Nicola Formichetti is known for a variety of reasons, including his role as the creative director for French fashion house MUGLER and, perhaps such as, for being the stylist of and a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga, on both a personal and professional level. In fact, Nicola is not just any guy, he is a jack of many trades, working together often and sharing his love of fashion and his style all over the world. Nicola loves pandas and has a popup shop showcasing his Nicopanda line, which will soon be around online as well. I caught Nicola on Instagram, and I recognized his Hermes Birkin immediately. What I also saw was the way he dressed it up, and by dressed it Hermes Birkin 30
up I am talking about he took indicators to it to customize it and make it their own. Among his designs, top of his Hermes bag actually reads "<em>This is Nicopanda</em>" and the back says "<em>This bag is not for you</em>". Some find taking gun to a $10, 000 bag a travesty, but I need to say what he did to his bag stays completely on brand with who he is. What do you think of Nico's Hermes Birkin? Birkin, ahoy! Here's Kyle Richards of <em>The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</em>, flaunting her black Hermes Birkin like there's no tomorrow as she heads in to her KYLE Boutique in LA with a few new samples. In the following images, you'll notice that Kyle has what could be a quilted Chanel Tote on her other arm -- but don't quote us on that one. We're can't ID those crazy calfhair, gold-tipped ankle boots either, but if you can, you'll be the beneficiary of 500 PurseBlog cool points. (Redeemable only in PB street cred. )#) In the past fourteen days, we've featured Ellen Barkin, Ellie Kardashian, and Tamara Ecclestone with their Birkins. So Kyle brings our "celeb with Birkin" count to an even four... which compels me to announce our first ever bi-weekly BIRKIN-OFF. Sadly, Ellen Barkin's basic purple Birkin and Kyle Richard's everyday black Birkin just can't compete, so Round 2 is quickly down to Tamara Ecclestone's silver Crocodile Birkin and Ellie Kardashian's So Black Birkin. Whoever Birkin will win?! You function as the judge!