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September 27, 2010

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky DVD Giveaway

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY – the unforgettable true story of forbidden romance between two of the twentieth century’s most fascinating creative minds. Deemed “an excellent biopic” by Roger Ebert, the passionate love affair of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky will be available for the world to experience on DVD/Blu-ray September 28th.

Directed by renowned French filmmaker Jan Kounen and starring Mads Mikkelsen as Igor and former Chanel model Anna Mouglalis as Coco, the film features exquisite performances, superb costume design by Chattoune (including several original pieces generously given to the production from the House of Chanel), as well as costumes designed by Karl Lagerfeld, and a powerful score dominated by many of Stravinksy’s most famous works.

You can win a copy of Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky on DVD/Blu-ray. To enter, simply “like” the M.I.S.S. fan page on Facebook and leave a comment on our wall saying why you’d like to win.

*Prize will be shipped within the U.S. only
**All entries must be made by Sunday, October 3rd, Midnight PST.

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September 24, 2010

Chanel J12 29mm Watch

The oft-imitated Chanel J12 watch is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and to commemorate the occasion, Chanel has released a mini J12 that is 29mm in width.  I love this watch and it would look great on my very small wrists without overpowering it. Something tells me there won’t be anything “mini” about the price…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:16 pm

September 23, 2010

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes at the V&A Museum

In 1924 Sergei Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, produced Le Train Bleu, “a ballet combining acrobatics, satire of the period, and pantomime.”  (Chanel and Her World, Edmounde Charles -Roux, p. 206)  His ballets were avant-garde and he imbued his productions with the works of other avant-garde artists of the time including Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Léon Bakst, Giorgio de’ Chirico, Jean Cocteau, Joan Miró, and Coco Chanel. (Diaghilev and the lasting style of the Ballets Russes, Kate Salter, Telegraph)

Coco Chanel created the costumes for Le Train Bleu, a ballet that brought together tennis players, golf champions and sun bathers searching for adventure.  Diaghilev’s direction for the costumes, as given by Cocteau stated:  “Instead of trying to remain this side of the ridiculous in life, to com to terms with it, I would push beyond.  What am I looking for? To be truer than true.”  (Chanel and Her World, Edmounde Charles -Roux, p. 215) Chanel in fact had made a name for herself for shunning the traditional dress of the early twentieth century, which she felt was too costumey.  Rather than designing costumes for Le Train Bleu, Chanel dressed the dancers in actual sports clothes from her collection.  She didn’t attempt to veil reality, but instead, brought it to life.

Chanel’s creationst for the Ballets Russes’ Le Train Bleu can be viewed now at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, an exhibit featuring the costumes of the Ballet.  I wish I could see this collection for myself.  The costumes show wear and tear from repeated used in performances and don’t have much life in them.  (Diaghilev and the lasting style of the Ballets Russes, Kate Salter, Telegraph)  If you are, or will be, in London, this is a definite must see!

All Images: Chanel and Her World, Edmounde Charles -Roux

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September 16, 2010

Chanel Soho Exclusives

To commemorate the re-opening of the Chanel Soho Boutique, Chanel not only released a Beauté collection, but also released exclusive footwear, leather goods and ready to wear pieces. The ready to wear pieces include a lambskin and “fantasy fur” coat featuring Crystal Renn in a shot made famous because her famous body was cropped out.  (I personally don’t think it was a big deal – I prefer cropping to photo shop any day).  The leather goods are handbags of different shades and sizes such as metallic python (in brown, red and light grey), black calfskin and caviar (in black and red). The calfskin bags feature a tweed lining, and all the bags have a “CHANEL Soho 2010” signature hidden inside – just to make it official. My favorite of the bunch is the footwear, especially the red python classic ballerina and the weekender boot made of black calfskin and python. Those boots were definitely made for stomping all weekend long in your favorite city. Take a look at the full collection below. To purchase, please visit the Chanel Soho Boutique at 139 Spring Street, 212-334-0055 or email SoHo2010Exclusives@chanelusa.com.

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September 15, 2010

Art Imitates Life: Chanel’s Soho Graffiti

Earlier this year in January 2010, the Chanel Soho boutique was tagged with pink spray paint.  Last week, the Chanel Soho boutique re-opened on Fashion’s Night Out.  As part of the festivities, and to avoid cluttering the newly designed shop, two temporary tents were erected at the corner of Wooster & Spring streets.  Inside the tents, Chanelphiles were greeted by a digital interactive graffiti where guests were invited to “tag” with Chanel spray cans.

There has been no official word on what inspired the digital graffiti but my hunch is that Uncle Karl took some inspiration from the real vandalism that occurred at the Soho boutique and elevated it to a whole new level.    It’s not the first time that Karl has taken Coco Chanel’s infamous quote to heart and looked to the “streets” for inspiration:

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

-Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

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Emma Stone in Chanel Beauté at the Easy A Premiere

Chanel celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin created the Beauté look for Emma Stone for the Easy A premier.  The look was pretty, age appropriate and complimented Emma’s ensemble without being too matchy-matchy.  Read on for Rachel Goodwin’s inspiration in coming up with the makeup look and her tips on how to achieve the same look…

Inspiration:

“Emma’s make up was colour with sophistication, I played up her eyes with a bright shimmering teal pencil for a unexpected twist on a classic shape.”

How To:

“I used CHANEL Precision Eye Definer in Coffee Bean on the upper eye, and kept the rest of her make up simple and monochromatic to keep the focus about her eyes. On her skin I applied CHANEL Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup mixed with CHANEL Sublimage Fluid to make sure to still see her amazing freckles. I then defined her cheekbones with Soleil Tan de CHANEL Bronzing Makeup Base instead of blush, for warm glowing cheeks. On her lips I blended CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Instinctive with CHANEL Hydramax + Active Lip Care.”

Image Source: Getty Images via Huffington Post

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:23 pm

September 13, 2010

Chanel Links: Week of 09.13.10

  • Coco, the musical about Coco Chanel’s life (that starred Katherine Hepburn) made a brief comeback this weekend in a bare-bones production at the New York Theather Company.
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September 11, 2010

Le Petite Coco Limited Edition Rag Doll

For the re-opening of the Soho Chanel boutique Karl Lagerfeld designed Le Petite Coco – a Coco Chanel rag doll.  The doll is limited edition and I’m not sure whether the doll is for sale, or whether is was just created for the window display the way the Chanel Bearbricks were a few years ago.  All I know is I want one!!!

For more images of the star-studded Soho boutique opening, check out the gallery on the Chanel blog (and check out the Chanel spraypaint cans!).

Image Source: Chanel News

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September 9, 2010

Chanel iPad Case

Harper’s Bazaar just released an article on designer iPad cases and the star of the pack is, of course, the Chanel iPad case.  Featuring the House’s signature quilted pattern, the black leather case retails for a cool $1,555.  So, if you’ve got money to spend, you can purchase a case that costs three times as much as what you’ll put in it!

Image: Harper’s Bazaar, Kevin Sweeney/Studio D

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2010/2011 RTW Campaign

Back in March the internet was abuzz with the news that Karl Lagerfeld was in the Lower East Side of NYC shooting the Chanel Fall-Winter 2010/2011 RTW campaign.  Chanel released official behind the scenes images of Uncle Karl and Peter Philips in action.  The campaign features Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee Kershaw and to-die-for faux fur accessories.  You should be seeing these images in magazines soon.  View more images below…

Images: Chanel

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