La Chanelphile

April 28, 2011

Katy Perry in Chanel Track Suit

katy perry wearing chanel tracksuitKaty Perry flew the friendly skies in a beige Chanel track suit from the 2011 spring/summer collection.  She paired the track suit with Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats and a Chanel 2.55 bag.  It’s a very comfy look – I’m a bit jealous.  I love sweatpants and it doesn’t get better than Chanel sweatpants.  I do have one pet peeve though… I’m not so into wearing sweatpants in public unless you are on your way to the gym.  Does the fact that they’re Chanel sweatpants make it ok?  It was a 15 hour flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne and it is afterall, Chanel, so I’ll let this one slide ;)

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April 27, 2011

Chanel Links: 04.27.11

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Marie-France Pisier, the actresss who played Coco Chanel in Chanel Solitaire passed away on April 24, 2011. May she rest in peace.  The Guardian.

Illustration by aleXsandro Palombo

Read a few funny snippets of interviews with Karl Lagerfeld – he really has a way with words. I can’t help but smile when I read his answers. He doesn’t want Haider Ackerman to succeed him at Chanel, he doesn’t like women in thongs, his hair is low maintenance and the campaign featuring Crystal Renn was shot in his childhood bed.

Naomi Watts & Chanel Ambassador Jen Brill in Chanel

Chanel hosted a dinner as a part of the Tribeca Film Festival and there were many fancy people in attendance.  Read more via WWD & T Magazine

The Rhode Island School of Design is hosting an exhibit called Cocktail Culture featuring gorgeous cocktail wear and a Chanel LBD designed by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel from 1958 is on display.


Ajaline, a new high end jewelry flash sale site has a vintage Chanel sale starting tomorrow through May 5th.

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April 26, 2011


Thank you to all that voted for me for the the Hopscout Stay-At-Home Millionaire Editor search – I made it to the next round!! Merci!


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April 25, 2011

“Photo Mood” by Karl Lagerfeld for Magnum Ice Cream

A month ago we shared the news that Karl Lagerfeld was directing Rachel Bilson in a series of ads for Magnum Ice Cream and two weeks ago we gave you a sneak peek of the preview.  Well, here is the first of three ads directed by Karl Lagerfeld and featuring Rachel Bilson for Magnum Ice Cream.  “Photo Mood” features Rachel Bilson as an annoyed famous model who finds the pleasure she’s been seeking in the form of a smooth and delicious Magnum ice cream bar.

What do you think?  I wonder if Baptiste Giabiconi got inspiration from watching Karl Lagerfeld as a photographer?  He’s modeled for Karl and been photographed by him many times.  I’m curious!

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April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter – I hope you have a lovely Sunday and a wonderful spring season!

xoxo GDK

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April 21, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld, Wine Label Designer

Karl Lagerfeld Wine Label Design

Karl Lagerfeld is adding yet another job to his ever-growing resume – wine label designer. Word on the street is that Karl Lagerfeld is designing the 2009 label for Rauzan-Ségla to mark the château’s 350th birthday this year. In 1994, Chanel bought Rauzan-Ségla so the rumor isn’t too far fetched. If this project comes to fruition it won’t be the first time Karl Lagerfeld is working with a beverage company: he recently released his second collaboration with Coca Cola Light (or as we like to call it in the U.S. Diet Coke) and he worked with Dom Pérignon for the 1998 vintage.

Source: The Drink Business

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April 19, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Wants You To Smell Like Books

karl lagerfeld library and bookshelvesIn his latest project in a perpetual list of collaborations, Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with publisher Steidl to create a fragrance that is inspired by his love of – books.  Everything Uncle Karl touches turns to gold and based on the packaging alone, this project qualifies.  The bottle will come enclosed in a hollowed-out book – genius!  No word yet on a launch date but I’ll keep you posted as I learn info.

Image: Habitually Chic

Info: BellaSugar

**UPDATE 4.28.11**

Luxuo is reporting that Karl Lagerfeld is not involved with the scent that Steidl is producing – they stated:

The German designer’s PR director Caroline Fragner has issued a statement saying Lagerfeld is not involved in the creation of new fragrance Paper Passion as was reported last week.

Stating that only beauty giant Coty Prestige develops and distributes any fragrance for the label Karl Lagerfeld, Fragner explained:

“Mr Lagerfeld refutes his implication in the launch of the perfume Paper Passion. This project, of which Mr Steidl told him about, only emanate[s] from the art books’ publisher himself.

Mr Lagerfeld copublishes many books with Mr Steidl but stick[s] to Coty Prestige when it is about his own perfumes’ creations.”

Stories of the paper-inspired perfume were initiated by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) last week, reporting that Lagerfeld — who is known for his love of books and says he stocks more than 300,000 of them in his famous personal library — was already working on the fragrance with his publisher of choice, Steidl, which distributes most of the designer’s photography books.

Industry insiders are assuming that, while Lagerfeld as a brand is bound to Coty by contract, the designer might be personally involved in Steidl’s project.

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April 18, 2011

Lily Allen Is Blowing Her Wedding Budget

lily allen and sister

A while back Lily Allen let us know that Karl Lagerfeld was designing her wedding dress and it appears that her sisters Teddy and Sarah will also be wearing Chanel.

A source close to Lily – whose wedding dresses is being created by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld – said: “I think the wedding dress itself is going to cost a small fortune. And her sisters, Teddy and Sarah, who are bridesmaids, are getting Chanel dresses too. If there was a budget for the wedding, it’s been completely blown.

I can’t wait to see these wedding photos – I can’t recall the last time a celebrity had a custom Chanel gown made. I wonder if Lily gave Karl complete freedom? Probably not, most brides want to have control of their day. Nonetheless, I’m sure Lily’s gown and her sisters’ dresses will be stunning.


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April 16, 2011

Chanel J12 Chromatic Titanium Ceramic Watch

Chanel J12 Chromatic Titanium Ceramic Watch

A few weeks ago we gave you a sneak peek of the soon-to-release Chanel J12 Chromatic watch.  What makes this watch different from the existing J12 models is the unique compound from which it is made.  This is no regular ceramic – it is ceramic mixed with diamond powder and titanium to give the watch the look of metal, with the durability of ceramic.  As Charlie Sheen would say…”Uh, winning!”  The Chanel J12 Chromatic Titanium Ceramic watch is gorgeous – and the addition of diamonds doesn’t hurt!  I would love this watch but something tells me it’s going to be pretty spendy.  The watch releases on June 1, 2011.

Source: aBlogToRead.com

Chanel J12 Chromatic Titanium Ceramic Watch

Chanel J12 Chromatic Titanium Ceramic Watch

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April 14, 2011

Tried and Tested: Rouge Coco Shine

chanel rouge coco shineOn Saturday I stopped by the Chanel boutique in San Francisco and I picked up some treats for myself (pics later in the week).  While I was there I tested out Rouge Coco Shine.  It’s really quite amazing.  It goes on as a lipstick, has the coverage of a lipstick, but the moisture and shininess of a lipgloss.  It’s like two products – lipstick and lipgloss – in one.  I tested a few colors and found that Deauville was probably the best for me since I like to keep things neutral.  In fact, most of the colors are pretty neutral and seem like they would flatter many people with different skin tones.  If you haven’t tried out Rouge Coco Shine I would definitely check it out.  You can find Rouge Coco Shine at Chanel makeup counters or on the Chanel website.

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