La Chanelphile

September 10, 2013

Video: Lisa Eldridge and Chanel ROUGE ALLURE MOIRÉ Collection

Lisa Eldridge shows us how to apply the new Chanel Rouge Allure Moiré collection – as always, she looks fabulous and makes it look so easy.


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Video: CHANEL, Once Upon A Time – Inside CHANEL

“Inside Chanel”, the video series that gives us “inside” information about Chanel myths such as Chanel Nº5, Marilyn Monroe and Chanel Nº5, Coco and the brand, Chanel and the Diamond and the Chanel Jacket — now are bringing us a five part series on the ultimate Chanel myth — the myth of Coco Chanel. Inside Chanel will take us from Gabrielle Chanel’s days as a young orphan, to the present with Karl Lagerfeld executing her vision. As each video is uploaded, I will share with you. For now, here’s a teaser…


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August 28, 2013

Beauty: Chanel Rouge Allure Moiré Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

In a matter of days, the Chanel Rouge Allure Moiré Collection will be released. The new collection features nail and lip colors inspired by the opulence of precious fabrics and ribbons, and is translated into an assortment of dazzling lip and nail shades. The “moiré” aspect refers to a mother-of-pearl effect that enhances luminosity — which may explain the pearl effects of Le Vernis.

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

Here are some details from the collection:

Rouge Allure (Luminous Intense Lip Colour) – $34.00

Indécise – Shimmering Pink Beige
Étonnante – Bright Pearly Peach
Surprenante – Sparkling Fuschia
Impulsive – Bright Shimmering Pink Red (Limited Edition)
Audacieuse – Shimmering Pink Red (Limited Edition)
Énigmatique – Shimmering Brown Red
Ambigüe – Pearlescent Berry
Farouche – Shimmering Chocolate Brown

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss (Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss) – $34.00

Réflexion – Shimmering Pink
Controversy – Brown Plum

Le Crayon Lèvres (Precision Lip Definer) – $29.00

Rose Poudré – Muted Rose (Limited Edition)
Rose Ardent – Bright Pink (Limited Edition)

Aqua Crayon (Lip Colour Stick) – $26.00

Vivid Rose – Bright Pink
Red Brown – Red Brown

Le Vernis (Nail Colour) – $27.00

Rose Moiré – Light Pearly Rose
Rouge Moiré – Pearly Red

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection

This looks like a lovely collection, and I’m especially curious to see how the deeper, richer shades will look. They’ll be the perfect accompaniment to Fall.


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Video: Chanel Rouge Allure Moiré Collection

Chanel just released the video for its Rouge Allure Moiré Collection, which is inspired by the opulence of precious fabrics. Here we see a preview of the lip collection. I like the edgey feel to the video — it’s a bit different than what we’ve come to expect from Chanel so I find it refreshing.


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August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Gabrielle!

coco chanel birthday cake

It’s August 19th — which only means one thing — Coco Chanel’s birthday! This year marks 130 years after the day she was born. Hope you had a wonderful #CocoChanelDay!


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August 8, 2013

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Ad Campaign

The new Chanel ad campaign for the Fall-Winter 2013/14 ad campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, features Ashleigh Good, Chiharu Okunugi & Soo Joo Park. The trio of women follow lady-like pursuits such as sipping tee, embroidering and listening to music — in what seems to be outer space, considering the lack of gravity. I’m liking the images and I’m glad that Karl has added some diversity to his choice of models.

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign


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Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71

coco chanel portrait

In what is becoming an endless ring of museum exhibition surrounding the mystery that is Coco Chanel, the London College of Fashion is hosting Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71, a new exhibition that explores the life stories, friendships of Californian artist Marion Pike met Coco Chanel.

Curated by London College of Fashion Professor, and Chanel biographer, Amy de la Haye, all of the pieces in the exhibit have been lent by Jeffie Pike Durham, who has become her mother’s archivist.

If you are in London, or close to London, this is a definite must see. I wish I had a budget to travel the world to visit Chanel exhibitions, but alas, I don’t. If you go to the exhibit and can manage any (non-flash, of course) shots, I would love to see them — and even post them.

Date: 5th September- 16th November

Location: Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, W1G 0BJ.

Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

Admission: Free


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August 6, 2013

Video: Where Beauty Begins Diane Kruger and Beauty

The next video installment in the Where Beauty Begins campaign, featuring Diane Kruger, features Ms. Kruger discussing beauty. Check out the video below…


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Video: UV Protection – CHANEL Skincare

In the latest episode of the Chanel series “In Conversation with Dermatologist Amy Wechsler”, Dr. Wechsler, a trusted advisor to CHANEL Skincare, discusses UV protection. You can view the video interview below and read the interview provided by Chanel below the video. Let’s just say she wouldn’t agree with Coco Chanel’s tanning…

Why is it important to wear sunscreen?

There’s nothing more aging or damaging than unprotected sun exposure, which is why sunscreen should be an essential part of every person’s skincare routine every day. Not only does it cause skin cancer, the sun causes wrinkles, fine lines, extra blood vessels, and dark spots. Beyond the beach and the pool in the summer, there are all kinds of places where we get inadvertent sun. In fact, any skin not covered by clothing when you walk outside is getting sun exposure. This is why it’s so important for everyone, regardless of age, race, region, or season, to apply sunscreen on any exposed skin in the morning before leaving home. I’ve been really diligent about sun protection since my early 20’s, and I think my skin is aging at a slower rate, thanks to the care I’ve taken to avoid sun damage.

What sunscreens are best?

You should always use a broad spectrum sunscreen. “Broad spectrum” means it
protects skin from both UVB and UVA exposure. Broad spectrum sunscreens usually
contain a physical UV filter, like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Those two ingredients
seem to be the best, because they block UV rays and they do it right away. You don’t
have to wait a half hour for it to start working. Put it on and you’re protected. They don’t
get broken down by the sun, so you don’t have to put them on every hour like chemical
UV filters. Because they’re minerals, they don’t clog pores and, for the most part, they’re
water and sweat resistant thanks to the formulation. My favorite sunscreen is CHANEL
UV Essentiel. The texture is aesthetically great, and the protection it offers is superb.

Can you be exposed to sun damage indoors?

There are two different kinds of rays: UVA and UVB. We can see the effects of UVB right away in the form of sunburn or a suntan. UVB is a short wavelength that gets blocked by windows. If you’re inside, you aren’t exposed to UVB. But you are exposed to UVA, which also causes skin cancer and premature aging. I nicknamed UVA “the Silent Wrinkler.” It penetrates deeply, but doesn’t give you a tan or a burn. You have no idea that you’re getting exposed to it, but over the years, it accumulates and causes wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, skin cancer and all the other bad things that UVB rays cause, too. It would be nice to think we’re protected from UVA rays when we’re indoors, but we’re not necessarily. Some windows have UVA shields, but many don’t, including airplane windows and car windows. If you always have your broad-spectrum sunscreen on, you know that you’re protected. I always keep sunscreen in my purse for on-the-go re-application. It’s also a good idea to keep a bottle at your office.

What level of SPF do you recommend?

You can adjust the level of SPF to the season, the climate where you live, your skin tone and your lifestyle. If you have pale skin, you may want to use an SPF 30 or above in colder months and an SPF 50 in warmer months. In the summer and in warmer climates, I think everyone should wear an SPF 50. In winter, an SPF 20 would be fine if you live in a place where it’s cloudy most of the time or if you spend most of your daylight hours indoors. Use your best judgment. Personally, I wear CHANEL UV Essential with SPF 50 every day of the year. I’m very fair and even in the winter and on rainy days, I want to protect my skin from UV damage. The most important thing is that you wear some form of sunscreen with SPF 20 or above every day. People go out to lunch or they’re commuting in their car or they’re flying on an airplane and getting all kinds of sun exposure and don’t even realize it. That’s why being prepared and having that layer of protection on is a great idea.

Can I skip sunscreen if there’s SPF in my moisturizer?

You should always use a sunscreen in addition to your daily moisturizer, in my opinion. There are some products that are a combination moisturizer/sunscreen, but I think an added layer of protection in the form of a sunscreen is a good idea. Think of it as an extra bit of insurance.

How often should I reapply?

If you’re not going outside, you don’t have to reapply. But if you’re going out to lunch or out for a walk, apply sunscreen to any exposed skin. Put it on your face, your ears, your hands, your neck and don’t forget the tops of your feet.

What other steps can you take to prevent sun damage?

To prevent sun damage, it’s important, first, to know that it’s damaging and to not be in denial. Not to fool yourself into thinking that you’ll be able to undo it or fix it in the future. Yes, there are some things that we can do to address sun damage, but protection is critical if you want healthy skin. It’s good to think about sunscreen not just as sun protection, but as sun avoidance. Seeking shade is a really good idea. Walk on the shady side of the street. Wear sunglasses. When you’re walking in the shade and wearing sunglasses, you stop squinting; your whole face just relaxes. When your face relaxes, you’re not producing wrinkles around your eyes. None of this means you should stay inside and never enjoy the outdoors! Just protect yourself with a good broad-spectrum sunscreen, be mindful and have fun!


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August 1, 2013

Videos: Chanel Where Beauty Begins Campaign with Diane Kruger

chanel diane kruger where beauty begins
Chanel just debuted its new skincare ad campaign, called “Where Beauty Begins”, featuring Diane Kruger. You may remember that back in April, I posted that Diane Kruger would be the new face of Chanel skincare. Her natural beauty is a lovely canvas for the ad campaign.

Chanel states:

For CHANEL, beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. When you choose to believe in yourself. With the conviction that you are unique. Beauty begins with self-confidence.

CHANEL. Where beauty begins.

Here’s a video interview featuring Diane Kruger speaking about the new CHANEL Skincare campaign Where Beauty Begins… more will be released throughout the week.

Image: Grazia


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