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Bonjour Gabrielle

When Chanel invites you take their brand new hero bag out for a spin, you say ‘Oui’. So say salut to Miss Gabrielle, Chanel’s newest classic…

I’m a huge lover of a good classic Chanel bag (give me a gold chain handle and that CC logo any day), so I love how vintage these bags look. From the 90s-inspired rucksack to the mini drawstring pouch bag, this new collection could have stepped straight out of some amazing collector’s retro wardrobe. Instead, they’re all sitting pretty in Chanel stores as we speak.

I also got to play dress up in two amazing Chanel jackets. I never had myself down as the tweed jacket type. I think they look amazing on others but on me, I always thought they were just a bit too chic to be honest. Too refined and smart for a scruff like me. But as soon as I tried on this technicolour rainbow beauty (Joseph’s got nothing on this), I changed my mind…. Turns out they get along with white tees and need-a-wash jeans just fine. Alas, I had to give them both back at the end of the shoot but getting to wear them for an hour and having people in the street momentarily thinking it was in fact my jacket was enough.

I found myself naturally going a bit grungy with these bags in tow. I think it’s that innate thing in me that has to balance out the highs with the lows so I inevitably end up dressing down a pieces like these beautiful Chanel bags as much as humanly possible. But then isn’t that how we all naturally dress? Save up and spend on that treasure-it-forever bag, wear high street and trusty denim staples the rest of the time. That’s certainly how I end up shopping and dressing anyway so I kind of like that I subconsciously ended up teaming these new Chanel beauties with lots of high street and wardrobe staples like ReDone jeans, tea dresses and white t-shirts. My Tophop red Maggie boots are still going strong too as you can see, one year after getting them… Proof that if you’re careful, even high street doesn’t need to be fast, disposable fashion.

Thanks for having me play dress up Chanel, always a huge pleasure.

Jacket | Chanel
Jeans | Redone
Tee | Old Reformation (similar here)
Boots | Kurt Geiger
Bag | Chanel Gabrielle
Necklace | Theodora Warre
Sunglasses | Rayban

Jacket | Chanel
Tee | Reformation
Jeans | Redone
Boots | Topshop
Bag | Chanel Gabrielle

Dress | Topshop 
Jacket | Mango
Trainers | Converse
Bag | Chanel Gabrielle

 

 

Ph. by Frances Davison 

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  • Cool outfits look so fun and edgy!
    Love xx
    http://www.lienasnow.com

  • If Chanel asked me to play dress up, I wouldn’t say no either !

    PETITE SIDE OF STYLE

  • Always love your outfits! :)

  • I am in love with you how you’ve styled not only this adorable new Chanel bag but the tweed jackets as well – You are so right! Naturally we tend to mix our highs and lows and dress this way – comfortable yet chic and the way you’ve dressed down seemingly formal pieces and shown how these lifetime bags and pieces work everyday is amazing!

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

  • Lizzie

    These bags are beautiful! Love your styling as always, flawless!

    theButter.co.uk

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • You make me want to get black Converse again ;) xx

    http://www.i-life-u.com

  • The first look is my fav! Obsessed with that black and white chanel bag!!

    http://www.kristenskouture.com | Luxury. Fashion. Lifestyle.

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  • pennyanddash

    I am obsessed with your denim jacket! It is so chic and trendy :)

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

  • Love all of these looks! I try to stretch out the life of my high street pieces for as long as possible. Right now the oldest thing in my closet is a pair of Topshop shorts that are turning 10 this year!

  • Love how the second look turned out! That colourful tweed jacket brings it to another level <3

    xx Tatiana
    http://www.wayofstylejournal.com

  • Claudine

    All looks are amazing, but the colourful tweed jacket styled in your special way is really superb. Mega cool and definitely on a higher level. Love it!
    xo ♥
    Claudine / http://www.claudinesroom.com

  • Super gorgeous looks, my favourite has to be the second look! Great styling and thanks for sharing x

    Millie x
    http://queenmillie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/180417.html

  • Jovita Antanovich

    I love all pieces that you have on, but my favourite is the white bag :) Love it!

    Jovita from Black Vanilla
    http://www.b-vanilla.com

  • Pardon My Obsession

    You look amazing in all that Chanel :)

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

  • The Technicolor jacket sure is a statement piece. And I love those Topshop boots. Those patch colour ReDone jeans fit you perfectly and look fantastic, but I’m not sure I’d call them High Street!

    Ellie x

    http://www.shoestringthreads.com

  • Love your pictures <3 what camera do you use?

  • A.M

    Hey Lucy, would be great if you did a post about the RE/DONE jeans as I can see you have several different styles and I’m intrigued as to why people agree to pay £300+ for a pair… Went to Selfridges a few days ago to have a closer look, they had a few cool styles but the ones I liked the most were over £500! :-O Always looking for new and cool jeans brands to discover and I would be interested to know why you prefer this brand in particular. xx

  • Totally in love with these looks – that bag is gorgeous!
    xx Mirjam | http://www.miiju.ch

  • Joyce

    I am happy to see your post. I like it.

    http://www.voucherwing.co.uk/

  • you rock those Chanel pieces!