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.


Bombshells: Femme Fatales of Film Noir

My love of Film Noir has never waned over the years. The mystery, the dark play with light, the heroes and the anti-heroines. The femme fatales…. they will always be style icons and more. Here are some of my favorites (in no particular order):


Joan Bennett as Kitty March in Scarlet Street (1945).


Barbara Stanwyck as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944) with the handsome Fred McMurray.


Lauren Bacall as Marie “Slim” Browning in To Have and Have Not (1944) with Humphrey Bogart.


Rita Hayworth as Gilda in Gilda (1946).


Mary Astor as Brigid O’Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart.


Lana Turner as Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) with John Garfield.


Rita Hayworth (again!) as Elsa Bannister in The Lady From Shanghai (1948).

Who is your favorite femme fatale? Let me know in the comments or join in for Film Noir Week (today through Halloween) on my IG and FB accounts! See you there… xx, Karen

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