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September 11, 2012

Fashion in the Street: Chanel at New York Fashion Week SS13 – Part 1

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I’m in New York for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week and all of the attendees are dressed in their finest which usually includes some form of Chanel (in some cases something Chanel-inspired). Though I’m not able to shoot ALL of the Chanel I see, here’s a little taste of the Chanel accessories and the lovely ladies who wear them. More to come in the following days and weeks!

Click on the first image to view all of the photos larger and in a slideshow…

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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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January 4, 2012

Fashion In the Street: Chanel at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

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A few months ago my good friend Liz Baca/The Goods!, a vintage dealer, sold some of her vintage goodies at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.  I knew there would be lots of Chanel floating around so I asked her to take some Chanel street style shots for me to feature on the site.  Here is the best of the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show – all photos by Liz Baca on the iPhone.

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September 22, 2011

Fashion In the Streets: New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Presentations

CHANEL Fashion in the Streets

As promised, here are all the images I captured at the tents at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week.  For every image I was able to take, there were probably about 5 that I didn’t get.  Ladies get dressed in their best to see fashion shows and for many women, “their best” includes a Chanel bag.

The overwhelming majority of women have the Chanel 2.55 Classic (as opposed to the Chanel 2.55 Reissue).  There were also a few colors represented but for most women, the color of choice was black. I think the reason for that is twofold:  first, black is quintessentially Chanel and second, for many women a Chanel bag is an investment piece.  It’s not a secret that Chanel bags demand a hefty price tag so I think women opt for a color they will get the most wear out of.

One last note, I was taking pictures quickly so there definitely may be some fakes in the mix. I was not able to inspect the bags closely.  Some items I know are faux (like the rhinestone leggings!) but sometimes fakes are so bad that they’re good….

I’ll be making this a regular feature of the site so any feedback would be appreciated! Enjoy!

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September 15, 2011

Fashion in the Streets: NYFW Edition Teaser

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

La Chanelphile is the blog most dear to my heart because it’s still in its infancy and showing so much promise.  I’m so enamored with the brand that ideas for different columns keep spilling out of my head – case in point – my new column “Fashion in the Streets.”  Chanel knew that fashion was all around her and that many ideas that inspire how we look come from what’s happening in life and “in the street.”  So, I’ve decided to start documenting Chanel as I see it worn in the streets. What better place to start documenting than New York Fashion Week? There is no shortage of Chanel so my job was pretty easy.  I have a ton of photos to go through but here is small teaser of what is to come.  Enjoy – and stop drooling!  Oh, and many many thanks to the lovely ladies who let me photograph them!

chanel in the street

chanel in the street

chanel in the street

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