Bombshells: Jane Birkin and Her Basket Bag

I recently shared photos of Jane Birkin and her basket bag in my IG Stories as inspiration. Then it dawned on me, why haven’t I shared it here? Jane Birkin is a total Bobbins & Bombshells bombshell (say that 5 times fast)!

Now, let’s add in the fact that she carried that same bag with her everywhere in the late 1960s and early 1970s just makes her even cooler. I mean, this was a time when a new outfit didn’t have to be worn every day. She had nothing to prove the paparazzi except her own true taste.

And don’t we love basket bags? Vintage woven straw, raffia, and seagrass bags? Yes, we do because unlike the Hermes Birkin Bag (which didn’t come about until the 1980s), we can afford them. And they make every outfit look adorable!

Here she is literally carrying it everywhere from the seaside, at the airport, and nights out on the town. Plus she didn’t limit herself to summer time. Enjoy!


Which look is your favorite? Would you or do you carry a basket bag? Let me know in the comments below.


Bobbins: Label Love- R & K Original

I’ve sold quite a few R&K Originals over the years and currently have a couple dresses in the shop. This dress company’s focus was fashionable and affordable. They started in the 1930s from two business men; Henry Kalman and David Rosenthal and hence were called the Rosenthal and Kalman Dress Corp. In the mid-1940s they shortened the name to R&K Original. In the early days, Pauline Fracchia was the designer behind the label. She brought a feminine elegance to the line which makes them such wonderful vintage collectibles for an affordable fashion brand. In the 1960’s Jonathan Logan purchased the company which aligned the brand with a more youthful look- think more mod-scooter dresses etc. Today the line is still in business and retails at JC Penney. Here is some eye candy and Fall inspiration from the Pauline Fracchia years:


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