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February 23, 2012

La Chanelphile Beauty Editorial: “Behind the Coromandel Screen”

I had the honor of working with a great team to create these stunning images featuring cosmetics from Chanel Les Scintillances de Chanel Holiday 2011 Makeup Collection courtesy of Chanel and vintage Chanel apparel and accessories courtesy of The Goods! . Please enjoy Behind the Coromandel Screen

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

Photo Credits
Photographer: Arturo Torres/LOOK Artists Agency
Stylist and Vintage Archivist: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Makeup Artist: Jenni Tay, Tay Faces
Hair Stylist: Filomena Bettencourt/LOOK Artists Agency
Nail Stylist: Lila Robles
Model: Nida/LOOK Model Agency
Producer: Gabriella Khorasanee, La Chanelphile

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February 21, 2012

Chanel Boutique Visit – Bellagio Las Vegas

chanel bellagio las vegas

Las Vegas de Chanel exclusive accessories Chanel Bellagio Las Vegas

Last week I was in Las Vegas to attend some fashion trades hows and I happened to be staying at the Bellagio – the location of the newly remodeled Chanel boutique and home to the Las Vegas de Chanel collection. One of the Chanel ladies, Giselle Manansala, invited me to visit her at the boutique on my trip.  I wanted to see the remodeled boutique and the Las Vegas collection so we set up a time to meet.  I’m so glad that I met with Giselle because she was a wonderful host and gave me a true Chanel experience.

My first matter of business was checking out the Las Vegas de Chanel cosmetics.  Luckily, there was still stock left  but I didn’t know which items from the collection I should get. Giselle sat me down and gave me a mini-makeover using items from the collection and I loved the finished look.  I ended up getting the Lucky Stripes palette and Gold Fingers from the Las Vegas collection.  I also purchased a brown liquid liner to complete the look and an eyeliner in Clair to combat tired-looking eyes per Peter Philips makeup secrets.

Next, Giselle gave me a tour of the boutique – the Chanel boutique at the Bellagio is one of the finer boutiques because it carries fine jewelry and bags made from exotic skins.  Of course as I walked through the boutique I wanted everything that I saw, one thing was more beautiful than the next.  Giselle showed me the VIP sitting room which was lovely and had the most gorgeous couch I had ever seen – definitely too pretty to sit on! Afterward she showed me the fitting rooms which were larger than my NYC apartment in my student days.  The rooms were spacious and included a sitting room for people who may be shopping with you.  My favorite feature of the fitting rooms was the independent thermostat that you could set to your comfort and an iPod/iPhone docking station.  Chanel thinks of everything when it comes to a customer’s comfort – after all, what is more luxurious than that?

I visited the boutique with my tiny dancer and my husband.  As it was late in the evening, the tiny dancer was a bit tired but Giselle was wonderful with her.  Though the Tiny Dancer is not even two she’s a girly girl and loves watching me put on makeup -in fact I have to give her unused makeup tools to play with to keep her busy.  When Giselle saw that the Tiny Dancer was getting bored, she put together a little goodie bag of samples for her to play with.  The Tiny Dancer was so excited and the rest of our time there went very smoothly.  Not only was Giselle wonderful, all of the staff was friendly including security.  Everyone was very warm and welcoming.

I had a lovely experience at the Chanel boutique at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  If you are visiting Las Vegas you definitely need to see this boutique.  Ask for Giselle and let her know Gabriella, La Chanelphile, sent you!

P.S. If you are looking for the Las Vegas de Chanel collection it has shipped to other Chanel boutiques and is available now online in the U.S.

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February 14, 2012

Chanel Makeup Confidential Love Letters

chanel makeup confidential

It’s Valentine’s Day and that means it’s time to express your love!  Today Chanel unveiled the updated Chanel Makeup Confidential site along with the Love Letters application.  You can create a personalized note to send to a special someone using the Chanel alphabet with letters made up of cosmetics.

The new site will be updated regularly in the style and spirit of a blog – I’m very excited to see more of this!  I created my love letter – what’s yours?

chanel makeup confidential love letters

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:58 pm

February 6, 2012

Chanel Makeup Confidential Love Letters Coming Soon

Chanel Makeup Confidential Love Letters

Chanel has more surprises up its sleeve for Valentine’s Day including a redesign of its Makeup Confidential site and a new feature called “Love Letters.” Inspired by the Chanel film “Here Comes the Beauty Pack” – it appear we’ll be able to send love letters to our fellow Chanelphiles comprised of letters that are shaped by Chanel cosmetics. Word on the street is that it’s set to launch on February 9th. Can’t wait to see and maybe even send a love letter!

Watch the teaser below…
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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:42 pm

Roses Ultimes de Chanel: Chanel Valentine’s Day 2012 Lip and Nail Colours

chanel valentines day lip gloss and nail polish
Get your puckers ready ladies, Chanel has just released new shades of its Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers – Roses Ultimes de Chanel – a feminine take on the Valentine’s Day bouquet.  From playful to provocative, there area variety of pink shades to suit your mood and get you ready for romance.  In addition to lip shades, there are also four new Le Vernis shades of nail polish.  You can find all the shades on the Chanel website.

chanel valentines day lip gloss and nail polish

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January 30, 2012

Chanel Beaute at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last night actors got together to celebrate their craft at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Where there’s a red carpet, there is Chanel and three lovely leading ladies – Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Tilda Swinton -wore Chanel Beaute. Here’s a break down of how to get their looks…

michelle williams chanel sag awards
michelle williams chanel sag awards

emma stone chanel sag awards
emma stone chanel sag awards

tilda swinton chanel sag awards

Celebrity Images: Just Jared

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January 26, 2012

BLEU ILLUSION: Chanel 2012 Spring-Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup

chanel 2012 Spring Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup by Peter Philips

Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Philips are a match made in heaven. Karl conjures up intoxicatingly beautiful themes and collections and Peter Philips is always able to translate Karl’s visions into an equally gorgeous beauty collection. For the Chanel spring-summer 2012 haute couture Peter Philips gives us BLEU ILLUSION.

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance (available April 2012)

The Complexion
PERFECTION LUMIERE Long Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

The Eyes
EXCLUSIVE CREATION ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Apparition and Destination (available July 2012)
EXCLUSIVE CREATION LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Pencil in Bleu Aérien (available July 2012)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Marine
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Marine
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin

The Lips
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Pencil in Natural
ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Superstition

The Nails
EXCLUSIVE CREATION LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Sky Line (available July 2012)

* The Exclusive Collection BLEU ILLUSION will be available at specific points of sales in July 2012

chanel le vernis sky line spring summer 2012 haute couture

chanel 2012 Spring Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup by Peter Philips

Photos by Vincent Lappartient

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January 16, 2012

Luck Be A Lady: Chanel Introduces Las Vegas de Chanel

Las Vegas de ChanelAnyone who has been to Las Vegas will tell you that town is not low on glitz or luxury. Between the neon lights and desert sand, the town is always painted in gold. The Bellagio Hotel is renovating the Chanel boutique in its Galleria and to commemorate this event, Peter Philips has created “gold-plated collection and strews stardust over polyester dreams.”

Las Vegas de Chanel includes four items: Lucky Stripes, a compact with four shades of sand and bronze to be worn on eyes, face or cheekbones; Rouge Coco Shine in Brilliant, a sheer golden lip shade; Le Crayon Lèvres Vegas Gold, a gold lip pencil; and it wouldn’t be a collection without a covetable Le Vernis in Gold Fingers.

The remodel should be completed by the end of this month.  I’ll actually be staying at The Bellagio mid-February when I go to some trades hows in Las Vegas and I will definitely check out the new space. And I hope to get my fingers on Gold Fingers!

Las Vegas de Chanel Lucky Stripes

Las Vegas de Chanel Le Vernis Gold Fingers

Las Vegas de Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Brilliant

Las Vegas de Chanel Le Crayon Levres Vegas Gold

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:20 pm

January 2, 2012

Link List: The Best Chanel News of December 2011

December was a whirlwind and I took a much-needed break to spend time with my family and re-charge my batteries.  While I was relaxing and filling my belly with holiday treats Chanel news had the interweb astir.  Though some of it is a bit old news, I still found it worthy to include – so here goes – my massive Chanel link list for December 2011…

I love Chanel – but I wouldn’t go this far…would you?

will fuck for chanelLeft: Maude & Tilda; Right: Married to the Mob

Candice Swanepoel by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Korea December 2011 – TouchPuppet

Candice Swanepoel by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Korea December 2011

Chanel meets Star Wars figures – introducing Coco Vader…GoMoneyWays

chanel star wars coco vader

Chanails! Pretty Chanel Spring 2012-inspired manicure – moveSlightly

chanel inspired manicure

What’s your Chanel beauty horoscope for 2012? Chanel Makeup Confidential

chanel beauty horoscope

First look at Chanel’s spring makeup ad campaign – chicology

chanel spring 2012 beauty ad


Best dressed kid of the year is Hudson Kroenig – The Covetuer

hudson kreonig chanel the coveteur

Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars celebrated her birthday with a Chanel-inspired cake – JustJared

ashley benson chanel birthday cake

Chanel has hired Dr. Amy Wechsler to make Chanel skincare more relevant to US consumers – Happi

chanel hires dr amy wechsler

Karl Lagefeld loves the iPad – Digital Luxury

karl lagerfeld ipad

Enter a contest to be Karl Lagerfeld’s assistant when he is Fashion Editor at Metro.


karl lagerfeld for metro

Sandra Bullock and Rooney Mara wore Chanel beauty on the runway at recent premiers…

rooney mara chanel

sandra bullock chanel

Karl-Mania has the internet going nuts – Net-A-Porter

karl lagerfeld net a porter

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December 16, 2011

Chanel Knightsbrige Collection Available Online in the U.S.

chanel knightsbrige collection

Back in September, Chanel released the Knightsbridge Collection exclusively at Harrod’s to commemorate the Chanel pop up shop at Harrod’s.  Well, for ladies in the U.S., today is our lucky day because the Knightsbridge Collection has made its way across the pond.  Available now in the U.S., the Knightsbridge Collection can be purchased exclusively on Chanel.com.  The four-piece collection is inspired by the English Rose (hence the rosy hues) and each item is named for a different neighborhood in London.  Get those wallets ready quickly, each item is limited edition and I’m sure they will go fast!

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