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November 19, 2009

Sit In Style: One-of-a-Kind Chanel Couch for Sale

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No, you’re eyes are not playing tricks on you, that is an actual double-C Chanel -  couch – and it’s not a knock off it’s the real deal!  Don’t get too excited, Chanel is not getting into interiors.  This one-of-a-kind couch was made for a Chanel event and can be yours for a cool $8500.   The sofa is made from vinyl and can seat you and all your fashionable friends.   If you want to get your hands on this unique treasure – visit A/D One for dealer information.

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 8:16 pm

Interview with Anne Fontaine, Director of “Coco Before Chanel”

Before Coco Before Chanel hit theaters, I had the pleasure of meeting Anne Fontaine, the writer and director of Coco Before Chanel.  I had the chance to ask her about working with the house of Chanel &Karl Lagerfeld, what it was like to see the Chanel archives and how it was to film on the actual mirrored staircase at 31 Rue Cambon.  To hear all about it, view the 2-part interview below.  Also check out my interviews with actors from the film, Audrey Tautou who played Coco Chanel and Alessandro Nivola who played Chane’ls love, Boy Capel.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 12:29 pm

November 17, 2009

Chanel “Coco In Motion” Video & V Magazine

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I’ve long thought that Natalie Portman would be a great brand ambassador for Chanel and have gone as far as saying that I think Natalie Portman should be the face of a Chanel fragrance.  Though that hasn’t happened (yet) Mlle. Portman was recently shot for the cover of V Magazine and she’s wearing head-to-toe Chanel.  To commemorate the issue, V Magazine “commissioned filmmaker Stephen Smith to create stop-motion footage that captures the eternal chic of Chanel.”  The film ends with the ensemble that Portman is wearing on the cover – très chic!

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 7:51 pm

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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November 16, 2009

Chanel Launches Magazine: 31 Rue Cambon #1

Chanel Magazine: 31 Rue Cambon #1
Chanel is launching a magazine called 31 Rue Cambon, named after the infamous address of Chanel’s apartment in Paris. A photo was leaked online today by Olivier Zahm who art directed and designed the issue for Karl Lagerfeld. 31 Rue Cambon #1 will be distributed at Chanel boutiques worldwide. No other details yet – I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:46 pm

November 12, 2009

Chanel Boutique Events

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Chanel has some upcoming boutique events in select cities including Palm Beach Gardens, Beverly Hills, Bal Harbour, Palm Beach and San Francisco.  I’m most excited about the San Francisco event because it’s celebrating the re-opening of the Chanel boutique after a months-long re-model.  I will definitely be there to check out the new boutique – I can’t wait to see what it looks like.

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Filed under: Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 2:29 pm

November 9, 2009

Come Nest With Me

Chanel Perfume Nesting Dolls

A little birdie told me about these on Etsy and I was smitten the moment I saw them.  This one of a kind set of nesting dolls is made from clips from vintage Playboy magazines.  The vintage ads are decoupaged on nesting dolls and there are 5 in all – but of course!  You can purchase this unique set on Etsy for $100 – the perfect gift for the Chanelphile in your life.

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Filed under: Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:26 am

October 29, 2009

Lily Allen Backstage – Chanel Spring 2010 RTW Presentation

A few weeks ago we saw Lily Allen’s surprise performance at the Chanel Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear show. Here, we have some footage of Lily rehearsing and you can see first hand how that nifty stage/elevator worked. Oh, and check out her feather gloves and the new Chanel nail color that Lily’s wearing…

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Filed under: Chanel Culture,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:22 am

October 28, 2009

Sneak Peek of Chanel Spring 2010 Campaign Featuring Claudia Schiffer

Sneak Peek of Chanel Spring 2010 Campaign Featuring Claudia Schiffer
Last week photos surfaced on the internet of some behind the scenes shots of Karl Lagerfeld and Claudia Schiffer shooting the Chanel 2010 Spring Ad Campaign. This is not the first time Karl used Claudia as the face of a Chanel campaign, and we most recently saw her as the face of last year’s cruise collection.

Claudia Schiffer is certainly a woman aging gracefully who is beautiful and a great role model for shunning plastic surgery. That said, I don’t get why she has been the face of Chanel campaigns – she doesn’t seem the Chanel type to me. I feel like she’s lacking that certain “je ne sais quoi” to make her the representative of the brand. Mlle. Chanel herself used to choose models that looked similar to her -more brunette than blonde. Let’s hope that this doesn’t become a habit for Karl…

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:19 pm

October 20, 2009

Chanel N˚5 – The Biography

Chanel N˚5

Chanel N˚5

Today, the most iconic fragrance of all time, Chanel N˚5 is seeing the release of an “authorized biography” – Histoire du No.5 Chanel, Un Numéro Intemporel (in English, Story of Chanel No.5, A Timeless Number).  The bio is written in French, by François Ternon, and is releasing today in France, Belgium and Switzerland.  The book takes us through the development of Chanel N˚5, and includes a discussion of the scent’s 2 creators Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel and Ernest Beaux.  The best part?  The house of Chanel supplied 32 illustrated pages – I wonder if they include some of Coco’s original sketches?  No word yet on if, and when, this will release stateside so for now, I guess I’ll have to learn French!

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