Chanel Iman Talks Online Shopping at Belle & Clive’s Launch


Chanel Iman
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Chanel Iman toasts Belle & Clive.

Bluefly launched its new luxury flash sale site, Belle & Clive, with a small party at the cozy Double Cross Lounge in NYC's Union Square.

Chanel Iman hosted the event, mingling with guests, who sipped cocktails, listened to musical performances by violinist Caitlin Moe and DJ Mia Moretti, and took turns perusing the chic new online members-only destination.

Bluefly CEO Melissa Payner referred to Belle & Clive as a site for the adrenaline-seeking shopper.

“Our customers have told us they want an immediate, fun experience that also delivers consistent, affordable access to the brands that are important to them,” she explained.

“We’ve listened. Belle & Clive is what they’ve been waiting for.”

The upscale designer offerings to be sold on the site include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta.

FashionEtc talked to the evening's hostess, Victoria's Secret beauty Chanel Iman—who was stunning in a sheer black and leather Valentino dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps—about her online shopping experiences, her recent 21st birthday, and her last-minute New Year's resolutions.

What do you like most about online shopping?

Online shopping is very convenient because we are always online. With just the click of a button, you can have whatever you wish and that's why I love it. I do a lot of online shopping because I'm traveling all the time and it's very easy to have it shipped right to my home.

Have you had any amazing online purchases lately?

I just really like to find one-of-a-kind things.

What do you think is special about Belle & Clive?

I think they have those one-of-a-kind things that I am always looking for, that you can't find anywhere else. They have a good variety of different designers and I like having a good selection to choose from.

Have you had any online shopping regrets?

Oh, I've had a lot of regrets, but I've also had some things that I just came upon. I've found some really great items that are just irreplaceable to me.

Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

I don't know yet. I usually figure that out the day of New Year's. My family and I all sit together and we think about our New Year's resolutions together.

How was your 21st birthday?

It was amazing! It was actually in Montego Bay [Jamaica]. I think I had the best time of my life.

Do you have any plans for the holidays that might top your birthday celebration?

I don't think I can top my 21st. I think my 50th will probably be the next best party.

Any beauty secrets for the winter?

Stay warm!

In related news, check out Chanel Iman unveiling DKNY's million-dollar fragrance bottle.