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July 19, 2012

Chanel Autumn Melody Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

Chanel has released a new campaign and microsite called Autumn Melody and gives us a look at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection. The campaign is shot by Karl Lagerfeld and features models Lindsay Wixson & Edie Campbell. You can see the images below or on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection Autumn Melody website.

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chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

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July 18, 2012

1932 – Chanel 80th Anniversary Bijoux de Diamants Exhibition

chanel 1932 jewlery collection
Back in February I mentioned that Chanel was celebrating the 80th anniversary of Coco Chanel’s only fine jewelry collection created in 1932 called the Bijoux de Diamants collection. To commemorate the anniversary, Chanel has designed a collection of fine jewelry inspired by Coco Chanel’s jewelry designs featuring five themes that were Coco’s signatures: the sun, comets, feathers, fringes and ribbons/knots. The designers added a sixth theme – the lion – because Coco Chanel was a Leo and surrounded herself with portrayals of lions. The collection is now on display in an exhibit called simply “1932″.

chanel 1932 jewlery collection

Only one piece remains from Coco Chanel’s original 1932 collection – a comet brooch – and the brooch is on display at the 1932 exhibit. The exhibit is on display at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris starting September 14 – 23, 2012. The exhibit will travel to New York in October and to Tokyo in November. I hope that I can make the New York exhibit! You can see a bit of the exhibit in the video below.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:40 am

Sponsored Post: Ultrabook™ Inspired by Intel – the LBD of Computers

vintage chanel belt Vintage Chanel belt

When I was asked by Intel to snap and share images of designs that inspire my love of fashion it was a no brainer. As a Chanelphile, you can see Coco Chanel’s influence everywhere in how women dress almost one-hundred years after she started designing. Today, I’m sharing with you some pieces from my closet – most are Chanel – some are just Chanel-inspired – but all reflect my love of the Double C.

chanel j12 chromaticChanel J12 Chromatic

What I love most about Chanel are the design elements that were so important to Coco Chanel – simplicity, functionality and comfort. Her classic designs look as modern today as they did sixty years ago. And like all good design, her works don’t just look good, they feel good and are comfortable.

chanel inspired sweaterChanel-inspired sweater

In some ways the Ultrabook™ inspired by Intel is like a classic little black dress in your closet. It’s dependable and can run for hours and standby for days. At less than an inch thick, the lightweight and highly portable Ultrabook™ is easy to grab and go anywhere and probably much smaller than your favorite bag that you carry your life in. The Ultrabook™ wakes up in a flash, so you get quick access to your favorite content by going from zero to go in seconds.

chanel pearl necklaceChanel pearl necklace

I hope you enjoy the images of some of my favorite Chanel and Chanel-inspired pieces from my closet. Keep up with me on Instagram by follwing me @MissGDK.

black bow headbandBlack bow headband

chanel cuffChanel cuff

chanel inspired bow topChanel-inspired bow top

chanel camellia red rain bootsChanel camellia red rain boots

chanel camellia wallet with chainChanel camellia wallet with chain

chanel hoop earringsChanel hoop earrings

Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 3:47 am

July 17, 2012

Chanel Opens Covent Garden Pop-Up Shop

chanel covent garden pop up shop

On July 24th, Chanel is opening a pop-up shop in the heart of Covent Garden just in time for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The shop will be home to many exciting activities, events and products as it stays open through December 2012. On opening day, you’ll see mimes wearing Chanel jewelry pointing the way to the Chanel boutique which will have the limited edition makeup collection Bleu Illusion.

Chanel is rumored to have teamed up for a fragrance collaboration with a local flower stall. Vouge UK reported:

In addition to exclusive new products, which will launch at the boutique over the next seven months, planned highlights will include a Chanel treasure hunt; educational workshops; consultations with leading Chanel make-up experts; a luxurious space dedicated to facials and pampering; an outdoor area that will recreate the look and atmosphere of being backstage at one of the label’s catwalk shows; and a very special festive surprise come Christmas.

Chanel will also be announcing more events throughout the coming months so stay tuned for more exciting news! I can’t wait to see more. I’ll keep you posted.

chanel covent garden pop up shop

Sources: Telegraph & Vogue UK

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:35 am

July 16, 2012

First Look: Maïwenn for Chanel Eyewear Campaign

chanel maiwenn eyewear

Last month I wrote that Karl Lagerfeld had chosen Maïwenn to be the face of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 eyewear campaign.  I recently found images online of the campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld featuring a very natural looking Maïwenn wearing little makeup and with tousled hair.  Maïwenn stated:  “I had just come back from holiday, so I was feeling great…Maybe that’s the reason it looks simple, natural and spontaneous. And I think I’m wearing hardly any makeup — just a touch of concealer.”

chanel maiwenn eyewear

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 eyewear campaign features the Tweed collection of glasses which features tweed molded onto the rubber stems of glasses.  This is the first look at the Tweed eyewear collection that I’ve seen and I can’t wait to see more.  I’m sure Chanel used the latest process to give the most realistic look.

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 eyewear collection will retail for about “200 euros to 380 euros, or $415 to $492 at current exchange.”  The campaign is set to publish in magazines starting in September issues when the glasses will be available for sale.

Source: WWD

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July 13, 2012

Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 07.13.12

MISS NEWS

Hello! It was so nice to have a week off and spend time with my husband and daughter. This week was back to the grind but it doesn’t hurt when you love what you do. Last week Chanel presented its Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture collection and on Lil’ Miss I’m writing about all things summer. Here’s some fun news to share from MISS and Lil’ Miss

MISS

Santigold debuted a new video for her single KeepersSantigold “Keepers” Video

Joyrich released its Fall/Winter 2012 look book – Joyrich Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Look Book

Hear my whine about nail art’s trendiness – My Two Cents: The Nail Art Takeover Is Making Me Sad

This is what I look like on the weekends – and yes, it involves Chanel – Mirror, Mirror: Weekend Casual July 2012

Lil’ Miss

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling – Mama’s Kitchen: Complete Dinner – Veggies, Fruit and All on the Grill!

Lego’s aren’t just for kids – It’s a Lego World! Cool Lego-Inspired Designs

Have a great weekend!

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Filed under: Chanel — La Chanelphile @ 4:18 am

Flash Back Friday: Coco Chanel’s Scottish Getaway Gets a Facelift

coco chanel duke of westminster

In 1923 Coco Chanel met the Duke of Westminster – at the time the wealthiest man in Britain – and the two began a love affair that lasted for most of the remainder of the 1920s. Coco Chanel took time between fittings and collections to visit her lover at the Duke’s vast array of estates. In 1926, he purchased Rosehall Mansion and he let Coco Chanel decorate it to her taste. Two years later, as the relationship was cooling the Duke of Westminster sold Rosehall and since then, has had successive owners and has fallen into disuse and disrepair over the last sixty years. Now, architect firm Bell Ingram has been hired to resuscitate Rosehall’s prior grandeur and transform it into a boutique hotel.

coco chanel rosehall scotland

The director of the project, Iain Cram said his challenge was to meet the requirements of the Highland Council while still trying to “preserve and reinstate the Chanel influence.” Because Rosehall is the only property outside continental Europe with interiors designed by Coco Chanel (and reportedly the home of Scotland’s first bidet), Rosehall is a treasure in Coco Chanel history. Though Rosehall has seen better days, a template of sorts remains in the way of Coco Chanel’s designs including remnants of deep beige wallpaper, hand-painted French wallpaper and even a green color scheme used for the cloakroom – all of these remaining details will help guide the design process.

coco chanel rosehall scotland

Cram stated:

However while it will be impossible to save all the features, we have a real chance to restore this cultural gem to something like its former glory. Our aim is to work very closely with planners to try to utilise every possible remaining feature of the building to ensure its conservation, as well as preserving the influence of Chanel as far as possible…We don’t know what the final interior design will look like, but we do know that it will have a strong nod to the 1920’s era and the time when Coco Chanel lived there.

coco chanel rosehall scotland

I’m glad that Rosehall will be revived to its former glory and I hope the designers do stay true to Coco Chanel’s aesthetic. One of my dreams is to put together a “Coco Chanel” tour and visit or stay in the places she stayed. I hope one day that includes Rosehall Mansion.

coco chanel rosehall scotland

coco chanel rosehall scotland

coco chanel rosehall scotland

To see more wonderful photos of what remains of Rosheall mansion, please visit this Rosehall House – Coco Chanel Interiors Photo Stream by Dazzababes. All photos of Rosehall in this post are from this photo stream.

Source: Deadline News
Source: Telegraph

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Filed under: Coco Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:12 am

July 12, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 VIPs

Anna Mouglalis Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2012

As always, Chanel had some very important people attending the presentation of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 collection. I noticed that Sofia Coppola was in attendance which I haven’t seen before. She designed a capsule collection for Louis Vuitton and directed fragrance films for Dior – I’m wondering if Karl Lagerfeld has any plans on working with her for an upcoming fragrance campaign? Chanel has a long history of working with film directors for their fragrance films – we shall see. In any case, here’s a who’s who and what they wore provided by Chanel….

The following celebrities attended the Haute-Couture FW 2012/2013 show at the Grand Palais on July 3rd at 10am:

Anna MOUGLALIS wore a black short dress from the FW 2012/13 Collection with “Tweed” earring in 18-karat white gold, black and white diamonds and cultured pearls, and a “Collerette” bracelet and “Ruban” ring, both in 18-karat white gold and black and white diamonds by CHANEL Fine Jewelry. She was also carrying a CHANEL clutch.

Caroline SIEBER wore a white tweed dress, look 5 from the Paris Bombay Collection with a Maison Michel hat.

Poppy DELEVINGNE wore a white shirt with a blue skirt from the Cruise Versailles Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL clutch.

Alexa CHUNG wore a short tweed skirt from the Cruise Versailles Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL bag.

Inès De LA FRESSANGE wore a white tweed jacket from the Paris Bombay Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL bag.

Clotilde HESME wore a black & white short dress from the FW 2012/13 Pre-Collection. She was carrying a yellow Boy Bag.

Laetitia CASTA wore a short black Haute-Couture dress.

The socialite Lucie DE LA FALAISE wore a cream tweed jacket with CHANEL shoes. She was also carrying a chanel bag.

Lun-Mei KWAN wore a white short dress, look 12 from the Rtw SS 2012 Collection with CHANEL shoes.

The Russian blogger Miroslava DUMA wore the coat of look 37 from the Paris Bombay Collection. She also wore a Paris Bombay Head Piece.

The following celebrities attended the Haute-Couture FW 2012/2013 show at the Grand Palais on July 3rd at 12pm :

MAIWENN wore a black dress from the FW 2012/2013 Pre-Collection.

Zhou XUN wore a fuchsia top from the look 12 FW Haute-Couture 2011/12 Collection a “Perles de Rosée” bracelet in 18-karat white gold, diamonds, spinels, moonstones and cultured pearls by CHANEL Fine Jewelry. She wa also carrying a CHANEL clutch.

The Japanese actress Rinko KIKUCHI wore a grey dress and a jacket, look 23 from the FW Haute-Couture 2011/12 Collection.

She also wore a “Camelia” ring in 18-karat white gold, diamonds and onyx, as well as a “Camélia brodé” earring in 18-karat white gold and diamonds by CHANEL Fine Jewelry.

The film director Sofia COPPOLA wore a blouse from the FW 2012/2013 Pre-Collection with CHANEL bracelets. She was also carrying a CHANEL bag.

Diane KRUGER wore a blue short dress, look 1 from the Cruise Versailles Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL clutch and wore an earring from the Cruise Versailles Collection.

Caroline DE MAIGRET wore a leather black jacket with a long white dress, look 57 from the Cruise Antibes Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL clutch.

Joana PREISS wore a blue jacket, look 5 from the Cruise Versailles Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL Boy Bag.

Clémence POESY wore a short black CHANEL Haute-Couture dress. She was also carrying a CHANEL bag.

Ana GIRARDOT wore a chiffon dress, look 72 from the Rtw SS 2012 Collection. She also wore CHANEL shoes.

Milla JOVOVICH wore a pale pink top matching a skirt, look 25 from the Cruise Versailles Collection. She was also carrying a CHANEL clutch and wore CHANEL shoes.

The following celebrities also attended the show:

Michelle VIOLY HARPER, Joshua JACKSON, Edgar RAMIREZ, Michael PITT, Vanessa TRAINA, Lou DOILLON


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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:50 am

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel’s fall-winter 2012/13 haute couture look book features model-turned-musician-turned-model Jamie Bochert. The look book was shot by Karl Lagerfeld as is customary. For fall-winter 2012/13 the photos are in black and white and in some ways, I feel the lack of color actually makes the details stand out more. Rather than being distracted by color, you are able to focus on what is important. Jamie Bochert’s statuesque silhouette is the perfect canvas for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 haute couture collection. See the rest of the images below…
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:26 am

July 11, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 Fittings

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 Fittings

Chanel is giving us very special inside looks for the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 collection – first we saw a glimpse of backstage and now we can see the inner workings of Chanel fittings. The hallmark of haute couture is fittings – each piece is made specifically for one person and is custom fit. Here’s an inside look with photos by Benoit Peverelli for Chanel.

Images by Benoit Peverelli for Chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:07 am
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