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January 31, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld to Design Sofitel So Singapore Hotel Emblem

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French luxury hotel brand Sofitel has tapped Karl Lagerfeld to design their newest hotel’s emblem – the Sofitel So Singapore. The new emblem will appear on a range of exclusive products for client’s to use during their stay. So Sofitel is the designer branch of the Sofitel brand and has worked with other designers including Christian Lacroix and Kenzo Takada.

“Having Karl Lagerfeld as the ‘Signature Designer’ for the distinctive Sofitel So Singapore was an obvious choice to us, allowing us to pay homage to the country’s symbolic heritage building with an iconic design collaboration,” commented Bobby Hiranandani , Managing Director of Royal Group Holdings. “We are confident that this unprecedented partnership will galvanize the success of the boutique luxury hotel and offer guests a remarkable hospitality experience in true Sofitel style.”

Source: PR Newswire

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January 30, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld Shooting Cassina – Behind the Scenes Video

Earlier this month I posted about Karl Lagerfeld working with Cassina to photograph the brand’s furniture.  Cassina recently released a behind-the-scenes video showing Karl Lagerfeld in action with a bit of explanation from Karl of the process. Check out the video below…

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Chanel Jardin de Camélias Collection

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Since 1923, Coco Chanel made the camellia an element of her signature style and it has long since become a signature for the brand. Chanel Fine Jewelry always has a dedicated collection centering around the house’s signature icon and the newest collection, Jardin de Camélias, is a stunning array of brooches, rings, necklaces and bracelets made in the most precious of gemstones. The different interpretations of the camellia are more beautiful than the next – it’s hard for me to pick a favorite – I would be happy with any one of them! Aren’t they gorgeous?

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chanel Jardin de Camélias collection

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Rumors! Rihanna and Giselle for Chanel??

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Today pictures of Giselle in what looks like a Chanel ad surfaced online. I can’t say whether they are real or not, but Marie Claire Brazil has posted images of Giselle Bündchen shot by Mario Testino.

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The next rumor that’s been swirling online is that Rihanna may have shot a Chanel campaign. The rumors surfaced after Rihanna posted two photos on Instagram. One photo is a close up and a “sneak peek” of a secret ad campaign that she shot with Mert Alas. The second photo shows her wearing a Chanel necklace and captioned the photo “that’s a #wrap on my shoot for my new #topsecret add campaign!!! #2013″.

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People have been speculating that it’s a Chanel shoot because of the necklace she’s wearing but I don’t find that conclusive. Since the shoot was a “wrap” she could have put the necklace on afterward – she has been wearing a lot of Chanel (especially vintage Chanel) lately. Either way, she looks gorgeous in the photo and I can’t wait to see what campaign it is.

If it is a Chanel campaign I wonder what it’s for. I wonder if it’s for one of the bag collections because Chanel has used musicians for the past Coco Cocoon ad campaigns like Lily Allen and Vanessa Paradis. We’ll have to wait and see!

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January 28, 2013

Archival Video Footage of Coco Chanel’s 1932 Diamond Exhibit

Discovered by the CHANEL Direction du Patrimoine in the Pathé-Gaumont cinematographic archives, this film presents the “Bijoux de Diamants” exhibit held from November 7th-19th, 1932 at Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment 29 Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. Broadcasted before the feature movies in every French cinema, it was a prominent event in French news in November 1932.

I love seeing the archival footage of the original exhibit in Coco Chanel’s own home!

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Chanel Beauté at the 2013 SAG Awards

Chanel celebrity makeup artists and manicurists were on hand in Hollywood last night to apply makeup to Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Michelle Dockery, Nicole Kidman, January Jones, Kerry Washington and Jessica Paré. Here are the products they used to achieve the looks…

Anne Hathaway
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee

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INSPIRATION: Annie wore a black embellished gown. The look was elegant, but approachable. Our intention was for her to appear casually chic, so I decided to go with a beautiful deep rose lip. Our vision really came together: the beautiful gown, her Judy Garland inspired hair and her classical make up. I hope this look will allure and inspire all you beauty buffs out there to be creative, fearless and experimental with your own hair and makeup.

SKINCARE: I love a blank canvas, part of the process of creating a great look and making it stay lies in the preparation of the skin. Everyone’s skin is different, but my go-to product for hydration of any skin texture is always CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum. This product feels and smells incredible and delivers just the right amount of hydration without leaving any residue. Primers are not always necessary, but for red carpet season I turn to Laura Mercier’s oil free primer to provide me with a great, velvety, even texture which helps with my application but also keeps the look fresh throughout the event.

FOUNDATION: Annie has the most exquisite alabaster complexion; her new gamine crop really highlights the texture and quality of her skin. I love to experiment with different formulations of foundation when I am blessed with such a perfect canvas. On this occasion I chose CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15. This foundation is opaque and gives a velvety effect.

BLUSH: The definition of the cheeks and cheekbones are synergistically a part of the complexion, and I always regard them as part of my base. For this look I wanted to create a tactile effect and to bring a beautiful apricot hue to the apples of the cheeks to offset the lip colour. I used Jouer Mineral powder blush in Peach Bouquet.

EYES: On the eyes, I used CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Fauve to trace the socket and elongate the eye. Lashes were curled and given a generous coat of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir. I added a few extra lashes. The lid and brow bone were nude with a touch of light concealer.

LIPS: The look was all about the lip. Annie has full, beautifully balanced lips. They lend themselves equally well to being bright and defined, or more muted and subdued. This evening we decided to go for a colour that was a more intense version of her natural colour. CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Taffetas Rose is a perfect deep rose/ raspberry shade that is just a few shades more intense than her lips at their reddest.

Jessica Paré
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh

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INSPIRATION: I wanted Jessica to look graceful, but modern. Jessica’s natural beauty shines through while keeping the focal point on her eyes. My inspiration came from the forest green chiffon dress. Its couture with a bad-girl edge echoes the regal essence of the overall look.

SKINCARE: Her skin was given a good dose of hydration with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum followed by CHANEL Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid and CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux.
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FOUNDATION: I used a combination of CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15 on the high planes of the face and added a little CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 through the center of the face to give a silky complexion.

BLUSH: On the apples of her cheeks, I lightly dusted CHANEL Powder Blush in Star Dust. I then added Poudre Signée de Chanel Illuminating Powder above the cheekbones and a tiny amount on the bridge of the nose to add dimension and illumination.

EYES: The eyes were the big focus of this look! Using CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes, I added depth to Jessica’s eye shape by using the bronze shade on her entire lid, and blended it very softly upwards and outwards. On the inner lid, I mixed the light beige and soft pink shades and applied it as a highlighter to the inner eye. Then, I smudged the dark chocolate shade along her top and bottom lash line, blending this color into the bronze shadow. I rimmed her eyes with CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso.

MASCARA: I curled the lashes and added two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir to her top and bottom lashes. I added individual lashes to finish the look.

LIPS: I mixed CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Chalys and CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Gracile to customize the perfect shade to go with her eyes.

Kerry Washington
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Matthew Vanleeuwen

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INSPIRATION: My inspiration for Kerry’s SAG look was a feeling of modern elegance.

SKINCARE: I prepared her skin by applying CHANEL Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid to the skin and neck and CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux to the eye area.

FOUNDATION: For the skin, I smoothed on CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Beige Ambre. It was a perfect match!

BLUSH: On the cheeks, I applied CHANEL Powder Blush in Malice and dusted Route des Indies de Chanel Illuminating Powder With Shimmer high on the cheekbone for emphasis.

EYES: Using CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Vanités, I applied deep plum in the crease and then pressed the palest silvery lilac shade into the lash line. I smudged a little plum under the eye for emphasis. Next I lined the top lid with CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense. I lined the lower inner rim of the eyelid in CHANEL Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Noir.

MASCARA: I applied Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.

LIPS: Finally I lined and filled the lips with CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in Mordoré and finished with
CHANEL Glossmier in Sweet Beige.

January Jone
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin

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INSPIRATION: I was inspired by the tuxedo style of January’s dress and I wanted her makeup to be classic and graphic. I chose a vivid red lip, bold brows and sculpted cheekbones. To me, there’s nothing more timeless than the combination of black, white and red.

SKINCARE: I prepped her skin by dabbing a bit of CHANEL Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid around the perimeter of her face and then brushed Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer onto the center.

FOUNDATION: I perfected her skin with CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and applied it with a damp beauty blender sponge. I placed Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer just where I needed extra coverage.

BLUSH: I defined her cheekbones with Poudre Signée de Chanel Illuminating Powder placing it just under her cheekbones and blending upward with an angled blush brush.

EYES: I blended Laura Mercier Sateen eyeshadow in Stellar onto her arches and lids them placed Shisiedo Shimmering cream color in Leather under her brow bone and under the eye.

MASCARA: I used two coats of Le Volume de Chanel mascara in Noir

LIPS: For her lips, I used CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Incandescente, a powerful
red with a warm undertone.

Michelle Dockery
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Jordan Long

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INSPIRATION: We wanted to do something modern and architectural with a nod to classic Hollywood glamour.

SKINCARE: CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum and Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base.

FOUNDATION: I used CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and applied it with the foundation brush. Michelle loves glowing, dewy skin, and because her skin is flawless I only have to use a little amount. I then used a tiny bit of CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long-Lasting Concealer under the eyes and around the nose.

BLUSH: For Michelle’s cheeks, I lightly dusted CHANEL Powder Blush in Frivole, keeping it concentrated at the apples. I then finished with Poudre Signée de Chanel Illuminating Powder to highlight her cheekbones, and a bit down her nose and above the bow of her lip to give her that extra radiance!

EYES: We were really set on doing a smoky eye this time, but we decided to give it a twist by using the gorgeous deep green in CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lilium. With a domed eyeshadow brush, I applied the green shade all across her lid and blended it up . I also smudged it underneath the lower lashes. I then took the black matte shadow in CHANEL Eyeshadow Duo in Gris-Subtil and intensified the smoke on the outer corners. To add a little sparkle right at the lashline, I smudged a bit of CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Illusoire.
MASCARA: I finished with three coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir on the upper
and lower lashes.

LIPS: We smudged the gorgeous CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in
L’Exquise and used it almost like a stain, with no liner.

Nicole Kidman
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin

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INSPIRATION: For the SAGs and Nicole, my inspiration was a sexy, stormy sky! The dress was a gorgeous midnight blue. Just stunning! I loved the contrast between her skin and the dress.

SKINCARE: I started with a thin layer of CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Texture Supreme, as I always do, on face and neck. I then placed a tissue on her face and gently tapped to lift the excess moisture from the skin.

FOUNDATION: I applied CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 with a foundation brush to her face and neck, and added CHANEL Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Translucent 1 to the eyelids and T-zone.

BLUSH: I added CHANEL Powder Blush in Star Dust, a pale pink blush to her cheeks.

EYES: For her eyes I chose the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lagoons; it has four beautiful shades of blue that were perfect for this look. Normally, I use a round motion as I apply the eye shadows, but this time I used straight strokes from the inner part of the eye going out to create a sexy eye look. Starting in the inner corner, I used the palest blue shade in the palette. I then applied the middle blue shade all over the eye to the crease and then blended the blue-grey shade to the corners of the eye. Lastly, I used the darkest blue shade to outline the eyes.

EYELINER: I used the CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ebene and blended it with the dark blue shadow to line the eye.

MASCARA: I curled the lashes and applied three coats of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir.

LIPS: I finished the look with a thin layer of CHANEL Rouge Coco Baume, blotting the lips with a tissue to set the moisture, and then added CHANEL Glossimer in Amour for a pop of color.

Naomi Watts
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity makeup artist Patti Dubroff

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INSPIRATION: Naomi chose a platinum with silver embroidered overlay dress to wear to the SAG Awards. The soft color and delicate embroidery lent itself to a strong lip statement. We decided on an intense, matte, raspberry lip as the focal point. The eyes and skin were kept very soft with a soft flash of silver on the lid.

SKINCARE: To prepare Naomi’s skin for foundation, I used CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum to plump the skin with hyaluronic acid. This gives nourishment to the skin.

FOUNDATION: With a foundation brush, I applied CHANEL Vitalumière Moisture-Rich Radiance Sunscreen Fluid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 starting at the center of face and working toward the perimeter where needed only. The eye area is brightened using CHANEL Lift Lumière Smoothing and Rejuvenating Eye Contour Concealer.

BLUSH: Blush was kept very minimal to allow the lip color to take focus. I dusted a small amount of CHANEL Powder Blush in Star Dust on the tops of cheekbones to add a touch of sheen.

EYES: I kept the eyes minimal. I first used CHANEL Lift Lumière Smoothing and Rejuvenating Eye Contour Concealer on the lids to even the tone of lid. I then dusted CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lily. On the center of lid, I added a flash of silver highlight with CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Infini. The inner rim was lined with CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Rose Platine to brighten the under eye whites of eyes.
MASCARA: I curled the lashes and then applied Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir on upper lashes only.

LIPS: I used CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Sensuelle with CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in Rouge Profond. I applied a stain of the lipstick first and then used a delicate touch of the lip pencil to sharpen edges with another coat of this vivid raspberry lipstick. The lip is super rich in color and very lush and matte.

NAILS: CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Black Pearl. We choose this color for hands and feet. The slight silver-teal shimmer of this black nail shade was a perfect complement to the emerald ring.

Jessica Chastain
Nails by Chanel Manicurist Christina Aviles

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INSPIRATION: We were inspired by her red dress, so we chose a soft nail color that wouldn’t compete with her stunning gown, but complemented her fair and glowing skin.

COLORS: CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Tendresse.

RED CARPET NAIL TRICK: Double up on top coat to ensure a high gloss shine!

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All images: JustJared.com

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Inside Chanel Chapter 3: Mademoiselle Chanel and the Diamond

Chanel has just released Chapter 3 of the “Inside Chanel” video series. The third installment is called Mademoiselle Chanel et le Diamant which translates to Mademoiselle Chanel and the Diamond. The video focuses on the one and only fine jewelery collection that Coco Chanel designed in 1932 – and that celebrated its 80th anniversary last year with a retrospective collection and traveling exhibit. Learn more about the game-changing exhibit below…

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January 27, 2013

Julianne Moore Wears Chanel Couture to SAG Awards

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Earlier today Julianne Moore wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Fall 2011 collection. If you remember that was the collection the models had light up shoes and the collection was inspired by the iconic silent film Metropolis. According to Style.com, the dress is look 58. On the runway it was worn with a jacket but you can tell from the bottom part of the gown that it’s the same dress. Julianne Moore looked gorgeous in the dress. What do you think of her choice?

Runway Image: Style.com
Red Carpet Image: JustJared.com

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January 24, 2013

Unofficial Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

There are a lot of back Chanel-inspired iPhone cases out there -you know the ones with all the rhinestones – but I saw these Le Vernis phone cases on Instagram yesterday and my jaw dropped. These are amazing! I tracked them down on Etsy and yes, I ordered one in Dragon. You can find the Le Vernis iPhone cases on Etsy.

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

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Chanel-Inspired Nails: MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Chanel Inspired MISS x MINX nail wraps

“Coco” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

It’s been a whirlwind of Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture coverage but as that’s wrapping up I just wanted to share with you a project I worked on with my other site MISS. I teamed up with MINX to design seven sets of nail wraps and of course, considering my love of the double-C’s one of the sets was inspired by Chanel. All of the sets are available now on MinxTastingRoom.com and I hope you don’t mind my sharing my other designs below.

I hope you like them!

Metallic Kisses Camo MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Metallic Kisses Camo” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

80s pattern miss x minx nail wraps

“Like, Totally” MISS x MINX

Airbrush Sunset MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“80s Airbrush Paradise” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Mi Vida Loca MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Mi Vida Loca” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Color Block mondrian MISS x MINX nail wraps

“Color Block” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Neon Kisses Camo MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Neon Kisses Camo” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Photography: Amanda Lopez
Model: Mayra Ramirez
Nail Tech: Lila Robles

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