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February 28, 2012

DIY Chanel-Inspired Pearl Hair Pins

diy chanel pearl hair pin

I came across this great DIY post on Honestly WTF and thought I would share.  Learn how to make Chanel-inspired pearl hair pins reminiscent of the ones seen on the models at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear runway presentation.  I think I might have to try this.  Let me know if you try it and how it comes out – feel free to post pictures in the comments!

 

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Filed under: Chanel DIY — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 12:32 pm

February 26, 2012

Chanel Beauté at the 2012 Academy Awards

Another awards show has come and gone and once more I am in awe at the lack of Chanel couture (or RTW for that matter) on the red carpet.   Chanel Beauté however was on the red carpet and Chanel celebrity makeup and nail artists were on hand to make the leading ladies shine.  Here’s a break down of the products and techniques used…

MICHELLE WILLIAMS ~ MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

MICHELLE WILLIAMS MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

MICHELLE WILLIAMS MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

INSPIRATION
My inspiration was a flower! When I saw Michelle in her stunning dress, it made me think of a beautiful rose I have in my garden. Like that flower, she looked so gorgeous and delicate, so I decided to use an array of Spring hues!

PRODUCTS
Skincare: I began by hydrating her skin with a light layer of CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme ($390.00).

Eye Shadow: Next, I used CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes ($58.00), using half moon strokes on the lids to maintain a round, soft feeling. For an added pop of glamour, I placed a bit of CHANEL Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Tigerlily ($28.50) on her lids.

Eye Liner: Under the eyes, I used the darkest color, the neutral deep brown with gold flecks shade, from CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes ($58.00).

Eye Brows: CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair ($29.00).

Foundation: To further enhance Michelle’s already gorgeous skin, I applied CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Compact ($58.00 – Available March 19 on chanel.com) for a hydrated, flawless, revitalized and radiant look.

Blush: For the cheeks, I applied my favorite new cheek color, Exclusive Creation Blush Horizon de CHANEL ($58.00).

Highlighter: To accentuate the natural contours of Michelle’s face, I lightly added CHANEL Limited Edition Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Jasmin ($45.00) to her cheeks. I also added this to her shoulders for a slight highlight as well.

Mascara: To the top and bottom lashes, I applied two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir ($30.00).

Lipstick: For Michelle’s bright, purpley-pink lips, I mixed two CHANEL Rouge Coco Shades from CHANEL’s Spring collection: Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paradis, a pink coral with Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Destineé, a spring plum (each $32.00).

SANDRA BULLOCK ~ MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

SANDRA BULLOCK MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

SANDRA BULLOCK MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

INSPIRATION
Gorgeous in every way!!

PRODUCTS
Skincare: I started by applying a rich dose of CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme ($390.00) to a clean face and let it absorb into the face for about 15 minutes.

Foundation: On her eyes and forehead, I then used a light coat of CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Compact ($58.00 – Available March 19 on chanel.com).

Blush: For the cheeks I wanted to create a fresh, youthful appearance so I applied Exclusive Creation Blush Horizon de CHANEL ($58.00).

Eye Shadow: On the eyes, I began by applying CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre in Émerveille ($36.00) to her lids lightly with my fingers. I followed by applying all colors from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Enigma ($58.00). I used the chocolate grey on the outer part of the lid, the violet grey on the eye crease, the pink under the brow bone and the deep plum to frame the eye across the lash lines.

Eye Liner: To further glamorize her eyes, I lined the upper lash line with CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir ($28.00).

Mascara: CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir ($30.00).

Lipstick: I finished her look by applying a sumptuous amount of CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Mademoiselle ($32.00) topped with CHANEL Glossimer in Braise ($29.50).

GLENN CLOSE ~ MAKEUP BY CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST CATHY HIGHLAND

GLENN CLOSE MAKEUP BY CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST CATHY HIGHLAND

INSPIRATION
Timeless beauty was the inspiration for Glenn’s Oscar look. With the unique color of her dress, I wanted Glenn’s face to be fresh, but also have enough pop for the cameras on the red carpet and last all evening through the parties following the live telecast. And yes, since it was the special night of the Academy Awards…we all agreed on pure glamour!

PRODUCTS
Skincare: The night before Glenn used CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme ($390.00). Before I applied the makeup, I used CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum (Available April 2012).

Foundation: I used CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 ($45.00). It was set and finished off with CHANEL Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Translucent 1 ($45.00).

Blush: CHANEL Powder Blush in In Love ($43.00).

Eye Shadow: I covered the lid with the shimmery CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre in Émerveille ($36.00). I then blended the darker green shadow from CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lilium ($58.00) up to the crease creating a soft, classic smoky eye.

Eye Brows: CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair ($29.00).

Eye Liner: I used CHANEL Precision Eye Definer in Brun ($29.00). I like to emphasize the lash line with a very fine line of black. My personal trick is using a tiny brush and dipping it into the black waterproof mascara for a ‘stay in place’ application for a long day.

Lipstick: Lastly, I applied CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipshine in Unique ($32.50), a reddish berry pink with gold sparkles.

ANGELINA JOLIE ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST EMI KUDO

ANGELINA JOLIE FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST EMI KUDO

ANGELINA JOLIE FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST EMI KUDO

INSPIRATION
Classic Hollywood, but with a young and fresh twist to highlight Angelina’s natural beauty.

PRODUCTS
CHANEL Le Vernis in Tendresse ($26.00) on fingers and toes

RED CARPET NAIL TIP
It is important to moisturize the hands. I always mix a formula with a special blend of organic natural oil, butter and organic sugar.

GWYNETH PALTROW ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ASHLIE JOHNSON

GWYNETH PALTROW chanel manicure ASHLIE JOHNSON kristen wiig chanel manicure ALICIA TORELLO

Left: GWYNETH PALTROW ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ASHLIE JOHNSON; Right: KRISTEN WIIG ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ALICIA TORELLO

INSPIRATION
The inspiration was just clean and simple like the makeup, it was a very ethereal look due to the dress being clean lines and simple.

PRODUCTS
CHANEL Protective Base Coat ($25.00) on fingers and toes
CHANEL Extreme Shines Nail Lacquer ($25.00) on fingers and toes

KRISTEN WIIG ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ALICIA TORELLO

INSPIRATION
We wanted a clean and chic look, but something unexpected and not traditional. We wanted to do something fun and bold and something that contrasted beautifully with her blush-colored dress.

PRODUCTS
CHANEL Le Vernis in Black Satin ($26.00) on fingers

RED CARPET NAIL TIP
About a week up to the event it’s good to moisturize the hands and oil the cuticles often. When deciding on a polish for a big night out, you can’t really go wrong with any CHANEL color, each one creates a statement because the polish is so bold and unique even if it’s a natural shade.

All products are available online on Chanel.com.

Images: Just Jared

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February 24, 2012

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay Handbags

Chanel Metiers DArt Pre Fall 2012 Paris Bombay Handbags
Earlier this year we saw the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay collection and we recently found some close-up images of the handbags. The detail on these bags is elaborate, elegant and truly captures the artistry of traditional Indian works. The print on the bronze clutch is reminiscent of Mehendi and the silver coin straps, floral details and silver beading recalls details of traditional Indian accessories. See the beauty below…

Source: Become Gorgeous

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Metiers d'Art — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 4:11 am

February 23, 2012

La Chanelphile Beauty Editorial: “Behind the Coromandel Screen”

I had the honor of working with a great team to create these stunning images featuring cosmetics from Chanel Les Scintillances de Chanel Holiday 2011 Makeup Collection courtesy of Chanel and vintage Chanel apparel and accessories courtesy of The Goods! . Please enjoy Behind the Coromandel Screen

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

Photo Credits
Photographer: Arturo Torres/LOOK Artists Agency
Stylist and Vintage Archivist: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Makeup Artist: Jenni Tay, Tay Faces
Hair Stylist: Filomena Bettencourt/LOOK Artists Agency
Nail Stylist: Lila Robles
Model: Nida/LOOK Model Agency
Producer: Gabriella Khorasanee, La Chanelphile

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Photo Shoots,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:52 am

February 22, 2012

Adieu, Mademoiselle

mademoiselle coco chanel by douglas kirkland

Prime Minister François Fillon of France banished the term “Mademoiselle” from official forms and registries today. The change was made after months of pressure from French feminist organizations who argued that distinguishing a woman based on marital status is sexist as there is no male equivalent.

Coco Chanel was addressed as Mademoiselle even through her eighties since she was never married. I wonder how she would feel about this change? There are many Mademoiselles, but only one Coco Chanel.

Photo by Douglas Kirkland

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Filed under: Chanel,Coco Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 7:04 pm

Fashion In The Street: Chanel Sightings in Las Vegas

Last week I was in Las Vegas attending PROJECT trade show and was able to photograph some ladies wearing Chanel.  Being Las Vegas there were definitely many ladies wearing Chanel but the camera wasn’t out and ready at the moment so there were many missed opportunities.  Here are some goodies for you….

Denise Fleming from Look Los Angeles wore a great bag and sandals…

chanel fashion in the street

Denise Fleming from Look Los Angeles

chanel fashion in the street

Denise Fleming from Look Los Angeles

Here are some other great bags – since I take the photos quickly I can’t verify authenticity – but these sure look good!
chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:55 am

February 21, 2012

Chanel Boutique Visit – Bellagio Las Vegas

chanel bellagio las vegas

Las Vegas de Chanel exclusive accessories Chanel Bellagio Las Vegas

Last week I was in Las Vegas to attend some fashion trades hows and I happened to be staying at the Bellagio – the location of the newly remodeled Chanel boutique and home to the Las Vegas de Chanel collection. One of the Chanel ladies, Giselle Manansala, invited me to visit her at the boutique on my trip.  I wanted to see the remodeled boutique and the Las Vegas collection so we set up a time to meet.  I’m so glad that I met with Giselle because she was a wonderful host and gave me a true Chanel experience.

My first matter of business was checking out the Las Vegas de Chanel cosmetics.  Luckily, there was still stock left  but I didn’t know which items from the collection I should get. Giselle sat me down and gave me a mini-makeover using items from the collection and I loved the finished look.  I ended up getting the Lucky Stripes palette and Gold Fingers from the Las Vegas collection.  I also purchased a brown liquid liner to complete the look and an eyeliner in Clair to combat tired-looking eyes per Peter Philips makeup secrets.

Next, Giselle gave me a tour of the boutique – the Chanel boutique at the Bellagio is one of the finer boutiques because it carries fine jewelry and bags made from exotic skins.  Of course as I walked through the boutique I wanted everything that I saw, one thing was more beautiful than the next.  Giselle showed me the VIP sitting room which was lovely and had the most gorgeous couch I had ever seen – definitely too pretty to sit on! Afterward she showed me the fitting rooms which were larger than my NYC apartment in my student days.  The rooms were spacious and included a sitting room for people who may be shopping with you.  My favorite feature of the fitting rooms was the independent thermostat that you could set to your comfort and an iPod/iPhone docking station.  Chanel thinks of everything when it comes to a customer’s comfort – after all, what is more luxurious than that?

I visited the boutique with my tiny dancer and my husband.  As it was late in the evening, the tiny dancer was a bit tired but Giselle was wonderful with her.  Though the Tiny Dancer is not even two she’s a girly girl and loves watching me put on makeup -in fact I have to give her unused makeup tools to play with to keep her busy.  When Giselle saw that the Tiny Dancer was getting bored, she put together a little goodie bag of samples for her to play with.  The Tiny Dancer was so excited and the rest of our time there went very smoothly.  Not only was Giselle wonderful, all of the staff was friendly including security.  Everyone was very warm and welcoming.

I had a lovely experience at the Chanel boutique at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  If you are visiting Las Vegas you definitely need to see this boutique.  Ask for Giselle and let her know Gabriella, La Chanelphile, sent you!

P.S. If you are looking for the Las Vegas de Chanel collection it has shipped to other Chanel boutiques and is available now online in the U.S.

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February 17, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Café Society Spread for Harper’s Bazaar

cafe society fashion spread photogaphed by karl lagerfeld for harpers bazaar
Photo: Harper’s Bazaar shot by Karl Lagerfeld, all 3 dresses Chanel

I love the 1920s – it’s one of my favorite decades and I wish I could have lived during that time. In a recent shoot for Harper’s Bazaar, Karl Lagerfeld shot a fashion spread for Harper’s Bazaar entitled Café Society inspired by the Jazz Age. It’s a lovely shoot and one of the shots features three Chanel dresses from the Spring 2012 collection. Check out the video below to hear Karl’s thoughts on the shoot…

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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:45 pm

Behind the Scenes Photos of the New Boy Bag Ad Campaign

chanel alice dellal and karl lagerfeld boy chanel making of campaign
The new Chanel Boy Bag ad campaign featuring Alice Dellal and shot by Karl Lagerfeld should be surfacing soon but until then we can get a sneak peek by checking out the behind-the-scenes images of the photo shoot.  You can see from the photos that the Chanel team did a great job of balancing Alice Dellal’s edgy look and giving it a feminine Chanel sheen.  It’s the best I’ve ever seen her look.  What do you think?

For more on what the ads will look like, also check out the mini film My New Friend Boy.

Source: Chanel News

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Handbags — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:20 am

February 15, 2012

My New Friend Boy Film by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel has released the much-anticipated mini film, “My New Friend Boy,” shot by Karl Lagerfeld during the Boy Chanel ad campaign with Alice Dellal. View it below – you saw it here first!

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