If the Chanel handbags just debuted on the runway in Paris look familiar to you, it's probably because you already own them, just in a smaller size.
At the Fall/Winter 2015 show, Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director at Chanel, confirmed his ability to push the envelope and surprise us with his creativity. The "Les Beiges" compact is one of the most well-loved pressed-powder foundations in the world of makeup. It fits in the palm of your hand, but leave it to Karl to turn it into a handbag.
The purse pays homage to classic Chanel elements. It's black and white, a color combination Coco believed represented perfect harmony. It also features a chain strap typical of their quilted handbags.
The show itself was equally creative. It took everyone to a classic Parisian establishment: the brasserie. Brasseries, or chic informal restaurants can be found all over the city of light. For Lagerfeld, highlighting traditional aspects of French life (such as the supermarché or a demonstration) has been a feature of his last few runway shows. Other handbags carried by models were inspired by brasserie menus and plates, continuing the theme.
Lagerfeld has super-sized one of Chanel's classic beauty products in the past. In 2014, he made the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle in a purse, too.
While a Chanel handbag may be out of our budget, we can channel the Chanel runway when we apply our morning powder. If anyone can get us a reservation at Chanel's brasserie, please let us know!