Forget Michael Kors, DKNY,Moschino and the insignificant hand bags you flaunt every day. No one gets rich and fashion famous- without accumulating a sack of Hermes, and doing some DIY on the famous handbags. In 2010 Gaga had a Japanese message to her fans written in Sharpie on the visage of her white Hermes Birkin That is what you do when you have too much money. If the bags don’t wear and tear like the one you carry every day, grab some ink and scribble double Dutch on it. That would be the official baptism in to the rich and famous club.
No popular A-List trend goes pass Kim Kardashian the reality TV star is another serial offender in the Hermès ‘customisation’ culture – and she doesn’t just stick to the Birkin, the Kelly (named after Grace Kelly) gets it too. In October 2014 for her 34th birthday, Kim received a canvas and leather Kelly tote that had been painted on by one-year-old daughter North West.
The irony here is Jane Birkin, the lady that the bag was designed in honour of after an inflight scene on a London bound Air France with the then creator Jean-Louis Dumas; the then-chief executive of Hermès was the first person to deface the bag the iconic bag
If you are feeling a little adventurous and bored with your money then think here’s a little task for you. Grab yourself one of the bags from anything over £5,600 with some ink from B&Q and show us your DIY skills.