La Chanelphile

March 16, 2012

CHANEL: Secrets of The Little Black Jacket

Chanel’s little black jacket is in the spotlight at the moment. Back in November, I posted preview images from a book about the Chanel Little Black Jacket worn by many famous personalities including Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Casiraghi, Saskia De Brauw and Daphne Groeneveld. In anticipation of its release, Chanel has created a video showing the making of a Chanel Little Black Jacket.

CHANEL invites you to discover the secrets of the little black jacket, at the heart of their ateliers, rue Cambon in Paris. “It is one of the symbols that defines the style of CHANEL. There are things that never go out of fashion, jeans, a white blouse, and a CHANEL jacket,” comments Karl Lagerfeld.

From the initial sketch by Karl Lagerfeld, the jacket takes shape through numerous stages – the draping, the cutting, the assembling, and the position of the label, the trimming, the buttons and the chain which calls on our savoir-faire.

A true reflection of the expertise and the creativity of CHANEL, the little jacket is produced according to the time honoured tradition of the House with the most meticulous care for the smallest detail.

Video courtesy of Chanel

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February 15, 2012

My New Friend Boy Film by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel has released the much-anticipated mini film, “My New Friend Boy,” shot by Karl Lagerfeld during the Boy Chanel ad campaign with Alice Dellal. View it below – you saw it here first!

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February 6, 2012

Chanel Valentine’s Day 2012 Microsite

Chanel Valentines Day 2012 Microsite

Chanel launched a microsite devoted to the Chanel 2012 Valentine’s Day collection.  On the site you can view each of the products in full detail.  I hope someone shows you how much they love you this Valentine’s day with one of these little treasures!



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February 1, 2012

Alice Dellal – CHANEL Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture show

Alice Dellal, the face of the upcoming Chanel Boy campaign, on her way to the Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture show living the glamorous life….

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January 22, 2012

Viva Las Vegas! Chanel Hosts Numéros Privés

chanel numeros prive las vegas chanel carnival machine
Chanel is hosting Numéros Privés (“private numbers”), an eight-day invitation-only event/installation housed at the Wynn in Las Vegas.  The event launched on Friday with a soiree and in true Chanel fashion, the company charted private jets to fly in important clients, friends of the brand, and celebrities including the darling Les Fidèles de Chanel.  Entertainment included DJs Alexa Chung and Nick Cohen with a live performance by Imelda May and her band (retro rockabilly – video posted below if you’re not familiar).

Barbara Cirkva, Chanel’s fashion division president stated that the purpose of Numéros Privés is to “surprise and delight people” – and surprise and delight it did. With ten rooms all devoted to the signatures of the brand, the exhibition played on Coco Chanel’s lucky numbers 5, 2.55 and 31. WWD reported:

One room was filled with Chanel Bearbrick dolls and matching wallpaper, another displayed fine jewelry among sculpted topiaries. There was a recreation of Coco’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, and a digital room that decoded the making of the 2.55 handbag. It had quilted leather walls. But no room was as popular as the one filled with old-school carnival claw games, where mesmerized guests tried to grab little Chanel gift bags with a mechanical arm.

The event also coincides with the store re-opening at the Bellagio and with Chinese New Year when many international clients travel to Las Vegas.

I only have one question…where was MY invitation? It MUST have gotten lost in the mail:)

Source: WWD
Image of Rachel Zoe at carnival claw game: The Zoe Report

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January 16, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview & Sneak Peek of Chanel Boy Bag Campaign

I mentioned back in December that Karl Lagerfeld was at LeWeb Paris and that he loved his iPad and I later showed an animation of a sketch that he did of Steve Jobs on his iPad.  Today, I came across the actual full interview and it is FULL of Karlisms.  You hear Karl explain first hand about his four iPhones and hundreds of iPods and hear about technology is changing the way he works.  You’ll also catch a glimpse of a video he filmed of Alice Dellal for the upcoming Boy Bag campaign.  The video looks cute and is one of four – can’t wait to see this campaign!

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November 28, 2011

Chanel Links: Thanksgiving 2011 Weekend

I took a much-needed few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving (and my birthday) but that didn’t stop Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld from making the news. Let’s play a little catch-up to see what happened in the Chanel world last week…

karl lagerfeld coco chanel coin
I’m not sure why everyone on the interweb is so surprised that Karl Lagerfeld makes a lot of money considering who he works for and the breadth of his projects – but he does, ok? WWD

karl lagerfeld penKarl Lagerfeld will be donning a new hat - that of editor. In February 2012, “Lagerfeld will guest edit all Metro editions around the world. As part of the project, he will create a series of collectible sketches, illustrations and columns as well as choose the stories for the newspaper and give his notoriously provocative comments on the news of the day.”  Metro

Yoon Seung Ah as Coco Chanel

14 stars were chosen by 15 designers as their ‘muses’, and Chanel picked Yoon Seung Ah in Vogue magazine’s latest pictorial in the December issue. (Not sure which country’s edition of Vogue).  AllKPop

megan hess chanelIllustrator Megan Hess is exhibiting her work at the newly launched The Gallery in Victoria, Australia.  Ragtrader

Chanel J12 AppChanel launched an iPhone App for the J12 and among the features, you can “try one on”.

karl lagerfeld dupont colette

Back in July I posted about the pens and lighters that Karl Lagerfeld designed for S.T. Dupont – you can buy them now on the Colette webshop.

blake lively moma chanel makeup

Blake Lively and Elizabeth Olsen looked gorgeous in Chanel makeup at the Chanel-sponsored MOMA Film Benefit in honor of Pedro Almodovar.  Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin did Blake Lively’s makeup and Gita Bass did Elizabeth Olsen’s makeup.

Elizabeth Olsen moma chanel makeup

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November 10, 2011

Santa Karl Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

karl lagerfeld chanel christmas window at printemps

Printemps, a Paris department store unveiled its Chanel Christmas-themed windows today with Vanessa Paradis, Bruno Pavlovsky (president of Chanel fashion) and Santa Karl himself in attendance. The window features dolls in Karl Lagerfeld’s likeness in an array of poses and activities all over a replica of Paris which includes an Eiffel Tower and the column from Place Vendôme – complete with double-Cs on top of course.

“I guess I’m a doll you can’t play with,” the designer told style.com at the unveiling. “In a way, I’m lucky. I don’t sing, I’m not an actor, I don’t make scandals, I’m just working class.” (Belfast Telegraph)

The display is so fun! I wonder if the Karl Lagerfeld dolls will be for sale?

As for what Santa Karl will be doing for the holidays – he likes to be alone…

Everyone I know is leaving [Paris], but I stay home because it’s the only moment I can work on the Couture quietly, sketch, and take care of my books and houses – all the things I never have time to do the rest of the year. For me the ultimate luxury is to be alone… to have time for myself, not look at my watch, and do whatever I want, whenever I want.

vanessa paradis karl lagerfeld chanel christmas window at printemps

Source: WWD

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November 3, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Photo Booth Facebook App – Try It!

chanel rouge coco shine facebook photo booth appChanel has a fun new app on their Facebook page promoting the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick.  It’s a photo booth where you take 4 images, and then customize them with a color filter and a lipstick name.  It was quick and fun and probably the only time Chanel will ask for your picture:)  Try it out on the Chanel Facebook page!

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Chanel Is A-Twitter!

chanel official twitter

Where have I been for the past month-and-a-half?  Perhaps I got tired of checking, but Chanel finally has an OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE!  No, they will not follow you back, but you can get official Chanel tweets:  @Chanel.

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