Blue Jasmine, the movie to watch. The Birkin, the bag to buy.

 

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It was like an awakening after a long lapse of self induced “coma” from the reality of life. How did I miss this movie back in 2013/14. Cate Blanchett ( pronounced ‘blan-shet” not Blanket ?) was superb in it and won the coveted Oscar for Best Performing Actress, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA, ahead of Dame Judi Dench and Meryl Streep.  Cate paid tribute to Judi who then at the age of 79 was still active and filming in India and still active today at 83!

In Blue Jasmine, Cate played a formerly rich glamorous NYC socialite who had to move in with her working class sister when she lost everything. A very Woody Allen movie that will make you realise – even for a very short moment, the importance of the people that you have around you, and appreciate that you are important to them too.

imageWhat I should also not fail to mention is that the headlines for the movie read…  Hermès Bag From ‘Blue Jasmine’ Cost More Than The Film’s Entire Costume Budget

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Cate said that the Hermes bag she carried was more than the $35,000 allotted to the Costume Designer Suzy Benzinger, therefore it was actually borrowed from Suzy’s personal collection for the movie!  I doubt Suzy was aware at the time that her bag was going to be thrown on the sidewalk again and again and again… oooops.

“ and there I was, throwing it on the sidewalk again and again. I felt her blood pressure go up every time it hit the pavement. The waiting list for those bags is decades. You’re in wheelchairs before they arrive,” Blanchett says.

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So in 2018, the focus and trend is going towards the Birkin. The Kelly 20 sales have slowed down somewhat, and as the stores focused on the smaller bags, size 35, is beginning to be harder and harder to find. The premium is still far less than the size 30’s but its slowly catching up. Towards the end of last year, demands were for the earthen colours like gold, camel greys and toupes.  For a list of what we have, please visit us at LadyHermezz.Net  we will be revising the prices DOWNWARDS of the bags at this weekend, so do email me if there is a bag that you are particularly interested in.

 

PS: On a private note,  thank you for the support and encouragement, not least the patience, for the time I have been away. I would not be here today if it were not for each and every one of you.