La Chanelphile

May 23, 2007

Chanel Cruise Collection 2007/2008

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The Cruise collections often get overlooked but they make for glamorous, yet comfortable clothing for those globe trotting during the cold winter months. Chanel unveiled their Cruise collection yesterday at an airport hanger complete with Chanel 601 Jets. It brought a whole new meaning to “jet set.” Full story & more pictures after the jump . . .

Images & Info: wwd

Published: Monday, May 21, 2007
Chanel Flies the Friendly Skies
“Live from Paris, Chanel Line No. 5. Please be careful when opening the overhead compartments. Some quilted bags may fall out.”

With that loudspeaker pronouncement, Chanel’s Cruise presentation took off, literally. Two Challenger 601 jets pulled up to Hangar 8 at Santa Monica Airport on Friday night, the doors popped open, and the models stepped out in a tour de force show that only Chanel could have pulled off.

The stage was made up to look like an arrival lounge with three levels of white banquettes and a giant arrivals monitor announcing Karl Lagerfeld’s landing in Los Angeles. The 60 or so looks were a lighthearted take on the private travel theme, from Chanel’s version of a stewardess getup to a cozy floor-length cardigan.

“It has a sportif touch,” Lagerfeld said before the show. “It’s the idea of flying, which is a nightmare today, and the make-belief it still could be divine. I like the idea.”

So did the 500 guests, who included Demi Moore, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan. “That was so cool, no?” gasped Diane Kruger, who had jetted in from the Cannes Film Festival.

Lagerfeld’s favorite piece? His-and-hers sequinned black robes, for “Hollywood producers and people like them at their swimming pool.”

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December 4, 2006

Resurrection’s 2nd Annual Chanel Sale!

Resurrection just announced their Second Annual Chanel Sale! Their NYC and LA stores hold a rare collection of authentic vintage Chanel jewelry, bags, and accessories and they’ll be offering them all through December.

This year’s sale will benefit the Chihuahua Rescue Fund of Los Angeles. Donate $30 or more at any Resurrection location and receive 10% off all purchases.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the Katy Rodriguez Collection. Cute dresses galore!

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November 11, 2006

Chanel Kubricks SF

Window shopping on Maiden Lane.  I’ll take that one!!

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September 14, 2006

Chanel “Naked” Bags

With ever tightening security measures Karl Lagerfeld seems to have come up with a way to get through security quickly for trendy jet setters – the “naked” bag.


nfo & Image: wwd

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September 9, 2006

More Chanel Love. . .

Fruition has some new additons to their vintage Chanel scarves.

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Paris Fashion Week – Chanel!!

Yay! Finally!!  Chanel showed its Spring ‘07 line on Saturday.  Karl Lagerfeld always manages to give the Chanel line a modern twist while keeping the Chanel chic.  This season felt a very “mod” with ultra short dresses and skirts paired with chunky shoes; The traditional black & white palette also lent itself well to the 60s aesthetic.  This was by far not my favorite Chanel collection, but there are always gems.  Here are my faves . . .

Images & Info: style

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September 6, 2006

Chanel 1000% Bearbrick

Medicom created these 1000% Chanel Bearbricks for fashion editors world-wide.  Their appeal is so great, they are now gracing Chanel boutique store windows.  These Bearbricks are so adorable and are the Holy Grail of Bearbricks.  Sneaky people are putting them up on ebay and you can be a lucky bidder if you want to part with several thousand dollars.

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September 4, 2006

Chanel Naked Bags


Check out Chanel’s Naked Bag line, it ranges from different shapes in 4 colors (white, gold, black and grey). I’m not too sure I like ‘clear’ bags, not really feeling people looking at what I have inside. Its bad enuff when I rock my LV Perforated Speedy, they stare hard to see if they can see what’s inside my bag haha. But this can be cute if its in the other colors, just the clear white is too extreme for me.

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