Jane & Serge. A Family Album. By Andrew Birkin

21 November 2013

Je t’aime…moi non plus. The Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg family album.

The highly public love affair of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. The moment Jane and Serge met on a movie set in 1968, sparks flew. They would spend the next 12 years together, a passionate union that produced the controversial duet “Je t’aime… moi non plus” (whose explicit lyrics and orgasmic moans caused so much fuss that the Vatican declared it offensive) and, in 1971, the legendary album Melody Nelson as well as a daughter, Charlotte, who has become a successful actress in her own right. From the earliest days of Jane and Serge’s romance until their split in 1980, Jane’s brother Andrew Birkin was a frequent presence in their lives; an avid photographer, he snapped thousands of candid family photos during those years. Birkin’s pictures—very few of which have ever been published—offer a rare view of daily life for the couple, bringing us back to a place and time we have long idolized. Though more than 30 years have passed since the two parted ways, and over two decades since Serge parted from this world, the passion for Jane and Serge has endured. This treasure trove is sure to fan the flames of its undying embers. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg by Ian Berry

22 August 2013

About the Work: Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin in London, 1970 by Ian Berry. Fine art giclée print on acid-free 100% cotton paper, brown wooden frame. 150-piece edition. Authenticated. “The great single picture is emotionally satisfying, whereas getting a good journalistic story is more about being a professional.” About the Artist: Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum Magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims’ innocence. Henri Cartier-Bresson invited Ian Berry to join Magnum in 1962, when he was based in Paris. He moved to London in 1964 to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. Since then assignments have taken him around the world documenting political upheavals. He currently works out of London. Available to Purchase Now From Yoox.com.

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Très Birkin from Elle Spain

24 July 2013

Model Femke Oosterkamp stars in this Jane Birkin inspired editorial from the August 2013 issue of Elle Spain. Wearing classic boho chic looks inspired by Birkin’s own iconic wardrobe styled by Inmaculada Jiménez, Oosterkamp poses for photographer Enric Galceran. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Icône de mode: Jane Birkin

09 December 2011

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The iconic English born singer and actress Jane Birkin’s amazing wardrobe and personal style has long been inspiration to fashion lovers the world over. From her performance and costumes in the 1969 film La Piscine to that oh so coveted Hermes handbag named after her, contemporary fashion wouldn’t be the same without her. Continue reading to view additional photos.

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Cinema Style: Jane Birkin in Wonderwall

22 April 2011

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Wonderwall is a film from 1968 directed by Joe Massot and starring Jane Birkin as Penny Lane, the model girlfriend of a photographer. Although the film received a showing at the Cannes Film Festival it was not widely distributed and is best remembered for the soundtrack composed by the Beatles George Harrison. Continue reading to see additional images of Jane Birkin’s fabulous costumes.

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Jessica Miller as Jane Birkin for Vogue Paris

01 March 2011

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An old editorial from March 2007 issue of Vogue Paris featuring model Jessica Miller as a young Jane Birkin working in the recording studio wearing her signature jeans and t-shirt style. Continue reading to view full photos.

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Style File: Lou Doillon

22 July 2010

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As the daughter of Jane Birkin and the film director Jacques Doillon it’s hard to imagine that model and actress Lou Doillon would be anything but stylish. Like her half sister Charlotte Gainsbourg, over the past few years she has become an international icon, modeling for the likes of Givenchy, Gap and Vanessa Bruno and creating a much beloved clothing line for Lee Cooper. Frequently spotted around Paris fashion shows in her artfully selected shabby chic outfits, Lou is also rumored to be appearing on Gossip Girl soon. Continue reading to view additional photos.

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Snapshot: Jane Birkin

19 January 2010

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RDuJour absolutely loves this photo of Jane Birkin taken in the 60s and which the now defunct New York City  vintage store Poppet used on their website as part of their logo. Jane’s hair, those earrings, and the trim of her dress are amazing! And as a little side note on graphic design, Poppet’s logo is pretty slick too.

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Jane Birkin Venice Film Festival

07 September 2009

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Singer and former actress Jane Birkin arrives at the Venice Film Festival yesterday afternoon. Jane was toting her Hermes Birkin bag covered in trinkets and stickers. Continue reading for additional photos. 

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Lou Doillon St. Tropez Part Deux

13 August 2009

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French actress, model, fashion designer Lou Doillon, daughter of Jane Birkin and film director Jacques Doillon, at Club 55 in St. Tropez with model Karen Mulder. Lou was looking very shabby chic in cut off shorts and a ripped t-shirt while carrying her French market bag. Continue reading for additional photos. 

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