The show is tomorrow (it’s still Monday in California) — on October 1st. I can’t wait to see what Kar Lagerfeld has in store for us. We can see from the invite that the theme is “art” — knowing how involved Coco Chanel was in the creative scene, I look forward to see the collection. Stay tuned for collection reviews and images!
September 30, 2013
Chanel has released its Holiday 2013 costmetics collection called Nuit Infinie de Chanel, a glamorous collection that pairs wonderfully with the festivities of the holiday season. The collection will be at Chanel counters and boutiques in October.
Setting a captivating tone for Holiday, a new makeup collection expresses the magic and mystery of an endless night. The refinement of beige is emboldened by a sweep of bronze on the eyes. Deep ruby red lingers alluringly on lips, for a seductive invitation to the season. Experience the pleasure of intense colour… and glamour that’s revealed from within.
OMBRES MATELASSÉES Eyeshadow Palette
This limited-edition eyeshadow unveils a seductive shade spectrum for the season’s most striking eye looks. From soft beige to rich purple, matte and pearlized shadows create glamorous effects alone or offer endless opportunities for custom blending. The emblematic quilted motif of CHANEL embosses the silky shadows for an added touch of elegance. $80.00
MASCARA GEL IRISÉ Sparkling Mascara Top Coat
An exciting flourish for lashes makes the holidays even brighter. Designed to be worn either alone or over black mascara, a new shimmering top coat enchants with every brushstroke of sheer, bronze-platinum iridescence. $30.00
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush Cheeks flush with a muted pink blush shade, ideal for day or night. $43.00
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder A glowing peach beige powder lights up the complexion for the season. $52.00
ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Two metallic tones—platinum bronze and silver purple—dress the lids with decadence. $36.00
September 22, 2013
The Fall-Winter 2013/14 Ready-to-Wear collection is in stores now and Chanel released a video showcasing the details of the collection…
Title: ” Lost in Life ”
Here’s the latest installment of Inside Chanel — a five-part series focusing on the biggest mystery of Chanel — Coco Chanel herself.
‘Coco’, ‘Mademoiselle’ and ‘Gabrielle Chanel’ aim to expose Mademoiselle Chanel’s travels, loves and choices that influenced her style and visionary spirit. Similarly, ‘Coco by Karl’ and ‘CHANEL by Karl’ reveal CHANEL Artistic Director Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation of Mademoiselle Chanel’s values, his approach to fashion and style and his devotion to creativity. These exceptional mini movies offer a remarkable take on the story of Mademoiselle Chanel and her tremendous legacy, which constantly serve as Karl Lagerfeld’s inspiration.
Chanel beauty products graced the beautiful faces of Rose Byrne and January Jones. Read below to see what products Chanel celebrity makeup artists used to get the look…
Makeup and Nails by Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist Rachel Goodwin
For January’s makeup, I was inspired by 1930s screen star Carole Lombard. I love the way the women of that early film era were lit; they just glowed with feminine radiance. I wanted her makeup to reflect that.
I first prepared her skin with Le Jour de Chanel.
I applied a fine layer of CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 10 Beige on top of her moisturizer, buffing it with a damp beauty blender sponge to keep her skin looking natural. I softly sculpted her cheekbones with CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No. 30.
I dabbed Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Revelation on the apples of her cheeks with my fingers.
I defined her brows with Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe in Fair using a small angled brush and comb.
On her eyes, I began with a base of Ellis Faas liquid shadow in #s202. I then applied CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Seduction. I used the soft pink and burgundy colors to create an ultra feminine feeling that would complement her blush-colored gown. I blended the deep burgundy into the crease then used the pale pink shimmer over the lids and brow bones.
I lined her upper lashline with CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Grenat.
I curled her lashes and then applied Make Up Forever Smokey Extravagant mascara in Black to the top lashes only. I finished her eyes with a set of 100% Mink lashes by Velour.
I completed her look with CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Boy on the lips, a soft, shimmering petal color to pick up the color from her eye makeup but not compete with it.
I applied CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rose Cache to her nails to complete the look.
Makeup by CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee
Rose wore a custom gown that was the most amazing blush shade, so I wanted to make sure that she didn’t “disappear” with a look that was too natural.
I prepped Rose’s skin by misting her with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Essence Mist and then following quickly with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux. Next, I used a small amount of CHANEL Le Lift Creme Fine to give a beautiful, velvety, firm texture to her complexion.
Rose is blessed with beautiful, even-toned skin, so I just used CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 No. 30 to diffuse the light and give a velvet matte finish. I applied it with a large brush then used a damp beauty blender sponge to melt it into the skin for perfect coverage.
I decided on a late 70’s Helmut Newton-esque look. I started by defining the socket with the darkest color in the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Eclosion. I then blended the peach above the socket to melt the socket away. The lash line was defined by wetting the matte brown shadow and blending out. I finished the eye by adding a coat of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir, then feathered in a few extra lashes from both strip and individual Ardell.
I used Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage to add an apricot hue to Rose’s apples; it’s a great neutral and pairs very well with a warm brown eye shadow.
The lip was a beautiful deep rose with a violety hue: CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Byzantin. The lip balanced out the eye and completed the look.
Nails by Chanel Celebrity Manicurist Ashlie Johnson
My inspiration was Rose!
We chose CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rose Moire (available October 2013). Not only did I get a kick out of “a rose for Rose,” it was the perfect color to bring an updated look to the nails. We loved this soft rose shade and metallic finish, and it was a chic complementary finish to her jewelry.
RED CARPET NAIL TRICK
When using a metallic polish like this one, don’t shake or roll the bottle before application. Doing so can create air bubbles, which show up more in metallic polish than other finishes.
September 12, 2013
Milan Station is a well known second-hand shop for gently used or new luxury handbags. They noticed something about the women that sold their bags — sometimes, they didn’t want to really sell their bags because of the emotional attachment they had. Seeing a need, they expanded their business with a lending unit: Yes Lady Finance.
Yes, that’s the name: Yes Lady Finance. You can bring in a bag and pawn it for a small loan. You have a grace period to pay the loan back and you’ll get your bag at the end of the period. Let’s just hope ladies aren’t using these loans to buy more handbags!
Image: NY Daily News
September 11, 2013
If you were wondering why Chanel clothing was expensive — check out the craftsmanship that goes into making one cardigan. The attention to detail is amazing. I love the finishing touch — the label!
“Question Chain” by Kumajiro & Simon Begg
“Truly Magical” by Ty Unwin
September 10, 2013
Karl Lagerfeld, Riccardo Tisci and ….. Kim Kardashian? Ugh. Yes, you read correctly. An eight-month pregnant Kim Kardashian had the honor of being photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the upcoming issue of CR Fashion Book. Take a look at the video below for a sneak peek — epic music, and all…
Lisa Eldridge shows us how to apply the new Chanel Rouge Allure Moiré collection – as always, she looks fabulous and makes it look so easy.
“Inside Chanel”, the video series that gives us “inside” information about Chanel myths such as Chanel Nº5, Marilyn Monroe and Chanel Nº5, Coco and the brand, Chanel and the Diamond and the Chanel Jacket — now are bringing us a five part series on the ultimate Chanel myth — the myth of Coco Chanel. Inside Chanel will take us from Gabrielle Chanel’s days as a young orphan, to the present with Karl Lagerfeld executing her vision. As each video is uploaded, I will share with you. For now, here’s a teaser…