Friday, June 24, 2011

My Special Customized Chanel Reveal!

Those of you that have been following my blog may have seen my blog post about a very special Chanel customizing cocktail party I went to last year in this post.  At this cocktail party I received the once in a lifetime opportunity to create my very own custom Chanel flap! 

Finally after 8 long excruciating months my special made for me flap is here!




The packaging *DROOL*  these special white boxes with Chanel printed in black is only available when you purchase Chanel items in Paris.  If you purchase something from Chanel anywhere else in the world the boxes are black with white words.  Since this was a custom order it was sent to me straight from Paris hence the white box :)


Chanel actually brought in a whole team from Paris to San Francisco to specifically package this special order! Talk about fancy schmancy! hahaha



The special white boxes actually sit on a thick black platform.


Single white Camellia


And underneath another layer w/ a single white Camellia


The flap is totally wrapped and taped up in multiple layers of Chanel tissue.


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Chanel Jumbo Gold Metallic Lambskin Flap w/ Gold Hardware


I had to wait a long agonizing 8 months for this flap and since we customized our flap we didn't actually get to see a finalized product.  I was really stressing whether or not I made the right choice choosing gold metallic and then I stressed about whether I made the right choice about choosing gold hardware.  Then I started doubting myself that maybe I should have chosen metallic silver hardware to go with the gold metallic color.. and then I thought no maybe I should have chosen a metallic silver flap.. and then I thought maybe I should have chosen a purple flap..  or perhaps a blue flap...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you get the picture. :p


I AM SO HAPPY I WENT WITH GOLD W/ GHW!! 


The bag can be worn multiple ways just with a single chain, double chain or cross bodied.




The super exciting part of this whole process is that they actually imprinted my initials in gold onto the bag! hehehe Lisa is my middle name ;)


The hubs and I actually both share the initials L. P. so it's like the bag is already a family heirloom piece.  I seriously hope we have at least one daughter hahahaha otherwise I'll be screwed :p


The hubs says my flap looks like a giant gold bar hahaha.


The metallic bag is made out of lambskin leather with a metallic coating on top. 


WHAT? DID I READ THAT RIGHT?! OHH EMM GEE!


For whatever reason getting something for free is SO gratifying AHAHAHAHA.





Chanel included this gorgeous card holder made with the same gold metallic lambskin leather and gold hardware to accompany my bag. 

I was so excited about the card holder hahaha maybe even slightly more excited than my flap.


The little card holder even has it's own serial number and ID card! bahahahaha




There's 4 slots for cards and the middle one is larger which I one could use for dollar bills & coins.


My lovely gold duo :)

*Sigh*

126 comments:

  1. wow girl you are so lucky! Your purse is lovely!

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  2. O M G ! The entire this is beyond words fabulous !! I am completely in awe. SO beautiful !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  3. omg omg adore it soo...nice when i was scrolling down my heart beated fast hehe....your so lucky would love to be you...
    Mi-Mi
    x
    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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  4. O-M-G! LOVE LOVE LOVE. This is to die for!!!

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  5. wah!!!!!! OMG! it's so beautiful! your own customised chanel bag!!! The gold is such a beautiful colour!

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  6. that is gorgeousssssss, love! gorgeous bag for gorgeous gal! I can't believe you're moving to scorching Texas!! I hope they give you some good AC! the worse heat I've been in was Vegas so I can't imagine the constant heat in tejas! I wish the hubby and you luck! its sad to see you leave Cali, BUTT I'm happy for your hubby's job and for your new adventures! i shall keep up with you through your witty blog posts <3!!! heart you

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  7. OMGGGGGG you have such good taste!! The bag looks absolutely beautiful w/ the gold hardware on gold leather~

    I was wondering what was the process or how did they invite people to join the customization party?~ ahhhhh if only if only ><

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  8. And... I died O_O

    You're so lucky! :D

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  9. TADA! my eyes literally froze...LOL... oh so GOLD and pretty!

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  10. mr and mrs poon? you're married...? im confused. hehee!

    the clutch/purse is GORGEOUS! You kept me wanting to see more !

    -robots in trouble

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  11. SO GORGEOUS!!!!! I am so jealous. x

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  12. wow! wow! wow! Im speechless! I love it so much! Im so happy you had the opportunity to customize your own Chanel! So gorgeous!

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  13. OMGGGEEEE
    amazing. really. Gold on gold was a fabulous choice !!!!

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  14. *faints* so pretty!!! you'll look fabulous toting that baby around. thanks for sharing - that was my fashion dose for the day xp

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  15. ohhh emm geee .. such eye candy !!! i love it.. great color choice and hardware choice !! <333 and congrats on being one of the first in the US to have their own customized bag !!! lol thats so exciting !!!!!

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  16. you made the right choice! :)

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  17. It's so cute! I like the color choice quite a bit. Did your husband help you choose at all?

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  18. So beautiful! I love the gold tone you have chosen :) perfect for day and night! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous!! What an opportunity. I am so happy for you. :) This will be an awesome keepsake for the rest of your life.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  20. oooo they are gorgeous~~it is a lovely set~~~i luv gold, i think you'll look awesome in any outfit with a chanel flap~~~


    Jessy

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  21. Your flap is out of this world STUNNING..GORGEOUS, girl. I haven't seen a gold metallic before so this is awesome. It will go with everything as the black and the silver. You made a great choice Lisa to go with the ghw, it is an ultimate luxurious and one of a kind bag.

    If I ever get my second Chanel, I will go with black this time. I am in love with the Mademoiselle bag and red is so tempting. They have so many choice of colors, tough decision!

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  22. Lisa, this was so amazing! And how fantastic that they included the little credit card holder - you are right, I would be super psyched about it too especially cause it's free, LOL :) The bag is gorgeous and I cannot wait to see you modeling it! You are a lucky girl!

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  23. !!!!! No number of exclamation points can really convey how excited I feel right now! Oh man, Lisa, that goldbar of a clutch you have is marvelous! :) and how sweet are they (and how lucky are you??!) to get a complimentary card holder?!

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  24. the unveiling of the Chanel bag is super suspense i almost died seeing that gorgeous gold bag! how lucky are you..i am dying of envy right now! ;)

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  25. Lisa, what a beautiful bag and what a lovely surprise with the cardholder. I HEART CHANEL!!!

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  26. AHHH! What a fantastic surprise from Chanel! Congratulations, so exciting!!!

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  27. seriously lisa, they are GORGEOUS!

    i love those camellia flowers! i actually collect them!

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  28. THAT IS SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS LISA! you are such a lucky girl!

    i love those camellia flowers! i actually collect them!

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  29. i had chills all throughout this post. omg... this is GORGEOUS.

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  30. Beyond jealous - can you get me on this super exclusive list? haha

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  31. seriously awesome lisa. i really love the gold on gold combination! definitely worth the wait.

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  32. That is spectacular! Love the packaging. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Zomg, reveals are the BEST!!! I think yours is the best I've seen in a long time. =D How awesome of them to throw in the cc holder!

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  34. gold on gold! win! =P looks GORGEOUS! and your INITIALS?!?!! awesome! it's funny how the tiny details just add to the uniqueness of the bag. and hells yes i'd be stoked to get a free cardholder! it's SO CUTE that it matches!!!!!!

    love it lisa!!!

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  35. WOW! Your bag looks like a million bucks! You made a beautiful made!!! <3 <3 It's so wonderful of Chanel to include a cardholder! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us! Congrats girl!! <3

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  36. I really can't stop reading and rereading your post! lol <3 I'm SO happy for you!! I love the initials inside too! :)

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  37. I actually have a bag of similar color so I would have probably picked the blue with silver hardware (or gold, for a cooler effect). Regardless, the husband has some fancy taste there! It's so nice to have a man that appreciates fashion. I have to beg my BF not to go out of the house wearing gym shorts to work!

    Lucky, lucky girl! :D

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  38. This is amazing!!! I am in awe of your gorgeous new bag, you'll rock this Lisa!

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  39. wow....its beautiful....its a treasure..love it....congrats....on ur very own creation....


    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Rosabellebyvasu

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  40. OMFG girl! This is amazeballs! Seriously. You totes chose well - I love the sheet to the leather, the gorge rich gold color and hardware, and of course the matching (FREE!!!) cc case. I think my favorite detail is the monogram inside - truly an heirloom piece. I can not wait to see this bag in an OOTD post (or better yet, in person in SA)! ♥

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  41. Congrats! This is very cool. I think you made the right choice with the gold hardware- your bag is beautiful.

    I always love how Chanel wraps everything up beautifully. I maybe save all Chanel my boxes:)

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  42. WOW! that's amazing. It's BEAUTIFUL and so awesome that you got it customized. I'm still saving up for my first Chanel.. it's looking like it's going to take awhile though :(

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  43. OMG amazing!! What a lucky woman you are! Would it be wrong for me to ask how much? LOL

    And the matching CC holder...TO DIE for!

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  44. i already texted you because I was too excited to comment but I had to come back and comment because I'm so in love with it! You definitely made a good decision. And love that you got a GWP with a CHANEL! :)

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  45. That is such a gorgeous gorgeous bag - I think you made the perfect choice in your colours. Definitely a heirloom!

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  46. This bag is freaking beautiful! (: You're one lucky girl. Hope to see you wearing it soon!

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  47. Wow hunny, I'm dying over here! So pretty, I really love all the gold! You are going to look stunning carrying her around. Please do an OOTD soon =)

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  48. you're really creating history by designing your own channel. you picked everything right. it's gorgeous. excited to see photos of you walking around with this beauty.

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  49. I love Chanel bags, as well as I love yours, the gold color is beautifull

    glamfashionistafashionista.blogspot.com

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  50. OH MY GAWWWWDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obsessed! You are one lucky girl and for your sake I hope you have a daughter too...she will be HOOKED up from the moment you pop her out! lol. Happy weekend Lisa. xo

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  51. Wow congrats! Such a stunning bag and love the cardholder too.

    Thanks so much for sharing the experience!

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  52. OMG!!!!! This is SO exciting!! Getting a free gift is always cool, but getting a free Chanel item is OMGAWESOMENESSSSSSSSSSS!! That was so nice of them. I really like the cardholder. It's beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed reading this post. It was as if I was there unwrapping it :D

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  53. I DIE. Simply, absolutely, gorgeous!!! The gold on gold is TO DIE FOR. Absolutely made the perfect decision! I get worked up about the thin black boxes we get in the States... really should have waited until I visited Paris to buy a Chanel there!

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  54. See if you can get prescription lenses for the sunnies! ;)

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  55. very beautiful! wish i had one

    -Erica
    http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/

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  56. GORGEOUS! Love love love it. Great blog... following you now!

    XO, Liza
    fashion over groceries

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  57. Okay, I fainted for a little bit there and I've just now come to. OH MY GOSH this is so incredibly stunning Lisa - you made a FAB choice! Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your collection! How thoughtful and sweet that they added a matching card holder!

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  58. Just beautiful!!! I love your new Chanel pieces! Congrats hun =)

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  59. omg im soo jealousss!! (i dont no how many times ive said im jealous of u but this just proves that i REALLy am jealous><..lol) i want ur chanel!! and i lovee the gold!! its gorgeous and unique, totally made the right choice!! *drools*... the 8 months is a totallyy worth the wait!! ^^

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  60. OMFG i can't overcome the gorgeousness of this bag!! amazing taste!!! i love it. chanel classic flap is my HG and omg this is CUSTOMIZED!!! congrats on the beautiful bag.

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  61. Woww that is so pretty! I love it! Congratulations!!! You're one lucky gal!

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  62. OMG!!! They are so gorgeous!!! I wish I could have chanel bags too. > < All I have from chanel is chanel no.5.

    I really love your chanel!! Congrats. :D

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  63. Oh I am so jealous. AWESOME bags *drools*

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  64. OMG you are the luckiest girl in the entire world. ic annot believe your life and all the designer pieces you get to collect! your daughter will be SO lucky. this is GORGEOUS and fits you perfectly!!!

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  65. holy sh** LOL, that is just beyond gorgeous!!! you def. made the right choice by choosing gold - it's just an amazing colour!

    ppl will def. turn heads and will do a double take when seeing that pass by haha.

    you're very lucky! you def. need to post pics with the purse! :D

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  66. Dude, it is GORGEOUS and TO DIE FOR!!!!! I really LOVE the metallic gold color & the complimentary credit card holder - it's like winning the lottery more than once!

    Great choice in customizing it - I love that it's minimalistic and elegant! Sad but true - I only dream of the day I am able to purchase myself a Chanel jumbo flap. I'd go craaaaaaaaaazy and purchase one in almost every practical color (on top of ordering a customized one like yours too!)

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  67. Amazing! If you have a daughter you'll have to name her with the same initials as you!

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  68. OMYGOOOSH LISA!!!!! to be among one of the few US clients to get a customized chanel bag is pure love!!! congrats <3

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  69. OH JESUS!!!!!!! your bag is to die for!!! :)

    Find me on:
    From Catwalk to Classroom...

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  70. :O:O:O:O

    A customized Chanel? Wow, that's amazing and the card holder is too cute haha

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  71. Omg. That is flippin amazing!

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  72. My jaw literally just dropped right now. Everything about this combo is perfect! The colors, the packaging, the details... LOVE IT!! <3 Thank you for this reveal. It totally just made my weekend! lol

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  73. WAAAAAA!!!!! Lisa!!! You're insanely lucky! I wouldn't have been able to choose a better combo myself! I am absolutely speechless....0_0

    Congratulations!! It was well-worth the wait!!

    www.cashmereandcandy.com

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  74. whoaaa i didn't know you can customize a chanel!!!! Would you mind letting us know what's the process and what choices there are (colour, size,style, etc)? Your gold Chanel looks gorgeous (especially with the matching card holder)!! Absolutely love it!!

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  75. ahhhhhh!!! Lisa I am so jealous you lucky girl!

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  76. it is gold indeed! but i think you have made the right choice to make it monotone, somehow gold and silver would not have been a good combination! love the fact that it is metallic color because you can combine it so much better than pure gold. perfect night bag, but i am sure with a very neutral look it will look gorgeous during the daytime too. BTW didn't know you could customize them

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  77. waaah! to die for!!!!
    lucky you!


    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  78. Omg this flap is to die for!!! omgeeeeee!!! loves loves loves! Though Im sure the process was half the fun!!! I think you wouldn't have been able to go wrong with any of those colours and gold on gold is awesome! and OMG that credit card holder is even awesomer (mainly because it was complimentary right? hahahahhaha) but for that priced Im glad you got more than what you paid for!!!

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  79. I love Chanel! And the color goes with everything!

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  80. OMG it's chanel!!!! I'm so jealousss, it's so fabulous! XDD

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  81. THIS IS AAWWWWESOME!

    OMG, I am sooo jealous - that bag is great, wow! Love!

    Miri's Castle

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  82. You are one lucky lady Lisa! I love your color choices - gold metallic with the gold hardware is a beautiful combination :) I love that they included a matching card holder for you too. Haha I really hope you and the hubby have at least one daughter too so she can enjoy this bag as much as you do!

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  83. AWESOME!!! You are a lucky girl!! Fabulous!!!!!Enjoy that!!
    xoxo
    http://pinkrockandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  84. HOLY POOO! That's frickin' gorgoues *o*
    You are so uberlucky!

    xx

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  85. Your customized bag is so prettty lisa!! and a freebie?!?! how cool is that? awww this would a perfect family heirloom hhshsh adopt me and ill chnage my name! lol i kid.

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  86. HOLY F*CKING SHITIIIIIITTTTT.
    I am ridiculously jealous! That bag is BEAUTIFUL and looks so amazing in gold! WOW! You are such a lucky girl! <3

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  87. wow that is beautiful! good choice on the gold, i love how they also gave you a matching credit card holdfer, that's amazing!

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  88. no wonder you're drooling all over that bag! i'd be too if i were in your shoes!
    there are now 93 girls (and counting!) completely jealous of you right now! lol

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  89. That bag is certainly calling out for attention! I would love to customize a Chanel purse, but I'd probably be too cheap to buy it...;~; That was so nice of them to give you a matching card holder! :3

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  90. OH MY GOODNESS! This bag is freaking gorgeous!! And special~ AND DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND. So jealous. XD And wah~ yay for free stuff!!!!

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  91. Oh this is so very exciting!! It's funny how free things are SO much more gratifying.


    tacosandfreecandy.blogspot.com

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  92. Holy shizzle!!! that may be worth more than a bar of gold hahahaha I REALLY hope you have a daughter too! This will be an heirloom for sure lmao

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  93. LOLOLOLOL! But it really looks like a gold bar! And the worth is maybe too the same as a gold bar XD!

    can i be your daughter plz.. XD hahahahah

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  94. i remvber you saying about this bag! I Really wanted to see how it turn up and by the photos is amazing! Lucky girl! i love the card holder as well! I always enjoy free gifts! it goes perfectly with the bag!!

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  95. so fabulous! love it! and so awesome that you got a comp. cc holder, its so cute! <3 <3 <3

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  96. I am so so so jealous of you. If you ever tire of being its owner please send it my way.

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  97. As I as scrolling I kept going gasping more and more. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. i loveee gold on gold and it was nice they included a card holder!! And that Camellia is so pretty too. JEALOUS JEALOUS!!

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  98. OMG i'm so jealous! hahaha! you are such a lucky girl lisa! loveeeettttttt!!! i super love it! i guess i should start saving for a chanel bag now LOL! x)

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  99. i am speechless (in a good way). WOW xx

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  100. That is very snazzy. I thought about buying a gold Chanel flap but a customized one is so much more special. : )

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  101. I'm dying to find out what's in the other bags :D

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  102. wow that's so cool! congrats the bag looks really pretty! :)

    x Breshna

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  103. OMG!!!!!!!! LISA!!!!!!!! First of all, SO JEALOUS!!!! But so happy for you!!!! The gold on gold is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I would love to have this combo!!!!!!!!! Great choice, I love it so much!!!!


    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  104. Gorgeous! You're sooo lucky Lisa. Wear it well.

    x
    http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  105. Dear Lisa,

    This lack of posting is like a knife to my heart. I know you're moving (good luck! I'm sure you'll be the life of the party in Germany too :P ) but I'm going through withdrawal!

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  106. Congratulations on your beautiful bag! Enjoy :)

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  107. amazinggg and to die for :D

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  108. Lisa!!! I tagged u with an award =]

    http://thisisalx.blogspot.com/2011/07/nails-x-35-blog-award-s2.html

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  109. Hope your move is going smoothly!! Missing your posts :)

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  110. Lisa!! I hope all the packing, labeling, and move is going swell for you!

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  111. I loveeeeeeee them allll!!! and I cant believe u emailed them!! =O I havent had the chance to catch the new episodes recently =[ too busy going out too much LOL.. but my bf is comign back from his trip real soon and watch CM is one of our tradition^^... Thank u for ur swt comments.. I love simple nail arts =] and np.. u totally deserve the award!! I love ur style =]

    Alx

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  112. Omg!!! Lovelovelovelovelove it to pieces. You lucky girl you :)

    Hmm.. Where do you live again? Um.. You know. Just curious ;)


    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  113. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Literally. Shivers. Down. My. Spine. I hope/dream/aspire to maybe one day be as lucky as you...and once again...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  114. Okay lady! I've seriously turned puke green ith envy reading backwards on posts today. I had to tell the hubs and read him your personal letter. Squeal! I feel lucky just to say "I [kinda] know someone who is one of the first people in the U.S. to have a custom made classic chanel bag!" heeheeh - what a dork right? If u don't mind, would you email me sometime just to let me know what a ballpark estimate of that would cost? just so I could let the hubs know, ya know, just in case? hahah - as in just in case we ever won the lottery and he lost his mind? hahah! Gorgeous babe - simply stunning!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  115. OMG ur one lucky lady dear ;) the flap is soo lovely gorgeous and the card holder is TDF.. if it was me, i'm more excited with the special gift.. coz it compliment the bag..wooot wooot..

    btw i just came across ur blog..great blog ;))

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