Chanel’s Spring 2012 press preview took place a few weeks ago in London.

I was excited to see the collection up close, especially the accessories as you can really appreciate the intricate workmanship and beauty of the pieces when you see them close up.

I loved the seashell clutches. I look forward to seeing them on the red carpet. Two were on display. My favourite was the pearl accented clutch.

The bag that is predicted to create the biggest buzz for Spring is the Chanel Cabas tote.

This new tote comes in five different sizes and four different colours, including red, grey, blue and ecru. Leather handles and a chain intertwined with a ribbon allow the bag to be carried in the hand or on the shoulder.

The tote features the interlocking double C motif and the legendary address of 31 rue Cambon in woven jacquard on a cotton canvas, with fine leather trims.

It is the perfect day to day accessory.

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Credit: All images below to Red Carpet Fashion Awards