Yes, this may sound strange to you, considering we usually associate vending machines with stuffed critters, junky plastic toys, and sub-par candy, but believe it or not, there is an authentic, tangible, real-life vending machine located in Vegas where you can try to finagle the crane in just the right way and win yourself some fabulous Chanel goodies. I know, it sounds way too good to be true, but the truth is in the photograph. Thank you Rachel Zoe for posting this on your Facebook page! So cool. A trend like this with both major designers and other fashion brands could be a monumental hit. Now all we need are Marc Jacobs vending machines and we’re ready to go…
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Posted in Fashion Forward, Featured Designer, Style of the Day, tagged ASOS, Chanel, Chanel 2.55, Etsy, Knock-Off Design, Modcloth, Quilted Purse, Shoulder Chain on January 19, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Who doesn’t love the iconic 2.55 Chanel bag? Face it, we all do. And I will be the first person to admit that I am not a fan of everyday small purses. A clutch or small bag for a special occasion or night out is completely necessary and understandable, but for day-to-day, I just don’t find them to be realistic. However, the 2.55 Chanel bag is the exception to all rules. I don’t care how scarce in size it may be; it is such a classic bag that it resonates as a “Chanel” bag even when you see one that looks similar but really isn’t a genuine Chanel design. Unfortunately though, we can’t all afford a Chanel purse without breaking the bank. Knock-off designs are always going to be your best bet. Sure, they’re not half as fun as the original, but they still suffice to a certain degree. A quilted design with a shoulder chain and a little metal emblem in the front is such a hassle-free and bulk-free way to transfer the few necessities when going out for a few hours or strolling the streets of the city to engage in some window shopping and product sampling. The elegance of the look of one of these purses is INSANE. So where can you buy this style, void (sadly) of the Chanel label? Asos.com has a good selection as well as Etsy.com and even Modcloth.
Try to find one in a classic black, taupe, plum, or ruby.
Lately I have been really into the “Chanel look”. You know the image – dainty quilted Chanel bag with single gold chain, dark jeans cuffed at the bottom with nude or black rounded-toe heels, a pretty ruffled top with gray fitted cardigan over it, buttoned up halfway. Or, for even more Coco flair, try a boxy, tweed blazer in blush, gray, cream, or navy and make sure it has either a really fun brooch or prominent gold buttons on it. Oh, and don’t forget about the string of pearls wound around the neck 2-3 times or just a plethora of pearls and pendants all mixed together. Also spring for some very chic, very big, and very dark sunglasses, some soft curls or a chic bun or loose ponytail with side-swept bangs for your hair, complete with a neutral nail.
For a more formal and dressy look, a well-tailored A-line dress that stops above the knee in a subtle shade is going to embody the look of Chanel. It never hurts to throw a skinny black belt around your waist and dress it up even more with some stunning high heels. Celebrities like Lauren Conrad and Rachel Zoe adore this look and they execute it perfectly.
I hope my preceding and also proceeding tips on looking “Chanel” help you a bit in your ultimate quest to be classy and fabulous:
- The ultimate peacoat, cropped or in a long length
- Black tights or leggings, particularly in a more sheen material
- A high-waisted skirt, and tweed never hurt anyone
- A satin top adorned with some type of bow, perhaps in satin
- A few polka dots and some ruching never hurt the Chanel image either
- A white layering jacket
- Dainty accessories
- A white button-down shirt underneath a fitted cotton sweater
- Satin or leather gloves complete with matching hat to battle the frigid New York fall and winter weather
- A fitted black blazer with dressy shorts and a tucked-in top; you never want hemlines too short
- Lastly, you need to be well coiffed and have a whole lot of sophistication