There is perhaps no more beloved celebrity handbag than the Hermes Birkin. By herself, reality star and objective of Internet anger Kim Kardashian has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on goodies from the French house, chiefly among them her seemingly ever-growing collection of Birkins. Say what you want about everything else she does, but homegirl has her bag game locked up.
Hailing from the other side of the pond, Petra Ecclestone is a 23-year-old heiress to the Formula 1 Racing fortune and the new owner of the Spelling Mansion, the most expensive piece of private, residential real estate in the country. When your family money can buy those kinds of digs for you and your new hubby, just imagine what kinds of bags it can fill it with. By the looks of it, Petra may have turned Candy Spelling’s famous gift-wrapping room into a Birkin room. (Or maybe Candy already had a Birkin room; the details are unclear at this time.) Who wore it better? Check out the larger pics of both ladies after the jump and then vote in our poll.
Both Kim and Petra are looking very spring-appropriate with their pops of color, but in different ways. Kim’s turquoise jeans take center stage next to her dove grey Birkin and ivory blazer (Margiela?), which is a look of which I’m actually fond. Not only is Kim more covered than normal, but her clothes all appear to fit properly and she’s wearing flats. You guys, Kim Kardashian might actually be people.
Petra, on the other hand, is using her lime Birkin as her outfit’s main event. And that’s probably for the best – from the waist down, it looks like she’s going to the gym. From the waist up, it looks like a normal weekend outfit. Combinations like that have always confused me – I’m always completely one way or completely the other, although I realize I may be in the minority.
Either way you vote, both of these are beautiful Birkins – let us know your reasoning in the comments!