La Chanelphile

May 3, 2011

Chanel on the Red Carpet at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala

karl lagerfeld and blake lively in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

There were many starlets that wore Chanel Beauté on the red carpet at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala – and there wore those that wore haute couture.  I’ve always wondered why more actresses didn’t wear Chanel couture on the red carpet and last night the ladies did not disappoint.  Chanel was worn by many including Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue and Chanel’s newest pretty young thing, Blake Lively.  I think my favorite Chanel ensembles were worn by Janelle Monae and Frida Pinto.  My lease favorite was worn by Kirsten Dunst.  I’m sure up close the dress is spectacular but it looked a little frumpy on Ms. Dunst.  What do you think? Which dress was your favorite?

anna wintour in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

janelle monae in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

freida pinto in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

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Chanel Beauté at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala

The fashion event of the year – the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala was last night and many beauties walked the red carpet adorned by Chanel Beauté. Each of the lovelies had very different looks which goes to show how versatile Chanel Beauté can be. You can create any kind of look you want. Here’s a breakdown of who wore what…

Click to see who wore Chanel Couture…


blake lively in chanel beaute at costume institute gala 2011Inspiration:
“Venus inspired, a sexy and naked look.”

Vivian first used CHANEL Sublimage Essential Revitalizing Concentrate to prepare Blake’s skin. Next, she lightly swiped CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige-Désert across her face and added Guerlain Terracotta Concealer 02.

On the apples of her cheeks, Vivian used Stila Petunia Blush and lightly brushed CHANEL Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Terre Ambre over her nose, forehead and jawline. She then layered Becca Mermaid Shimmering Eyeshadow and the gold shade from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Spices on the eye and finished with CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir. The look was completed with CHANEL Rouge Allure Gloss in Genie and CHANEL Glossimer in Pensée.


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May 2, 2011

Chanel Spring in Cannes Ephemeral Boutique

Chanel is opening a 300 square meter pop-up boutique in Cannes featuring selections from the Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear and Paris-Byzance collections. The boutique’s color palette is black and gold and has black mosaic floors, sequined carpets and “offers a view all the way down to the stairs leading up to the Palais des Festivals.”

Chanel stated:

The make-up bar presents the Lumières Byzantines eye shadow palette, created by Peter Philips for the Paris-Byzance collection. The nail bar, meanwhile, highlights a summer palette.

There are pieces from the Paris-Byzance collection as a sneak preview amidst designs from the Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection, and dresses and suits – on loan from the Chanel Conservatory – worn by those loyal to the House, such as Keira Knightley, Michelle Williams, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Mercier.

The Cannes Ephemeral Boutique will be open from May 7th to May 22nd 2011 from 10am to 7pm. The address is: 6, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France.

I wish I could go! I’m hoping Chanel will post images from the boutique – it sounds exquisite!


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Everything Is Better In Chocolate

karl lagerfeld designs chocolate hotel roomAs part of the press surrounding the Magnum Ice Cream commercials that Karl Lagerfeld directed, Uncle Karl created a hotel suite made entirely of Belgian chocolate – 10.5 tons of it to be exact.  The room would not be complete without someone to enjoy it – in this case, a life-size Baptiste Giabiconi.  Now, Baptiste is pretty yummy to begin with – can you imagine him in chocolate?  Very yummy.

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