Blending in with the flowers

OK I don’t need to tell you that I am kind of an obsessed Chanellista. I love collecting Chanel brooches, bags and shoes but above everything I love the Chanel jackets. For me they are the epitome of sartorial perfection. Whenever I go on a trip the first thing I pack is a Chanel jacket. Afterwards I arrange the rest of the travel wardrobe around that piece.

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Sometimes a bath suit and denim cutoffs are enough …

Aand here it comes outfit number 2 … Its really amazing how easy it is to take outfit photos while on Mykonos. What I really want to show you with this post is how many different faces the island has. In the old town of Mykonos the white houses and colourful doors really scream for more elegant, romantic and playful looks. But as soon as you leave this part of the island everything gets a boho and Robinson kind of vibe. In oder to acknowledge that I opted for nothing more than a simple bath suit and a pair of denim cutoffs for our walk along the coast between Scorpios Beach Club and Paradise Beach.

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In the mood for lace culottes and a cropped top

Hi dear followers! Its so amazing and special for me to restart my blog after such a long break. And this time around restarting really means doing things in a very different way. Initially I wasn’t into showing photos of myself but after gaining some confidence on instagram I’m finally ready to start an outfit section here on the blog.

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Chanel Salzburg bags – Let’s have a closer look!

Everyone, who follows my instagram might have recognised that Chanel Salzburg has finally arrived in stores in Europe. So what better time to have a closer look at the new bags.

Chanel Salzburg bags

Chanel 2.55 Reissue bag in charcoal pearly calf skin with aged ruthenium hardware from Métiers d’Art Paris Salzburg collection – Ref 15A A37590 Y25270 0A592 – chanel.com

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Chanel pocket jackets from the Seoul collection

Talking “must haves” and “It pieces” these days its usually all about the bags, shoes, sunglasses and costume jewelry. Rarely the talk is about clothing! However, for Chanel I personally have the strong feeling that this is absolutely not where it ends. After all Chanel was founded as a Couture house instead of a leather goods business. So let’s have a look at the Chanel pocket jackets from the cruise Seoul runway today!

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Siwon Choi is wearing a Chanel pocket jacket from cruise 2014 Singapore while attending the brands cruise 2016 presentation in Seoul, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Chanel chain necklace – Greetings from Seoul!

Thinking Chanel costume its only logical to imagine pearls. But since quite some seasons another signature style seems to compete with the pearl based designs on the Chanel runways. Its chain necklaces, bracelets and belts. Curious to see how Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the Chanel chain necklace style for his latest cruise collection staged in the South Korean capital of Seoul?

Chanel Seoul necklaces

I recently came across this beautiful picture of Lily Collins in the US version of Glamour. The Chanel chain link choker from the spring 2015 collection looks really glamorous on her, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Chanel cruise Seoul handbagporn!

Today Chanel cruise Seoul, the brands latest collection, which is about to hit stores in November, has been presented at Zaha Hadid’s masterwork Dongdaemun Design Plaza. So high time to check out the handbags? What about the new cult plexiglass minaudière? Did the story of the Girl bag, you know the jacket turned bag, continue?

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The tortoiseshell minaudière is likely to be the next collectible mini bag from the Chanel family, picture found on style.com

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Skate shoes trend – safe or splurge?

No matter whether its the it piece of the season or a timeless classic, fashion wise we are living in a time of choices. We can shop for look alike items in almost all price ranges. Which makes me come back to the skate shoes trend for a third time in a line. This time to talk about more affordable alternatives to the Celine, Givenchy and Saint Laurent styles!

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VANS slip ons checkboard print and pre used sole, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/slip-on-shoes/

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Fendi bag bugs 2015 are they kitsch ephemera?

Fendi bag bugs 2015 – seemed to be one of the hottest themes in the streets during fashion month just a few weeks ago! However, Financial Times fashion editor Jo Ellison called them “… an accessories line of kitsch ephemera that has gained a cult following among street-savvy-girly types “.

Isn’t it tolerable to wear something “cute” as a grown up? Does wearing such a bag bug scream please don’t take me serious I am a teenager in a woman’s body?

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I totally adore this photo from Paris Fashion week just a weeks ago. The Chanel camera bag and the Fendi bag bug with the owl shaped face really cool! picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/handbags/

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Chanel flap bag price 2015 – No alternative for a real icon!

Last Tuesday WWD reported that Chanel is about to increase prices for Chanel 2.55 flap bags, Boy bag and 11.12 bag by 20% in the European Union come April 8th while dropping them in China immediately.

Beeing a loyal fan of the brand for so many years I felt devastated. How the hell could they do something like that to all their European customers? Many of my friend had the same feelings and felt certainly a little betrayed. Having a more detailed look on the matter and discussing things with my husband I soon started discovering that there hasn’t been a real chance for Chanel! The Euro has dropped against the Dollar as much as 11% within recent times. Chanel and many other European luxury products have always been between 30 and 60% more expensive in China than in Europe. With the drop of the Euro the price difference has increased further. As a matter of fact the black market trade, which means people buying bags in Europe and reselling them in China has exploded. Of course not all of them traded with the real thing. Consequently, a huge mistrust against Chanel products had emerged in China, thus undermining the brand image on a global scale.

So Chanel might not have betrayed its European customers while trying to protect the brand image on a global scale, but certainly the price increase stimulates us Europeans to look around and search a little deeper to find options! In a previous post I already told you about the Boy bag, which is only 4 years old – so not a real heritage thing, and tried to show you some alternatives. Lets talk Chanel 2.55 this time!

Chanel flap bag

This is likely to be one of my favorite fashion pictures as it combines my top style icon Emmanuelle Alt and my top handbag the Chanel 2.55 flap, picture https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/emmanuelle-capucine-geraldine-co/

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