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February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

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Wishing you a day full of love, chocolate and Chanel!

Styling and Jewelry Provided By: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Photographed by: Gabriella

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January 28, 2013

Archival Video Footage of Coco Chanel’s 1932 Diamond Exhibit

Discovered by the CHANEL Direction du Patrimoine in the Pathé-Gaumont cinematographic archives, this film presents the “Bijoux de Diamants” exhibit held from November 7th-19th, 1932 at Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment 29 Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. Broadcasted before the feature movies in every French cinema, it was a prominent event in French news in November 1932.

I love seeing the archival footage of the original exhibit in Coco Chanel’s own home!

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December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from La Chanelphile!

Chanel christmas tree

Baby, it’s cold outside, the families in town and the tree is up.  I’m ready for a break to spend time with family and friends, reflect on 2012 and dream for 2013.  I have some posts that I want to get up before the year is over but I’ve been sick and I’m taking the next few days off.  I wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!  I hope to be back next week to wish you a Happy 2013!

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December 3, 2012

MISS Celebrates December in Chanel Style

Each month my other website MISS features designer products with a matching manicure. We’ve had several months devoted to Chanel and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays than with a Chanel Christmas tree. So I present to you a white Christmas tree complete with vintage Chanel jewelry and accessories as ornaments. I hope your holidays will be filled with Chanel!

Chanel Belt as Garland: Gabriella Khorasanee
All Other Chanel: Liz Baca
Photographer: Amanda Lopez
Nail Artist: Liz Baca
Model: Mayra Ramirez
Producer: Gabriella Khorasanee

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November 13, 2012

Chanel Links: October-November 2012

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Chanel Links!

The end of October was a bit busy for me because my daughter was celebrating Halloween for the first time with trick or treating and events at school and I took some time to spend with my family. But, Chanel news doesn’t stop coming. Here are some of my favorite Chanel-related items…

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Bookmark this for next Halloween – learn how to carve a Chanel pumpkin. LDN Fashion

bette midler ghost of coco chanel

For Halloween, Bette Midler dressed up as the ghost of Coco Chanel.

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You can wear this tongue-in-cheek representation of the Chanel logo. Ssur

The Chromatics, who performed at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear show, filmed their video for Looking for Love at the Chanel show and you get some great views of backstage and the show. Refinery29

Gaspard Ulliel, the face of Bleu de Chanel has been cast as the designer Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic that has started filming.

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Karl Lagerfeld sketched a “no smoking” sign but it’s not your typical sign. However, he was not making a statement about unhealthy habits, instead he was noting all the YSL references on many runways and he was stating that you would find a “smoking” – the french term for tuxedo – on his runway. Lagerfeld stated: “We don’t have to do smoking. Hedi Slimane really does it well.” WWD

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Membership in the Chanel club has its benefits. Keira Knightley, the face of Coco Mademoiselle, was dressed in over £1.25 million worth of Chanel jewels for her role as Anna Karenina. InStyle UK

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A few weeks ago Karl Lagerfeld shot the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 campaign in New York City with models Stella Tennant and Ondria Hardin. Lagerfeld stated: “Stella has such a style… Stella is, for me, the perfect Chanel woman.” WWD

ondria harden and stella tennat

Peter Philips gives tips on how to perfect your foundation. News.com.au

peter philips chanel makeup

Last week Rihanna performed at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and she wore vintage Chanel sunglasses during her performance and wore a Chanel sweat suit and vintage sunglasses around NY.

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A few weeks ago Keira Knightley wore Chanel cosmetics to the NYC premiere of Anna Karenina.

Keira Knightley Anna Karenina NYC Premiere

Last night Kristen Stewart wore Chanel cosmetics to the LA premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn LA Premiere

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August 17, 2012

Flash Back Friday: More Vintage Chanel on Sale at Decades

decades chanel sale
Decades is having a special Chanel sale going on now on vintage Chanel jewelry, clothing and accessories. Some lower priced items are sold but there is still a great selection of items still for sale. Use COCO10 to get 10% off any Chanel piece on the site! Happy shopping!

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August 15, 2012

Coco Chanel Capsule Collection – Vintage Jewelry Sale on 1st Dibs

1st Dibs Chanel Vintage Coco Chanel Birthday Sale
Douglas Rosin presents a Coco Chanel capsule collection of vintage jewelry for sale on 1stDibs to commemorate the eve of Coco Chanel’s 129th birthday on Sunday. I gave you a preview of the 1stDibs Chanel birthday sale yesterday but I’ve taken screenshots of the entire sale and editorial they put together. It’s informative, gorgeous and so inspiring. I love seeing earlier creations because I feel like they give us a glimpse into who Coco Chanel was. One piece is more gorgeous than the next – I love the excess of it all. It’s obvious why Coco Chanel is responsible for making costume jewelry popular. Enjoy, and hopefully you might even be able to buy something!

Visit and shop the Douglas Rosin Vintage Chanel sale on 1st Dibs.

Click on the first image below to see the images larger and in a slideshow…

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August 14, 2012

1st Dibs Chanel Vintage Coco Chanel Birthday Sale

gold tone drop earrings 1970s-1980s

Gold tone drop earrings 1970s-1980s $2200

Back in January I mentioned 1stDibs as one of the best destinations for finding vintage Chanel and they are the home to the Chanel Avant Karl sale featuring rare period Chanel costume jewelry. With Coco Chanel’s birthday approaching this Sunday, August 19th, 1st Dibs is launching a sale tomorrow to commemorate what would have been Mademoiselle Chanel’s 129th birthday. Here’s a preview of what you can expect to find – what better to celebrate Gabrielle Chanel’s birthday than to wear Chanel?

Poured glass earrings 1992 $850

Poured glass earrings 1992 $850

Chanel circa1960s poured glass and gilt metal drop earrings $2950

Chanel circa1960s poured glass and gilt metal drop earrings $2950

gripoix for chanel circa 1981 with poured-glass-sautoirs 3800

Gripoix for Chanel circa 1981 with poured-glass-sautoirs $3800

Chanel blue faceted glass stone cuff $4800

Chanel blue faceted glass stone cuff $4800

chanel goldtone logo earrings $775

Chanel goldtone logo earrings $775

Early Lagerfeld for Chanel multi-stand faux pearl and poured glass cabochon dated 1984 $9500

Early Lagerfeld for Chanel multi-stand faux pearl and poured glass cabochon dated 1984 $9500

Chanel 10-stand faux pearl bracelet

Chanel 10-stand faux pearl bracelet

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July 27, 2012

Flash Back Friday: My New Vintage Chanel Finds

vintage chanel mini bag and bow pin

Earlier this week I met with a vintage Chanel dealer that happens to live just a few towns over – many thanks to Liz Baca of The Goods! for the referral! I took many photos of the products she has for sale and I’ll be doing a full post next week but for now I just wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of her goodness.

I got a great deal on two of my favorite pieces that I saw there – a mini vintage Chanel bow pin and a mini vintage Chanel bag. You may not be able to see the scale from the photos but the pin is about the width of a US quarter and the bag is just wide enough to hold my iPhone. They are so adorable! I’ve wanted a mini bag to add to my collection and now I have one! I also won’t be so afraid to use the bag because it’s already gently used :)

You can find more on Fabi*s Finds ebay store or contact Fabienne directly at Fabicray@aol.com or FabiCraycraft@gmail.com. You can follow Fabienne on Twitter @FrenchFabi.

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June 25, 2012

Chanel Little Black Jacket Editorial in Elle US June 2012 Issue

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

Have you seen the June 2012 issue of Elle US? I’m always a little bit behind on reading my magazine but this weekend I decided to delve into my pile. I was happy to see that Elle did an editorial celebrating Chanel’s little black jacket to commemorate The Little Black Jacket exhibition and book. Elle took Chanel’s little black jacket and gave it six very different looks pairing the jacket with current pieces and vintage Chanel. The six different looks are – in order of appearance: Street Wise, Classic, Menswear, Sporty, New Romantic and Haute Rebel. My favorites are definitely the first three – sorry I can’t choose one! Which is your favorite look?

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

Photographed by Thomas Whiteside
Styled by Lester Garcia

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