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May 25, 2011

Chanel Links: May 25, 2011

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Lots of interesting Chanel news going on lately – when it rains, it pours! Click, click for more reading…

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In a new rating of 2010 Best Fragrances, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle ranked #1 for and Chanel No. 5 ranked as #4 for women’s fragrances and Bleu de Chanel ranked as #3 for men’s fragrances, via WWD.

jen brill chanel the coveteurChanel ambassador Jen Brill played in the Chanel archives for a shoot for The Coveteur – so jalouse! The Coveteur

Uniqlo has teamed up with Vogue Nippon and GQ Nippon and various artists including Karl Lagerfeld to produce Save Japan tees. Her World

A Question Of has produced a tee with Karl Lagerfeld’s likeness called “Conscious Karl” – you can purchase the tee on their online shop.

Bergdorf Goodman unveiled a new Chanel boutique that looks like a “luxuriously appointed residence mirroring the brand’s styles and fabrics.” WWD.


The Chambre Syndicale is hosting a very fancy couture bash at Versaille on July 7th “to inaugurate an exhibition charting the influence of 18th-century France on contemporary fashions” and of course, Chanel pieces will be in the exhibition, via WWD.

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“The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) on Tuesday announced that Chanel, a Member of the Council, has become certified against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.”  IDEX

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Culture,Chanel Fragrance,Karl Lagerfeld — La Chanelphile @ 5:09 am

May 2, 2011

Chanel Spring in Cannes Ephemeral Boutique

Chanel is opening a 300 square meter pop-up boutique in Cannes featuring selections from the Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear and Paris-Byzance collections. The boutique’s color palette is black and gold and has black mosaic floors, sequined carpets and “offers a view all the way down to the stairs leading up to the Palais des Festivals.”

Chanel stated:

The make-up bar presents the Lumières Byzantines eye shadow palette, created by Peter Philips for the Paris-Byzance collection. The nail bar, meanwhile, highlights a summer palette.

There are pieces from the Paris-Byzance collection as a sneak preview amidst designs from the Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection, and dresses and suits – on loan from the Chanel Conservatory – worn by those loyal to the House, such as Keira Knightley, Michelle Williams, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Mercier.

The Cannes Ephemeral Boutique will be open from May 7th to May 22nd 2011 from 10am to 7pm. The address is: 6, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France.

I wish I could go! I’m hoping Chanel will post images from the boutique – it sounds exquisite!

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April 4, 2011

Universal Everything Retail Video Facades For Chanel

Universal Everything is a creative studio that creates digital works and last year they created digital facades for Chanel retail locations in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Singapore, Osaka, Shanghai and Hong Kong.  The inspiration for the video were the 5 codes of Coco Chanel; Black & White / Pearls / Diamond Padding (quilting) / Camellia / Art Deco.  The result is a captivating video that invites the viewer into the world of Chanel.

CHANEL from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Chanel Artworks from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Source: Notcot

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:42 am

March 1, 2011

Chanel & Colette Pop Up Shop Update


For the next 10 days, Colette and Chanel teamed up to give consumers a unique shopping experience. A few of the special products that Colette commissioned are online in their web shop – but most sold out within hours of being put up. It doesn’t look like actual Chanel pieces will be online including a Colette blue Mademoiselle purse and camellias in black, white and Colette blue. I wish I could be there for this – if you can get to Paris then this is a must see!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:07 am

February 24, 2011

Chanel + Colette Ephemeral Boutique (Pop-Up Shop)

My favorite brand is teaming up with my favorite Parisian boutique, Colette, to create a separate ephemeral boutique (or pop up shop as we Americans like to say) from March 1st to 10th on 336-340 rue Saint-Honoré.  The boutique will span 200 m² and has an industrial feel as the setting is “a former garage turned into a giant living display space.”

The fashion installation will be a multi-sensory delight with visual arts, musical performances, fashion, and sweet treats “resulting in a fun-fuelled, creative mix and match by Chanel and Colette with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”

Chanel 2011 Spring-Summer pieces will be sold alongside select pieces by young designers curated by Colette.  Artists including Kevin Lyons, Soledad, André, Fafi and SO-ME will be on hand to customized legendary Chanel bags.  Karl Lagerfeld designed a collector’s doll and other special Chanel products will be sold including bag charms, helmets and cameras.  For this momentous occasion, Chanel created a compilation CD and scented candles.  To top it off there will be a Chanel nail bar and a cupcake bar!

This may be the best pop-up shop EVER.  I almost want to buy a ticket to Paris to see this for myself.  I hope the special edition products – especially the doll – will be sold online!  I NEED ONE!

Here’s a breakdown of the events – if you live in Paris and you go – I will be living vicariously through you!

Program:

Friends of Chanel are special guests to be discovered as in house DJs, and five artists invited by Colette will be customising Chanel bags, upon request.

March 1: Kevin Lyons, designer and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 2: Camellia demonstration by a Lemarié craftsman, 3pm – 6pm
March 3: The illustrator Soledad will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 4: Harpsichord performance by the pianist and composer Maxence Cyrin, from 5pm
March 5: Graffiti artist André will be customising bags, 3pm – 6pm
March 7: Graffiti artist Fafi will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 8: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm
March 9: SO-ME, graphic artist and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 10: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm

Chanel and Colette: Meet in rue Saint-Honoré
336 – 340, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st
From March 1st to 10th 2011
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11am to 7pm

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January 17, 2011

Chanel Ephemeral Boutique at “Chalet de Pierre” in Courchevel

Chanel says “ephemeral boutique”, we say “pop-up shop” – it sounds so much nicer the Chanel way, non?  In any case, the latest temporary Chanel outpost is in Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps.  The boutique takes cues from its alpine environment and is mixed in with Chanel signatures.  The minimalist design with industrial materials is the perfect backdrop to highlight the most recent Chanel collections.  I couldn’t think of anything I’d like to do more than visit this boutique Après-ski!

More images of the boutique on Chanel News.

Le Chalet de Pierres
Until April 15th, 2011
Piste des Verdons
Courchevel 1850
France

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:11 am

December 29, 2010

Chanel Milano: “La Passegiata”

On December 16, Chanel celebrated the re-opening of their boutique in Milano at Palazzo Morando.  To mark the occasion Chanel hosted a soiree – La Passegiata – “a dreamlike journey that shed new light on the materials, figures, symbols, colors, codes and coveted objects created by Chanel.”

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Culture — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:35 pm

November 23, 2010

Chanel Pop-Up Shop in the Meatpacking District, NYC

Once a retail experience left for guerilla brands like Comme des Garçons or brands that don’t have actual retail locations, the pop-up shop is the retail experience du jour.  Pop-up shops are popping up all over – and now Chanel has joined the fun.

To celebrate the release of its Côte d’Azur Cruise Collection, Chanel has opened up shop in the Meatpacking District of New York City inside a section of Jeffrey New York.  The feel of Saint-Tropez and its signature Café Sénéquier have been recreated inside the 1,000-square foot space.  The café’s iconic red laquer tables and umbrellas are featured alongside “red Chanel awnings, dressing rooms that resemble beach cabins and stands stocked with postcards of Chanel’s cruise campaign featuring Georgia May Jagger.”  (WWD).

“We loved the experience of the show, and we thought, How can we create the kind of a moment in New York,” said Barbara Cirkva, division president of fashion, watches and fine jewelry at Chanel Inc. “I don’t think of it as a pop-up shop, but almost as an installation that recreates the magic of Saint-Tropez in New York, and gets everyone in the mood as they are thinking about going away for the holiday.”

The pop-up shop carries the Côte d’Azur Cruise Collection as well as a selection of men’s ties and J12 watches.  The boutique will host a party on November 30th and will remain open through January 4, 2011.  If you are in NY, you should definitely try to stop by and pick up a free postcard!  I wonder if Chanel will start having more pop-up shops in the future…we shall see.

Source: WWD

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November 17, 2010

The Secrets of the Handbag – Part 3

In the last part of my series on the Secrets of the Handbag exhibit (if I can’t get a hold of that fabulous video!) I’ve scanned the program that they were giving out to attendees.  The info details the seven steps to constructing the Chanel 2.55 handbag and the history of the bag.

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November 16, 2010

Secrets of the Chanel Handbag – Part 2

The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag exhibit made its first stop in San Francisco this past weekend.  The first part of the exhibit explored the process of making a Chanel 2.55 handbag.  The other part of the exhibit highlighted vintage pieces.  When I heard that vintage pieces would be on view I was expecting a lot more than they actually had on display.

The vintage display was only in one of the store windows and featured two mannequins dressed from head-to-toe in vintage Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.  The pieces were amazing and my favorite by far were the clear/black rain boots with chain stirrup detail in the back – TO-DIE-FOR!  The gold quilted guitar case wasn’t so bad either.  Check out the photos below of the window displays and detail shots of the vintage Chanel pieces from the archive.

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