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February 24, 2011

Chanel + Colette Ephemeral Boutique (Pop-Up Shop)

My favorite brand is teaming up with my favorite Parisian boutique, Colette, to create a separate ephemeral boutique (or pop up shop as we Americans like to say) from March 1st to 10th on 336-340 rue Saint-Honoré.  The boutique will span 200 m² and has an industrial feel as the setting is “a former garage turned into a giant living display space.”

The fashion installation will be a multi-sensory delight with visual arts, musical performances, fashion, and sweet treats “resulting in a fun-fuelled, creative mix and match by Chanel and Colette with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”

Chanel 2011 Spring-Summer pieces will be sold alongside select pieces by young designers curated by Colette.  Artists including Kevin Lyons, Soledad, André, Fafi and SO-ME will be on hand to customized legendary Chanel bags.  Karl Lagerfeld designed a collector’s doll and other special Chanel products will be sold including bag charms, helmets and cameras.  For this momentous occasion, Chanel created a compilation CD and scented candles.  To top it off there will be a Chanel nail bar and a cupcake bar!

This may be the best pop-up shop EVER.  I almost want to buy a ticket to Paris to see this for myself.  I hope the special edition products – especially the doll – will be sold online!  I NEED ONE!

Here’s a breakdown of the events – if you live in Paris and you go – I will be living vicariously through you!

Program:

Friends of Chanel are special guests to be discovered as in house DJs, and five artists invited by Colette will be customising Chanel bags, upon request.

March 1: Kevin Lyons, designer and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 2: Camellia demonstration by a Lemarié craftsman, 3pm – 6pm
March 3: The illustrator Soledad will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 4: Harpsichord performance by the pianist and composer Maxence Cyrin, from 5pm
March 5: Graffiti artist André will be customising bags, 3pm – 6pm
March 7: Graffiti artist Fafi will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 8: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm
March 9: SO-ME, graphic artist and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 10: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm

Chanel and Colette: Meet in rue Saint-Honoré
336 – 340, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st
From March 1st to 10th 2011
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11am to 7pm

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Chanel Links: 02.24.11

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Chanel introduces a trio of favorite colors that will keep you looking peachy keen called “Endless Summer” – the perfect colors to complement your tan (which of course, Coco made fashionable).


I was a history major so I love history – add fashion to the mix and we have a winner! Chanel News gave us the inside scoop on the history of the decor of the Spring 2011 Haute Couture show.


More history! This time, Chanel News gives us some info on the architectural history of iconic 31 Rue Cambon. It turns out Coco was a real estate mogul too!


Chanel had a site devoted to Valentine’s Day – it’s still up and definitely worth checking out. I NEED the double lion head bangle bracelet!

Chanel News just posted a video that shows the details of some of the pieces from the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection.  I wish I could see all of the pieces close up – many of them look simple from afar but upon closer examination you see all of the intricacies – just gorgeous!

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Chanel Mobile: “Glamour on the Go”

Last week, Chanel released a mobile version of their website that allows you to purchase skincare, makeup and fragrance from your mobile phone.  I’ve seen many mobile versions of websites – mostly blogs (LaChanelphile mobile coming soon!) but this is the first I’ve seen with e-commerce capability.  Now, if you need a Chanel No. 5 fix you can get it anytime, anywhere.  If you want to see collections, the latest shows and the Chanel blog, well, there’s an App for that (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).   You can download the Chanel App on iTunes and see Chanel Mobile on your phone.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 12:05 pm

February 23, 2011

Chanel Window World Booklet & Poster

My day brightened a bit when I went to pick up my mail and was pleasantly surprised to find something from Chanel!  Enclosed in the packet was a Window World poster and booklet.  The poster is double sided and the booklet contains images from the Window World campaign (that you can view online).  It was a little pick me up in the afternoon and I’ll add it to my Chanel collection now.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 6:03 pm

February 22, 2011

Vintage Chanel Jewelry Sale on Billion Dollar Babes

Billion Dollar Babes, one of a gazillion flash sale sites, is hosting a Vintage Chanel jewelry sale and there are only 18 hours left to get your hands on some vintage Chanel goodies!  Many of the pieces are quite affordable and are great signature pieces that will never go out of style.  If I were a rich girl, I’d get the cuff and necklace pictured below…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 2:29 pm

Coco Chanel, Paris, 1964 by Henri Cartier-Bresson

I was at the SF MOMA earlier this year and was happy to see a portrait of Mlle. Chanel in a photography exhibition of the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson.  It shows Coco in her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in 1964.  I love how Chanel looks deep in her thoughts and it’s not posed and smiley.  It just looks like Cartier-Bresson captured a quiet moment when she was reflecting.

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Filed under: Chanel,Coco Chanel — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 12:38 pm

Chanel 2011 Côte d’Azur Cruise Collection Post Cards

A few months back we mentioned that Chanel opened a pop-up shop in the Meatpacking District of New York to house the Chanel Côte d’Azur Cruise Collection.  As part of the St. Tropez feeling of the shop, customers could pick up Chanel postcards featuring images of Georgia May Jagger from the Cruise Collection ad campaign.

I wasn’t able to make it to the shop but Ruby from the Chanel at the Encore in Las Vegas was nice enough to send me a set of the postcards.  This “thank you” is long overdue but you can see the beautiful stationary and postcards below…

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February 17, 2011

My Chanel At Fashion Week

I just got back from NY Fashion Week and my Fashion Week ensembles would not be complete without some Chanel accessories… here’s what I had with me on my trip to NY…

Chanel Khaki Rose from the Les Khakis de Chanel Fashion’s Night Out Collection
chanel khaki rose

My favorite Chanel earrings…chanel earrings

My new red Chanel Camellia rain boots…

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February 16, 2011

Chanel Links: 02.16.11

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I just got back from NY for Fashion Week and it was a whirlwind trip and I’m still trying to catch up on posts. In the mean time here’s some of the best Chanel-related news from around the web…

  • Vanessa Paradis will be wearing custom Chanel designed by Karl Lagerfeld for her acoustic set at New York’s The Town Hall venue.  He shot Paradis last year at Versailles for a Vanessa Paradis DVD collector’s set.  WWD.

  • Safe sex is always in style – especially when you “keep it classy” in Chanel (fake) condoms.  Refinery 29.
  • To sell or not to sell?  That’s the question Karl seems to have been asking himself this past week about his NYC Gramercy Park apartment.  Apparently, he’s decided not to sell… WWD.
  • Lauren Conrad celebrated her 25th Birthday in Las Vegas complete with a Chanel bag birthday cake!  PopSugar

  • Chanel’s new mirror sunglasses make it easy to check your lipstick… BlackBook

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February 14, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Chanel Beauté


Gwyneth Paltrow rocked out on stage with Cee Lo Green in his performance of Forget You. While Cee Lo channeled the Fraggles/Muppets Gwyneth kept it classy in a black jumpsuit but she was a team player and wore some neon pink feathered earrings. Her makeup was done by Chanel Beauté and here’s the word on how to get the look straight from Chanel …

CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist Angela Levin worked with Gwyneth Paltrow at The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Show on Sunday, February 13th. Please see Angela’s tips below on how to get Gwyneth’s chic, sexy rock and roll redcarpet look.

“I wanted sexy rock chic for Gwyneth! After applying a light layer of CHANEL Hydramax + Active Moisture Cream and waiting about ten minutes for it to absorb, I applied CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup in BR20 (available in March). For the eyes I chose CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Cinnamon, smoking the eyes, and also on the lower lash line. And of course tons and tons of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir! For concealer I used CHANEL Lift Lumière Smoothing and Rejuvinating Concealer in Rose Lumière in a half moon shape blending almost to the hair line and into the temples next to eye brow. I used round motions to create a soft sexy look. For her cheeks, I used the cream cheek colour in the CHANEL Multi-Use Makeup Palette in Paris- L.A, applying with a tapping motion using my fingers. Finally, her lips CHANEL Ultra-Wear Lip Colour in Rose Agate.”

Image Source: Gwyneth Paltrow at the Grammy Awards (WireImage/R.Diamond)

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 3:58 pm
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