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July 21, 2013

Video: Details of CHANEL Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture Collection

If you’re like me and you can’t get enough of seeing the details of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 haute couture collection, then you’ll love this video.

Artist: Jono McCleery
Title: “Garden”
Label: Ninja Tune

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July 15, 2013

Video: Chanel Fall 2013 Film “Women Only” by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld has once again made a fashion film — “Women Only” — to launch the most recent collection soon to hit boutiques, the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 pre-collection. He cleverly uses his previous film “Once Upon a Time”, featuring Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel, as the backdrop for “Women Only”. Karl chose the obscurity of a Parisian cinema as the set and we see models stroll in – individually and in pairs – all wearing head to to Chanel.

I think “Women Only” is one of Karl’s best fashion films – it’s just another medium for us to see the gorgeous Chanel creations in a different light – rather than just staring at stills. “Women Only” does a beautiful job of highlighting the Chanel collection – I’m convinced, I want it all!

Title: “Brid”
Artist: HTB
Label: Pop Noire

See more on the Women Only website.


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Video: Chanel Fall 2013 Superstition Makeup Collection

I love this video for the Chanel Fall 2013 Superstition makeup collection. I saw it on the Chanel website and was hoping it would be on YouTube. Chanel always does a wonderful job of paying tribute to the legacy and codes that Coco Chanel left us.


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Sponsored: Stay Cool This Summer with Starbucks Iced Coffee


Summer is here at last and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve had some time to relax with my family but I’m most excited about an upcoming trip to Maui, Hawaii this September. I – cannot – wait! Every day I catch myself daydreaming about wiggling my toes in the sand while sipping on a Mai Tai or Iced Coffee. And you know I’m planning those outfits in advance. Here are the top ten things that I have to pack for my trip…

1. Good swimsuit – It’s a beach vacation, you need a flattering swimsuit so you can enjoy the ocean.

2. Wide-brimmed hat – Protect yourself from the sun and look extremely chic doing it.

3. Sunscreen – Even though I like a little color that Hawaiian sun is no joke – you need sun protection.

4. Scarf – You can tie your hair back or knot it into a necklace or bracelet – scarves are infinitely versatile and a great accessory to travel with because they take up so little room.

5. Sandals – Because the sand gets hot and you need to wear shoes in the hotel.

6. Lip Gloss – A light, sheer color on your lips – especially pink or peach – is pretty on sunkissed skin.

7. Moisturizer – For après beach of course!

8. Hair Conditioner – Your locks will take a beating between the chlorine in the pool, salt in the ocean and sun beating down on it.

9. Beach Bag – A large bag large enough to carry all your beach necessities and chic enough to take with you to see the sites.

10.Camera – To document it all!

Making this list is getting me that much more excited for my trip. No beach day would be complete without a cold, refreshing drink like a Starbucks Iced Coffee. Here’s to a keeping cool this summer!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Glam and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Iced Coffee sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.

Photo by my husband OHW2007


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July 12, 2013

Video: Making of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2013/14 Couture Collection

Get ready to have your mind blown. You could see the amazing details of the fabrics in some of the images I posted earlier this week – but those photos don’t illustrate the work that goes into each piece. The video shows the attention to detail and the many hands that touch each garment before it’s presented on the runway. Such beautiful work – prepare to have your breath taken away…

“Migrating Birds”
Brice Davoli
Universal Publishing Production Music


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Video: Lisa Eldridge Tutorial of Chanel Fall 2013 Superstition

In the latest Chanel + Lisa Eldridge video, Lisa Eldridge creates an enchanting makeup look with Chanel’s Fall 2013 “Collection Superstition,” inspired by the good-luck charms and the magic of bronze.

I’ve been wanting to get Mysterious but now that I see it on Lisa in the video, I feel I absolutely need it for fall. What are you getting from this collection?


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July 9, 2013

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture Collection

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Collection

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Collection debuted last week in the Grand Palais in Paris. Set amidst the ruins of a theater with a modern city in the background, the decor provided the theme — Old World to New World.

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Collection

The clothing however, did not reflect much of the Old World – at least no particular era. There were hints of the Old World everywhere but the collection had such a modern flair that none of the pieces looked dated. The fabrics, embellishments and treatments on the clothing are all of the future. All together though, there was no doubt this was a Chanel collection. The fabulous tweeds, the hats, the gorgeous dresses — Mlle. Chanel would definitely approve.

The full Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Collection – click on the first image to see all the images larger and in a slideshow.

Details of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture Collection

All images: Style.com


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Video: CHANEL Skincare – Five Common Skincare Mistakes

In the latest episode of the Chanel series “In Conversation with Dermatologist Amy Wechsler”, Dr. Wechsler, a trusted advisor to CHANEL Skincare, shares the five leading skincare mistakes: too little sleep, neglecting to cleanse and moisturize, tanning, overdoing exfoliation and skipping sunscreen. Watch the video to hear her explanations…

Here is an in-depth look at Dr. Wechsler’s advice as provided by Chanel:

1. Staying Up Late
More and more, Americans are burning the candle at both ends, and sleep deprivation has become the new normal. It causes stress, which can damage skin and exacerbate skin conditions, from acne to eczema. While you sleep, your body repairs the damage of the day, and interrupting that process by staying up too late or waking up in the middle of the night will slow down cell renewal. Try going to bed early and rising at the same time every day. When your sleep is synchronized, your skin glows and you look younger.

2. Neglecting Facial Cleansing and Moisturizing
We’re all tired at bedtime, but sleeping in a full face of makeup and a day’s worth of dirt, oils and pollution clogs pores and causes all kinds of skin problems, and going a full 24 hours without moisturizing is a recipe for dry, wrinkly skin. Remove eye makeup with a gentle eye makeup remover and wash your face with a mild cleanser before you go to bed. Follow with a good moisturizer. In the morning, rinse your face with water or wash, and apply moisturizer and a sunscreen.

Taking five minutes for skincare at the beginning and end of the day is an investment in great-looking skin.

Dr. Wechsler suggests:
CHANEL Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover and CHANEL Hydra Beauty Crème.

3. Tanning

Sunbathing is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Tanning booths are even worse for you because they emit concentrated UVA rays, which penetrate deeper than the UVA and UVB rays found in sunlight. One session in a tanning bed increases your risk of melanoma by 50 percent.
You may already look ten years older than your peers if you’re tanning. If you love the look of a tan, use bronzer or self-tanner. No one can tell the difference, and it may save your life.

4. Overdoing Exfoliation

There’s this misconception that if it doesn’t hurt or sting, it’s not working and that is NOT true. You have to treat skin really gently, like it’s baby skin, because it’s really sensitive and can be fragile. If you overdo it, you can actually make the situation worse. No one should be scrubbing their faces with painful beads or something that stings a lot. It only causes irritation. Exfoliation should be gentle; it should never hurt. You can go to a dermatologist’s office for a light microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel. Or you can exfoliate at home with a low percentage of glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

5. Skipping Sunscreen

There’s a myth that you’ve done all your sun damage by the time you’re 18 years old. This is a dangerous myth because it can either make people feel hopeless or give them license to not protect themselves. The truth is that you can do a lot of sun damage at any time in your life, but if you were unprotected until you were 18 and you start wearing protection at any point in your adult life, it will help.
Be sure to protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 every day – the equivalent of a shot-glass full of sunscreen for the body and a teaspoon of sunscreen for your face. For workdays, reapply if you go outside for lunch and before the commute home if the sun is still out, even if you’ll be in a car. If you’re in the sun, reapply every two hours. If you sweat, reapply frequently. If you swim, reapply after you towel dry.

Be mindful and stay out of direct sunlight between 10am and 2pm. It is simply not good for you. Use common sense. I never sit in a convertible during the day in the sun, for example. It’s just too much sun exposure.

Dr. Wechsler suggests CHANEL UV Essentiel SPF 50.


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Chanel Superstition 2013 Fall Makeup Collection

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

If you’ve been to a Chanel makeup counter lately then chances are you’ve seen the new Chanel Superstition Fall 2013 makeup collection. I visited the Chanel boutique in San Francisco a few weeks ago and the collection was already there. I picked up a blush in 63 Révélation – the pretties pink perfect for sun-kissed summer skin. What I love about the blush is that is starts out as a creme and comes to a powdery finish – perfect for staying power and blending.

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

The Chanel Superstition collection is named for Coco Chanel’s own love of good luck charms and her own superstitious leanings. Gabrielle Chanel was a firm believer in luck, and surrounded herself with her favorite talismans and charms (shafts of wheat and lions for example).

A firm believer in luck, Gabrielle Chanel surrounded herself with her favorite charms and talismans, as much for good fortune as for inspiration. The symbols that warded off superstitious fears now serve as silent muses for an enchanting Fall makeup collection. Sumptuous khaki tones are set off by new ‘lucky charm’ duos: entrancing, shade-matched pairs for cheeks and lips.

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

Here’s a breakdown of the collection:

This innovative formula offers an enticing new way to blush. Simple to apply with fingertips or a brush, the powder-cream colour features sheer yet vibrant pigments for instant luminosity. The silky texture offers a long- wear satin finish, both soft and comfortable for every skin type. Mix and match the eight versatile shades, use as primer to enhance the wear of another blush or powder, or pair seamlessly with a complementary lip colour for a mesmerizing match. $38.00

ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour
Delicate beige and bright apricot shades dress lips to charm. $34.00

ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Sheer Lipshine
Soft shades of pink lead to silent seduction. $34.00

ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Colour Lipshine
In deep pink and burgundy, lips take on an intense new glow. $34.00

OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Elements of mystery reflect in the eyes, with chic powder shadows in soft lavender and luminous taupe. $28.50

LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow
Metallics and khakis offer a captivating palette to adorn the eyes. $59.00

Eyes cast an entrancing spell, defined with a smudge-proof bronze khaki pencil. $30.00

Lashes go bold in an eye-catching shade of bronze khaki—the ideal complement to the coordinating liner. $30.00

LE VERNIS Nail Colour
The final touch of intrigue. Three new polishes, including the season’s must-haves: Alchimie, a golden khaki, and Mysterious, a deep khaki. $27.00

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

The collection can now be found at Chanel boutiques, Chanel makeup counters at department stores and on Chanel.com.


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July 8, 2013

Olivier Polge To Succeed Jacques Polge at Chanel Fragrance

olivier polge

From left to right: Jacques Polge, Olivier Polge, Christopher Sheldrake

For thirty-five years, Jacques Polge has preserved the unique olfactory heritage of the house of Chanel, while also innovating by creating unique scents that capture the timeless elegance and style that Chanel has come to epitomize. His work since 1978 guarantees him a place in the history of contemporary perfumery.

Olivier Polge, son of Jacques Polge, has followed in his father’s footsteps. As a perfumer for International Flavors and Fragrances since 1998, he’s created acclaimed fragrances “including Dior Homme from Christian Dior, Flowerbomb and Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf, Flora Botanica from Balenciaga Paris, Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men, Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo and last year’s hit, La Vie est Belle by Lancôme.” (WWD). In 2009, Olivier was awarded the “Prix International du Parfum”, an award honoring top perfumers. His appointment as the fourth perfumer for Chanel solidifies his place in olfactory history.

To ease the transition from father to son, Christopher Sheldrake, Director of Research and Development at the CHANEL Fragrance Laboratory since 2005, will carry on his role of ensuring the smooth functioning of this department while continuing to work as a creative tandem with Jacques Polge, and then Olivier Polge.

I’m very excited to see what Olivier Polge will do in his new position at Chanel. Though bound by tradition, I could see him wanting to make his own mark, apart from that of his father. Olivier Polge will join Chanel in September.

Photo of Olivier Polge by Hajime Watanabe
Photo of Christopher Sheldrake by Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps


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