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July 9, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 Runway Collection Review

Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2012 2013

Last week Chanel presented its Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 collection entitled “New Vintage.” The “New Vintage” invitation featured an illustration by Karl Lagerfeld of a young Coco Chanel. Based on the invitation I thought I would see references from the early designs of Coco Chanel. Instead, Karl gave us a collection of instant classics that took us through the decades.

The most obvious reference was the 1940s with all of the models sporting snoods in their hair. It was actually an interesting presentation because Coco Chanel actually didn’t design during the 1940s – she closed her atelier in 1939 at the beginning of WWII. In many ways, this collection was Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation of what her designs may have looked like had she designed during that time.

Though the 1940s references were very prevalent in the shapes such as trousers and the Old Hollywood glamorous dresses, I also saw hints of the 1960s and 1970s. The boxy swing dresses and coats reminded me of the 1960s and the blouses, tunics and long skirts reminded me of the 1970s.

The collection was muted in black, ivory and grey with pops of mauve and pink to lighten things up. I liked the unexpected hit of pastel for fall/winter. The gowns were lovely with intricate floral details and I would love to see some of these dresses on a red carpet. Please view the collection for yourself below – more to come on accessories and beauty!

Runway Images: Style
Last 5 Final Walk Images: Chanel

TRACK LISTINGS:

Be With You / Hercules And Love Affair
Labyrinth (Club Mix) / Joakim
In The Grace Of Your Love (Pional Remix) / The Rapture

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July 3, 2012

First Look: Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ad Campaign

First Look Chanel Fall-Winter 2012 2013 Ad CampaignWord on the interweb is that photos of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ad Campaign have been leaked.  The images, presumably shot by Karl Lagerfeld, feature models sporting sever bobs amidst a white backdrop and Chanel written across the bottom of the page.  The only way to see if the rumors are true is to wait until the magazines come out.

First Look Chanel Fall-Winter 2012 2013 Ad Campaign

First Look Chanel Fall-Winter 2012 2013 Ad Campaign

Source: GlobalGrind

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Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture – Making of the Press Kit

chanel haute couture fall winter 2012 2013 making of the press kit

Even though I’m on vacation did you really think I could stay away from the computer the day of a Chanel Haute Couture show??  I’m going to need some time to turn around images but I’ll slowly getting some posts up.

Karl Lagerfeld shot the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture press kit at Studio 7L – check out the images of the behind-the-scenes action…

Photos courtesy of Chanel by Olivier Saillant

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 8:56 pm

June 28, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 Invitation

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come next Tuesday (07.03.12) at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13. Called the New Vintage and with Coco Chanel on the invitation, I can only expect that Karl Lagerfeld will be re-visiting old classics. He always does an amazing job of giving Coco Chanel’s classics a modern spin so I’m wondering how this will be different. I can’t wait to see!
chanel haute couture fall winter 2012 2013 invitation

**Please note, I will be out of town next week for the holiday so there may be a few days delay in getting coverage of the show up.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 2:46 pm

June 14, 2012

First Look: Chanel Les Essentiels Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

Is it just me or does it feel like Chanel is releasing a new makeup collection each week? Well, the collections aren’t coming out every week but certainly, the internet is buzzing about future collections. I just came across a post about Chanel’s Fall 2012 makeup collection entitled Les Essentiels de Chanel. If you see something you like you’ll have to be patient because the release date for the US is August 2012 and Internationally in September 2012.

Here are the details of the new collection:

Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges – Limited Edition – $75.00
The new blush reveals two shades of beige, very sheer and natural from what I heard but with fine golden sparkles perfect to define a radiant complexion.

Joues Contraste – $48.00

Rose Initiale

Les 4 Ombres – Quadra Eyeshadow – $62.00

Premier Regard – intense black, beige, tender pink, scintillating taupe grey

Ombre Essentielle – $34.00

Complice – natural soft peach – Limited Edition
Eclaire – sheer golden
Furtif – pale grey
Infini – eye-opening silver
Noir – matte black

Stylo Yeux Waterproof – $29.00

Silver Light – silver – Limited Edition
Noir Intense – carbon black

Rouge Coco – $39.00

Caractere – brown with a dash of violet plum

Rouge Coco Shine – $39.00

Chic – transparent beige with fine golden sparkles
Parfait – tender pink with a touch of gold

Le Crayon Levres – $26.00

Amarante – violet-plum brown

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss – Limited Edition – $40.00

Caprice – delicate pink with a hint of grey
Troublant – bold violet-plum brown

Levres Scintillantes – $31.00

Sweet Beige – discrete beige with a hint of sparkle

Le Vernis – $27.00

Frenzy – lilac grey
Suspicious – dazzling fuchsia
Vertigo – an almost black lacquer with red pearly particles

Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

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March 11, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection Details

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection Details

Last week Chanel presented its Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection and accessory-wise this was not my favorite show – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest. I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me. That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones). I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love. For now, we’ll have to content ourselves with these…

Images: Style

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Celebrity Interviews – Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear

All of the pretty shiny people came out to see the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show last week and Chanel caught up with Elisa Sednaoui, Joana Preiss and Alicia Keys to hear their thoughts on the collection…

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March 9, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear

“Chanel is about life, dressing women for life.” -Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld echoes the sentiments of Coco Chanel and carries on the tradition of “dressing women for life”. In this video Karl Lagerfeld talks about his inspiration for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show, explains the silhouettes and use of materials, and even drops a hint about the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture inspiration – it may be a bit childlike. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:46 pm

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

“[N]ature makes a good designer, no?” – Karl Lagerfeld, on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection inspiration (WWD).

Karl Lagerfeld transported us to a place crystallized in time with larger-than-life stalagmites jutting through the floors of the Grand Palais in Paris and shooting toward the skies.  The purple-grey tones set the mood for the 2012/12 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection.  Lagerfeld’s quip about nature being a good designer is evident from his taking inspiration from nature for many of his previous shows including glaciers, burnt embers of the earth and the sea.

Referring to the crystals, Lagerfeld stated, “[t]hese shapes are millions of years old”, yet somehow they managed to inspire silhouettes and shapes in apparel that were new.  Karl Lagerfeld has played with the skirts over pants look for a few seasons and he continued it again for Fall-Winter 2012/13.  I admit, I am not a fan of this look – I like either pants or skirts – not both at the same time.  That said, by pairing them together we see the flexibility you have to wear either or both and it’s nice to have options.  My favorite items – apparel wise – from this collection are the cropped, ankle-length skinny pants. I’ve been hemming my pants to this length lately and seeing this look on the runway made me feel like Uncle Karl approved.

You all know I love Chanel but I was not a fan of the overall silhouette – simply because I felt like it wasn’t very flattering or pretty.  The rounded shoulders were ok but the belling out at the hips of the coats and the skirts over the pants threw me off with some looks.  It looked like something that would work only on the bodies of super-models, and even on them I didn’t think it was the most flattering.  That said, the artistry, as always was spectacular.  The rich tweeds, the delicate lace, the finishes on the fabrics to give them a metallic sheen and most of all the luxurious feathered pieces were all stunning in their deceptive simplicity.

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear CollectionAccessory-wise this was not my favorite show either – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest.  I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me.  That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones).  I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love.

All in all, I think this was a successful collection but it’s almost a relief to see a Chanel show and know that I won’t be pining away for every single item in the show.  I’ll need a little breathing room to save for pieces from the next collection (or prior collections!).  View the full collection below…

Images: Style

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:37 pm

March 6, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Runway Show Video

For those of us not lucky enough to score an invite to the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 ready-to-wear runway show, the only option we have is to watch a video of the show in front of our computers. Don’t let it get you down, get dressed up in your finest and pretend you’re sitting front row next to editors, celebrities and It Girls.

Soundtrack
Scanner : Amarant 2
Scanner : Pavillon D’Armide 6
Courtesy of Scanner

Tristesse Contemporaine : I Did’n Know
Tristesse Contemporaine : 51 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Tristesse Contemporaine : In The Wake
Courtesy of Pschent & !PST

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