A couple months ago my friend Diana (again ; p ) brought me this purse that she found from an antique seller and she said it was vintage Chanel. After examining it carefully; it’s not leather and the details are a bit scratchy, there is no label on the inside (and doesn’t seem there ever was) and the lining is made from synthetic Leather. I still really liked the shape and style of the purse but then I generally don’t like fakes. I rather it be a no name bag that looks very similar than a fake. Although then I can start getting really complicated and ask questions like: if its made exactly the same, with the same quality materials, and looks identical is it still a fake? What does fake even mean? What is real? You see the problem is that it would spur all of these philosophical never ending questions so I just find it easier not to even think about them.
Here is my compromise, I decided to write faux (french for ‘fake’) on the bag because I thought it would make some sort of statement about authorship and answer all of the questions without really answering anything at all. Anyway enough babble.
- a ‘fake’ designer bag (or real if you are daring enough, think of the questions that would spur)
- a permanent marker
- a plastic ziplock bag