La Chanelphile

May 24, 2011

Estella Warren, Former Chanel No.5 Model Arrested

estella warren chanel no 5Former Chanel No.5 model Estella Warren was arrested on suspicion of DUI.  She allegedly crashed her Prius into three parked cars, assaulted a police officer and tried to escape arrest.  The actress and model’s friends have been concerned about her drinking and hopefully this incident, though unfortunate, will be a wake up call for her.  At least no one was hurt.  We wish her well.


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — La Chanelphile @ 11:13 pm

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture & Chanel Beauté

kirsten dunst in chanel couture cannes film festivalIt seems Kirsten Dunst was having a Chanel moment in Cannes from the Chanel couture gown she wore to the amfAR Gala to the Chanel couture gown she wore to accept the award for Best Actress for her role in Melancholia.  I love the dress that Dunst wore to the award ceremony, very feminine and detailed.  I’m sure upon closer inspection the amount of handwork that is in the bodice is baffling.  I also love the tiered flow-y bottom of the dress – there’s a hint of sheerness on the bottom but I don’t mind it because it starts so low.  Her makeup for the award ceremony and for the premiere of Melancholia was Chanel Beauté and she looked lovely. Details on how to get the looks are below.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture & Chanel Beauté
Film Festival Awards:
To complement the award-winning actress’s CHANEL Haute Couture strapless dress, Sabrina created Kirsten’s gorgeous, glowing face using CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige Rosé Tendre and highlighting her cheeks with CHANEL Powder Blush in Rose Écrin (available July 2011), Kirsten’s eyes were adorned with Illusion D’Ombre de Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Epatant (available July 2011) and her lashes were lengthened with CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir. Sabrina finished the look with CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick in Passion.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Beauté
Melancholia Premiere:
For Kirsten’s first red carpet appearance at Cannes, Sabrina used CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige Rosé Tendre to highlight her complexion and CHANEL Powder Blush in Rose Écrin (available July 2011) on the cheeks. Sabrina used Illusion D’Ombre de Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emerveillé (available July 2011) on the eyelids to create a neutral shimmer, and Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine (available July 2011) to define the eyes. To complete the look she used CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir on the eyelashes and applied CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick in Enthusiast to the lips.

Images: Just Jared & Style Bistro

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May 23, 2011

“Coco” Musical Takes The Stage in London

coco musical katharine hepburnIn 1969, Katharine Hepburn starred as Coco Chanel in Coco a musical comedy on Broadway about Mlle. Chanel herself.  The producer, Fred Brisson, had been trying to get permission from Coco Chanel to do a musical based upon her life and after years of persuasion, Chanel finally consented.  At the time, Coco was the most expensive Broadway production to ever grace the NYC stages.  The 250 costumes, based on the designs of Coco Chanel, were designed by Sir Cecil Beaton.  (Info and Image above from Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion and Fame by Edmonde Charles – Roux, p. 372-73).

Having read many biographies on Gabrielle Chanel, a musical comedy doesn’t really seem fitting for her life (a moody art film seems more like it).  Coco didn’t do to well with the critics but it sold our shows night after night.  Well, now Coco is being reprived by London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater as part of a series called Lost Musicals 2011 – a European premier.  If you are in the area this may be fun to check out.  The show runs in May and June and tickets can be purchased online.

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May 21, 2011

Reader Submission: Vanessa Vanni & Her Autographed Chanel Jumbo 2.55

vanessa vani chanel x colette pop up boutique

Hello lovelies! One of our fellow Chanelphiles wrote in to share some photos that have me green with envy.  Vanessa Vanni went to the Chanel x Colette Pop Up Boutique and was able to get her red Chanel Jumbo 2.55 signed by Karl Lagerfeld himself!  Ah!  It doesn’t get much better than that.  You’re a lucky girl Vanessa – thanks for sharing!

karl lagerfeld chanel x colette pop up boutique

If you have any photos of yourself wearing Chanel or others who wear it well, please don’t hesitate to send your submissions in.  You can send submissions to gdk@lachanelphile.com.  I can’t wait to see what you send in!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — La Chanelphile @ 5:41 am

May 20, 2011

Real Chanel Tattoos – A Permanent Impression

Last year Chanel started yet another fad – the temporary tattoo.  Sure temporary tattoos have been around a long time but Chanel made them chic.  Some people have taken their love for the brand a step further and made their marks permanent – with real Chanel tattoos.

I don’t hate or love these – rather, I feel the same way about these tattoos as I do all other tattoos. I think they’re cool for now but will you want to be rockin’ a tattoo at 70 with your grandchildren on your lap?  I don’t – sagging, wrinkly tattoos are not a good look!  And besides, I don’t think Coco Chanel would like them – so any true Chanelphile would probably not get any permanent ink.

What do you think? Do you have a Chanel tattoo? Would you get one?

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Lifestyle Products — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:45 am

May 19, 2011

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture at 2011 amfAR Gala

Kirsten Dunst in spring 2011 chanel haute couture at 2011 amfAR Gala

Kirsten Dunst wore a gown from the Spring 2011 Chanel Haute Couture collection to the amfAR Gala.  The dress looks the same as it did on the runway – with the exception of the waist.  On the runway, the dress had an empire waist, while on Kirsten the waist is lowered and a satin belt was added.  I think she wore it well and I think it suits her but I think I like the runway version better (and the shoes!!).  The detailing on the top is just gorgeous but I don’t love this dress.  I just don’t like the sheer bottom dresses that are so popular right now – not my cup of tea.  If the lining of the dress extended to the bottom then I would love this dress.  What do you think?

Source: Style & JustJared

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Karolina Kurkova and Uma Thurman in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2011 amfAR Gala

karolina kurkova and uma thurman in chanel haute couture 2011 amfar gala
Uma Thurman and Karolina Kurkova wore Chanel Haute Couture to the 2011 amfAR Gala. Both dresses are lovely yet very different. Kurkova’s white mini dress is extravagantly adorned with strands of pearls giving it a look of opulence.  Thurman’s grey gown was a sleek, simple mermaid gown with flowers along the neckline.  Both dresses are gorgeous but I really love the simplicity and color of Thurman’s gown.  What do you think?


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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine “Royallieu” Available Exclusively Online

A few days ago Chanel released a new Rouge Coco Shine shade named Royallieu and it is available exclusively on Chanel.com.  The soft pink shade is named after Chateau de Royallieu, Étienne Balsan’s estate where Coco Chanel stayed with him as his lover.  Her stay at Chateau de Royallieu was her introduction to society and she began making hats during her stay there.  She also met the love of her life, Boy Capel at Chateau de Royallieu.  With so many romantic connotations, it’s the perfect color to wear to get ready for some summer lovin’.  Rouge Coco Shine Royallieu retails for $32 and is available only online at Chanel.com.

chanel royallieu peter philips

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Chanel Fall 2011 Handbags

chanel fall 2011 handbags

While I was reading online I came across a sneak peek of the some of the Chanel Fall 2011 Handbag collection. The 2.55 bag is done up in python fabrication with embroidery that gives it the look of decomposing – fitting since the collection looked a bit post-apocolyptic. I like the simplicity of the new style of bag featured – simple leather, big gold clasp and heavy Chanel chain. My favorite of the bunch is the black round quilted purse with camellia on it – so pretty and feminine. It’s a bag that is so classic you could wear it from season to season. What do you think? What’s your favorite bag?

Source: Purse Blog

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: — Miss Interns @ 5:06 am

May 18, 2011

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 – Interview with Karl Lagerfeld, Clemence Poesy & Blake Lively

After the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 Karl Lagerfeld, Clemence Poesy and Blake Lively sat down to talk about the collections – here’s what they had to say…

And here’s a behind the scene’s look at the show…

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