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October 18, 2013

Chanel Announces New Chanel Nº5 Campaign

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Chanel Nº5 has long been associated with Marilyn Monroe, and now the new Chanel Nº5 campaign inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s infamous quote will begin this fall in print and on television.  Here’s what Chanel had to say…

FROM LEGEND TO TRUTH THE STORY OF A FAMOUS QUOTE…
Once upon a time there was the most desirable woman of the 20th century…
Marilyn Monroe – the icon with a fresh sensuality – was the very essence of femininity. When she adopted CHANEL N°5, did she know what Mademoiselle Chanel had said of the bold fragrance back in 1921 : “I want a woman’s fragrance that smells like a woman” ?
Back then, the legend that this free and passionate woman wore nothing to bed but a few drops of CHANEL N°5 rocked the world. Her candid declaration of love for the quintessential feminine fragrance was there in black and white, in an article published on August 7, 1952 that accompanied her first cover of Life Magazine: “Marilyn, what do you wear to bed? So I said I only wear CHANEL N°5.”
Today, that legend has become a reality. While perusing the archives on the star, the House of CHANEL discovered an unreleased recording capturing the spontaneous ambassadress’ original words.
Flashback on the soundtrack : in 1960, Georges Belmont, editor-in-chief of Marie-Claire magazine *, interviewed the star of the film “Let’s Make Love” by Georges Cukor. On the spur of the moment, Marilyn confirmed the sincerity of her love for N°5: “You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: ‘What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? A nightgown?’ So I said, ‘CHANEL N°5’, because it’s the truth… And yet, I don’t want to say ‘nude’. But it’s the truth !”
Vibrant, innocent and free, her voice is part of the universal collective unconscious. A stirring testimony. The height of seduction. The height of emotion.
With this declaration, and the photo by Ed Feingersh ** showing her with a bottle of N°5 nestled in her décolleté, she definitively established N°5 as the fragrance of timeless femininity…

* © Marie Claire 1960 ** © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

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October 1, 2013

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-to-Wear Show Decor

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-to-Wear Show Decor

We knew the Chanel entitled its Spring/Summer 2014 collection “art” but taking one look at the decor, and it’s clear Karl took it to the next level. Set in an all-white gallery setting, the walls were covered with Chanel-inspired canvases and sculptures. When I first saw it, my jaw dropped and I thought, I want all of it — and that’s before I even saw the fashion!

Photo by Olivier Sailant for Chanel

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Chanel Beaute: 2014 Spring/Summer Ready-to-Wear Makeup

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Just yesterday I posted about the holiday makeup collection and today I’m giving you a preview of what to expect next spring. Peter Philips didn’t hold anything back — models’ eyes were works of art themselves, looking like canvases and palettes all at once. Here are the products Peter Philips used to create the look for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear show.

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Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME

THE COMPLEXION
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

THE EYES
LIGNE GRAPHIQUE DE CHANEL Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
ECRITURE DE CHANEL Automatic Liquid Liner in Noir
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir
LE VOLUME DE CHANELMascara in Noir
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
For the eyes, flat tints of colors applied with the CHANEL #15 Small Eyeshadow Brush

THE CHEEKS
no blush

THE LIPS
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm

THE NAILS
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Black Satin

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Photos by Vincent Lappartient, for Chanel.

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