How to style your vintage Chanel Diana bag.

Someone asked me the other day to do a styling session with my Diana collection.  Challenge accepted! In any case, the real challenge to this photoshoot was to combat the HK humidity and the tight cramped spaces of my surroundings. HK developers love putting bay windows in apartments for absolutely no reason other than to boost their returns. Hence, voila, every photo here will need to feature the masterpiece of our property developer tycoons.

I am by no means ANY fashionista, nor do I like buying loads of clothes so don't expect anything ground breaking or really inspiring here! 

First outfit: Classic, black on black.

My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

I personally love an all black outfit. I also love wearing “house dresses” or potato sacks. With some slides….COMFORT!

 Vintage Chanel Diana

These photos were slightly over exposed, but featured here was Lavon, the black lambskin Diana who was absolute perfection and a delight to work with!

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

Second outfit: “Safari” beige

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

Now I actually did show this to a follower of mine who works as a very famous stylists for famous magazines and she well approved. 

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

I do enjoy a good beige outfit, with contrasting materials and colors. In my opinion, the lambskin Diana is such a different bag to the caviar Diana. I picked Sandy here to match with my rather basic outfit because while absolutely not safari appropriate, I think adds a touch of class to what is otherwise a very rugged outfit.

My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag 

Third outfit: Shabby Chic

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

I am very proud to say, I thrifted this top which is from the 2000C collection, and it is unsurprisingly absolutely too small for me. It is very cropped. Which is why after this post goes live, I need to sell it.

My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag 

The details on the weave though go very well with Bruno who is my dark brown caviar Diana. Above is the pose where I look like a proud parent wanting to be photographed next to my child's accomplishments. 

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

I don’t know why I posed with Bruno like that as I would NEVER VIOLATE BRUNO IN SUCH A WAY. Never, ever, hold your Diana like some clutch. There’s so much chain – you should definitely use it!

 Fourth outfit: classic casual.

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

There’s really nothing special about this outfit. Jeans and a well-fitted white T. Perfect functional outfit here featuring Sheryl, my dark beige caviar, who has honestly gotten the most screen time on this blog. She is by far the crowning jewel in my collection of Dianas. I love her for functionality and durability.

My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag 

My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

Fifth outfit: classic casual with my vintage Chanel Jacket

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

I don’t own too many Chanel items that aren’t leather goods. This is the only vintage Chanel jacket I own. I spent ages trying to hunt down the perfect fit and the perfect size, that didn’t scream CHANEL but was subtle enough that you could tell upon closer inspection. This one is FR34, which I like as it is wears more cropped and so makes it more modern and edgy. It is actually in Boucle and not Tweed which I like as it doesn’t catch on to things as much. It’s dark navy and gold hardware, one of my absolutely favorite color combinations. I've purchased a few vintage Chanel jackets and sold quite a few in the past few years as none really felt like THE ONE. This one is THE ONE. 

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

Featured here is Carlie, who I’ve since sold. The gold hardware on Carlie matches with the jacket so well and the cleanness of white caviar with the white T makes the whole “outfit” look incredibly modern. Nothing about this screams OLD! SHABBY! TRENDY!

My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag 

And also, just for laughs as my intern told me Carlie reminded him of the curry mee noodles we got in a fan mail package. Very encouraging to know that my intern thinks a pack of noodles looks the same as a very rare and expensive vintage Chanel caviar bag.

 My Grandfathers Things - Vintage Chanel Diana bag

Until next time, may your Chanel bag be in good puff health!


9 comments

  • Omg the curry mee!!!! How unexpected & expected (given your proclaim love for penang laksa) i love how you style sandy!! I was wondering will it still look that good if Sandy were to swap with Sheryl & vice versa? Both were my ootd almost everyday & I’m wondering if a darker beige or lighter beige would be a better choice! I absolutely love Sandy but given how much love you had for Sheryl… I am 动摇 ~

    Amber
  • Omg you’re so funny lol! I think the ramen really suited the look. But must admit that safari was my favorite

    Rose
  • Loved the humor and appreciate the time you put into each styling. Please keep sharing because it was truly a pleasure to read :)

    Jenny
  • Hahaha, loved reading and following your train of thoughts! I love it that you styled with Jeans, because usually i would be afraid to do so, cuz i’m scared it will leave those jeans colors on them! Is that why you used Caviar ones to match? I really like your tops & jacket as well! Its a great choice :)

    Fruitsbasket

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