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!
January 19, 2010
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.
January 11, 2010
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!
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!
January 8, 2010
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
January 7, 2010
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)
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.
January 6, 2010
January 5, 2010
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.