black! I have a RD kelly and the leather edges are a pale lilac greyish tone. Mika's blog shows a RD birkin with edges of similar pale lilac grey tone. I have to say I actually like the contrast of the dark grey-black leather edge against the Rose Dragee color. It adds a touch of rocker chic to an otherwise girlish color. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take picture of the whole bag as she was in a hurry to pack the bag away from her DH!!!!! Here's a quick shot (using my HP) of the top of the bag showing the dark grey leather edges Here's mika's RD birkin showing the pale edges Here's my RD kelly showing the conventional pale edges Would it be fun to be able to choose the color of the sealants in addition to the color of the leathers? For instance, an white birkin with black sealants?