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Fashion, Fashion Law

Chanel Authenticity Tips for Authenticating Chanel Jewelry

Have you ever wondered if a vintage good was authentic? Chanel authenticity can be tricky.

Vintage pieces are particularly faked. You have to be careful which retailer or website you trust. Even Beyond the Rack sold counterfeits.

Can you decipher Chanel authenticity between double C logo brooches?

Vintage Chanel jewelry is often counterfeited because early Chanel jewelry did not include special markings or hallmarks.

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You may enjoy How to Know if Your Chanel Bag is Authentic.

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Quality of vintage Chanel materials

Chanel costume jewelry pieces produced between the 1970s and 1990s should be heavy. Most pieces were gold plated but started with a heavy base metal.

Chanel authenticity re trademarks and markings

Depending on the season and year that a piece was produced, the hallmarks vary. When inspecting these markings, it is important to scrutinize the font, depth, and location of the different insignias.

Chanel Authenticity Tips - Chanel Jewelry & Brooch Authenticity Guide

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Fashion, Lifestyle

DIY Fashion Project Inspired By Chanel Cruise 2017

Chanel DIY Fashion Project

DIY your high fashion look for less, inspired by Chanel’s Cruise 2017 collection.

Top 3 Chanel Cruise 2017 Runway Looks. Post Covers Chanel DIY Fashion Project.

As I explained in my recent post, Fueling Capitalism in Cuba #ChanelCruiseCuba, Chanel’s Cruise 2017 beret is the perfect blend of French and Cuban culture.

You can make your own Chanel inspired beret for as little as $9.

I have not seen it for sale but I am willing to bet that the price tag will be more than what the average person in Cuba makes in one year.

Chanel Beret DIY Fashion Project For Under $9 - Inspired By Chanel Cruise 2017

Chanel’s beret is ripe for a fashion DIY. —Like my Chanel USB lipstick.

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Business of Fashion, Fashion

Fueling Capitalism in Cuba #ChanelCruiseCuba

Does Cuba need luxury fashion?

Hooray for the lifting of the Cuban embargo. Now America can smack Cuba with some capitalism and export Kardashians. And for good measure, why not host a high priced luxury goods fashion show in Havana’s Paseo de Prado—the center between Old and New Havana.

Okay fine, we did not export the Kardashians. They went on their own and returned. :-/

But Chanel Cruise 2017 was just hosted in Cuba on May 3rd. This show was the first international fashion show held in Cuba since its communist revolution. And Chanel’s first Latin American show.

Top 3 ways Lagerfeld’s Chanel Cruise 2017 was inspired by Cuba:

  1. Chanel’s pearl studded sequined hat is reminiscent of both a Parisian beret and Che Guevara. The beret is a perfect hybrid of French and Cuban culture. Of course, Lagerfeld opted for Chanel’s logo instead of a star.
  2. Chanel’s collection has many classic and modern pieces utilizing ’50s car prints. Although spare parts to American made cars were hard to come by, Cubans have maintained their ’40s and ’50s vehicles. —For an affordable option that is more retro, check out this cheaper option: a 50’s A-Line Cadillac Print Dress.
  3. Chanel’s clutch with a cigar box design is a nod to Cuba’s product with the most mystique. And now that this formerly forbidden fruit is legal, Chanel is teaching us how to up-cycle the wooden boxes left over from cigar parties.

Top 3 Looks of Chanel Cruise 2017

These looks are inspired by Cuba and were showcased there but will not be sold in Cuba.

These designs will only come close to being sold on the island if some Cubana decides to supplement her new AirBNB income* by introducing the island to some counterfeit fashion. And even then this crafty Cubana would probably end up selling these goods to Americans.

Counterfeiters do not have Robin Hood ethics or Che Guevara ideals.

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