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August 19, 2010

Introducing Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Vert

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Vert

I just got this in my inbox and almost jumped out of my chair.  Yes, I was once known to wear tips with airbrush designs and animal print nail art.  Now, I’m opting for neutral, short, natural nails and the new collection, Les Khakis de Chanel, is right up my alley.

The trio of Khakis was created by Chanel Global Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips to celebrate Vogues’ Fashion’s Night Out.  Each Khaki has a hint of a color: Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert (rose, brown and green respectively). The colors can be worn alone or combined to create an urban camouflage.

I adore these colors and I cannot wait for them to release on September 10th.  I’ve been wanting an army green nail polish for quite some time and now I can finally have it – in fact, I will definitely be getting all 3! Les Khakis de Chanel nail collection retails for $25/bottle and will be available at Chanel boutiques, Chanel.com and select department stores (waiting to find out which ones -will update when I know!).

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Brun

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Brun

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Rose

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Rose

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Joyeux Anniversaire Mademoiselle!

“Fashion passes, style remains.”

Happy Birthday Mademoiselle Chanel!  Your memory and style endure.  We miss you!

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August 6, 2010

Elisa Sednaoui Featured in the New Chanel Eyewear Campaign

Chanel recently announced that Italian model Elisa Sednaoui is the face of the new Chanel eyewear campaign.  She’s been seen in dozens of European fashion magazines and earlier this year Karl Lagerfeld shot an editorial with Elisa for Numéro Magazine.  I wonder if that’s how he came to choose her for the eyewear campaign. Sednauoi is wearing the Jewel button sunglasses from the Cruise 2010/11 collection. We’ll probably start seeing these ads run in fashion magazines pretty soon.

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August 5, 2010

Anna Mouglalis on Coco Chanel in AnOther Magazine

In her latest role, actress Anna Mouglalis plays Coco Chanel in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.  AnOther Magazine asked her what she thought of playing the style icon. She states:

I have been working for Chanel for eight years now, so in an unconscious way I have been gathering information – I was not expecting that one day somebody would offer me the chance to embody Chanel.

Read the full interview on AnOther Magazine.

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Filed under: Chanel Culture,Coco Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:55 am

July 30, 2010

Bleu de Chanel Fragrance for Men

Chanel is introducing a new fragrance for men this fall called Bleu, a scent created by Chanel’s “nose” Jacques Polge. Chanel describes the scent as:

The provocative fragrance opens with an intriguing wave of citrus fruits, mingled with the airy scent of a deep blue sea. Next, the zest of Grapefruit punctuates, followed by the tang of Peppermint, Pink Pepper and Nutmeg. Finally, in this initial impression, a touch of Ginger heightens the sharpness of the citrus.

As you may recall, earlier in the year we let you know that Martin Scorcese had directed an advertising film starring French actor Gaspard Ulliel – it was for this fragrance.  The advertising film Bleu de Chanel will be released later in August and Bleu will hit shelves this Fall.

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July 27, 2010

Chanel Sale on Portero Luxury – 2 Days Only!


There’s a Chanel sale on Portero Luxury for 2 days only! There aren’t that many pieces but they all look like they are in excellent condition and they have some pieces I’ve never seen before. AND, you can get an extra $100 off by entering the code NNCOCO. The sale ends on Thursday at Noon (EST). Happy Shopping!

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Filed under: Chanel Handbags — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:37 am

July 21, 2010

What Would Coco Do?

I’m starting a new column for the site called What Would Coco Do? As the name implies, I’ll be giving advice as I think Mlle. Chanel would.  If you have any questions please submit them to gdk@lachanelphile.com.  I’m looking forward to hearing your questions!

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Chanel Sale on RueLaLa.com

Get your credit cards ready!  Tomorrow morning at 11 am RueLaLa.com is launching a Chanel sale.  The members-only online store teamed up with Madison Avenue Couture for an exclusive boutique offering an assortment of new and barely used vintage Chanel apparel, footwear, handbags, jewelry and accessories. This is the first time a vintage series is running on a private sale website and Rue La La brings it live to its members this Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET.  The boutique will run for 48 hours, where members can enjoy prices up to 70% off retail.

You can preview some of the items for sale below…I can’t wait!

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Links à la Mode: July 15th

Couture Today: An Exploration

Edited by: Ann Colville Somma of Holier than Now

Couture: clothes painstakingly custom-made from the finest materials; alternatively, something Juicy – or even Filthy. It’s hard not to chafe at the degradation of the term, which is technically reserved for members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture (houses that create made-to-order pieces for private clients, amongst other criteria). Looking at creations recently sent down the runways, it’s sad to think artisanal techniques like hand beading may not survive in a world of rhinestoned terry sweatsuits.

But in fact, the handmade movement is ever gaining steam with the support of many bloggers. “Couture” may be associated with impossibly high prices, but in your own hands it’s an affordable way to obtain one-of-a-kind style. This week, review Couture Week round ups from The Well-Appointed Catwalk, La Chanelfile and more – then become your own private client, with tips from Fashion Butter, The Fashion Planner, and Twitch Vintage.

Links à la Mode: July 15th

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 12:24 pm

July 14, 2010

Peter Philips on the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Haute Couture Red Lip

chanel fall/winter 2010-2011 haute couture beauty
The Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 Haute Couture show featured very simple makeup with a striking red lip. This is the look Coco Chanel herself preferred so it should come as no surprise that it showed on on the runway. Also, Chanel recently released its Rouge Coco line of lipsticks in their attempt to “bring lipstick back” and what better way than to feature it on the runway? See the Global Creative Director for Chanel talk about what inspired the faces on the runway…

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