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January 31, 2011

Chanel Spring 2011 Haute Couture Beauté

Last week Chanel presented its Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection. The beauty stand out was the angled eyeliner that not only was a nice contrast to the softness of the collection, but was also inspired by the black scarf in the painting of Chanel by Marie Laurencin that was interpreted by Karl Lagerfeld into a black ribbon choker.  The beauty was simple and pretty and was a nice complement to the collection.

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Make Up used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:
Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion

VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE  Natural Finish Loose Powder
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer

The Eyes

EXCLUSIVE CREATION OMBRE ESSENTIELLE in Gris Exquis (available July 2011)
EXCLUSIVE CREATION OMBRES TISSÉES in Beiges (available July 2011)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
CRAYON SOURCILS (available July 2011)
MASCARA INIMITABLE in Noir

The Cheeks

EXCLUSIVE CREATION OMBRES TISSÉES in Beiges (available in July 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Pétale

The Lips

SOIN TENDRE LÈVRES Hydrating Lip Treatment
EXCLUSIVE CREATION ROUGE COCO SHINE in Royallieu (available in July 2011)

The Nails

LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Tendresse

Photo Credit: Vincent Lappartient for Chanel

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Chanel Beauté at the 2011 SAG Awards

Last night at the SAG Awards, Dianna Agron wore vintage Chanel Haute Couture and four actresses wore Chanel Beauté makeup: Hilary Swank, Nicole Kidman, January Jones and Dianna Agron. Read below to find out each makeup artists inspiration and the tips/tools they used to achieve the gorgeous looks…


DIANNA AGRON/Makeup Artist Kate Lee

Beauty Inspiration:
“Dianna wore a vintage CHANEL Haute Couture dress in navy with a black lace overlay. I wanted to make Dianna appear fresh and up to date.”

Get the Look:
“I started by using CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Ambre to smoke put the inner lid, then gently blended it onto the upper and lower lash line. I worked over the top with CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Cinnamon, a dark burgundy shade. On the inner third of the lid I used grey shimmery tone from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Enigma. I blended and melted the colours away from the socket. Lashes were curled and given one coat of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Brun. I finished off the eye by sculpting Dianna’s brows with Anastasia’s brow pencil and tinted brow gel. I then applied a layer of CHANEL Hydramax + Active Serum, followed by Nars oil free primer. I perfected the skin with CHANEL Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Fluid Makeup. On the apple of the cheek I used CHANEL Powder Blush in Fresque which is a beautiful peach shade that shines pink and adds a really pretty dimension to the cheek. On the lips I used CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine.


JANUARY JONES/Makeup Artist Rachel Goodwin

Beauty Inspiration:
“I wanted January’s makeup to have a shimmering, candlelit quality to it. I was inspired by her black and gold lace dress which had a very decadent romantic feeling to it. I used different shades of gilded metallics and reflective textures on her eyes, cheeks, and lips”

Get the Look:
“I lined her eyes with CHANEL Precision Eye Definer in Gris Scintillant, a sparkling pewter pencil blending all the way into the crease along with a pale gold cream color to her upper lids and inner eyes. Her cheek and brow bones were brushed with Soleil Tan De CHANEL Moisturizing Bronzing Powder for soft radiant highlights. I finished with CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colour in Boy on her lips, a delicate luminous petal pink.”

NICOLE KIDMAN/Makeup Artist Angela Levin

Beauty Inspiration:
“Nicole’s dress at the 2011 SAG Awards reminded me of a sexy super movie star, gorgeousness and simplicity were my inspiration.”

Get the Look:
“First, I prepped Nicole’s skin with CHANEL Sublimage Concentrate. To complement her sexy black dress, I wanted her eyes and lips to stand out. I framed her eyes with a dark liner made from the deepest shade in the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Stupendous. To really make her eyes pop, I then applied three coats of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir. On her lips I used CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colour in Monte-Carlo.”

HILARY SWANK/Makeup Artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua & Manicurist Tom Bachik

Kara’s Beauty Inspiration:
“Hilary’s look was inspired by 70′s screen goddess, Ursula Andrews. She wore a Versace one shoulder soft champagne toned dress with caramel beaded detail.”

Get the Look:
“Hilary’s eyes were extended out with CHANEL Eye Definer in Brun-Cuivre blended along entire upper lashline and lower lashline, on outer half of eye and into crease to create the more graphic shape of the 60′s/70′s lined eye. I finished off the eyes with CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir and Ardell individual lashes on the outer half of eyes. Her cheeks are warmed up with a peachy tone, CHANEL Powder Blush in Fresque. I kept the lips softly lined with CHANEL Lip Definer in Beige, and moistened with CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colour in Canotier.”

Tom Bachik used CHANEL Nail Colour in Inattendu on Hilary’s nails.

Image Source: Just Jared

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January 30, 2011

Dianna Agron in Vintage Chanel Haute Couture at the SAG Awards

Finally some Chanel Haute Couture on the red carpet!  Glee actress, Dianna Agron shimmered in a navy and black vintage Chanel Haute Couture gown.  Navy and black is a dangerous combination but when done right it shines – literally.  I love the silhouette, the beaded lace overlay, the bow at the waist and the length.  Dianna Agron wears it well.  She paired her Chanel dress with Ferragamo shoes, Fred Leighton jewels and a Ferragamo clutch.  Nicely done!

Image Source: Just Jared

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January 28, 2011

Diane Kruger in Spring 2011 Chanel Haute Couture

Talk about clout! A mere two days after the Chanel Spring 2011 Haute Couture show, Diane Kruger was spotted wearing one of the looks to a charity dinner in Paris. She kept the look bare with a bracelet, a pair of black heels and a cute black clutch. The look on the runway was paired with those gorgeous pointy toe flats that all the models wore and large post earrings. Kruger even sported a similar hairstyle to the one on the runway. I like the idea of not wearing a necklace because the neckline of the dress is so pretty but I think she could have worn some earrings (if she wore some, then I can’t see them and maybe something more noticeable would have been nice).

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January 27, 2011

Here Comes the Beauty Pack Video

Found the embed code!

Animating Chanel from lionel bui on Vimeo.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:23 am

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 – The Day Before the Show

I could watch the behind the scenes stuff all day…

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January 26, 2011

Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011 Full Fashion Show

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January 25, 2011

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 Review

“Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite.”
-Karl Lagerfeld

Today, Chanel presented the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines. Inspired by the paintings of Marie Laurencin, notably a portrait of Mlle. Chanel.  The soft pastel colors, especially pinks and greys were brought to life from the paintings on to the runway.  Much of the collection featured day clothes with Karl Lagerfeld noting, “Life is not a cocktail party.”  (WWD, Chanel Spring Couture 2011, 1.25.11).  The collection featured lots of skinny pants and jeans – some worn under tweed suits.  I like the pants on their own but didn’t love them under skirts.  I don’t like that when hippys do it and layering pants under a skirt – even in Chanel Haute Couture – doesn’t make it ok.

The tweed suits, as well as many of the blouses and dresses, featured a strong shoulder albeit a rounded strong shoulder.  The silhouette of the suit was also different from the traditional suit – some jackets were longer when paired with pants.  Other jackets had an array of colors – some with lapels, some shawl collars, some without collars.  The ever present sheer trend made an appearance as well, in the form of sequined sheer pants, sheer dresses and sheer tops.  The softness of the fabric echoed the softness of the pastel palette.  Though the collection included many day looks, Karl did not disappoint when it came to the evening looks.  Mainly gowns, they spanned the spectrum of very full, to flowy to sparkling dress pants.

Usually my favorite aspect of the Chanel collections – the accessories – were kept to a minimum in this presentation.  But the simplicity of the accessories made the ones present that much more powerful.  The ballet flats were pointy and cut straight across the foot which made for a very dainty, yet sexy look.  I love these flats!  I also love the black ribbon chokers, which upon further study revealed that the ribbon was tied into the hair at the bottom of the slightly intentionally messy french twists.  The black ribbons seemed to be inspired by the painting of Mlle. Chanel where against the soft pastels there is a black scarf wrapped loosely around her neck.  Finally, the angled eyeliner, in navy blue and black, played off nicely against the softness and roundness of the collection.  View the entire collection in the gallery below.

First Image: Chanel News
All Other Images: Style

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Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 Inspiration: Paintings of Marie Laurencin

WWD reported that Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the paintings of Marie Laurencin, namely the portrait she did of Mademoiselle Chanel, for the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection.  The portrait of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel hangs in the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and they have an interesting anecdote posted on their site:

In 1923 Laurencin was working on the costumes and sets for Les Biches (The Does) performed by Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Coco Chanel, who was creating costumes for the same company’s Le Train Bleu at the time, asked the artist to paint her portrait. Laurencin painted Chanel in a languid pose draped in blue and black with one shoulder bare. The fluid lines, subtly shifting colours and the sitter’s dreamy expression are typical of Laurencin’s work, but Chanel – designer of ‘the little black dress’ and the Chanel suit – turned the painting down, saying it did not look like her.

Marie Laurencin Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel, 1923 Oil on canvas

Laurencin was part of the Cubist circle and was one of the few women who were part of the movement but also put her own spin on it. Her use of pastel colors and fluid curvey lines differentiated her from other Cubist painters. She painted mostly women and her style suited this subject perfectly. These are some other examples of Marie Laurencin’s work. You can see her use of pastels and how Karl was inspired by her pinks and greys and transformed these hints of color into an airy, light collection perfect for spring. Review of the collection to come shortly!

Marie Laurencin LA VIE AU CHATEAU Oil on Canvas 1925

Marie Laurencin Il Bacio 1927

Marie Laurencin Femme Au Chien

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Baptiste Giabiconi – Showtime

I just read on WWD that Baptiste Giabiconi, Chanel model and Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, is apparently starting a music career. He’s recording his first album called Trilogy and his first single is already out. What do you think? Should he just stick to modeling?

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