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July 29, 2011

All That Glitters: Get the Look!

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial
Last week we featured our first beauty editorial, All That Glitters. We used the Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel from the Fall 2011 Chanel Beauté collection. Makeup artist Jenni Tay had a great time experimenting with different looks – combining colors and even putting the Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadow on the models’ lips. Here’s how you can get the looks…

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

Malia (pictured above)
On Eyes:
Illusion d’Ombre in Ebloui
Les 4 Ombres in Prélude
Illusion d’Ombre in Epatant
Brun Naturel Eyebrow Pencil

On Lips:
Crayon Lèvres in Coralline
Rouge Coco Étole
Lèvres Scintillantes in Braise

On Nails:
Quartz

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

Jordan (pictured above)
On Eyes:
Illusion d’Ombre in Ebloui
Illusion d’Ombre in Fantasme
Twilight
Brun Cendre Eyebrow Pencil

On Cheeks:
Joues Contraste in Rose Écrin

On Lips:
Rouge Coco Plumetis
Lèvres Scintillantes in Braise

On Nails:
Peridot

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

Rachel (pictured above)
On Eyes:
Illusion d’Ombre in Emerveillé
Illusion d’Ombre in Mirifique
Noir Cendre Eyebrow Pencil

On Lips:
Illusion d’Ombre in Ebloui
Lèvres Scintillantes in Braise

On Nails:
Graphite

Production Credits:
Photography: Amanda Lopez
Stylist: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Makeup: Jenni Tay
Hairstylist: Filomena Bettencourt
Nail Stylist: Elizabeth Robles
Models: Malia, Jordan and Rachel, LOOK
Behind the Scenes Footage: Nina Parks
Producer: Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, La Chanelphile

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:56 am

July 28, 2011

Chanel Fall 2011 Palette Small Leather Goods Collection

Chanel Fall 2011 Palette Small Leather Goods

Chanel Palette Small Leather Goods Collection

It looks like Chanel is not leaving the metallics to their beauty collection for Fall – you can get your shine on with the Chanel Fall 2011 Palette Small Leather Goods collection.  Whether you love the glimmer of gold or the shimmer of silver, the aged calfskin with flat lozenge quilting is unmistakably Chanel.  The collection includes a card holder, change and key purse, assorted wallets and my favorites, iPhone and iPad cases.  The collection will hit stores in September – which piece are you saving up for??

Source: Purse Blog

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:13 am

July 26, 2011

Au Revoir

amy winehouse chanelThis past weekend we lost one of the greatest voices of our time.  Not only was Amy Winehouse infinitely talented, but she made her mark on fashion.  Her signature beehive and black cat eye makeup even influenced Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 runway looks.  I’m sorry we only got to enjoy her for such a short time but we are lucky that we heard her voice at all.

Image: Style.com & VH1.com

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July 25, 2011

Olivia Wilde in Chanel Beauté at “Cowboys & Aliens” Premiere

Olivia Wilde in Chanel Beauté at "Cowboys & Aliens" Premiere

Over the weekend, the summer blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens premiered. I have to admit, the juxtaposition of cowboys with aliens is like taking two genres and mashing them up together so I’m quite curious about this move. But I digress. The real news is that Olivia Wilde is starting in the film and she wore a Chanel Beauté look to the premiere created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Melanie Ingelssis. Her romantic look was beautiful – especially paired with Ms. Wilde’s lace gown. Here’s a breakdown from the makeup artist herself on how she created Olivia’s look – and how you can replicate it.

This weekend, Celebrity Makeup Artist Melanie Ingelssis created Olivia Wilde’s red carpet look for the premiere of one of summer’s hottest new movies, “Cowboys and Aliens”.  To off-set Olivia’s romantic gown and simple hair, Melanie and Olivia decided the focus of the beauty look would be on the eyes. Using CHANEL products, Melanie created a strong smoky eye balanced by soft, luminous skin.

To enhance Olivia’s gorgeous baby blues, Melanie began by using CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil to create the shape of the smoky eye, but kept it true to Olivia’s shape as opposed to taking it out too much. She then rimmed her entire eyes, including the inside of the waterline with a thick line, also using the soft, easy-to-use kohl pencil. She then used Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in Mirifique, a new long-wearing, shimmering cream eyeshadow from CHANEL, all over Olivia’s lids to create a black base. She took the cream shadow up to the crease of Olivia’s eyes and underneath, blending it with the kohl pencil so there were no harsh lines.  With a black shadow, she redefined the outer and inner areas of the eyes that needed to be darker, creating a sexy and smudgy look. Finally, according to Melanie, “the trick to a beautiful smoky eye is blending, so I took a clean blending brush – with no color on it – and with one motion, I blended the upper and lower colors together.” To complete the look, Melanie curled Olivia’s lashes and added two coats of Inimitable Intense Mascara.

Melanie began prepping Olivia’s skin with CHANEL Sublimage Regenerating Fluid to give her complexion a radiant glow. She followed with Mat Lumière Makeup SPF 15 which she chose for the foundation’s long-lasting formula. She then highlighted Olivia’s face with CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Fluid.

PRODUCTS USED:

CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in Mirifique, $36.00
CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir, $28.00
CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, $30.00
CHANEL Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid, $295.00
CHANEL Mat Lumière Long Lasting Makeup SPF 15, $54.00
CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed, $48.00
All available at CHANEL department and specialty stores and chanel.com

 

Image Source: Just Jared

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Sketches for Macy’s

karl lagerfeld for macy's sketches
The first sketches of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs for his capsule collection for Macy’s surfaced last week. The line is set to launch in August in 250 (of 800) Macy’s doors, as well as online at Macys.com. Consisting of 45 limited edition styles, the average price of pieces in the collection is $100. Jeff Gennette, Macy’s Chief Merchandising Officer said that “it’s quintessential Lagerfeld but done at affordable prices…They’re the type you can see them from a distance and know they’re Karl’s.”

Karl Lagerfeld is scheduled to make an appearance in early September at the Macy’s in Herald Square, New York. I wonder if this will be tied to Fashion’s Night Out? I can’t wait for this collection to come out. It’s not often that you can buy clothing designed by Karl at an affordable price. These will definitely be investment pieces to keep – I’ll keep you posted as more info is released.

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Filed under: Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:17 am

July 21, 2011

La Chanelphile Beauty Editorial – “All That Glitters”

I’m happy to introduce the first of La Chanelphile beauty editorials. The Chanel PR team was generous enough to send over Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel, the Fall 2011 cosmetics collection. The shimmering metallics were a beautiful counterpoint to the gorgeous gold vintage Chanel accessories provided by The Goods! by Liz Baca. Please enjoy the photos and stay tuned for “get the look” breakdowns and a behind-the-scenes video.

Production Credits:
Photography: Amanda Lopez
Stylist: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Makeup: Jenni Tay
Hairstylist: Filomena Bettencourt
Nail Stylist: Elizabeth Robles
Models: Malia, Jordan and Rachel, LOOK
Behind the Scenes Footage: Nina Parks
Producer: Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, La Chanelphile

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

all that glitters - chanel beauty editorial

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Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture Inspiration: Metropolis

return to metropolis vogue germany karl lagerfeld

It’s no secret that Karl Lagerfeld is a fan of Metropolis, a German Expressionist science-fiction silent movie filmed in 1927.  Last year for the February issue of Vogue Germany Lagerfeld shot a stunning editorial called “Return to Metropolis.” It’s also been said the he recently purchased a set of film stills signed by Fritz Lang, the film’s director to Brigitte Helm, the young actress who starred in the film. So, it would only seem natural to see a bit of Metropolis seeping into the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2011/2012 collection.

Metropolis is the most expensive silent film ever made – adjusted for inflation it cost about $200 million.  The film is about a futuristic dystopica and explores the relationship between groups in society (simplisticly speaking thinkers v. workers).  In the midst of all this we have a “mad scientist” of sorts who has created a robot woman.  (I apologize there’s really more to the story but I’m trying to be brief).

chanel LED light shoes

So where do we see Metropolis in the Chanel Fall 2011 couture collection?  Karl is rarely, if ever, inspired by just one thing so we see little hints here and there.  First, the film was released in 1927, when Coco Chanel was riding her shooting star of a career and many of the clothing styles in the couture show were inspired by the 1920s and 1930s.  The futuristic feel of Coco Vendôme lit up at night in lights and the models’ LED light shoes felt futuristic.  And the robotic Coco atop the central columns perhaps an homage to the robot in Metropolis?  We’ll never know for sure, but what I do know, is that Karl Lagerfeld likes to keep us guessing.  He gives us enough to come up with our theories but he’s always full of surprises.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:26 am

July 20, 2011

Jennifer Aniston in Chanel Beauté for Horrible Bosses Premiere

jennifer aniston in chanel beaute for horrible bosses premiereThis movie looks really funny – I can’t wait to see it!  Word below straight from Chanel on how the look was achieved and how you can get the look…

CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist, Angela Levin not only created Jennifer Aniston’s sultry beauty look for this summer’s hottest new comedy, Horrible Bosses, she also created the world’s most recognized and beloved actress’s look for the UK premiere of the movie.

While Angela created an edgy, sexy look for Jennifer’s character, the love-deprived Dr. Julia Harris, she and Jennifer decided to contrast that seductive look with a classic, elegant appearance for the red carpet. Instead of creating, bold “come-hither” smoky eyes, Angela used softer colors from the newest collection of Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadows from CHANEL. Mixing shimmering white and khaki shades from the new line, Angela delicately applied the colors to Jennifer’s lids. Angela then used darker shades to create a very muted, fading smoky eye which made Jennifer’s blue eyes standout on the red carpet. Angela finished by applying two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Intense mascara which gave a bit of drama to the entire look.

Jennifer’s lips were adorned with one of the hottest new products from CHANEL, Rouge Coco Shine. Angela used a pearlized, nude beige shade which gave a dashing hint of color and sparkle to the lips. Lastly, to make sure Jennifer’s skin was glamorously supple, Angela applied CHANEL Sublimage La Crème to all exposed parts of her body and added a hint of shine with a golden skin illuminator.

Products Used:

CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadows in Fantasme and Epatant, $32.00 each.
CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Prelude, $57.00
CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, $30.00
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Canotier, $32.00
CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Texture Supreme, $390.00
All available at CHANEL department and specialty stores and chanel.com

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel on the Red Carpet — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:38 pm

Then & Now: Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture Design Inspiration

karl lagerfeld sketch of chanel dress 1931

Karl Lagerfeld has adopted Goethe’s famous motto: “Build a better future by expanding on elements of the past.” At CHANEL he has changed nothing and everything, interpreting CHANEL in his own way with elegance and wit. He would have certainly met Mademoiselle’s approval, since her ideas also often created mini-revolutions before becoming the industry standard.

–Chanel Corporate

The above statement is on the Chanel website and it is eloquent and precise in describing Karl Lagerfeld’s deft hand in picking up where Coco Chanel left off.  You can see elements of Coco Chanel in all the collections but nowhere has this been more apparent than in the Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture collection, appropriately called Les Allures de Chanel.

In the sketch above, Karl lends his hand to a dress that Coco Chanel designed in 1931.  The first thing I noticed was the peplum – many pieces in the Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture collection highlighted this same very design feature.

Below you can see the 1920s influence of the flapper dress with low waist, straight silhouette and neckline with deep V detail.

chanel haute couture comparing coco chanel and karl lagerfeld

In the next image you can see a Chanel print that may have inspired the fabrication of the dress on the left.  The black fabric with pops of color seem reminiscent of the Chanel print.

chanel haute couture comparing coco chanel and karl lagerfeld

Finally, there’s the boater hat – the hat that started it all. The boater hat is the first hat that Coco Chanel started designing. She would buy them in bulk from the store and then customize them. Her simple straw hats were a fresh counterpoint to the heavily feathered hats of the day that made Coco wonder how women could think underneath all of that excess. Karl Lagerfeld knows the significance of the boater hat so I’m guessing that is why every model in the show was wearing one. An homage to Coco would be nothing without a boater.

boater hat chanel haute couture comparing coco chanel and karl lagerfeld

Unfortunately there are not a lot of images of original Chanel designs but I will continue to look for comparisons to see how Karl has taken the legacy of Coco Chanel and given it a current spin in future collections.

Image 1: Karl Lagerfeld sketch of a Coco Chanel dress designed in 1931, scan from Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life by Justine Picardie, p. 193.

Image 2: Left: Chanel evening dress, 1923-24, scan from Chanel: The Couturiere at Work, by Amy de la Haye & Shelley Tobin, p. 37. Right: Style.com.

Image 3: Christian Bérard illustration featured in American Vogue, July 1937, scan from Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life by Justine Picardie, p. 231. Right: Style.com.

Image 4:  Chanel wearing one of the first boater hats she designed to the horse races in 1910, Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion and Fame, p. 60. Right: Style.com

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July 19, 2011

Sneak Peek: La Chanelphile Chanel Beauté Editorial

chanel cosmetics illusions d'ombre fall 2011 collection

This past weekend I assembled my dream team of talented ladies for the first of what will hopefully be a regular experience:  a La Chanelphile Chanel Beauté Editorial.  The Chanel PR team in NY was kind and generous enough to send over the Fall-Winter Illusions d’Ombre collection for La Chanelphile to photograph.  I thought it would be fun to include vintage Chanel accessories into the shoot courtesy of The Goods! by Liz Baca.  Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come…

vintage chanel accessories

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