La Chanelphile

January 24, 2013

Chanel-Inspired Nails: MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Chanel Inspired MISS x MINX nail wraps

“Coco” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

It’s been a whirlwind of Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture coverage but as that’s wrapping up I just wanted to share with you a project I worked on with my other site MISS. I teamed up with MINX to design seven sets of nail wraps and of course, considering my love of the double-C’s one of the sets was inspired by Chanel. All of the sets are available now on MinxTastingRoom.com and I hope you don’t mind my sharing my other designs below.

I hope you like them!

Metallic Kisses Camo MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Metallic Kisses Camo” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

80s pattern miss x minx nail wraps

“Like, Totally” MISS x MINX

Airbrush Sunset MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“80s Airbrush Paradise” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Mi Vida Loca MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Mi Vida Loca” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Color Block mondrian MISS x MINX nail wraps

“Color Block” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Neon Kisses Camo MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Neon Kisses Camo” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Photography: Amanda Lopez
Model: Mayra Ramirez
Nail Tech: Lila Robles


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August 1, 2012

Chanails! Pray to Santa Coco

chanails nail art design coco chanel

I can’t get enough of Chanails! Each month for the MISS Nails Did 2012 Calendar we choose a different designer product to feature and well, we can’t get enough of Chanel. For the third month this year we are featuring Chanails – but I’m not sure we’re ever going to be able to top this!

August marks the month of our patron saint “Santa Coco” otherwise known to you as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The famous Leo had an affinity for astrology and you will find lions all over her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, as well as emblazoned on buttons and fine jewelry. The way we dress today as modern women all dates back to Coco Chanel – tans, the color black, pants, little black dresses, the iconic quilted bag, sailor stripes, costume jewelry, tweed and jersey for women’s clothing – these were all made popular by Coco Chanel. She not only blazed trails for fashion, but defined what it meant to be a powerful, successful independent woman. Join us as we kneel and pray at the altar of Santa Coco with our Chanails.

Download the free MISS August 2012 “Nails Did” calendar and desktop by clicking here.

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Filed under: Chanel,Coco Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:20 am

July 3, 2012

Chanails! Chanel Nails from the Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Show

chanel nails haute couture fall winter 2012 2013 One of the things many people are excited to see during Chanel shows are a glimpse of the nails.  For the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 show Chanel stepped it up and gave us some nail art instead of a one-color manicure.  The two colors look like silver and pink but on the runway the pink looked a bit like coral.  I’m not sure if it was a different color or the same color under different lighting.  I’ll let you know as soon as I have some more info but I thought I’d give you a first look. Enjoy!

Images: Style

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:42 pm

May 1, 2012

CHANAILS! Miss May 2012 Chanel Manicure, Vintage Gift Wrap & Camellias

miss nails did may 2012 calendar chanel manicure
MISS is back again with more CHANAILS for their MISS Nails Did 2012 calendar. Nothing says spring like flowers and if you’re going floral – whether on your jeans, kicks or nails – they might as well be Chanel-inspired. Since color is huge for spring, and in particular for 2012, we opted for bright vintage Chanel gift wrap for our background and authentic Chanel camellia brooches to accompany our CHANAILS. I hope you’re having a great spring and let’s get ready for summer!

Download the free MISS May 2012 “Nails Did” calendar and desktop by clicking here.

Chanel wrapping paper and camellias: Liz Baca
Photographer: Amanda Lopez
Nail Artist: Liz Baca
Nail Assistant: Lila Robles
Model: Mayra Ramirez
Producer: Gabriella Khorasanee

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January 6, 2008

M.I.S.S. January 2009: “Chanails”

M.I.S.S. January 2009: “Chanails”
M.I.S.S. January 2009: “Chanails”

“Partner let me upgrade you,” yeah Beyonce said it best. 2009 ladies, it’s all about the UPGRADE! Whatever it may be: your job, your bank account, your kit, your man . . . you’re worth the best, so think big, go hard and trade-up! To inspire you on your journey for success we are starting the year on top . . . and what brand wouldn’t be more goal worthy than Chanel? Yeah, we thought you might agree. Presenting M.I.S.S. January 2009, lovingly nicknamed, “Chanails,” we bring you a mani inspired by all things Chanel: interlocking CC’s, the cap-toe, tweed, chain-link, quilting . . . luxluxlux!!!

Your mantra for the new year: “Two Thousand and MINE!” We here at M.I.S.S. wish you a year of love, health, wealth and the real deal . . . no Canal Street specials here ya’ll! This is the Fo’ Real not the Faux Real and yes those boxes are full.

You can download the M.I.S.S. January 2009 Calendar here and the Desktop here.

Three finger pearl ring by Chanel (2001), Chanel Sneakers (year unknown), Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colours: Black Satin, Gold Fiction and Blanc Ceramic.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Lifestyle Products — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:10 pm