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Jane Birkin's Name Will Remain On Hermès Bag, Says She's “Satisfied” With Croc Farm Measures


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Jane Birkin no longer wants her name removed from the Hermès bags named after her. Birkin is now reportedly satisfied with the conditions the reptiles, whose skins are used for Hermès products including the Birkin bag, are reared in.

Jane Birkin Jane Birkin photographed in London in 2009.

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Jane Birkin Asks Hermes To Remove Name From Iconic Bag After Peta Investigation


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Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked fashion house Hermès to remove her name from the iconic bag she inspired, after an investigation by Peta alleged that crocodiles were harmed during the making of the accessory.

Jane BirkinJane Birkin wants her name removed from the famous Hermès bags.

“Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermès handbags carrying my name ... I have asked Hermès to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place,” Birkin said in a statement.

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Edie Sedgwick? Olivia Palermo? Who Should Top Our Five Style Icons List?


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There’s a certain stage you reach in your fashion career when you are no longer simply just ‘well-dressed’. This lot have all transitioned from your regular fashionistas to bona fide style icons, each with a dedicated following of devoted fashion fans.  Here's a list of our top five fashion icons.

jane birkin style icon At 67 years old Jane Birkin is still a fashionista

How many people can say that they have the most coveted Hermes bag in the world named after them? Jane Birkin became a symbol of the Swinging Sixties and after accidentally spilling the contents of her straw bag next to Hermes CEO Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight from Paris to London, she also became his muse for a new design. The Birkin bag is now brandished by the most famous and most wealthy, although Birkin herself no longer uses her since developing tendonitis. With a wardrobe full of mini dresses and Mary Janes, Jane Birkin was the original boho babe, paving the way for Rachel Zoe and her hoard of hippies.

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Twice Born Trailer


When Gemma was a young student from Italy, all she wanted was excitement and adventure in her life. She travels to the Bosnian city of Sarajevo where she meets a handsome American stranger called Diego with whom she begins a wildly passionate love affair. Diego is desperate to have children, while Gemma finds herself wishing for a child just like him, but their relationship is tested by a prolonged fertility struggle. When she finally manages to conceive, they face mortal danger when the Balkan war arrives in the city. Gemma and her newly born son Pietro are forced to retreat back to Italy, while Diego remains in Bosnia and subsequently loses his life. Now a teenager, Pietro must learn about what happened with his father as the mother and son return to that fateful city. However, they soon find themselves uncovering some disturbing secrets.

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Jane Birkin Tuesday 27th October 2009 The Times BFI London Film Festival: Around a Small Mountain - screening held at the Vue West End. London, England

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The Beaches Of Agnes [Les Plages D'Agnes] Review


Excellent
Varda brings a playful attitude to this whimsical stroll through her life, telling stories and showing photos and clips that chronicle both her career and her personal life. It meanders a bit, but it's also thoroughly engaging.

As she celebrates her 80th birthday, the iconic French filmmaker compiles an impressionistic collage of photographs, home movies, new scenes and clips from the classic films she had a hand in. She recounts her career alongside Godard and the Nouvelle Vague, and links her memories together with beaches from near her birthplace in Belgium to Los Angeles by way of Cuba and Cannes. She also installs a beach on a Paris street, occupied by female members of her staff.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin and Martin Scorsese - Wednesday 2nd May 2007 at Tribeca Film Festival New York City, USA

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin and Martin Scorsese
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - Thursday 6th September 2007 at Venice Film Festival Gainsbourg - who was photographed at the Venice Film Festival just earlier this week

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - Tuesday 4th September 2007 at Venice Film Festival Venice, Italy

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

The Last September Review


Weak
I really wanted to like The Last September. Sunday afternoon, really in the mood for a period piece, I sat down with the promising flick... and got a tired old romantic triangle flick set in 1920s Ireland that plodded along with little regard for the audience. The setting here is elusive: The title refers obliquely to Ireland's last September before its revolution, but the backdrop of war barely registers above the genteel performances and sleepy script.

La Belle Noiseuse Review


Very Good
Fine art's a funny thing that I barely pretend to understand. In this molasses-slow four-hour drama, Jacques Rivette proves that he's got an understanding of fine art, but a minimal one of the art of movies. Four hours of sketching, painting, and posing a naked Emmanuelle Béart has a certain summer-in-the-south-of-France charm to it, but that can't drag us through 240 full minutes. The story is threadbare: Old artist, young visitor, his girlfriend becomes the old artist's model -- and together they figure out that neither of them is really in charge of the artistic process. Lots of self-discovery and philosophizing along the way. Very French, and actually much more capable of being enjoyed at a setting of x2 speed on your DVD player.

Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were A Woman) Review


Very Good
So what if Don Juan were a woman? I'm not sure if she would behave something like Brigitte Bardot's 1973 rendition of the famed lover, but it's considerably fun to watch her strut her stuff.

In Roger Vadim's interpretation of the Latin lover, Jeanne (Bardot) eats men for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She takes a married politician and immediately ruins him by having him photographed at one of her orgies. She uses a hapless folk singer for sex and then leaves, prompting him to slice his wrists and bleed to death while strumming his guitar. She even extends her wiles to corrupting women, luring the innocent wife of a grotesquely self-absorbed businessman into the sack, then turning the tables on both members of the couple.

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