Season after season, I’m never more curious about what a brand’s runway bags will look like than I am about Chanel. Sometimes Karl Lagerfeld goes wearable and sometimes he goes out-of-control, but usually, the catwalk collections feature bags throughout the spectrum. Chanel Fall 2012 was that sort of runway show – from totally covetable velvet Boy Chanel bags to eccentric geode clutches, there was a little something for everyone.
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Megs and I recently gave you guys a rundown of the season’s best wedding bags, both traditional and quirky, but there’s one little clutch that we didn’t include because we couldn’t decide which category it would belong in. On the one hand, the Chanel Shell Minaudieres are everything you expect out of a traditional nuptial bag – small, luxurious, twinkling little things in shades of extremely pale ivory and blush.
Finding places to buy authentic Chanel bags online sometimes feels like finding a needle in a haystack. One of our favorite flash sale sites, MyHabit, is having an amazing Chanel event today that is not to be missed. I’m getting all kinds of competitive feelings inside of me to click faster and get the Chanel bag I covet before you do (sale starts at 12 pm EST on the dot).
Truth be told, designer backpacks are part of the reason I began loving handbags. Growing up, I went to a private school and our uniform was ultimately bland and unflattering on every body type. The only way to stand out was with accessories, but there were rules keeping us from “over-doing” it in the eyes of the administration. By school standards, we had the two-two-two rule: two earrings, two rings, two bracelets, two necklaces allowed at any one time.
Remember not long ago when someone put Karl Lagerfeld in front of a reporter for a Paris newspaper and he said a bunch of Lagerfeldian things, among them calling Adele fat? I don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten; after all, Karl’s verbal antics are so common that all the supposedly insulting things he’s said tend to blend together after a while.
How I love the Boy Chanel Collection, let me count the ways…
Seriously, you guys. I’ve always admired the Chanel aesthetic but have never felt the need to acquire one of the brand’s bags; I was simply content to appreciate the look on other women. Until the Boy Chanel bags made their debut, at least. Ever since that fateful runway shoes when Chanel took its well-known flap shape and turned it both a little bit more modern and a tad more industrial, I’ve been hooked.
The April issue of Vogue magazine features Jennifer Lopez on the cover and has a spread with Kate Moss inside. Much of the issue focuses on the glory and glamour of the storied Ritz Paris, which is having its doors closed down for renovation. Kate Moss took to the Ritz Paris to pose in haute couture one last time before the immaculate renovation takes place.
Our friends at Rue La La are ready to delight our closets with an amazing selection of Chanel bags at their Madison Avenue Couture Event. The event includes apparel, jewelry and most importantly, handbags. And the handbags? They are glorious on so many levels. Iconic quilted handbags pepper the boutique including a never before carried Chanel black quilted flap with silver-tone hardware.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how things work and fit together. I used to take apart and reassemble all my toys, day after day, with endless curiosity. Unfortunately, fashion doesn’t lend itself to the same kind of inquisitiveness unless you’ve got unlimited funds to buy yourself a new Chanel Flap Bag after you ruin your first one after it gets assembled.
The handbags during the Chanel runway shows can be totally hit or miss – sometimes Uncle Karl equips his models with hardly any bags, sometimes they’re crazy-literal like spring’s sea shells, sometimes they’re just the same ol’ Chanel that we’re all used to. In the case of shows like Chanel Fall 2012, though, the bags get better and better as the show progresses and remind you why Chanel sells bags hand over fist in the first place.