La Chanelphile

April 16, 2008

Chanel Fine Jewelry Camélia Collection

*I know proper grammar dictates the use of the word “were” not “was” but the title is a tongue in cheek reference to the song Rich Girl song*
chanel fine jewelry camelia collection
By now you probably know that I love all things Chanel, and their new fine jewelry Camélia Collection is no exception. The Camélia was Mlle. Chanel’s favorite flower and she adorned herself with this bloom often, so much so, that the Camélia is an important part of the company’s branding. The collection features 3 themes: Camélia Sculpté (sculpted black onyx and white cacholong with diamonds), Fil de Camélia (white gold with diamonds) and Camélia Ajouré (yellow gold). I love them all and though they all feature the Camélia in the design, each collection is unique and breath-taking. The Camélia Sculpté collection is a twist on Mlle. Chanel’s favorite color combination: “Feminine and delicate, . . . [the Camélia Sculpté collection] draws on the refinement and perfect harmony of the contrast between black and white, the two fundamental colours [sic] of Chanel.” The Fil de Camélia collection is for the girls who consider diamonds to be their best friend. “This is an irregular line that emphasizes the perfect curves of the iconic Chanel flower and the faultess contours of its petals.” And finally, the Camélia Ajouré collection is a very modern, airy interpretation of the iconic flower. “The feminine curves of the Chanel flower form a breezy mesh of fluide geometric effects and stylized lace impressions on the skin.” I want one of everything please!

View pictures from the three collections after the jump . . .

Chanel Camélia Sculpté Collection:
chanel camelia sculpte
chanel camelia sculpte
Chanel Fil de Camélia Collection:
chanel fil de camelia collection
chanel fil de camelia collection
Chanel Camélia Ajouré Collection:
chanel camelia ajoure collection
chanel camelia ajoure collection
chanel camelia ajoure

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:44 pm

Audrey Tautou: The New Face of Chanel No. 5

audrey tautou
A few months back we reported that Audrey Tautou would be playing the one and only Mlle. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the film adaption of the designer’s life. Today, we just learned that Audrey Tautou is said to also be the face of the upcoming campaign and commercials for the legendary Chanel No.5 fragrance.
chanel no 5
The actress will work with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed Audrey in cult classic Amélie. She will follow in the footsteps of actress Nicole Kidman who filmed a commercial and ad campaign for Chanel No. 5 and who worked with director Baz Luhrmann who worked with Ms. Kidman in Moulin Rouge. I LOVED what they did together and I’m really excited to see what the next commercial will be like. You can view the Nicole Kidman Chanel No. 5 commercial here – I never tire of watching it!

I’m really happy with the decision to have Audrey Tautou represent Coco in the film and be the face of the designer’s signature fragrance. Especially, since I was really unhappy with Keira Knightley being cast at the face of the Coco Madamoiselle. fragrance. Though stunningly beautiful, I didn’t think Ms. Knightly embodied the class, elegance and style of Mlle. Chanel. I think the company has made up for this by choosing to work with Mlle. Tautou. What do you think?


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March 12, 2008

Chanel Carousel & More!

chanel carousel
OMG! Chanel just updated their website with news, pictures, videos and footage about their Mobile Art traveling exhibition, their Custom Carousel and Chanel dresses in movies and at the Oscars. I could go on and on about how amazing it is but you really just need to see this for yourself! Read about it all here.

More pics after the jump . . .

chanel mobile art
chanel in the movies

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December 5, 2007

Live from London: Chanel 2007/2008 Métiers d’Art Collection Paris-Londres Fashion Show

Just got word that you can view the Chanel Paris-Londres fashion show live from London tomorrow, Thursday December 6th, beginning at 2:30 PM EST. To view the broadcast go to this link. If you go to the link now you can download a preview which is very cute and full of Chanel tounches. Happy Viewing!

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Filed under: Chanel Media,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:29 pm

September 27, 2007

Coco Mademoiselle – The Film

coco mademoiselle
You may have noticed that the Coco Mademoiselle campaign that once featured a young Kate Moss has been recently revamped with the beautiful Keira Knightley as the new face of the fragrance. Based off of the success of the Nicole Kidman Chanel No. 5 film, Chanel has created another film for the Coco Mademoiselle perfume – all filmed in Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment at 31 Rue Cambon. You can view the film and get an inside look into the infamous apartment here.
coco mademoiselle

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September 12, 2007

Coco Mademoiselle Press Packet – Part Deux

Chanel invited a group of international bloggers to Paris for the launch of their latest scent project, Coco Mademoiselle. Jean Aw of NOTCOT, who kindly shared images of the gorgeous Coco Mademoiselle packaging with NOTCOT readers, has a couple of posts up sharing her Chanel experience.

In her Sealing Chanel post, Jean shares amazing behind the scenes images of how the Coco Mademoiselle bottles are sealed. I love that Chanel allowed photos of the very detailed process when most companies are very closelipped about such things.

Jean Aw quickly became one of my favorite people of the week with her Chanel Proportions post. This beyond-awesome lady cracked a Chanel myth that you’re going to have to read about, in her words, to understand. The designer in me GEEKED! Check it!

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:36 pm

May 23, 2007

EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT: Audrey Tautou to play Coco Chanel

Who better to play legendary fashion designer Gabrielle Coco Chanel than the stylish and beautiful Parisian actress Audrey Tautou. The film is yet to be named and will begin shooting early next year. According to Variety, “The film which will focus on Chanel’s childhood and early womanhood, was especially conceived with Tautou in mind.”

Finally, a film about the woman who revoluntionized the fashion industry and who’s elegance women all over the world attempt to emulate!

For more info about the movie check out the article on Variety.co

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Filed under: Chanel Culture,Coco Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 7:16 pm
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