So, where to start this story? Since I was a little girl I always dreamed of having a Chanel bag. Not just A Chanel bag, but THE chanel bag. The classic. The one bag that is so, so, soooo hard to get. The last couple of weeks I was doubting though, between the Boy bag, or the Classic flap bag. So, yesterday was the day, I decided for myself. I went to Amsterdam (P.C.Hooftstraat). If you're not familiar with Amsterdam, this is the one and only street in Amsterdam that sells all the good stuff (Chanel, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, etc, etc.) I was soooo nervous. Questions popped in to my head like: Which bag should I go for, the classic or the boy bag? What if they don't have both bags? Because these two bags both have extreme waitinglists (!!). Anyway, I still had a feeling I wanted the classic it-bag more (I'm talking the Chanel Classic Medium Flap Bag). So I decided for myself, even before entering the Chanel store, that I would probably end on the waiting list, for months, or years, I don't know. So, here was my first Chanel-in-store experience: I DIED! Omg, all those Chanel dream bags all in one place. I got goosebumps. Seriously. I just wanted to buy the whole store. When I entered, immediately a very nice (somewhat older) woman stepped towards me with the question if she could help me. I told her what I was looking for. I asked her if she had the black quilted leather boy bag or the classic flap bag. And here's the best part! She answered me with: well, you're one lucky girl. Unfortunately we don't have the black boy bag at this moment, but we just received one black classic flap bag medium. Would you like me to get it for you? I just died (again). And then she came back with a box with in it my dream bag. And when she unwrapped it, I immediately knew, this is my bag! And now, today, I'm sitting here with my Chanel Classic Flap Bag Medium on my lap, writing this story. I'm one happy girl! This bag has always been a dream of me, and it makes me so proud to own this classic Chanel it-bag! The woman in the store told me: ''it's a bag for a lifetime''. And I can only agree with her. It really is! :)
A few weeks ago I was asked by Glamour USA to draw them some portraits and tadaam!! Here it is ;) I hope you like it. It is featured on page 302 in Glamour USA the September issue. Really proud on this one :) Happy Sunday!