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January 13, 2013

Anne Hathaway Stuns In Chanel Couture at the Golden Globes

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Anne Hathaway looked gorgeous in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony.  The beaded two-piece white ensemble was simple and chic in true Chanel form.  There are rumors that she is pregnant, and if she is, then the two piece set is very forgiving and hides a lot.  Definitely one of the best dressed of the night!

1.14.13, 9:23 AM PST Update from Chanel – here are some details of her ensemble:

She wore a white beaded strapless dress, look 63, from the Spring Summer 2009 Haute Couture Collection.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry: “Franges Swing” and a “Plume” bracelet, as well as “Camélia” earrings, all in 18-karat white gold and diamonds.
She was wearing CHANEL make-up.

Image: Just Jared

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Chanel at the Critic’s Choice Awards 2013

It’s officially award season and the season kicked off with the Critic’s Choice Awards.  Elle Fanning wore a Chanel dress from the Spring 2013 collection while Chanel beauty graced the beautiful faces of Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway and Elle Fanning.  See the lovely results below…

Elle Fanning in Chanel Cosmetics and Chanel Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2013

elle fanning chanel critics choice award 2013

elle fanning chanel critics choice award 2013

Anne Hathaway in Chanel Cosmetics

anne hathaway chanel makeup critics choice awards 2013

anne hathaway chanel makeup critics choice awards 2013

Naomi Watts in Chanel Cosmetics

naomi watts chanel makeup critics choice awards 2013

naomi watts chanel makeup critics choice awards 2013

Red Carpet images from Just Jared

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January 9, 2013

Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Texas for Pre-Fall 2014!

wwd ceo summit karl lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfled was interviewed as part of the WWD CEO Summit – a definite must read, it’s a great interview about Karl Lagerfeld’s career and approach. Click the link to read: Karl Lagerfeld WWD CEO Summit interview.

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Coco Chanel with Stanley Marcus in Texas.

In the interview he passingly mentions that this year he will be heading to Texas for Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2014 Chanel shows! From the way it reads I think it will be for the Métiers d’Art collection. He stated:

When you have a show with only a girl coming out of the door, crossing a runway, it’s OK for fashion freaks but the public get bored very quickly. There has to be some magical surrounding. That’s why I went to Scotland to this castle where Mary Stuart was born, and it was quite a magical moment. To do the opposite, next time, in a year, I will go to Dallas. You know why? First of all, I love Texas. I love Texans. There’s another reason. When Chanel reopened, the French press was beyond nasty. The only press that understood it immediately was the American press, and Neiman Marcus gave her the Oscar for her collection, so I think it’s a nice thing to go there.

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Stanley Marcus presents Coco Chanel with the Neiman-Marcus fashion award for 1957.

Karl Lagerfeld mentions the hostility Coco Chanel’s re-launch collections were received with in the French press but the Americans loved her. Her popularity in the U.S. made it possible for her to continue her comeback – as well as pieces that we now consider signatures like the tweed suit, 2.55 bag and toe-cap shoes.

The Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Texas for Pre-Fall 2014 is going to be crazy – take the intricacy of a Métiers d’Art collection and combine that with the “bigger is better” attitude of Texas and we’ve got the makings of a grand ol’ collection y’all.

Source: WWD

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Lagerfeld Links: The Giant Year-End 2012 Link List

Ok, so I wanted to get this up before the new year but it just didn’t happen. I took some time off to spend with my family and stayed away from all electronics to give myself a little break.  I’m back and ready for action now but I still have all these links hanging over my head so I’m posting them here – maybe you heard some, maybe you didn’t.  Here’s the year-end 2012 Karl Lagerfeld link list…

Karl Lagerfeld is adding Melissa Shoes to his list of brands he’s collaborated with.  He’s signed up with the maker of plastic jelly shoes for four seasons with shoes debuting in March 2013 and reaching retailers for Fall 2013.  WWD

karl lagerfeld most influential designer marie claire award

At the Marie Claire Prix de la Mode Awards in Spain Karl Lagerfeld was recognized as the most influential designer of the past 25 years. WWD

karl lagerfeld christmas stocking selfridges

Though long gone, you could had adorned your mantel with a Karl Lagerfeld Christmas stocking from Selfridges.  Born Rich

karl lagerfeld rolls royce

Lagerfeld teamed up with Rolls Royce for a bespoke photo exhibition of Rolls Royce cars.  WWD

karl lagerfeld carine roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld reminisces about a time when Karl Lagerfeld showed up at her Vogue 90th Anniversary Ball in a burqa to evade detection and was promptly arrested outside.  Paper Mag

karl lagerfeld kaleidoscope

Karl Lagerfeld moves on to Inter Parfums while Coty retains the right to sell existing KL fragrances.  Basenotes

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Karl Lagerfeld is known for his Karlisms – check out the video above for the opposite – silence as he is transfixed by what he sees! Fashionista

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After President Obama was re-elected President of the U.S. Karl Lagerfeld sketched him as a chef with the title “Biggest Boss in the World.”  Daily Mail

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Lagerfeld has teamed up with Italian furniture maker Cassina to create abstract photos of iconic pieces. WWD

Karl admits that some of Chanel’s success lies in the company creating “a product nobody needs but people want.”  I guess there are varying definitions of need but sometimes I really feel like I NEED Chanel :)   Telegraph

Let’s take it back to Halloween for a moment shall we?  Yes, I’m taking it back that far. I will not rest until these links are live!  Bookmark these for October :)

Here are some Karl Lagerfeld Halloween costumes.  U Look Haute

karl lagerfeld pumpkin

Learn how to carve a Karl Lagerfeld pumpkin. Fashion Magazine

karl lagerfeld ghost

Karl Lagerfeld inspired a ghost character in Hong Kong’s amusement park promotional video.  Art Info

Now my head is clear and I can get back to my regular posts. Have a great day!

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January 8, 2013

Chanel Spring 2013 Campaign

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

Images of Chanel’s new spring 2013 ad campaign have surfaced online and I have them here for you to check out. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld and featuring models Stella Tennant, Ondria Hardin, Yumi Lambert the campaign has a bit of a Japanese minimalist influence suggested by the tatami mats on the floor and the furnishings, especially the low table. The campaign stirred a bit of controversy when it was first shot because of the employment of Ondria Hardin whose age is in question at the time the campaign was photographed (she was 15 or 16). To everyone’s surprise, the campaign also features another sixteen-year old, Yumi Lambert.

The campaign is nice and I think it’s a success because I can’t wait for this collection to come out!!

What do you think of the controversy surrounding the models’ age? It’s based on an industry guideline but her parents are ok with her working. What’s your opinion on this? Share your thoughts in the forum!!

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

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January 6, 2013

New Year Wishes From Chanel

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This lovely holiday video from Chanel matches the Christmas card the company sent out – so simple and lovely. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing you a Happy 2013!

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December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from La Chanelphile!

Chanel christmas tree

Baby, it’s cold outside, the families in town and the tree is up.  I’m ready for a break to spend time with family and friends, reflect on 2012 and dream for 2013.  I have some posts that I want to get up before the year is over but I’ve been sick and I’m taking the next few days off.  I wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!  I hope to be back next week to wish you a Happy 2013!

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December 17, 2012

Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup: Printemps Précieux de Chanel

chanel spring 2013 makeup printemps precieux de chanel

The Chanel Spring 2103 was one of my favorite recent collections. There are a few accessories that I have on my wishlist, but in the mean time, we can get a glimpse of what’s to come with the makeup collection.

chanel spring 2013 makeup printemps precieux de chanel

Named for the precious beauty of Spring, the new colour collection PRINTEMPS PRÉCIEUX DE CHANEL celebrates Gabrielle Chanel’s codes of simplicity and sophistication.   Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips channels the season’s splendor with a collection of contrasts.  Elegant neutrals complement soft-to-sultry pinks on face and lips, while nails are adorned with vivid polish.

chanel spring 2013 makeup printemps precieux de chanel

The Chanel Spring 2013 makeup collection Printemps Précieux de Chanel will be available at CHANEL.com, CHANEL Boutiques and department stores in January 201.

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December 16, 2012

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

On Friday and Saturday, the San Francisco streets were a bit more dressed up with the presence of a refurbished Chanel trolley car.  Decked out in signature black and white, the Chanel Nº5 Trolley featured tweed seats and a six-window display detailing the history of Chanel Nº5.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

The exhibit began with Chanel Nº5′s start as a creation of Gabrielle Chanel and perfumer Ernest Beaux and a 3D printed replica of 31 Rue Cambon.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – Created by Gabrielle Chanel and Perfumer Ernest Beaux

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – Replica of 31 Rue Cambon

Next, the evolution of the Chanel Nº5 bottles was displayed – also 3D printed replicas – along with the current Chanel Nº5 ad campaign featuring Brad Pitt.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – The evolution of the Chanel Nº5 bottle

As you walked through the Chanel Nº5 trolley you were invited to experience the scent of May Rose – one of the main ingredients of Chanel Nº5 – and the sweetest, loveliest rose scent I have ever experienced.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – The lovely scent of May Rose

The exhibit closed with experiencing the different iterations of Chanel Nº5 – Chanel Nº5 Parfum, Chanel Nº5 Eau de Toilette, Chanel Nº5 Eau de Parfum and Chanel Nº5 Eau Premiere.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – The Different Interpretations of a Classic Scent

To experience each of the different interpretations of Chanel Nº5, Chanel had its patented, exclusive ceramic blotters.  The use of ceramic blotters allows the user to experience the truest form of the scent without the need for spraying.  While other perfume brands just water down the scent to create Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette, Chanel does not engage in this practice.  Instead, adjustments are made to the basenotes of the fragrance for each interpretation.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – Close-up of the Tweed Seats

Created in 1921, Chanel Nº5 Parfum is a blend of florals and aldehydes with May Rose and Jasmine, both from Grasse, France at the forefront.  In 1924, the Chanel Nº5 Eau de Toilette was created with the Sandalwood scent enhanced creating a more woodsy scent.  We don’t see a new development until 1986 with the creation of Eau de Parfum, by Chanel Master Perfumer Jacques Polge, which softened the Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang notes. There was a large time span between the creations of Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum because before the 197-s Eau de Parfums did not exist.  Finally in 2008, Jacques Polge created Chanel Nº5 Eau Premiere, a modern, lighter interpretation of Chanel Nº5.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley – Close-up of the steering wheel

After experiencing each of these fragrances, I was surprised to learn that I had never actually smelled the original Chanel Nº5.  I knew that the main ingredients were May Rose and Jasmine but I could never find them in the scent.  That’s because the Chanel Nº5 that I was familiar with was the Chanel Nº5 Eau de Parfum and I didn’t know that each interpretation was a bit different.  I’m so happy that I was able to experience the true essence of Chanel Nº5 in the Chanel Nº5 trolley!

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

After guests made their way through the trolley  to view the exhibit, they were helped off the trolley by handsome models and given a ticket that was stamped – with a stamp in the shape of a Chanel Nº5 bottle.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley ticket with stamp

Once you received a ticket you were invited to visit Macy’s to receive a free sample of Chanel Nº5 Eau de Parfum and Chanel Nº5 Eau Premiere.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 sample received with the Chanel Nº5 Trolley ticket

Visiting the Chanel Nº5 was a wonderful experience – and a lovely way to start off a day of holiday shopping in Union Square, San Francisco.  Attending a Chanel event lets you experience the brands exquisite attention to detail where absolutely nothing is overlooked.  From the immaculate design of the trolley complete with interlocking C’s on the hubcaps and steering wheel, to the tweed on the seats, to the little Chanel Nº5 bottle stamp for the tickets.  If you were in San Francisco I hope you had a chance to experience this for yourself. If not, I hope you enjoy the photos.

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

Chanel Nº5 Trolley in San Francisco

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December 14, 2012

Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Celebrity & VIP Guests

Chanel Paris Edinburgh Amira Casar

Amira Casar

As ever, the Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Pre-Fall 2013 presentation was the place to be with celebrities and VIPs showing up in droves – and wearing Chanel of course. The following celebrities attended the Métiers d’Arts ‘Paris Edimbourg’ show and wore CHANEL:

Alicia VIKANDER wore a pink organza top with pearls, crystals and sequins embroideries, look 17, from the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection. She was carrying a black satin clutch.

Amira CASAR wore a pleated silk tulle black blouse with bow at the neck and balloon sleeves, look 48, from the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection and a long black pleated tulle Haute Couture skirt. She was wearing a black velvet belt and a silver bracelet.

Anna MOUGLALIS wore a long black velvet Haute Couture skirt with a pink Haute Couture top and a black cashmere coat from the Paris Byzance Collection.

Zhou XUN wore a cropped dark brown wool tweed and silk tulle top on a matching knee-length dress, look 16, from the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/11 Collection and a black coat from the Paris Byzance Collection. She was carrying a grey tweed clutch.

Poppy DELEVINGNE wore a short blue strapless organza dress with sequins and gold beads embroideries and matching top, look 61, from the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/11 Collection and a long green tweed coat, look 18, from the Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection. She was wearing a dark purple trapper hat and was carrying a blue silk bag.

Caroline SIEBER wore a short blue knitted Haute Couture dress with purple and red sequins embroideries. She was wearing grey knee high boots and was carrying a blue denim Boy bag.

Amber ANDERSON wore a gold jacket, look 43, and a short purple skirt, look 41, from the Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection. She was wearing black shoes and carrying a black Boy bag.

Sophie KENNEDY CLARK wore a short blue and gold dress, look 39, from the Cruise Versailles Collection. She was carrying a gold leather clutch.

Miroslava DUMA wore a long multicolor knitted sweater, look 25, and a purple tweed skirt, look 19, from the Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection. She was carrying a purple Boy bag.

Caroline DE MAIGRET wore a long flared dress in navy blue wool tweed, look 33, from the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/12 Collection with a black feather coat. She was wearing black and grey shoes and was carrying a grey python clutch.

CHANEL Fine Jewelry: She was wearing a “Plume” ring and a “Ruban” necklace, both in 18K white gold and diamonds.

Joana PREISS wore a long ivory dress with gold embroideries from the Paris Bombay Collection and a black cashmere cape from the Paris Moscow Collection. She was wearing black boots and was carrying a red clutch.


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