La Chanelphile

October 24, 2011

Chanel Links: Week of 10.20.11

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I love this Chanel-inspired half-moon manicure! I need those nail decals pronto!  AnotherMag

chanel half moon manicure

Karl Lagerfeld wishes he invented the white shirt and is obsessed with cuff links.  Forbes

Karl Lagerfeld’s advice for surviving the recession?  “Sack your assistant chauffeur!”  Independent

The Ritz in Paris will be closing for two years to undergo renovations – who will keep Coco company? AFP

chanel suite at the ritz

Speaking of hotels Coco Chanel lived in, the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is not too shabby.  Pursuitist

More images of the Spring 2012 Le Vernis collection.  Fashion

spring 2012 chanel nail polish

Check out the playlist from the Chanel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear show.  Chanel News

The International Center of Photography is showing Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style, an exhibit that features photos by by Karl Lagerfeld as well as a portrait of Uncle Karl.  International Center of Photography

Justine Picardie debates the merits of Chanel handbags.  The Guardian

Can’t afford vintage Chanel? No problem, you can rent it! Style

vintage chanel

Lindsay Lohan wore a Chanel bag to court – in other news, what is up with her blush? Grazia

Diane Kruger wears Chanel Fall 2011 on the red carpet – she looks great but this outfit doesn’t read “red carpet” to me.  Red Carpet Fashion Awards

diane kruger chanel fall 2011Elizabeth Olsen wore Chanel haute couture from the spring 2012 collection – she’s a pretty gril but I have to say that I’m not loving the dress on her – her breasts look flattened and her shoulders seem to broad for this kind of top. Just Jared

elizabeth olsen in chanel haute couture


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October 4, 2011

Celebrity Sightings at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Show

Jen Brill and Leigh Lezark at ChanelThe front row at a Chanel show is always a who’s who of It Girls, celebrities and royalty.  Yesterday, all the pretty ladies put on their Chanel finest and came to see Uncle Karl’s latest presentation.  Les Fidèles de Chanel – Jen Brill, Poppy Delevingne, Caroline Sieber, Leigh Lezark and Vanessa Traina – were all present.  Also spotted were Chanel regulars Alexa Chung, Clémence Poésy, Carine Roitfeld and Uma Thurman. Check out some of the Chanel lovelies in the gallery below…

Images: Style

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September 13, 2011

Debbie Harry in Chanel?

Sorry for the lack of posts I’ve been running around NYC covering shows for Fashion Week.  Today, I stopped by the Marc by Marc Jacobs Blondie pop-up shop to get a glimpse of the living legend herself.  I was on the sidewalk when she arrived in her black SUV and when she came out I was able to get a few good shots.  I was happy to see that she was wearing a pink shirt with paint splatters and our favorite double C’s.  I don’t know what collection it’s from (or if it’s even authentic) but whatever Debbie Harry wears is ok in my book. :)

UPDATE 09.15.11@DefDumbAndBlonde let me know that the top is made by Scooter LaForge

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August 22, 2011

Emma Stone in Chanel Haute Couture at The Help Los Angeles Premiere

emma stone in chanel couture at the help premiereEmma Stone looked stunning in Chanel Haute Couture, from the Spring-Summer 2011 collection, for the Los Angeles premier of The Help.  The dress is relatively unchanged from the runway version though it looks a tad longer.  Emma Stone matched her dress with a Chanel purse and Chanel Fine jewelry and nude pumps which elongated her leg.   Her soft makeup and ginger locks were a beautiful complement to the dress.  I’m not sure if it’s just a lighting issue, but the color of the dress looks different on the red carpet.  On the runway, the chiffon looked grey, while on the red carpet it looks greenish-grey.  Not sure if it’s the same color or not but both look lovely.

Images: Right – Just Jared; Left – Style

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August 17, 2011

Anne Hathaway’s Chanel Beauty Look at the “One Day” Premiere

anne hathaway new york premiere one day

Last week Anne Hathaway looked stunning on the red carpet at the New York premiere of One Day.  Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee works with Anne Hathaway regularly and she created this red carpet look.  Here’s how she created the look:

Annie wore a black Alexander McQueen resort collection gown with gold embroidery. The dress had a great structure to it, so we wanted to keep the look cute, young and casual.

For her face, I started with CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long Wear Makeup SPF 10 (launching October 2011), which I swept across Annie’s skin and perfected with a sponge.

On her eyes, I used Burberry sheer eye shadow in Antique Rose, which is a purplish brown that defined her socket line. I drew a thin line with CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir at the base of the lashes, top and bottom, and also inside of the waterline to give an ink pot effect. Then over the top, with a small natural fiber brush, I padded CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in Mirifique which I took to the outer corner, blending a tiny amount under the eye to soften the shape.

I curled the lashes with the new CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler and coated her lashes with a few strokes of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara…then a few extras were added for even more intensity! Her brows were slicked into place with Anastasia Brow Gel.

I defined her cheek bones with Kevin Aucoin shading colour in Medium and I finished her look by applying CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Fetiche on the lips.

Perfection Lumière Long Wear Makeup SPF 10 (launching October 2011), $55.00
Intense Eye Pencil in Noir, $29.00
Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in Mirifique, $36.00
Precision Eyelash Curler, $34.00
Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, $30.00
Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Fetiche, $32.00

Image: Just Jared

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July 25, 2011

Olivia Wilde in Chanel Beauté at “Cowboys & Aliens” Premiere

Olivia Wilde in Chanel Beauté at "Cowboys & Aliens" Premiere

Over the weekend, the summer blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens premiered. I have to admit, the juxtaposition of cowboys with aliens is like taking two genres and mashing them up together so I’m quite curious about this move. But I digress. The real news is that Olivia Wilde is starting in the film and she wore a Chanel Beauté look to the premiere created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Melanie Ingelssis. Her romantic look was beautiful – especially paired with Ms. Wilde’s lace gown. Here’s a breakdown from the makeup artist herself on how she created Olivia’s look – and how you can replicate it.

This weekend, Celebrity Makeup Artist Melanie Ingelssis created Olivia Wilde’s red carpet look for the premiere of one of summer’s hottest new movies, “Cowboys and Aliens”.  To off-set Olivia’s romantic gown and simple hair, Melanie and Olivia decided the focus of the beauty look would be on the eyes. Using CHANEL products, Melanie created a strong smoky eye balanced by soft, luminous skin.

To enhance Olivia’s gorgeous baby blues, Melanie began by using CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil to create the shape of the smoky eye, but kept it true to Olivia’s shape as opposed to taking it out too much. She then rimmed her entire eyes, including the inside of the waterline with a thick line, also using the soft, easy-to-use kohl pencil. She then used Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in Mirifique, a new long-wearing, shimmering cream eyeshadow from CHANEL, all over Olivia’s lids to create a black base. She took the cream shadow up to the crease of Olivia’s eyes and underneath, blending it with the kohl pencil so there were no harsh lines.  With a black shadow, she redefined the outer and inner areas of the eyes that needed to be darker, creating a sexy and smudgy look. Finally, according to Melanie, “the trick to a beautiful smoky eye is blending, so I took a clean blending brush – with no color on it – and with one motion, I blended the upper and lower colors together.” To complete the look, Melanie curled Olivia’s lashes and added two coats of Inimitable Intense Mascara.

Melanie began prepping Olivia’s skin with CHANEL Sublimage Regenerating Fluid to give her complexion a radiant glow. She followed with Mat Lumière Makeup SPF 15 which she chose for the foundation’s long-lasting formula. She then highlighted Olivia’s face with CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Fluid.


CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in Mirifique, $36.00
CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir, $28.00
CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, $30.00
CHANEL Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid, $295.00
CHANEL Mat Lumière Long Lasting Makeup SPF 15, $54.00
CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed, $48.00
All available at CHANEL department and specialty stores and chanel.com


Image Source: Just Jared

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June 22, 2011

Cameron Diaz in Chanel Spring 2011 RTW at Bad Teacher NY Premier

cameron diaz in chanel at ny bad teacher premierCameron Diaz wore a dress from the Chanel Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection to the NY premier of Bad Teacher.  She opted for pumps instead of boots and her bare legs make the dress look much shorter than the runway version.  She also opted for a black bra under the sheer bodice which I’m not sure I like.  I have to say that I like the runway look a lot more – I love the jacket and chunky necklace.  It’s too hot for the jacket in NYC but a statement necklace and a pair of stiletto booties would have made the look more polished on Cameron.

Images: Style & Just Jared

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June 21, 2011

Blake Lively in Chanel Haute Couture at LA Premiere of Green Lantern

blake lively in chanel haute couture at green lantern premiere

Blake Lively is using her Chanel connections to the fullest getting decked out in Chanel at any opportunity – and who can blame her?!  In her latest red carpet appearance at the LA Green Lantern Premiere, Blake livened up the red carpet in a white Chanel Haute Couture gown.  I went through the Spring 2011 collection and I didn’t see it in the runway picks so it may be couture in the truest sense of the word and made just for her.  The white sheer gown with floral applique looked lovely on Mlle. Lively.  I usually have a pet peeve for sheer bottom dresses but if you have legs like Blake then you can get away with it.

I love that she paired the dress with gold accessories especially the piled on bracelets and the gorgeous camellia in her hair.  Her hair and makeup were really simple and pretty.  The disheveled side braid is a refreshing take on red carpet hair.  I think this one of Blake’s best looks – what do you think?

blake lively in chanel haute couture at green lantern premiere

blake lively in chanel haute couture at green lantern premiere

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June 20, 2011

Lily Allen’s Chanel Wedding Dress

lily allen chanel wedding dress

Aha!  So there was an ounce of truth to the rumors that Karl Lagerfeld was designing a Chanel wedding dress for Lily Allen!  Chanel News recently released an image of a Karl Lagerfeld sketch and a photo of Lily Allen at a fitting.  From the image, you can see the dress is not complete but I can see enough to know that I like it a lot more than the dress she wore for her ceremony designed by Delphine Manivet.

Elle reports that Lily Allen wore the Chanel dress to her wedding reception at her country house.  Perhaps she was inspired by the barn setting of the Spring 2010 collection – the show in which she actually performed?  Only Mrs. Cooper knows.  I’m just glad we got to see a glimpse of the dress. I hope that more images surface online showing the finished product.

Source: Chanel News & Elle

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