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.