|Love at first sight was definitely true in the case of this Phantom!|
Ok so I am super super excited about this post, and I have one word to say to introduce it: Céline. Yes this is the brand that you see right now all over Instagram, and basically everywhere else that fashionistas lurk in real life and on the web! Céline is basically in my opinion: edgy, chic, feminine, tom-body, and minimalist all in one word. Why? Their bags are filled with flare yet so so functional, and that is why I have personally been a tad obsessed! Ok so now the color. Obviously black is my safe choice, and that is really what I was considering buying when I was picking out this bag, but something stopped me when I saw all the color options. I realized that Céline is a fun brand with so many colors, and as a usually neutral person who likes to play it safe I decided to go all out and get a very bold (maybe the most bold?) color: RED! Yes, I decided that if I am getting this croc embossed Céline, I should do it right and do it with some color. And so I did. Last I checked the Spring 2014 price for the Phantom in croc at the official Céline boutique is $3,450 USD, but by playing it smart and buying replica I only paid 1/6 of that price by buying it from Perfect Céline (UPDATE: a lot of you ladies have been asking me what happened to their site; it was down so I just emailed them at email@example.com to order since I REALLY wanted this bag), and must say I am much more impressed by the bag as I initially thought may be a hit or miss replica purchase. That I am pleasantly surprised, is to say the least. The handbag has a very matte feel to it, and honestly as soon as I pulled it out of the box I realized that if the word lux was ever to be used, this would be the case!
To be honest, I was also unsure of the overall square shape of the Phantom before, even when I saw it in the Céline boutique, but once I held it, and wore it out for the first time I realized that I really fell in love with the Phantom overall. In fact I think I will be going for a suede Phantom for the holiday season, as I think it would definitely compliment my looks for the season!
Here are the pics of the beaut, and yes the handbag is every bit as elegant in real life as she is on our digital screens. I will definitely do an OOTD (outfit of the day) shot with this baby, and add those to this post eventually as well! So without much further ado, here is the lovely Céline croc embossed Phantom replica:
|This pic came about a bit pink with the sunlight but gives you a good idea of the back!|
|Love the touch of gold on the feet of the bag at the bottom!|
|LOVE the braided zip!|
|Another sign of a good replica Phantom is suede on the inside of the bag. If it is not real suede it will never be as good as the authentic bag!|
|Another thing to notice on the croc Phantom is that there is no Céline stamp on the front of the bag unlike many other models, but I personally like the incognito status since any true fashionista will know it is a Phantom right away!|
|The side of the bag! Love the matte look of the bag, as I wasn't sure if it would be too shiny, and am very happy it did not turn out so!|
|The bottom of the bag. Notice: no stitching across as that is an obvious sign of a fake bag!|