More shots of the Mademoiselle bag ad campaign, featuring Blake Lively, have been revealed. The 3 new photos show Blake with three different bags – one black Mademoiselle bag, one light blue (or grey?) Mademoiselle bag, and the third looks like either a small clutch or wallet. All the photos are taken on the legendary staircase at 31 Rue Cambon. These photos are just as lovely as the first three we saw last week. What do you think? Which do you like better?
There’s also a short product video that just features the bag – no Blake Lively – I guess they save the longer product films with actresses for their fragrance campaigns. Nonetheless, the video does a nice job of showing us the beautiful quality and details of the Mademoiselle bag – while also reminding you of the other Chanel products you can fill your bag with.
StyleCaster teamed up with model Crystal Renn for a 3 part cover series entitled, “Crystal Renn: Identity”– a week-long editorial project, in collaboration with film and video photographers Dusan Reljin, Cameron Krone and Jason Last.
Oooh! First look at the new Coco Mademoiselle ad campaign featuring Keira Knightley directed by Joe Wright. The two worked together on Pride & Prejudice. So exciting. It looks like it’s going to be good – it seems Keira is playing a “Chanel Superwoman.” The ad rolls out on March 21st…
Earlier this week we showed you the first ad image that was shown online of Blake Lively in the Chanel Mademoiselle handbag campaign. Today, Chanel News released behind the scenes images and The Cut showed two more ad images. The other ad images feature bags in other colors and Blake Lively looks gorgeous in them. It looks like my hunch was right and Karl Lagerfeld shot the ad on the staircase at 31 Rue Cambon. What a lucky girl! Blake is the face of Chanel handbags AND she got to see the legendary staircase (and probably the apartment too!).
I must say though, the behind the scenes photos are just as beautiful. Shot in black and white, I think they are strong enough to be ads as well – in some ways I prefer them. What do you think?
I know, I know, from the moment you know Chanel is debuting a new collection the question at the tip of everyone’s lips is: What is the new nail color??? Well, the new nail color is called Graphite and will be in stores in July. It seems a bit lighter than Steel and a bit more gold than Black Pearl – very nice color – can’t wait to get it on my fingertips.
Here’s a breakdown of the products that Peter Philips developed for the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 collection…
Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Epatant – (available July 2011)
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Mirifique– (available July 2011)
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Fantasme– (available July 2011)
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine – (available July 2011)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
CRAYONS SOURCILS (available July 2011)
INIMITABLE MASCARA in Noir
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer in Natural
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET in La Furtive- (available November 2011)
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Graphite – (available July 2011)
Image Source: Chanel, photos to Vincent Lappartient
For the Chanel Spring 2011 show, Karl took us to the grayscale gardens of the black and white move Last Year in Marienbad. For Fall-Winter 2011/2012, the gray gardens of spring were transformed to black, smoldering volcanic-like rock. Models walked a wooden runway that ran a great length of the Grand Palais with smoke rising from beneath their feet with the images of scorched trees etched (appropriately enough) onto the backdrop. All this set to the backdrop of “Michel Gaubert’s thundering orchestral revision of the Cure’s seminal goth classic ‘A Forest’”. (Style.com) The backdrop and the music set the stage (pun intended) for the somber palette of the Fall-Winter collection.
When I first went through the collection my first thought was “this is real clothing.” Of course all the shows feature real clothing, but this was different. I always gush about how I want everything – and usually it would be to wear to glamorous red carpet events – that I’m not actually going to. But the clothing in this show was stuff I could actually wear – in real life.
Coco Chanel was heavily influenced by menswear but her collections, as well as Karl’s are usually very feminine. This time, the boy meets girl vibe of the show wasn’t very frilly at all. Stretch denim jeans paired with motorcycle boots and utility jumpsuits gave the collection a tough edge. Utility boots with attached wide, wool, slouchy cuffs gave all the looks an otherwise refined look a casual twist. Wide leg trousers with cuffs above the ankle paired with simple shoes (reminiscent of the pointy toe flats we saw at the Spring Couture show) was the most feminine take of the menswear inspired collection.
I’ve always been a fan of jumpsuits and to see so many on the Chanel runway – in so many different fabrications was very exciting. From tweed to quilted leather, the jumpsuit went from “ladies who lunch” to moto-chic. I liked the way Karl played with proportions – lots of shrunken jackets layered over longer jackets (some were two in one), wide, slouchy trousers and big rounded shoulders emphasized small waists. I wouldn’t quite call this a grunge moment, but I think it will be the closest we’ll ever see Chanel get to grunge.
The accessories, as usual, were very exciting for me. There seems to be some new bag silhouettes, a boxy one in an array of sizes with varying lengths of chain strap. It’s a pretty simple leather silhouette with an interesting clasp (not the usual CC). There was also a small, round, quilted leather bag that models held as if they were bouquets. Brooches added embellishment everywhere from waists to hair and it would be a Chanel show without gloves – lace ones! We also found lace in unexpected places like headbands – so pretty! The shoes were interesting and ran the gamut from heels to motorcycle boots. I loved the pointy flat shoes from the Spring Couture show and Lagerfeld brought them back for the ready-to-wear show but this time he added a short heel.
Hair & Makeup
The hair was no frills and it went along with the general theme of the show. Very slightly wavy hair was side-parted and put in slightly disheveled side buns. Hair accessories like brooches and headbands dressed up the otherwise simple looks. Peter Philips did a beautiful job with the makeup and the palette had an overall metallic glow that was a nice contrast to the subdued palette of the clothing. Eyeshadow was silvery with and lips were kept nude to focus the attention on the dramatic eye makeup. Not sure what color was on the nails, it looked a bit like Steel in some photos, and in others it looked like a color similar to Steel but lighter. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I find out!
Overall it was another beautiful collection and what I loved most about this collection was that I could actually see myself wearing these pieces in my actual (not fantasy) life.