La Chanelphile

January 19, 2010

Take It From A Chanelphile, Graffiti’s For Chumps

Chanel on Spring Street gets tagged

The Chanel boutique on Spring Street in Soho, NYC was tagged by a kid with pink spray paint.  Don’t get me wrong, I love graffiti and street art but this is just dumb.  It doesn’t look good, you can’t even make out a tag – it’s just a kid making a mess.  It’s going to take a lot more than some pink spray paint to make those window displays look bad!

From Racked (via Nylon)

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La Chanelphile on The Vine

La Chanelphile on TheVine.com

We got our first bit of press yesterday!  La Chanelphile was featured on The Vine, Australia’s top website for news on music, fashion and entertainment.  Read the write up on TheVine.

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January 11, 2010

Martin Scorsese Films New Chanel Ad in Brooklyn

Martin Scorcese Films Chanel Ad in Brooklyn at Moto

Martin Scorsese Films Chanel Ad in Brooklyn at Moto

The rumors are apparently true.  The Dossier Journal reported today that they saw some lights, camera, action! at Moto in Brooklyn last night. Chanel has a tradition of pairing directors with their muses for ad campaigns;  Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) worked together for Chanel No. 5, as did Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) with Audrey Tautou for the latest Chanel No. 5 ads.  I wonder if Martin Scorsese will be teamed up with some muses of the past… will it be Jodi Foster (Taxi Driver) or Sharon Stone (Casino)?  Only time will tell, but I cannot wait to see this ad!

Via Fashionologie

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Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Protective Base Coat & Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer

Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Base Coat & Nail Shine Lacquers

Chanel has been at the forefront of developing must have nail colours for a while so it’s only natural that they would develop a base coat and top coat to match the rainbow of trendy lacquers. First, prime your nails with the Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Protective Base Coat.  This anti-yellowing formula safeguards nails against breakage, while reducing the appearance of white spots.  After you polish with your favorite Le Vernis, then apply the Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer, for a quick-drying, long-lasting, high-gloss finish.  Magnifique!

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Filed under: Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 7:28 am

January 8, 2010

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

They say lipstick sales are “recession proof” – in fact – sales usually go up. Why? Because it’s an inexpensive way to look beautiful and freshen up your look. Chanel is taking note and bringing lipstick back to a young customer base that is infatuated with lip gloss. This March, Chanel is introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour – and bringing back the lost art of sexily applying your lipstick.

Vanessa Paradis, the French actress (and Johnny Depp’s leading lady) is the face of the campaign and this is not the first time Paradis has worked with Chanel.  Andrea D’Avack, president of Chanel Fragrance & Beauté, stated: “Vanessa has been very linked to the house over the years, and she represents a young, sophisticated woman who we also believe will be the consumer for Rouge Coco.”  Print and TV ads have been shot though it’s still unclear whether TV spots will be placed in the U.S.

The Rouge Coco line has 30 shades and each hue is named after an influential part of Coco Chanel’s life – Camelia, Mademoiselle, and Paris – to name a few.  The shades come in one of four color families Roses-Pinks; Reds-Corals; Violets-Berries, and Neutrals-Browns and will be available in different global markets.

Like many Chanel cosmetics, the packaging takes it’s cue from Chanel’s history with black and gold detailing, interlocking C’s and the Chanel name embossed into each lipstick bullet.  The Rouge Coco collection debuts in March with each lipstick retailing for $30 at fine retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Chanel.com.

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Images & Info: WWD

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Tattoo You: Chanel Temporary Tattoos Hit Shelves March 1st

chanel tattoos

Chanel comes out with it’s fair share of novelty items from bicycles to basket balls so I’m not sure I was surprised to learn that the tattoos that the models were sporting on the runway at the Chanel Spring 2010 Ready to Wear show will be available for sale this spring.

Les Trompe L’œil de Chanel, a set of 55 individual tattoos, will retail for £49 (or roughly $78 US).  I can’t say I’m a fan of temporary tattoos but I must have this!  I probably wouldn’t even use them it’s just something that I need to possess.  I’m sure there will be mass hysteria so get prepared to wait in line.

Info Via Elle.uk

Image via Chanel

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January 7, 2010

Love Is A Battlefield: Chanel Samurai Armor


Mademoiselle Chanel inspired many artists in her lifetime from Stravinsky to Picasso, and apparently she continues to do so.  Japanese artist “Tetsuya Noguchi has created some concept samurai armor suits designed to appeal to the fashion-conscious warrior. Made from resin, cashew lacquer, cloth and glass, the exquisitely crafted protective suits sport the iconic double-C logo, allowing the wearer to flaunt his superior social status while crushing the enemy on the battlefield.”  (Pink Tentacle)

Via Pink Tentacle (more images here)

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:38 pm

Coco A Go-Go: Karl Lagerfeld Contributes to V Magazine’s Size Issue

Coco A Go-Go

It’s widely known that Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t like “round” people but that didn’t stop him from contributing to V Magazine’s Size Issue. Models.com just released a sneaky peek of Karl’s “Coco A Go-Go” shoot featuring Miss Dirty Martini and Jane Schmitt as “Coco.” I’m not positive but I’m pretty sure that Mademoiselle is rolling in her grave.  V Magazine’s Size Issue hits newsstands on January 14th.

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January 6, 2010

Chanel Vintage Accessories Sale On NOW!

Vintage Chanel Sale on BillionDollarBabes.com

Why are you still here?? Get to shopping I’m sure pieces will go fast!!

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January 5, 2010

31 Rue Cambon: Interview From NPR

31 rue cambon

31 rue cambon

Journalist Susan Stamberg interviewed Chanel archivist Odile Babin on NPR. It’s a terrific article and interview with lots of insight into the little things that the biographies don’t tell you about Coco Chanel.

As a Chanelphile, I loved this interview. I think I found my new dream job – Chanel archivist?? If only I spoke French! I knew there was a reason I was infatuated with Paris and speaking French as a little girl – if only I had learned. I suppose it’s never too late. In the mean time, you can listen to the NPR feature below and you can read the article on NPR.org.

Image and audio from NPR.

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