This year Chanel did not have any actual events at their NYC boutiques, instead they launched Les Twin-Sets de Chanel to commemorate FNO and were open a bit later. I stopped by the boutique to see the colors first hand and they were very pretty up close and personal. I was able to only get one photo before the security guard informed me that I couldn’t take photos so sadly, I did not get a picture of the lipsticks. If you live near a Chanel boutique I would definitely stop in to see the new colors – I especially love La Provocante & Provocation. Which are your favorites?
September 6, 2012
Baudruchage, the final touch to an exquisite creation. In this meticulous procedure, a delicate seal, the “baudruche,” is placed around the neck of the bottle’s stopper. It is held in place with two rows of cotton thread and secured with a wax stamp bearing the double C. Only a handful of artisans, working within the CHANEL studio, know how to perform this precise art.
September 5, 2012
Last night Keira Knightley wore Chanel Haute Couture for the London premiere of her newest film, Anna Karenina. The cream, sheer, floral gown was from the Chanel Fall 2012 Haute Couture collection. She looked lovely and wore the it well. I love the dress but I don’t love the belt – on the runway or off. Either way, she still looks gorgeous in Chanel.
Runway Image: Style
Keira Image: Just Jared
New ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour represents the next generation of the classic ROUGE ALLURE lipstick. Its stunning colour is the result of a concentration of ultra-thin pigments, specially designed to magnify shade intensity. Lighter hues have a unique presence, revealing nuances and depth. Darker tones heighten the drama, with audacity and pure elegance for an ultra-feminine effect.
Colour brilliance is only part of the story of new ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour. Special hydrating agents and antioxidants, rich in green tea and sappan wood, leave lips supple and protected for lasting comfort, while tea butter ensures colour endures for the ultimate wear. A range of sixteen seductively intense shades, from a delicate beige to a black-red.
ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour retails for $34.00 and is available now at CHANEL.com, CHANEL Boutiques and department stores. You can read a review of the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminouse Intense Lip Color Collection on MISS.
Watch below as Lisa Eldridge shows you how to wear the reds of the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminouse Intense Lip Color Collection.
September 4, 2012
Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? That’s an old rule that doesn’t have any place in our society these days. There’s nothing more lovely than winter whites and nothing exemplifies this better than the lovely Chanel J12 in white.
As one of the 21st century’s iconic timepieces, the J12 watch has transformed ceramic into a precious material. Created in 2003, the J12 White has become a new standard, revolutionizing the rules of watchmaking. The unique sparkle of the pristine pure white ceramic lends a remarkable magic to the J12 watch.
Seeing this video is making me question my choice of getting the J12 Chromatic! Learn more on the ” title=”chanel j12 white website” target=”_blank”>Chanel J12 White website.
August 30, 2012
Each year, Chanel releases special limited-edition colors of Le Vernis to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. For FNO 2012, Peter Philips has upped the ante and is releasing Les Twin-Sets de Chanel – a duo of matching Le Vernis nail and Rouge Allure Velvet lip colors.
There are three duos: La Provocante & Provocation, a unique autumn plum harmony; L’Infidéle & Infidéle, an intense pink with a burst of energy; and La Délicate & Délicatesse, a refined expression of beige to play on the natural side of sophistication.
Les Twin-Sets de Chanel are sold separately with Le Vernis Nail Colours retailing for $26.00 each and the Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colours retailing for $32.50 each. The collection will debut on September 6, 2012, on Fashion’s Night Out, at Chanel boutiques. You can pre-order online at Chanel.com.
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…
August 29, 2012
The thirteen exquisite fragrances of the Les Exclusifs de Chanel Collection — each the ultimate olfactive interpretation of the life and loves of Coco Chanel — now have the ideal complement. Subtly scented to flatter any fragrance in the collection, new Les Exclusifs Fresh Body Cream envelops the skin with pure luxury.
This sumptuous cream is perfect for layering, for the ultimate Les Exclusifs experience. Each one is presented in a beautiful coffret. I can’t wait to try this!
August 24, 2012
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.
August 23, 2012
Trevor Undi has made a film of the Chanel Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2012/13 collection set to the tune of Garment (For a Garment) by Alva Noto. I love the lighting and how the models have a halo of light around them. The varying speeds from slow motion to fast give us a a sense of movement and by seeing the models walk in slow motion you really get to see the details of the garments and how they move with the body. I really enjoyed this video and I hope you do too…