La Chanelphile

June 4, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Designing Two Wedding Dresses for Lily Allen

lily allen chanel necklaceIt’s a dilemma that every bride faces – will the dress be classic or modern? Lily Allen isn’t immune to the conundrum so she’s having Karl Lagerfeld design two wedding dresses. One dress is an ivory full-length lace gown and the other is a shorter, modern dress. The two dresses are costing the soon-to-be Mrs. Cooper £38,000.

A source close to Allen stated:

In the end, Karl suggested she get one of each and decide on the morning which she’ll wear down the aisle. At the moment it looks as though she will plump for the more classic, vintage gown with a small train for the ceremony, and then change straight after the service into a shorter, tighter number….The latter will be more in keeping for the evening party and will allow her to dance more freely.

It’s a growing trend for brides to get two dresses – one for the ceremony and one for the reception. I can’t wait to see Lily Allen’s dresses. I have to admit, I’m more excited about seeing her dress than I was to see Kate Middleton’s dress!


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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 7:44 pm

June 3, 2011

The Story Behind Chanel No. 5 On The BBC

Last week, the BBC posted a radio segment and article on the story behind Chanel No.5.  If you haven’t heard it I would definitely give it a listen below.  The iconography and branding of Chanel No.5 is one of my favorites – of any product – so I put together some of my favorite Chanel No.5 images.  Some are vintage ads, some are product shots, some are works of art inspired by the fragrance.  Enjoy!

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Source for Audio: BBC

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:04 am

June 2, 2011

Assouline Chanel Three Book Set, Special Edition with Chanel Slipcase

assouline chanel three book set with chanel slipcase

I love collecting books on Chanel – Mademoiselle was such a fascinating artist and I love all of her creations.  When I found out about the special edition of Chanel books by Assouline, I had to have it.  One problem though – the three book set retails for $550!  Why so much?  Easy – it’s all in the quilting.

Chanel produced a “luxe slipcase … made of genuine black quilted leather and adorned with a metal Chanel logo” exclusively for Assouline.  The slipcase houses three editions celebrating Chanel’s revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume.  One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle Chanel invented a style that was synonymous with modernity and chic and this three book set does her legacy justice.  Written by Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline, each book is 80 pages with 60 images and the quilted slipcase measures 6.5 x 9.5″.

You can purchase the Chanel three book set and slipcase on the Assouline website.  If it’s beyond your budget, you can get the three books – sans Chanel quilted slipcase – on Amazon for $47.


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance,Chanel Jewelry,Chanel Media,Coco Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:03 am

June 1, 2011

Chanel Ads Styled by Carine Roitfeld – Sneak Peek

carine roitfeld for chanel

Back in April I mentioned that former French Vogue EIC Carine Roitfeld would be styling the Chanel Fall-Winter 2010/11 ad campaign featuring Freja Beha Erichson.  Images from the campaign have begun to surface online and they definitely look a bit different from the ones that Karl art directs.   Instead of shooting outside, on white seamless or in 31 Rue Cambon, the ads show Freja in a photobooth, presumable taking photos of herself.  It’s kind of like a dream, within a dream I suppose.  Perhaps inspired by Inception?   I can’t wait to see these in the glossies in the next few weeks.  What do you think of them?

P.S. – I love the Chanel mask!  Freja looks like a Chanel superhero!

carine roitfeld for chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:48 am

May 31, 2011


chanel ring
A Brooklyn woman is suing Chanel for unspecified damages when her finger got stuck in a ring she was trying on at the Chanel store on 57th Street.  Then New York Post states:

Rosy Mizrachi Gindi had to be taken to the emergency room after staff at the store couldn’t slip the ring off her hand.

Gindi spent three or four hours at the hospital, where medical staff managed to get the ring off without cutting it, said her lawyer, Michael David.

The ring was worth “at least $10,000. It could have been a lot more,” said David, who didn’t know the exact price.

I love the U.S. but I hate how litigious it can be.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — La Chanelphile @ 7:09 pm

Kirsten Dunst Wears Chanel on Visit to Turkey

kirsten dunst chanel haute couture spring 2011

Kirsten Dunst is riding the Chanel wave from the Cannes Film Festival across the Mediterranean to Turkey where she’s been spotted wearing Chanel to two events.  Dunst wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Spring 2011 collection to a Courtney Love performance that she attended with Ryan McGinley. She seems to like this collection – because this is the second dress from this collection that she’s worn that features the sheer panels and intricate beading. The delicateness of the dresses complement the delicateness of the actresses features. She also looks really nice in the pale cream/pink/white colors that she’s been wearing.

kirsten dunst chanel resort 2011/12 antibesDunst also attended a presentation of the Chanel Paris-Byzance Métiers d’Art collection at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel wearing a cream dress from the recent Chanel 2011/12 resort collection shown in Antibes.  How wonderful to see the Paris-Byzance collection in the place that inspired the collection!   I love this dress – especially the hem and sleeve length – so elegant yet sexy – reminds me of the 1940s.  I do however think that the dress might be a little tight on Kirsten in the bust area – either that or the way she’s posing is making the dress bunch up a bit in the neckline area.

I’m wondering if Kirsten Dunst wearing all this Chanel is a prelude to a campaign?  I suppose only time will tell…

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2011 amfAR Gala.

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture and Chanel Beauté at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Images of Kirsten Dunst via Just Jared.

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Chanel J12 Chromatic Video

A while back I posted about the new Chanel J12 Chromatic – what a gorgeous combination of innovation, quality and design! Now you can see the video and learn more information on the Chanel J12 Chromatic microsite.

Info & Images on the Chanel J12:

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:29 am

May 27, 2011

Enjoy the Weekend!

chanel hamburger fast food

This weekend is Memorial Day in the US – also known as the unofficial start of summer.  I’m going to barbecue, spend time with the family, go to a museum and have a hamburger – or two.  I’ll be back on Tuesday – enjoy the weekend!



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Filed under: Chanel — La Chanelphile @ 5:01 am

May 26, 2011

Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/12 Makeup: Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel

Illusions d'Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup

Illusions d'Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2011-12 makeup collection called Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel has started surfacing online and it looks lovely. It’s a great match for the dark, smoldering Fall-Winter 2011/12 ready-to-wear collection. The lips and cheeks are pretty neutrals while the eyeshadows are smokey and rich. We’ve seen Le Vernis courtesy of nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson and they shimmer like the minerals they are named after. The most exciting part of the collection are individual eyeshadow pots; the eyeshadows have a creamy texture and the colors are gorgeous. They seem like they would look nice on any eye color and I especially love Mirifique (black), Illusoire (eggplant) and Epatant (olive green).


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:32 pm

Chanel Chance Commercials – Then & Now

chanel chance
Anne V is back for a Chanel Chance reprieve. She was in the original Chance ad campaign, and ten years later she’s back and looking great. The new ad is directed by Jean-Paul Goude. Earlier this week Anne V stated, via her Twitter account: “I feel so happy to be a part of Chanel family again and honored that 10 years later they have me back again in their Chance commercial.”


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:27 am
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