Chanel: Living In The Now With The J12 (Part 2)

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You’ve seen the ‘Le Duel‘ campaign in the earlier post, as well as a sneak peek at the #MademoiselleJ12 over on Instagram where we threw Michael Jackson’s famous line over to you. ‘Black? Or White?’. Truthfully though, while many of you were on either #TeamWhite or #TeamBlack (with a couple choosing both), there is no one ‘right’ colour’, as all of you are right in your own way.

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Continuing our series of Time According to Chanel, Chanel firmly believes that it’s not about differentiating between the two, because colours Blackand White actually support each other, and in fact complement one another. How? If you look beneath the bezel, both watches actually feature both colours. The White J12 has Black elements like time markers and fonts, while the Black J12 is simply an exact mirror of the White. You can see how both colours work effortlessly well together (pleasing to the eyes, no doubt), and it’s simply a matter of which colour you feel like carrying off for the day as you prepare and get ready to head out in the morning.

Another great thing about the J12 lies in it’s versatility. It’s a watch that looks good on both men and women. Yes, even though it’s predominantly a ladies watch, it’s a watch that men (who have the confidence and style, no less) can pull off equally well as well. It’s versatility further extends in its ability to be dressed up and down, for days where you’re out to make a killer fashion statement, or on-off days where you’re heading out in a casual outfit with the J12 sitting comfortably on the wrist.

Black and White. His and Hers. All in one with the J12. How will you wear yours today?

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And if you appreciate the J12‘s irreverent sense of time, you’ll definitely also love this new limited edition release. Known as the #J12Graffiti, all the numbers on the dial seem to be falling off the case, which fittingly is very Chanel and its infinite reinterpretations of time. Limited to just 1200 pieces worldwide, these high-tech ceramic beauties only come in sizes 33 mm and 38 mm, priced at SGD6650 and SGD7550 respectively.

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Chanel Classic Flap Folding Bags

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Because good things must share (which incidentally also applies to cute things), here are two of the most adorable bags from S/S17 that are definitely worth a closer look. Known loosely as Classic Flap Folding Bags, they sport the same shape, have the same size (17 cm by 13.5 cm by 8 cm) and come finished with gold-tone hardware, though you could say one’s finished with a shinier brassy gold (top) while the other has hardware that’s aged slightly (bottom).

Another difference, the one in Fuchsia comes in chevron-quilted lambskin leather, while the one in Blue comes in grained calfskin leather. Priced at SGD3590 and SGD4660 respectively, it just boils down to which of the two little darlings you love more, so what say you?

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CHANEL GABRIELLE BAG

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From the Reissue 2.55 to the Boy Chanel, most of Chanel’s iconic handbags are inspired by the founder Coco Chanel. It’s usually something that Coco had experienced or observed during her lifetime that brought the ideas to the table. The Boy Bag for example, was created based on Coco’s boyish attitude. And as Karl Lagerfeld said: ‘she picked this up from Boy Cape, which as the love of the love’.

The Story

The latest Chanel Gabrielle Bag is crafted to pay homage to Madame Coco. According to Karl Lagerfeld, everyone called the Chanel founder Coco, but that was not her real name. Her real name was Gabrielle and this is the perfect name for a bag that has all the codes of Chanel.

The Gabrielle Bag has been heavily advertised and even got its own space on the Chanel website. It looks like this bag is determined to become the next iconic and might even compete against the famous Boy Chanel Bag.

The Design

The Reissue 2.55 was re-made to bring the art from the past back to life. But the Gabrielle Bag is really made for the future. It’s said that the bag is inspired by Virtual Reality Goggles and vintage binocular cases that men wear at the racecourse. The last part matches perfectly to the philosophy of Coco Chanel, because the quilting on the 2.55 Bag was also inspired by quilted jackets of jockey players. Coco knew very well how to get inspiration from men’s fashion.

And there are multiple ways to carry the bag. You can sling it on your shoulder, throw it over your shoulder, wrap the chain so you can tote it or change it to a fanny pack by looping the leather fixings. The collection is truly unique because of the different shapes that are available. There is an backpack, an hobo, a tote bag and an drawstring edition.

At WWD, Karl Largerfeld said that the Gabrielle Bag is meant to be worn in many different circumstances and it’s not very feminine in the sense of being Chichi. Which brings us to the next topic.

Unisex

Chanel's Gabrielle handbag ad campaign

Chanel has just broken the record and all the rules of its tradition. Pharrell Williams has been participating in an ad campaign featuring the Chanel Gabrielle Bag. He is now the first man to be seen with a Chanel bag ad in the house’s 108 year of existence.

So what does this mean? The house wants to tap into the men’s fashion market by promoting the Chanel Gabrielle Bag as a unisex bag. So what do you think about that? Put your thoughts in the comment section.


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The Details:

Chanel Gabrielle Small Hobo Bag
Style code: A91810
Size: 5.9’ x 7.9’ x 3.1’ inches
Price: $3200 USD, €2980 euro, £2650 GBP, $4760 SGD, $23500 HKD, $4430 AUD, ¥381240 JPY, ¥23100 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Bag
Style code: A93824
Size: 8.3’ x 11’ x 3.5’ inches
Price: $3600 USD, €3400 euro, £3020 GBP, $5460 SGD, $26800 HKD, $5050 AUD, ¥434160 JPY, ¥26300 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag
Style code: A93825
Size: 10’ x 12.4’ x 3.7’ inches
Price: $4000 USD, €3700 euro, £3290 GBP, $5940 SGD, $29200 HKD, $5500 AUD, ¥473040 JPY, ¥28600 CNY


Chanel Gabrielle Purse Bag


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The details:

Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag
Style code: A98787
Size: 7.9’ x 7.1’ x 3.9’ inches
Price: $3400 USD, €3200 euro, £2840 GBP, $5140 SGD, $25300 HKD, $4760 AUD, ¥409320 JPY, ¥31000 CNY

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Style code: A98787
Size: 7.9’ x 7.1’ x 3.9’ inches
Price: $4200 USD, €4000 euro, £3560 GBP, $6430 SGD, $31600 HKD, $5950 AUD, ¥510840 JPY, ¥31000 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Large Purse Bag
Style code: A98788
Size: 11.8’ x 7.1’ x 3.9’ inches
Price: $3700 USD, €3450 euro, £3070 GBP, $5540 SGD, $27200 HKD, $5130 AUD, ¥432900 JPY, ¥26700 CNY


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The details:

Chanel Gabrielle Backpack
Style code: A94485
Size:9.4’ x 9.1’ x 4.5’ inches
Price: $3000 USD, €2750 euro, £2440 GBP, $4420 SGD, $21700 HKD, $4090 AUD, ¥351000 JPY, ¥21300 CNY


Chanel Gabrielle Shopping Bag


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The details:

Chanel Gabrielle Large Shopping Bag
Style code: A93823
Size:12’ x 13.8’ x 5.1’ inches
Price: $4100 USD, €3800 euro, £3380 GBP, $6100 SGD, $30000 HKD, $5650 AUD, ¥486000 JPY, ¥29500 CNY


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Chanel Boyfriend Watch And Boyfriend Black Dial Steel Tweed Collection

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“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” This famous quote by Gabrielle Chanel also applies to watches. An elegant luxury watch will never be out of fashion. It’s a lifetime investment. At Baselworld 2016, I was invited to see Chanel’s new watch collections. One of my favourite is the BOYFRIEND Watch, a watch with a masculine allure just for women. Its shape? The Octagon. A shape that brings the emblematic and iconic Première watch to mind, as a tribute to the legendary N°5 bottle and to Place Vendôme. A creation inscribed in the watchmaking vocabulary of the House with its sober, refined design, strong lines, and its signature shape. The design is both contemporary and classic, and its angles are polished or satin-finished. The inspiration: The Masculine. Chanel takes its first feminine creation, the PREMIÈRE, into masculine territory. The BOY FRIEND watch holds within the art of twisting the elements from the masculine wardrobe so dear to Mademoiselle Chanel. CHANEL BOYFRIEND WATCH chanel-boyfriend-tweed (Above) BOYFRIEND Tweed Watch: Steel case (21.5 x 27.9 mm). Steel bezel set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.37 ct). Black guilloché dial. Steel crown and black spinel cabochon. Steel bracelet with tweed pattern and steel folding buckle. High-precision quartz movement. chanel-boyfriend-steel (Above) BOYFRIEND Steel Watch (small size): Steel case (21.5 x 27.9 mm). Steel bezel set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.37 ct). chanel-boyfriend-paved-beige-gold (Above) BOYFRIEND Paved (Beige Gold): Numbered edition. 18K BEIGE GOLD case (26.7 x 34.6 mm). 18K BEIGE GOLD bezel set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.71 ct). Dial set with 382 brilliant-cut diamonds (~1.45 ct). 18K BEIGE GOLD crown set with 7 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.05 ct). 18K BEIGE GOLD folding buckle set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.28 ct). High-precision quartz movement. Also available in 18K white gold.

Tweed is embedded in Chanel’s history. It’s hard to think of the company without its signature tweed jacket. The Boy-Friend Tweed watch is available in two models, a small and a medium size. Pictured is the medium size.

A high-precision quartz movement powers the 26.7 x 34.6 millimeter steel case. The watch functions include hours, minutes and a date, which is seen in a small date window at 6 o’clock. All of this is placed on a steel bracelet with tweed pattern and a steel-folding buckle.

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IMAGE: CHANEL Mention tweed and Chanel immediately comes to mind. It was, after all, Coco Chanel who introduced the seriously proper, thick woven woolly fabric that was once the reserve of English gentlemen to the wardrobes of fashionable women in Paris. Today you’ll see the fabric extensively on Chanel’s signature jackets, on their bags, and there was even a season when tweed appeared on the sneakers that were the talk of the town. Taking it a step even further, and further reinforcing the importance of tweed to the French luxury house, you’ll also find tweed on the latest selection of Boyfriendtimepieces from Chanel. Not the actual fabric of course, but an interpretation of tweed, the watch’s bracelet composed of spun steel wires that are interwoven and then stamped with a tweed pattern. IMAGE: CHANEL The end result? Another beautiful timepiece from Chanel Horlogerie, with a bracelet that not only looks like tweed, but will also sit most comfortably as it adjusts to the natural contours of your wrist. Available in 2 sizes, the larger MM (26.7 mm by 34.6 mm) and the smaller PM (21.5 mm by 27.9 mm), both of which will come with refined steel cases set atop jet black watch dials. For those, however, who prefer a little more bling, there’s the one that comes with a full diamond bezel for maximum brilliance. Now available at the Chanel Fine Jewellery Boutique located within Ngee Ann City, prices start from SGD6500 for the one in PM with the full steel case.

About Chanel The House of Chanel was established in 1909 and has been setting fashion industry standards since. Its founder, Coco Chanel, was an influential designer whose products set an elegant precedence in the Chanel watchmaking sector. Chanel’s watchmaking craftsmanship is a celebrated talent. Most recently, the Maison was awarded the GPHG in Artistic Crafts in 2013 for the Mademoiselle Privé Watch With Embroidered Camellia Decoration. The timepiece features a miniature embroidery, made from silk threads. Each timepiece created was hand-embroidered, thus ensuring each piece was unique.

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Chanel F/W16 Lambskin Pearls Flap Bag

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What do you get when you put quilted lambskin and pearls together? Why, a Chanel bag of course, and from their current F/W16 collection, no less. In a combination I’ve never quite seen from the French luxury house yet, it’s another seasonal rendition of their Flap Bag but with a couple of twists.

For starters, there’s the additional string of pearls on the bag’s chain-link sling that’s intertwined with leather. Then besides the fact that one comes in your usual regular size (the 25 cm by 15 cm that comes in soft pink Nude), there’s also the shorter-but-longer version that I’m thinking is their take on an evening clutch, which measures some 26 cm across by 11 cm. Also finished with the additional bit of pearls, both bags might be too pretty for work but you’ll definitely have no issues using them during a glamourous night out or a fun weekend with the girls.

Priced at SGD4390 and SGD4230 respectively, both bags should already be in Singapore. Which also means a quick trip down to your local Chanel is in order. Capisce?

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Celebs Take to the Skies with Old Favorites from Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton

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