Nike, the official sponsor of the French Football team has created the away kit featuring the blue and white stripes of the “marinière”. To commemorate the launch, Nike teamed up with Colette to present the Away Kit, bringing together luxurious brands and their take on the signature blue and white stripes. Chanel is one of the brands to participate in the project and the “marinière” tote is the result. Very French Nautical chic – I love it! Karl Lagerfeld also photographed Alou Diarra, the captain of the French National Team for the project.
April 5, 2011
March 2, 2011
I wish I were in Paris pretty much every day of the year, but I especially want to be there this week! From now through the 10th, Colette and Chanel have teamed up to provide one of the coolest shopping experiences ever. Fortunately, Susie Bubble of Style Bubble checked out the shop and took some nice photos so I will be living vicariously through her… sigh. All images are from StyleBubble.com – Merci!
I want everything pictured below. I’m so sad I’m not there. For more descriptions of all the prettiness and to hear about it from someone who’s actually seen it, please visit Style Bubble! Oh, and the last image is of a new Coco tee by Dear Dana that Colette recently added to their webstore – I like it but it’s a $100 t-shirt. I’d rather put that money toward the Coco doll!! If anyone knows if that doll is for sale, and if so for how much and how to get one please let me know!!
March 1, 2011
For the next 10 days, Colette and Chanel teamed up to give consumers a unique shopping experience. A few of the special products that Colette commissioned are online in their web shop – but most sold out within hours of being put up. It doesn’t look like actual Chanel pieces will be online including a Colette blue Mademoiselle purse and camellias in black, white and Colette blue. I wish I could be there for this – if you can get to Paris then this is a must see!
February 24, 2011
My favorite brand is teaming up with my favorite Parisian boutique, Colette, to create a separate ephemeral boutique (or pop up shop as we Americans like to say) from March 1st to 10th on 336-340 rue Saint-Honoré. The boutique will span 200 m² and has an industrial feel as the setting is “a former garage turned into a giant living display space.”
The fashion installation will be a multi-sensory delight with visual arts, musical performances, fashion, and sweet treats “resulting in a fun-fuelled, creative mix and match by Chanel and Colette with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.”
Chanel 2011 Spring-Summer pieces will be sold alongside select pieces by young designers curated by Colette. Artists including Kevin Lyons, Soledad, André, Fafi and SO-ME will be on hand to customized legendary Chanel bags. Karl Lagerfeld designed a collector’s doll and other special Chanel products will be sold including bag charms, helmets and cameras. For this momentous occasion, Chanel created a compilation CD and scented candles. To top it off there will be a Chanel nail bar and a cupcake bar!
This may be the best pop-up shop EVER. I almost want to buy a ticket to Paris to see this for myself. I hope the special edition products – especially the doll – will be sold online! I NEED ONE!
Here’s a breakdown of the events – if you live in Paris and you go – I will be living vicariously through you!
Friends of Chanel are special guests to be discovered as in house DJs, and five artists invited by Colette will be customising Chanel bags, upon request.
March 1: Kevin Lyons, designer and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 2: Camellia demonstration by a Lemarié craftsman, 3pm – 6pm
March 3: The illustrator Soledad will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 4: Harpsichord performance by the pianist and composer Maxence Cyrin, from 5pm
March 5: Graffiti artist André will be customising bags, 3pm – 6pm
March 7: Graffiti artist Fafi will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 8: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm
March 9: SO-ME, graphic artist and illustrator, will be customising bags, 4pm – 6pm
March 10: Chanel nail bar, 3pm – 6pm
Chanel and Colette: Meet in rue Saint-Honoré
336 – 340, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st
From March 1st to 10th 2011
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11am to 7pm
April 6, 2010
Everything Karl Lagerfeld touches turns to gold – er, or black and white. The newest Karl Lagerfeld collectible to add to the list? Coca Cola Light.
Karl Lagerfeld has designed an aluminum bottle with his unmistakable (now slender) silhouette. The bottle comes in a chic limited edition box with a bottle opener. You can get the Karl Lagerfeld Coca Cola Light bottle at Colette – coming soon on April 24th!
September 30, 2009
Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel in the U.S.) finally hit stateside last week as it makes its way across the globe. You didn’t think that a film about one of France’s most celebrated icons would come and go without Colette doing something special did you?
To celebrate the release, Colette has put together a beautiful Coco Avant Chanel Exclusive Box Set with only 100 produced. The box itself is a hat box containing a boater hat from La Maison Michel, a limited edition picture of Gabrielle Chanel, a book of quotations from Coco Chanel, a dvd of the movie Coco Avant Chanel and a Blue Ray collector edition including a booklet depicting the making-of the movie. I want this now! The Coco Avant Chanel Box Set costs €150 and is available on the Colette web shop.
While you’re there, you’ll probably want to pick up your own “Mini Karl” – doesn’t every Chanel girl need one? Designed by Simone Legno, of Tokidoki fame, “Mini Karl” is almost adorable as the real thing. Mini Karl costs €129 and is available on the Colette web shop.