La Chanelphile

January 28, 2010

Coco Before Chanel Nominated for 12th Annual CDG Awards

Coco Before Chanel

The nominees have been announced for the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards and not surprisingly, Catherine Leterrier was nominated for her work in Coco Before Chanel. The specific category is “Excellence in a Period Film” and though I haven’t seen the other films in the category, I think she should win. It’s a very difficult task to do the costumes for the most iconic person in fashion history and I think she met the challenge. The Award ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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January 27, 2010

Chanel Spring 2010 Haute Couture – Runway Video

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Filed under: Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 1:38 pm

January 26, 2010

Chanel Spring 2010 Haute Couture – “Neon Baroque”


The much anticipated Chanel Spring Haute Couture 2010 show came and went and it temporarily made me forget I was sitting in dreary, rainy San Francisco and made me excited for spring.  Karl Lagerfeld ditched the trademark black, white, and navy for a much lighter palette – one reminiscent of cotton candy and sherbet.

The collection consisted of tweed suits, short swing dresses and gorgeously intricate column gowns – all in candy colors from strawberry, peach, lemon and vanilla.  Silver beading and metallic accents kept the pale shades from becoming boring and added just the right amount of pizazz – even Karl traded in his signature black tie for a metallic silver one! Chanel trademarks like pearls, camelias, bows and ruffles were all present – but used in different ways.  Instead of rows of pearl necklaces, a pearl collar elegantly held a dress up.  Ever flirtatious, the collection was very feminine and embodied Le sacre du printemps.

One of my favorite aspects of the show was the hair – it was swept up in a heart shape with giant bows and flowers front and center.  Many of the bangs featured a white streak (the Dior Spring 2010 Haute Couture show also had white streaked hair – is this a new trend for Spring?).  Makeup was kept light & sweet so as not to distract from the clothing.  I’m still waiting to see detail shots but it looks like the hot new nail colors will be white and metallic silver – but I’ll have to see the close-ups to be sure.

In the mean time, you can see the full collection below.

Images courtesy of WWD.

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January 25, 2010

Chanel Imprints – The New Branding


I saw this over on Refinery 29 – I love Chanel – even the idea of temporary tattoos.  But this, I’m not sure I can get down with.  It’s like a designer version of pillow marks on your cheek after you fall asleep on a crease.  Thank goodness, it’s just a concept done by an art student, Ryan McSorley at Central Saint Martins, for a product design class. It’s clever and unique, but I don’t think Chanel would ever release something like this.



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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:35 pm

Chanel Couture Spring 2010 Preview – “Neon Baroque”

Chanel Spring 2010 - Preview - Karl Lagerfeld "neon baroque"

Karl Lagerfeld gave us a little idea of what to expect at the upcoming Chanel Couture Spring 2010 show:

“Two words: neon baroque.”

I can’t wait to see – you know it will be theatrical to say the least!


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Filed under: Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:27 pm

Chanel “Spy Camera” Documents Behind the Scenes at Spring/Summer 2010 RTW Show

A few months back we gave you a glimpse of the Chanel Spring/Summer 2010 show – barn, hay, clogs and all!  Now, a “spy camera” video has surfaced of the behind the scenes of the show.  Check it out below…

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Chanel Boutique Events

Chanel Boutique Events Jan- Feb 2010

Some of the premier Chanel boutiques in the U.S. are having trunk shows in January and February – the schedule is below. For personal appointments call your Chanel boutique.

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Filed under: Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:19 am

January 21, 2010

Chanel Bags on Fashionphile.com

chanel bags on fashionphile.com

Chanel bags are as pricey as they come – believe me, I know, I’m still saving up for my first!  I want my first bag to be a pristine and brand new black 2.55 Reissue in lambskin (or vintage from the 50s or 60s when Mlle. designed it herself), but that doesn’t stop me from visiting Fashionphile.com every so often to check out what they have in store.

Fashionphile sells gently used luxury items from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès among others.  They guarantee the authenticity – which is great – because other sites like ebay scare me.

Today, I needed my daily does of Chanel and I spotted some bags on Fashionphile that I would love to own – my favorite being the pearl evening bag – so perfect in it’s simplicity and so very Chanel!

chanel bags on fashionphile.com

chanel bags on fashionphile.com

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January 19, 2010

Take It From A Chanelphile, Graffiti’s For Chumps

Chanel on Spring Street gets tagged

The Chanel boutique on Spring Street in Soho, NYC was tagged by a kid with pink spray paint.  Don’t get me wrong, I love graffiti and street art but this is just dumb.  It doesn’t look good, you can’t even make out a tag – it’s just a kid making a mess.  It’s going to take a lot more than some pink spray paint to make those window displays look bad!

From Racked (via Nylon)

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:58 pm

La Chanelphile on The Vine

La Chanelphile on TheVine.com

We got our first bit of press yesterday!  La Chanelphile was featured on The Vine, Australia’s top website for news on music, fashion and entertainment.  Read the write up on TheVine.

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