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Portuguese Baskets are sexy, seriously.

July 11, 2013

jane birkin style dress basket

Apparently, this is very well know, but somehow I had never noticed the round basket Jane Birkin carries in a lot of pictures. It just belongs, part of the style and part of the photo.


Turns out it’s a Portuguese basket from Algarve – exactly like the one I have right behind me in my room (with some lavender drying in it, at the moment). Go figure. She used it a lot. It never got the commercial recognition of the Hermes “Birkin bag” but it’s more probably even more iconic.

ImagePortuguese baskets are sexy. Yes, we all knew they are ecological, traditional, useful, well designed and sturdy. Also gorgeous. But, people had obviously been missing the key ingredient in marketing these (very inexpensive!) accessories.

Sometimes I feel that Portugal is all about hidden glamor.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Arte e Luar permalink
    July 11, 2013 3:34 pm

    We are sexy people here in Portugal and full of hidden glamour!
    Or maybe it’s just the combo of Jane Birkin and a Portuguese Basket. 😉

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