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June 28, 2011

Peter Philips on Creating Particulière

Chanel Particulière

The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Peter Philips about creating some of the most popular lipstick and nail polish shades. Sometimes, some of the best colors are unplanned. One of my favorite Le Vernis, Particulière, was a happy accident. Peter Philips explained,

“They were mixing colors in the lab and I said, ‘Stop!,’ ” Philips recalls. “I took a look at the shade and thought, ‘This is kind of particular. It’s not gray and it’s not beige, it’s kind of weird.’ ” He brought the shade to the women he works with and they couldn’t wait to put it on. “I know when I like a color, but that doesn’t mean it makes a good nail polish,” said the Belgian-born Philips, who can be credited with helping to legitimize funky nail polish colors and making them acceptable for all women to wear, no matter their age or occupation.

Once he had the Particuliere color, he needed a collection in which to put it. And he heard that Karl Lagerfeld’s spring 2010 runway show was going to be set in a barn. “In French, the color is taupe, which is a kind of animal, a mole,” explains Philips. “I said, ‘Karl, I got a taupe for your barn.’ “

Read the full article on the Los Angeles Times website.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:43 am

June 17, 2011

Vanessa Paradis Daydreams

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I knew Vanessa Paradis was a singer but I didn’t realize that she sang the song in the Rouge Coco commercial that she starred in. Here’s a video of her recording Daydream – the song featured in the commercial – and the commercial itself as a reminder :)

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:59 am

June 15, 2011

Strike A Pose, There’s Nothing To It

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Peter Philips strikes again! Not only is he a makeup magician but he seems to have a knack for creating makeup videos. In his latest video, Strike A Pose, Philips updates iconic Chanel images from old Chanel ad campaigns and juxtaposes them with the ads themselves – creating a collage of timeless beauty. It’s a beautiful video and every time I watch it I can’t help but wonder how the model was able to line up the tears so seamlessly.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:49 pm

May 31, 2011

Kirsten Dunst Wears Chanel on Visit to Turkey

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Kirsten Dunst is riding the Chanel wave from the Cannes Film Festival across the Mediterranean to Turkey where she’s been spotted wearing Chanel to two events.  Dunst wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Spring 2011 collection to a Courtney Love performance that she attended with Ryan McGinley. She seems to like this collection – because this is the second dress from this collection that she’s worn that features the sheer panels and intricate beading. The delicateness of the dresses complement the delicateness of the actresses features. She also looks really nice in the pale cream/pink/white colors that she’s been wearing.

kirsten dunst chanel resort 2011/12 antibesDunst also attended a presentation of the Chanel Paris-Byzance Métiers d’Art collection at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel wearing a cream dress from the recent Chanel 2011/12 resort collection shown in Antibes.  How wonderful to see the Paris-Byzance collection in the place that inspired the collection!   I love this dress – especially the hem and sleeve length – so elegant yet sexy – reminds me of the 1940s.  I do however think that the dress might be a little tight on Kirsten in the bust area – either that or the way she’s posing is making the dress bunch up a bit in the neckline area.

I’m wondering if Kirsten Dunst wearing all this Chanel is a prelude to a campaign?  I suppose only time will tell…

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2011 amfAR Gala.

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture and Chanel Beauté at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Images of Kirsten Dunst via Just Jared.

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May 26, 2011

Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/12 Makeup: Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel

Illusions d'Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup

Illusions d'Ombre de Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2011-12 makeup collection called Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel has started surfacing online and it looks lovely. It’s a great match for the dark, smoldering Fall-Winter 2011/12 ready-to-wear collection. The lips and cheeks are pretty neutrals while the eyeshadows are smokey and rich. We’ve seen Le Vernis courtesy of nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson and they shimmer like the minerals they are named after. The most exciting part of the collection are individual eyeshadow pots; the eyeshadows have a creamy texture and the colors are gorgeous. They seem like they would look nice on any eye color and I especially love Mirifique (black), Illusoire (eggplant) and Epatant (olive green).

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:32 pm

May 24, 2011

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture & Chanel Beauté

kirsten dunst in chanel couture cannes film festivalIt seems Kirsten Dunst was having a Chanel moment in Cannes from the Chanel couture gown she wore to the amfAR Gala to the Chanel couture gown she wore to accept the award for Best Actress for her role in Melancholia.  I love the dress that Dunst wore to the award ceremony, very feminine and detailed.  I’m sure upon closer inspection the amount of handwork that is in the bodice is baffling.  I also love the tiered flow-y bottom of the dress – there’s a hint of sheerness on the bottom but I don’t mind it because it starts so low.  Her makeup for the award ceremony and for the premiere of Melancholia was Chanel Beauté and she looked lovely. Details on how to get the looks are below.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture & Chanel Beauté
Film Festival Awards:
To complement the award-winning actress’s CHANEL Haute Couture strapless dress, Sabrina created Kirsten’s gorgeous, glowing face using CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige Rosé Tendre and highlighting her cheeks with CHANEL Powder Blush in Rose Écrin (available July 2011), Kirsten’s eyes were adorned with Illusion D’Ombre de Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Epatant (available July 2011) and her lashes were lengthened with CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir. Sabrina finished the look with CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick in Passion.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Beauté
Melancholia Premiere:
For Kirsten’s first red carpet appearance at Cannes, Sabrina used CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige Rosé Tendre to highlight her complexion and CHANEL Powder Blush in Rose Écrin (available July 2011) on the cheeks. Sabrina used Illusion D’Ombre de Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emerveillé (available July 2011) on the eyelids to create a neutral shimmer, and Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine (available July 2011) to define the eyes. To complete the look she used CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir on the eyelashes and applied CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick in Enthusiast to the lips.

Images: Just Jared & Style Bistro

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May 19, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine “Royallieu” Available Exclusively Online

A few days ago Chanel released a new Rouge Coco Shine shade named Royallieu and it is available exclusively on Chanel.com.  The soft pink shade is named after Chateau de Royallieu, Étienne Balsan’s estate where Coco Chanel stayed with him as his lover.  Her stay at Chateau de Royallieu was her introduction to society and she began making hats during her stay there.  She also met the love of her life, Boy Capel at Chateau de Royallieu.  With so many romantic connotations, it’s the perfect color to wear to get ready for some summer lovin’.  Rouge Coco Shine Royallieu retails for $32 and is available only online at Chanel.com.

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April 14, 2011

Tried and Tested: Rouge Coco Shine

chanel rouge coco shineOn Saturday I stopped by the Chanel boutique in San Francisco and I picked up some treats for myself (pics later in the week).  While I was there I tested out Rouge Coco Shine.  It’s really quite amazing.  It goes on as a lipstick, has the coverage of a lipstick, but the moisture and shininess of a lipgloss.  It’s like two products – lipstick and lipgloss – in one.  I tested a few colors and found that Deauville was probably the best for me since I like to keep things neutral.  In fact, most of the colors are pretty neutral and seem like they would flatter many people with different skin tones.  If you haven’t tried out Rouge Coco Shine I would definitely check it out.  You can find Rouge Coco Shine at Chanel makeup counters or on the Chanel website.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:55 am

April 11, 2011

Coming Soon to the US: Chanel Eyelash Curlers

chanel eyelash curlerChanel is launching eyelash curlers in the US this coming August.  If you live in Asia or have visited there, you may have already gotten yours but this will be a first for those of us who are stateside.  The Chanel eyelash curlers come with two silicon refill pads and will retail for $34.00.

Info Source: Elle

Image Source: Marie Clairvoyant

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

April 2, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick & Facebook Pop-up Store

chanel rouge coco shine

The wait for sheer delight is over! On April 4th and 5th, the highly-anticipated, utterly irresistible Rouge Coco Shine, the most buzzed-about, hydrating, sheer lipshine to hit the market yet, will make its debut on Facebook! Chanel Facebook fans will have the exclusive chance to be the first to buy Spring’s hottest new lip product before it makes its nationwide debut.

During this two-day period, Chanel Facebook fans who buy Rouge Coco Shine from the Chanel first-ever, virtual pop-up store will also receive complimentary standard shipping on the collection.

Fresh, sheer and luminous, Rouge Coco Shine provides beautiful, lasting moisturizing shine in a water-light texture.  The formula glides on for easy application, and a unique Hydratendre complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance.  Each of the 18 shades is linked to the world of Coco Chanel. . . each a source of inspiration or influence that profoundly impacted her life. Suggested Retail Price is $32.00.

To be a part of this exclusive event and experience a first in Chanel history, visit facebook.com/chanel to “Like” and Shop Rouge Coco Shine this Monday and Tuesday, April 4th and 5th!

chanel rouge coco shine

About Coco Rouge Coco Shine
Coco Chanel revolutionized the way women dressed by designing looks that were elegant, yet surprisingly comfortable.  Her vision: simple, uncomplicated silhouettes in modern fabrics to lend a new ease and modernity to a woman’s wardrobe.

Today, Chanel carries on that vision with new Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine, the exciting next chapter in the evolution of the iconic modern crème lip colour. Lips are effortlessly dressed in the most elegant shades, with the most comfortable wear.

Fresh, sheer and luminous, Rouge Coco Shine provides beautiful, lasting moisturizing shine in a water – light texture. The formula glides on for easy application, and a unique Hydratendre complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance.

The emblematic black metal case of Rouge Coco has been specially refined. In its new interpretation, the Rouge Coco Shine packaging reflects the graceful codes of the iconic brand with a slimmer case and a new interior design to protect the innovative formula.

Rouge Coco Shine is available in a complete range of shades, from delicate beiges to dazzling berries, with hints of shimmer to enhance a glossy finish.

Each of the 18 shades is linked to the world of Coco Chanel . . . each a source of inspiration or influence that profoundly impacted her life.

chanel rouge coco shine

chanel rouge coco shine

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