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June 25, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue Germany

Karl recently shot a spread for Vogue Germany featuring some lovely Chanel goodies as modeled by Saskia De Brauw and Ashleigh Good. Unfortunately for me, the video is in German so it’s your lucky day if you are a German spearker…

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Karl Lagerfeld Video Game – Je veux les lunettes de Karl!

There’s never an idle moment in the world of Karl Lagerfeld. To coincide with the launch of his new sunglasses line, Karl Lagerfeld has released a video game featuring himself called Karl Lagerfeld Video Game – “Je veux les lunettes de Karl!” – roughly translated to “I want Karl’s glasses!”. The object of the game is to take off Karl’s sunglasses – which we all know is impossible. (Too see Karl without sunglasses see my post Karl, Avant Glasses). Test your skills for a chance to win a pair of Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses or a limited edition Tokidoki Karl Lagerfeld doll.

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Hip Hop Loves Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld

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Luxury brands are constantly referenced in hip hop but Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are having a moment right now. Chanel West Coast an LA-based rapper best known for her work on shows with skater Rob Dyrdek has a much hyped track entitled “Karl Lagerfeld.” You can hear a bit of it below and see a glimpse of the behind the scenes action of the video shoot…

Next up, Wiz Khalifa dropped a new tracked called “Old Chanel” – I think he’s referring to Vintage Chanel but maybe “Old” Chanel sounded better with the rest of his rhymes…

Finally Troy Noka just released a track called Coco Chanel…

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June 19, 2013

Le Vernis: New Chanel Nail Colours for 2013

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Images have started to surface online of the Chanel Fall 2013 Le Vernis nail colours and they are (drumroll please…): Alchemie (golden khaki), Elixir (vibrant pink) and Mysterious (army green). At first glance they look similar to existing colors – for example, when I saw Alchemie I immediately wondered how it would compare to Peridot. The Beauty Look Book has some excellent photos and swatches of the new Chanel Fall 2013 nail colours with comparisons to colors from previous collections.  I’m especially excited about Alchemie and Mysterious – can’t wait to get my hands – I mean my fingertips – on them!

Image: The Beauty Look Book

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Sofia Coppola Started Out as a Chanel Intern

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If there’s anyone that’s lived a charmed life, Sofia Coppola is one of them. As the daughter of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola she’s had access to things most of us can only dream of. Case in point? An internship at Chanel. Here’s what she told British Vogue about her experience:

I was 15 or 16 and a friend of my parents worked there and they take a few girls every summer to do an internship,” said Coppola. “It was so exciting to go to Paris in the Eighties at the height of Chanel. I was in the design studio, so I got to see Karl Lagerfeld doing haute couture sketches for the final shows. It was incredible – he is so creative. I was getting coffee and doing intern stuff, but just to be around him was amazing.

How amazing to watch Karl Lagerfeld sketching haute couture! And what a great time to be there!
Image: German Vogue

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Karl Lagerfeld Sketches for Sepp

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I love Karl Lagerfeld’s illustration style – it’s immediately recognizable. Now German fashion-meets-sports magazine Sepp has commissioned Karl Lagerfeld to create some soccer inspired illustrations for the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Soccer Games in Brazil. For the sketches, Karl Lagerfeld chose famous Brazilian personalities and incorporated them into a soccer theme with Brazil’s bold colors of yellow, green and blue adorn the likes of Brazilian model Giselle Bun, Brazilian, athlete Dany Alves and Brazilian entertainer Carmen Miranda. Check them out below and you can see them in the latest issue of Sepp.

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Images: WWD and Sepp

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Video: CHANEL The Little Black Jacket in Beijing

Chanel hosted the opening to The Little Black Jacket opening night in Beijing and the exhibition is currently on view from June 19th to July 7th at the Workshop. The video below shows highlights from opening night including interviews with Virginie Ledoyen, Yi Zhou, Alicia Vikander, Zhou Xun, Han Huohou and Sun Feifei.

Interviews by Yi Guo.

Soundtrack:
Artist: KLAXONS
Track: Gravity’s Rainbow
Because Music / Universal Music Publishing

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June 11, 2013

Video: “Once Upon A Time…” Behind the Scenes

Last month we saw the release of Once Upon A Time, a short film by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel. We now get a sneak peek of the action behind the scenes. Hh to be a fly on the wall – here’s our chance!

Soundtrack:
“Ah ! Finalmente !” Extract from “Tosca”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Gottfried Hornik, Fernando Corena, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan ℗ 1980 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg

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Videos: More from the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition

Here are the final three videos from Chanel on the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition. The videos feature the artwork that is part of the exhibit, an interview with Chanel’s “nose” Jacques Polge and a recap of the installation to celebrate its closing on June 5th. I’m hoping this exhibit will travel – I would love to see it!

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – The Artwork Installation
Discover the installation of the artwork for the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Interview with Jacques Polge, Creator of CHANEL Perfumes
Jacques Polge, Creator of CHANEL perfumes, discusses the unique nature of N°5.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Exhibition Finale
Chanel thanks all the visitors that attended the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, from the 5th of May to the 5th of June 2013.

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June 7, 2013

Rihanna Visits Chanel Apartment at 31 Rue Cambon

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Rihanna caused a bit of an internet sensation earlier this week when she posted images of herself in Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris on her Instagram account. From the looks of it, she got the full tour, sat where Coco Chanel sat and even got some Chanel gifts. Must be nice, huh? And yes, I’m totally jealous.

This trip has people speculating (AGAIN) that Rihanna will be featured in an upcoming Chanel campaign. No official word from Chanel so we’ll just have to wait and let the rumor mill run its course.

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rihanna coco chanels apartment

rihanna coco chanels apartment

All images from Rihanna’s Instagram Account.

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