Top – Evah London | Culottes – Zara | Bag – Chanel | Shoes – Zara
“SIMPLICITY IS THE KEYNOTE OF ALL TRUE ELEGANCE” – COCO CHANEL
Any Chanel aficionado will know the importance of classic and iconic Chanel bags. The aura these iconic pieces exude. The charm, the heritage that is attached to timeless pieces is impossible to replicate. The Chanel Flap bag is one such classic, timeless and iconic bag that will never go out of style.
A commendable fact about this bag is that the original Chanel 2.55 bag was introduced in 1950’s, more than six decades ago and since then the fashion scene has changed drastically yet this bag remains to be an Iconic product and most coveted and sought after bag across generations globally.
There’s quite a little interesting history behind the Chanel Flap bag. Coco Chanel grew tired of holding purses in hands so she added straps that could be worn over the shoulder. Every aspect of the bag has some story or memory attached to it.
The burgundy lining of the bag represents the color of the uniforms from Coco Chanel’s childhood orphanage.
A zippered compartment in the bag’s front flap which exists was rumoured to have been created as a secret place to store the designer’s love letters.
The original lock was known as ‘ Mademoiselle lock’ . In 1980’s Karl Lagerfeld introduced the double CC lock and bags with this style came to be known as the classic flap style.
Coming to the outfit, Off Shoulder tops have been the star trend of this season with ample variations available. While repeating any style I make it a point that the design is visibly different. In this case it was the tie knot sleeves; to add some more interest to the look I tied a faux bow like knot around the waist. Culottes have officially replaced trousers in wardrobe and with the easy they provide, have become my go-to style for bottoms. To finish of the look smokey eyes and a neutral lip.