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August 3, 2012

Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 08.04.12

MISS NEWS

Is any one else obsessed with the Olympics? Every free moment I get I’m trying to find out who won gold. And is it just me, or do you cry the whole time you are watching? Every time they cut to triumphant moments and parents cheering I start crying. It’s getting ridiculous. I managed to pull myself away from the tissues to give you an update on all the top news from the M.I.S.S. Omni Media Network this week…

M.I.S.S.

Nail swatches and new nail colors by OPI, MINX, Nails Inc. and Nail the BYTCH.

New music and video from Nina Sky and Chicks With Hits Mixes.

Fun prints by Cooper Blacula for film and font nerds.

New art prints by Toofly for sale – Love Warriors Arise & Moon.

Lil’ Miss

Adorable animated Cloudy video by Friends With You.

Learn how to make this delicious Summer Zucchini Tart.

Viktor & Rolf design “My First Car” Bugaboo Stroller

Have a great weekend!

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:08 am

August 2, 2012

More News on Chanel Coco Noir

gabrielle chanel quotes

Yesterday I posted about a new fragrance Chanel is releasing called Coco Noir, a flanker to Coco. I just received official word from Chanel and I’m excited to share this news with you!

For Coco Noir, Jacques Polge wanted to distinguish it from the florals and instead was inspired by what he calls “CHANEL Coromandel culture, what you see and feel in her apartment. The night vision of the ‘Orient that starts and ends in Venice’ imposed itself upon me and that is where I wanted to go.”

gabrielle chanel quotes

Chanel has created in Coco Noir what it calls a “nocturnal Baroque” – a celebration of Gabrielle Chanel’s use of black and Venice’s influence on her designs and her life. Chanel spent much time in Venice, most notably on her best friend’s honeymoon, where she went along to try to ease the sadness of mourning Boy Capel’s death. You may also remember that the Chanel Cruise 2009/10 collection was presented on Lido Beach in Venice.

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel at the Lido in Venice

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel at the Lido in Venice

Chanel so eloquently describes Coco Noir: “Coco Noir is the magnificent evocation of that woman in that city and all those women today who choose intensity over the bland norm; the detours of seduction over perfunctory exhibitionism, and true luxury over vulgarity.”

Chanel, Sert and Berthelot at the Lido, 1925

Chanel, Sert and Berthelot at the Lido, 1925

The notes of the fragrance are woody and musky at its base and are contrasted with bright, light notes up top. These complex contrasts create Coco Noir, “a distinctively CHANEL olfactory signature of desire and modesty, mystery and brilliance, in which baroque audacity and classic demeanour mingle and blend.”

Grapefruit note
Calabrian Bergamot

Essence and Absolute of Rose
Absolute of Jasmine
Narcissus Note
Rose Geranium Leaf

Brazilian and Venezuelan Tonka Bean
Indonesian Patchouli
New Caledonian Sandalwood
Bourbon Vanilla
White Musk Frankincense

Gabrielle Chanel in Venice, 1936

Gabrielle Chanel in Venice, 1936

COCO NOIR Eau de Parfum Spray will retail as follows: 1.7 oz. $98.00, 3.4 oz. $130.00. Chanel Coco Noir will be available at select department and specialty stores and on CHANEL.com August 17, 2012 and wider release in September 2012.

Images & Info courtesy of Chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 1:02 pm

Sponsored Post: Ultrabook™ Inspired by Intel – the LBD of Computers Part 2

Vintage Chanel Mini Flap Bag

When I was asked by Intel to snap and share images of designs that inspire my love of fashion it was a no brainer. As a Chanelphile, you can see Coco Chanel’s influence everywhere in how women dress almost one-hundred years after she started designing. A few weeks ago I showed you some pieces from my closet that were Chanel or Chanel-inspired. This week, I’m showing some more favorite Chanel accessories.

Chanel Bow Pin

Chanel Bow Pin

In some ways the Ultrabook™ inspired by Intel is like a classic little black dress in your closet. It’s dependable and can run for hours and standby for days. At less than an inch thick, the lightweight and highly portable Ultrabook™ is easy to grab and go anywhere and probably much smaller than your favorite bag that you carry your life in. The Ultrabook™ wakes up in a flash, so you get quick access to your favorite content by going from zero to go in seconds.

Chanel Sunglasses Converted Into Prescription Eyeglasses

Chanel Sunglasses Converted Into Prescription Eyeglasses

I hope you enjoy the images of some of my favorite Chanel accessories from my closet. Keep up with me on Instagram by follwing me @MissGDK.

Chanel Sunglasses

Chanel Sunglasses

Vintage Chanel Heels with Ankle Strap

Vintage Chanel Heels with Ankle Strap

Chanel Patent Leather Flats

Chanel Patent Leather Flats

Chanel Camellia

Chanel Camellia

Chanel Belt / Necklace / Bracelet

Chanel Belt / Necklace / Bracelet

Chanel Coco Cocoon Bag

Chanel Coco Cocoon Bag

Santa Coco Chanel Altar

Santa Coco Chanel Altar - Photo by Amanda Lopez

Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 3:01 am

August 1, 2012

New Chanel Fragrance! Introducing Chanel Coco Noir

chanel coco noir

When black is the beginning of a mystery, radical and utterly fascinating.
-Chanel Inc.

I just read exciting news! Coco Chanel is releasing a flanker to the 1980s cult classic Coco Fragrance called Coco Noir. Composed by Chanel master perfumer Jacques Polge, Chanel Coco Noir “s inspired by the past, traveling,the Baroque, Venice at night and the time Coco spent in the mysterious city….the idea of Venetian velvet is a recurring motif.” (Perfume Shrine).

The fragrance notes for Chanel Coco Noir are as follows:

Top: grapefruit, bergamot and orange
Heart: jasmine, rose, red geranium, Indonesian patchouli
Base: Brazilian tonka bean, Bourbon vanilla, sandalwood, frankincense and white musk.
-Perfume Shrine

Coco Noir will release in August 2012 and then internationally in September 2012. I can’t wait to see the ad campaign! I’m wondering if they will go all out with a celebrity face and film or let the bottle speak for itself? I also am excited to smell the new fragrance. I love Coco and occasionally wear Coco Mademoiselle but love the idea of a noir fragrance – what could be more Coco?

chanel coco noir

For more information visit the Chanel Coco Noir website.

Image & Info Source: Perfume Diary

Info Source: Perfume Shrine

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 11:52 am

Chanails! Pray to Santa Coco

chanails nail art design coco chanel

I can’t get enough of Chanails! Each month for the MISS Nails Did 2012 Calendar we choose a different designer product to feature and well, we can’t get enough of Chanel. For the third month this year we are featuring Chanails – but I’m not sure we’re ever going to be able to top this!

August marks the month of our patron saint “Santa Coco” otherwise known to you as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The famous Leo had an affinity for astrology and you will find lions all over her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, as well as emblazoned on buttons and fine jewelry. The way we dress today as modern women all dates back to Coco Chanel – tans, the color black, pants, little black dresses, the iconic quilted bag, sailor stripes, costume jewelry, tweed and jersey for women’s clothing – these were all made popular by Coco Chanel. She not only blazed trails for fashion, but defined what it meant to be a powerful, successful independent woman. Join us as we kneel and pray at the altar of Santa Coco with our Chanails.

Download the free MISS August 2012 “Nails Did” calendar and desktop by clicking here.

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Filed under: Chanel,Coco Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:20 am
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