I recently shared my entire story about buying and owning my first Hermes Birkin.  If you missed it, you can catch it HERE & HERE.  As you’ll know buying one wasn’t an easy process.  If I’m totally honest I’m in no rush to do it again and neither is my bank account!

So, it is with great surprise to me to be writing about another Birkin bag which has recently come into my life.  I turned 30 last month (you can read all about it HERE) and I was thoroughly spoilt to given one for my birthday.  My mum, knowing how much I adore luxury fashion, kept this bag stashed away till the big day.



It couldn’t be more perfect!  I mentioned in my previous Birkin reveal post, I originally wanted one in either grey, black or taupe but at the time of purchase none of those colour options were available to me.

You can only imagine how delighted I am to have a classic black one in 30cm with brushed pallidum hardware.



It goes without saying I adore this bag but it’s not one I will be using endlessly.  Firstly, it’s very sentimental.  As a gift from my lovely mummy, the last thing I want to do is wear it death and ruin it.  Instead, I’ll treasure it and keep it safely on my closet shelf where I can look but not touch!



Secondly, it is in Swift leather which is one of the most fragile leather options from Hermes.  It is absolutely stunning to look at.  The leather is silky smooth with the most beautiful luminosity.  It catches and reflects the light sensationally.  However, it’s very delicate and prone to scratching.

I’ve used this bag twice and I can already see wear on the corners and I just can’t bear the thought of it being damaged any further.



Thirdly, this bag is incredibly rare.  It has brushed pallidum hardware which can only be purchased from Hermes via special order.  I am absolutely besotted with the matte hardware.  I think it gives the bag a point of difference and stops it from being “just a black Birkin”.



With all that being said this might be the last time you see it on the blog but given the recent feedback about my bag reveals and reviews I knew I had to share this beauty with you at least once!


Outfit details: Coat – ZARA (very similar HEREHERE) | Top – Antonio Berardi (find HERE & similar HERE & HERE on SALE) | Jeans – J Brand (similar HERE & high street HERE) | Boots – Christian Louboutin (similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag – Hermes


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    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 1:59 am

      Thank you, it’s very speical xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 1:59 am

      I know! She’s so lovely xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 1:59 am

      Thank you, it really is! I’m in love with it xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:00 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:00 am

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes hun xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:00 am

      Thank you, I’m soooo obsessed with it! xx

  1. Heather Rowland February 24, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Woah this bag is absolutely gorgeous – it’s a shame it’s so delicate and prone to damage but it’s definitely worthwhile treasuring for those special moments!

    Heather xoxo

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:01 am

      You’re so right, I will be using it on very special occasions only which will make them EVEN more special!! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:02 am

      I really hope I will be able to pass it onto my daughter one day! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:02 am

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  2. Monika February 24, 2018 / 11:27 am

    I love this outfit! You look great! 🙂

    My blog CAKEMONIKA 🙂

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:02 am

      You’re so lovely, thank you xx

  3. Noor (Clothes&Dreams) February 24, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Oh wow lucky you! And wow tomhat it is such a rare bag too! Love the pictures you made with it! It would really be a pity to never wear it tho!

    Xo Noor

    • thatnewd March 9, 2018 / 12:20 am

      I know but I just don’t want to ruin it, it’s too special! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:02 am

      Thank you! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:27 am

      You’re so sweet, thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:27 am

      Thanks sweets xx

  4. Allie Mackin February 24, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Oh wow a Birkin I would love to own a Birkin one day. Love the simplicity of your styling. Funny last night I was out to dinner with a friend of mine and a young woman sat next to me, she was in black including a black fluffy coat, And her her bag was so cool, kind of looked like a Birkin but with a chain strap. So prettty.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:29 am

      Oooh that sounds like a gorgeous bag! So glad you love the bag doll xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:29 am

      Thank you so much doll xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:30 am

      Thanks hun! This coat has seen me through 3 winters already, such a great buy! xx

    • thatnewd March 4, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      That’s so lovely to hear! Thank you so much xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:30 am

      I know, I was so shocked! Haha xx

  5. Vika February 25, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    As usual very interesting) thanks a lot for sharing)

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:31 am

      Thanks Vika xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:32 am

      It’s surprisingly wearable, it goes with everything but unfortunately, it’s just so delicate! xx

  6. the adventurer February 25, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Wow two Birkins in one year =o) This bag also suits you so well, I remember reading your post about when you got your other one and loved how you waited for the right moment. This one will be special because it’s from your mom, what a beautiful gift =o)

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:32 am

      I never imagined I would have 1, let alone 2!! I don’t think there will anymore for a long time though! xx

  7. Mercy February 26, 2018 / 5:44 am

    What a lucky girl, so sweet of your mum. Such a beautiful and rare classic, I am excited for you. Hope to see your entire bag collection one day. Have a great start of the week babe!

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:33 am

      Haha, one day I do a bag collection post, probably as a video though, rather than a blogpost as it might be ridiculously long! xx

  8. Marisa Cavaleiro February 26, 2018 / 10:01 am

    This bag is a beautiful and beautiful icon!

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:33 am

      Thank you so much Marisa xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:33 am

      Thanks doll xx

  9. Didier February 26, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Happy birthday! I didn’t realize that we were born in the same year! I’m turning 30 this year as well.

    You’re so lucky! That’s one great present to be having for your birthday and now you have a gorgeous classic to add to the bag collection.


    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:34 am

      30 is the best age ever, I’ve been loving it so far! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:35 am

      Totally agree, I think the Birkin is as classic as it gets! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:35 am

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:35 am

      Isn’t it just!? I’m so in loveeeee xx

  10. Biki February 26, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Hey hon, it’s a gorgeous bag hon and even better coz it’s from your mama! Also really liking your top and your hair is on fleeeek! Have a good week ahead ( :

    • thatnewd March 1, 2018 / 2:36 am

      Thanks doll! I was thinking my hair needed a revamp so it’s great to hear you like it! xx

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 1:26 am

      Haha if only they were but you’re so right, my mum did a great job! xx

  11. Lorna February 27, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    OMG! How lucky are you?!?! That’s so nice of your mum to buy you a Birkin, and one you have always dreamed of. That truly is a special piece! Congratulations! I now understand your title about buses, I didn’t at first, but then realised it’s because you got one after ages and then another came along soon after, like a bus. I can understand you not wanting to use it anymore in case you damage it, but that makes me so sad. I was hoping to see her in many of your outfit posts to come as she’s stunning. Perhaps you might be able to bring her out for just a photo shoot in up coming looks? It would be devastating to keep such beauty from us 😉 Hope you’re well 🙂

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd March 4, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      Haha, I know if only they are really like buses! She might make it into a few shoots, I guess she’s too pretty just to sit in my closet xx

    • thatnewd March 5, 2018 / 12:04 am

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes hun xx

    • thatnewd March 5, 2018 / 12:09 am

      Thank you so much Katya xx

    • thatnewd March 5, 2018 / 12:37 am

      Thank you so much! xx

  12. Jessica March 2, 2018 / 3:27 am

    That’s a really gorgeous bag you got there dear. It’s so elegant, and loving it’s timeless style.

    Jessica |

    • thatnewd March 5, 2018 / 12:37 am

      Hopefully, I will be wearing it for years to come! xx

  13. Varuna March 5, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Nice and perfect looking outfit..

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thank youuu xx

  14. jani March 15, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I had never really liked the Birkin until this one. I guess I’d never seen it in black and it’s so smooth and classic that I think I might like it now! I don’t however see myself being able to splurge so much money for a handbag even if i absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing such a stunning bag!

    Jani |

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 2:29 am

      They are definitely a massive investment! Totally understand if you wouldn’t want to splash out that much xx

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