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October 25, 2011

I Told You So!

A few weeks ago I posted a Dior video that showed a pinball machine game animation and I likened it to Chanel’s “Here Comes the Beauty Pack” video that brought Chanel cosmetics to robotic life. I know it was a bit of a stretch but for me Dior’s video was reminiscent of Chanel’s video – especially when looked at in the context of all the other copying that has been happening.

One of La Chanelphile’s readers, Alexandre Fons, brought this Dior video to my attention.  The video was uploaded about a month ago and depicts a Dior cosmetics animation in the form of Tetris, Pacman and Super Mario Brothers.  Sorry, but there’s no arguing your way around this one Dior – so unoriginal! Thank you Alexandre for bringing this to my attention!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:43 pm

October 14, 2011

Dior Is Killing Me

I’ve been particularly grumpy this week. Not sure why, just in an irritable mood for no particular reason.  So please take this post with a grain of salt…but have you seen the new Dior video on Nowness?  The focal point is PEARLS.  Yes, pearls, the white round precious objects that are pretty much synonymous with Coco Chanel.  Not only that, but this video also seems like Dior’s answer to Peter Philips’ brilliant Here Comes the Beauty Pack

Back when Christian Dior came out Coco Chanel was irritated by him and now it appears, the legacy continues. Who knows, maybe it’s just me and my grumpy mood…what do you think? See for yourself…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:35 pm

February 14, 2011

Chanel Introduces Chanel Confidential

Since Peter Philips has taken the helm at Chanel as Global Makeup Creative Director it has been one non-stop stream of fabulous beauty products from Le Vernis Jade to the reintroduction of Coco Rouge lipsticks to Chanel robots.  Now, beginning at the end of February we’ll have a chance to see inside the makeup studio with the launch of CHANEL Confidential, a digital platform dedicated to CHANEL makeup showcasing Peter Philips’ universe and creations.

The animation of Chanel’s flying makeup robots will also be accessible on ChanelConfidential.com (which you actually already saw on Nowness and on LaChanelphile) but maybe there is an extended version on the Chanel site?  Also from the preview it looks like we’ll get makeup tips straight from the source.  Whatever the case, I will be there!

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January 27, 2011

Here Comes the Beauty Pack Video

Found the embed code!

Animating Chanel from lionel bui on Vimeo.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:23 am

January 25, 2011

Animating Chanel Video – Here Comes the Beauty Pack

Today, Nowness launched an animated Chanel video featuring the Chanel Beauté products as robots.  Think Transformers – but instead of cars, it’s Chanel cosmetics.  The animation is adorable and entertaining and exclusively on Nowness.

Here’s what they have to say about the film – as soon as I can get an embed link I will post it on the site…

A jet-propelled robot, a beaming sun god and an impish spider are not the likeliest of characters to embody the ultra-luxurious world of Chanel, but Peter Philips, the innovative mind behind them, has made his name pursuing the unexpected. Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup took a break from conceptualizing cosmetic gold to don the animator’s cap for today’s short, a work inspired by a series of headdresses he crafted from beauty product packaging for a Vogue Paris shoot. Built from a trove of compacts, glosses, brushes and more, Philips’s characters embark on a journey that begins with a lipstick-powered automaton blasting through the clouds and ends on more familiar ground, with a model whose chic ensemble channels Mme Chanel herself. Philips came to the task with the requisite technical skills, having studied graphic design before attending Antwerp’s Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. But he did concede on one creative point—the music. “If it were up to me it would have been disco,” he confesses.

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