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March 18, 2013

Dress Up The Season With Target Threshold

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Before and After shot of the Target Threshold Dress Up the Season Makeover

When Target offered me the chance to Dress Up the Season and makeover one of the rooms in my house with the new Target Threshold™ collection I jumped at the chance. I had been wanting to freshen up my bedroom for some time as I was tired of my current linens. Since this is a Chanel-related website I used Coco Chanel as my inspiration for the Target Threshold™ makeover.

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After the Target Threshold “Dress Up The Season” Makeover

The main item I purchased for the Target Threshold™ makeover is the Threshold™ Pinched Pleat Comforter Set . I thought the most dramatic way to change the room was with white linens. The Pinched Pleat Comforter Set reminded me of the Matelassé pattern that Coco Chanel has made so famous. I love how the white comforter brightened up the entire room and gave a sense of lightness to the atmosphere.

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After the Target Threshold “Dress Up The Season” Makeover

Next, in Chanel-fashion, I added a bit more character to the space with accessories. I added picture frames, a silver tray, votive candles and hurricane candle holders. I chose a mirrored and a pearl-finish frames to display photos of my little one. I added votive candles because candlelight can’t be mimicked with electric lights and I converted hurricanes into mini vases and filled them with fresh white hydrangeas. The overall look is charming and I love the way the room turned out.

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During the Target Threshold “Dress Up The Season” Makeover – Coco Chanel always said put everything on and take one thing off. I didn’t think the Houndstooth throw worked here so I took it off.

While I was rearranging items during the makeover, one of Coco Chanel’s rules about style rang true. Her famous rule about putting everything on and taking one thing off before leaving your home came in handy when I was redecorating my bedroom. I originally had intended on including a Houndstooth throw to add at the foot of the bed but I felt it needed to be edited out as it didn’t add to the lightness I was trying to achieve.

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After the Target Threshold “Dress Up The Season” Makeover

Redecorating to dress up the season doesn’t have to break the bank. You could do it all affordably with the new Target Threshold™ collection. Just think, with all the money you save, the more you’ll have to put toward your Chanel fund!

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Target Threshold™: It’s the right mix of classic and modern. An effortless elegance. Beautiful, yet affordable. Designed for a lifetime of housewarmings. It’s everything you’ll love about your home.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

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Filed under: Chanel — La Chanelphile @ 10:03 am

March 13, 2013

The Comedown with Karl Lagerfeld

Laura Brown of Bazaar sat down with Karl Lagerfeld to chat about when he gets his best ideas, being free of temptation and what he would do if he were invisible for a day. As always, the interview is full of Karlisms – check it out below…

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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 7:27 pm

March 12, 2013

Alice Dellal is the Face of Chanel Boy Bags Again

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Alice Dellal made her Chanel debut in the first Chanel Boy Bag ad campaign last spring and now Chanel has unveiled the second Chanel Boy Bag campaign starring Alice Dellal as the face of Boy Bag again.  The campaign features black and white images of Alice Dellal on horseback  – these photos are reminiscent of an image I’ve seen of Coco Chanel on horseback (with Boy Capel) and were probably inspired by that image (see below).  The campaign was photographed at La ferme de la Chapelle, Fontaine-Chaalis.

For more information on Chanel’s Boy Bag collection visit boy.chanel.com.

alice dellal chanel boy bag spring 2013

alice dellal chanel boy bag spring 2013

alice dellal chanel boy bag spring 2013

coco chanel boy capel

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Backstage at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 RTW Show

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Some of my favorite images of the Chanel collections are the images of the goings-on backstage. You see wonderful details that you don’t see in the runway photos and you see models acting naturally. Check out these gorgeous photos of Backstage at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear Show.

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backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

backstage chanel fall 2013 rtw

Photos by Benoit Peverelli for Chanel.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:27 pm

VIPs at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show

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Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show was full of celebrities and persons-of-the-moment. Here are some highlights from the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Ready-to-Wear show…

Photos by Anne Combaz

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Jessica Chastain Chanel

Soko Chanel

5-Milla-Jovovich

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7-Ana-Girardot

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Elena Perminova Chanel

Yi Zhou Chanel

Theophilus London Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld Chanel

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Making of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear Press Kit

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As is his custom, Karl Lagerfeld shot the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear press kit at Studio 7L in Paris. Here is a sneak peek of the behind the scenes action of the photo shoot.

Photos by Olivier Saillant for Chanel

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

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March 11, 2013

Preview of Inside Chanel Episode 4: The Jacket

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Chanel has released Episode 4 of Inside Chanel and this video takes us inside Chanel’s infamous jacket. This film illustrates the rich heritage surrounding the house’s iconic jacket, which is as relevant today as it was the day Mademoiselle Chanel created it in 1954. Along with the film, Chanel has released some sketches by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Coco Chanel and her signature jacket. The full version of the film releases on Wednesday, March 13th. Stay tuned for more!

Soundtrack:
1. Artist: Bersarin Quartett
Title: “Alles ist ein wunder”
Denovali records

2. Artist: Katsuhisa Hattori
Title: “500,000,000 JPN”
Toho Music Corporation / Shochiku Music Publishing Co, Ltd

3. Artist: Chromatics
Title: “Lady”
Italians do it better

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

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March 7, 2013

Chanel Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 Beauty

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The most striking aspect of the Chanel Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 makeup were the bejeweled eyes of all the models walking down the runway. But of course, every season the question most people have is, “what is the new nail color??” The answer is Elixir, and it will be out late summer as part of the Fall 2013 Collection.

chanel fall winter 2013 2014 makeup

Here is a breakdown of the products Peter Philips used to create the Chanel Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 makeup look:

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM

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

The Eyes
QUADRA EYE SHADOW in Prélude
LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Mascara in Noir
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Noir
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair

The Cheeks
LE BLUSH CREME DE CHANEL in Inspiration – Fall 2013 Collection

The Lips
ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Colour Lipshine in Instinct – Fall 2013 Collection

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Elixir – Fall 2013 Collection

*On the eyes, platinum sequins line the upper lashes, like an ‘eyeliner’ (not for sale).

First four images by Vincent Lappartient for Chanel
Remaining images from Style.com

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Chanel Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 Details

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The Chanel Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection was a feast for the eyes for those of us that love accessories. The emphasis this season was on chains – lots of them – on everything. Boots had loose chains draping over them and shoes had chain details on the soles. Thick bracelets were stacked on wrists, while thick necklaces were worn on the napes of necks place over the hair.

My favorite part of the collection were the bags. The Boy “Lego” Brick bag makes a comeback but this time with some tweed accents. I especially loved the oversize boxy bag that models held like an oversize clutch. Chanel also presented bags oval bags, Boy Bags, and a new bag with a metal pipe-like handle. My favorite bag of all though was the little globe bags. Appearing in black and clear, the Chanel globe bag will definitely be the evening bag of the season.

Images: Style.com

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Chanel Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 Collection

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2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Chanel’s first boutique in Deauville and to mark the occasion, Karl Lagerfeld illuminated a giant rotating globe to show the global expansion that Chanel has made in one-hundred years. From a small French seaside resort town to global domination, Karl brought to life the reach of the Chanel brand with little Chanel flags denoting the location of Chanel shops around the world.

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The Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear collection like the night sky that was cast in the Grand Palais was a play of lightness and darkness. Dark, thick tweeds glistened with metallic threads woven through them mimicing twinkling stars in the dark sky. The silhouette was at times long and lean, while other pieces hit at the hip and then flared. Many pieces were accompanied by Karl’s now-signature “are they pants? are they boots? are they leggings?” leg coverings that sometimes gave the effect of high boots and at times the effect of pants. Either way, they looked great – especially in leather.

Probably the most striking item in the collection was the fur hat which Karl said was supposed to mimic Anna Wintour’s signature bob. I wasn’t a huge fan of the hat, but it added a bit more theater to an already cosmic presentation. My favorite part of the collection was the chain details – whether hanging loosely on boots, heavily stacked on wrists, or artfully draped over long hair – I can’t wait to see these pieces when they release.

What did you think of this collection? What was your favorite part?

Runway Images: Style.com
Decor and Final Walk Images: Chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 3:23 pm
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