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January 26, 2010

Chanel Spring 2010 Haute Couture – “Neon Baroque”

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The much anticipated Chanel Spring Haute Couture 2010 show came and went and it temporarily made me forget I was sitting in dreary, rainy San Francisco and made me excited for spring.  Karl Lagerfeld ditched the trademark black, white, and navy for a much lighter palette – one reminiscent of cotton candy and sherbet.

The collection consisted of tweed suits, short swing dresses and gorgeously intricate column gowns – all in candy colors from strawberry, peach, lemon and vanilla.  Silver beading and metallic accents kept the pale shades from becoming boring and added just the right amount of pizazz – even Karl traded in his signature black tie for a metallic silver one! Chanel trademarks like pearls, camelias, bows and ruffles were all present – but used in different ways.  Instead of rows of pearl necklaces, a pearl collar elegantly held a dress up.  Ever flirtatious, the collection was very feminine and embodied Le sacre du printemps.

One of my favorite aspects of the show was the hair – it was swept up in a heart shape with giant bows and flowers front and center.  Many of the bangs featured a white streak (the Dior Spring 2010 Haute Couture show also had white streaked hair – is this a new trend for Spring?).  Makeup was kept light & sweet so as not to distract from the clothing.  I’m still waiting to see detail shots but it looks like the hot new nail colors will be white and metallic silver – but I’ll have to see the close-ups to be sure.

In the mean time, you can see the full collection below.

Images courtesy of WWD.

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January 8, 2010

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

They say lipstick sales are “recession proof” – in fact – sales usually go up. Why? Because it’s an inexpensive way to look beautiful and freshen up your look. Chanel is taking note and bringing lipstick back to a young customer base that is infatuated with lip gloss. This March, Chanel is introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour – and bringing back the lost art of sexily applying your lipstick.

Vanessa Paradis, the French actress (and Johnny Depp’s leading lady) is the face of the campaign and this is not the first time Paradis has worked with Chanel.  Andrea D’Avack, president of Chanel Fragrance & Beauté, stated: “Vanessa has been very linked to the house over the years, and she represents a young, sophisticated woman who we also believe will be the consumer for Rouge Coco.”  Print and TV ads have been shot though it’s still unclear whether TV spots will be placed in the U.S.

The Rouge Coco line has 30 shades and each hue is named after an influential part of Coco Chanel’s life – Camelia, Mademoiselle, and Paris – to name a few.  The shades come in one of four color families Roses-Pinks; Reds-Corals; Violets-Berries, and Neutrals-Browns and will be available in different global markets.

Like many Chanel cosmetics, the packaging takes it’s cue from Chanel’s history with black and gold detailing, interlocking C’s and the Chanel name embossed into each lipstick bullet.  The Rouge Coco collection debuts in March with each lipstick retailing for $30 at fine retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Chanel.com.

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Images & Info: WWD

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Tattoo You: Chanel Temporary Tattoos Hit Shelves March 1st

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Chanel comes out with it’s fair share of novelty items from bicycles to basket balls so I’m not sure I was surprised to learn that the tattoos that the models were sporting on the runway at the Chanel Spring 2010 Ready to Wear show will be available for sale this spring.

Les Trompe L’œil de Chanel, a set of 55 individual tattoos, will retail for £49 (or roughly $78 US).  I can’t say I’m a fan of temporary tattoos but I must have this!  I probably wouldn’t even use them it’s just something that I need to possess.  I’m sure there will be mass hysteria so get prepared to wait in line.

Info Via Elle.uk

Image via Chanel

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November 17, 2009

Chanel Paris Shanghai: Sneak Preview

Chanel Paris-Shanghai: Sneak Preview

A few weeks ago we posted about the opening of the Chanel Shanghai boutique and Chanel “métiers d’art” Paris Shanghai collectionChanel recently launched a Paris Shanghai website devoted to the Shanghai happenings, complete with sneak previews of the collection, video teasers, and an interview with Peter Marino, the architect of the Shanghai Chanel boutique.  Not surprisingly, the collection will feature lots of red – a very popular color in Chinese culture.  I’m already loving what I see – especially the lace, jackets, print and lip color!  The “métiers d’art” collection is one of my favorite collections of the year, and if you’re looking forward to the show like me, we’ll have to wait until December 3rd for the premier of Karl Lagerfeld’s short movie about the collection and until December 4th for the runway show.  Until then, this will have to sate our appetites…

Chanel Paris-Shanghai: Sneak Preview

Chanel Paris-Shanghai: Sneak Preview

Chanel Paris-Shanghai: Sneak Preview

Chanel Paris-Shanghai: Sneak Preview

Chanel Paris-Shanghai: Sneak Preview

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October 20, 2009

Vanessa Paradis Named the Face of Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp’s French ladyfriend) has had a long relationship with the House of Chanel. The affair began in 1992 when she was the face of the Coco fragrance…

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Coco Campaign

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Coco Campaign

Years later, she was the face of the Cambon handbag collection.

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Yesterday, Chanel announced that Mlle. Paradis would be the face of the Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick. Who better than the lady who gets to lock lips with Johnny Depp?? Chanel always does a great job with their ad campaigns and I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick when it launches in 2010.

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

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May 5, 2009

Chanel’s Lumieres Celestes Collection

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Chanel Lumieres Celestes Collection

Chanel Lumieres Celestes Collection

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and while we’re stoked to honor the most important ladies in our lives, let’s be honest – sometimes it’s pretty tough picking out a present for the woman who has everything. Because come on, how many different types of perfume can you gift your mom with each year?

For Mother’s Day ‘09, Chanel’s got you covered. The iconic beauty brand recently introduced their Lumieres Celestes Collection, which consists of eight cosmos-inspired lip glosses to give Mama that perfect pout this holiday. The different shades of pinks and peaches are a perfect addition to her summer beauty routine, and we don’t doubt that you’ll be tempted to scoop up a tube or two for yourself. After all, why should Mom get to have ALL the fun? (We won’t judge if you end up purchasing a gloss or two for your own collection… We’d probably do the same.)

Chanel Lumieres Celestes Collection

Chanel Lumieres Celestes Collection

Pair one of these attention-grabbing glosses with a bottle of Chanel’s Le Vernis Nail Colour, which is available in four complementary (and chip-resistant!) shades, from Dazzling cherry red to subdued Mica Rose. Not only are these cosmetics an economical way to gift your mom with a designer label for less, but they’re sure to provide grounds for bonding this Mother’s Day. (Gift idea: treat Mom to a mani/pedi with her newest shade of Chanel polish!) Complete the gift set by whipping up a fabulous breakfast-in-bed for Mom to show her just how appreciative you are.

Chanel Lumieres Celestes Collection

Chanel Lumieres Celestes Collection

Want more info about the latest addition to Chanel’s beauty roster? Check out the brand’s Web site to browse the color Chanel selection and see what else Chanel’s got to offer.

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February 16, 2009

Vampire Lips: Les Noirs de Chanel Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel has released Les Noir de Chanel, a collection of dark, seductive lip colors fit for a style maven – or vampire.  Inspired by Mlle. Chanel’s love of the color black, the three colors -  Maniac, Hysteria and Obscure – coordinate with their nail colors Rouge Noir, Vendetta and Madness.  I love the depth of color and the personality these shades evoke.  They say that in times of economic crises sales of lip color go up because it’s a more economical way to update a look.  If that’s true, then these colors are perfect now.  You can find the perfect shade for your mood here.

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