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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…

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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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:35 pm

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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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:03 pm

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.

chanel spring summer 2014 makeup

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME

VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

ECRITURE DE CHANEL Automatic Liquid Liner in Noir
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil 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

no blush

ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm

LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Black Satin

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Photos by Vincent Lappartient, for Chanel.

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September 30, 2013

Chanel Spring-Summer 2014 Ready-to-Wear Invitation

Chanel spring summer 2014 rtw invitation

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!


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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:17 pm

Chanel Beaute: Nuit Infinie De Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection

Nuit Infinie De Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection

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.

Nuit Infinie De Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection

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.

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

Nuit Infinie De Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection

Nuit Infinie De Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection


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Filed under: Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:56 pm

September 22, 2013

Video: Details of the Chanel FW 2013/14 RTW Collection

The Fall-Winter 2013/14 Ready-to-Wear collection is in stores now and Chanel released a video showcasing the details of the collection…

Artist: KATTOO
Title: ” Lost in Life ”
Album: MOTU
Label: jungle.clan.ag


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Videos: Gabrielle Chanel — Inside Chanel

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.


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Filed under: Chanel,Coco Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 9:46 pm

Chanel Beaute at the 2013 Emmy Awards

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

january jones chanel

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 byrne chanel

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.

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.

Images: JustJared.com


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Filed under: Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 9:19 pm

September 12, 2013

Need Money Fast? Pawn Your Chanel Bag…

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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!

Source: Reuters
Image: NY Daily News


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:14 am

September 11, 2013

Video: The Making of the CHANEL Bicolor Cardigan

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


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