Jane Birkin — the woman behind the iconic Hermès bag, muse to millions and mother of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon and Kate Barry (all stylish themselves) — opens up about inspiration and what's in her bag.

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I'VE EVER RECEIVED...

"Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone."

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I'VE GIVEN MY DAUGHTERS...

“You can do it” — and they did!

FAVORITE MOVIE...

“The Producers” by Mel Brooks, Billy Wilder’s “La Garçonnière” and, oh, Ingmar Bergman’s “The Silence”.

SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE...

John Barry's "Lion in Winter"

I AM MOST PROUD OF...

My daughters [Charlotte, Kate and Lou].

Favorite designer…

Serge Gainsbourg!

MY STYLE IS BEST DESCRIBED AS...

Personal!

BOOK I'M READING NOW...

Kafka on the Beach by Haruki Muakami

WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG...

My life

A WINK OR A SMILE?

A smile