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March 17, 2012

Boy Chanel: Chanel Boy Bag Spring-Summer 2012

Chanel Boy Bag Alice Dellal
I’ve been covering the behind-the-scenes making of the Chanel Boy Bag spring-summer 2012 campaign, and even saw a short film by Karl Lagerfeld (“My New Friend Boy”) and now we finally get to see the campaign images and collection. The Chanel Boy Bag spring-summer 2012 collection features Alice Dellal and was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

I LOVE this campaign. I have to say that I wasn’t that excited about Alice Dellal being chosen as the face of the Boy Bag campaign but I think these images are stunning. Karl Lagerfeld has managed to balance Alice Dellal’s edgy look with a sexy femininity. I love the styling – the bows, pearls, fishnets, the bangles (I NEED) and of course the bags!  Chanel is really expanding the Boy Bag offering with different colors and textures. I love the addition of quilting and caviar leather to the center panel of the Boy Bag and it looks like more strap options and sizes are available now.  Chanel has developed a micro-site devoted to the Chanel Boy Bag and you can view the whole collection below.

Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through the gallery…

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March 16, 2012

Chanel: The Little Black Jacket Photo Shoot with Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld

“The CHANEL jacket symbolises a timelessly fashionable form of nonchalant feminine elegance: it belongs to every era” – Karl Lagerfeld.

Chanel sent a video of a behind-the scenes look at the making of the The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic jacket revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. Watching this video is like watching the dream team of fashion at work with Peter Philips doing makeup, Carine Roitfeld styling and Karl Lagerfeld photographing. I’ve always wanted a Chanel Little Black Jacket and now I want one even more!

The images for this latest project were shot in Cannes, in the South of France, and then in New York, before finishing up in Paris in Karl Lagerfeld’s studio. Over a hundred models and celebrities have been captured by the designer’s lens. Actors, artists, singers, rock stars – the book’s impressive line-up encompasses all aspects of contemporary culture today including Georgia May Jagger, Carine Roitfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker, Virginie Ledoyen, Akuol de Mabior, Virginie Viard – and they all wear CHANEL’s uniquely timeless and versatile little black jacket in their own special way.

The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, will be available in bookstores beginning Autumn 2012.

Video courtesy of CHANEL

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CHANEL: Secrets of The Little Black Jacket

Chanel’s little black jacket is in the spotlight at the moment. Back in November, I posted preview images from a book about the Chanel Little Black Jacket worn by many famous personalities including Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Casiraghi, Saskia De Brauw and Daphne Groeneveld. In anticipation of its release, Chanel has created a video showing the making of a Chanel Little Black Jacket.

CHANEL invites you to discover the secrets of the little black jacket, at the heart of their ateliers, rue Cambon in Paris. “It is one of the symbols that defines the style of CHANEL. There are things that never go out of fashion, jeans, a white blouse, and a CHANEL jacket,” comments Karl Lagerfeld.

From the initial sketch by Karl Lagerfeld, the jacket takes shape through numerous stages – the draping, the cutting, the assembling, and the position of the label, the trimming, the buttons and the chain which calls on our savoir-faire.

A true reflection of the expertise and the creativity of CHANEL, the little jacket is produced according to the time honoured tradition of the House with the most meticulous care for the smallest detail.

Video courtesy of Chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 1:45 pm

March 15, 2012

Lisa Eldridge CHANEL Spring 2012 Makeup Tutorial Video

Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge shows you how to apply the CHANEL Spring 2012 Collection “Les Harmonies de Printemps”. I love Lisa Eldridge’s videos she makes applying makeup look so easy. I’m looking forward to trying out this new spring look.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 7:18 pm

March 14, 2012

Chanel Premiere Tourbillon

Earlier this year we posted an image of the Chanel Premiere Toubillon and now we have a Chanel video of this gorgeous time piece. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Première watch, Chanel offers women the opportunity to enter into the world of high mechanical complications with the Première Flying Tourbillon. The watch is currently being presented at the International Watch Fair at Basel from March 8th to 15th , 2012.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 3:41 pm

New Chanel Ad: A drop of N°5, and nothing else

There’s nothing more to say…

By Guido Mocafico

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Filed under: Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 3:37 pm

March 11, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection Details

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection Details

Last week Chanel presented its Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection and accessory-wise this was not my favorite show – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest. I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me. That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones). I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love. For now, we’ll have to content ourselves with these…

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Celebrity Interviews – Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear

All of the pretty shiny people came out to see the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show last week and Chanel caught up with Elisa Sednaoui, Joana Preiss and Alicia Keys to hear their thoughts on the collection…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:02 pm

March 9, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear

“Chanel is about life, dressing women for life.” -Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld echoes the sentiments of Coco Chanel and carries on the tradition of “dressing women for life”. In this video Karl Lagerfeld talks about his inspiration for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show, explains the silhouettes and use of materials, and even drops a hint about the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture inspiration – it may be a bit childlike. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:46 pm

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

“[N]ature makes a good designer, no?” – Karl Lagerfeld, on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection inspiration (WWD).

Karl Lagerfeld transported us to a place crystallized in time with larger-than-life stalagmites jutting through the floors of the Grand Palais in Paris and shooting toward the skies.  The purple-grey tones set the mood for the 2012/12 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection.  Lagerfeld’s quip about nature being a good designer is evident from his taking inspiration from nature for many of his previous shows including glaciers, burnt embers of the earth and the sea.

Referring to the crystals, Lagerfeld stated, “[t]hese shapes are millions of years old”, yet somehow they managed to inspire silhouettes and shapes in apparel that were new.  Karl Lagerfeld has played with the skirts over pants look for a few seasons and he continued it again for Fall-Winter 2012/13.  I admit, I am not a fan of this look – I like either pants or skirts – not both at the same time.  That said, by pairing them together we see the flexibility you have to wear either or both and it’s nice to have options.  My favorite items – apparel wise – from this collection are the cropped, ankle-length skinny pants. I’ve been hemming my pants to this length lately and seeing this look on the runway made me feel like Uncle Karl approved.

You all know I love Chanel but I was not a fan of the overall silhouette – simply because I felt like it wasn’t very flattering or pretty.  The rounded shoulders were ok but the belling out at the hips of the coats and the skirts over the pants threw me off with some looks.  It looked like something that would work only on the bodies of super-models, and even on them I didn’t think it was the most flattering.  That said, the artistry, as always was spectacular.  The rich tweeds, the delicate lace, the finishes on the fabrics to give them a metallic sheen and most of all the luxurious feathered pieces were all stunning in their deceptive simplicity.

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear CollectionAccessory-wise this was not my favorite show either – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest.  I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me.  That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones).  I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love.

All in all, I think this was a successful collection but it’s almost a relief to see a Chanel show and know that I won’t be pining away for every single item in the show.  I’ll need a little breathing room to save for pieces from the next collection (or prior collections!).  View the full collection below…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:37 pm
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