G for Grace... H for Hermés...

The Hermes Kelly Bag, though originally released in 1935, gained unprecedented popularity in the 1950's. Grace Kelly used the bag to hide her pregnant belly from the paparazzi and the bag become so associated with the actress that Hermes renamed it in her honour. (images and history via HERE)






and of course PINK for Beverly and her PINK Saturday...

Bon weekend to ALL... be sure to visit other A to Z April Challenge participants and Reading is Fashionable for MORE FUN in Paris and beyond... and don't forget the GIVEAWAY!

20 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Grace is my most favorite princess...she had such a style and was beautiful! The bag is smashing chic!


~ Gabriela ~

French Basketeer.com said...

Grace was such a class act; one of these years I'd like to own a Kelly Bag!

Angela Felsted said...

Love the pink purse!

Casa Bella said...

Oh, Grace...and oh, that pink purse!!!!

Monica said...

Grace was so beautiful and classy...never new the history of the purse, very interesting. Found you from the A-Z Challenge, so far it’s been a lot of fun, I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!
Monica
http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

She always look so classy...
I love her ♥
and the bag is timeless ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh FIFI, you are so chic and wonderful! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME! And I also am flattered that you had asked me to contribute to READING IS FASHIONABLE....I can barely eek out my weekly blog post with my DEMANDING job, but I will think about it for summer! I LOVE YOUR WORLD! Have fun, Anita

quintessence said...

A classic iconic woman AND bag. I love the Kelly and actually prefer it to the more ubiquitous (and very heavy) Birkin. There is nothing chicer than seeing a larger sized well loved Kelly that has a wonderful patina

classic • casual • home said...

I have always wanted one of those Hermes bags. What do they cost now ?? About $20,000???

classic • casual • home said...

PS Going to Paris today!! So excited.

Splenderosa said...

OMG, that PINK Kelly is simply TDF!
Love you!

pinkim said...

Love the bag and love the post...Happy Pink Saturday! Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink

Marydon said...

GK was pure elegance & beauty with a touch of Grace.
Happy PS April ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday FiFi Sweetie...
Such a beautiful woman. I had no idea the history behind her bag, just loved the classic look of it. (And the size.)

Just beautiful FiFi. Beautiful. I am hopping over to see your Reading Is Fashionable Book Giveaway. What fun. Thank you for this treasure. You are SO giving of yourself sweet one.

Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

jamie-lee said...

so wish I could afford an Hermes Kelly, they're so gorgeous!

MiamiOlivia said...

I adore those Hermes bags and I took a photo of every Hermes shop I could find on the South of France. I thought I was the only one. Sadly could not afford the Hermes so bought a lovely similar bag from DKNY in Cherry Red and am quite content! xo

Manzanita said...

What a fun post. Grace and her purse were the fashion symbols of the day. She was a gracious person. She had the tiniest little waist.
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Grace was a classy, beautiful lady, and the pink bag is so pretty.

Suzanne said...

Ahh, those were the days. When a married woman felt the need to hide her pregnant belly. And when a celebrity actually used the same bag again and again.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Fifi.

I love this post - and of course I adore the pink Hermes.

One of my best friends collects Hermes bags, and she has so many. Each one is like a little work of art.

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