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May 15, 2013

Chanel Links: February – Mid-May 2013 Part 1

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Chanel Links!

Rita Ora graces the cover of Elle UK’s May 2013 Women In Music Issue and wears Chanel couture.
rita ora elle uk chanel

rita ora elle uk chanel

Chanel unveiled a newly revamped Bal Harbour boutique in Miami designed by Peter Marion. Architectural Digest

chanel bal harbour peter marino

It seems like Rihanna is loving the Chanel Spring 2013 pearl accessories as much as me – except she can actually afford to buy them all! Rihanna’s Instagram and Daily Mail.


rihanna chanel

I don’t like to promote knock-offs but I’m making an exception here because I’m almost tempted to buy them! You see, I am deeply in love with all of the magnificent pearl accessories from the Chanel Spring 2013 collection but I cannot spend my life savings on Chanel. So what is a girl to do? This website has created some pearl accessories inspired by the Chanel Spring 2013 costume jewelry collection. Do what you will with that info. Pret a Portobello

Want to DIY your own pair of Chanel-inspired espadrilles? Learn how on Cocorosa.

diy chanel espadrilles tutorial

Ever seen a Chanel coin? Well, you’ll need one for the Chanel vending machine. Vogue UK

chanel mascara vending machine

And a shout out to La Chanelphile reader Samantha Thompson who sent over a photo of the vending machine. Merci!

chanel mascara vending machine

Like seeing celebrities in Chanel? Check out the red carpet arrivals from the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner. Monsters and Critics

Alexa Chung Chanel

Alexa Chung arriving at the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner.Picture copyright by Marco Sagliocco / PRPhotos.com.

Chanel West Coast is releasing a track called “Karl Lagerfeld” – here’s a shot from her video shoot – looks like she’s channeling the 90s. MTV

chanel west coast karl lagerfeld

Glamour magazine interviews Karl Lagefeld and Alice Dellal about working together on the second Chanel Boy Bag campaign.

Dying for a Chanel Boy Brick bag (the Lego-inspired one) but don’t have 10K to pay for it? Make your own Lego-inspired bag. Learn how on Studs and Buttonholes

diy chanel lego bag

Learn how to make your own DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelets. Popsugar

Baselworld 2013 has come and gone but these beautiful Chanel Premiere Flying Tourbillon were on display – with a limited run of only five pieces each. Blouin Art Info

chanel premiere flying tourbillons

chanel premiere flying tourbillons

Chanel Beaute’s research and development department has exclusively partnered with Plant Advanced Technologies to formulate new plant-based “pure active ingredients.” Cosmetics Design Europe

Coco Chanel has inspired many things – and now you can add a one-of-a-kind $250,000 piano. Haute Living
coco chanel piano

coco chanel piano

Chanel’s iconic location 31 Rue Cambon is set for expansion beginning in 2014. Chanel has purchased 19 Rue Cambon – also on the corner of the Rue Saint-Honoré another prestigious Parisian street. The project is scheduled from completion in 2016. WWD

Anne Hathaway wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Fall 2009 collection to the Les Miserable premiere at the 2013 Berlinale International Film Festival. Global Grind & Style

anne hathaway chanel couture

Chloe Moretz celebrated her Sweet 16 in Chanel – with a matching manicure of course. MTV Style

chloe moretz

It doesn’t seem like Chanel will sell fashion apparel or accessories online anytime soon. Bruno Pavlovsky stated “Fashion is about clothing, and clothing you need to see, to feel, to understand.” Bloomberg

Learn how to make a DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelet. Popsugar

I love this photo of the Chanel Metiérs d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection – it captures the mood perfectly. Vanity Fair

chanel scotland

Ugh. I have so many more links on my list to get to so this is becoming a multi-part post. Back later this week with more links for you!


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April 1, 2013

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Accessories Preview

Chanel Fall 2013 Act II Accessories

Last week I was invited to the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Accessories Preview but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend. Luckily, the folks at Purse Blog/Purse Forum were in attendance and took gorgeous photos of the handbags, shoes and jewelry we should expect in boutiques later in the year.

As you remember the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear collection had a chain theme that ran its course through the collection. The Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Accessories feature heavy chain embellishments and often paired with leather, velvet and tweed. Check out some highlights from the collection below.

All Images: Purse Blog / Purse Forum


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February 17, 2013

Chanel Première Watch Collection and Video

chanel premiere watch
In 1987 Chanel released the Chanel Première watch – the first watch exclusively for women by Chanel. The classic shape of the face of the watch is inspired by the Chanel N°5 bottle stopper and the outline of the Place Vendôme.

CHANEL Première Watch

Chanel now introduces a new collection of the Chanel Première watches in steel, white gold and yellow gold – some with no embellishments and others with mother or pearl and diamonds. To ring in the new collection Chanel has released the Chanel Première Video and experience. Enjoy it, as well as stills of the collection and from the video, below…

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch

CHANEL Première Watch


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 6:07 pm

February 3, 2013

Closer Look: Chanel Spring 2013 Accessories

Chanel Spring 2013 Accessories

The Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 collection – especially the accessories – was one of my favorites that I’ve seen in a while.  While the hula hoop bag stole the show, there were so many good pieces of note.  My darling camellia sneakers (which are in store now for $1900), those amazing sunglasses with Coco Chanel’s silhouette on them and of course the Boy “Lego” Brick bag (which will retail for $9900).  There go my dreams of saving up for the camellia sneakers and Boy “Lego” Brick bag. So now I’m left to drooling over – and sharing – pictures on the internet.  Come join me and let’s enjoy these together…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:10 pm

January 30, 2013

Chanel Jardin de Camélias Collection

chanel Jardin de Camélias collection

Since 1923, Coco Chanel made the camellia an element of her signature style and it has long since become a signature for the brand. Chanel Fine Jewelry always has a dedicated collection centering around the house’s signature icon and the newest collection, Jardin de Camélias, is a stunning array of brooches, rings, necklaces and bracelets made in the most precious of gemstones. The different interpretations of the camellia are more beautiful than the next – it’s hard for me to pick a favorite – I would be happy with any one of them! Aren’t they gorgeous?

chanel Jardin de Camélias collection

chanel Jardin de Camélias collection


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:01 pm

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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Inside Chanel Chapter 3: Mademoiselle Chanel and the Diamond

Chanel has just released Chapter 3 of the “Inside Chanel” video series. The third installment is called Mademoiselle Chanel et le Diamant which translates to Mademoiselle Chanel and the Diamond. The video focuses on the one and only fine jewelery collection that Coco Chanel designed in 1932 – and that celebrated its 80th anniversary last year with a retrospective collection and traveling exhibit. Learn more about the game-changing exhibit below…


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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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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:32 am

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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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:22 am

November 13, 2012

Chanel Links: October-November 2012

chanel links

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…

chanel pumpkin

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.

ssur channel chanel

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.

yves saint laurent gaspard ulliel

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

karl lagerfeld no smoking

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

keira knightley anna karenina chanel jewels

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.

rihanna vintage chanel

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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