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September 24, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection
Though we get to see the lovely Chanel accessories on runway photos I love seeing the close-up photos that Chanel posts online. Take a look at the gorgeous accessories in store now as part of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection…

Please click on the first image to see all of the images larger and in a slideshow.


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Filed under: Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 2:00 pm

September 20, 2012

Chanel Beauté Holiday 2012 – ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL

Chanel Beauté Holiday 2012 - ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL

The photos are here! We now have a first look at the Chanel Beauté Holiday 2012 collection. Intrigued by the alchemy of precious metals, Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, debuts a resplendent Holiday 2012 Collection, ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL.  Gold and bronze shade harmonies dust eyes with festive shimmer, while soft beige, pinks and deep reds set face, lips and nails aglow.

Here’s a breakdown of the products:

Chanel Beauté Holiday 2012 - ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL

Regard Signé de Chanel – Quadra Eye Shadow
This season’s eyeshadow palette is at once a gift, a jewel and the ideal accessory. Embossed with a quilted effect and the CC monogram, each powder eyeshadow is reminiscent of the classic Chanel jacket button. Deep, dense bronze-gold with a radiant sheen complements colours from violet-plum red to smoky taupe to pink, for the definitive look of holiday glamour. $65.00

Poudre Universelle Libre – Natural Finish Loose Powder
New peach shade lights the face with an incandescent warmth. $52.00

Chanel Beauté Holiday 2012 - ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL

Joues Contraste – Powder Blush
Delicate pink highlights cheeks for a festive glow. $43.00

Rouge Allure Velvet – Luminous Matte Lip Colour
Bold and intense with a matte effect, deep burgundy or velvety pink gives lips luxurious colour. $32.50

Chanel Beauté Holiday 2012 - ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL

I love that each holiday season gold plays a key role.  I’ve been waiting for months for the new Illustion d’Ombre in Apparence to come out – I can’t wait to wear it!  Fortunately, we don’t need to wait much longer, the ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL will be available at CHANEL.com, CHANEL Boutiques and department stores in October 2012.

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Filed under: Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 6:12 pm

Interview with Maïwenn, face of the CHANEL Eyewear Campaign

maiwenn chanel eyewear

Maïwenn, an emblematic figure in contemporary French cinema, is the new face of CHANEL’s 2012/13 Fall-Winter eyewear collection. I posted a look a the campaign photos back in July. Now, Chanel just released a video interview where Maïwenn discusses what it was like to work with Karl Lagerfeld and what she loves about Chanel…

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September 19, 2012

Chanel Links: August & September 2012

chanel links

Chanel Links!

I’ve been out of town most of the past month traveling for my other site MISS so I apologize for the sporadic posting. Of course, the Chanel news does not stop so here are the best tidbits of Chanel-related info from the past few weeks…

Top Coco Chanel quotes on The Smithsonian.com

chanel mini backpacks

It’s official, the 90′s are back – and the mini-backpacks are here to prove it! Another Mag

justine picardie

My favorite Coco Chanel biographer, Justine Picardie was named Harper’s Bazaar U.K.’s new editor-in-chief. WWD

chanel the little black jacket exhibitPhoto by Frederic David courtesy of Chanel

“The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld” is heading to London and will run from October 12-28 at the Saatchi Gallery. Artinfo

tokyo chanel camellia karl lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld took some great Chanel camellia photos in Tokyo for i-D Magazine.

A South Korean bar dubbed the “Chanel Business Bar” was ordered to pay Chanel damages for infringing on the Chanel Trademark. Telegraph

chanel 1932 fine jewelry dazed digital

Dazed Digital posted an exclusive shoot featuring the Chanel 1932 Fine Jewelry Collection. Dazed.

lady gaga chanel

Photos by Terry Richardson

Lady Gaga dressed as a black bird and posed in front of Chanel. MTV Style

vanessa paradis chanel jalouse

Vanessa Paradis wears Chanel and Maison Michel on the cover of Jalouse. Coco’s Tea Party

elizabeth olsen bullet

Elizabeth Olsen dons pink hair and Chanel for a Bullett photoshoot. Bullet.

coco chanel as a simpson

Earlier this year, our favorite fashion satirist AleXsandro Palombo illustrated Karl Lagerfeld as a Simpson. He now updates his illustrations with Coco Chanel as a Simpson. Humor Chic

gwen stefani chanel

Gwen Stefani used her Chanel Coco Cocoon bag to run errands. Daily Mail

The Luxury Institute conducted a survey and found that Chanel ranked hightest among women on the Luxury Brand Status Index and was the “leading brand for delivering the best customer experience, and the one most deserving of charging premium prices.” Fashion Broadway World

keira knightley chanel couture vogue cover

Keira Knightley is wearing a look from the Chanel Haute Couture “New Vintage” fall-winter 2012/13 collection on the cover of the October 2012 issue of Vogue.

chanel punk

Chanel will be one of the brands featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s spring 2013 exhibition “Punk: Chaos to Couture”. Telegraph

Alexander Khokhlov chanel face illustration

Alexander Khokhlov, a photographer from Moscow took beautiful black & white photos of a model with her face painted with cultural icons – Chanel included. Fubiz

chanel world tricot

In December 2009, I posted about a case brought by World Tricot against Chanel being thrown out of court. The appeals court “fined Chanel 200,000 euros in damages for stealing a design from a local knitwear supplier, overturning a 2009 ruling clearing the fashion house.” Chanel maintains that there was no copying but rather a misunderstanding. AFP

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September 11, 2012

Fashion in the Street: Chanel at New York Fashion Week SS13 – Part 1

la chanelphile chanel street shot
I’m in New York for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week and all of the attendees are dressed in their finest which usually includes some form of Chanel (in some cases something Chanel-inspired). Though I’m not able to shoot ALL of the Chanel I see, here’s a little taste of the Chanel accessories and the lovely ladies who wear them. More to come in the following days and weeks!

Click on the first image to view all of the photos larger and in a slideshow…

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Filed under: Fashion in the Street — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 4:09 am

September 9, 2012

Drop of Chanel N°5 – That’s All You Need

This video was uploaded by Chanel a while ago but then removed and then recently added again. Rather than featuring a famous face, the short film ad focuses on the iconic glass bottle. Chanel N°5 has been around so long that not much needs to be said – the fragrance can speak for itself – and in this ad it does…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 8:09 pm

September 6, 2012

Fashion’s Night Out – Les Twin-Sets de Chanel

les twin sets de chanel fno
This year Chanel did not have any actual events at their NYC boutiques, instead they launched Les Twin-Sets de Chanel to commemorate FNO and were open a bit later. I stopped by the boutique to see the colors first hand and they were very pretty up close and personal. I was able to only get one photo before the security guard informed me that I couldn’t take photos so sadly, I did not get a picture of the lipsticks. If you live near a Chanel boutique I would definitely stop in to see the new colors – I especially love La Provocante & Provocation. Which are your favorites?

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 7:56 pm

Chanel Video: Le Baudruchage – CHANEL N°5

chanel le baudruchage
Luxury is in all of the details…

Baudruchage, the final touch to an exquisite creation. In this meticulous procedure, a delicate seal, the “baudruche,” is placed around the neck of the bottle’s stopper. It is held in place with two rows of cotton thread and secured with a wax stamp bearing the double C. Only a handful of artisans, working within the CHANEL studio, know how to perform this precise art.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 6:43 pm

September 5, 2012

Keira Knightley in Chanel Couture at Anna Karenina Premiere

Last night Keira Knightley wore Chanel Haute Couture for the London premiere of her newest film, Anna Karenina. The cream, sheer, floral gown was from the Chanel Fall 2012 Haute Couture collection. She looked lovely and wore the it well. I love the dress but I don’t love the belt – on the runway or off. Either way, she still looks gorgeous in Chanel.

Runway Image: Style
Keira Image: Just Jared

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture,Chanel on the Red Carpet — La Chanelphile @ 5:27 pm

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color Collection
New ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour represents the next generation of the classic ROUGE ALLURE lipstick. Its stunning colour is the result of a concentration of ultra-thin pigments, specially designed to magnify shade intensity. Lighter hues have a unique presence, revealing nuances and depth. Darker tones heighten the drama, with audacity and pure elegance for an ultra-feminine effect.

Colour brilliance is only part of the story of new ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour. Special hydrating agents and antioxidants, rich in green tea and sappan wood, leave lips supple and protected for lasting comfort, while tea butter ensures colour endures for the ultimate wear. A range of sixteen seductively intense shades, from a delicate beige to a black-red.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color Collection

ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour retails for $34.00 and is available now at CHANEL.com, CHANEL Boutiques and department stores. You can read a review of the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminouse Intense Lip Color Collection on MISS.

Watch below as Lisa Eldridge shows you how to wear the reds of the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminouse Intense Lip Color Collection.

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