If there is one item from the Chanel fashion house that most women covet, it’s their Classic Flap bag or the 2.55 bag, both often confusingly referred as the same thing, and they are. But also a wee bit different depending on your point of reference. It gets complicated to get into details, so suffice to say that the iconic quilted flap bag is our common point of reference.
2.55 refers to February, 1955 the year that Madamoiselle Coco Chanel designed the bag we know today as the 2.55 – a rectangular bag with quilted leather design and a turnlock clasp, with thin double straps of metal chain interwoven with leather strips.
Ok, I did say “most women” but truth be told, when I was much younger, I thought the 2.55 was quite “aunty” looking and scoffed at it 😛 Naturally, I changed my mind later when I approached Aunty age haha! 😀
Anyway, what Chanel beauty has done, is drawn on that inspiration of the double-chain strap of the iconic 2.55 bag and come up with an eyeshadow palette embossed with that very design. Think of it this way – if your savings aren’t quite there to purchase your own Classic Flap or 2.55 Reissue bag, this palette would probably be the next best thing 😉
The thing about Chanel eyeshadow palettes is this. They have this permanent range of quads (recently reformulated, so I’m in love with the reformulation!) but they often release limited edition quints, and previously when Chanel quads were crap, I’d look out for these quints because the quality of these pressed shadows were far superior. My personal favourite is the Matelasses palette from a couple of years ago which I still use often.
So, when news of the L’Intemporel de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette first came out, I was very intrigued.