Chanel 19 bag

Chanel 19 Bag Review – The New Classic

Apr 7th, 2021 Handbags Unwrapped 42 min read

The Chanel 19 bag had its first unveiling in March 2019, in the final collection of Karl Lagerfeld before his untimely departure. The design could not be a more perfect legacy left behind by the creative genius of the Parisian luxury fashion house. It encapsulates the classic Chanel bag iconography, like the signature CC lock, but with a fresh and youthful twist, bringing it in…

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Chanel Slingback Heels Review – To tweed or not to tweed?

Dec 17th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 25 min read

Chanel slingback heels are one of the most recognisable fashion creations of the twentieth century. Their history dates back to 1957, when the first iteration of these iconic shoes made its debut. Originally in black and beige, the colour combination was carefully chosen not only to convey timeless elegance, but also to emphasise femininity (to shorten the foot and to elongate the leg). Unsurprisingly, these…

Small Chanel Boy bag

Chanel Boy Bag Review – Mad about the Small Boy?

May 2nd, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 22 min read

Chanel Boy bag or the Classic Flap? That is the question… Even though the Boy was only introduced in 2011, the style has quickly achieved the status of an icon. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld and named after Boy Capel, the now legendary love of Coco Chanel’s life, the bag encapsulates masculine chic conveyed through rigid structure, boxy shape and sharp corners. Chanel bag lovers are…

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Chanel Two Tone Pumps Review – Is Mary Jane here to stay?

Feb 12th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 20 min read

I was quite late jumping on the Chanel two-tone pumps bandwagon but when I first saw the shoes a few months ago I could not help but think Chanel, what hast thou done?! While intrigued by the edgy silhouette and bold colour range, I felt somewhat uncomfortable with the fact that the design was a complete departure from everything I have always loved and valued…

Vintage Chanel Bag

Vintage Chanel Bag – 5 Things to Know

Sep 22nd, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 21 min read

Have you ever considered buying a vintage Chanel bag? Well, it has not been high on the list of my shopping priorities as I always preferred fresh-out-of-the-box items. However, a few years ago I was desperately looking for a small Chanel flap bag in navy blue with a golden chain and at the time the colour was unavailable in boutiques. As my mind was firmly…

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Chanel Pearls Review

Aug 2nd, 2019 Accessories Unwrapped 14 min read

Coco Chanel revolutionised the costume jewellery industry introducing the concept of faux pearls and making them fashionable in times when fake jewellery was still considered an inferior substitute to the real gems. To this day, Chanel pearls continue to capture imagination of many fashionistas who can choose from a multitude of designs including long and short strings, single or multiple rows, as well as bold…

Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel Espadrilles Review

Jul 26th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 11 min read

Chanel espadrilles are another example of shoes which I was did not quite get at first. As a Chanel shoe lover, I have always associated their footwear with a very classic look and hence I was unconvinced about the thick, double sole and the heavy stitching pattern. Additionally, I had no idea on how or where to wear them to, and overall they seemed incompatible…