Summer is slow in the fashion world anyway, and a summer week that's shortened by a random Wednesday holiday? Even slower. Luckily, our friends at Chanel shared some great pictures with us to make Monday slide by at a bit less of a glacial pace - the Chanel Cruise 2013 Handbag and Jewelry Collections. Two weeks ago, we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the collection's pieces in the Chanel showroom, and now we have the whole thing, in all of its deliciously French glory, straight from Chanel.
Even though usually focus just on handbags and leather goods, in this case, the costume jewelry was too beautiful not to include it as well. Pearlescent pastel cuffs accented with gold leaf, delicate necklaces of petite enamel flowers, crystal-encrusted ribbons - when it comes to costume jewelry, it doesn't get much better. And then the bags are great, of course, because they're Chanel. You already knew that. Check out the full collection after the jump.