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September 15, 2010

Art Imitates Life: Chanel’s Soho Graffiti

Earlier this year in January 2010, the Chanel Soho boutique was tagged with pink spray paint.  Last week, the Chanel Soho boutique re-opened on Fashion’s Night Out.  As part of the festivities, and to avoid cluttering the newly designed shop, two temporary tents were erected at the corner of Wooster & Spring streets.  Inside the tents, Chanelphiles were greeted by a digital interactive graffiti where guests were invited to “tag” with Chanel spray cans.

There has been no official word on what inspired the digital graffiti but my hunch is that Uncle Karl took some inspiration from the real vandalism that occurred at the Soho boutique and elevated it to a whole new level.    It’s not the first time that Karl has taken Coco Chanel’s infamous quote to heart and looked to the “streets” for inspiration:

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

-Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

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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 19, 2010

Introducing Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Vert

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Vert

I just got this in my inbox and almost jumped out of my chair.  Yes, I was once known to wear tips with airbrush designs and animal print nail art.  Now, I’m opting for neutral, short, natural nails and the new collection, Les Khakis de Chanel, is right up my alley.

The trio of Khakis was created by Chanel Global Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips to celebrate Vogues’ Fashion’s Night Out.  Each Khaki has a hint of a color: Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert (rose, brown and green respectively). The colors can be worn alone or combined to create an urban camouflage.

I adore these colors and I cannot wait for them to release on September 10th.  I’ve been wanting an army green nail polish for quite some time and now I can finally have it – in fact, I will definitely be getting all 3! Les Khakis de Chanel nail collection retails for $25/bottle and will be available at Chanel boutiques, Chanel.com and select department stores (waiting to find out which ones -will update when I know!).

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Brun

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Brun

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Rose

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection - Khaki Rose

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