La Chanelphile

October 4, 2012

Inside Chanel – The Story of Coco & the Chanel Brand

inside chanel coco chanel timeline

Chanel always seems to launch a bunch of things at once. Just off the heels of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection, Chanel is launching Inside Chanel, a website which gives the inside story of Coco Chanel and the Chanel brand. Right now, the site includes a timeline that documents Coco Chanel from her birth to her death – with all of her milestones in between. The timeline covers the rest of the brands history covering the launch of new product lines, fragrances and notable hires like Jacques Polge and Karl Lagerfeld. Chapter One focuses on the story of Chanel No.5 and has vintage photos of old Chanel ads along with a video. See the website for yourself at Inside-Chanel.com.
Inside Chanel Trailer in English:

Inside Chanel Trailer in French:

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Media,Coco Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:30 pm

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show Beauty

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show Beauty

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Pearls played a huge part in the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear so it’s no surprise that the makeup was luminous and iridescent like pearls. I loved the large pearls in the models’ hair – very similar to the pearls from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection only larger. To learn how to make similar pins, check out my post on DIY Chanel-Inspired pearl hairpins.

Usually the first thing I look for is the new Le Vernis but all the images I could find looked like the models were just wearing a clear top coat or a traditional French manicure. We learn below that there is a new color that was used – not sure what Eastern Light looks like but I’ll keep you posted!

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen

The Eyes
EXCLUSIVE CREATION ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Platine Précieux – “Souffle de Liberté” Collection (Available at specific point of sales in March 2013)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Longlasting Eyeliner in Ebène
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Graphite
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
No blush

The Lips
ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Gracile

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Eastern Light – “Hong Kong” Collection (Available at specific points of sale in February 2013)
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Ballerina
BEAUTE DES ONGLES Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer

Photos from Style.com unless otherwise noted.

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Accessories

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Details

You’d think after almost thirty years at Chanel that we’ve seen all of Karl Lagerfeld’s tricks yet each season he amazes me. Like the apparel, Karl stepped away from signature Chanel pieces like cuffs and quilted 2.55 purses. Instead we saw enlarged pearls either along in a bracelet or in clusters around the wrists and necks of the models. Many of the purses were angular and some even looked like Lego’s (in shape and color). The spectacular piece that has the internet going nuts is the hula hoop beach bag – very practical in its impracticality. Karl explained in an interview that you can stand the bag in the sand and hang things over the top to dry. But while everyone has been eyeing that bag, I’ve been eyeing the sunglasses the model was wearing with that bag. On top of the left lense of the sunglasses is a mini Coco figure. How fun! I cannot wait to see these glasses in person they are amazing! See more details below…

Images from Style.com

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has had impressive sets each season and when you think that you’ve seen it all, he brings wind turbines and solar panels (as the flooring) to the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by light and air, these themes were evident in the volume (big rounded shoulders juxtaposed with cropped bolero jackets) and textures of the clothing (chiffon and mesh).

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Apparel wise, this was one of my favorite apparel collections I’ve seen in a long time. It’s interesting because Karl Lagerfeld stripped away many of the Chanel signatures like the chains, the buttons and the braid trim yet the collection was quintessentially Chanel. Instead, Karl Lagerfeld focused on Coco Chanel’s iconic pearls (and a bit of matelasse for good measure). He made pearls modern by enlarging them and grouping them in large clusters. I especially loved the large pearls on the clothing – especially that denim dress! Lagerfeld closed the collection with spring-appropriate dressed with floral appliques made from plastic petals.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

I loved this collection and can’t wait for some of the accessories to hit shelves. The collection looks so grand set amongst the wind turbines it must have looked so amazing in person!

All images from Style.com unless otherwise indicated.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:38 pm

October 3, 2012

VIP Interviews – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear

In the last of three Chanel videos, Chanel interviews celebrity guests who attended the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear show including Lou Doillon, Olivier Zahm, Ayo, Cecile Cassel and Leish Lezark.

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Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 RTW

Here’s Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear. As is customary the interview is full of Karlisms. He may say some things that are out of line sometimes but I love this man. His talents are limitless and yet he is still so humble – he leaves it up to us to determine whether the clothing is chic. Uncle Karl, of course it is!

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Video

Yesterday Chanel presented its Spring-Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. Models walked on solar panels as they made their way around wind turbines to the tunes of the Chromatics. I’m working on the collection reviews and formatting images but in the mean time I thought I would start off by sharing some videos Chanel sent over for your viewing pleasure.

First up we have the video of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear runway presentation…

Tick of the clock
I want your love
Running up that hill
Kill for love

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:37 am

October 1, 2012

CHANEL – The Little Black Jacket Soon in London Video

Back in September I mentioned that after Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, CHANEL’s photo exhibition, “The Little Black Jacket”, arrives in London on October 12th. The exhibition will run October 12-28 at the Saatchi Gallery. For more information visit http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com. In the mean time, here’s a video to get you ready…

Bersarin Quartett: “Geschichten Von Interesse”
Denovali Records / Copyright: Thomas Bücker

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:08 am
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