November 12, 2010
November 11, 2010
Inspired by the classic Chanel Rouge Allure range of lipstick, Chanel has released Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss – a “new generation” of lip gloss. The Extrait de Gloss offers extremely rich color, intense shine, and a smooth, silky texture that feels luxurious and looks dramatic. I’m a big fan of lip gloss and I had a chance to try this at the makeup counter. It wasn’t sticky at all and I loved the shine – it gave a nice finish to the look. Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss is available in nine shades and can be purchased at Chanel makeup counters and online for $32.
November 10, 2010
- Chanel’s new must-have color Riva, is compared to Nouvelle Vague and other possible matches. Lacquerized.
- The “Married to Chanel” manicure. Grazia.
- Petite Chanel – I hope that’s her mom’s bag – otherwise all I have to say is “that’s not fair!!” We Scream Style.
- Gallery owner Joelle Chariau is exhibiting her collection of fashion illustrations, including ones of Chanel fashions. BBC.
- Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t like movies about Chanel. Fashionologie.
November 9, 2010
When I received information last week about a Chanel handbag exhibit in San Francisco my day was made. Usually the really good events are reserved for NY but once in a while, San Francisco gets a taste of the glamorous life.
This coming weekend Chanel San Francisco is hosting Les Secrets Du Sac, The Secrets of the Handbag, an exhibit exploring the iconic Chanel 2.55 Handbag. The presentation will include bags from the Parisian archives, as well as bags from the new collections. I will definitely be there – I’m not sure they’ll allow pictures but I will let you know how it is regardless. I can’t wait! For more information on the history of the 2.55 bag and how to spot a fake check out a previous post.
November 8, 2010
One of the most popular beauty looks for eyes is the sexy, smoldering smokey eye. This look comes in all colors now, but the mother of smokey eyes is black and grey. Chanel has released a how-to face chart so that you can achieve this classic look without the help of a beauty entourage. In four easy steps (and presumably Chanel cosmetics) you can go from blah to glam. Only three Chanel cosmetics are used to get this look – Ombres Contraste Duo in Gris/Subtil, Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, and Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Ébène.
November 5, 2010
Each holiday season Chanel unveils its annual fragrance wardrobe – a limited edition set of 5 mini bottles of its most popular fragrances. Every Christmas I would walk by the Chanel fragrance counter and eye the set and wish for it. Last Christmas, my wish was granted when my little sister got my the 2009 fragrance wardrobe as a gift!
This year, the Chanel 2010 Fragrance Wardrobe is delicious as ever featuring five demi Parfums, 0.12 oz. each of N°5, Coco Mademoiselle, Coco, N°19 and Allure in a deluxe gift box. This makes a wonderful gift for any Chanelphile and is a great way to get a taste of iconic Chanel fragrances without investing in large bottles. The 2010 Fragrance Wardrobe can be purchased on Chanel.com.
November 4, 2010
Chanel is gearing up for holiday with limited edition beauty sets. One of my favorites is Les Deux Lèvres Scintillantesles Glossimer Duo set. Featuring the signature full-size glossimers in ultra-flattering rose-toned shades in exclusive Muscat and best-selling Wild Rose. The limited edition set also includes a mini Precision Lip Definer in Nude and it all comes packaged in a chic makeup bag making this set perfect for travel. The set is available online for $51 and would make a great gift for any Chanel fan or any woman that loves beauty products.