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June 12, 2012

Chanel Paris-Bombay 2011/12 Métiers d’Art Accessories

Chanel Paris Bombay 2011 2012 Accessories

The Chanel Paris-Bombay 2011/12 Métiers d’Art collection hit stores last week and I can not wait to see these beauties in person! This is one of my favorite collections to date – the fusion of Chanel signatures with traditional Indian jewelry is gorgeous and makes for dramatic, statement pieces that would shine in your accessories collection. Since these pieces are new they won’t be included in the Chanel sale on the 14th but that doesn’t mean I won’t take a good look at them while I’m there!

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

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June 10, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Accessories

chanel spring summer 2012 accessories

I’m continuing with my project of showcasing all of the accessories from each of the collections in a gallery. Here are the Spring-Summer 2012 accessories. I love the sea-inspired theme of this collection – so timelessly beautiful and on-trend for this season. You may be lucky, something you like below may selected to be a part of the Chanel sale on June 14th!

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Pre-Collection Accessories

chanel spring summer 2012 pre collection accessories

The Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Pre-Collection Accessories have been in stores for some time now but I never get tired of looking at Chanel bags – pictures are FREE (and so are day dreams). I’m going to start cataloging the full collections here and I’m starting now with the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Pre-Collection Accessories. If you like what you see, you may get lucky – some of these pieces may be selected to be part of the Chanel sale starting June 14th!

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May 10, 2012

A Closer Look at the Chanel Fall 2012 Runway Handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

Style.com recently posted close-up images of the Chanel Fall 2012 Runway handbags.  From crushed velvet Boy bags to crystalized clutches there are styles for different moods and occasions.  This is not my favorite collection, but I definitely appreciate the detail and craftsmanship in each bag.  There’s also a very ’90s feel to the collection with the velvet and backpack. Take a closer look – what do you think?

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

chanel fall 2012 handbags

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 11:14 am

April 30, 2012

Fashion In The Streets: Chanel Sightings in San Francisco & The Alameda Point Antique Faire

I’ve been sitting on these photos for some time, I must admit that I see a lot more Chanel on the streets but I don’t walk around with my camera and/or phone out all the time so most of the time the Chanels just walk on by… But sometimes, I get lucky like I did at the Alameda Point Antique Fair.  It’s hard to know what faux or not – some are definitely fake, and some I just don’t know but I like seeing anything Chanel inspired….


Likely real.


Very likely real.


Faux, but really cute.


If they’re piled on the floor, I’m guessing they’re fake.

I also saw some gems in San Francisco like the blue purse, metallic ballet flats and the very fake (but very funny) sweat shirt…

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April 22, 2012

Gorgeous Chanel Photos on Jak & Jil

One of my favorite fashion street style blogs is Jak & Jil and while I was perusing the site the other day I came across two photos that I absolutely love and had to share them with you.  Both images are taken by Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil.

Chanel in NY:

chanel jak and jil

Chanel in Milan:

chanel jak and jilI need everything in the second photo.  All of it!!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:21 pm

April 11, 2012

Chanel Pieces in Heritage Auctions Spring Luxury Auction

heritage auctions chanel

Heritage Auctions has launched its Spring Luxury Auction, a bi-annual major luxury auction, online and bidding is now open.  The actual auction will take place on August 29th in New York.  Here’s a sampling of the gorgeous Chanel pieces – including a very rare Chanel bicycle!  You can see all the pieces and bid online on the Heritage Auctions website.

heritage auctions chanel

heritage auctions chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:12 am

April 6, 2012

Nothing Says I’m Sorry Like Chanel

adele chanel

If you’ve had access to the internet the last few months then you’ve probably had enough of the the whole Karl called Adele fat drama – I know I have.  I didn’t get involved because I was actually amused at the near mass hysteria that Karl’s comments caused.  Yes, what Karl said was not well though out or very nice, and yes, Adele could lose a few pounds.  Is it any of our business? No.

Fast forward two months and Adele is on a diet and the word on the street is that Karl Lagerfeld apologized to Adele and made a peace offering in the form of Chanel bags.  The Sun (not the most reliable of sources) reports:

He told his team to send Adele the best the fashion house have to offer after hearing she collected bags. He said he really wanted to make it up to her so they could maybe work together in the future.

He could see her fronting a campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle bags when the contract with Blake Lively ends. He’s annoyed with himself because he ended up insulting her when he meant to compliment her.

He thinks she’s beautiful and calls her divine.

A Chanel spokesperson would not confirm or deny The Sun’s reports and simply stated “No comment.” Vogue UK

All I have to say is that Karl Lagerfeld can call me fat any day if it means I’ll get some Chanel bags. Just sayin’.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 12:14 am

March 17, 2012

Boy Chanel: Chanel Boy Bag Spring-Summer 2012

Chanel Boy Bag Alice Dellal
I’ve been covering the behind-the-scenes making of the Chanel Boy Bag spring-summer 2012 campaign, and even saw a short film by Karl Lagerfeld (“My New Friend Boy”) and now we finally get to see the campaign images and collection. The Chanel Boy Bag spring-summer 2012 collection features Alice Dellal and was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

I LOVE this campaign. I have to say that I wasn’t that excited about Alice Dellal being chosen as the face of the Boy Bag campaign but I think these images are stunning. Karl Lagerfeld has managed to balance Alice Dellal’s edgy look with a sexy femininity. I love the styling – the bows, pearls, fishnets, the bangles (I NEED) and of course the bags!  Chanel is really expanding the Boy Bag offering with different colors and textures. I love the addition of quilting and caviar leather to the center panel of the Boy Bag and it looks like more strap options and sizes are available now.  Chanel has developed a micro-site devoted to the Chanel Boy Bag and you can view the whole collection below.

Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through the gallery…

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March 11, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection Details

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection Details

Last week Chanel presented its Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection and accessory-wise this was not my favorite show – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest. I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me. That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones). I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love. For now, we’ll have to content ourselves with these…

Images: Style

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