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February 25, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Wears Chanel to Court

I have to say that I find it totally annoying that Lindsay Lohan is in the news everyday for her missteps with the law and I usually don’t pay much attention – except when she’s wearing Chanel. When I saw footage of Lindsey stepping out in this outfit I loved it immediately. When I heard the pants and sweater were Chanel then it came as no surprise as the ensemble is so chic, yet very sexy. I would wear this, or a variation of this outfit everyday and be a very happy girl.  Lindsay paired the outfit with YSL pumps and a Lanvin clutch.

Image Source: Stylelite

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February 24, 2011

Chanel + Colette Ephemeral Boutique (Pop-Up Shop)

My favorite brand is teaming up with my favorite Parisian boutique, Colette, to create a separate ephemeral boutique (or pop up shop as we Americans like to say) from March 1st to 10th on 336-340 rue Saint-Honoré.  The boutique will span 200 m² and has an industrial feel as the setting is “a former garage turned into a giant living display space.”

The fashion installation will be a multi-sensory delight with visual arts, musical performances, fashion, and sweet treats “resulting in a fun-fuelled, creative mix and match by Chanel and Colette with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”

Chanel 2011 Spring-Summer pieces will be sold alongside select pieces by young designers curated by Colette.  Artists including Kevin Lyons, Soledad, André, Fafi and SO-ME will be on hand to customized legendary Chanel bags.  Karl Lagerfeld designed a collector’s doll and other special Chanel products will be sold including bag charms, helmets and cameras.  For this momentous occasion, Chanel created a compilation CD and scented candles.  To top it off there will be a Chanel nail bar and a cupcake bar!

This may be the best pop-up shop EVER.  I almost want to buy a ticket to Paris to see this for myself.  I hope the special edition products – especially the doll – will be sold online!  I NEED ONE!

Here’s a breakdown of the events – if you live in Paris and you go – I will be living vicariously through you!

Program:

Friends of Chanel are special guests to be discovered as in house DJs, and five artists invited by Colette will be customising Chanel bags, upon request.

March 1: Kevin Lyons, designer and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 2: Camellia demonstration by a Lemarié craftsman, 3pm – 6pm
March 3: The illustrator Soledad will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 4: Harpsichord performance by the pianist and composer Maxence Cyrin, from 5pm
March 5: Graffiti artist André will be customising bags, 3pm – 6pm
March 7: Graffiti artist Fafi will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 8: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm
March 9: SO-ME, graphic artist and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 10: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm

Chanel and Colette: Meet in rue Saint-Honoré
336 – 340, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st
From March 1st to 10th 2011
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11am to 7pm

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Chanel Links: 02.24.11

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Chanel introduces a trio of favorite colors that will keep you looking peachy keen called “Endless Summer” – the perfect colors to complement your tan (which of course, Coco made fashionable).


I was a history major so I love history – add fashion to the mix and we have a winner! Chanel News gave us the inside scoop on the history of the decor of the Spring 2011 Haute Couture show.


More history! This time, Chanel News gives us some info on the architectural history of iconic 31 Rue Cambon. It turns out Coco was a real estate mogul too!


Chanel had a site devoted to Valentine’s Day – it’s still up and definitely worth checking out. I NEED the double lion head bangle bracelet!

Chanel News just posted a video that shows the details of some of the pieces from the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection.  I wish I could see all of the pieces close up – many of them look simple from afar but upon closer examination you see all of the intricacies – just gorgeous!

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February 23, 2011

Chanel Window World Booklet & Poster

My day brightened a bit when I went to pick up my mail and was pleasantly surprised to find something from Chanel!  Enclosed in the packet was a Window World poster and booklet.  The poster is double sided and the booklet contains images from the Window World campaign (that you can view online).  It was a little pick me up in the afternoon and I’ll add it to my Chanel collection now.

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February 22, 2011

Vintage Chanel Jewelry Sale on Billion Dollar Babes

Billion Dollar Babes, one of a gazillion flash sale sites, is hosting a Vintage Chanel jewelry sale and there are only 18 hours left to get your hands on some vintage Chanel goodies!  Many of the pieces are quite affordable and are great signature pieces that will never go out of style.  If I were a rich girl, I’d get the cuff and necklace pictured below…

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Chanel 2011 Côte d’Azur Cruise Collection Post Cards

A few months back we mentioned that Chanel opened a pop-up shop in the Meatpacking District of New York to house the Chanel Côte d’Azur Cruise Collection.  As part of the St. Tropez feeling of the shop, customers could pick up Chanel postcards featuring images of Georgia May Jagger from the Cruise Collection ad campaign.

I wasn’t able to make it to the shop but Ruby from the Chanel at the Encore in Las Vegas was nice enough to send me a set of the postcards.  This “thank you” is long overdue but you can see the beautiful stationary and postcards below…

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February 16, 2011

Chanel Links: 02.16.11

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I just got back from NY for Fashion Week and it was a whirlwind trip and I’m still trying to catch up on posts. In the mean time here’s some of the best Chanel-related news from around the web…

  • Vanessa Paradis will be wearing custom Chanel designed by Karl Lagerfeld for her acoustic set at New York’s The Town Hall venue.  He shot Paradis last year at Versailles for a Vanessa Paradis DVD collector’s set.  WWD.

  • Safe sex is always in style – especially when you “keep it classy” in Chanel (fake) condoms.  Refinery 29.
  • To sell or not to sell?  That’s the question Karl seems to have been asking himself this past week about his NYC Gramercy Park apartment.  Apparently, he’s decided not to sell… WWD.
  • Lauren Conrad celebrated her 25th Birthday in Las Vegas complete with a Chanel bag birthday cake!  PopSugar

  • Chanel’s new mirror sunglasses make it easy to check your lipstick… BlackBook

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February 9, 2011

Limited Preview: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in “Boy”

For the past year, Chanel has been bringing lipstick back and their latest release is “Boy” – very appropriate for Chanel since she was so inspired by men’s fashion. Here’s some more info on the release direct from the source…

Introducing ROUGE COCO SHINE, the newest lip collection from Creative Director for CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips. Fresh, sheer and luminous, ROUGE COCO SHINE provides beautiful, lasting, moisturizing shine in a water-light texture.

As an exclusive sneak preview, CHANEL will launch its star shade of ROUGE COCO SHINE, “Boy”, a sheer wash of natural rose, at select retailers and on CHANEL.com from February 10-14, 2011 only. It will not return to stores until the ROUGE COCO SHINE collection makes its official debut in April 2011.

There is no better time than Valentine’s Day to honor one of the greatest love stories of all time: Boy is the nickname of Arthur “Boy” Capel who was the love of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s life, the partner and guardian angel of her first success stories. He encouraged Coco’s first venture into hat-making, loaning her money to open her first milliner’s studio in 1910 on rue Cambon in Paris. It was her romance with Boy Capel that inspired her to draw a masculine energy into her constantly evolving wardrobe. She borrowed his pajamas, jackets and straw boaters, and made them her own.

ROUGE COCO SHINE in Boy will be available exclusively on CHANEL.com, and at select CHANEL Boutiques and department stores from February 10-14, 2011.

Suggested retail price: $32.00

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February 2, 2011

Chanel Spring 2011 Haute Couture Backstage


Chanel has posted some gorgeous images by Benoît Peverelli of the view backstage.  The shots are candid and are illuminated beautifully – they’re reminiscent of paintings.  Chanel has also posted photos from the rehearsal and shots of show attendees wearing their Chanel best.  And not limiting itself to images, there are also interviews with Karl Lagerfeld and Kirsten Dunst.  View it all on Chanel-News.

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January 30, 2011

Dianna Agron in Vintage Chanel Haute Couture at the SAG Awards

Finally some Chanel Haute Couture on the red carpet!  Glee actress, Dianna Agron shimmered in a navy and black vintage Chanel Haute Couture gown.  Navy and black is a dangerous combination but when done right it shines – literally.  I love the silhouette, the beaded lace overlay, the bow at the waist and the length.  Dianna Agron wears it well.  She paired her Chanel dress with Ferragamo shoes, Fred Leighton jewels and a Ferragamo clutch.  Nicely done!

Image Source: Just Jared

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