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November 5, 2010

Chanel Limited Edition 2010 Fragrance Wardrobe

Each holiday season Chanel unveils its annual fragrance wardrobe – a limited edition set of 5 mini bottles of its most popular fragrances.  Every Christmas I would walk by the Chanel fragrance counter and eye the set and wish for it.  Last Christmas, my wish was granted when my little sister got my the 2009 fragrance wardrobe as a gift!

This year, the Chanel 2010 Fragrance Wardrobe is delicious as ever featuring five demi Parfums, 0.12 oz. each of N°5, Coco Mademoiselle, Coco, N°19 and Allure in a deluxe gift box.  This makes a wonderful gift for any Chanelphile and is a great way to get a taste of iconic Chanel fragrances without investing in large bottles.  The 2010 Fragrance Wardrobe can be purchased on Chanel.com.

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November 4, 2010

Chanel Limited Edition Les Deux Lèvres Scintillantesles Glossimer Duo

Chanel is gearing up for holiday with limited edition beauty sets.  One of my favorites is Les Deux Lèvres Scintillantesles Glossimer Duo set.  Featuring the signature full-size glossimers in ultra-flattering rose-toned shades in exclusive Muscat and best-selling Wild Rose.  The limited edition set also includes a mini Precision Lip Definer in Nude and it all comes packaged in a chic makeup bag making this set perfect for travel.  The set is available online for $51 and would make a great gift for any Chanel fan or any woman that loves beauty products.

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October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

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October 29, 2010

Chanel Links: 10.29.10


This post has been a long-time coming – I was out of town last week and got a bit behind on posting…hope you enjoy the links below.

  • The Cut reveals more rumors about Karl’s retirement and his possible replacements.

  • Refinery29 has the details on a trio of oldie-but-goodie nail colours that are coming out of retirement for a holiday gift set.
  • Chanel sues a chain of costume jewelry stores in Arizona for selling counterfeit merchandise.  Phoenix New Times
  • Chanel doesn’t want to become another “Q-tip” or “Xerox” so it took out an ad in WWD asking editors to not use “Chanel” to describe products that are not made by Chanel.  Huffington Post

  • I knew that the Costco in NYC sold Chanel bags for 1 day but I didn’t know you could get Chanel beauty products at Costco

  • Karl Lagerfeld is adding “island designer” to his resume.  Blackbook.
  • Kanye West is just like Karl Lagerfeld – according to Kanye.  Boombox.

  • Step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve a classic Chanel beauty look.  Telegraph.
  • Couture Allure shows photos of Chanel designs after the death of Coco Chanel and shows the magic touch that Karl Lagerfeld added.
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October 28, 2010

Chanel Patent Leather Small Goods

Fall is officially here but that doesn’t mean everything needs to be dark and drab.  Chanel is introducing a small collection of bright-colored patent calfskin leather goods that are sure to bring some sunshine into your dreary days.  They fold, zip and have functional interiors complete with silver chain, reminiscent to that found on the iconic Chanel 2.55 bag.  The small collection of wallets, change purses, card holders and clutches feature a simple graphic detail of the interlocking C’s in a white circle which pops off of the blue, red, yellow, black and fuchsia patent canvases.  The collection hits shelves in November.

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October 27, 2010

Chanel Cruise 2010-2011 La Vernis Riva

Effortless, natural beauty, relaxed girls who are enjoying their holidays. That was the main idea behind the look for this show.

- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

A few months back we gave you a glimpse into the Chanel 2010-2011 Cruise Beauty collection and we mentioned a then-unnamed new blue nail color that we thought was inspired by the azure sky and St. Tropez sea.  Well, it seems like our hunch was right, the new shade, dubbed RIVA (presumable after the yacht-maker), is a beautiful shimmery ocean blue.  A limited edition color, Le Vernis Riva will be available in Chanel boutiques on December 1st.

chanel cruise 2010-2011 riva

Source: Laquerized

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October 26, 2010

Private Sale on RueLaLa.com

Ruelala.com is hosting another private Chanel sale curated by Madison Avenue Couture.  The sale starts Wednesday, October 27th so… on your mark, get set, go!  There’s some cute stuff for sale so if you have money to spend, I’d do it here…check out some of the stuff that will be on sale…

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October 21, 2010

Keira Knightley in Chanel Couture at London Premier of Never Let Me Go

For the premiere of Never Let Me Go in London, Keira wore a CHANEL Haute Couture gown made exclusively from pearls. Pearls are classic, timeless and chic, I wanted all of these qualities to work with the make up to create and iconic image that would still look current years from now.

-CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee

Last week, Keira Knightley attended the London premier of her new film Never Let Me Go in a stunning Chanel couture gown made of pearls. As the launch of the new Coco Mademoiselle ad campaign featuring Ms. Knightley nears, we can be sure to see her sporting Chanel at many upcoming events. Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee coordinated the couture dress with an equally stunning look. She shared…

Keira is one of my favorite canvasses, she has a magnificent bone structure, and beautiful features, so its always hard to choose which one to play up! I went with eyes, as I thought a strong elegant eye would look great with her new cut. To make it slightly more modern, I used only cream shadows, a mixture of CHANEL Intense Eye Liner in Noir inside the eye and along the bottom and top lash line. I also crept it up onto the outer third of the socket to add depth, after lots of gentle blending I added in Nars creme shadow from the Thebes Duo to the centre of the lid, and also to the brow bone to add a glow and create dimension. Finally, I curled the lashes, gave the lashes a generous coat of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, and then added a few clumps of Ardel lashes in a random pattern. The final effect was dramatic but modern. Her lips were CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Perle, and I sculpted her cheeks with CHANEL Powder Blush in Imprévu.

Images: Wire Image & Style

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October 8, 2010

Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Feminine. Gorgeous. Frayed. The Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection is an exercise of beautiful decay. Fabrics were frayed and had a look of wear and tear that added an edge to the otherwise frilly pieces. A color palette of the iconic Chanel black and white with splashes of pastels adorned an otherwise black-scale French garden set at the Grand Palais in Paris.  An eighty-piece orchestra accompanied the models as they sashayed to the music of Björk, the Verve, and John “007″ Barry.

Apparel
The traditional Chanel suit was updated with a few twists: 3/4 sleeve and short sleeve swing coats, large lapels and short shorts instead of skirts. The shorts were very tiny and I wonder if real women can pull them off. To me, they seem like they would only look good on supermodels who are super skinny and have legs that go on for days. Many of the looks were embellished with flowers, feathers and/or lace making the looks ultra-feminine and etheral. One of the most exciting parts of the apparel collection was Chanel for bébé – a little boy walking hand-in-hand with a male model donning a Chanel jacket. No official word, but maybe this is a hint at a children’s collection to come.

Accessories
As is always the case for me, the accessories stole the show. My mouth literally watered as I went through the detail shots of the shoe. Uncle Karl never forgets about the dainty digits and his gloves for this collection were awesome. From zippered to cut out, from floral to metal mesh – the gloves in this collection were stunning. The costume jewelry included usual suspects like pearl strands and cuffs but also included a lot of metal chain work with multiple strands. Clear chunky bangle bracelets with pastel colored stripes were fun way to add color to monochrome outfits.

The quilted bags were gorgeous and one of my absolute favorites was the oversize clutch with oversize quilting. Available in several colors, my desire for this bag is only second to my desire for a classic 2.55. The very best accessory totally stole the show – and it was the most unique one of its kind that I have ever seen. A model walked the runway with an oversize umbrella that was shaped like a hat – so simple, yet so GENIUS! This umbrella is easily the best umbrella ever created.  I don’t have much to say about the shoes (gasp!) because I didn’t like them :(

Beauty
Peter Philips always does a wonderful job of translating Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches into actual looks. A neutral face was highlighted by a very dark smokey eye, the color echoing the black-scale garden set. Hair was straight and pulled back with side or center parts with all parts having a black line drawn in giving us a new use for black pencil eyeliner. Nails were painted in what looked like a dark grey gunmetal color called Black Pearl. More details to come on the Beauté collection.

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Chanel Cruise 2010/2011 Trunk Show Schedule

Coming soon to a Chanel boutique near you… call for appointments.

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Filed under: Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 12:21 pm
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