Thursday, October 25, 2007

Chanel Cream Crinkle Leather Jacket

10 Things We Love About Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel:

1. Here nickname is Coco-too f*in cute-meets-chic for words

2. A feminist revolution who completely did way with corset

3. Originally a milliner who got her start placing her hats on the heads of famous French actresses

4. Held a tight grip over the reigns of Chanel by presiding as chief designer from 1909 - 1971

5. Moved into the Hotel Ritz Paris--Her suite is still referred to as the CoCo Chanel suite

6. Met with a fortune teller who told her that the number was her lucky number--so CoCo named her first perfume No. 5 and debuted the scent on the 5th day of the fifth month, May.

7. In 1926, CoCo invented another wardrobe mainstay: the LBD (little black dress)

8. In the same year, she also began experimenting with tweeds, inspired by a trip to Scotland, and created her first tweed skirt suit--now considered a seminal Chanel piece.

9. After closing her couture house in 1939 (only perfumes and accessories were sold in Chanel boutiques), Chanel re-opened the fashion house in 1954 and helmed the House herself at the spritely age of 71.

10. This crinkled leather jacket crafted in a signature boxy Chanel style and features black trimming, CC button closures and signature camellia interior embroidery. Available at d2 for $1500, gently worn and in next-to-new condition! For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, . . . so we got in a truckload of Fendi baguette bags, and before we could shoot the suckers, we got SCOOPED by none other than LA's favorite It Gal, Writer, Style Maker and Taste Dictator: Rose Apodaca. Oh well, it's an honor and a privilege to grace the webpages of this sassy semiotician and all-around-pop-culture-maven's blog. Check her out: She scribes about the D2 Fendi's on September 27, 2007.

So, sorry we've been a little slow on the uptake (we've been so busy--we started grad school, we're dating, and driving Christos crazy) but without further adieu, we're here to present the Fendi baguettes in all their glory! The baguette made it's resounding debut in 1997 and the following posts celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Italian houses significant accessories contribution. The baguette, named for its ease in carry underneath the crook of the arm--like a baguette, is a must for any style girl with both a little class and a little flash!

Lots of Love,

The d2 Gang

Fendi Pailette & Beaded Baguette Handbag

Nobody but nobody has done more for the Fendi baguette than our favorite 4 gal pals: Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha. And frankly, WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE! We're SATC junkies. Even now we're scratching for a fix. We've been in withdrawal for years, we need rehab, we need Petrovsky . . . ah, will the sweet torture never end? At least, we can funnel some of our SATC style energy into accessorizing and nothin' fits the bill better than this Fendi paillette and beaded handbag. Crafted with orange snakeskin strapping and signature silver metal FF snap clasp closure, this baby is replete with SATC sassafrass! Priced at $850 and in mint condition! For further information or to purchase, please contact: SOLD

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fendi Deco Beaded Baguette Handbag

First, let's talk Fendi. A little background into the Italian megabrand, if you will. Fendi began in 1918, when Adele Casagrande opened a leather shop in Via del Plebiscito in Central Rome. She then married Edoardo Fendi in 1925 and together, the lovebirds decided to change the name of the biz to Fendi. Their 5 daughters (the Fendi's were verrrrrry busy apparently and excellent multi-taskers if you ask me) would later come on board the Fendi ship, and the sisters were instrumental in hiring a young german upstart in 1965, named Karl Lagerfeld, to helm the brand. Since its conception, Fendi has always been associated with luxury and this bag beautifully epitomizes their elegant with a little somethin' extra style. Crafted with super sparkle-y white beads, this heavenly handbag also features black pony fur strapping and deco beaded FF snap clasp closure. In mint condition and priced at $750. For further information, or to purchase, please contact:

Fendi Embroidered Baguette Handbag

The Iconic Fendi FF logo--where does it come from? Let's discuss. In 1965, Lagerfeld and the Fendi's took a trip down the isle together and the designer and the house became one. One the marriage was set in stone, Lagerfeld immediately created the logo, which would go onto become a symbol for wealth and status. Here's one of our fave FF styles--as a baguette bag crafted with the FF Zucca jacquard, accented with beading, FF snap front closure and green snakeskin strapping. In mint condition and available for $800! For further information or to purchase , please contact:

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Fendi Embroidered Gem Baguette Bag

So, we couldn't showcase a bunch of baguettes and mention the Sex & The City gals, without putting one aside special for Carrie. So here's our flirty, fantastic, fabulous "Carrie" choice. Perfect when paired with a little romantic flowy Dior dress or just with everyday Gaultier at the coffee shop, this embroidered number is accented with clear gems in a floral pattern and sports blue snakeskin strapping. In mint condition and priced at $850. For further information or to purchase, please contact: SOLD

Fendi Embroidered Mirrored Baguette Bag

Our favorite fall '07 trend is being served up Global Priority. That's right, multi-culti patterns and influences splished and splashed all over the Fall runways--with Balenciaga, Anna Sui, Viv Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier notably taking part in the trend. So, why not literally carry the trend yourself, on your arm that is, with this Fendi embroidered, mirrored and beaded baguette bag? Accented with smooth chocolate brown leather strapping, this Limited-Edition handbag crosses all style borders and boundaries. In mint condition and priced at $1250. For futher information or to purchase, please contact: SOLD

Fendi Gold Zebra Baguette Bag

Oh Adriana . . . we miss you so. After your unfortunate "accident", no one could take your place in hearts nor your hostess-with-the-mostess sass at Crazy Horse. Decadestwo would like to offer up the following memorial in your honor. Below we have a gold leather an tan fur zebra style baguette bag with golden metal and clear gem stone iconic FF snap clasp closure. We'd like to think this is what you may have carried in all your mafia princess glory. Oh Christopher, how could you . . . Priced at $650 and in mint condition. For further information or to purchase, please contact: SOLD

Fendi Pink Pailette Baguette Handbag

Did you guys know that the first time the word pink was used to describe a color was in the 17th century to describe the light red flowering plants in the genus Dianthus? Well, now you know. Pink is one of our very favorite colors. This baguette bag is crafted with pailette sequins are showcased in a Nadeshiko pink--called nadeshiko-iro in Japanese--which is named after the carnation flower. Like a flower, you'll be blossoming at the ball with this baguette bag whose accent strapping is fabricated in pink snakeskin. Do we need to make a "Pretty-In-Pink" witty epithet here? We will if you want us to . . . Priced at $650 and in gently worn condition! For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Fendi Denim Daisy Baguette Handbag

Oh my gawd--check out this like totally tripindicular Fendi Bag. Perfect for any Val Gal north of Van Nuys Blvd., this totally tubular baguette features mesh daisy appliques with mirrors details underneath the floral appliques! Like for sure! In mint condition and priced at $475. For further information or to purchase, please contact: SOLD

Fendi Zucca Baguette Tote Handbag

Zucca--let's discuss. The word zucca is Italian for pumpkin (just in time for Halloween) or squash. My favorite squash is Zucchini blossoms, fyi. Zucca is also the name of an Italian aperatif whose base ingredient is Rhubarb combined with cardamom seeds and other curative herbs. After 10 days of mellowing out, thepotion is strained and bottled. Zucca has a mild bittersweet taste and is fairly light with only 16% volume of alcohol. Nearly impossible to find in the states as it is not commerically distributed in the US, Zucca is the featured cocktail in the Zucca bar in the Galleria at the Piazza del Duomo in Milan. This bar is also the site where Gaspere Campari introduced his alcoholic infusion of herbs in the 1860s. Lastly, Zucca is the name of the verrrry famous FF logo jaquard of Fendi. I'm not sure what it has to do with drinking (or squash for that matter) but I do know that I'd defintely carry this baby for cocktails with the girls. Preferably, in Milan. Accented with smooth brown leather strapping, this baby is a classic, fo' sho'. Priced at D2 for $450 and in mint condition! For futher information or to purchase, please contact:

Fendi Beaded Baguette Handbag

Did you guys know that a pair of beads made from the Nassarius shells, circa 100,000 years ago, are thought to be the first known examples of jewelry? We didn't either but we know jewelry and we love beading--especially when the detailing finds it's way onto our favorite style of handbag! So here ya go: a beaded baguette bag with a tote style body that goes on and on 'til the break of dawn! In mint condition and priced at $850! For further information or to purchase, please contact:

Fendi Black Baguette Handbag

In our opinion, this baby is like the little black dress of handbags. As fabulous as it is functional, this Fendi baguette tote is crafted with a larger body, so that you can just slide everything off the dressing table top into the bag, and presto chango, you're a gal with her goods on the go . . . In mint condition and priced at $450! For futher information or to purchase, please contact: