18 May 2010

Jane's Basket Purse

I've gone on and on about my love for all things Jane Birkin on this blog before so it's no surprise that a few weeks ago when I read Anabela from Field Guided's post on Jane's basket purse I bookmarked it for future reference. This morning when I was trying to think of something interesting to blog about (that's the hardest part some days!), I remembered the post about the basket and thought y'all would like it too.

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You can catch a peek of the basket at the beginning of the video above. Jane was also snapped quite a few times about town carrying the basket as a purse. Turns out it's a traditional Portuguese fishing or octopus basket. The Feitoria shop has one available here. I think it makes a very nice summer purse or picnic basket.

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11 comments:

Initials.CC said...

Superbe clichés!

CELINE&CHARLOTTE

SophieSweetVintage said...

Love Jane Birkin! And the basket is so sweet :)

LincolnTaft said...

Basket purses are a huge tradition in Nantucket. Women flock the streets with baskets and lily pulitzer dresses. Each is decorated with whale ivory (the modern ones are fake ivory)

check out lightship baskets

www.nantucketbaskets.com

Meghan V. said...

Love her and I see George Harrison, teehee.

AlicePleasance said...

That's definitely something I could immediately adopt! This summer I should replace my beloved canvas bags I use for groceries (all from festivals of cinema I went to) with a straw basket!!

anabela / fieldguided said...

So glad you liked that post! xo

knitlit kate said...

now THAT is what i call a birkin bag. no second mortgage and no waitlist!

Common Threads said...

yes, much more affordable than a birkin! i love the photo of her and baby :)
Mandi

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Every time you posy about Jane Birkin, I know I say something along the lines of how much I think you resemble her, but seriously -- you really resemble her!

magiscopio. said...

here in my country you can buy, baskets of "mimbre" in many size :)

Mel said...

C'était la belle époque !