I was thinking the other day that the Chanel Flap is becoming way too ubitiquous for my liking. Everywhere that I turn, I see one.It doesnt help with replicas becoming so common. It's supposed to be a bag of stature and class, but i thought a 12 year old carrying it (Pour quoi? ). I mean there's nothing wrong with thatand i hope i do not sound condescending but this bag has a long history and it is the epitome of class. I dont want to see it's value being depreciated.
Yet, one thing i have to say is that, not everyone carries the bag with flair.It doesnt mean that you have a Chanel bag, you look good. You want to be the girl who carries the bag and make heads turn and people gasping, ooh she looks good with that bag, the bag looks good on the outfit, that bag, i must have, i can wear it like her! and so i thought of ways of branding my own bag with the little accessories that i have, to prettify it and making it MY bag, making it different.
Ways to perk up your Chanel Flap...
1) Use a vintage Vera scarf. You can use it like the twilly on the hermes. but make sure the colours match.
2)Tie the scarf like a bow on the chain.
3)Chanel badges--well those, i got free from buying Chanel lipsticks.I thought of pining them to the leather, but couldnt have the heart to, well. if i have a fabric chanel bag, i will. Another reason to buy a bag?;)
4)Use a flower brooch on the bag, well, Chanel already uses the camelia flower on the chocolate bar bags..so this idea is not new, but i havent really seen anyone using a flower brooch with the bag.:) My flower brooches are collected over the years, i have like 20 of them.I bought alot of them in Harajuku when i was in the university.
5) Using ribbons. think black chanel bag and red bows running all down the chain. Tres Delicieux. Have not time to try that , Yet.
and so, I am holding a contest on my blog. I am interested to see you girls dressing up your bag, branding it yours. and all you need to do is to send in your pictures of the bag. You may send in pictures with you carrying the bag as well, but you have to send in a closeup of the bag being prettified. Remember, you dont need a Hermes twilly to win the contest, i am looking for the most original et creative entry.
and what's the prize?
It's a Brand New Precision CHANEL white essential LIMITED EDITION travel set retailing over $100 SGD which consists of a concentrated whitening essence masque 25ml , a whitening nanolotion 50ml, an ultimate whitening essence 30ml in a most gorgeous pure white cosmetic bag in which you can use to store your jewellery or knick knacks once you have finished using the skincare. You may further read up on their skincare here.
So just to recapitulate, the rules of the contest is as follows:
1) You may send in as many entries as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org but each entry has to consist of a closeup picture of the bag.
2) Please remember to include your name with the entry.
3) You need to follow the blog , scroll up to this blog and click "follow" or if you do not have a blogger account, just refer a pal to follow with it. If you dont have a blogger account , just refer 3 friends to the blog, and that will do.
4) The closing date of this contest is 19th March midnight, Singapore's time.
5)You get a say in the winner of this contest, what i will do is to choose 3 entries and post it up and you folks will vote.The voting period will be 2 days before it closes.
C'est tout! Enjoy dressing up your Chanel bag! Make yourself love it even more! ^_^