La Chanelphile

September 11, 2011

Chanel Cruise 2011/2012 Accessories

chanel cruise 2011 2012

The Chanel Cruise 2012 accessories are online now and we can see the pieces in detail. Each piece is exquisite and it’s very difficult to choose favorites when they are all so stellar. I especially like the pops of color like the lemon yellow and sky blue. View all of the accessories below…

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June 29, 2011

It’s A Stick Up!

chanel gun heelsI don’t like guns.  I don’t think anyone should have them.  But what about a Chanel gun?  No, Chanel isn’t making guns but that doesn’t mean other people aren’t taking liberties and interpreting what a Chanel gun would look like.  Of course, Karl Laferfeld gave us a little hint when he let loose Chanel gun heels on the runway in Miami for the Chanel Cruise 2009 Collection.  But of the guns pictured below I can say for certain that 2 of the 3 are not made by Chanel – the third remains a mystery but I’m betting that it’s not authentic.  Either way, they are clever in their own way…

1.  Chanel 001 Cosmetic Gun by Ted Norton -Dutch jewelry designer Ted Norton created a gun that cleverly stows 7 “essential” items a lady may need upon leaving her home:  “[Chanel] lip gloss, antique hairpin, 18 carat gold toothpick, a vile of perfume, a 50 gram 24 carat gold bar, a USB stick and a Viagra pill.”  The gun costs $17,000.  Source.

chanel cosmetic gun

2.  Chanel Gold Pistol

I don’t know anything about this gun other than a friend owns it and she emailed me a photo to ask me if I knew anything about it.  My hunch that it isn’t real but you never know…

chanel gun

3.  Peter Gronquist Sculptures – Artist Peter Gronquist repurposes retired weaponry and blings them out because “The Revolution Will Be Fabulous” (Source)

peter gronquist chanel gun

chanel gun peter gronquist

chanel gun peter gronquist

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June 9, 2011

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 Ad Campaign

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 by Karl Lagerfeld Saskia de Brauw

Last month shortly after Chanel showed its Cruise 2011/12 collection, I posted images of Karl Lagerfeld shooting images for the press kit.  Those images – also used for the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 ad campaign – have now surfaced online.  The ads are shot in black and white in a studio setting and they feature Karl’s “it boy” Baptiste Giabiconi and Saskia de Brauw.  The photos are a bit plain but I suppose they highlight the clothing and jewels since there is nothing else in the photo to distract you.  I have to admit that I don’t get why Saskia de Brauw was cast for this campaign.  She seems a bit plain to me. What do you think of the photos?


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May 31, 2011

Kirsten Dunst Wears Chanel on Visit to Turkey

kirsten dunst chanel haute couture spring 2011

Kirsten Dunst is riding the Chanel wave from the Cannes Film Festival across the Mediterranean to Turkey where she’s been spotted wearing Chanel to two events.  Dunst wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Spring 2011 collection to a Courtney Love performance that she attended with Ryan McGinley. She seems to like this collection – because this is the second dress from this collection that she’s worn that features the sheer panels and intricate beading. The delicateness of the dresses complement the delicateness of the actresses features. She also looks really nice in the pale cream/pink/white colors that she’s been wearing.

kirsten dunst chanel resort 2011/12 antibesDunst also attended a presentation of the Chanel Paris-Byzance Métiers d’Art collection at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel wearing a cream dress from the recent Chanel 2011/12 resort collection shown in Antibes.  How wonderful to see the Paris-Byzance collection in the place that inspired the collection!   I love this dress – especially the hem and sleeve length – so elegant yet sexy – reminds me of the 1940s.  I do however think that the dress might be a little tight on Kirsten in the bust area – either that or the way she’s posing is making the dress bunch up a bit in the neckline area.

I’m wondering if Kirsten Dunst wearing all this Chanel is a prelude to a campaign?  I suppose only time will tell…

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2011 amfAR Gala.

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture and Chanel Beauté at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Images of Kirsten Dunst via Just Jared.

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May 24, 2011


Chanel recently posteda short film showing some of the best sunglasses from recent collections. It seems to be the first episode in a series. I love all the sunglasses – especially the ones from the Chanel 2009/10 Cruise collection shown in Venice that look like opera glasses!

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May 18, 2011

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 – Interview with Karl Lagerfeld, Clemence Poesy & Blake Lively

After the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 Karl Lagerfeld, Clemence Poesy and Blake Lively sat down to talk about the collections – here’s what they had to say…

And here’s a behind the scene’s look at the show…

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May 17, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld to Show His Photographs at amfAR Gala in Cannes

Carine Roitfeld photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Visionaire #60 Carine Roitfeld photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Visionaire #60

It seems like Karl Lagerfeld is quite comfortable at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Last week he showed Chanel’s Cruise 2011/12 collection at the Cap d’Antibes and on Thursday, he will be showing a selection of his photographic works at the amfAR Gala. The selection was curated by Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld and the many fancy celebrities including Mick Jagger, Uma Thurman and Kanye West will be in attendance. I hope images from the Gala surface online – I’d love to see which of his photographs will be shown.

Source: WWD

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May 11, 2011

Chanel 2011/ 2012 Cruise Show Beauty

chanel  2011/ 2012 CRUISE SHOW BEAUTY

The beauty at the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 show was gorgeous, glowing and highlighted the models’ natural beauty.  It was the kind of look that looked bare, but you know took lots of makeup to achieve.  I love this look for summer or vacation when you just want to relax and enjoy yourself.  Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion
PERFECTION LUMIERE Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10 (available October 2011)
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen

The Eyes
LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eyeshadow in Prélude (available July 2011)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
CRAYON SOURCILS (available July 2011)
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler (available August 2011)

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Espiègle

The Lips
SOIN TENDRE LÈVRES Hydrating Lip Treatment

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Beige Pétale – on the hands
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Jade Rose – on the feet with Limited Edition BEAUTÉ DES Top Coat Velvet (available November 2011)

chanel 2011/ 2012 CRUISE SHOW BEAUTY

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Chanel – Cruise 2011/12 | The Tale of a Fairy The Short Film by Karl Lagerfeld

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Chanel Croisière (Cruise) 2011/12 Collection

chanel cruise 2011/12 collection

“Too much may not be enough”
–Karl Lagerfeld, on the Chanel Croisière (Cruise) 2011/12 Collection

Last year Karl Lagerfeld showed the cruise collection in the fishing village of St. Tropez, and this year he hopped over to “the other side of paradise” and showed the cruise collection in Antibes, St. Tropez’s extravagant cousin. The setting for the show was Hotel du Cap – Eden Roc – one of the world’s most luxurious hotels – the kind of place that royalty and celebrities vacation. The setting set the tone for the collection that followed.

The 2011/12 Cruise collection had a bit of everything for the jet setting woman. Whether she was vacationing on the beach or in a cosmopolitan city, she would have something to wear for every occasion. From swimsuits to day suits, from casual pants to evening dresses, there was definitely something for every occasion. The collection featured the signature black and white color palette with hints of color that was reminiscent of the natural surroundings sunshine yellow, lavender and splashes of pink and coral.  You could definitely see a bit of the “ladies of leisure” elements such as tennis skirts that brought to mind Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby.

My favorite looks of the show are the black and white color blocked swimsuits, the gorgeously extravagant oversize Chanel beach towels, and swimsuits paired with tweed jackets and color block sweaters. As far as accessories go, I loved the straw boater hats because they were the kind that Mlle. Chanel herself started out wearing. I also adore the multiple strand pearl bracelets that were piled on to models’ wrists and the box-like quilted Chanel bags that were reminiscent of makeup travel cases. I can’t wait to see a close up of those bags! My least favorite looks of the show were the knee-high boots (or were those spats?) with open toes and chiffon bottom dresses (and one with a chiffon midsection). Other than that I thought the collection was very pretty and chic in a laid back way – these clothes were definitely made for vacationing.

Take a look at the full collection below – what do you think of the collection? What are your favorite pieces?

Image Source: Style & Chanel News

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