La Chanelphile

November 13, 2011

Diane Kruger Calls Uncle Karl Her Mentor

Diane Kruger has had a longstanding relationship with Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Chanel.  In a recent interview, she discussed how the relationship began and how she feels about Uncle Karl…

He’s like my stepfather; I love Karl. He’s the funniest person I know. He’s a big inspiration actually…I’m not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people. I can do Karl very well, Karl Lagerfeld, because he speaks the same in every language….I had modeled for Chanel quite a bit when I was younger, and I’ve known Karl since I was 16. When I started to act, they’d lend me clothes, and Karl designed a haute-couture gown for me that I wore to the premiere of ‘Troy’ in Cannes. I still have the sketch. I look at him as a mentor.


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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:54 pm

Chanel Brisbane Limited Edition Bag Up Close

Chanel Brisbane Limited Edition BagLast week we mentioned that Chanel released a limited edition bag to commemorate the opening of its Brisbane store.  The Brisbane bag is made from “Pacific Ocean blue calfskin, taking inspiration from the city’s proximity to the ocean” and has a camellia on it.  It’s so lovely!  Have any of you ladies purchased the bag or visited the new boutique? If so, send in your pics!


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Handbags — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 6:40 pm

November 10, 2011

Chanel Links: 11.10.11

To commemorate the opening of the first Chanel boutique in Brisbane, Australia, Chanel has released a limited edition blue Brisbane bag.  Courier Mail

Chanel Brisbane Limited Edition PurseAn exhibition of Jean-Paul Goude’s work at Les Arts Décoratifs includes the Chanel Coco ad featuring Vanessa Paradis as a bird which he produced.

jean paul goude vanessa paradis chanel cocoKarl may think that Facebook is a “flawless object” but that doesn’t stop him from hoarding iPhones with his likeness on them.  Refinery 29

karl lagerfeld iphone

You can play dress up with real Chanel clothing – virtually that is.  Online game i-Dress Up now offers a closet of authentic Chanel apparel and accessories that you can “dress up” in.

i dress up online game courtesy of chanel

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Santa Karl Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

karl lagerfeld chanel christmas window at printemps

Printemps, a Paris department store unveiled its Chanel Christmas-themed windows today with Vanessa Paradis, Bruno Pavlovsky (president of Chanel fashion) and Santa Karl himself in attendance. The window features dolls in Karl Lagerfeld’s likeness in an array of poses and activities all over a replica of Paris which includes an Eiffel Tower and the column from Place Vendôme – complete with double-Cs on top of course.

“I guess I’m a doll you can’t play with,” the designer told style.com at the unveiling. “In a way, I’m lucky. I don’t sing, I’m not an actor, I don’t make scandals, I’m just working class.” (Belfast Telegraph)

The display is so fun! I wonder if the Karl Lagerfeld dolls will be for sale?

As for what Santa Karl will be doing for the holidays – he likes to be alone…

Everyone I know is leaving [Paris], but I stay home because it’s the only moment I can work on the Couture quietly, sketch, and take care of my books and houses – all the things I never have time to do the rest of the year. For me the ultimate luxury is to be alone… to have time for myself, not look at my watch, and do whatever I want, whenever I want.

vanessa paradis karl lagerfeld chanel christmas window at printemps

Source: WWD

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:49 pm

November 3, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Photo Booth Facebook App – Try It!

chanel rouge coco shine facebook photo booth appChanel has a fun new app on their Facebook page promoting the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick.  It’s a photo booth where you take 4 images, and then customize them with a color filter and a lipstick name.  It was quick and fun and probably the only time Chanel will ask for your picture:)  Try it out on the Chanel Facebook page!

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Chanel Is A-Twitter!

chanel official twitter

Where have I been for the past month-and-a-half?  Perhaps I got tired of checking, but Chanel finally has an OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE!  No, they will not follow you back, but you can get official Chanel tweets:  @Chanel.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:03 pm

November 2, 2011

Dear Roberto Cavalli, Please Shut Up

roberto cavalli dressed as karl lagerfeld

Roberto Cavalli recently opened a boutique in the Ginza section of Tokyo. When asked about why he chose his particular location he stated: “I want it to be that [shoppers] come to find me. They shouldn’t find me by accident walking in Ginza. I think this is a really winning strategy. I will demonstrate this to the dear Messrs. Chanel or other people like that. Fine, you dress the grandmothers and the mothers and I’ll dress their kids.

Mr. Cavalli, please don’t kid yourself. The only people that buy your clothes are people who have terrible taste.  And, please don’t dress up as Karl Lagerfeld anymore.  Thank you.

Info Source: Contact Music

Image Source: Socialite Life

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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:27 pm

Florence Welch on Working With Karl Lagerfeld

karl lagerfeld florence welch

It was funny because Karl and I were doing a shoot for Japanese Vogue, where I was talking about the underwater themes in my record, and he was saying how he wanted to do an underwater theme for his show. Then he said: ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if you came down on a big wire like you were floating?’ and I was like: ‘What?’ And he said: ‘We can get all these harps together…’ and all these ideas were coming to him just really off the cuff… so I thought he was joking and then he put his hand on mine and said: ‘Ok, so we’ll do it, I’m glad we talked.’ It was all really spontaneous! It was great to be a part of the spectacle, it wasn’t purely just my performance. It was about the clothes, and the models, and this whole set as well so it was quite nice being a part of something so exquisite and exciting. The clothes were wonderful, they all looked like beautiful, pastel-coloured fish in this underwater landscape with the pearls all over them.

-Florence Welch

Source: AnOther Magazine

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:03 pm

November 1, 2011

One Iconic Bouclé Tweed Jacket, Many Women

V Magazine Chanel Jacket Karl Lagerfeld

Charlotte Casiraghi photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld are unstoppable.  Just yesterday I posted about their collaboration for the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 ad campaign and now they are working together on a book celebrating the iconic Chanel bouclé tweed jacket.  The book is a celebration of one jacket worn by many beautiful women styled by Carine Roitfeld and photgraphed by Karl Lagerfeld.  The book is still in production but V Magazine previewed five images featuring the Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Casiraghi, Saskia De Brauw and Daphne Groeneveld.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:12 pm

October 31, 2011

Carine Roitfeld Styled the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Campaign

karl lagerfeld and carine roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld is making an encore appearance as Chanel ad campaign stylist.  She’s teamed up again with Karl Lagerfeld to style the Chanel spring-summer 2012 ad campaign.  Lagerfeld said the campaign is “all about athletics and the sea.…It’s very modern sportif and in black-and-white.”  The campaign was shot at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc (where the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 collection was shown) in Antibes, France with  Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls featured in the ads.  I can’t wait to see these images.  The ads that Carine Roitfeld styled for Fall were so creative I’m looking forward to see what this dynamic duo came up with next!

Source: WWD, Photo: Rex

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:07 pm
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