i finally saw a birkin in real life...

sara

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Mar 23, 2006
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and i was not impressed at all.

i thought i would fall head over heels when i saw one in person. i thought my life would be complete (ok, not really) but honestly... i thought i would say, "I have to have one!!!" but i was just left it, "eh."

maybe it was the stark contrast stitching? or because it was the smaller 25cm bag? i don't know.

i'm starting to think.. you know, maybe it's not for me. she kind of looked like she was trying too hard to carry an expensive bag and the combination of sweats, uncombed hair, ungroomed nails just wasn't working.

someone please help me see the light? :blink:
 

IntlSet

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Jan 29, 2006
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It's a very understated look and I think 90% of people who do see a Birkin wouldn't know exactly what it is they're looking at.

That's part of their appeal for me, that it's kind of a neutral aesthetic in terms of the shape itself.

But I agree, I don't think contrast stitching would look too great.
 

sara

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Mar 23, 2006
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femina said:
What has the birkin got to do with that person carrying it?

i believe the way how people carry themselves feed into how the things they own are represented. like i said, it was the first time i've ever seen the bag in person and it just left a sour taste in my mouth. if i had seen the birkin in hermes, behind glass doors with soft lights shining on it, music playing in the background, etc, i would've approached the bag differently. remember in episode of sex and the city where carrie goes to buy fake fendi with samantha in "the valley" and the bags just didn't look amazing anymore, even though it looked exactly the same as the authentic ones? it's like the same thing i think. her lack of personal uptake took away the experience of judging how bags are normally presented to me, in optimal conditions.
 

femina

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Mar 19, 2006
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That's a lesson to everyone of us. No matter how busy you are, at least do make sure you have groomed nails and well-combed hair. Oh..make sure you wipe your sweats and the shine on your face also.

So, Sara, have you gone to hermes to see the birkin?
 

birkinbaby

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Mar 10, 2006
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femina said:
That's a lesson to everyone of us. No matter how busy you are, at least do make sure you have groomed nails and well-combed hair. Oh..make sure you wipe your sweats and the shine on your face also.

So, Sara, have you gone to hermes to see the birkin?

Hey, define "groomed nails". MY nails are clean, I just hate nail polish. I have good nails, nice and shiny. Is this groomed?

And what do you mean by wipe your sweats?
 
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