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August 13, 2012

Chanel Links: July and August 2012

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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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May 5, 2012

Happy 5.5! Celebrate Chanel Nº5

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Some people celebrate Cinco de Mayo but as a Chanelphile, I like to take today to appreciate the most iconic women’s fragrance in the world Chanel Nº5.  Here are some of my favorite Chanel Nº5 short films – enjoy!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:23 am

March 14, 2012

New Chanel Ad: A drop of N°5, and nothing else

There’s nothing more to say…

By Guido Mocafico

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Filed under: Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 3:37 pm

June 3, 2011

The Story Behind Chanel No. 5 On The BBC

Last week, the BBC posted a radio segment and article on the story behind Chanel No.5.  If you haven’t heard it I would definitely give it a listen below.  The iconography and branding of Chanel No.5 is one of my favorites – of any product – so I put together some of my favorite Chanel No.5 images.  Some are vintage ads, some are product shots, some are works of art inspired by the fragrance.  Enjoy!

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Source for Audio: BBC

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:04 am

February 24, 2011

Chanel Mobile: “Glamour on the Go”

Last week, Chanel released a mobile version of their website that allows you to purchase skincare, makeup and fragrance from your mobile phone.  I’ve seen many mobile versions of websites – mostly blogs (LaChanelphile mobile coming soon!) but this is the first I’ve seen with e-commerce capability.  Now, if you need a Chanel No. 5 fix you can get it anytime, anywhere.  If you want to see collections, the latest shows and the Chanel blog, well, there’s an App for that (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).   You can download the Chanel App on iTunes and see Chanel Mobile on your phone.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 12:05 pm

December 29, 2010

Chanel No.5 at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Starting January 6, the exterior of Paris’ Musée d’Orsay will be graced with the silhouette of the iconic Chanel No.5 bottle.  The image of the flacon measures 2,890 square feet and is covered with 1,200 handmade sequins.  Dazzling!

Source: WWD

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 7:15 pm

December 19, 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Chanel Fragrances

Chanel is perhaps most well known the world over for fragrances – especially Chanel No. 5.  Still a best seller, Chanel No.5 makes a beautiful gift.  I especially love visiting department stores and Chanel.com because they have lovely fragrance gift sets that come with a fragrance (perfume or eau de toilette usually) along with body cream or gel.  In addition to Chanel No. 5, there’s a host of scents that are sexy and feminine including Coco, Coco Mademoiselle, Allure, Chance and No. 19.  I especially love Les Exclusifs de Chanel (only available online or in Chanel boutiques) or the Chanel No. 5 new purse sprays (available online) – a cute stocking stuffer!  All of the items pictured above can be purchased on Chanel.com.

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December 5, 2010

Vintage Chanel Advertisements

Two of my favorite things are Chanel and advertisements – when you put the two together, you can’t go wrong.  I especially love vintage Chanel No 5 perfume ads and ads featuring apparel and accessories in the early days of Karl Lagerfeld designing for Chanel.  When I was in Junior High School, I would rip out Chanel ads and paste them into my scrapbook.  Unfortunately, the scrap book is long gone, but Blogue has put together a nice collection of vintage Chanel ads – check them out on Blogue.com.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:08 am

September 7, 2010

Chanel Announces New Coco Mademoiselle Advertising Campaign

Chanel seems to be on a fragrance ad campaign roll. It seems like every time I post about a new ad campaign, another one is right behind it. Soon after the Scorsese film ad for Bleu de Chanel, Chanel has announced that it’s filming a new Coco Mademoiselle ad campaign featuring the fragrances face, Keira Knightley. Directed by Joe Wright, Chanel continues the tradition of pairing it’s actresses who star in their campaigns with directors the actresses have worked with.*  Knightley and Wright worked together on the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice.

Take a look at the behind the scenes images below.

The old Coco Mademoiselle ad featuring Keira Knightley.

*Previous actress/director pairings:
Chanel No. 5:
Nicole Kidman & Baz Luhrmann in Moulin Rouge
Audrey Tautou & Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Amélie.

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June 10, 2010

Chanel N˚5 Wins Fragrance Foundation FiFi Award

The winners of the Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Awards were announced and Chanel N˚5′s “No.5: Train de nuit” won the award for Best Media Campaign.  As you may recall, the campaign for Chanel N˚5 feautured French ingénue Audrey Tautou and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed her in her breakthrough film, “Amélie.”

The campaign certainly deserves this honor as it was the best media campaign I have seen for a fragrance. Not only was the film beautiful, but all of the correlative marketing materials – from the website to print ads – were gorgeous and evocative of the classic Chanel N˚5 scent.

You can view Chanel’s “No.5: Train de nuit” below:

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