We’re getting closer to the date of the Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Show and Chanel has just released an image of the invitation – not to be confused with AN invitation. The Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Show Invitation features an illustration by Karl Lagerfeld of Linlithgow Palace in his signature style. No real clues as to the collection so we’ll have to wait and see.
November 29, 2012
November 28, 2012
Images have started surfacing online of the lovely compact Chanel has produced for the Versailles de Chanel Cruise 2012/13 makeup collection. The compact features an embossed relief of an architectural detail from the Château de Versailles. Based on a post I did back in May, I was able to find some of the other products used to create the runway look that are already part of Chanel’s makeup collection namely Chanel Le Vernis in Tendresse, Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Pétale and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Evasion. A limited edition eye color was created for the collection but as far as I can tell, no images have been released – though we can tell that it will be a rose color. For the full list of products used by Peter Philips to achieve the runway look visit my previous post – Chanel Cruise 2012/13 Show Beauté.
The internet is abuzz with rumor of who is going to be at the upcoming Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg on December 4th. We know Karl’s muses and Les Fidèles de Chanel will probably be in attendance but most people are wondering whether Chanel’s latest brand ambassador – Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie – will be in attendance. I have no word but we can only guess at this point.
What we do know is that Chanel has posted up twelve tents outside Linlithgow Palace. I’m thinking this area is the backstage/production areas as Chanel has stated that the show will take place within the walls of the palace. Some have surmised the show would take place in the Palace’s courtyard – in much the same way that the Cruise 2013 show was show in the gardens at Versailles. Scotland can be chilly this time of year and Chanel has been rumored to have commissioned a glass roof for the Palace courtyard.
And since we’re on the topic of rumor and speculation, I thought I would throw out some ideas of what we may see on December 4th. Coco Chanel’s connection to Scotland is through the Duke of Westminster with whom she had an affair in the 1920′s. She often borrowed from menswear and always found inspiration in her lovers’ closets. From the Duke of Westminster she found tweed, cashmere and bold jewels (in the form of lavish gifts). She also spent much of her time in Scotland outdoors and especially loved horseback riding and fishing. Based on Coco Chanel’s experiences in Scotland and the recent purchase of Barrie Knitwear, I presume we will see a lot of knitwear, as well as tweed and sporting influences accompanied by eye-catching jewelry and accessories we have to come to expect from a Chanel show.
Since the presentation will take place within the walls of Linlithgow Palace I think there is a chance that Karl Lagerfeld will be inspired by Mary Queen of Scots since the palace was her birthplace. As we saw in the Chanel Resort 2013 collection at Versailles, Karl Lagerfeld was influenced by the fashions of Marie Antoinette. I could see Karl Lagerfeld taking inspiration from Mary Queen of Scots – especially the large white collars she wore – as Coco Chanel herself was inspired by them. We’ll know for sure next week.
Lisa Eldridge interprets the new “Éclats du Soir de CHANEL” Holiday Makeup Collection featuring bronze-gold and reveals festive evening beauty. She makes it look so easy!
November 26, 2012
The ultimate in luxury… The holiday spirit works its magic on CHANEL codes. The new “Éclats du Soir de CHANEL” Holiday Makeup Collection glows with the elegant luster of bronze-gold. So lovely and perfect for the holidays!
November 19, 2012
The Chanel pop-up shop in Covent Garden is back in time for the holidays and has some great new special features just for this time of year. In the spirit of gift giving you can have purchases wrapped complete with a card “signed” by Mlle. Chanel. Also for the first time you can purchase a Chanel gift card. I saw images of a collection of mini Les Exclusifs bottles but I received confirmation from Chanel that the set is not for sale – so sad I’ve been wanting that so badly! If you went to the shop early then you may have been lucky enough to get a logo pin as well. If you’re in London definitely stop by the Chanel pop-up shop in Covent Garden.
These pictures have been out for some time now but they are too lovely not to post. The images are of Victoria Beckham shot by Karl Lagerfeld for the November 2012 issue of Elle France. The photos were shot in Coco Chanel’s personal apartment and on the infamous mirrored staircase at 31 Rue Cambon. Many of the photos – the settings and poses – are re-enactments of photos of Coco Chanel herself. The photos are nice but Victoria Beckham is no Coco Chanel.
November 15, 2012
We’ve all seen the image of Marilyn Monroe putting on Chanel N°5 and we’ve heard the infamous answer to the question “what do you wear to bed”. Now, Inside Chanel Part 2: Marilyn & N°5 shows us unpublished photos and voice recordings of Marilyn Monroe and Chanel N°5. Watch the video below…
November 14, 2012
Last week I mentioned that the upcoming Chanel Métiers d’Art Collection 2012/13 collection was going to be shown in Edinburgh. Today, Chanel announced that the Chanel Métiers d’Art Collection 2012/13 collection will be shown at Linlithgow Palace, near Edinburgh at 6pm on 4th December.
Linlithgow Palace, originally the majestic royal palace of the Stuarts, dating back to 1424, and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, now a ruined castle, will provide a spectacular backdrop for the collection which will be presented within the walls of the palace.
Karl Lagerfeld chose Edinburgh because he was inspired by the rich heritage of CHANEL in Scotland, and the skilled craftsmanship of Scottish tweed and cashmere, that are an integral and iconic part of CHANEL’s collections today. Together with the recent acquisition of Scottish knitwear brand Barrie made Scotland the perfect location for a collection that celebrates craftsmanship.
The Métiers d’Art Collection is my favorite collection of the year so I’m looking forward to this show. We’ll be seeing lots of tweeds and knitwear I’m sure and I can’t wait to see what surprises Lagerfeld has up his sleeves!