The new Chanel ad campaign for the Fall-Winter 2013/14 ad campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, features Ashleigh Good, Chiharu Okunugi & Soo Joo Park. The trio of women follow lady-like pursuits such as sipping tee, embroidering and listening to music — in what seems to be outer space, considering the lack of gravity. I’m liking the images and I’m glad that Karl has added some diversity to his choice of models.
August 8, 2013
May 15, 2013
Chanel unveiled a newly revamped Bal Harbour boutique in Miami designed by Peter Marion. Architectural Digest
I don’t like to promote knock-offs but I’m making an exception here because I’m almost tempted to buy them! You see, I am deeply in love with all of the magnificent pearl accessories from the Chanel Spring 2013 collection but I cannot spend my life savings on Chanel. So what is a girl to do? This website has created some pearl accessories inspired by the Chanel Spring 2013 costume jewelry collection. Do what you will with that info. Pret a Portobello
Want to DIY your own pair of Chanel-inspired espadrilles? Learn how on Cocorosa.
And a shout out to La Chanelphile reader Samantha Thompson who sent over a photo of the vending machine. Merci!
Like seeing celebrities in Chanel? Check out the red carpet arrivals from the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner. Monsters and Critics
Chanel West Coast is releasing a track called “Karl Lagerfeld” – here’s a shot from her video shoot – looks like she’s channeling the 90s. MTV
Dying for a Chanel Boy Brick bag (the Lego-inspired one) but don’t have 10K to pay for it? Make your own Lego-inspired bag. Learn how on Studs and Buttonholes
Learn how to make your own DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelets. Popsugar
Baselworld 2013 has come and gone but these beautiful Chanel Premiere Flying Tourbillon were on display – with a limited run of only five pieces each. Blouin Art Info
Chanel Beaute’s research and development department has exclusively partnered with Plant Advanced Technologies to formulate new plant-based “pure active ingredients.” Cosmetics Design Europe
Coco Chanel has inspired many things – and now you can add a one-of-a-kind $250,000 piano. Haute Living
Chanel’s iconic location 31 Rue Cambon is set for expansion beginning in 2014. Chanel has purchased 19 Rue Cambon – also on the corner of the Rue Saint-Honoré another prestigious Parisian street. The project is scheduled from completion in 2016. WWD
Chloe Moretz celebrated her Sweet 16 in Chanel – with a matching manicure of course. MTV Style
It doesn’t seem like Chanel will sell fashion apparel or accessories online anytime soon. Bruno Pavlovsky stated “Fashion is about clothing, and clothing you need to see, to feel, to understand.” Bloomberg
Learn how to make a DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelet. Popsugar
I love this photo of the Chanel Metiérs d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection – it captures the mood perfectly. Vanity Fair
Ugh. I have so many more links on my list to get to so this is becoming a multi-part post. Back later this week with more links for you!
April 3, 2013
Yesterday I posted the behind-the-scenes video of the making of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Eyewear Ad Campaign with Laetitia Casta shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Here are all the images from the campaign. Shot in black and white, Laetitia Casta’s statuesque beauty is the perfect canvas to highlight the new Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 eyewear collection – as well as get a good look at some of the accessories. The giant clear-brimmed hat, the camellia necklaces and bracelets – just gorgeous! Check out the rest of the images below…
April 2, 2013
Chanel just released the behind the scenes video of the Chanel Eyewear Spring-Summer 2013 photo shoot featuring Laetitia Casta and shot by Karl Lagerfeld. I can’t wait to see the actual campaign and see the collection in more detail!
“Take Care” by Ruppert Pupkin
Composer: Emmanuelle Destrumau and Arnaud Jolle
March 12, 2013
Alice Dellal made her Chanel debut in the first Chanel Boy Bag ad campaign last spring and now Chanel has unveiled the second Chanel Boy Bag campaign starring Alice Dellal as the face of Boy Bag again. The campaign features black and white images of Alice Dellal on horseback – these photos are reminiscent of an image I’ve seen of Coco Chanel on horseback (with Boy Capel) and were probably inspired by that image (see below). The campaign was photographed at La ferme de la Chapelle, Fontaine-Chaalis.
For more information on Chanel’s Boy Bag collection visit boy.chanel.com.
February 28, 2013
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.
February 11, 2013
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…
January 8, 2013
Images of Chanel’s new spring 2013 ad campaign have surfaced online and I have them here for you to check out. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld and featuring models Stella Tennant, Ondria Hardin, Yumi Lambert the campaign has a bit of a Japanese minimalist influence suggested by the tatami mats on the floor and the furnishings, especially the low table. The campaign stirred a bit of controversy when it was first shot because of the employment of Ondria Hardin whose age is in question at the time the campaign was photographed (she was 15 or 16). To everyone’s surprise, the campaign also features another sixteen-year old, Yumi Lambert.
The campaign is nice and I think it’s a success because I can’t wait for this collection to come out!!
What do you think of the controversy surrounding the models’ age? It’s based on an industry guideline but her parents are ok with her working. What’s your opinion on this? Share your thoughts in the forum!!
November 13, 2012
The end of October was a bit busy for me because my daughter was celebrating Halloween for the first time with trick or treating and events at school and I took some time to spend with my family. But, Chanel news doesn’t stop coming. Here are some of my favorite Chanel-related items…
Bookmark this for next Halloween – learn how to carve a Chanel pumpkin. LDN Fashion
For Halloween, Bette Midler dressed up as the ghost of Coco Chanel.
You can wear this tongue-in-cheek representation of the Chanel logo. Ssur
The Chromatics, who performed at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear show, filmed their video for Looking for Love at the Chanel show and you get some great views of backstage and the show. Refinery29
Gaspard Ulliel, the face of Bleu de Chanel has been cast as the designer Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic that has started filming.
Karl Lagerfeld sketched a “no smoking” sign but it’s not your typical sign. However, he was not making a statement about unhealthy habits, instead he was noting all the YSL references on many runways and he was stating that you would find a “smoking” – the french term for tuxedo – on his runway. Lagerfeld stated: “We don’t have to do smoking. Hedi Slimane really does it well.” WWD
Membership in the Chanel club has its benefits. Keira Knightley, the face of Coco Mademoiselle, was dressed in over £1.25 million worth of Chanel jewels for her role as Anna Karenina. InStyle UK
A few weeks ago Karl Lagerfeld shot the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 campaign in New York City with models Stella Tennant and Ondria Hardin. Lagerfeld stated: “Stella has such a style… Stella is, for me, the perfect Chanel woman.” WWD
Peter Philips gives tips on how to perfect your foundation. News.com.au
Last week Rihanna performed at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and she wore vintage Chanel sunglasses during her performance and wore a Chanel sweat suit and vintage sunglasses around NY.
A few weeks ago Keira Knightley wore Chanel cosmetics to the NYC premiere of Anna Karenina.
Last night Kristen Stewart wore Chanel cosmetics to the LA premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
November 9, 2012
Images of the Chanel Cruise 2012/13 ad campaign have surfaced and they bring to life the 18th century style re-imagined by Karl Lagerfeld as we saw earlier this year from his presentation in the gardens of Versailles. The campaign was shot by Karl Lagerfeld and features Saskia de Brauw and Cara Delevingne and the gilded backdrop, apparel and accessories bring to mind the decadence of Marie Antoinette.