La Chanelphile

November 29, 2012

Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Show Invitation

We’re getting closer to the date of the Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Show and Chanel has just released an image of the invitation – not to be confused with AN invitation. The Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Show Invitation features an illustration by Karl Lagerfeld of Linlithgow Palace in his signature style. No real clues as to the collection so we’ll have to wait and see.

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November 19, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Shot Victoria Beckham at 31 Rue Cambon

victoria beckham karl lagerfeld 31 rue cambon

These pictures have been out for some time now but they are too lovely not to post. The images are of Victoria Beckham shot by Karl Lagerfeld for the November 2012 issue of Elle France. The photos were shot in Coco Chanel’s personal apartment and on the infamous mirrored staircase at 31 Rue Cambon. Many of the photos – the settings and poses – are re-enactments of photos of Coco Chanel herself. The photos are nice but Victoria Beckham is no Coco Chanel.

victoria beckham karl lagerfeld 31 rue cambon

victoria beckham karl lagerfeld 31 rue cambon

victoria beckham karl lagerfeld 31 rue cambon

victoria beckham karl lagerfeld 31 rue cambon

victoria beckham karl lagerfeld 31 rue cambon

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November 13, 2012

Chanel Links: October-November 2012

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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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October 22, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura – Behind the Scenes Video

Take a look a the behind the scenes action at the photo shoot for the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura ad campaign. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, this campaign features the model Tao, and the international artistic director of shu uemura: Uchiide. Take a look below…

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October 3, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 RTW

Here’s Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear. As is customary the interview is full of Karlisms. He may say some things that are out of line sometimes but I love this man. His talents are limitless and yet he is still so humble – he leaves it up to us to determine whether the clothing is chic. Uncle Karl, of course it is!

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October 1, 2012

CHANEL – The Little Black Jacket Soon in London Video

Back in September I mentioned that after Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, CHANEL’s photo exhibition, “The Little Black Jacket”, arrives in London on October 12th. The exhibition will run October 12-28 at the Saatchi Gallery. For more information visit http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com. In the mean time, here’s a video to get you ready…

Bersarin Quartett: “Geschichten Von Interesse”
Denovali Records / Copyright: Thomas Bücker

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September 20, 2012

Lagerfeld Links: August & September 2012

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Lagerfeld Links!

Yesterday I caught up on Chanel-inspired news and today I’m focusing on Karl Lagerfeld-inspired news…

Let’s start off with a very Happy Belated Birthday to Karl Lagerfeld! Uncle Karl celebrated his 79th birthday on September 10th.

karl lagerfeld cupcake

Carine Roitfeld thinks Karl Lagerfeld is a rockstar: “It’s funny, he’s like a rock star now. You go on the street with him and it’s like being with J-Lo.” Female First

This is what Karl Lagerfeld looked like as a child – it seems like he’s always liked collars and ties. dailyELLE

karl lagerfeld as a child

If you haven’t shopped the new collection yet, the KARL fall-winter 2012/13 collection is for sale on Net-a-Porter. I’m especially loving the KARL camo! Also, you may notice his new collection includes pearl and lace collars – I beat him to it and showed you how to DIY pearl and lace collars back in April!

karl by karl lagerfeld fall winter 2012 2013 net a porter

Watch the making of the Karl fall-winter 2012/13 campaign…

Just in case you were wondering what Karl Lagerfeld zombie nail art looked like…StyleBistro

karl lagerfeld zombie nail art design

Karl Lagerfeld designed the layout for the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. He stated: “I like antique dealers and everything the Biennale represents, and I love the Grand Palais, which is my favorite place in Paris. I have so many memories there of Chanel runway shows with their outsized decor.” Karl

Biennale des Antiquaires karl lagerfeld sketch

Karl Lagerfeld’s Mon Shu character made many appearances at the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura (SUKL) launch in the form of a balloon, plush dolls, animated character (flying on a lipstick) and nail decals. In discussing Japanese schoolgirls – his inspiration for Mon Shu – Karl Lagerfeld stated: “They dress a little like me, even if this is more exaggerated.” WWD

karl lagerfeld mon shu

I may need to start a new column called the Choupette Link List!

Here we see the “Coco Cat” illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld and the mini Chanel model Hudson Kroenig wearing a tee with Choupette on it. LDNfashion

Choupette Lagerfeld coco cat

Laetitia Casta was “fucking scared” that Choupette would leap to her death during a photo shoot the two were working on together. Fashionista

Laetitia Casta choupette

Here’s a very informative infographic comparing Karl Lagerfeld and his kitty Choupette. Grazia

karl lagerfeld choupette infographic

Before Choupette, there was Mr. Ashton...W Magazine

karl lagerfeld dog pet

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August 30, 2012

Choupette Lagerfeld’s Film Debut

It was only a matter of time before Karl Lagerfeld’s kitty Choupette would be in films. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come from Net-A-Porter…

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August 24, 2012

New to My Library – Paper Passion Review

paper passion perfume

Back in June I posted about Paper Passion, the fragrance by Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, and Wallpaper* magazine, with packaging by Karl Lagerfeld and Steidl. I received my book/bottle a few weeks ago and have been meaning to post photos but am just now getting around to it.

The packaging is very impressive and a true collector’s piece. I can’t say that I love the fragrance or that it smells like paper, but I still love this fragrance because the packaging and idea behind it are so clever. For those of you wondering what it smells like, it has a very strong alcohol smell to it and reminds me of rubbing alcohol. I know, not very pleasant at first, but the strong alcohol scent fades quickly and you’re left with a very clean, simple scent.

You can order Paper Passion on Amazon.com.

paper passion perfume

paper passion perfume

paper passion perfume

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August 14, 2012

Lagerfeld Links: July and August 2012

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Lagerfeld Links!

keira knightley and karl lagerfeld
Word on the street is that Karl Lagerfeld offered to design Keira Knightley’s wedding dress.

karl lagerfeld glasses

See what it’s like to see the world through Karl Lagerfeld’s eyes.

karl lagerfeld 12 things he can't live without
Check out the 12 things that Karl Lagerfeld can’t live without from his favorite pens, white hair powder and his infamous high-collar shirts.

karl lagerfeld and choupette
Karl and Choupette – cutest photo ever.

karl lagerfeld choupette
Is Choupette taking the spotlight off of Karl Lagerfeld? Vogue UK

Much ado about Karlisms – you probably already heard it – Karl Lagerfeld is impressed with Victoria Beckham’s size zero physique but not so much with Pippa Middleton’s face.

Karl Lagerfeld sees himself as a cartoon – and other Karlisms in his interview with The Independent.

saskia de brauw karl by karl lagerfeld
Here’s a peek at the KARL by Karl Lagerfeld fall campaign.

karl lagerfeld harpers bazaar
Karl Lagerfeld shot a glamorous editorial for Harper’s Bazaar inspired by stylish ladies Mona Bismarck and Millicent Rogers.

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