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March 2, 2011

Colette and Chanel Pop Up Shop Photos

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Chanel x Colette Packaging - Illustration by Karl Lagerfeld

I wish I were in Paris pretty much every day of the year, but I especially want to be there this week!  From now through the 10th, Colette and Chanel have teamed up to provide one of the coolest shopping experiences ever.  Fortunately, Susie Bubble of Style Bubble checked out the shop and took some nice photos so I will be living vicariously through her… sigh.  All images are from StyleBubble.com – Merci!

I want everything pictured below.  I’m so sad I’m not there.  For more descriptions of all the prettiness and to hear about it from someone who’s actually seen it, please visit Style Bubble!  Oh, and the last image is of a new Coco tee by Dear Dana that Colette recently added to their webstore – I like it but it’s a $100 t-shirt.  I’d rather put that money toward the Coco doll!!  If anyone knows if that doll is for sale, and if so for how much and how to get one please let me know!!

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Chanel Mademoiselle Bag in Colette Blue with 1000% Bearbricks

colette and chanel pop up shop

Coco Chanel Dolls dressed in Colette blue

colette and chanel pop up shop

Chanel clothing with Kevin Lyons illustration

colette and chanel pop up shop

Chanel No5 pins by Yazbukey

colette and chanel pop up shop

Headband with veil and colette blue dots by Maison Michel which is owned by Chanel

colette and chanel pop up shop

Kevin Lyons customizing Chanel bags

colette and chanel pop up shop

Karl Lagerfled pin by Yazbukey

colette and chanel pop up shop

Camellia cream puffs? Yes, please!

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Coco Tee by Dear Dana

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Will Blake Lively Attend the Chanel Show?

Word on the web is that Blake Lively thinks it’s tacky when celebs sit front row at fashion shows – even though she’s done it in the past.  The web is abuzz with rumors that she won’t be at the Chanel Fall/Winter 2011 show, but instead will be hosting a dinner in Paris since Lively is the face of the Chanel’s new Mademoiselle handbag line.  We’ll know for sure what happens on the 8th I suppose!

Source: Fashionista

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:04 pm

Tea For Two: Karl Lagerfeld Tea Bags

Like Tea? Like Karl Lagerfeld? Well, now you can have both together. You can get these on the Fred Flare website.

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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:57 pm

Enter to Win A Vintage Chanel Tote on Portero.com


I want this bag!! All you have to do is submit your email address – pretty easy for a chance to win a gently used vintage Chanel tote! Good luck!

Portero Luxury and StyleCaster are thrilled to join forces to give away this gorgeous Chanel bag! There’s nothing like a classic, and this pre-owned tote will definitely stand the test of time. Buttery soft black lambskin pairs perfectly with oversized gold chain straps — it’s the ultimate marriage of refined and fashion-forward. The hand-stitched interlocking ‘CC’ logo is understated but unmistakably Chanel. Throw your laptop inside and you have the most chic work tote imaginable. Why mess with perfection?

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Filed under: Chanel,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:52 pm

March 1, 2011

Anne Hathaway’s 2011 Oscar Makeup

CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee was the beauty mastermind behind all nine of Anne Hathaway’s 2011 Oscar looks. From a bold, deep red lip on the red carpet to the perfect party makeup for the post-Oscar event, Anne looked flawless throughout the night. Please see below to find out how Kate created each look…

Red Carpet Look – Red Valentino Couture Archive Dress

Makeup Look: Thin black line with a defined socket and a deep rose lip stain
Foundation: CHANEL Vitalumiere Fluid Makeup in Limpide (used throughout show)
Concelear: Kanebo Brush Type Concealer in CB 1 Light (used throughout show)
Powder: Cle de Peau Loose Translucent powder (used throughout show)
Cheek: CHANEL Powder Blush in Fandango (used throughout the show). To define cheek bones – Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Eyes: Black line created with Bobbi Brown Long Wearing Gel Liner in Black Ink, socket defined with Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Truth
Brow: Lightened eyebrows with Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Brunette and filled gaps in with Anastasia long wearing brow tint in Universal Dark
Lips: CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Rivoli – applied then powdered to appear matte.

In between changes Kate Lee used By Terry Rose Salve to remove lip colors and keep lips fresh
90 Mins to change to first show look…

Show Look #1 – Givenchy Cream Dress with diamond details

Makeup Look: A bold line with a youthful lip
Eyes: Line thickened with Bobbi Brown Long Wearing Gel Liner in Black Ink. Diamante Lash clusters added – custom made by Kate Lee. Individual black diamante added by hand on top of the lashes.
Lip: Cle de Peau Lipstick in T1

7 mins to change to…

Show Look #2 – Lanvin Tuxedo

Makeup Look: A Sophia Loren style eyeliner under eye with a pale luminous lip
Eyes: Line added under eye with Bobbi Brown Cake Eye Liner in Black
Inside the eye lined with CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair, and continued outside outer eye corners to enhance the separation of upper and lower lash line.
Lips: CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colour in Evasion

7 mins to change to…

Show Look #3 – Vivienne Westwood black and white gown

Makeup Look: A moist pink lip with bold mascara
Eyes: Add CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Noir on bottom lashes
Lips: CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colour in Romance

8 mins to change to…

Show Look #4 – Oscar de la Renta Metallic Fringe dress

Makeup Look: Warm Glowing lip
Lip: NARS Lipstick in Promiscuous
Eye: NARS Soft Shadow Pencil in Hollywoodland in the inner corner of the eye

17 mins to change to…

Show Look #5 – Atelier Versace Wine colored dress

Makeup Look: A subtle blushed glossy lip
Lip: NARS Lip Gloss in Belize

8 mins to change to…

Show Look #6 – Tom Ford Broken Mirror Dress

Makeup Look: Bold Bright Matte Lips
Eye: CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir added to inner upper and lower lids.
Lip: CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Insolente

15 mins to change to…

Show Look #7 FINALE – Armani Prive reflective column dress

Makeup Look: Glossy Smokey Eye with a sexy nude lip
Eyes: Darkest charcoal color from the Ombres Perlees de CHANEL palette blended from lash line to socket and melted away before the brow bone. Black line inside eye refreshed.
Lips: Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in Blush Nude

Then the ladies drank a glass of champagne, patted one another on the back and…

Vanity Fair Oscar Party Look #8 – Return to Versace Atelier Dress

Makeup Look: Perfect Party Makeup
Eye: Added more CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir to the inside of the eye, and the a little more of the dark color from the Perlees palette, krept the color a little bit further outside the eye.
Lip: CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colour in Boy

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Chanel & Colette Pop Up Shop Update


For the next 10 days, Colette and Chanel teamed up to give consumers a unique shopping experience. A few of the special products that Colette commissioned are online in their web shop – but most sold out within hours of being put up. It doesn’t look like actual Chanel pieces will be online including a Colette blue Mademoiselle purse and camellias in black, white and Colette blue. I wish I could be there for this – if you can get to Paris then this is a must see!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:07 am

February 28, 2011

Michelle Williams Wears Chanel Couture to the Oscars


Last night at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams wore a pale grey Chanel Haute Couture gown. From afar the gown looked very simple and chic (and very on point on the minimalism trend) but upon closer examination you could see the exquisite details of the beading on her gown. Finally, someone wore Chanel Haute Couture on the red carpet! It was a lovely dress and she should definitely top a best dressed list.

I went through the runway images and couldn’t find this exact dress – it is of course couture and made for her – so it seems that Karl Lagerfeld may have tweaked an existing design. Of course I always have something to say and if I were choosing an Oscar gown I probably would have gone with a different look but it was definitely a step up from her daisys at the Golden Globes!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel on the Red Carpet — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:44 am

Chanel at the Indpendent Spirt Awards


Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts walked the grey carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards in Chanel dresses. A much lower-key event than the Oscars, the ladies opted for more casual looks but still looked lovely.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel on the Red Carpet — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:33 am

February 27, 2011

Natalie Portman for Miss Dior Cherie


I’ve been saying it for about three years now that I thought Natalie Portman SHOULD be the face of a Chanel fragrance.  She’s gorgeous, intelligent, talented and elegant – all things that embody Chanel.  I always thought she should have been selected over Keira Knightley – don’t get me wrong, Keira is gorgeous – I just don’t think she represents Chanel the way someone like Natalie Portman could.

Well, Chanel slept on Natalie Portman and Dior scooped her up as the new face of Miss Dior Cherie.  Directed by Sofia Coppola, the ad portrays Portman as an ingénue set to the tune of Je t’aime… moi non plus performed by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.

This isn’t Sofia Coppola’s first ad for Dior, she did the first Miss Dior Cherie ad a few years back. I think she’s a great choice for directing the ads because she always nails that feminine je ne sais quoi paired with a great soundtrack and great style.

Keira Knightley’s new ad for Coco Mademoiselle should be coming out soon – we saw images of the crew shooting it a few months back. I wonder how it will compare to the new Miss Dior Cherie ad since they are both targeting a younger audience…

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 7:08 pm

February 25, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Wears Chanel to Court

I have to say that I find it totally annoying that Lindsay Lohan is in the news everyday for her missteps with the law and I usually don’t pay much attention – except when she’s wearing Chanel. When I saw footage of Lindsey stepping out in this outfit I loved it immediately. When I heard the pants and sweater were Chanel then it came as no surprise as the ensemble is so chic, yet very sexy. I would wear this, or a variation of this outfit everyday and be a very happy girl.  Lindsay paired the outfit with YSL pumps and a Lanvin clutch.

Image Source: Stylelite

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 12:53 pm
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