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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

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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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May 23, 2011

“Coco” Musical Takes The Stage in London

coco musical katharine hepburnIn 1969, Katharine Hepburn starred as Coco Chanel in Coco a musical comedy on Broadway about Mlle. Chanel herself.  The producer, Fred Brisson, had been trying to get permission from Coco Chanel to do a musical based upon her life and after years of persuasion, Chanel finally consented.  At the time, Coco was the most expensive Broadway production to ever grace the NYC stages.  The 250 costumes, based on the designs of Coco Chanel, were designed by Sir Cecil Beaton.  (Info and Image above from Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion and Fame by Edmonde Charles – Roux, p. 372-73).

Having read many biographies on Gabrielle Chanel, a musical comedy doesn’t really seem fitting for her life (a moody art film seems more like it).  Coco didn’t do to well with the critics but it sold our shows night after night.  Well, now Coco is being reprived by London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater as part of a series called Lost Musicals 2011 – a European premier.  If you are in the area this may be fun to check out.  The show runs in May and June and tickets can be purchased online.

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April 13, 2011

Go Cuckoo for Coco with Decadestwo.1

decadestwo chanel sale

Calling all Chanelphiles! I’ve got great news for vous!

From today through April 20, Decadestwo.1 is offering a 30% discount off all Chanel on their website!

To redeem the discount, simply enter code CHN30 at checkout! Incroyable, non?

Pieces are going fast – everything from shoes, jewelry to clothing.  Happy shopping!

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Filed under: Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:58 pm

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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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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October 8, 2010

Keira Knightley in Chanel Beauté

Keira Knightley, star of the upcoming COCO MADEMOISELLE advertising campaign sequel directed by Joe Wright, wore CHANEL makeup at the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear Show in Paris on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010.

Keira looked gorgeous and I love her new bob. I wonder if it was inspired by Coco? Keira’s look was created using the following products – it won’t make us look like her but it will get us as close as we can:

Face: VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige Rosé – Tendre (available March 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Pink Explosion

Eyes: LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow in Tentation Cuivré
MASCARA INIMITABLE WATERPROOF in Noir

Lips: ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Chintz

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September 13, 2010

Chanel Links: Week of 09.13.10

  • Coco, the musical about Coco Chanel’s life (that starred Katherine Hepburn) made a brief comeback this weekend in a bare-bones production at the New York Theather Company.
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August 26, 2010

Chanel Sale on Portero Luxury

Chanel Sale on Portero Luxury
Portero Luxury is hosting another Chanel sale of gently used handbags and some of these bags are gorgeous! Not sure how they source these pieces but some of them have been safely tucked inside someone’s closet and have recently been let out to play. The bags are by no means cheap but they are a bit discounted and if you use promo code COCO you get an extra $100 off. Count your pretty pennies the sale ends on Monday at Noon EST.

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March 8, 2010

Vanessa Paradis Replaces Lily Allen as the Face of Coco Cocoon

Chanel’s Coco Cocoon collection launched last year with Lily Allen as the face of the campaign.  For the next campaign for the collection, Lagerfeld has chosen to replace Allen with Vanessa Paradis, the French actress that is currently the spokesperson for Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick.  Like the other Chanel campaigns, the campaign was shot by Karl Lagerfeld. The images are scheduled to debut in the June issues of magazines.  Paradis also has a long history of working with Chanel and began her partnership with the brand in 1994 when she was featured in an ad campaign for the Coco fragrance.

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Filed under: Chanel Handbags — Tags: , , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:21 pm

October 20, 2009

Vanessa Paradis Named the Face of Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp’s French ladyfriend) has had a long relationship with the House of Chanel. The affair began in 1992 when she was the face of the Coco fragrance…

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Coco Campaign

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Coco Campaign

Years later, she was the face of the Cambon handbag collection.

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Yesterday, Chanel announced that Mlle. Paradis would be the face of the Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick. Who better than the lady who gets to lock lips with Johnny Depp?? Chanel always does a great job with their ad campaigns and I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick when it launches in 2010.

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

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