December 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
I love this new fashion trend – when luxury brands serve as cultural resource rather than just consumption good and feed creativity and inspire new products that are much closer to popular culture than originals – especially price-wise. So far my favourite product of that kind was Thursday Friday canvas bags with Chanel and Balenciaga bag prints (read more about it here), but now I found two new contenders – this post is about my first find. This is Brian Lichtenberg’s creation – Homies print, inspired by Hermes logo. What a great way of taking this classy brand and bringing it down to the urban level. Trucks and homies are definitely closer to most people’s everyday lives than horses, carriages and gentleman! J’adore! Plus you have a choice between cotton T-shirt (£65) and cotton sweatshirt (£100) – both available at BrownsFashion.com. But if you want to get your hands on one, hurry – Tees are selling out fast!
April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Most (and when I say most I mean 99.9%) of fashion wish lists out there all include at least one Chanel item. And that item is more often than not a Chanel 2.55 Flap bag. I have to admit that while I am a big Chanel fan, 2.55 is not on my list – there are so many copies and interpretations of the bag I would rather find other Chanel gems to salivate about. And that is never a problem! This season I have two favourite pieces from the new Chanel collection: Canvas Tote with Calfskin Trim and Logo (above) and Python Embossed Leather Evening Clutch with Clasp (below). Tote is a perfect modern twist to the classics – still so Chanel with the trims and handles. But at the same time the material choice is a paradox: ordinary canvas has never had a higher price tag all thanks to white Chanel logo stamped on its side. The second bag is on the other hand pure luxury – an evening clutch worth saving for special occasions. Beautiful spring/summer colour, python leather, silver logo and the most classic box shape: there is nothing else one can wish for in a perfect evening clutch.