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May 15, 2013

Sponsored: Style Refresh with Starbucks for the Summer

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I am a self-proclaimed coffee lover. If you don’t believe me just check out my bio on Twitter – it reads: “I love Chanel, coffee & chocolate.” There. It’s official. The only way I switch up my coffee is by temperature. When it’s cold out (or the A/C is on particularly high) I drink hot coffee. If it’s hot out then I’m opting for iced coffee. Since I live in California and we’ve been having great weather, I’ve already transitioned to iced coffee. And my iced coffee of choice? Starbucks – I have a gold card to prove it!

Now that I’ve updated my coffee game, it’s time for a “style refresh” for summer. I love switching out my closets when the seasons change because I get a clear ideal of what I need to update my wardrobe. Here are some things I do to update my look.

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Wear A Lighter Fragrance
When the weather gets warmer I like to wear a lighter fragrance. I tend to like heavier scents like Chanel Allure and Coco Noir but once the temperature rises I switch to Chanel Beige or Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. I feel that heavier scents in hot weather weigh you down. I like to brighten things up with scents that are airy and fresh.

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Protect Yourself
Sure, Coco Chanel made the tan chic but times are different now. I’m sure the skin police are making sure that you are wearing sunscreen year-round but when the weather is warmer, chances are you’re spending more time outside. With all the additional sun exposure it’s always a good idea to wear stronger sunscreen and to remember to re-apply. I’m also a big fan of wearing really light-weight cotton or linen long-sleeve shirts in the summer. My newest sunny style statement is a large-brimmed straw hat – just remember to keep it simple as Coco Chanel would have.

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Wear White to Show Off Your Tan
Just because you have to protect your skin doesn’t mean you can’t have a season-appropriate tan. There are lots of products on the market to mimic a natural glow – just stay away from those tanning beds. Once you have your (faux) natural glow, wearing white is the best way to make the biggest impact. No other color complements a tan the way white does.

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Bright Colors on My Nails and Lips
I know, it all goes back to the tan, right? But it’s true. Bold bright colors that evoke the sea and flowers are perfect for summer. Chanel’s current Summer 2013 butterfly-inspired collection is a perfect example. I love an orange coral color for nails and a bright pink lip. Perfect colors to take you from the beach to dinner.

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Red Shoes Are Perfect Any Time of Year
I have a thing for red shoes. Since I wear so many neutral colors – mainly black and white with some beige, grey and blue denim thrown in – I like to add a pop of color and my color of choice is usually red. And it comes in the form of my shoes. This summer I decided to break out my new Chanel red flats – they go perfectly with my cropped white jeans.

No look would be complete if you’re looking like a hot sweaty mess. So stay cool with your Starbucks® Iced Coffee beverage of choice – I know I will!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Glam and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Iced Coffee sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.

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May 13, 2013

Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 – Behind the Scenes Film

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes happenings before, during and after the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 Singapore collection presentation.

Soundtrack: Kid Creole and The Coconuts : “I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby” (ZE Records Mundo Ltda / BMG Songs / Shott In the Dark Music)

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Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 Singapore Collection

Last week Chanel presented its Cruise 2013/14 Singapore collection – see the full film of the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 fashion show below. It’s stunningly beautiful and a great way to see the details of the collection. Bravo Karl Lagerfeld!

Soundtrack:
Los Samplers: “Mambo Brillante” (Guilty76)
Willy Moon: “Shakin’ All Over” (Universal Music / EMI music publishing)
Kid Creole and The Coconuts: “I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby” (ZE Records Mundo Ltda / BMG Songs / Shott In the Dark Music)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux: “Wawa” (ZE Records Mundo Ltda)

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Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 – Celebrity Interviews

As always celebrities were in great attendance at the Cruise 2013/14 CHANEL show on May 9th in Singapore and were interviewed to hear their thoughts on the collection. We hear from the likes of Dakota Fanning, Rinko Kikuchi, Lindsey Wixson, Ashleigh Good, Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Siwon Choi, Anna Mouglalis, Clotilde Hesme, Ryeo-Won Jung, Stella Tennant and Caroline de Maigret. Looks like it was a fun time!

Interviews by Terence Lee, Editor, Nuyou Singapore, SPH Magazines

Soundtrack:
Los Samplers: “Mambo Brillante” (Guilty76)
Willy Moon: “Shakin’ All Over” (Universal Music / EMI music publishing)

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Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 – Karl Lagerfeld Interview

The Cruise 2013/14 fashion show took place on May 9th in Singapore and Alexandra Golovanoff interviewed Karl Lagerfeld about his thoughts on the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 Singapore collection. I loved everything he had to say – and look out for the handbag shaped like a Chanel Nº5 bottle – I die!

Soundtrack:
Willy Moon: “Shakin’ All Over” (Universal Music / EMI music publishing)

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May 10, 2013

Chanel Cruise 2013/2014 Beaute

Chanel Cruise 2013 2014 Beaute

The stand-out pop of color at the Chanel 2013-14 Cruise Singapore show was the blue eye makeup and bold eyeliner on the models. Chanel sent information on the items Peter Philips used to create the look for the Chanel 2013-14 Cruise Singapore – here’s how you can get the look. It looks like the only new product he used is the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 – all other items are in existing collections.

Chanel Cruise 2013 2014 Beaute

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 (Available August 2013)
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

The Eyes
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in True Blue
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Mascara in Noir
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Frivole

The Lips
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Black Satin

Chanel Cruise 2013 2014 Beaute

Chanel Cruise 2013 2014 Beaute

Chanel Cruise 2013 2014 Beaute

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Chanel Cruise 2013/2014 Collection

Yesterday Chanel presented is Cruise 2014 collection in Dempsey Hill, Singapore. The sweltering, year-round heat of the small island state makes it feel as if you are on permanent vacation, making it the perfect locale for a resort collection presentation.

The festivities began the night before, on Wednesday night when Chanel screened the premiere of “Once Upon a Time” in the courtyard of the historic Raffles Hotel. The next day, Chanelphiles were greeted with one of my favorite resort collections that I’ve seen.

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My absolute favorite look was the first look – one that you saw Keira Knightley wearing as Coco Chanel in “Once Upon a Time” – because it’s essentially a replica of a look that Coco Chanel herself wore. The jersey ensemble was one of her first apparel creations and she was pictured wearing the same look in Deauville.

Chanel Cruise 2014 Collection

What I loved about this collection was the simplicity and how Karl Lagerfeld really stayed true to the codes that Coco Chanel established. The palette was all black, white, beige and navy/denim with no other color in sight (which I loved by the way!). The models were draped in pearls and most wore some variation of a shoe with a toe-cap. The long side-swept bangs and shock of bright blue eye-makeup gave the timeless looks a bit of edge.

Check out the full collection for yourself below – remember to click on the first image and a slideshow will open up that you can click through.

Images: WWD

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May 8, 2013

“Once Upon A Time…” by Karl Lagerfeld

“Once Upon A Time…” by Karl Lagerfeld

Soundtrack:
“Ah ! Finalmente !” Extract from “Tosca”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Gottfried Hornik, Fernando Corena, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan ℗ 1980 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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“Io De´ Sospiri” Extract from “Tosca”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Wolfgang Bünten, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan ℗ 1980 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg

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May 6, 2013

Photo: Making of Once Upon A Time Film

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Chanel gives us a glimpse of the making of the film Once Upon a Time featuring Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel and directed by Karl Lagerfeld. The film debuts in 2 days – hang tight!

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Photos by Olivier Saillant

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April 29, 2013

Chanel Cruise 2013/14 Invitation

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Chanel will present its Cruise 2013/14 collection on May 9th, 2013 at the Loewen Cluster in Singapore. Chanel has just released an image of the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 invitation featuring a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld. I’m excited to see this collection!

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