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January 24, 2012

Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012

Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012

Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012 Open Necklace with Shooting Star Brooch

Chanel presented its Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012 collection – the haute couture of fine jewelry.  What set this presentation apart was that it celebrates the 80th anniversary of Coco Chanel’s 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection. In homage to Coco Chanel’s original 1932 collections, Chanel displayed nine celestial-inspired pieces – a preview of what we can expect to see at the July presentation that will honor the 80th anniversary.  Coco Chanel was intrigued by astrology so taking inspiration from the cosmos was a natural progression for her.  These pieces are literally “out of this world.”

Sources: WWD and Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie

Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012

Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012 3-D Celeste Brooch

Coco Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection

Coco Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants scanned from Justine Picardie's "Coco Chanel" p. 218

Coco Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection

Coco Chanel 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection scanned from Justine Picardie's "Coco Chanel" p. 221

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 2:04 pm

January 22, 2012

Chanel Joaillerie on The Coveteur and GEM Award

chanel joallerie the coveteur

In its continuing coverage of all things Chanel, The Coveteur posted a feature on Chanel Joaillerie. The photos as always are lovely, check out the rest on The Coveteur.

In related news, Chanel Fine Jewelry was awarded the GEM Awards Corporate Communications Award as 2012 is the 80th Anniversary for Chanel Joaillerie, which Coco Chanel founded in 1932.

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January 18, 2012

Behind the scenes of the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Ad Campaign

So lovely…

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Chanel Links: 01.18.12

Chanel is big in Japan – and they know it. On March 21-23 Chanel will host three events: a presentation of the winter couture show, the opening a pop-up shop, and opening an exhibition devoted to Chanel’s iconic tweed jackets to showing images from Karl Lagefeld’s book “The Little Black Jacket,” and styled by Carine Roitfeld. WWD

chanel japan

The Manhattan Vintage show is February 3 & 4 in NYC – get your tickets to buy some great vintage Chanel. Manhattan Vintage
manhattan vintage show

More for the new sport collection from Chanel including a Cane and Tennis Racket Set.  Hypebeast

chanel cane tennis racket and tennis ball

 

Chanel introduces the Premiere Flying Tourbillon – commence drooling now.  Rare Delights

chanel premiere flying tourbillon

 

 

 

The Coveteur visits Massaro – the atelier responsible for making Chanel shoes and creating the iconic two-tone pump.  The Coveteur

massaro chanel the coveteur

I want this for my car.  Twitter

chanel tire cover

Meet Karl Lagerfeld’s kitten Choupette…Stylite

choupette karl lagerfeld kitten

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January 1, 2012

Chanel Avant Karl – Rare Period Chanel Costume Jewelry

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibsHere is my belated gift to you: a feast of Chanel costume jewelry treasures designed by Gabriella “Coco” Chanel herself.  This very rare collection of jewels is now on sale online through 1stDibs.com.  Prices range from $1,000 to $20,000 and every piece is a treasure.  A true glimpse into Mademoiselle’s exquisite taste, the collection of jewelry is museum worthy.  I’m so very jealous of anyone that purchases any of these pieces.  Ranging from $1,400 to $22,000 this jewelry is truly worth the investment.

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

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December 16, 2011

Sneak Peek: Chanel Spring Summer 2012

Chanel Spring Summer 2012 neon sneaker

What happens when you combine neon with Chanel?  You get the Spring Summer 2012 collection.  These pieces were not on the runway but a Spanish blogger was invited to a press preview in Madrid and posted some great pics of pieces from the 2102 Chanel spring summer collection.

I love the sneakers – especially the high tops – and did you see the tennis balls?  So cute, but too cute to actually play with.  We also get glimpses of new bags, shoes and neon jackets.  It all looks very summery and fun – can’t wait to see it in stores!

Image Source: Neo2

Photos By: Mar Pulido + Ignazio Arizmendi

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December 8, 2011

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay Accessories

Chanel Paris-Bombay Accessories

I’ve said it before, I’ve said it again – I’m an accessories girl. I like apparel, but I LOVE accessories. To me, apparel is just something you wear under accessories. The Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay Accessories were so intricate that they could have had a show unto themselves – oppulent would be an understatement. But for all of their embellishment, Karl Lagerfeld managed to make it look all in good taste.

All of the models wore tikka – jewelry hanging on to the forehead that you attach to your hair – the Chanel version differed on some models by the addition of many chains that hung and draped over the side of the face. Bracelets took on a life of their own with some covering the hand and some with finger attachments. Necklaces ran the gamut from chokers to full bib necklaces to running across the body, across the shoulder and even full body jewelry that looked like a mesh overlay worn over clothing. Fingerless gloves and boots have patterns on them that were reminiscent of mehendi henna patterns normally seen on the hands and feet of brides.

Chanel Paris-Bombay Accessories

New iterations of the Boy bag had all or one of the following: quilting on the front flap, exotic skins, Double-C clasp, and jewel encrusted thick straps. Some bags were in exotic skins while others looked like they were made of metal, some were in metallic leather while others were heavily jewel encrusted. Chanel showed these little pyramid-esque evening purses that looked like they were made to house treasure. My favorite bag was a snake skin clutch with diamond encrusted clasp. Sandals mimicked the bracelets and looked like foot jewelry while some boots looked like they were extensions of the pants. Gold booties looked inspired by men’s footwear but were every bit feminine. I can’t wait for this collection to be in stores so I can see all of the details in person!

All Images:Style.com

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Chanel Métiers D’Art Paris-Bombay 2012 – Maison Lesage & Maison Desrues

The Chanel Métiers D’Art collections are all about featuring the fine workmanship of the artisanal houses that Chanel has purchased as part of Paraffection. In the video below you’ll get an inside look at Maison Lesage & Maison Desrues creating pieces for the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay collection. Maison Lesage focuses on embroidery while Maison Desrues creates jewelery and accessories. When you see the amount of work that goes into each piece you understand the hefty price tag of the pieces! It’s quite mesmerizing to watch…

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November 29, 2011

Rare Chanel on The Coveteur

rare chanel on the coveteur

The Covetuer is every fashion lover’s inside look into the closets we all wish we had.  As a year in review, they’ve gathered all the photos of rare Chanel items that they’ve come across and published them in one place.  I selected a few of my favorites but you should definitely check out The Coveteur for the full experience.

rare chanel on the coveteurrare chanel on the coveteur

rare chanel on the coveteur

rare chanel on the coveteur

rare chanel on the coveteur

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November 28, 2011

Chanel Links: Thanksgiving 2011 Weekend

I took a much-needed few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving (and my birthday) but that didn’t stop Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld from making the news. Let’s play a little catch-up to see what happened in the Chanel world last week…

karl lagerfeld coco chanel coin
I’m not sure why everyone on the interweb is so surprised that Karl Lagerfeld makes a lot of money considering who he works for and the breadth of his projects – but he does, ok? WWD

karl lagerfeld penKarl Lagerfeld will be donning a new hat - that of editor. In February 2012, “Lagerfeld will guest edit all Metro editions around the world. As part of the project, he will create a series of collectible sketches, illustrations and columns as well as choose the stories for the newspaper and give his notoriously provocative comments on the news of the day.”  Metro

Yoon Seung Ah as Coco Chanel

14 stars were chosen by 15 designers as their ‘muses’, and Chanel picked Yoon Seung Ah in Vogue magazine’s latest pictorial in the December issue. (Not sure which country’s edition of Vogue).  AllKPop

megan hess chanelIllustrator Megan Hess is exhibiting her work at the newly launched The Gallery in Victoria, Australia.  Ragtrader

Chanel J12 AppChanel launched an iPhone App for the J12 and among the features, you can “try one on”.

karl lagerfeld dupont colette

Back in July I posted about the pens and lighters that Karl Lagerfeld designed for S.T. Dupont – you can buy them now on the Colette webshop.

blake lively moma chanel makeup

Blake Lively and Elizabeth Olsen looked gorgeous in Chanel makeup at the Chanel-sponsored MOMA Film Benefit in honor of Pedro Almodovar.  Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin did Blake Lively’s makeup and Gita Bass did Elizabeth Olsen’s makeup.

Elizabeth Olsen moma chanel makeup

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