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February 16, 2010

Les Trompe-L’oeil de Chanel – Temporary Skin Art/Tattoos

Les Trompe-L'oeil de Chanel - Temporary Skin Art/Tattoos

I just received a package in the mail and was excited to see that it was my set of Les Trompe-L’oeil de Chanel, better known as the Chanel Temporary Skin Art/Tattoos.  The tattoos made their debut a few months back at the Spring 2010 Chanel Ready To Wear presentation.

The set includes 5 sheets with a total of 55 designs – each hand-drawn by Peter Philips, Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup.  Each trompe-l’oeil references a classic Chanel motif – pearls, the double C’s, and chain links with woven leather.  Traditional tattoo references also include sparrows and cherry blossoms.

I love this set, though I will confess, I bought Les Trompe-L’oeil de Chanel purely as a collector’s piece – I won’t be using any of these temporary tattoos.  I like to keep my skin canvas blank, but if you don’t want to commit to a real tattoo, then what it doesn’t get better than a Chanel temporary tattoo.

I was on a waiting list to get Les Trompe-L’oeil de Chanel but it may not be too late to get yours.  Try contact Ruby at the Chanel at the Encore in Las Vegas and tell her Gabriella sent you!

Les Trompe-L'oeil de Chanel - Temporary Skin Art/Tattoos

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  1. I like how the double Cs have beeen intricately worked into the cherry blossom sprays. I appreciate the idea more now that I have seen your close-up photos.

    Comment by lucinda — February 16, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

  2. These are pretty dope. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but these are well done. Hello, it’s Chanel, I should’ve expected that.

    Comment by Stella — February 16, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

  3. These are beautiful! i saw them on the runway and was waiting for something semi-permanent to release so I can rep my favorite designer with no (longterm) regret…
    My birthday is coming up and these tattoos are #1 on my list. goooood idea!

    Comment by Sabrina — February 17, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

  4. Hi, I have temporary tattooing business mainly with glitter
    and based at the children Market… These are just what i have been
    looking for the big girls…. Where can I get them?
    I need then now!!  x

    Comment by Monica — February 23, 2010 @ 8:19 am

  5. I’ve been looking for someone who has these, I’ve ordered them myself but I’m on a waitlist. Do you think you could be so kind as to take a close-up/large picture of the bejeweled sparrow for me? I would be very, very grateful as I’ve been obsessing about this bird ever since I saw it on the runway! Thank you so much in advance (if so) – my email is balmained@gmail.com!

    Comment by Liz — February 23, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

  6. These are awesome – especially the cherry blossom branches and the sparrows!

    Comment by Terry — March 1, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

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