Icon: Jane Birkin

In 1981, Hermés chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London.  She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the floor, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents.  Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked.  In 1984, he created the Birkin bag for her, based on an 1892 design, reflecting Birkin’s everlasting style. We found this beautiful mint Birkin for sale and had to share it with you, and have paired it with all the timeless separates (check out that Bouchra Jarrar trench) needed to emulate Birkin’s perfect style.

Hermes Vintage Courchevel 35 Birkin bag $24,155 at Matches 

J Brand 1214 Aidan Boyfriend Jeans $360 at Mytheresa

Hermés Vintage Leather Wrap Cuff $996 at Matches

Bouchra Jarrar Multidimensional Self Belted Black Jacket $2,310 at Modewalk

Azzedine Alaïa Circle Cut Out Sandals $938 at Matches

Anthony Peto White Panama Straw Hat $220 at Modewalk

Stella McCartney Bedford Crepe Flared Pants $1,080 at Net-a-Porter

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Amanda Jakubik

Year Born: 1987
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 5
Last cool project you worked on: Taste tasting
Coolest person you know personally: Moe Money
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Breslin
Top 3 Places: Rome, Lake Washington, My apartment
Best hotel/place you visited last year: Definitely South Beach with the homies
Next destination: Jamaica
Generation favorite: Coachella