Most of the talk surrounding the Chanel Spring 2013 accessories revolves around the infamous Hula Hoop Bag. When you design a bag so insanely out-of-the-box, the press will flood in and chatter about it for days. Yesterday, Vlad and I were invited to see the Chanel Spring 2013 accessories up close and personal. As the elevator door opened, the Hula Hook bag greeted us. It made its way off the runway from Paris to the brand’s NYC headquarters, and it was just as insanely ridiculous and alluring as I had imagined. Unfortunately, the full-sizeHula Hoop Bag will not be put into production, instead Chanel designed smaller versions of this bag that feature a reasonably sized body with double hoop handles of equally reasonable proportions.
After I got over the Hula Hoop bag, the rest of the collection awaited. Colors reigned supreme for spring, from primary colorblocking to bright hues of pastel pinks, blues, and yellows. Like other seasons, the classics showed up with slight twists. There were so many accessories, I hardly had time to look at them all and give them the time they each deserved. At Chanel, no detail is left undone. Every item has a special Chanel touch that sometimes can only be seen by inspecting it up close.
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