CHANEL TWEED PINK FLAP BAG

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An unexpected design.

It’s the Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag, then it’s not.

It’s not made from lambskin or caviar.

And it’s certainly not what we’ve been used to – no black! Thank you

Presenting the Chanel Tweed Pink Flap Bag. First appeared on one of the ‘best’ Chanel ad campaign ever made, the Fall winter 2016 Ad Campaign. And I mean it!

READ: Chanel Fall winter 2016 Ad Campaign Part 2

The ad campaign was filled with endless heavenly handbags, a lot of iconic’s, truly a glimpse on what we can expect from the to-be-released collection.

You can use the Chanel Squared Mini Classic Flap Bag as an example, when judging the Tweed Pink Flap Bag. As it got the same shape. Instead of presenting with a CC closure, Karl decided to change the style and craft it with the mademoiselle closure. This is the same closure like the Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag. Simply gorgeous.

As the title already described, it’s made from tweed and not leather. It comes with a shoulder chain and it’s only available in pink as far as we know now. But its not like awkward or occasional pink, this pink is super cute.

For those who are interested, here are the details:

Chanel Mini Tweed Flap Bag
Style code: A90520
Size: 7.7′ x 9.3′ x 3.5′ inches

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Chanel: Once Upon A Time…

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chanel_once-upon-a-time-film2Elegant, whimsical, beautiful. These three words came to mind while watching Karl Lagerfeld’s new film ‘Once Upon A Time…’ during the private premiere on the evening of 8 May. Held at the Raffles Hotel as a prelude to the main event the following day – the debut of the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 collection, it was all that it was hyped up to be.

Set in Deauville in 1913 (yes, it’s been a hundred years since!), the short film tells of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on that momentous day when she opened her first fashion boutique. Played by none other than the ethereal Keira Knightley, Coco, with her aunt Adrienne (Clotilde Hesme) by her side, sets out to revolutionise ladies’ wear, beginning with the simple and lightweight hat.

‘Filming with Karl Lagerfeld is a real treat. I instantly agreed to be his Coco!’ gushed Keira when asked about the filming experience. She had originally thought it would be a silent film. She probably wasn’t alone in this thought either, given the black-and-white stylised cinematography Karl had employed.

chanel_once-upon-a-time-film1Other actors include loyal Chanel devotees, models Stella Tennant, Lindsey Wixon and Jamie Bochert, all dressed suitably and delightfully in Chanel. Similarly smartly turned out were the boys, amongst whom was Jake Davis who played Coco’s great love, Boy Capel, to dreamy perfection, as well as Brad Kroenig and his son, Hudson, who played Coco’s adorable little nephew.

It may only have lasted just over 18 minutes but for present at the screening, such as Chanel ambassadors Zhou Xun, Anna Mouglalis and Astrid Berges-Frisbey, as well as the stars of the film, it was a mesmerising look into the creative mind of Karl Lagerfeld. As he himself said, ‘I inserted real anecdotes into a scenario I’ve imagined.’ Elegant, whimsical and beautiful, indeed.

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Chanel Paris-Edinburgh Métiers d’Art Collection

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chanel_paris-edinburgh-2013-collection1It’s amazing what a well-thought out colour palette, double-stitched quilted lambskin, tartan detailing and lambskin treated to look like tweed or shine iridescently can do, especially for SLGs that we are already so familiar with. Given Karl Lagerfeld’s Gaelic touch, most everything in the Chanel Paris-Edinburgh Métiers d’Art 2013 collection is, without a doubt, beautiful.

Now available in Singapore (walk past any boutique and you’ll see the window displays done up to perfection), I’m most enamoured with the SLGs, from the Boy Flap Wallet to the WOC, all given a Scottish twist.

Personal favourites include the Boy Flap Wallet in lambskin with the gold-tone hardware clasp, the key holder in gorgeous iridescent blue that’s embossed with camellias and of course, the plum iridescent lambskin WOC that comes with a small gold tartan-detailed Chanel button. What’s your favourite piece?

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Chanel Vintage Canvas Briefcase

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chanel_vintage-canvas-briefcaseI like my bags new and shiny. I like my bags old and grubby. Ok, maybe not grubby, but slightly flawed with ‘character’ marks, nicks and scuffs. Which is the beauty of pre-loved, vintage pieces in the first place. And whenever I need to get my fix, I would trawl eBay’s Japanese resellers, what with their good ‘thousand-star’ ratings, honesty regarding the condition of the item they are selling and the huge 80s boom which has left a large amount of pre-loved inventory circulating amongst the dealers.

Sure there are advantages buying pre-loved, vintage pieces. For one thing, they are almost always one-of-a-kind, and you won’t run the risk of running into someone with the same bag, not like events these days when everyone’s toting a Classic Flap. They are also rather affordable, and chances are you’ll find something nice at a much lower asking price than something that’s new at the boutique. It should also be considered a form of recycling, which is always a good thing, no?

My search keywords are almost always the same on eBay, from ‘vintage Coach’ and ‘vintage Hermes’ to ‘Gucci Bamboo’, and then there’s ‘Chanel briefcase’, which brings us to today’s find. Measuring some 37 cm across by 28 cm in height, it’s a vintage Chanel briefcase that comes with a shiny large gold clasp in a style that was popular way back when. Made of canvas, there are currently 3 on offer on eBay with prices varying from USD498 to USD748, which isn’t so bad for Chanel. The only downside, most are peeling at the edges, so it really boils down to how much distress you can take.

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Chanel WOC Hampton Bag with Black CC

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Alright, first I didn’t want to reveal this, but… (just kidding!).

The other day, June posted a handbag on our site that made us all ‘melt’, literally! We melted like ice creams in the dessert, and that is because we saw the NEW Chanel Wallet on Chain. (honestly, we do not know whether its new or not, but we’ve never see this version before).

Oh my, talking about quilted handbags, try to compare it with the Chanel Classic Quilted WOC. Ask me, I think this version is so-much more intriguing.

We named it the Chanel Hampton WOC, because it looks like it’s inspired by the Hampton Bag Collection.

It’s detailed with beautifully crafted stitches and finished with a black CC logo. If you want something modern, but then also timeless, there ain’t no better Wallet on Chain than this one.

Oh yes, it also comes with a thin interwoven chain links.

June posted on 18-10-2014: ‘I saw this in Chain store in Seoul last week, I thought this is the 2014 Hampton WOC or is this from 2011 Collection?’

This shoulder bag should be still available in store right now, so its time to run to your nearest boutique and ask your favorite SA for more details.

One more thing, Chanel WOC’s are priced around 1450 euro’s, this one too.

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CHANEL CRISPY CC SHOULDER BAG

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Here’s another gorgeous handbag that will melt your heart away. There are plenty of options from the Cruise and Spring Summer 2016 Collection act 1.

Perhaps blue is never your favorite color, but can you say no baby blue? This handbag is beautifully crafted in quilted leather, just like the flap bag we’re used to. The shoulder strap is designed with woven chain links (symbolizing that this is a Chanel bag), featuring a new vintage-like CC logo on the front. The CC just pops out because of the blue cover.

This is a shoulder bag, with plenty of spaces inside. Carry it on your shoulder for the weekend or shopping days. The sides can be expanded to create more space.

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