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Nothing measures up to real life. No photograph setting ever would come up with this authentic look and chicness. This picture (I believe) has made quite a journey on the internet and it’s worth every bit and byte from it! It’s by far the best looking Chanel Girl and even Karl the Kaiser Lagerfeld couldn’t have done better! Well done, girl! Go show them all what Chanel 2.55 means to you!

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Photos like this make me think it must be particularly trying to be SJP sometimes. You’ll notice, as you peruse through the pictures that Sarah Jessica Parker has not only weighed herself down with three different designer bags, she’s so encumbered that her hapless assistant is pushing a giant cart piled high with her entire collection of Louis Vuitton Monogram Luggage through JFK airport, and each piece is clearly stuffed to the brim. On her person, she has the all-black crossbody Chanel Boy Bag, an all-white Rochas Leti Tote and a third black-and-white mystery bag. (Anyone care to ID?) Chanel bags are of course available at Chanel boutiques and high-end department stores.

I don’t know where Sarah Jessica Parker’s headed, but I hope it’s somewhere fabulous, and I sincerely hope she’ll be in residence there for at least three months – she’s certainly packed enough. I’ve made cross-country moves with less stuff. Bon voyage, SJP, and Godspeed!

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Today we have Lisa Vanderpump (of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules) on her way in to …

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Here’s the virtually ageless Winona Ryder, carrying a sleek, black Marc Jacobs Antonia Satchel around Manhattan. She and Marc are …

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Here’s Olivia Palermo and her fiancé Johannes Huebl leaving brunch in the West Village, NYC. (They definitely get my vote …

A little star power goes a long way. Although this much I can say– Chanel does not really need star power anymore. Chanel is Chanel. And no matter how high the yearly percentage increase may be, expect the bag lovers to continue to flock to this bag mecca.

The latest celluloid beauty happily carrying her Classic Flap is Kate Beckinsale.

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If you were to ask me what color to get for your first Chanel Classic Flap bag, I say go for a bright, seasonal color that would work with the clothes you have in your closet. Don’t go for the obvious black– because at any given time there will always be the color black available. But the seasonal colors will not always be available. Go for a bold and bright color if you can wpid iconsmile4 - Celebrity Bag: Kate Beckinsale Goes for Classic Chanel But oh here’s a fair warning– don’t get a bright/ light colored one in patent leather because the flaw of nearly all patent leather bags is this– color transfer!

So! How many Chanel Classic Flaps do you peeps own? (I know a few girls who have over 10 of the same size but in different colors wpid iconbiggrin - Celebrity Bag: Kate Beckinsale Goes for Classic Chanel Drool)


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Last November I mentioned that the upcoming Chanel Resort 2014 collection will take place in Deauville to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Coco Chanel’s first boutique. While it appears that he is now showing the Cruise collection in Singapore, Karl Lagerfeld is directing a Chanel film featuring Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel. Though shooting in Paris, he plans on recreating the seaside town with “detailed retro sets.” Chanel’s aunt Adrienne (pictured above on the right with Coco Chanel) will be played by French actress Clotilde Hemse. The film will also feature Stella Tennant, Tallulah Harlech, Caroline De Maigret and Brad Kroenig and his son Hudson. The film will debut in May along with the collection.


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Melissa x Karl Lagerfeld launches today!

Karl Lagerfeld shot Cara Delevingne for the 9th edition of Plastic Dreams, Melissa’s magazine, featuring the MelissaxKarl Lagerfeld collection. All the pictures will be exhibited at the Galeria Melissa on Green Street in New York but you can see some behind-the-scenes action of the shoot below…

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When it comes to vintage handbags louis vuitton speedy bag is the most classic and timeless accessory for any fashion girl. The world’s first carry all city bag was first introduced in 1930 and it instantly received great popularity, worn by countless celebrities. The company has launched different models of Speedy Bag in order to meet the different demands of their customers. While the louis vuitton speedy 30 is inarguably the most famous, the monogram louis vuitton speedy 35 bag was actually the original which appeared in 1924. The smaller 25 version actually appeared in 1965 when Audrey Hepburn asked LV to design her a smaller version to use as a city bag. more louis vuitton neverfull click here

Discovered by the CHANEL Direction du Patrimoine in the Pathé-Gaumont cinematographic archives, this film presents the “Bijoux de Diamants” exhibit held from November 7th-19th, 1932 at Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment 29 Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. Broadcasted before the feature movies in every French cinema, it was a prominent event in French news in November 1932.

I love seeing the archival footage of the original exhibit in Coco Chanel’s own home!

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Baby, it’s cold outside, the families in town and the tree is up.? I’m ready for a break to spend time with family and friends, reflect on 2012 and dream for 2013.? I have some posts that I want to get up before the year is over but I’ve been sick and I’m taking the next few days off.? I wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!? I hope to be back next week to wish you a Happy 2013!

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