Last week I posted about Chanel opening a pop-up store in Covent Garden just in time for the Olympic Games. I recently learned new information that I wanted to share. It appears the boutique will be dedicated to makeup and beauty products which is the first Chanel beauty pop-up store that I can think of. Chanel has already launched a microsite devoted to the Chanel Covent Garden pop-up shop but all you can see for now is a countdown to the launch. The site also has some answers to frequent questions which you can see below.
July 23, 2012
June 11, 2012
The Hotel La Mistralée in Saint-Tropez is home to a new Chanel Ephemeral boutique that will showcase the Chanel Paris-Bombay and the spring-summer 2012 collections. The XIX century architecture of the Hotel La Mistralée is juxtaposed with geometric patterns and bright colors reminiscent of the 1980s.
To commemorate the opening of the he Chanel Ephemeral boutique at the Hotel La Mistralée in Saint-Tropez Chanel created a limited edition beach tote bag complete with woven straw mat and towel. It’s been pretty much impossible to find a photo of this mysterious tote online but I’m trying to get one! I’ll update you if I find one. The boutique will be open until October 2012.
April 28th to October 7th 2012
10am-1.30pm / 3.30pm-8pm (4.30pm-9pm in July and August)
1, avenue du Général Leclerc
Click on the first image to see all of the photos larger and in a slideshow…
March 24, 2012
I wish I was there!!! I don’t have anything else to say.
Post with images coming soon.
March 21, 2012
Earlier this month CHANEL feted the opening of its new boutique at 51 Avenue Montaigne in Paris in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld. Positioned on one of the most prestigious addresses in the world, the 6,500-square-foot boutique will house the unique world of CHANEL and all of Karl Lagerfeld’s creations – Ready-to-Wear, handbags, shoes, costume jewelry and other accessories. Watches and fine jewelry are also showcased.
Inspired by the refined private apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel at 31 rue Cambon, the store is set over two floors and reflects the luxury, elegance and modernity of CHANEL. The conception of this store was entrusted to architect Peter Marino. With typical verve he has designed an exceptional venue that embodies the aesthetic codes which characterize the brand.
The Chanel 51 Avenue Montaigne opening party guests included French actresses Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Joana Preiss, Virginie Ledoyen, Elisa Sednaoui and Anna Mouglalis, CHANEL ambassadress, Chinese actress Zhou Xun, Taïwanese actress Michelle Chen, British actress Kaya Scodelario, Canadian singer Coeur de Pirate and Brazilian actress Laura Neiva as well as the architect Peter Marino turned out to discover the new boutique during the opening cocktail which was followed by a live concert given by the British group Django Django at the Maison Blanche. The boutique looks lovely – I hope to see it the next time in Paris!
To commemorate the opening of the CHANEL Boutique at 51 Avenue Montaigne, Peter Philips created Ombres Matelassées palette – a gorgeous palette consisting of the following shades: Pear, Pale Gold, Gold, Golden Khaki and Black Night. The two darker shades can be used as eyeliner when applied with a damp brush. The embossed Matelassées pattern of course is inspired by the iconic 2.55 bag. Right now this palette is available in Europe but I’m guessing it should make its way stateside the way the Las Vegas de Chanel collection eventually branched out beyond Las Vegas.
October 13, 2011
So much news, so little time! I’ll keep it brief, let’s get to it…
CNN highlighted “fashion architecture” in a piece on architecture as an extension of the brand experience and the Chanel Ginza store in Tokyo designed by Peter Marino + Associates Architects was considered a standout example.
According to the NY Times, Karl Lagerfeld photographed Elizabeth Olsen for a coffee table book. No word about this project but here is what she said about working with Uncle Karl: “The Chanel designer had been shooting her for a coffee table book, and the photo session had gone long. She modeled an oversize classic Chanel tweed jacket for him. “I didn’t get to keep it,” she said, laughing as she pointed to her own nondescript sweater and T-shirt.”
Karl Lagerfeld can add “gallery booth designer” to his resume – he’s designed Zurich’s Gmurzynska Gallery’s booth for the FIAC in Paris from October 20 to 23. Hollywood Reporter
London posh hotel Sofitel St. James renovated their brasserie and is unveiling The Balcon on October 17th. The St. James bar in The Balcon is “inspired by the interiors of Coco Chanel’s 1920’s Paris apartment at 55 Rue Cambon and highlights will include vintage cocktails from antique recipe books. There will also be a Champagne Angel on hand to provide expert advice.” Do you see the curved staircase and banister? I’ll toast to that! The Handbook
Here’s a Karlism for you – Karl Lagerfeld takes his time with the models he chooses to photograph. He stated: “I do a lot of portraits. I really take time to choose my models. I don’t think one should ever be a model guzzler.” ContactMusic
Just in time for winter, you can get a printed cashmere scarf with Karl Lagerfeld’s face on it. NY Mag – The Cut
Chanel ranked #15 on a British survey of the Top 20 “cool brands”. Huffington Post
Beau Dunn’s mom was a model and she has ridiculous vintage Chanel from the 80′s. I hate her. I’m not afraid to say it…
On a lighter note, check out the backstage behind-the-scenes of the recent Chanel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear show…