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February 28, 2013

Tilda Swinton for Chanel Paris-Edinburgh Campaign

Tilda Swinton Chanel Paris Edinburgh

Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Tilda Swinton to be his heroine in the advertising campaign for the 2012-13 Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection. Her unique personality, charisma and allure have charmed the House of CHANEL: “Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Edimbourg collection. She is of course Scottish, but more than that she is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance,” declared Karl Lagerfeld.”

The campaign will be public come May 2013.

Photo by Olivier Saillant courtesy of Chanel.

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February 27, 2013

Strut Your Stuff on La Chanelphile Forum!

Hello fellow Chanelphiles! Just a quick reminder that La Chanelphile Forum is a great place for you to share with other Chanelphiles.

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I’m giving you a sneak peek of something you would normally see on the Forum that I wouldn’t necessarily post on the site. Those are the lovely Chanel gifts I received for Christmas from my husband. So don’t be shy, I don’t bite. I’d love to hear from you…if you show me your Chanel, I’ll show you mine :)

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February 26, 2013

Chanel Beauty at the 2013 Academy Awards / Oscars

Chanel celebrity makeup artists and manicurists applied Chanel beauty products to many A-listers last night at the 2013 Academy Awards to get these ladies ready for Oscar night. Here’s a breakdown of how to achieve these looks.

Anne Hathaway
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee

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INSPIRATION: My inspiration for Annie’s look came from the color of the beautiful delicate pink dress. Annie looked instantly statuesque the moment she put it on and I felt that this dress was worthy of some classical “Movie Star Beauty.” No tricks, just attention to detail, timeless beauty and glamour.

SKINCARE: Great long wearing foundation begins with proper skincare. Annie’s skin was given a good dose of hydration with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum, followed by Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer.

FOUNDATION: I wanted to make sure that we still saw the quality and texture of Annie’s skin but make sure that the velvety finish would stay put throughout. I used a combination of CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra‐Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to make the skin uniform and add luminosity. Then I used just a little CHANEL Perfection Lumière only where needed. The cheekbones, jaw line, bridge of nose and crest of upper lip were highlighted using Make Up Forever UpLight. To complement the highlights and to carve out the cheekbones, I used Illamasqua Cream Color Pigment in Hollow. Once I had my perfect canvas, I set everything in place with Cle De Peau translucent powder.

BLUSH: The check mere mainly sculpted during the application of the base, highlights and shading color, but to finish the look and add a little flush I lighted dusted just the apples of her cheeks with CHANEL Powder Blush in Star Dust.

EYE SHADOW: I started by priming the lid with Laura Mercier’s Eye Canvas to help keep the shadow in place. The eyes were a beautiful lilac grey shadow blended into a soft almond shape that followed Annie’s socket line. I then traced a black line across the outer two thirds on the lash line and tapered it into a gentle tick.

MASCARA: I always use waterproof mascara for awards ceremonies, especially when my client is a nominee! I curled the lashes and applied one generous coat of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir from root to tip, top and bottom. Waterproof mascara generally dries faster and helps hold in the curl. I custom-made the lashes to fit Annie’s eye shape and to finish the look.

EYEBROWS: I took my time sculpting the shape. The brows were combed into shape and intensified by using Anastasia’s Brow Wiz Pencil in Brunette, which I then blended using a stiff angled brush. Once I had the shape I wanted, I added a coat of Anastasia’s Brow Gel to hold them in shape.

LIPS: Anne has full and perfectly balanced lips. I wanted to avoid matching the lips to the dress so I chose a shade slightly more intense and then blended it down until I got just the right shade. The lip color was CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Sèduisante with just a dab of concealer mixed in to make it one shade lighter. I sent her on her way with a powder puff and her lip color.

Naomi Watts
Makeup by Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff
Nails by Chanel Celebrity Manicurist Ashlie Johnson

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INSPIRATION: My inspiration for Naomi’s Oscar look was all about strength, unabashed glamour and polish, with a good dose of femininity. We love the Art Deco vibe of the dress, which evoke the Chrysler Building in its statuesque feeling. The dress is strong, curvy and says powerful woman, so I wanted to focus of the power of Naomi’s gorgeous eyes.

SKINCARE: Her skin was prepped with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum around the perimeter with a mattifying primer in the center. The hydrating serum gives a lift and glow to the high bones and the primer enables long wear of foundation and reduces the need for a lot of powder.

FOUNDATION: I used CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra‐Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to even the skin and CHANEL Lift Lumière Smoothing and Rejuvenating Eye Contour Concealer around the eye area.

BLUSH: On the apples of her cheeks, I lighted dusted CHANEL Powder Blush in Pink Explosion for a very feminine flush. I then added Poudre Signée De Chanel Illuminating Powder on the high cheekbones.

EYESHADOW: The eyes were the big focus of this look; this is where I added strength and sultry definition using a combination of CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Gris and Noir Intense. I rimmed the inner rims and the lash line, then blended and softened. I topped the pencil with CHANEL La Ligne de Chanel Professional Eyeliner Duo in Noir-Lame. This is a dry liner to ensure hold and add extra black depth. For the final sparkle – that totally harmonizes with the dress – I mixed CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fantasme and Epatant and to give the look its red carpet worthy shine!

MASCARA: I curled the lashes and added two coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.

LIPS: For a soft rose lip that mimics Naomi’s lipcolor, I used CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

NAILS

INSPIRATION: Modern Art Deco

COLORS: CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Frenzy for the hands was a modern way to do a nude. It’s a gray hue that complemented the dress perfectly. CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Graphite was a perfect match for her silver sparkly gown and dark gunmetal shoes.

Zoë Saldaña
Makeup by Celebrity Makeup Artist Vera Steimber

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INSPIRATION: My inspiration for Zoe’s look came from her amazing classic French chic silhouette style dress. I used soft palettes for a natural, sensual, feminine look around her face..

SKINCARE: Her skin was given hydration with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum followed by CHANEL Sublimage La Crème. For the eyes, I used CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux Eye Cream.

FOUNDATION: I started with CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and then combined CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 44 Beige Ambre and 94 Ambre to perfectly match her skintone.

BLUSH: After a light dusting of CHANEL Poudre Signèe de Chanel Illuminating Powder on her high cheekbones, I applied CHANEL Powder Blush in Frivole.

EYES: Zoe’s eyes were the big focus! I started by applying CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique all over her eyelid and CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fantasme under her eyebrows as a highlighter. On the edges of her eyelid, I used CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Smoky Eyes to give the outer part of her eyes depth. On her inner eyelid I carefully applied CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Santal. For a final bit of drama, I finished her eyes with a black liquid liner and CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.

LIPS: I finished with CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Chic for a soft lip color that complements the gray in her dress.

Amy Adams
Makeup by Celebrity Makeup Artist Stephen Sollitto

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INSPIRATION: My inspiration is always a combination of the girl, the dress, the occasion and our feeling the day of the event. Since the gown is a pale slate, I wanted Amy’s face to have subtle color. I thought a palette of plums, taupes and pinks would be perfect for her. This is no specific look, just a stunning overall appearance with focus on her eyes.

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. I find that by moisturizing well, the foundation melts into the skin rather than drying on top of it. If her skin doesn’t look healthy, you distract from the whole look. CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum protects and helps the skin achieve optimal moisture levels, while CHANEL Sublimage, the most luxurious cream you will ever use, delivers the moisture. This step is just as important, as I want Amy’s skin to be at its best.

FOUNDATION: I used a combination of CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra‐Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 20 Beige on the high planes of the face and then 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 velvety complexion. I apply this with a damp sponge so the application can be gently and sheer leaving Amy’s well moisturized skin to breath.

BLUSH: On the apples of her cheeks, I lightly dusted CHANEL Powder Blush in Rose Petale, which is a perfect pink so she looks flush with color, but not overpowered by it. I then added Poudre Signée De Chanel Illuminating Powder on the high cheekbones, a tiny amount on the bridge of the nose and the heart of her lips to add dimension and illumination. The effect is really beautiful and I love that it enhances how skin looks in photographs.

EYES: Amy’s eyes were the focus today. We thought an ethereal smoky eye using plums and taupes would be perfect match for the dress. I swept her whole lip with the pale pink shade for CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes. This just gives me a blank canvas and a clean eye to work with but adds just a hint of sheen. Next, I lined her inner upper and lower lids with CHANEL Precision Eye Definer in Brun I did this first so it would blink away as we continued. Next, I lined her upper lash line with the same pencil, smudging it out with a small brush. Over that pencil I swept this beautiful reflective shadow CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire. This smudged the eye even more, softening yet deepening the color. I swept this out to the corners making sure to blend. Lastly in the very outer corners – right in the lash line – I tapped the deep plum color from CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow in Raffinement with a flat brush into her lashes darkening the root and the corners of her eyes. Under her lower lash line, from corner to corner, I brushed the taupe color from this quad. Then with a straight flat brush, I ground the muted lavender from this palette into the lower lashes. You’re building the eye out here and each color is important. The end result is subtle drama.

MASCARA: I curled the lashes and added two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir. I always use waterproof mascara on so it stays all night. I added a few individual lashes in medium and small to thicken the lashes and add some drama without having to go too dark with the shadow.

LIPS: I used CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Pygmalion (Available May 2013) on her lips for an easy, effortless hint of pink. For a bit of reflection, I did a light coat of CHANEL Glossimer in Eden (Available May 2013) over it. This adds a bit of glamour without stealing focus.

Jennifer Aniston
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist Angela Levin

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SKINCARE: We wanted this to be an easy day for Jennifer. She applied her own moisturizer, and I touched it and it was beautifully moisturized so just went on to add foundation.

FOUNDATION: I used CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and mixed shades 32 Beige Rose and 70 Beige for a warm look. I set the look with CHANEL Double Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Sunscreen Powder Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 70 Ambre.

BLUSH: I used CHANEL Powder Blush in Tumulte on the cheeks, which looks bright in the packaging, but gives a gorgeous freshness to the face. For shading around the cheeks and nose, I did something interesting by using two eye shadows! I used the beige-pearl shade from CHANEL Eyeshadow Duo in Taupe-Delicate over the cheekbone and under the brow bone and the other shade around the nose.

EYESHADOW: On the eyes, I used CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Apparance, a beautiful gold shade and CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique as a base for Jennifer’s eye liner. I used CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Dunes to shade the eye, and CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Platine, under her browbone.

EYE LINER: I then applied a very black liquid eyeliner, CHANEL Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir and applied CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique on top of the liner.

MASCARA: After applying CHANEL Nourishing Mascara Base, I then added four coats of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir for full lashes, and one coat of the mascara to the bottom lashes.

LIPS: I painted Jennifer’s lips with CHANEL Precision Lip Definer Rose Topaz and then layered it with CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Pygmalion (available May 2013) and topped that with CHANEL Glossimer in Envolee (available May 2013).

BODY: Lastly, I added CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base to her shoulders and décolletage.

Halle Berry
Makeup by Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua

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INSPIRATION: My inspiration for Halle Berry’s look came from her structured black gown with silver beaded vertical stripes. I wanted to keep the makeup look tonal and casual with this dress. I focused on punching up the eyes in a soft feminine way and played up her cheeks to balance this striking “Cadillac” of a dress. I wanted her face to stand out but not compete with the dress. Halle presented the James Bond tribute and so that was the theme of her look!

SKIN: To prep Halle’s skin, I gave her skin a good quenching with CHANEL Sublimage La Creme. Then I primed her skin with REVLON PhotoReady Perfecting Primer for a smooth application of foundation. With a foundation brush, I applied REVLON ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Caramel on her face and neck lightly to even out skin tone. To warm up her face, I applied CHANEL Powder Blush in Frivole, a warm coral to bring out the brightness of her skin.

EYES: To bring illumination to the eyes, I prepped with REVLON PhotoReady Primer. To open and softly smoke up her eyes, I rounded them out by blending the red brown shade in the REVLON Eye Shadow palette in Graffiti into the crease. To define and thicken the base of the lashes and to pop the eyes, I drew in a hairline thin liner in the lash line with REVLON ColorStay Eyeliner in Black and extended out slightly past the ends of her lashes. To keep the look softer, instead of black inside the lower lid and in the lower lash line, I used CHANEL Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso. To further soften and bring shimmer to the eyes, I applied REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Eye Shadow in Metropolitan blended out under the lash line. To open her eyes, I applied several coats of mascara in Le Volume de CHANEL in Noir on top and bottom lashes that again defines her eyes without looking heavy.

BROWS: I kept the eyebrows feminine and soft with CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel which is a lighter, blonder brow color, to prevent the look from being harsh or hard feeling.

MASCARA: I curled the lashes and added two coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.

LIPS: To hydrate and smooth the lips I applied CHANEL Rouge Coco Baume Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm. I then shaped and rounded out her lips using CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in Praline D’or, lining slightly outside her lip line, and filled in the lips. Next, I smoothed a coat of matte Lipstick by REVLON ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Private Viewing.

Kristen Stewart
Makeup by Celebrity Makeup Artist Beau Nelson
Nails by Chanel Celebrity Manicurist Ashlie Johnson

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INSPIRATION: Kristen’s dress is an ombre rosé colored gown with intricate Swarovski detail. I wanted to create a beautiful rose monochrome look with creamy skin, rose cheeks and rose lips. I even used rose colored shadow under smoky layers of taupe and brown to create a very diffused smoky eye.

SKINCARE: I started by prepping the skin with CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux and CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum to hydrate the skin, layered with CHANEL Sublimage La Crème to give the skin a beautiful dewy glow. I used a sponge to apply Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base to the high planes of the face and under the eyes for a subtle highlighting effect.

FOUNDATION: I used two shades of CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Fresh And Hydrating Cream Compact Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, and used CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in Beige Claire under the eyes to brighten them.

BLUSH: I applied CHANEL Powder Blush in Tumulte to the apples of the cheekbones and blended back towards the hairline quite low on the cheek to preserve the highlights of the face. I finished by applying a translucent powder all over the face except the tops of the cheekbones.

EYESHADOW: I applied CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Rose Favorite, a rose colored shadow, to the crease of the eye and all the way around the eye, with a soft brush to create a super soft focus pink haze around the eye. I then applied CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Raffinement in smoky layers around the eye and into the pink shadow I had applied before. I used the darkest shade near the outer edge of the eye, top and bottom, to give it shape. I then applied CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Santal to the top lashes and blended it well.

MASCARA: I curled lashes and applied Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir top and bottom.
LIPS: Lips were shaded with CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in Rubellite and CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Legende applied with a brush, but then blended slightly with my finger to create a soft focus lip that wasn’t too “done”.

NAILS

INSPIRATION: Goddess cool

COLOR: CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Emprise on the hands was a perfect match for her pinky nude sparkly gown. To keep her inner rock star cool, and keep it from looking too much like a little girl, we used CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Western Light on her toes.

PREPARATION: I soaked both her hands and feet then used CHANEL Gommage Microperlé Éclat Maximum Radiance Exfoliating Gel, massaged her with CHANEL Body Excellence Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream, cleansed the nail and applied CHANEL Base Protectrice Protective Base Coat, then two coats of CHANEL color, and finished with CHANEL Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer.

Jessica Chastain
Nails by Christina Avile
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INSPIRATION: We wanted Jessica’s nails to mirror the color of her gorgeous gown and with a fully beaded gown, the nails needed to also have shimmer and glitz!

NAIL PREP: I massaged Jessica’s hands and cuticles with CHANEL Body Excellence Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream, so her hands will stay smooth moisturized throughout the evening.
 
COLORS: I started with one coat of CHANEL Le Vernis in Rose Caché followed by an even coat of CHANEL Le Vernis in Quartz. I then used CHANEL Protective Base Coat, since it’s so good for ensuring even application of colors especially when layering different shades!

RED CARPET NAIL TRICK: I always apply two thin coats of CHANEL Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer for maximum glam on the red carpet.

All images: JustJared.com

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February 22, 2013

Coco Chanel’s Tips on Making Unique Style

La mode passe mais le style reste.
(Fashion passes, but style remains.)
–Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

What makes your style unique? That was the question posed to me Diet Dr Pepper. It sounds like an easy question but when you have to sit down and articulate it, it’s not that simple. So I looked to the Queen of Style – Coco Chanel – for some on ways to explain how I make my style unique.

Know Thyself

The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you.
-Coco Chanel

The first element in having a unique style is knowing yourself, what works on you and what doesn’t. That also means know what you’re comfortable in because something can look great on you but if you’re not comfortable in it that will show through and take away any “style” you have.
For me, I am under five-feet tall – I’m not going into specifics ☺ I know that since I am very petite I need to keep my clothing understated because if the clothing is too loud, voluminous, or long the outfit will very easily end up wearing me – and that’s never a good look. Instead, I often opt for clean, simple streamlined clothing that doesn’t overwhelm my small body.
Since I’m petite I also need to be weary of clothing that can come off as too young. For some reason, people equate height with age and if I were to wear a ruffle, I would look twelve-years old. Knowing the body and skin you’re in is the first – and most important – step to achieving unique style.

Accessorize!

Elegance is refusal.
-Coco Chanel

Since I keep my clothing simple because of my petite frame I like to make a statement with my accessories. Earrings, necklaces, cuffs, bracelets, shoes and bags – I love them all – and if they are Chanel, well that’s a bonus! Fortunately, for the most part, most accessories work on most people so I can be more adventurous in this area. Just remember Coco Chanel’s advice and before heading out the door, take one thing off.

Signatures

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
-Coco Chanel

It could be your long curly hair or your red lips or a signature scent – but if you want to create a unique style all your own you must have some signatures themes. Consistently playing up certain features, or wearing certain types of items helps you to create a signature. Though repeating an item can seem boring to some, it’s how you create your stamp on something and make it your own. You don’t always have to wear the same shade of red for example, but if wearing lipstick is part of your “look” then always wearing a bold lip is part of your unique style.

Personality

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.
-Coco Chanel

You can spend all day dressing yourself up but if you don’t have a personality then it’s for nothing. At the end of the day it’s your smile, your laugh, your charm, your wit that people will remember. Without that, there’s nothing.

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

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February 20, 2013

Hong Kong de Chanel Collection

Hong Kong de Chanel Collection

The uniquely modern elegance and glittering beauty of Hong Kong inspire a luminous colour collection. Exclusive creations for eyes and nails are infused with a metallic glow, evoking the lights of the city as they reflect in the waters of the China Sea.

Ombres Matelassées

Comprised of five gold-imbued eyeshadow shades, this exclusive palette recalls the luminous beauty of Hong Kong, reflected in the China Sea. Warm tones are brought together in an elegant harmony, each embossed with the iconic quilted pattern. Easily blendable, the soft powder texture is luxurious to the touch, while the versatile shade range offers unlimited eye looks. The two darkest shades may be used as eyeliner. Includes one double-tipped sponge applicator and one dual-sided brush/sponge applicator. Part of the HONG KONG DE CHANEL Collection.

Le Vernis Western Light

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This exclusive, limited-edition creation makes a contemporary statement with a sophisticated shade of deep chocolate, burnished by a heart of pearly red. A state-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking. Part of the HONG KONG DE CHANEL Collection. All Chanel nail products are formaledehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.

Le Vernis Eastern Light

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This exclusive, limited-edition nail colour evokes the modernity of Hong Kong with a bold shade of opaque white. A state-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking. Part of the HONG KONG DE CHANEL Collection. All Chanel nail products are formaledehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.

OMBRES MATELASSÉES hong kong de chanel

This lovely limited edition collection is available now on Chanel.com (for U.S. readers).

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N°5 Culture Chanel Exhibit Comes to Paris

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Coco Chanel & Chanel N°5

1937 - Gabrielle Chanel in her suite at the Ritz hotel in Paris. Published in Harper's Bazaar in 1937, this photo was chosen for the CHANEL N°5 advertisement. For the first time, Chanel herself promoted her perfume.   Photo François Kollar © Ministère de la Culture Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN

1937 – Gabrielle Chanel in her suite at the Ritz hotel in Paris. Published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1937, this photo was chosen for the CHANEL N°5 advertisement. For the first time, Chanel herself promoted her perfume.
Photo François Kollar © Ministère de la Culture Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN

In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel launched her first perfume – N°5.

She entrusted this task to Ernest Beaux, a French perfume creator to the court of Russia until 1917, whom she later met in Grasse in 1920. Together they invented a fragrance “with the scent of a woman” as she would like to qualify it. Thought out like a designer-dress, N°5 was the first “abstract” fragrance. Unlike the fragrances in fashion at the time, which often suggested a single “figurative” scent like rose, jasmine or lilac, N°5 had no identifiable dominant note among the eighty ingredients that made up its composition.

New and audacious, N°5 evoked a mysterious flower. This olfactory revolution succeeded in outmoding all other fragrances. If Mademoiselle Chanel conceived her N°5 to be a manifesto, she also carefully and intentionally decided on its stark name, once again defying conventions of the time with just a simple laboratory sample number, which also happened to be her lucky number.

The same minimalist rigor was applied to the N°5’s visual presentation, with its squared edges and clean graphic lines, it was slid inside white gros-grain packaging edged with black, which echoed the pure lines she used in her fashion creations.

Mademoiselle Chanel knew that this radicalness would launch her off into the avant-garde of her time – N°5’s destiny was to become an icon of modernity.

CHANEL - Daniel JOUANNEAU - Didier ROY

CHANEL – Daniel JOUANNEAU – Didier ROY

N°5 Culture Chanel

Photographer : Thierry Depagne

Palais de Tokyo, Gianni Motti Big, Crunch Clock, 1999-2005
Photographer : Thierry Depagne

From May 5th until June 5th, 2013 the Palais de Tokyo in Paris will house the N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition as part of its Guest Program. This exhibition has once again been entrusted to Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the previous editions of CULTURE CHANEL, held successively in Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum for Fine Arts, in Beijing at the National Art Museum of China and more recently in the Opera House in Canton.

Made up of subtle plays of correspondences, N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL cracks the N° 5 code to reveal the links which connected it to specific moments in time and to the avant-garde movements it spanned.

The works of art, photographs, archives and objects exhibited provide an account of the many inspirations which fed the imagination and world of Mademoiselle Chanel. They echo her inner thoughts and shed light on this unique and timeless perfume; whether through her favorite destinations like Venice, Russia or her villa, La Pausa or through the creations of her artist, poet and musician friends Cocteau, Picasso, Apollinaire, Stravinsky, Picabia.

Focusing on the long lasting attachments between CHANEL and the arts, N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL seeks to reveal the timeless and iconic artistic essence of the N° 5 perfume. The N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition has been put together by Jean-Louis Froment with the participation of Irma Boom, Piet Oudolf, Laurent Burgisser and Jérôme Schlomoff.

Learn more on 5-culture.chanel.com.

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CHANEL – Daniel JOUANNEAU – Didier ROY

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February 17, 2013

Chanel Première Watch Collection and Video

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In 1987 Chanel released the Chanel Première watch – the first watch exclusively for women by Chanel. The classic shape of the face of the watch is inspired by the Chanel N°5 bottle stopper and the outline of the Place Vendôme.

CHANEL Première Watch

Chanel now introduces a new collection of the Chanel Première watches in steel, white gold and yellow gold – some with no embellishments and others with mother or pearl and diamonds. To ring in the new collection Chanel has released the Chanel Première Video and experience. Enjoy it, as well as stills of the collection and from the video, below…

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 6:07 pm

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

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Wishing you a day full of love, chocolate and Chanel!

Styling and Jewelry Provided By: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Photographed by: Gabriella

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Filed under: Chanel,Vintage Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 3:24 pm

February 12, 2013

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara Video

Chanel has released a new video ad for the striking mascara Le Volume de Chanel. It’s refreshing to see a mascara ad that isn’t using false lashes – you can actually see how well the product works. Bravo!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 7:34 pm

February 11, 2013

Chanel Introduces Les Beiges Featuring Gisele Bündchen

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Back in January I mentioned that the internet was abuzz with rumors that Gisele Bündchen was the face of the new Chanel Les Beiges.  Today, Chanel confirmed the news…

CHANEL has chosen Gisele Bündchen to be the face of the new LES BEIGES makeup line. Modern, independent and positive, she is also a nature lover who has a healthy lifestyle and enjoys the great outdoors. She is at one with herself and perfectly represents the values of this line: natural beauty, simplicity, freedom and a healthy glow.

LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder will launch in the United States in August 2013.

Since the line has an emphasis on natural beauty I think Gisele Bündchen is an excellent choice for the campaign.  Watch the video below…

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