WATCH THIS WEDNESDAY: THE ORIGINAL REBEL – A Little Leopard WATCH THIS WEDNESDAY: THE ORIGINAL REBEL – A Little Leopard
WATCH THIS WEDNESDAY: THE ORIGINAL REBEL – A Little Leopard WATCH THIS WEDNESDAY: THE ORIGINAL REBEL – A Little Leopard

WATCH THIS WEDNESDAY: THE ORIGINAL REBEL – A Little Leopard WATCH THIS WEDNESDAY: THE ORIGINAL REBEL – A Little Leopard

February 22, 2017 // fashion· style· Uncategorized

#girlboss, Boss Babe and variations thereof are super trendy phrases right now. Basically, being a ladypreneur (ugh I actually hate that one) is in. However, the blogger/editor/entrepreneur/creative-type girlbosses of today owe quite a bit to their trailblazing forebears… including, of course, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel herself.

It seems that 2017 is, in many ways, poised to be a year celebrating women. And much in line with this spirit, it’s the year of Gabrielle at Chanel — in fact, it has been since October 2016, when Karl Lagerfeld first announced a new bag that will bear her name. The bag’s ad is set to debut in April, and a Gabrielle fragrance will launch later this year, all celebrating the rebellious spirit of the Chanel founder’s early years. A sort of “before Coco” lens, if you will.

The brand is also honoring Gabrielle’s legacy through a series of four short films on Inside Chanel, the first of which officially debuted yesterday. A rebellious manifesto for the modern day woman, the video is as bold and daring as Gabrielle was. Watch it below and tell me you aren’t a) incredibly inspired and b) tempted to spend multiple rent checks on the Gabrielle bag when it drops. (I mean, if it’s going to be the new Boy bag, as the brand intends, then it’s 100% a worthwhile investment piece).

The year of Gabrielle will continue with an ad campaign debuting April 3, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld himself and featuring such diverse personalities as Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, Caroline de Magret and Pharrell. Yes, Pharrell. He will be the first man to be featured in a Chanel handbag campaign, according to WWD. Take a peek at the bag designs below … and start saving, because they retail for $3,000 and up. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Image: WWD