Monday, June 27, 2011

Birkin... the gauche marker of status!

Gauche (adjective)
lacking social gracesensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude;tactless:  ( 

Whilst the Birkin may have originally been intended to represent some sort of status symbol, its widespread usage and awful public displays on the arms of many a "celebrity" have downgraded the worth and value of such an iconic brand. The likes of rather gauche and tactless celebrities are seen toting these iconic luxury brands as gym bags (visualize Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie) or as unrealistic symbols of a longing to be hailed as a fashionista (visualize Victoria Beckham).

The new definition of Birkin should read: "gauche" ...

Lady Gaga shot by Terry Richardson for Supreme. 

I may however say one thing, Marc Jacobs is very gutsy! The designer has often been spotted toting his very own Birkin bag! Dare I say that this could be a trend!

 Marc Jacobs toting his tan Birkin bag 

And the Birkin in black (the two staple colours are black and tan!)