The fabulous Russian socialite Elena Perminova attends the recent Haute Couture shows in Paris clad in an array of Spring and Pre-fall 2014 collection items, many that are not yet available to the general public. She’s expecting a new baby and shows how to look fabulous when being an expecting mommy.

Here are some of the insane pieces that she’s been spotted in while attending this week’s shows.
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The jacket is from the Cruise 2014 collection and features an intricate woven pattern through-out featuring shiny beads.

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Here’s is Lena wearing the fab new Chloe cape from the Pre-fall 2014 collection.

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Finally there’s the new Valentino ‘Gryphon’ Leather bag, retails for $1,945 USD available for pre-order at Luisaviaroma.

Source: Instagram.com/lenaperminova

Posted by: Spotted KTC in Brand Guides, Chanel, Featured, Spring-Summer 2014 January 17, 2014

show?id=4z527n*7BD0&bids=289743 - Chanel Valentine Bag Collection for Spring 2014

Introducing the Chanel Valentine Collection for Spring 2014 available in stores since January. This latest collection from Chanel is part of the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Act I. It is featured in the Timeless Classic Flap bag with charms on the light gold chain strap. ?For this collection, the Valentine is also available in an iPhone cross body bag. The charms included are small hearts, camellias and the CC logo which are adorned with pearls and crystals. Available in two colors, Black and Pink. Chanel?has made a variety of Valentine chains over the years, check-out the ones released previously here.

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F:\abs\data\chanelbagsreplcia\spotfashionchanel\ - Chanel Pre-Spring 2014 Bag Collection Act 1 are Released!

Chanel has just released the Pre-spring 2014 (Spring 2014 Act 1) bags which are already in stores starting January 2014. ?This season there are many more Boy Flap bags to covet including leather that is braided, crystallized and faded. ?The classic flap bags are updated with a new denim exterior as well as the warm two-tone bags in dusty pink and beige. ?The classic Chanel briefcase (see Vintage here) gets an upgrade with this beautiful quited briefcase with large top handle and strap, perfect for the working woman. It also is available in a smaller size.

New Chain, Pearls, Medallions and Floral appliques are featured in bracelets and necklaces for the Jewellery Collection. There are new fingerless gloves available with intricate laser cut details.

Prices of bags are updated as they are available, some are included below. Classics have not changed and are still available on the main price list page.?

Source: Chanel

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show?id=4z527n*7BD0&bids=289743 - Chanel Boy Perforated Flap Bag Reference Guide

Introducing the Chanel Boy Chanel Perforated Bag. This boy bag is part of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Act I. The classic Boy bag has been given a trendy update by giving it a slight perforation on the face of the quilt. ?The colors available include a metallic grey, metallic silver, beige, red and white. ?The CC plate on the front is made in a silver color with classic Boy Chanel strap. ?The Perforated and the Cube Boy bags are but some of the Boys that are coming out for Spring. ?There’s still the lovely shiny Patent pieces that will likely come out for Act 2 later this spring. ?Available in two sizes, Medium and Large.

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F:\abs\data\chanelbagsreplcia\spotfashionchanel\ - Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign featuring Lindsey Wixson

For Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign, Karl Lagerfeld has taken Russian fashion model Sasha Luss and American model Lindsey Wixson to star in the upcoming campaign. ?Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, the models are seen wearing a variety of tweed pieces; however, not much of the art pop accessories that were found on the runway are displayed. ?The campaign still is quite stark, which is consistent with previous campaigns shot by Lagerfeld including the Cruise 2014 campaign in black and white and the bright lighting of the Fall/Winter 2013 campaign. ?Headliner Lindsey Wixson dominates this campaign with her striking orangey-auburn pixie crop. ?The vibe is in the early 90′s apparent in the pastel sweater wrapped around Lindsey’s shoulders.

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F:\abs\data\chanelbagsreplcia\spotfashionchanel\ - How To Authenticate Chanel Bags by Reading the Serial Codes

Here is the guide to authenticating your Chanel bag by verifying the serial codes that are affixed inside your purse. There will be a clear sticker on top of the serial code that is included inside the bag. ?From 2000 up to the present year, the serial code will include two CC logos in circles that appear on top of the code (see picture). The sticker is still covered with a clear tape having a two cross-cut lines in the middle with gold speckles over the clear tape. ?On the clear tape, the CHANEL text and CC logo can be seen printed repeatedly on the right side, while a dark line is seen on the left side. ?Due to wear and tear older bags may notice the sticker moved or discoloured.

Chanel also has its own style of font for the numbers on the codes, zeroes have a strike-through from left to right, the number 1 usually have small feet or font serifs. The rest of the numbers except for 1 and 4, mostly have flat tops.

Serial codes start with 18, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 17, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 16, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 15, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 14, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 13, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 12, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 11, with 8 digits in total.Serial codes start with 10, with 8 digits in totalSerial codes start with 7, with 7 digits in totalSerial codes start with 6, with 7 digits in totalSerial codes start with numbers five (5), there are no strike-throughs from 52XXXXX to 56XXXXX. The numbers are printed in a white sticker with diagonal cut lines in the middle. The sticker is covered with a clear tape and gold specks around it.Serial codes starts with the number four (4) with zeroes having strike-throughs printed in a white cloth sticker on top of the patterned CC logo.Serial codes starts with the number three (3), printed in a white cloth sticker placed above the patterned CC logo.Serial codes starts with number two (2) and printed in white patterned CC logo sticker.Serial codes starts with number one (1), with zeroes having a strike-through. Numbers are still printed in a white patterned CC logo sticker.Chanel’s serial codes are composed of seven numbers printed in a white patterned CC logo sticker. Zeroes does not have a strikethrough yet, and the code starts with zero (0).

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Introducing the guide to the Chanel Globe Trotter Vanity bag from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This style was re-introduced in the following season for Cruise 2014 in a small and shorter form in Beige and Black. The Vintage Vanity case is where Karl Lagerfeld draws its inspiration from in the updated Globe Trotter bag. The new version features a large cross-body chain but also the classic double zipper closure around the top of the bag. The style features a unique metal top handle with ‘Chanel‘ engraved on the top. Versions of this bag also appear in a shopping tote and a flap. The flap has a narrower base but the same glazed quilted calfskin on top and patent calfskin on the bottom.

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Source: Chanel Globe Trotter Flap bag (Ebay)

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All kinds of pretty is simply how I would describe the Miss Dior Promenade Large Pouch, which is technically a wallet, a clutch and a sling all rolled into one.

Measuring 22 cm by 15 cm, the soft lambskin bag comes with all of the detailing you’d expect on a Dior, from the quilted body to the push-lock clasp and of course, the D-I-O-R alphabet charm that hangs from the chain-link sling. On the inside, besides being rather roomy, there are 6 card slots and a flat pocket, which makes it a wallet of sorts. Remove the sling and it becomes a clutch, put the sling back on and you’ve got a sling. Which makes it a really excellent all-rounder, and a really pretty one at that.

Available in many different hues that come with either silver or gold-tone hardware, it’s priced at USD1400 which should make it more or less around SGD2000 in Singapore. Love, no?

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If you love your leather bags small, colourful and adorable, then you will most definitely love the new Prada Mini Bags collection which is quite literally being a kid in the candy store. Measuring around 20 cm by 15 cm depending on which specific style you finally decide on, each of them is also pretty functional in spite of its size; they all come with a zip pocket on the inside as well as a detachable shoulder sling that will come in useful whenever you need to be handsfree.


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Like I said earlier, expect to be spoilt for choice with at least 6 different styles in all the same colours you’ll find in a rainbow, and then some. Then there are those that come embellished with studs and grommets to those that come colour blocked; I don’t envy those who have to decide on just one.


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And no, we are not nearly done yet. For those wanting a Mini Bag that’s a tad more square, Prada has got you covered as well. Measuring 18 cm by 16 cm, it also comes in countless hues and colour combinations. You know the drill; head on down (you’ll find Prada at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and Paragon in Singapore), pick one up and send me a snap.