La Chanelphile

July 25, 2013

Hungry for Chanel: Clara Hallencreutz ‘Chanel’ Photography

chcc4Clara Hallencreutz chanel food photo

We’ve seen many photo art projects depicting Chanel — from burgers, lollipops and ice cream cones. Artist and photographer Clara Hallencreutz is throwing her hat in the ring with a series of still life photographs of the infamous double C’s done up in food and flowers. You can buy her prints on her online store.

Clara Hallencreutz chanel food photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel food photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel food photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel candy photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel candy photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel flowers photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel flowers photo

Clara Hallencreutz chanel flowers photo


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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 9:14 pm

May 15, 2013

Chanel Links: February – Mid-May 2013 Part 1

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Chanel Links!

Rita Ora graces the cover of Elle UK’s May 2013 Women In Music Issue and wears Chanel couture.
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rita ora elle uk chanel

Chanel unveiled a newly revamped Bal Harbour boutique in Miami designed by Peter Marion. Architectural Digest

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It seems like Rihanna is loving the Chanel Spring 2013 pearl accessories as much as me – except she can actually afford to buy them all! Rihanna’s Instagram and Daily Mail.


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I don’t like to promote knock-offs but I’m making an exception here because I’m almost tempted to buy them! You see, I am deeply in love with all of the magnificent pearl accessories from the Chanel Spring 2013 collection but I cannot spend my life savings on Chanel. So what is a girl to do? This website has created some pearl accessories inspired by the Chanel Spring 2013 costume jewelry collection. Do what you will with that info. Pret a Portobello

Want to DIY your own pair of Chanel-inspired espadrilles? Learn how on Cocorosa.

diy chanel espadrilles tutorial

Ever seen a Chanel coin? Well, you’ll need one for the Chanel vending machine. Vogue UK

chanel mascara vending machine

And a shout out to La Chanelphile reader Samantha Thompson who sent over a photo of the vending machine. Merci!

chanel mascara vending machine

Like seeing celebrities in Chanel? Check out the red carpet arrivals from the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner. Monsters and Critics

Alexa Chung Chanel

Alexa Chung arriving at the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner.Picture copyright by Marco Sagliocco / PRPhotos.com.

Chanel West Coast is releasing a track called “Karl Lagerfeld” – here’s a shot from her video shoot – looks like she’s channeling the 90s. MTV

chanel west coast karl lagerfeld

Glamour magazine interviews Karl Lagefeld and Alice Dellal about working together on the second Chanel Boy Bag campaign.

Dying for a Chanel Boy Brick bag (the Lego-inspired one) but don’t have 10K to pay for it? Make your own Lego-inspired bag. Learn how on Studs and Buttonholes

diy chanel lego bag

Learn how to make your own DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelets. Popsugar

Baselworld 2013 has come and gone but these beautiful Chanel Premiere Flying Tourbillon were on display – with a limited run of only five pieces each. Blouin Art Info

chanel premiere flying tourbillons

chanel premiere flying tourbillons

Chanel Beaute’s research and development department has exclusively partnered with Plant Advanced Technologies to formulate new plant-based “pure active ingredients.” Cosmetics Design Europe

Coco Chanel has inspired many things – and now you can add a one-of-a-kind $250,000 piano. Haute Living
coco chanel piano

coco chanel piano

Chanel’s iconic location 31 Rue Cambon is set for expansion beginning in 2014. Chanel has purchased 19 Rue Cambon – also on the corner of the Rue Saint-Honoré another prestigious Parisian street. The project is scheduled from completion in 2016. WWD

Anne Hathaway wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Fall 2009 collection to the Les Miserable premiere at the 2013 Berlinale International Film Festival. Global Grind & Style

anne hathaway chanel couture

Chloe Moretz celebrated her Sweet 16 in Chanel – with a matching manicure of course. MTV Style

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It doesn’t seem like Chanel will sell fashion apparel or accessories online anytime soon. Bruno Pavlovsky stated “Fashion is about clothing, and clothing you need to see, to feel, to understand.” Bloomberg

Learn how to make a DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelet. Popsugar

I love this photo of the Chanel Metiérs d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection – it captures the mood perfectly. Vanity Fair

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Ugh. I have so many more links on my list to get to so this is becoming a multi-part post. Back later this week with more links for you!


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January 24, 2013

Unofficial Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

There are a lot of back Chanel-inspired iPhone cases out there -you know the ones with all the rhinestones – but I saw these Le Vernis phone cases on Instagram yesterday and my jaw dropped. These are amazing! I tracked them down on Etsy and yes, I ordered one in Dragon. You can find the Le Vernis iPhone cases on Etsy.

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases

Chanel Le Vernis iPhone Cases


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Filed under: Chanel Knockoffs,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 7:08 pm

Chanel-Inspired Nails: MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Chanel Inspired MISS x MINX nail wraps

“Coco” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

It’s been a whirlwind of Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture coverage but as that’s wrapping up I just wanted to share with you a project I worked on with my other site MISS. I teamed up with MINX to design seven sets of nail wraps and of course, considering my love of the double-C’s one of the sets was inspired by Chanel. All of the sets are available now on MinxTastingRoom.com and I hope you don’t mind my sharing my other designs below.

I hope you like them!

Metallic Kisses Camo MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Metallic Kisses Camo” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

80s pattern miss x minx nail wraps

“Like, Totally” MISS x MINX

Airbrush Sunset MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“80s Airbrush Paradise” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Mi Vida Loca MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Mi Vida Loca” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Color Block mondrian MISS x MINX nail wraps

“Color Block” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Neon Kisses Camo MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

“Neon Kisses Camo” MISS x MINX Nail Wraps

Photography: Amanda Lopez
Model: Mayra Ramirez
Nail Tech: Lila Robles


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Filed under: Chanel DIY — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:31 pm

November 13, 2012

Chanel Links: October-November 2012

chanel links

Chanel Links!

The end of October was a bit busy for me because my daughter was celebrating Halloween for the first time with trick or treating and events at school and I took some time to spend with my family. But, Chanel news doesn’t stop coming. Here are some of my favorite Chanel-related items…

chanel pumpkin

Bookmark this for next Halloween – learn how to carve a Chanel pumpkin. LDN Fashion

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For Halloween, Bette Midler dressed up as the ghost of Coco Chanel.

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You can wear this tongue-in-cheek representation of the Chanel logo. Ssur

The Chromatics, who performed at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear show, filmed their video for Looking for Love at the Chanel show and you get some great views of backstage and the show. Refinery29

Gaspard Ulliel, the face of Bleu de Chanel has been cast as the designer Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic that has started filming.

yves saint laurent gaspard ulliel

Karl Lagerfeld sketched a “no smoking” sign but it’s not your typical sign. However, he was not making a statement about unhealthy habits, instead he was noting all the YSL references on many runways and he was stating that you would find a “smoking” – the french term for tuxedo – on his runway. Lagerfeld stated: “We don’t have to do smoking. Hedi Slimane really does it well.” WWD

karl lagerfeld no smoking

Membership in the Chanel club has its benefits. Keira Knightley, the face of Coco Mademoiselle, was dressed in over £1.25 million worth of Chanel jewels for her role as Anna Karenina. InStyle UK

keira knightley anna karenina chanel jewels

A few weeks ago Karl Lagerfeld shot the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 campaign in New York City with models Stella Tennant and Ondria Hardin. Lagerfeld stated: “Stella has such a style… Stella is, for me, the perfect Chanel woman.” WWD

ondria harden and stella tennat

Peter Philips gives tips on how to perfect your foundation. News.com.au

peter philips chanel makeup

Last week Rihanna performed at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and she wore vintage Chanel sunglasses during her performance and wore a Chanel sweat suit and vintage sunglasses around NY.

rihanna vintage chanel

A few weeks ago Keira Knightley wore Chanel cosmetics to the NYC premiere of Anna Karenina.

Keira Knightley Anna Karenina NYC Premiere

Last night Kristen Stewart wore Chanel cosmetics to the LA premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn LA Premiere

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August 13, 2012

Chanel Links: July and August 2012

chanel links

Chanel Links!

There’s been so much going on and though I don’t have time to do full posts on all Chanel news that comes my way – I still wanted to share some of my favorites…

sanya richards ross chanel
Sanya Richards-Ross won gold in the 400M and the 4x400M wearing Chanel!

Lisa Chaney, author of Chanel: An Intimate Life discusses the life and influence of Coco Chanel in the video below…

You can customize your Firefox tooblar with a “Chanel” add on – I was tempted but found it distracting.

Not everyone can afford Chanel so you can learn how to DIY “Chanel-ify” a cardigan.

chanel fall 2012 ad campaign
You’ve probably seen them by now in magazines but the Chanel ads are out and they were shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Jacques Polge, Chanel’s nose, discusses Chanel N°5 in the video below – if you don’t see English subtitles, click the CC on the bottom menu.

chanel nail stickers

If only Chanel would make real ones! If you’re dying to have Chanails you can get Chanel-inspired nail stickers.

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July 18, 2012

Sponsored Post: Ultrabook™ Inspired by Intel – the LBD of Computers

vintage chanel belt Vintage Chanel belt

When I was asked by Intel to snap and share images of designs that inspire my love of fashion it was a no brainer. As a Chanelphile, you can see Coco Chanel’s influence everywhere in how women dress almost one-hundred years after she started designing. Today, I’m sharing with you some pieces from my closet – most are Chanel – some are just Chanel-inspired – but all reflect my love of the Double C.

chanel j12 chromaticChanel J12 Chromatic

What I love most about Chanel are the design elements that were so important to Coco Chanel – simplicity, functionality and comfort. Her classic designs look as modern today as they did sixty years ago. And like all good design, her works don’t just look good, they feel good and are comfortable.

chanel inspired sweaterChanel-inspired sweater

In some ways the Ultrabook™ inspired by Intel is like a classic little black dress in your closet. It’s dependable and can run for hours and standby for days. At less than an inch thick, the lightweight and highly portable Ultrabook™ is easy to grab and go anywhere and probably much smaller than your favorite bag that you carry your life in. The Ultrabook™ wakes up in a flash, so you get quick access to your favorite content by going from zero to go in seconds.

chanel pearl necklaceChanel pearl necklace

I hope you enjoy the images of some of my favorite Chanel and Chanel-inspired pieces from my closet. Keep up with me on Instagram by follwing me @MissGDK.

black bow headbandBlack bow headband

chanel cuffChanel cuff

chanel inspired bow topChanel-inspired bow top

chanel camellia red rain bootsChanel camellia red rain boots

chanel camellia wallet with chainChanel camellia wallet with chain

chanel hoop earringsChanel hoop earrings

Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 3:47 am

June 19, 2012

Chanel Link List: May and June 2012

chanel links

Some of these links have been sitting in my drafts since I was in NY in May and I’m finally getting around to posting them. Better late than never!

the coveteur chanel the little black jacket book

The Coveteur did a piece on Chanel jackets celebrating the launch of Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket Book

MAIWENN Chanel Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld selected French film maker Maïwenn to be the face of the Chanel Fall/Winter 2012-2013 eyewear campaign. Vogue.fr

Katy Perry and her ridiculous exit from LAX draped in a Chanel beach towel. (click to see the video)

misia natanson sert by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Misia Sert a/k/a Coco Chanel’s BFF has a museum exhibition at the Musee D’Orsay devoted to her role as Muse to some of the best well-known artists of The Belle Époque. The Daily Beast

Chanel Illusions d'Ombre Riviere, Abstraction and Vision

Check out these previews of new Chanel Illusions d’Ombre colors Riviere (previously limited to Singapore but now available worldwide) and Chanel Illusions d’Ombre colors Vision and Abstraction.

drew barrymore chanel wedding dress

Drew Barrymore married Will Kopelman in Chanel and Karl Lagereld thought she looked “perfect.” I Am Shallow

Chanel-inspired DIY brows

Learn how to make your own bejeweled Chanel-inspired eyebrows. Beautylish

DIY Chanel-inspired transparent bag

Learn how to make your own Chanel-inspired transparent bag. Glitter ‘N Glue

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May 1, 2012

CHANAILS! Miss May 2012 Chanel Manicure, Vintage Gift Wrap & Camellias

miss nails did may 2012 calendar chanel manicure
MISS is back again with more CHANAILS for their MISS Nails Did 2012 calendar. Nothing says spring like flowers and if you’re going floral – whether on your jeans, kicks or nails – they might as well be Chanel-inspired. Since color is huge for spring, and in particular for 2012, we opted for bright vintage Chanel gift wrap for our background and authentic Chanel camellia brooches to accompany our CHANAILS. I hope you’re having a great spring and let’s get ready for summer!

Download the free MISS May 2012 “Nails Did” calendar and desktop by clicking here.

Chanel wrapping paper and camellias: Liz Baca
Photographer: Amanda Lopez
Nail Artist: Liz Baca
Nail Assistant: Lila Robles
Model: Mayra Ramirez
Producer: Gabriella Khorasanee

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel DIY,Chanel Jewelry,Photo Shoots — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:17 am

April 30, 2012

Fashion In The Streets: Chanel Sightings in San Francisco & The Alameda Point Antique Faire

I’ve been sitting on these photos for some time, I must admit that I see a lot more Chanel on the streets but I don’t walk around with my camera and/or phone out all the time so most of the time the Chanels just walk on by… But sometimes, I get lucky like I did at the Alameda Point Antique Fair.  It’s hard to know what faux or not – some are definitely fake, and some I just don’t know but I like seeing anything Chanel inspired….

Likely real.

Very likely real.

Faux, but really cute.

If they’re piled on the floor, I’m guessing they’re fake.

I also saw some gems in San Francisco like the blue purse, metallic ballet flats and the very fake (but very funny) sweat shirt…

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