To Chanel (bags) With Love
Dear Karl Lagerfeld,
We all know that accessories are key and that Chanel is known for their accessories. What girl doesn't dream of owning a black quilted leather tote with the iconic CC logo and interlaced leather and gold chain?? Ahh.... the leather and gold chain. I'd sleep with that bag under my pillow if I owned one... And a pair of flats. A pair of their ballerina flats... Maybe in beige with the black capped toe. Mmm...These scream big girl to me. Big, fancy, and sophisticated girl. To quote your number one fan Rachel Zoe: "I die." (As a side note, I think I should add a week of shopping with RZ to my bucket list) .... Part of the splurge would include a CC bag annnnnnnnnnd a classic Chanel suit. Don't even get me STARTED on the suits!!! Do you know how many copycat blazers I've tried on? PLEASE. Everyone knows it's not real. I want the REAL DEAL.
But I digress, Karl, in a major way. Let's get back to accessories -- specifically, the accessories we just saw on the runway at the Spring/Summer 2013 Paris Fashion Week.... You know what I'm talking about, right? The enormous white quilted purse, balanced between two black hula hoops.... Right. That one. So, I get that what we see on runway is fantasy and concept. The thing is though, is that given the amount of CRAP I pour into my purse now, I might, maybe, if I had the cajones (and funds), carry a purse of that size. DON'T TEMPT ME!
Karl, if you peeked inside my purse right now, you and Rachel Zoe truly would go BA-NA-NAS. How could I ever consider carrying something as chic as a Chanel bag when I have an abyss of junk with a capital J in my purse? Here's an honest to god taste of the current contents of my purse:
-Stolen Splenda packets from Starbucks
-A little Power Rangers Figurine
-A Tide To Go stain stick
-2 Fruit Roll ups
-A clutch from a night out containing credit cards, make up, etc that I'm too lazy to clean out and move back to their proper place
-A shoe pad
-Tom Ford aviators that is missing a lens. And a case.
I could go on....
My point here that I'm trying to make is that yes, a hula hoop bag is ridic-LI-ous (as my 5 year old son says), but it's even crazier for me to fantasize about a purse so expensive and so special when it's going to undoubtedly be trashed by Goldfish crumbs, straws from missing sippy cups, and a lip gloss I should have thrown out 5 years ago.
SO, until I clean up my act, I'll stick to trashing my Forever 21 canvas tote. Until then, I will dream big... just like your ridic-LI-ous bag....