I'd Start A Savings Account For This Chanel No.5 Bottle Bag

I just really think this is a lovely bag.
Publish date:
December 5, 2013
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Some of you guys think I’m a “privileged rich girl” so I’m just going to run with it, because I like nice things and you can believe what you will about me. Perhaps your faith in my bank account will keep me warm at night when my rent gets so inflated I have to sleep on a subway grate for warmth.

It will be worth it though because by then I’ll have this to keep me warm:

It is one thing to make a bag that looks like something else. Honestly, I usually hate that stuff, clutches that look like swans etc. Novelty is not really my thing. However, sweet mean Karl drew his creative cupid bow back and struck me (and everybody ever with eyes) right in my little heart.

Can we talk about this bag right now? I mean, COME ON KARL. It is just too fun. Chanel No. 5 is one of the most iconic bottles of perfume ever. Tests conducted on memory and neurological image recall at Berkeley have proven that when your subconscious brings up the abstract idea of "perfume," it shows you the Chanel No. 5 bottle. That is a total lie, but you understand what I’m saying.

Everybody wants something that is iconic in their lives, a little superfluous importance that is really just a tiny piece of history. So, of course, I want to wear it with everything. In fact, I would live in this bag. I would find a shrinking machine and make myself very small and fashion a small Lucite staircase inside and a tiny red velvet couch and make this bag my home.

Oh, I’m sorry -- I got distracted, I forgot to tell you that this comes in BLACK. Yes, BLACK. I love black shiny plastic things and this one really takes the cake.

Obviously the outfit they paired with the bottle bag at the Cruise 2014 show in Singapore is something my dark misty dreams are made of. I don’t even know what that material is but I think it is pretty perfect.

OH AND I think these images shot by Karl Lagerfeld for the collection are so wonderful. He gave the models little moustaches and it looks perfect -- tiny little Dali moustache, that on a man looks creepy and gross, but for some reason on a woman looks totally elegant. Oh, no, is this another Beauty Dare I’ve gotten myself into? Who knows, I’m too overwhelmed.

So, a wee bit of Wikipediaing has just informed me that Coco Chanel had a thing for the number 5. According to Wikipedia (that sources Chanel’s biography, so it's legit), she felt as though the number 5 was “signifying the pure embodiment of a thing, its spirit, its mystic meaning.” I actually have no idea what that means. I'm down, though.

That was fun, I enjoyed researching that and thinking about the bag and perfumes and things. I hope you enjoyed it like I did. I like you guys, I think you are all very fun. Fun like the Chanel No. 5 Bottle Bag.