After all of the hoopla surrounding the Chanel Hula Hoop Bag, we’ve been looking forward to seeing it hit the streets, and were curious who would be the first person to be rockin’ the new bag. Our friends at Fashionista were too. Their money was on Anna Dello Russo, the editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. But as they report, “It’s a good thing we’re not betting people, because while the bag did finally make an appearance, it wasn’t on ADR: It was on the arm of Marie Claire accessories director Kyle Anderson. We don’t know why we didn’t think of Anderson first. But when I passed him on the way to Vera Wang this morning–perched on the fountain of Lincoln Center, phone in one hand, hula hoop bag in the other–it all made sense. He’s got an outlandish (in the best way) sense of style and, well, he’s an accessories editor, so he has easy access.”
After all of the hoopla surrounding Chanel’s hula hoop bag that took Paris Fashion Week and the world by storm, our friends at Fashionista have discovered something even more amazing for us hoopers. Just in case there was any doubt left in your mind that hooping is highly fashionable, Chanel not only made the super large and small versions of the hula hoop bag for fashion week, there is also a Chanel hula hoop holder. Fashionista’s Executive Editor Leah Chernikoff found something pretty amazing while reviewing everything in the Chanel spring collection recently. She writes, “While the massive life-sized hula hoop bag stole the spring Chanel show there were some other hooping accessories that got overlooked. A mini-version of the bag will be produced and retail for $2400-3100. But when I previewed the Chanel spring collection I was surprised to find a quilted Chanel hula hoop holder had been created as well. No word on whether the holder is actually being produced (the ginormous hula hoop bag is not so we’re not holding our breath) – but we can’t imagine why not? Because who doesn’t need a Chanel hula hoop holder amirite?”
Why settle for a Chanel hula hoop bag when you can score a really cheap knock off by Anderson Cooper? Cooper, an American journalist, author, and television personality who is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°, created his version as a gift for Alexa Chung. Chung, a British television presenter, model and a contributing editor at British Vogue, told Cooper upon receiving the gift, “You really shouldn’t have, no I mean really you shouldn’t have.” Want to make your own knock off? We told you how over here.