Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chanel Customization Cocktail Party

Those of you that follow me on Twitter and or Facebook know this month I'm super crazy excited because my special custom order Chanel flap is coming next week!

About 8 months ago I received an invitation in the mail to attend a Chanel customization cocktail party.  To say I was ecstatic would be a total understatement.  I had heard about being able to customize a Chanel Flap but I wasn't entirely sure where you could do it or how you would even go about it.  Turns out this has only been done twice before - once in Tokyo and then in New York City.  Well this time San Francisco got picked to host the event! 

I.WAS.SO.EXCITED. 

At the event you were given the opportunity to customize your very own personal Chanel Flap.  You got to chose the size of your flap (m/l or jumbo), the color of the chain (gold or silver), the length of the chain (longer or shorter), type of leather (caviar, lambskin, metallic or ostrich), and fianlly the color of the flap itself. 

Getting to choose a color was the most exciting part of the whole experience because the colors offered were special release colors.  They were colors that were either totally brand new and have never been released to the public. Or they were extremely popular previously released colors that were discontinued but were brought back just for the customization party.

In anticipation of my customized Chanel flap I thought I would share with you guys pictures from the party last year!!


The Invitation


Lots of valet dressed in Chanel signature black in white in front of the store!


The entire set up was flown in from Paris just for the customization party! SO NEAT!

Beef Tataki in Sesame Cup

Some of the hors dourves offered at the party. 


They showed a Chanel video campaign on these gigantic IPad like screen that had it's own quilted leather carrying case and signature Chanel strap.  They also showed us a presentation on how the Chanel flap is made from start to finish. 

Did you know that a classic flap is actually made TWO bags combined into one flap.  That is why there's an inner flap.  So now when your boyfriend/husband complains about the price you can tell him it's because there's actually two bags inside. AHAHAHAHA.


Fried Waffle Chip w/ Pate and Quail Egg


THIS ONE WAS SO YUMMY!!!! 



I WANT THESE CHAIRS! 




THE CHAINS!


Dark Chocolate Ganache w/ caramelized orange peel


The craziness there were about 50 or so guests that attended the event!


The hubs was randomly poking around Chanel.com a couple of months ago and found this picture on the website. AHAHAH OMG! WHY?!


Chanel Party Gift Bag! 

I was so excited to get swag - I felt so cool. AHAHAHA.  Now you know just how dorky I really am :p

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67 comments:

  1. I am so jelly right now! That sounds like so much fun to customize the bag. Can't wait for the pics of your new bag :D

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  2. omg, sounds like an amazing event! ur so lucky to be a part of it!

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  3. wow! wow! wow! I didn't even know the SF Chanel did cool stuff like this lol

    Great picture of you guys posted on the site!! Now Chanel fans all over the world will recognize you lol
    I love your bag =D Am awaiting the reveal of your customized bag!! I can't afford one yet so I must satisfy my designer goods cravings thru your blog LMAO

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  4. You lucky lady you! I can't wait to see what you customized! I'm so excited for you :D

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  5. wowwww this is so amazing!!! I hope to have a Chanel bag one day!!! I can't wait to see your customized one! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Ooh that's sooo amazing, looks like you had an amazing time. What can you expect, you went to the one and only CHANEL party!! xo

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  7. my skincare routine is never this much, usually 5 things like you, but after seeing ppl's skincare routine, it put mine to shame LOL i think i'm having a qtr life crisis @ 23, i don't wanna age!!! if slathering cream will slow the wrinkles, i'll do it! HAHA

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  8. omgg I'm so beyond jealous! that looks absolutely amazing and what an opportunity! oh..and the food looks delish too haha
    xx Cin

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  9. omg this is so amazing!
    can't wait to see your new customized bag!

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  10. waaah, so amazing! I wanna see your customized bag hehehe :D

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  11. This looks like such fun! I am a tad jealous! :) I would love to design my own chanel bag :) I want the chairs too!

    Love, vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  12. Such a fun day! :D Lucky lucky U, darling Lisa!

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  13. Oh wow , it was so cool that you got invited . It looks like you had such a nice time :)

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  14. Oh my gawd. This is Soooooo cool! You are one lucky girl, you know? :)

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  15. That is totally AWESOME!! I mean you can have a bag made the way you want, can't wait to see what color/leather you picked out.

    I recently tried to talk myself out of Chanel and kept telling myself "one is enough". That doesn't work too good, especially now that I see yours. I am such a weak person! Perhaps I should pretend I don't see your next post..hehe.

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  16. Wooow this is some awesome party!!! So cool to kind of 'design' your own bag. I can't wait to see what you picked :)
    Is a Chanel bag a must-have? Hmmmm

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  17. ooo what was in the swag?!

    can't wait to see your custom bag lisa!

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  18. Eeek! I wanted to go so badly (I was floored when I received an invite - really?!?!) but I was traveling. Boo. Will need to live vicariously through your memories - DO SHARE THE BAG ASAP! Can't wait to see what you decided to go with :)

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  19. Hey, I don't think there's anything dorky about wanting a little swag! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  20. I am actually so jealous!! A custom chanel is my dream (or a Chanel bag - am saving!). Cannot wait to see it!!

    x

    http://talesofalittlehazzelnut.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thats so cool you can customize! I never heard of that before! Sounds fun!

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  22. OMGosh that has to be the most amazing thing ever !!! I cannot wait to see your bag !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  23. Can't wait to see you're creation!

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  24. ahhh can't wait to see what you picked out! was the customization price much higher than retail price?

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  25. WOAHHhHHHH, jealous much?? Heck yes!!!
    What an awesome opportunity to be able to customize your own flap at such an amazing event! I can't wait to see what it looks like, I'm sure the 8 months of waiting will definitely be worth it :D

    & RYC - When I was in SF, I felt like all we did was eat!! hahahha. ^__^ I'll have pictures soon, but bummer was that the eggs benedict I was looking forward to having during brunch, didn't happen :( We over slept and missed our reservations! Lol

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  26. WOW I'm so jealous! That's so exciting! Can't wait to read more about it :) Looks like such an awesome event.

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  27. OMG! You're so lucky. How does one even get invited to one of these things? Crazy. I can't wait to see your bag.

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  28. This is one of the coolest things I've heard about in quite some time. I'm not gonna lie, I'm extremely jeal - this is such an incredible experience that you were able to take part in! I too am in love with the ghost chairs and have been on the fence about adding a few to our dining room for a while now. Seeing them at this event just might have pushed me over the edge to order.

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  29. oh my word! you are super duper lucky! I can't wait to see what you got! And those screens on the quilted purse-like holders are just genius! I really am so mesmerized by the decor!

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  30. wow this is so exciting!! u are so lucky!! :) what color did u chose?

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  31. omg I cannot wait to see your custom flap! It's going to be gorgeous, what a fantastic event :)

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  32. eeek!! i. die.

    can't wait to see your bag!!

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  33. wow - can't wait to see it!!

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  34. you're so lucky! i wanna see your cusomized bag LOL! :D

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  35. It must be so cool to attend this party. Thanks for sharing these pics and im totally looking forward to seeing your new bag!

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  36. Whaaaat?!?!!? How did you score such an amazing invite?!?!?! I'm so green with envy that I look like Shrek. The 8 month long wait must have been tortorous! But now that the time's finally come, I'm so happy for you!!! Can't wait to see your new beauty.

    PS - GREAT pic of you and your husband!

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  37. omg Lisa!! How exciting! I so wish I could be there!

    Can't wait to see your bag!

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  38. Oh wow, that is fantastic! I want to see your finished bag!

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  39. Lisa, can you do a boring post every once in a while? LOL Sheesh, im always so jealous your little adventure's. I can't wait to see your custom Chanel.... :)

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  40. You're famous!! =D Omg I've heard of these parties but not seen pics. So glad you took and shared them! Can't wait to see your new baby!

    (Haha...no worries. Freshmen year was a blur for me too. ;P)

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  41. I told you already but im telling you again!! im sooo jealousss!!!!!!... that party looked awesome!! and the napkins had the chanel sign as well =O soo cuteee!!!!!

    btw hun, congrats!! i gave you a humble blog award =]... http://thisisalx.blogspot.com/2011/06/blogger-award-2011-overdue-ootd.html

    Alx

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  42. OMG lisa! im gonna die!!!!!!!!! im so jealous!!! :)) CANT WAIT TO SEE YOUR CUSTOMIZED BAG!!!! :D you're so lucky! well you deserved it! ;)

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  43. i added you to the blogs i love on my blog xx

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  44. i can totally understand why you want the chairs. Ghost Philippe Starck chair is always a classic! fun and you can have them in any color you want

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  45. envy you! looks the event really fun... i love love your chanel's bag :)

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  46. Fantastic event and you look great! The event look like a great time for you! Chanel is fantastic!

    xx

    Have a nice weekend! :)

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  47. The last picture is super cute, seriously!

    Ah, you lucky girl. That sounds amazing. Can't wait to see your new bag :)

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  48. omgsh im so jealous but you deserve it because your adorable!!!

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  49. wow what an awesome event! and to find your pic in the website! i'd be even more excited than you were! lol
    you look lovely btw!

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  50. ouuu FUN =D

    can't wait to see more ~~~~ hehe

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  51. You lucky girl! I am beyond jealous.

    lebedoudiary.blogspot.com

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  52. wowww this looked like such a lavish event!~ I hope you had a great time~ you look great in the pic on the chanel website! Can't wait to see the bag you designed (:

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  53. This looks so amazing, like a dream (a wonderful chanel dream!!)

    xo

    http://oystergirl-hairlessdog.blogspot.com/

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  54. *SCREEEEEAMMMM* OMG you lucky girl!!! This is crazy.. everything looks so great ..I can't wait to see the bag you designed!!!


    come check out my giveaway:

    http://mishialamode.blogspot.com/2011/06/birthday-eye-love-you-giveaway.html

    <3, Mishi

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  55. OH WOW - that is sooooo EXCITING!!!! Can't wait to see your custom creation!!

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  56. OMG LISA! I was SO jealous reading this :p I even told my boyfriend about it! I CANNOT wait to see!!!! AAAAAHHHHHH

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  57. Woha, super cool! How did you get the invitation? And, if you don't mind me asking, how much does such customization go for?

    Can't wait to see the final product!

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  58. "A happy girl makes a pretty one, & shopping definitely makes us girls happy" That's a good one!!! Lol. I can add that to my list of justification/excuses for shopping. hahah

    Sounds a lot better than my usual "oh but I just HAD to have it!" LOL

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  59. definitely can't wait to see your custom bag Lisa!!! :)

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  60. Chanel it's Chanel! Love it!

    Following you from Portugal* Kisses

    http://fashionviktima.blogspot.com

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  61. You lucky girl you. Can't wait to see what you picked!!!

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  62. That is so cool! I would love to go to one! :3

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  63. wow...this is amazing! I think it's pretty safe to say that you are a Chanel aficionado. Can't wait to see your bag! xo

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  64. So happy for you!!! BTW, great photos :)

    I can't wait to see your bag :)

    Mel
    www.melodyinwonderland.com

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