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July 27, 2009

Lily Allen for the Chanel “Coco Cocoon” Collection

Cuckoo for Coco: Lily Allen for the Chanel “Coco Cocoon” Collection

Cuckoo for Coco: Lily Allen for the Chanel “Coco Cocoon” Collection

Lily Allen caught Uncle Karl’s attention when her first album came out and she’s been spotted wearing Chanel on many occasions – from Chanel’s Matyroyshka Doll purse to the homemade double C’s. Rumors and sneak peeks have been swirling online surrounding Lily Allen ads for Chanel and on Monday, photos from the campaign were publicized.

Lily Allen was shot for the “Coco Cocoon” campaign and the looks were very inspired by Holly Golightly, the infamous character from Breakfast at Tiffany’s that Audrey Hepburn brought to life.  From the black glasses, tiara, gloves and bouffant, Lily Allen mixture of innocence and sass makes her a great 21st century Holly Golightly.

The “Coco Cocoon” collection features lightweight nylon and lambskin leather totes that come in an understated palette of black, ecru, navy and beige.  All of the bags are reversible and when you turn them inside out, they reveal a side that is quilted garnet – the original lining color of the 2.55 bag.

I love the idea of referencing the garnet of the original bags, but the shade they chose for this collection is a bit too burnt orange – I wish it were a brighter red instead.  I think the idea of a lightweight nylon quilted bag is cute and would be great for travel since they start out so lightweight.  Now, they just need to make some cocoon coats to go with the cocoon bags – just in time for winter.  The “Coco Cocoon” collection debuts in October 2009.

Cuckoo for Coco: Lily Allen for the Chanel “Coco Cocoon” Collection

Cuckoo for Coco: Lily Allen for the Chanel “Coco Cocoon” Collection

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Filed under: Chanel Culture,Chanel Handbags — Miss Interns @ 11:58 am

July 20, 2009

Chanel Channels “The Wild One”

Models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini channeled Marlon Brando circa The Wild One.

Models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini channeled Marlon Brando circa The Wild One.

In 2007, Chanel released a custom bicycle, complete with quilted side satchels and earlier this year, Chanel created a custom Segway x2. It seems like Uncle Karl fancies wheels and this time he wants to roar, not glide.

Chanel Channels "The Wild One"

Chanel Channels "The Wild One"

Last Friday, Karl was spotted in Paris, in front of the Chanel boutique on Rue Royal, shooting the “Starting Point” press kit for Chanel’s pre-spring collection. Models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini channeled Marlon Brando circa The Wild One. The motorcycle, customized in Toulouse, France, is a similar model that Brando rode in the film. Unlike the bicycle, word on the street is that the motorcycle won’t be for sale – sorry ladies, no “Easy Riding” for you.



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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , — Miss Interns @ 12:07 pm

July 10, 2009

Coco Before Chanel in NY & LA Theaters 9.25.09

Coco Before Chanel

Coco Before Chanel

The word is finally out. Coco Avant Chanel is making its way stateside in its English incarnation, Coco Before Chanel.  If you’re in LA or NY, you’re lucky because it’s coming out first in those cities on September 25th. Since I’m not in  LA or NY, in addition to buying a movie ticket, I also need to buy a plane ticket.  You’ve heard me go on and on about Coco Avant Chanel the rumorsthe casting, the behind-the-scenesthe French trailer and the French premier – so I’ll put an end to my gushing and let you take a look at the photo still gallery and trailer below.  End Scene.

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , , , — Miss Interns @ 12:20 pm

July 9, 2009

Chanel Fall 2009 Couture

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Filed under: Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , , — Miss Interns @ 6:29 pm