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December 16, 2011

Sneak Peek: Chanel Spring Summer 2012

Chanel Spring Summer 2012 neon sneaker

What happens when you combine neon with Chanel?  You get the Spring Summer 2012 collection.  These pieces were not on the runway but a Spanish blogger was invited to a press preview in Madrid and posted some great pics of pieces from the 2102 Chanel spring summer collection.

I love the sneakers – especially the high tops – and did you see the tennis balls?  So cute, but too cute to actually play with.  We also get glimpses of new bags, shoes and neon jackets.  It all looks very summery and fun – can’t wait to see it in stores!

Image Source: Neo2

Photos By: Mar Pulido + Ignazio Arizmendi

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December 8, 2011

Chanel Métiers D’Art Paris-Bombay 2012 Beauty

Chanel Metiers DArt Paris Bombay 2012 Beauty Bombay Express

Photo courtesy of Chanel; Photos by Vincent Lappartient.

Peter Philips created another gorgeous makeup collection to compliment Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Métiers D’Art Paris-Bombay 2012 presentation. The ubiquitous kohl-rimmed eyes so popular in the South East was reinterpreted for the runway and were the main focus on the face.  Lips and cheeks were kept minimal and natural and all of the emphasis was on the very dark eyes.

Several limited edition products were created for the “Bombay Express” collection including POUDRE COMPACTE in Route des Indes de CHANEL, ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Nirvana, JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Brume d’Or, ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Empreinte and LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Diwali.  I am most excited about Illusion d’Ombre in Nirvana and Le Vernis in Diwali.  Based on the glimpses we saw on the runway, I’m guessing that Nirvana will be black – though I’m wondering how different it will be to Mirifique.  Diwali or the “festival of lights” is one of the most joyous celebrations in India.  Based on the runway images Le Vernis Diwali looks goldish-luminiscent and based on the name I can imagine the color was inspired by lights.  The Exclusive Creation Collection Chanel ‘Bombay Express’ will be available in select Chanel makeup counters in June 2012.

Chanel Metiers DArt Paris Bombay 2012 Beauty Bombay Express

Here are the details from Chanel on the products used to create the look:

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
Exclusive Creation POUDRE COMPACTE in Route des Indes de CHANEL* (available June 2012)

The Eyes
Exclusive Creation ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Nirvana * (available June 2012)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Black
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Brume d’Or (available June 2012)

The Lips
ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Empreinte (available May 2012)

The Nails
Exclusive Creation LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Diwali * (available June 2012)

All images except as noted from Chanel are from Style.

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November 28, 2011

Chanel Links: Thanksgiving 2011 Weekend

I took a much-needed few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving (and my birthday) but that didn’t stop Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld from making the news. Let’s play a little catch-up to see what happened in the Chanel world last week…

karl lagerfeld coco chanel coin
I’m not sure why everyone on the interweb is so surprised that Karl Lagerfeld makes a lot of money considering who he works for and the breadth of his projects – but he does, ok? WWD

karl lagerfeld penKarl Lagerfeld will be donning a new hat - that of editor. In February 2012, “Lagerfeld will guest edit all Metro editions around the world. As part of the project, he will create a series of collectible sketches, illustrations and columns as well as choose the stories for the newspaper and give his notoriously provocative comments on the news of the day.”  Metro

Yoon Seung Ah as Coco Chanel

14 stars were chosen by 15 designers as their ‘muses’, and Chanel picked Yoon Seung Ah in Vogue magazine’s latest pictorial in the December issue. (Not sure which country’s edition of Vogue).  AllKPop

megan hess chanelIllustrator Megan Hess is exhibiting her work at the newly launched The Gallery in Victoria, Australia.  Ragtrader

Chanel J12 AppChanel launched an iPhone App for the J12 and among the features, you can “try one on”.

karl lagerfeld dupont colette

Back in July I posted about the pens and lighters that Karl Lagerfeld designed for S.T. Dupont – you can buy them now on the Colette webshop.

blake lively moma chanel makeup

Blake Lively and Elizabeth Olsen looked gorgeous in Chanel makeup at the Chanel-sponsored MOMA Film Benefit in honor of Pedro Almodovar.  Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin did Blake Lively’s makeup and Gita Bass did Elizabeth Olsen’s makeup.

Elizabeth Olsen moma chanel makeup

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November 8, 2011

Chanel “Les Harmonies de Printemps” Spring 2012 Makeup Collection

Chanel Les Harmonies de Printemps Spring 2012 Makeup Collection
Chanel’s spring 2012 makeup collection, “Les Harmonies de Printemps”, is delicate and accentuates a woman’s natural beauty. The collection features many soft pinks and peaches with some notes of deeper color like garnet and plum. “Les Harmonies de Printemps” will be in stores early 2012 in late January/early February. The collection is very pretty and is perfect for spring and summer when makeup tends to be lighter and more natural. I am a lip balm addict so I can not wait for the Rouge Coco Baume! I’m also excited for the June nail polish – looking forward to this collections release!

Chanel Les Harmonies de Printemps Spring 2012 Makeup Collection Levres Scintillantes lipgloss in Pétillant – peach with flashes of gold, Bagatelle – pink with flashes of silver;  Le Vernis nail polish in April – highly luminous garnet of wild berries, May – intense pink, June – pastel apricot

Chanel Les Harmonies de Printemps Spring 2012 Makeup Collection Rouge Coco Baume – Lip Balm enriched with oil and cane sugar known for its restorative properties;  Rouge Coco in Paradis – coral pink, fresh and sun-kissed , Destinée – intense and enigmatic plum , Chalys – orange coral with shimmering reflections; Rouge Coco Shine in Candeur – pastel pink, Flirt – tender and vibrant coral.

Chanel Les Harmonies de Printemps Spring 2012 Makeup CollectionLes Quatre Ombres eyeshadow quad in Eclosion – peach, gold, grey beige and intense plum; Ombre Essentielle in Tigerlily – orange-toned shade with flashes of gold, Rose de Mai - delicate pink; Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Grenat – velvety wine.

Chanel Les Harmonies de Printemps Spring 2012 Makeup CollectionPoudre Universelle Compacte in Jasmin- luminous beige pigmented with gold, limited edition; Blush Horizon in Eclat Douceur – five colored blush, limited edition

Source: Smartologie & Become Gorgeous

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:48 pm

November 3, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Photo Booth Facebook App – Try It!

chanel rouge coco shine facebook photo booth appChanel has a fun new app on their Facebook page promoting the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick.  It’s a photo booth where you take 4 images, and then customize them with a color filter and a lipstick name.  It was quick and fun and probably the only time Chanel will ask for your picture:)  Try it out on the Chanel Facebook page!

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October 25, 2011

I Told You So!

A few weeks ago I posted a Dior video that showed a pinball machine game animation and I likened it to Chanel’s “Here Comes the Beauty Pack” video that brought Chanel cosmetics to robotic life. I know it was a bit of a stretch but for me Dior’s video was reminiscent of Chanel’s video – especially when looked at in the context of all the other copying that has been happening.

One of La Chanelphile’s readers, Alexandre Fons, brought this Dior video to my attention.  The video was uploaded about a month ago and depicts a Dior cosmetics animation in the form of Tetris, Pacman and Super Mario Brothers.  Sorry, but there’s no arguing your way around this one Dior – so unoriginal! Thank you Alexandre for bringing this to my attention!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:43 pm

October 23, 2011

“She’s A Star” – Chanel Les Scintillances Holiday 2011 Collection Video

Chanel’s Les Scintillances Holiday 2011 Collection may be one of my favorite beauty collections. Nothing is more quintessentially Chanel than gold eye makeup and red lipstick – Coco Chanel’s colors of choice. The Chanel Makeup Confidential website was recently updated and a video for the beauty collection was included – She’s A Star – view it below…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 9:19 pm

October 20, 2011

Chanel WILL Release “Attraction” – The White Polish From The Spring 2012 Show

chanel attraction spring 2012 white nail polishVogue UK announced that Chanel is after all going to release the mysterious white polish seen on models’ fingertips at the Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear show.  The white polish now has a name – Attraction – a very fitting name seeing the commotion its caused online.  Attraction will release in May.  No official images but I put together some sneak peeks from runway images gathered from Style.com.  I’ll let you know more info as I receive it.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:33 am

October 14, 2011

Peter Philips’ Cure for Tired Eyes

peter philips chanel le crayon kohl in clair

Peter Philips is a makeup genius so whatever he says works for tired-looking eyes, I want to try. Allure Magazine caught up with Peter Philips backstage at fashion week to find out what product he can’t live without and it’s the Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Clair.  He lines the inner rim of models’ eye with the beige pencil and this trick is the secret to all of his runway looks.

“Beige liner takes out any redness the girls might have. When use you do this with white liner, it just looks too much like makeup, and too noticeable—this is more natural.

I have to agree about the white eyeliner – I tried it a few years back and it was too obvious looking.  I definitely going to try the beige pencil trick.  Do you have any tricks up your sleeves?

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:42 am

October 12, 2011

Chanel Perfection Lumière Review

**GUEST POST** Written by Alexis Dayers and re-printed from M.I.S.S.

Truth be told, I am a new Chanel beauty customer – I have admired it from afar. I have bought a solo shadow here, a lipstick or Glossimer there and I owned the original Vamp polish back in 1994. But I always stayed away from the Chanel foundations because I just found them too light for my brown skin. I was a MAC girl, hello Studio Fix, for years but I would always have to take a break as the formula would either make my skin itch or I just felt that I needed more coverage.

I did come close once when I discovered the Teint Innocence Compact in Soft Honey, however it still didn’t have enough yellow pigment to suit my skin tone. It also made my forehead look ashy. This challenge made me learn how to warm up any foundations with a bronzer. Also I stopped applying foundation to my forehead and used bronzer along my hairline only. I didn’t want to give up as I really liked this formula – it was buildable and it didn’t make me breakout. So I tried the next darker color, Walnut and it was a bit too dark but perfect with my summer tan.

What was I to do come Winter? Once again I stopped using Chanel and discovered NARS Sheer Glow. I didn’t have any trouble finding a suitable color but the last time I used it, I felt it was too thick on my skin – it looked like a kabuki mask. Then, I went strictly to tinted moisturizers – Laura Mercier was my go-to. This is perfect for hot weather and days when I knew I was going to work out during my lunch hour and I didn’t have the time to reapply my foundation. Not only was I challenging myself to find a next to perfect skin match but I also wanted it to be comfortable enough to wear through a workout.

You can imagine my sheer giddiness when I heard from my regular Chanel Sales Associate at Nordstrom, Ms. M, that Chanel had planned to release a new formula that was going to carry a broader skin tone color spectrum!

Here it is:

Perfection Lumière

The beauty of this foundation is it’s patented* Chanel Perfect Light Control complex. This is new technology that combines two powders (one that is transparent and the other that is coated with mineral ceramic pigments) to give the complexion a second skin texture and hold. Skin looks clear and luminous from natural and opalescent pigments – this photographs beautifully. The texture is light weight and you can build upon it – almost like a super pigmented tinted moisturizer. It only contains an SPF 10, if you are sensitive to foundations with built in SPF in a higher amount. I use a separate (Aveeno with SPF 30) sunscreen before my primer.

After I apply a foundation primer on my face, I dispense a pump and a half on the top of my hand. I warm it up a bit with my fingers and apply, I don’t like using a foundation brush. It absorbs and settles quickly, it feels velvet smooth on my skin right before it finally sets. Again I avoid applying on my forehead and use a bronzer along my hairline.

The color Ms. M helped me select:

#44/Beige Ambre

I know it looks too yellow on my forearm but consider that the inside of my forearm is slightly lighter than my face.

Here it is on my mug:

Left picture is without flash and Right picture was taken with flash. My skin looks clear, natural and the best part – does not make me look ashy!

I am happy to report after wearing continuously for one week it hasn’t made me break out and has endured hot yoga studio sessions as well as intense lunch time Spin classes. Normally, the thought of foundation during a Spin class made me itch but this particular Chanel foundation is very breathable, despite not being an Oil-Free formula. The primer does help keep it intact on my face, so don’t forget to that important and often forgotten step.

I also wanted to mention the fragrance, in case you have any fragrance aversions, this has a heavy fragrance at first but does fade away rather quickly. Ms. M tells me that the scent consists of white peach and citrus over a delicate bouquet of jasmine with a base of white musk notes. I will say that this does smell lovely, it is very reminiscent of Chanel skincare I have tried in the past. Honestly, I’d be just as happy with this foundation if it were fragrance-free.

Another bonus that was a surprise – pump dispenser. Why do some companies charge for a separate dispenser? Don’t they know that all we want is bottle with a built in dispenser for easy distribution?

All I can tell you is to run to your nearest Chanel counter and get a sample. This was well worth my hard earned cash.

This was bought by yours truly at my local Nordstrom counter, $55/30ml, 1 oz

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