La Chanelphile

September 6, 2011

Chanel’s Fashion Night Out!

Sorry for the lack of posts I’m getting ready for my flight to NY for Fashion Week! To kick off fashion week, Fashion’s Night Out is a huge event that takes over Manhattan. To commemorate the occasion, Chanel is releasing Les Jeans de Chanel and having events at many of its boutiques. Check out the flyer below to see if a Chanel near you is hosting a FNO event. I’ll be at one of the Chanel boutiques in NYC – just not sure which one yet. Are any of you going??

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 1:21 pm

September 2, 2011

Chanel’s Shade Parade Coolest Nail Colour Video Ever!

I’m a huge fan of Le Vernis de Chanel and I just came across this very clever video features some of Chanel’s best sellers.  The nail colours are featured on hand models that do little finger dances like cabaret showgirls.  I love this video – I’ll stop now – just check it out!

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August 30, 2011

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet & Beauté des Ongles Matte Top Coat

chanel rouge allure velvet lipstick for fall 2011

For fall, Chanel is unveiling a new matte lipstick – Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet. The soft, yet intense rich matte color is created with the inclusion of mother-of-pearl pigments. The introductory collection of Rouge Allure Velvet includes eight shades La Ravissante, La Câline, La Raffinée, L’Exubérante, La Fascinate, La Somptueuse, La Sensuelle, L’Exquise. The non-drying matte Rouge Allure Velvet comes in a sophisticated click-open case.  The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lip colours will retail for $32.

The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet collection will also include 3 Le Vernis shades, Pirate, Rose Caché, Rose Exubérant, and the introduction of Beauté des Ongles – a new topcoat that will give any shade of nail polish a matte finish.  The limited edition topcoat and Le Vernis shades will retail for $25.

I’m excited to see this collection. I’m a fan of matte lip and nail products, I think they look really sophisticated. I also love the feel of this ad – it’s so simple and chic – very Chanel. The lighting, especially the use of the spotlight, creates a very femme fatale effect.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:13 am

August 18, 2011

Chanel’s Fashion’s Night Out! Chanel Introduces Les Jeans de Chanel

In my NY Fashion Week prep I was researching the Fashion’s Night Out events and of course, the first thing I looked for was the Chanel event.  Last time I was in NY for FNO, I stopped by the Chanel boutique for the Jade and Jade Rose manicures. When I heard that Chanel was unveiling a new line of Le Vernis for FNO and giving manicures at the store, I knew immediately where I would be on FNO (just deciding which of the Chanel boutiques to go to).

Today Chanel announced the new nail colour collection, created by Peter Philips, that is releasing on FNO – Les Jeans de Chanel!  Though Chanel herself didn’t wear jeans – denim is something that she would love today.  It totally fits within her mode of working – taking something casual and making it chic, co-opting menswear and making it feminine and making comfortable clothing.  Les Jeans de Chanel is a trio of denim-inspired blues: Blue Rebel, Blue Boy and Coco Blue.  Without having seen them in person yet, based on the photo my favorites are Blue Rebel and Blue Boy.

Les Jeans de Chanel goes on sale on September 8th in Chanel boutiques and on Chanel.com.

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

June 28, 2011

Peter Philips on Creating Particulière

Chanel Particulière

The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Peter Philips about creating some of the most popular lipstick and nail polish shades. Sometimes, some of the best colors are unplanned. One of my favorite Le Vernis, Particulière, was a happy accident. Peter Philips explained,

“They were mixing colors in the lab and I said, ‘Stop!,’ ” Philips recalls. “I took a look at the shade and thought, ‘This is kind of particular. It’s not gray and it’s not beige, it’s kind of weird.’ ” He brought the shade to the women he works with and they couldn’t wait to put it on. “I know when I like a color, but that doesn’t mean it makes a good nail polish,” said the Belgian-born Philips, who can be credited with helping to legitimize funky nail polish colors and making them acceptable for all women to wear, no matter their age or occupation.

Once he had the Particuliere color, he needed a collection in which to put it. And he heard that Karl Lagerfeld’s spring 2010 runway show was going to be set in a barn. “In French, the color is taupe, which is a kind of animal, a mole,” explains Philips. “I said, ‘Karl, I got a taupe for your barn.’ “

Read the full article on the Los Angeles Times website.

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March 28, 2011

Chanel Summer 2011 Makeup: Les Fleurs D’Ete

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

For the Summer 2011 makeup palette, Peter Philips was inspired by summer flowers. The pretty pinks, peaches and soft yellows look like they will go beautifully with a healthy tan. Back in November we gave you a sneak peek of Mimosa, the newest Chanel color that will surely cause a commotion. Here, we can see the three new colors. They’re all pretty but Mimosa is by far the most unique. It’s making me want to lay poolside and sip one… just a few more months! Here’s a breakdown of all the new colors…

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

Chanel Les 4 Ombres (Quadra Eye Shadows)
*Lilium (deep green)
*Light green

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

Waterproof Pencil Eye Stylo Yeux Waterproof
*Rose Platine

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

Soleil Tan de Chanel (Moisturizing Bronzing Powder)
*Bronze Rose, natural beige with rose highlight
*Bronze Corail, deep beige with coral highlight

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

Levres Scintillantes (Glossimers)
*Aurore, light orange with pink,shimmer
*Pink Peony, pink
*Pensee, pink, coral with gold shimmer

les fleurs d ete de chanel summer 2011 makeup collection

Le Vernis (Nail Colour)
*Mimosa, lemon yellow
*Beige Petale, beige rose
*Morning Rose, rose

Source: Becoming Gorgeous

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March 9, 2011

Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Beauté

I know, I know, from the moment you know Chanel is debuting a new collection the question at the tip of everyone’s lips is: What is the new nail color??? Well, the new nail color is called Graphite and will be in stores in July. It seems a bit lighter than Steel and a bit more gold than Black Pearl – very nice color – can’t wait to get it on my fingertips.

Here’s a breakdown of the products that Peter Philips developed for the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 collection…

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen

The Eyes
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Epatant – (available July 2011)
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Mirifique– (available July 2011)
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Fantasme– (available July 2011)
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine – (available July 2011)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
CRAYONS SOURCILS (available July 2011)

The Cheeks
(No blush)

The Lips
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer in Natural
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET in La Furtive- (available November 2011)

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Graphite – (available July 2011)

Image Source: Chanel, photos to Vincent Lappartient

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February 17, 2011

My Chanel At Fashion Week

I just got back from NY Fashion Week and my Fashion Week ensembles would not be complete without some Chanel accessories… here’s what I had with me on my trip to NY…

Chanel Khaki Rose from the Les Khakis de Chanel Fashion’s Night Out Collection
chanel khaki rose

My favorite Chanel earrings…chanel earrings

My new red Chanel Camellia rain boots…

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January 24, 2011

Beautiful Dreamer: Peter Philips Interview on Nowness

As Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup, Peter Philips’s instinct for trend forecasting is unmatched. Since his appointment in 2008, the Belgian beauty guru has rolled out one hit after another—from his limited-edition nail varnish Jade, which sold for a breathless $100 a bottle on eBay at its peak, to his “temporary tattoos,” a project with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel’s spring 2010 show, which had a waiting list of 3,589 names before the designs went on sale. For today’s film, directors Jauretsi and Crystal Moselle visited the onetime makeup artist at his Manhattan home to discuss his early memories of his mother, Irving Penn’s light-sculpting ability, and the inspiration behind Philips’s robot-themed animation for Chanel, which has its world premiere on NOWNESS tomorrow.

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December 14, 2010

12 Days of Chanel: Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel is ahead of the curve as far as nail lacquer goes.  With trend setting colors Vamp, Jade, and Blue Satin, wearing the latest Chanel Le Vernis is a sure fire way to keep a look current.  At $24-28 a bottle (depending on how limited the color is) Chanel Nail Colour is the “gateway drug” of a Chanel addiction – one that may lead to purchases of fragrance, shoes, bags and accessories!  Le Vernis make a great gift or stocking stuffer – just be sure to get those limited edition colors fast!

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