La Chanelphile

June 26, 2012

Blake Lively Jumps From Chanel to Gucci

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Blake Lively, the face of the Chanel Mademoiselle bag collection last year was hand-picked by Frida Giannini to be the face of the Gucci Première fragrance – named for the Gucci couture line started in 2010.  The interweb is abuzz with this and I thought I would share my two scents (ha! pun intended).

Beautiful as she is, I never really considered Blake Lively a “Chanel” girl and I think she’d be a better fit for Gucci.  I think the problem is that it seems too soon.  Many models and celebrities lend their faces to different products – I just think the timing is not so great here.  In the end, I think Chanel wins in this scenario because it opens up the bag line to be represented by another beautiful face. I just hope Blake didn’t ruin it for the rest of the American ladies.  What do you think about all this?

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 3:38 am

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 3, 2011

Chanel on the Red Carpet at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala

karl lagerfeld and blake lively in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

There were many starlets that wore Chanel Beauté on the red carpet at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala – and there wore those that wore haute couture.  I’ve always wondered why more actresses didn’t wear Chanel couture on the red carpet and last night the ladies did not disappoint.  Chanel was worn by many including Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue and Chanel’s newest pretty young thing, Blake Lively.  I think my favorite Chanel ensembles were worn by Janelle Monae and Frida Pinto.  My lease favorite was worn by Kirsten Dunst.  I’m sure up close the dress is spectacular but it looked a little frumpy on Ms. Dunst.  What do you think? Which dress was your favorite?

anna wintour in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

janelle monae in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

freida pinto in chanel couture at the 2011 costume institute gala

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Chanel Beauté at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala

The fashion event of the year – the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala was last night and many beauties walked the red carpet adorned by Chanel Beauté. Each of the lovelies had very different looks which goes to show how versatile Chanel Beauté can be. You can create any kind of look you want. Here’s a breakdown of who wore what…

Click to see who wore Chanel Couture…


blake lively in chanel beaute at costume institute gala 2011Inspiration:
“Venus inspired, a sexy and naked look.”

Vivian first used CHANEL Sublimage Essential Revitalizing Concentrate to prepare Blake’s skin. Next, she lightly swiped CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige-Désert across her face and added Guerlain Terracotta Concealer 02.

On the apples of her cheeks, Vivian used Stila Petunia Blush and lightly brushed CHANEL Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Terre Ambre over her nose, forehead and jawline. She then layered Becca Mermaid Shimmering Eyeshadow and the gold shade from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Spices on the eye and finished with CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir. The look was completed with CHANEL Rouge Allure Gloss in Genie and CHANEL Glossimer in Pensée.


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April 1, 2011

Chanel Mademoiselle Handbag Spring 2011 Look Book

Coco Mademoiselle Handbag Spring 2011 Look Book

Earlier this week I received some mail from Chanel – yay!  It was the look book for the Spring 2011 Chanel Mademoiselle handbag collection.  The campaign features Blake Lively and the look book consisted of a set of six postcards packaged in an envelope that had a handle like a bag.

Coco Mademoiselle Handbag Spring 2011 Look Book

And speaking of Blake Lively, the word on the street is that some folks at Chanel HQ didn’t think that Blake Lively was a good “face” for the Coco Mademoiselle line.  Because she’s American?  Hmmm, maybe, Chanel usually has European ladies rep the line.  In any case, we think Blake looked stunning in the ad campaign and she embodies the confidence, beauty and sophistication of Chanel.  So there.

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Blake and Karl’s Hot Date

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Word on the street is that Blake Lively will be attending the Met’s Costume Institute Gala with Karl Lagerfeld.  That’s pretty amazing.  Lively will be attending the most important fashion event of the year with one of the most influential designers alive.  Lucky girl! I can’t wait to see what she’s wearing!  Something tells me that she’ll be wearing Chanel :)

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March 17, 2011

More Images & Video of the Chanel Mademoiselle Bag Campaign Featuring Blake Lively

More shots of the Mademoiselle bag ad campaign, featuring Blake Lively, have been revealed. The 3 new photos show Blake with three different bags – one black Mademoiselle bag, one light blue (or grey?) Mademoiselle bag, and the third looks like either a small clutch or wallet.  All the photos are taken on the legendary staircase at 31 Rue Cambon.  These photos are just as lovely as the first three we saw last week.  What do you think?  Which do you like better?

View the first look at the Blake Lively Mademoiselle Bag ad campaign.

View more looks from the Blake Lively Mademoiselle Bag ad campaign and behind the scenes shots.

There’s also a short product video that just features the bag – no Blake Lively – I guess they save the longer product films with actresses for their fragrance campaigns.  Nonetheless, the video does a nice job of showing us the beautiful quality and details of the Mademoiselle bag – while also reminding you of the other Chanel products you can fill your bag with.

Source: Luxuo

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March 9, 2011

Blake Lively for Chanel Mademoiselle – Ads & Behind the Scenes

Earlier this week we showed you the first ad image that was shown online of Blake Lively in the Chanel Mademoiselle handbag campaign.  Today, Chanel News released behind the scenes images and The Cut showed two more ad images.  The other ad images feature bags in other colors and Blake Lively looks gorgeous in them. It looks like my hunch was right and Karl Lagerfeld shot the ad on the staircase at 31 Rue Cambon.  What a lucky girl! Blake is the face of Chanel handbags AND she got to see the legendary staircase (and probably the apartment too!).

I must say though, the behind the scenes photos are just as beautiful. Shot in black and white, I think they are strong enough to be ads as well – in some ways I prefer them.  What do you think?

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags — Tags: , , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:25 pm

March 6, 2011

Blake Lively in the Chanel Mademoiselle Handbag Campaign

Chanel “It Girl” of the moment, Blake Lively, is the face of the new Chanel Mademoiselle handbag campaign. This past weekend, Lively hosted a dinner to launch the new handbag line and now images from the ad campaign will start surfacing in magazines this week through June.

I like the ad, Blake Lively is a beautiful woman so Karl Lagerfeld had a relatively easy job photographing her. I love the mirrored background – the panels of the mirror are reminiscent of the mirrored staircase at 31 Rue Cambon (maybe it was even shot there?). The ad is simple and the red Mademoiselle handbag really stands out – a nice addition to an already excellent collection of handbags.

Image: WWD

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:07 pm

Blake Lively Hosts Chanel Mademoiselle Dinner in Paris

Blake Lively Hosts Chanel Mademoiselle Dinner in Paris

So, the rumors weren’t true…Blake Lively can’t attend the Chanel Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear show in Paris because of a scheduling conflict with the Gossip Girl shooting schedule – not because she thinks celebrities shouldn’t sit front row.  Whew!

Since she couldn’t make it to the show, Blake Lively hosted a dinner in Paris at the Chanel couture salon, complete with performance by Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.  A pink rose décor and three course meal by  a two-star Michelin chef set the scene for the who’s who of fashion elite including Lou Doillon, Karen Elson, Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Shaffer, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Chanel spokespeople Anna Mouglalis (bags, fine jewelry and watches), Elisa Sednaoui (glasses) and Chanel’s brand ambassadors Leigh Lezark, Caroline Sieber.

It sounds like it was a lovely event.  Dear Chanel, please bring on some blog ambassadors and please let moi be one!

Image Sources:  WWD and FabSugar

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