For Fall, Chanel showed beautiful bags with a frosted finish around the edges, which inspired us to create our very own. All you have to do is watch — in today's DIY, Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara shows you how to transform a basic bag into a whimsical, frosted mauve version. Click on for all the DIY details. On Allison McNamara: Shoshanna dress. Hair and Makeup by Kasia Bohos.
Alexa Chung is known for her killer personal style and her covetable collections for Madewell that strike the perfect balance between edgy-femme and tomboy chic. We went one-on-one with the stylesetter/designer/DJ at the recent Madewell store opening in New York to get the inside scoop on her wardrobe staples, the three songs at the top of her playlist, and even caught a glimpse at what lives inside her Chanel bag!
The Investment: $1,000
Why We Covet: OK, it's a little insane. A vintage Chanel cell phone purse? The thing is it was made for an older phone, which means it's a bit bigger than necessary to hold a modern phone. This means there's room to hold your house key and credit cards, and in the back there's a slit for love letters. It's quirky and unique. We love the rectangular shape, and the long chain makes it a mini crossbody bag. Have you ever known anyone with a Chanel cell phone purse? And really, if you have a Chanel cell phone purse, what more do you need? You're the coolest person in the world.
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Karl Lagerfeld has always been a master at manipulating status symbols but we think his Chanel Spring 2009 handbags has finally replaced all reality and meaning with the iconic symbol of handbag. And that handbag is simply a Chanel shopping bag.
It is some kind of twisted thing that it is as it is Disneyland simulacrum twice removed from an actual handbag. Frankly this bag is such a mind fuck we don't think any of our Baudrillard is going to help us figure it out. Its not an artificial placemarker for the real item despite its appearance because it is the REAL item and yet that item is not the item it purports to be. The image of the bag threatens to displace the real bag and yet that bag is the real bag. This is just all too much for us to process. Just WHOA.