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December 21, 2010

12 Days of Chanel: Chanel Sport

You can’t get anything with the double-C’s on it – but you can get ALMOST anything with the Chanel logo on it!  Each season, Chanel produces a fun sports item to go along with its collection.  Past favorites include a fishing reel, guitar case and bicycle.  Made for truly those who have money to burn, (or are fashion/sports fanatics) you can add to your Chanel collection by rounding it out with some sports items.  From surfing to skiing, from tennis to basketball, you can play in style with Chanel sports accessories.

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12 Days of Chanel: Chanel Glasses

Chanel glasses are another one of those “gateway” products – they’re relatively easy on the wallet and are a great introduction to the brand.  Producing both sun and optical glasses, Chanel glasses always finish off a look with elegance.  They have frames that are very classic and simple and they also release frames that are over the top complete with fantasy fur.  The kind of frames you get are up to you.  I myself have been known to buy Chanel sunglasses and convert them into optical glasses.  Don’t be afraid to be creative.  But, be advised, the Chanel boutiques get exclusives that department stores and Sunglass Huts don’t sell and boutique exclusives go fast.  I’m especially loving the simple aviator frames with chain detail – so classic but with a very Chanel twist!

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12 Days of Chanel: Chanel Watches

What time is it? It’s time to get Chanel!!  Chanel watches are some of the most gorgeous watches I have seen.  From the feminine Camelia watches, to the Art Deco 1932 series, from the delicate Première to the oft-imitated ceramic J12, Chanel watches are some of the most, uniquely beautiful watches around.  These lovely timepieces don’t come cheap and are expensive as they are gorgeous.  I don’t foresee myself getting one of these – ever – but they will forever be on my wish list!

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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 15, 2010

Chanel Paris-Byzance Fittings

Chanel News just posted some gorgeous images of the fitting session – you can see some of the details of the apparel and accessories – just gorgeous!

Image Source: Chanel, Photographed by Benoît Peverelli

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12 Days of Chanel: Chanel Shoes

From your fingertips to your toes, Chanel has something drool-worthy for all of your digits.  Chanel shoes run the gamut of very practical flats to shoes with guns (fake of course) as heels.  From super classic to over-the-top, Chanel has a shoe for every personality.  They don’t come cheap, but if these are in your budget, or if you have to save up your Christmas money for a few seasons, these shoes are definitely worth it because they will never go out of style.

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December 14, 2010

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance Beauty

The theme of the collection, Paris-Byzance is a great inspiration on it’s own. The links and associations with Chanel are rich and plenty.  Karl gave Sam (McKnight) and me a sketch giving us a rough idea of the direction he wanted for the look, from then the tone was set.  Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica, which very naturally became the inspiration for the show’s makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows. This look is all about light and rich textures. The choreography between gold, bronze, black and red can be easily personalized according to the desires of each woman.

- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

I LOVE this look – very theatrical and perfectly compliments the collection.  I can’t wait to see Beige Petale, the new nail colour!

Peter used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion:
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighter Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer

The Eyes:
REGARD SIGNÉ DE CHANEL in Topkapi (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rouge (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer in Rouge
LE CRAYON KHÔL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Brun Teak
LE CRAYON SOURCILS (available August 2011)
INIMITABLE MASCARA in Noir

The Cheeks:
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Or (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Moca

The Lips:
SOIN TENDRE LEVRES Hydrating Lip Treatment SPF 15

The Nails:
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Beige Petale on the hands (Summer 2011 Makeup Collection, available May 2011)

Photos: Vincent Lappartient for Chanel

Photo of Mosaic: Absolut Bologna

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12 Days of Chanel: Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel is ahead of the curve as far as nail lacquer goes.  With trend setting colors Vamp, Jade, and Blue Satin, wearing the latest Chanel Le Vernis is a sure fire way to keep a look current.  At $24-28 a bottle (depending on how limited the color is) Chanel Nail Colour is the “gateway drug” of a Chanel addiction – one that may lead to purchases of fragrance, shoes, bags and accessories!  Le Vernis make a great gift or stocking stuffer – just be sure to get those limited edition colors fast!

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December 13, 2010

12 Days of Chanel: Brooches

Nothing says ladylike elegance like a brooch. Added almost anywhere, a brooch can jazz up an ensemble and give you a polished look. Most often found on lapels, you can add a brooch to sweater sets, blazers, or outerwear. You can even fashion a hairpiece, or update a belt or fasten a scarf with a brooch. Every season Chanel releases at least one Camelia brooch and one double-C brooch. A Chanel brooch is a lovely way to add a bit of luxury to your looks without breaking the bank.

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December 12, 2010

12 Days of Chanel: Camelia Fine Jewelry Collection

The holidays are fast approaching and I’m counting down with the 12 Days of Chanel – a list of Chanel gift ideas that any Chanelphile will love.  From diamonds to nail polish, there are plenty of Chanel options for every budget.  I thought I’d start with a bang and show you some new pieces from the Chanel Camelia Fine Jewelry collection.  All the pieces are in 18 carat white gold and some include diamonds.   The Camelia collection can be found at these Chanel Fine Jewelry Boutiques:

California: Beverly Hills & Costa Mesa

Florida: Bal Harbour & Palm Beach

Hawaii: Honolulu

Las Vegas: Bellagio & Encore

New York: Madison Avenue & 57th Street

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