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September 24, 2008

“If I Were A Rich Girl” – Chanel Fall/Winter 2008

*I know proper grammar dictates the use of the word “were” not “was” but the title is a tongue in cheek reference to the song Rich Girl song*

I’m infatuated!  While many ladies are crazy for Olivier Sitruk, the actor who played Boy Capel in Lifetime’s Coco Chanel, I’m obsessed over the Chanel tights that are white in the front and black in the back with interlocking C’s at the ankle (pictured above).  I want them so badly that the other night I had a dream about them:  I was at the Chanel store and they didn’t have my size – gasp!  I was relieved to find it was only a dream but I still woke up sans Chanel tights.  Luckily, the Chanel Fall/Winter 2008 Collection just released and is in stores now.  Check out more pictures from the Fall 2008 campaign and my favorite pieces that I would get “if I were a rich girl.”

I love the black cuff!  And the charm bracelet with black and white pearls and shoe, Cs and purse charms is insane!


Remember the carousel from the runway show?  It’s come to life in a few pieces of costume jewelry.

Sigh, the shoes that are perfect with the tights.

So many beautiful bags to choose from.  I love the square quilt on the black bag and the chain on the grey bag on the right.

OOh! A bow and camelia all in one!  An iconic brooch with Maltese Cross – a Chanel must have.

More gorgeous bags.

One boomerang you’ll be glad will come back to you.

And more shots from the Chanel Fall 08 Look Book – so dark and moody. I love it!



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Filed under: Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:28 pm

September 19, 2008

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premier Launches Today


The most famous fragrance of all time, worn by iconic women from Mlle. Chanel herself and Marilyn Monroe, is still one of the most worn fragrances. Today, Chanel is launching Chanel N°5 Eau Premier, “[a] decidedly lighter, fresher, softer interpretation of N°5.”  In true Chanel style, to celebrate the launch the website has been updated with new features celebrating Chanel N°5 such as new music and video – you can watch here and purchase the new fragrance here.  I can’t wait to give this a try!

Check out more pictures from the beautiful site after the jump.



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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:31 pm

September 15, 2008

Ladies Love Olivier Sitruk’s “Boy Capel” on Lifetime’s Coco Chanel

** Read the M.I.S.S. exclusive interview with Olivier Sitruk here**

It seems that it wasn’t just Barbora Bobulova who stole the show from Shirley MacLaine in Lifetime’s Coco Chanelmade-for-TV movie. After I wrote my review, I have received LOTS of requests to find out more info on the mysterious and handsome actor who played Boy Capel, Chanel’s love of her life. The man in question is Olivier Sitruk, a French actor with piercing brown eyes and Mediterranean complexion. It’s your lucky day ladies, if you want to see more photos of the dashing actor check out his site here. Unfortunately it’s in French but click on “galeries” to view photos. For a listing of his past works check out imdb here. I hope that helps and quenches the thirst you have for Olivier Sitruk! Hopefully the French man will play more U.S. roles.

Read the exclusive M.I.S.S. interview with Olivier Sitruk.

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September 14, 2008

“Coco Chanel” on Lifetime Review

Last night I tuned in to Lifetime’s Coco Chanel, the story of the rise of one of the greatest fashion designer’s ever. Not only a fashion icon, Gabrielle Chanel is an inspiration to women and is the embodiment of the “modern woman,” a woman fiercely independent with a strong will and desire to achieve her dreams. I had expressed some doubt as to the casting, Ms. MacLaine as the grand dame of fashion was a bit of a stretch for me, but I tuned in nonetheless. If it’s about Chanel, I’m there! The film was about Mademoiselle’s youth and her rise from orphan to successful, independent designer. Barbora Bobulova played the “young chanel” and I think she did an amazing job. She had a believable French accent, resembled the young Gabrielle and gave life to Chanel’s struggles and emotions. I wish they aged Ms. Bobulova with make-up (as they did her cousin Adrienne) rather than cast Shirley MacLaine as Chanel. In a word, she was awful. Somehow, with age, Chanel lost her French accent. MacLaine didn’t even attempt a French accent – if she did it was barely noticeable. She sounded like a “hat check girl” in a Chanel costume and her lines were Chanel quotes strung together as “dialogue.” Thankfully, the film actually starred Barbora Bobulova and not Shirley MacLaine as the film was promoted. The film concentrated on Chanel’s youth with bits of older Chanel (MacClaine) telling her story. Though I detested the parts with MacLaine in it (I swear, it was really that bad), I actually did enjoy the film and it was wonderful to see Chanel’s early rise brought to life. I would definitely recommend viewing this, though you may want to plug your ears for the MacLaine lines, and if you missed it last night, tune in tonight to Lifetime at 7 pm.

P.S. – It seems like a lot of ladies are wondering who played the handsome Boy Capel – we’ve investigated for you and it’s Olivier Sitruk.

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September 12, 2008

Reminder! “Coco Chanel” on Lifetime Tomorrow Night

A few weeks back we posted about Lifetime’s made-for-television movie Coco Chanel.  Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow at 8pm ET/PT to check it out!

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