When we spotted model Alice Dellal at the Chanel show last week, we should have known that meant she’d be reprising her role as the face of the increasingly popular Chanel Boy Bag collection. This week, Chanel released the latest ad campaign images of Dellal, which feature her, horses and a bevy of beautiful Spring 2013 Boy Chanel Bags. The equestrian thing isn’t one of Chanel’s usual tropes (as it tends to be with brands like Hermes and Gucci), but in my eternally five-year-old mind, horses are always a good look.
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The stars flooded Paris airports this week on their way to Paris Fashion Week, and the French paparazzos are ready and waiting. Here’s actress/the Olsen twins’ little sis Elizabeth Olsen just after landing in Roissy Airport. On her right shoulder, you’ll notice she’s carrying a chic, black Alexander McQueen Heroine Shoulder Bag, and she also seems to have a Chanel Large Quilted Tote in tow.
It’s so unfair that some of the very best accessories shows are at the end of fashion month. We’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for powerhouse handbag brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton to give us a peek at what’s up next, and finally, all has been revealed. In the case of Chanel Fall 2013, the collection turned out to be well worth the wait, particularly if you enjoyed Spring 2013′s Lego-inspired bags.
Almost every brand invites celebrities to their fashion week shows, but only the savviest of brands know how to turn those celeb arrivals into a true marketing opportunity. Chanel, naturally, is among those smart companies that makes the most of their seasonal shows by turning them into the chic media events that most designers wish they could pull off. A not-insignificant part of that process is making sure that the celebs show up dressing the part, and Chanel put one of its famous bags in the hands of basically every star that made the trip to Paris to attend.
The Osbourne women don’t seem to mess around with any less than the best of Chanel bags these days. Here’s Sharon Osbourne carrying a Chanel Boy Bag with ornate gold edges outside of Madeo Beverly Hills. Sharon had just enjoyed a cozy dinner date with her pal Mezhgan Hussainy (ex-fiance of Simon Cowell), pictured at her left. Last month, we spotted her daughter Kelly with a gorgeous metallic green Chanel Classic Flap in NYC.
By now, you like know what to expect from Chanel Spring 2013. It is, after all, the collection that spawned the Instagram-friendly Chanel Hula Hoop Bag, but even beyond that, it was a modern-but-fun set of colorful bags that still retained that signature Chanel look. Now those bags are available in Chanel boutiques worldwide, and we’ve got the lookbook to prove it.
News broke yesterday that Lily Allen staged her first live music gig in FOUR YEARS during the Etam lingerie runway show yesterday in Paris, singing her hit single “Smile” as ladies in barely there undies paraded down the catwalk. Here she is upon her return home at the St. Pancras train station in London, juggling a Chanel Coco Cocoon Tote and a Saint Laurent Classic Duffel Bag.
I think the undeniable stamp of being a truly successful teen is having Teen Vogue throw you a “Sweet 16″ birthday party. Here’s one of my faves, Chloe Moretz, carrying a cute little cream Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag on her way to her Teen Vogue-hosted birthday shindig at Aeropostale in Times Square last week. Does anything scream 16 (in the best way possible) more than layering a leather moto jacket over a dress with tiny silk roses on it?
Bar Rafaeli, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl and star of that DISGUSTING GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial, was recently spotted shopping on Robertson Boulevard in LA, carrying a puffed lambskin Chanel Coco Cocoon Satchel. This bag has been retired by Chanel, but since it’s basically the designer bag equivalent of a puffy ski vest, I can’t help thinking that maybe that’s a good thing.
Here’s the ever-eccentric Kelly Osbourne, looking a tad like a 90s cartoon superhero taking a personal call. (I mean that in the best way possible, Kelly. Respect.) She’s headed into The Today Show carrying a Chanel Classic Flap in a finish that we’re going to refer to as pearlized seafoam. Her dramatic eyewear comes courtesy of Alexander Wang – you can snag those same extremely angular frames for $345 at Net-A-Porter.