Quantcast

La Chanelphile

October 14, 2012

New CHANEL N°5 Ad with Brad Pitt – There You Are

brad pitt chanel no5

Chanel premiered the new Chanel N°5 ad featuring Brad Pitt. Contrary to the usual format, this is the first fragrance ad campaign featuring a man for a women’s fragrance. When I first heard that Brad Pitt was the face of Chanel N°5 I wasn’t in love with the idea and when I first saw the ad it was not my favorite. But, the more I think about it, the more I like it. It’s lingering on my mind – very much like the scent of Chanel N°5.

The ad features Brad Pitt – and the only thing close to special effects is the play on light. Sometimes he’s well lit and sometimes there’s a bit more of shadow. He stand looking off speaking abstractly, but then you realize he is talking about a woman who is as he says “My luck, my fate, my fortune…” Though he may be apart from his lady, her memory and her scent is always with him.

The new Chanel N°5 ad is directed by Joe Wright, the director of Atonement, Anna Karenina and the two Coco Mademoiselle ads featuring Keira Knightley. Wright was commissioned to direct several short commercial films each evoking the memories, thoughts and dreams of a man being seduced by a fragrance. In short, Wright stated, ““Each resembles a short poem.”

Though many of the comments on Youtube are less than complimentary, now that I’ve had some time to watch the ad a few times I think that the comments of naysayers are nearsighted. First, when people are confronted with something different, the knee-jerk reaction is always negative. When confronted with something unfamiliar people feel uncomfortable and it’s easier to say you don’t like something rather than think about what it is that you like or dislike.

More importantly, I think that selling a women’s fragrance by having a man talk about a woman and her fragrance is really smart. Wearing perfume is one of the oldest tricks in the play book of seduction – hearing a man talk about how successful a scent is sounds like a really clever way to market it.

What do you think about the new ad?? Comment below!

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:56 pm

October 12, 2012

Chanel Fine Jewelry 1932 “Bijoux de Diamants” Anniversary Collection

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Photo from T Magazine

Earlier this week Chanel hosted a dinner to open the NYC exhibit of the 80th Anniversary of the Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants. I’ve been searching online to see as many pieces as possible and though I haven’t found all eighty, I have found some dazzling pieces that are exquisite. Taking inspiration from the things that inspired Coco Chanel, the collection features the sun, comets, feathers, fringes and ribbons/knots. The jewelry is mesmerizing and I’ve been looking at it all day and can look at it for days to come. I also came across some great videos including one featuring actual footage of the 1932 collection. The voice over is in French but there are some great shots in there. Enjoy!

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Photo from Vogue France

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Photo from Refinery 29

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Photo from Style

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants Anniversary Collection

Photo from Refinery 29


1932, naissance de Chanel Joaillerie by VOGUEPARIS

Photo Sources
Beauty Daily
Refinery 29
Vogue France
Style
T Magazine

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:52 am

October 11, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit

I recently posted the behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Press Kit and here are the fruits of the teams’ labor.  I love the combo of color and black and white photos and we finally get a good look at those amazing sunglasses with Coco on them!  All photos by the illustrious Karl Lagerfeld and featuring model Stef van der Laan.
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press KitChanel Spring Summer 2013 Press KitChanel Spring Summer 2013 Press KitChanel Spring Summer 2013 Press KitChanel Spring Summer 2013 Press KitChanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:04 am

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel sent images of Karl Lagerfeld photographing Stef van der Laan for the Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit.  I love seeing candid photos of everyone behind-the-scenes at work and it’s a great way to get a glimpse of the process.  You can also catch some details of the collection in the close ups – all photos by Olivier Saillant.

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

All photos courtesy of Chanel by OLIVIER SAILLANT

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:54 am

October 10, 2012

Chanel “Bijoux de Diamants” 80th Anniversary NYC Dinner

CHANEL FINE JEWELRY celebrates its 80th anniversary of the “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created by Gabrielle Chanel

Nora Zehetner

Last night Chanel celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the “ Bijoux de Diamants” collection, originally created by Gabrielle Chanel in 1932 with the presentation of 80 new High-Jewelry pieces at a dinner reception in NYC. The guests included Michael Avedon, Jen Brill, Rose Byrne, Alexa Chung, Prince Pierre d’Arenberg, Linda Evangelista, Blake Lively, Anh Duong, Elle Fanning, Frederic Fekkai, Diane Kruger, Leigh Lezark, Nemo Librizzi, Caroline Sieber, Mario Sorrenti & Mary Frey and Lindsey Wixson.

Entitled “1932”, this exceptional collection clearly displays the full scope of the creativity and know-how of High Jewelry at CHANEL. These 80 pieces draw their inspiration from motifs and symbols that colored Mademoiselle Chanel’s imagination. Their magical constellations of white, yellow and black diamonds, blue and pink sapphires and pearls project us into the very heart of a cosmic fantasy within a dream-like and timeless universe.

Comets, stars, suns, fringes, fountains, ribbons and feathers all form the stylistic vocabulary of CHANEL FINE JEWELRY. Today, there’s a new addition, the lion – that great protector – Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite animal and her star sign Leo – she was born on August 19th.

Inspired and visionary, in the same manner as the original “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created 80 years ago, these new jewelry pieces strongly express the unique creative spirit that characterizes High Jewelry at CHANEL. The excellence and mastery of technique that each piece demands, enables CHANEL FINE JEWELRY to advance and push forward its taste for perfection and ultimate luxury.

Photos by Will Ragozzino and Joe Schildhorn courtesy of Chanel. CHANEL FINE JEWELRY celebrates its 80th anniversary of the “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created by Gabrielle Chanel. Everyone is wearing Chanel Fine Jewelry.

Share on Tumblr

October 8, 2012

Chanel No5 Ad Campaign with Brad Pitt Teaser Videos

Chanel No5 Brad Pitt
Today Chanel released three teaser videos of the new Chanel N°5 ad campaign featuring Brad Pitt. The three videos each show an image of Brad Pitt next to a question which he reads.  We are told we’ll get the answer next Monday, October 15th, 12.01am Paris time. I can’t wait to see this campaign because “for the first time” a man will be the face of a women’s fragrance.  Not only a first for Chanel, but a first for the industry.  Here are the three videos – can’t wait to get the answers on Monday!

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 2:36 pm

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Behind the Scenes Video

Chanel recently shared a video showing the behind the scenes action of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 runway show and making of the press kit. I can’t get enough of those glasses!! Enjoy!

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:04 am

October 7, 2012

CHANEL N°5 – For the first time – Inside CHANEL

Photo by Jacques Giral – Courtesy of Chanel

For the first time, CHANEL tells its story online at http://Inside-Chanel.com

Chapter 1: the legend of N°5. Journey back in time through the CHANEL archives into the heart of this magical perfume, beginning with the revolutionary moment of its creation.

What better way to prepare for the launch of the new Chanel N°5 campaign featuring Brad Pitt than by celebrating the iconic perfume’s history?

Chanel No 5

Photo by Daniel Jouanneau – Didier Roy

The Story of Chanel N°5 in English:

The Story of Chanel N°5 in French:

Share on Tumblr

October 4, 2012

Inside Chanel – The Story of Coco & the Chanel Brand

inside chanel coco chanel timeline

Chanel always seems to launch a bunch of things at once. Just off the heels of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection, Chanel is launching Inside Chanel, a website which gives the inside story of Coco Chanel and the Chanel brand. Right now, the site includes a timeline that documents Coco Chanel from her birth to her death – with all of her milestones in between. The timeline covers the rest of the brands history covering the launch of new product lines, fragrances and notable hires like Jacques Polge and Karl Lagerfeld. Chapter One focuses on the story of Chanel No.5 and has vintage photos of old Chanel ads along with a video. See the website for yourself at Inside-Chanel.com.
Inside Chanel Trailer in English:

Inside Chanel Trailer in French:

Share on Tumblr
Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Media,Coco Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:30 pm

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show Beauty

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show Beauty

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Pearls played a huge part in the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear so it’s no surprise that the makeup was luminous and iridescent like pearls. I loved the large pearls in the models’ hair – very similar to the pearls from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection only larger. To learn how to make similar pins, check out my post on DIY Chanel-Inspired pearl hairpins.

Usually the first thing I look for is the new Le Vernis but all the images I could find looked like the models were just wearing a clear top coat or a traditional French manicure. We learn below that there is a new color that was used – not sure what Eastern Light looks like but I’ll keep you posted!

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE COMPACTE Natural Finish Pressed Powder

The Eyes
EXCLUSIVE CREATION ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Platine Précieux – “Souffle de Liberté” Collection (Available at specific point of sales in March 2013)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Longlasting Eyeliner in Ebène
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Graphite
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Mascara in Noir
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
No blush

The Lips
ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Gracile
LEVRES SCINTILLANTES Glossimer in Plaisir

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Eastern Light – “Hong Kong” Collection (Available at specific points of sale in February 2013)
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Ballerina
BEAUTE DES ONGLES Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer

Photos from Style.com unless otherwise noted.

Share on Tumblr
Page 22 of 110« First...10...2021222324...304050...Last »