Chanel Première: At 30, Am I Really Older Than You?

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Celebrating her 30th this year is Chanel’s very first watch creation, the Première that was launched back in 1987. And as with all things classic and eternal, it has only undergone the smallest of changes, mostly toward the addition of diamonds and precious gems or being released in limited edition colours over the years.

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What has changed over the years, is probably the woman who wore it 30 years ago, and the woman who wears it today. It could very well be the same lady or even her daughter as she buys herself a Première today to match her mother’s some 20 odd years ago. The watch’s appeal transcends all ages, appealing to the discerning woman who is ladylike in her demeanour and never out of style. Today, let’s celebrate. Not just for the Première watch, but also for the Première woman who channels it with elegance and sensuality.

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At its core, the Première is still one of the most recognised icons of the French luxury house, its distinct octagonal shape mirroring that of the Place Vendome’s shape when viewed from above (it’s intriguing really, when you can see that familiar outline on Google Maps). Besides the Première timepiece, that iconic shape also lends itself to another signature of Chanel, the No. 5 fragrance we all know and love.

Today, the watch extends to 4 distinct lines. There’s the Première Chain – the octagonal face that’s fastened with a chain-link strap. There’s the Première Rock – the chain features an additional leather strap intertwined with the chain links, something similar to the chain-link straps we see on Chanel’s Classic Flap bags.

Then there are two more we see less frequently, the Première Mini and Première d’Exception. The Première Mini has a smaller watch face, and the chain link strap is replaced with a thinner watch strap (the watch crown seemingly disappears as well), while the Première d’Exception is literally all that and more. Pieces from the latter come embellished with diamonds (think of the white gold chain strap that’s covered with diamonds all over) to the ones with the Camelia skeleton that encapsulates the dial equally gorgeously as well.

And with 30 years of experience and expertise, the Première has truly come full circle (well technically, octagonal) with the watch evolving with time, the single row chainlink strap is now available as a double row, with some variations that can be toured around the wrist two or three times.

In other words, it has evolved into a necessary companion that the woman of today wears from day to night, looking beyond its function to just tell time. Because while time is finite, and that would just be placing limits on oneself, the Première woman is instead a purveyor of timelessness, much like the watch itself. In other words, she isn’t old, she will never age, she is the epitome of timelessness.

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Dior Jardin Japonais Capsule Collection

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In line of the recent Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 show held in Tokyo, Japan, Dior has released a Capsule Collection. The limited edition collection is exclusively available at the newly opened boutique in Ginza Six mall. Maria Grazia Chiuri has been inspired by the “Jardin Japonais” dress, created by Monsieur Dior in 1953. As it literally means, Japanese Garden, the collection features Japan’s famous cherry blossom flowers. The pattern is seen on ready-to-wear items, shoes, hats and scarves. Dior’s iconic handbags such as the Lady Dior, J’adior Flap and D-Fence Saddle Bags have been hand-painted with these beautiful flowers. Check out the video above on how these bags were made.

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HERMES AIRSILK BAG

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A new flexible sport duffle bag in silk, featuring one of Hermes’s artful print crafted on it, this Hermes Airsilk bag proves to be handy especially during your trips to the gym or your yoga classes.

Who would have thought that a sports bag could look stylishly chic such as this Hermes Bag? Decorated in “Cavalcadour” printed technical silk and Barenia calfskin that is perfectly matched with palladium-plated silver hardware, and ottoman fabric strap, the Airsilk Bag is something you should take seriously.

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A sports-oriented spare bag that offers practicality with its lightweight feature, this bag can be folded into its inside pocket and then can easily be slipped into another mini bag. Useful, practical, and multi-functional isn’t it? You can pack it inside another bag and can easily grab it as a back-up anytime and anywhere you go.

Aside from this, it also features long handles in ottoman fabric strap for effortless hand carrying and for a more comfortable shoulder carrying. It measures 50 x 24 cm and is priced €1300 euro, £1200 GBP via Hermes boutiques.

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LADY DIOR STUDDED IPHONE CASE

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If you can’t leave your home without your smartphone and you can’t simply live without it, why not push your fashion bar a little higher? Ladies, here’s the newest Lady Dior Studded iPhone Case which looks like every bit of a luxurious phone case!

Exuding timeless elegance in all its angles, this Lady Dior iPhone 7 Case is in black studded “Cannage” design lambskin. For a timeless appeal, it is perfectly complemented by Dior’s aged gold-tone metal jewelry. And everything about the iconic Lady Dior needs no introduction as it’s well known in the fashion world.

Aside from being a phone case, it can also act as your wallet at the same time! How? It has 2 card slots and 1 flat pocket that can hold your cards and cash! Talk about an iPhone case with double purpose functionality! Also, it features those charming DIOR charms which adds a sense of haute couture.

Measuring 14 x 8 cm, priced at €300 euro, £270 GBP via Dior boutiques.

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