October 6th, 2017
Smythson Travel

‘Traveling with Jane Birkin’

When one of my favorite bloggers, Navaz Batliwalla of Disneyrollergirl, posted this Smythson travel story on Jane Birkin, I asked if I could be a copycat and share it with my readers, too.

Annemarieke van Drimmelen’s photographs of the 70-year-old English actress, musician, and style icon are beautiful and the lengthy interview is well worth a read—it’s also fun to see Ms. Birkin at home in Paris with her bulldog Dolly and peek inside her beauty kit.

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

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  • Disneyrollergirl is one of my favourite bloggers too. The Jane Birkin interview is charming, a reminder that genuine and non pretentious is always chic.

    ClaireOctober 6th, 2017  8:48 AM

     
  • Cool story–would love to hear about your other favorite bloggers. I need to refresh my list.

    NancyOctober 6th, 2017  9:17 AM

     
  • DisneyRollerGirl’s blog is so wonderful – she has such a specific point of view – and I love the photography in this Smythson story. Dying to know which hotel Birkin is staying at here!

    C.MicholOctober 6th, 2017  11:01 AM

     
  • Smythson is doing such nice features at the mo. Thanks C.Michol and Claire for the nice comments! I want to know which hotel that is too. I’m going to ask…!

    disneyrollergirlOctober 6th, 2017  12:28 PM

     
  • Love DRG – and I’d seen this on her blog too. Jane Birkin has always been a fascinating woman. Sorry she suffered such a huge loss.

    KathyOctober 6th, 2017  8:38 PM

     
  • I love this story and I love Jane Birkin. Not so much for the young Jane with Serge but for her activism and her music which I admire. She’s always very real and she’s such a national treasure. I am also a longtime customer of Smythson. Once you buy your first notebook or diary or wallet from them, you’re hooked. It really is second to none. Also it seems like the brand is reaching new audiences and that’s exciting. They’ve also teamed up with Grace Coddington and Michaels Roberts which is fabulous. Thank you DRG and keepitchic for always bringing us such interesting things to discover and discuss.

    RTGOctober 7th, 2017  7:00 AM

     

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