La Chanelphile

October 31, 2011

Carine Roitfeld Styled the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Campaign

karl lagerfeld and carine roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld is making an encore appearance as Chanel ad campaign stylist.  She’s teamed up again with Karl Lagerfeld to style the Chanel spring-summer 2012 ad campaign.  Lagerfeld said the campaign is “all about athletics and the sea.…It’s very modern sportif and in black-and-white.”  The campaign was shot at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc (where the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 collection was shown) in Antibes, France with  Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls featured in the ads.  I can’t wait to see these images.  The ads that Carine Roitfeld styled for Fall were so creative I’m looking forward to see what this dynamic duo came up with next!

Source: WWD, Photo: Rex

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:07 pm

Chanel Christmas 2011 Accessories Collection

Chanel Christmas 2011 Accessories CollectionI just came across some images of the Chanel Christmas 2011 Accessories collection and I’d be happy to find any of these items in my Christmas stocking or under the tree.  The collection features leather goods in a lavender leather, accessories in a muted color palette of lavender, grey and ivory and items in signature black and white. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I’m partial to anything with pearls or in black  – Santa, I hope you’re listening!  The collection will be in stores in December so start saving your pretty pennies or start dropping those hints :)

Chanel Christmas 2011 Accessories Collection

Chanel Christmas 2011 Accessories CollectionSource: Coco’s Tea Party

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Faux Chanel “Brandages”

Something tells me Coco would not approve – on so many levels…. It saddens me to see the Chanel logo bastardized by fake inflated boobs.  Coco Chanel is now rolling in her grave.


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Filed under: Chanel Knockoffs — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:04 pm

Happy Halloween!

I hope you have a Happy Halloween full of sweetness and fun!

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 8:59 am

October 29, 2011

Chanel Purse Costumes

chanel purse costume

I love inanimate object costumes – so why not dress up as a Chanel 2.55 purse?  Apparently, that is a thing.  I’m not sure how many you need to see to make it a thing, but I did a quick google search and I think I came up with enough images to deem it a “thing.”  This costume requires a bit more DIY knowledge than the Karl Lagerfeld or Coco Chanel costumes.  You’ll either need to know how to sew or know someone who sews.  Either way, these costumes are awesome.  I wonder if anyone has dressed up as a bottle of Chanel No.5?

chanel purse costume

chanel purse costume

chanel purse costume

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:22 am

October 28, 2011

Coco Chanel Halloween Costumes

Coco Chanel Halloween Costume
Last week, I showed you how you could put together a Karl Lagerfeld costume for Halloween. Now, here are some tips for putting together a Coco Chanel costume. The best part about a Coco Chanel costume is that you can definitely incorporate these pieces into your existing wardrobe – if you are a Chanelphile chances are you may already have some of these pieces in your closet. Now, if I were a rich girl, all of the items of the costume would be authentic Chanel. Fortunately for those of us with smaller budgets, every brand does their own rendition of the Chanel 2.55 bag, boucle tweed jacket, Verdura cuff, ballet flat and much more.

I selected three of my favorite looks from different times in Coco Chanel’s life – each of the looks are different though there is a consistency in the ease and elegance of each look. Some things are constant throughout: cigarettes, pearls, red lipstick, a bobbed haircut, while the apparel is dictated more by the era – twenties, thirties and sixties. I love all of these looks I don’t know which I would choose – you could always do a different era each year. Happy Halloween!

Coco Chanel Halloween Costume

Coco Chanel Halloween Costume

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Coco Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:48 am

October 26, 2011

Woman Buys Chanel Bag for $10 at a Garage Sale!

Have you seen Fashion Hunters?  It’s a new show on Bravo about the inner workings of  designer consignment shop Second Time Around.  On last night’s episode, a woman brought in a Chanel bag that she bought at a garage sale for $10!  How do you sell a Chanel bag for $10??? Even if you don’t know what it is – which is crazy since the Chanel logo is one of the most recognized in the world – just the quality of the bag, materials and workmanship would make that work more than $10! I need to start going to garage sales…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:37 pm

Affinitas Intimates Natalie Chemise & Hipster Giveaway!

Affinitas Intimates Natalie Chemise & Hipster

Sexy or sweet? Coco Chanel knew that you couldn’t box a woman into a category, rather, she was a package of mysteries. Being a master seductress, Coco Chanel knew the power of appearance and elegance down to her silk pajamas.

Affinitas Intimates has offered to giveaway two sets of the Natalie Chemise and Hipster to each of the MISS Omni Media websites! Affinitas Intimates are made of fine, soft materials sourced from all over the world, Affinitas ensures you can wear any piece from the line – be it all day…or just for a few minutes! And, unlike all the Chanel you are saving up for, Affinitas is affordable.

For the giveaway, I selected the Natalie Chemise and Hipster because I loved the simplicity of the black and white and I felt that it had a bit of an Art Deco feel to it – something Coco Chanel herself might wear.  To win the Natalie Chemise and hipster here’s what you’ll need to do:

1. Follow us on Twitter! @affinitasintima and @MlleChanel

2. Like us on Facebook! Affinitas Intimates Facebook Page and La Chanelphile Facebook Page

3. Leave a comment on the La Chanelphile Facebook page with your twitter handle so we can confirm that you did steps 1 and 2.

I will select a winner at random.  To improve your odds of winning feel free to enter on MISS and Lil’ Miss!  Good luck!  The contest closes on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12 Midnight PST.

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Filed under: Chanel — La Chanelphile @ 7:10 am

October 25, 2011

Assouline Chanel Special Edition with Tweed Chanel Slipcase

Assouline Chanel Books with Tweed Slipcase

In June I posted about a limited-edition set of Chanel books published by Assouline complete with a quilted leather Chanel slipcase.  Assouline is releasing another limited-edition set of Chanel books – in an edition of 30 – but this time the slipcase is a Chanel tweed.  The set with Chanel tweed slipcase will retail for $2,500 each and will be sold at Assouline boutiques and website, in addition to being included in the Neiman Marcus’ Christmas selection.  What a gorgeous addition to a Chanel book collection, no?  At that price though, I think I’d rather have a Boy bag or some jewelry.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance,Chanel Jewelry,Chanel Media,Coco Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:09 pm

I Want This Bag! Chanel Cabas Eté

Chanel Cabas Ete 2012 hangbag

For Summer 2012 Chanel is releasing the perfect bag to bring along to the pool or the beach – the Chanel Cabas Eté. The bag is perfect for poolside sessions because there is no leather on the bag, instead, ribbon is woven through the chain and the bag is cotton canvas. The faded colors already look sun-drenched and summer ready – perfect for your fun in the sun. The Chanel Cabas Eté bags will be in Chanel boutiques starting in February 2012.


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