Favorite Chanel YouTubers?

cherriefairy

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It is suspicious. I notice that she doesn't seem to invest in her home, she may rent? It seems most other youtubers have invested in renovating their closet space, doing up their homes. Considering how much she buys, she overall has a modest living space relative to her spending. Only speculation, but I get the sense she lives for luxury shopping.
I do find it laughable when I watch luxury youtubers that love to talk about "investment and luxury" and how they afford luxury meanwhile they are renting a basic apartment. It's not that average people can't own luxury, but it's the illusion they try to give off with monthly unboxings (and returns!) and how their poor advice has any value.
I’m glad you said this because it was on my mind too?? Like where she lives really doesn’t match with the life style that she projects. Surely if you can buy tons of RTW etc, you’d also want to live somewhere a bit nicer?

I think other sites about YouTubers have pretty much confirmed she works in escort services--maybe other stuff as well. There are pics of her out on event dates with much older men in various settings, easy enough to find online. She has had a lot of plastic surgery and humble family beginnings so the money is coming from 'work.' The pic is her and her dad and brother-it's from Facebook, her dad's -- they are not rich people. I know she shops a ton, but she could be showing replicas. Hard to know for sure.
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Ah ok this was my hunch but I didn’t have any circumstantial or hard evidence. The replica thing is surprisingly common. I remember when a few people pointed out Lailli from PSF trying to pass off replicas as the real deal in her hauls.
 

mariatd

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I’m glad you said this because it was on my mind too?? Like where she lives really doesn’t match with the life style that she projects. Surely if you can buy tons of RTW etc, you’d also want to live somewhere a bit nicer?
You may not be aware of this, but there are many places in this world, London being one of them, where real estate is obscenely expensive. What looks to you as a 'basic apartment' may be more expensive than whatever you own/or rent. Besides, her videos do not show her apartment at all, she seems very private about her personal life and living situation (smart). Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Also, work is work. There is no job more or less 'honorable' than another. She is making her own living as a woman in a very expensive city, I'm here for all self-made business women!

Let's focus on supporting other women, not tearing them down.
 

jsmile

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I also don't think it's fair to call out a picture from Facebook and then assume these services. That could be her father, cousin, uncle, whoever and it doesn't matter. And there's nothing wrong with plastic surgery. It is quite common and even if it wasn't, there's nothing wrong with that!

I do understand that after the first 6 months of pandemic that youtube income is higher than it ever has been before. People are quitting their jobs at 70k subscribers so I do think that a Chanel of her size has to be making six figure incomes by now. Look at Tamara. She has a bigger channel but a very extravagant lifestyle.
 

earthygirl

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Not surprising to me at all. This often happens with successful Youtubers—the more successful they become, the more they shop as a way of maintaining or growing their channels. Look at Mel in Melbourne, LV Lover CC, or Chase Amie. I watched them when they were just starting out. All of them shopped much less in the beginning and—I dare say—were relatable. Now they unbox at such a frenetic pace. Maria has a lot of subbies now.
I also used to watch these three women in the beginning, but I quit. At some point, the excessive shopping and adding more handbags to their already massive collections seemed like gluttony. I started judging them for their shopping habits and couldn’t help but wonder why they couldn't stop over-consuming. I have nothing against these women and I understand that they are being paid to review these items, but it just started to feel like it was a compulsive habit rather than a pastime. I like to shop as much the next girl, but I mean there are other things in life too.
 

daisychainz

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I also don't think it's fair to call out a picture from Facebook and then assume these services. That could be her father, cousin, uncle, whoever and it doesn't matter. And there's nothing wrong with plastic surgery. It is quite common and even if it wasn't, there's nothing wrong with that!

I do understand that after the first 6 months of pandemic that youtube income is higher than it ever has been before. People are quitting their jobs at 70k subscribers so I do think that a Chanel of her size has to be making six figure incomes by now. Look at Tamara. She has a bigger channel but a very extravagant lifestyle.
It's more about the lies that certain YouTubers tell. In this instance Maria D. has said multiple times she has never had plastic surgery (and it's clearly not true), she has said she works in finance corporation (not true), she has said she has family money (not true). She, like many others, portray a certain lifestyle and say things that people who watch believe in. So when they say a bag is real or that they make $$ amount of dollars in income, as a viewer you have to be more aware than to take them at their word. That's really all. With this woman it's a pattern of lying but she's not alone and many others do it.
 

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It's more about the lies that certain YouTubers tell. In this instance Maria D. has said multiple times she has never had plastic surgery (and it's clearly not true), she has said she works in finance corporation (not true), she has said she has family money (not true). She, like many others, portray a certain lifestyle and say things that people who watch believe in. So when they say a bag is real or that they make $$ amount of dollars in income, as a viewer you have to be more aware than to take them at their word. That's really all. With this woman it's a pattern of lying but she's not alone and many others do it.
Then you should call them out on lies they have told - and spell it out for the reader why they are lying. Not make up jobs for them that may not be true. Aren't you doing the same thing by creating lies for them?
 
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daisychainz

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Then you should call them out on lies they have told - and spell it out for the reader why they are lying. Not make up jobs for them that may not be true. Aren't you doing the same thing by creating lies for them?
There are many other websites devoted just to YouTubers and their backgrounds and jobs. You can look things up easily about your favorite people on YouTube. I guess their fanbases go around finding things out about their favorite YouTubers and getting pictures and information, so much has been discovered about her day to day life.
 

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My serious question is: At a certain point is there still excitement? Like do these people walk through the street and think about all their belongings and it makes them smile? I just can’t imagine that. It’s human nature to get used to almost everything in life. This is how most brains work. And I understand the “it‘s my job as a luxury or fashion blogger to try new things“ but at what frequency and what’s the message You get across? More is more and better? I‘m bored with unboxings, shopping-vlogs or hauls. I used to be so interested and excited for these videos and nowadays I hardly watch it anymore. YouTube has become a live shopping show and not a good one.
 
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My serious question is: At a certain point is there still excitement? Like do these people walk through the street and think about all their belongings and it makes them smile? I just can’t imagine that. It’s human nature to get used to almost everything in life. This is how most brains work. And I understand the “it‘s my job as a luxury or fashion blogger to try new things“ but at what frequency and what’s the message You get across? More is more and better? I‘m bored with unboxings, shopping-vlogs or hauls. I used to be so interested and excited for these videos and nowadays I hardly watch it anymore. YouTube has become a live shopping show and not a good one.
I question the same. I think the whole "it's my job to be a shopper" is a cop out. 90% of luxury youtubers get paid by youtube ads, non-luxury sponsored brands like senreve, analuisa etc., or through affiliate links. Maybe some get lucky to promote products from online retailers like netaporter, but that's not enough to subsidize their shopping habits. Only a tiny tiny percentage like Tamara get paid by luxury brands. The overall impact of these youtubers (most, but not all) is they influence their audiences to buy overly hyped luxury products or they buy analuisa jewelry instead of cartier or coach or ysl bags instead of Chanel. Instead they should be saying "it's my job to influence you to spend".
 
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I adore Mel in Melbourne. She is just great. :heart:
While she shops a lot, I do get the sense she is a savvy shopper. I also enjoy when she lightheartedly throws shade at Chanel. I doesn’t come across as complaining about the brand but rather she’s above the hype and enjoys the brand on her own terms.
So much of lux YouTube comes across as desperate, especially with Chanel lately.
 
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