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Chanel Spring 2012 Press Preview

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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14 Responses to Chanel Spring 2012 Press Preview

  1. Verena Hafner - musings of a fashion stylist December 18, 2011 at 00:14 #

    I almost forgot how crazy I went for the seashell clutch after I had seen the show.

  2. Raquel December 13, 2011 at 02:48 #

    These seashell clutches are to die for. LE SIGH.

  3. mikeijames December 12, 2011 at 21:37 #

    i love how overwhelmingly fantastic these accessories come off! it’s quite amazing that chanel can dive so deeply into a trend like this “under the sea” idea but then move so quickly to something completely different like their paris-bombay collection.

    i’m still waiting for someone to mix and match accessories from this collection with clothes from that versace show.

  4. robbie December 12, 2011 at 15:32 #

    those bags are just spectacular.

  5. TeaAtTwo December 12, 2011 at 14:57 #

    Bags come and go but Chanel along with Hermes Kelly are still remain the ultimate in statement bag. That first bag could make a bin bag outfit look complete.

  6. Jess2 December 12, 2011 at 12:52 #

    Chanel is my number 1 favourite!! I honestly want one of everything. The pearl accented clutch is to die for. Thanks FC!!

    • Fashion Critic December 12, 2011 at 12:59 #

      my pleasure. I so want that clutch too x

    • TeaAtTwo December 12, 2011 at 15:13 #

      At some point I will own a Chanel even if it’s when I’m 90 and have no where to go or anyone to see, I’ll sit with it stroking it in front of the mirror. 🙂

      • Ritika December 12, 2011 at 16:29 #

        LOL, that’s the dream

      • Kaz December 12, 2011 at 20:39 #

        +2. I’ll rock Chanel in a nursing home somewhere!

      • Jess2 December 20, 2011 at 06:36 #

        I feel exactly the same! We will be some super stylish old ladies sitting around and staring at our Chanel!!! One day, friends….one day!

  7. Jess December 12, 2011 at 12:04 #

    adore the shell clutches! I just love a quirky, novelty shaped bag 🙂

  8. Andrea December 12, 2011 at 11:58 #

    OMG ! I want to buy all that amazing collection . Love Chanel

  9. Sarah December 12, 2011 at 11:26 #

    Wow! Love the conch-shaped clutches (and the cute turquoise bag). One of my fav Chanel collections ever

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