Two of my favorite things are Chanel and advertisements – when you put the two together, you can’t go wrong. I especially love vintage Chanel No 5 perfume ads and ads featuring apparel and accessories in the early days of Karl Lagerfeld designing for Chanel. When I was in Junior High School, I would rip out Chanel ads and paste them into my scrapbook. Unfortunately, the scrap book is long gone, but Blogue has put together a nice collection of vintage Chanel ads – check them out on Blogue.com.
December 5, 2010
December 4, 2010
Ah! It’s time for my favorite Chanel collection of the year – the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall collection. Each year, Karl Lagerfeld selects a locale to inspire his pre-fall collection and this year he was inspired by Byzantium because of Coco Chanel’s love of Byzantine-style jewelry. The show is on Tuesday, December 7th. Stay tuned for more info – I can’t wait to see this show!
Image: Chanel News
December 1, 2010
Macy’s is hopping on the designer-for-less bandwagon by initiating a one-off designer collection next year designed by Karl Lagerfeld. The capsule collection will be produced in limited quantities and sold in approximately 250 Macy’s stores and online on Macys.com in September 2011. “The collections will rotate every two months and will start in February with Kinder Aggugini, a London-based designer who has worked with John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Costume National and Versace.”
I’m thinking Karl’s capsule collection will look more like his own eponymous line rather than lines he designs for like Chanel and Fendi. If so, I have to say I’m not the biggest fan. However, if he takes any inspiration from Chanel I will definitely be excited to see how the collection turns out – and may even have to get some pieces!
November 24, 2010
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy the weekend and I hope you get some good deals on Friday! I’ll be back on Monday
Illustration by Danny Roberts
November 19, 2010
- Show Studio has a sneak peek of the Spring 2011 collection – I love the details especially the ladybugs! ShowStudio.
- Karl says who he’d like to take his place at Chanel via WWD:
In an interview in Numero’s November issue, Lagerfeld replied: “I have a contract for life so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to. At the moment I’d say Haider Ackermann.” Lagerfeld has recently been enamored of Ackermann’s fashions, and had invited him to attend the most recent Chanel show. Ackermann reacted by saying, “What can one possibly say to such a phrase?! Such a compliment! Honored I feel, how can one not be?! In all honesty tremendously, immensely touched especially coming from Monsieur Lagerfeld.”
- Nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson got an early look at the Chanel Spring 2011 polishes, Black Pearl, Pearl Drop and Peche Negree. Sophy Robson Blog.
November 18, 2010
Imran Amed, the Founder and Editor in Chief of the Business of Fashion, interviewed Karl Lagerfeld for The Luxury Channel during the International Herald Tribune’s Heritage Luxury Conference. In the interview Karl Lagerfeld states that “Facebook is a flawless object.” I’m not sure he knows what Facebook is, but I think Uncle Karl is pretty flawless
Source: The Business of Fashion
November 12, 2010
November 10, 2010
- Chanel’s new must-have color Riva, is compared to Nouvelle Vague and other possible matches. Lacquerized.
- The “Married to Chanel” manicure. Grazia.
- Petite Chanel – I hope that’s her mom’s bag – otherwise all I have to say is “that’s not fair!!” We Scream Style.
- Gallery owner Joelle Chariau is exhibiting her collection of fashion illustrations, including ones of Chanel fashions. BBC.
- Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t like movies about Chanel. Fashionologie.
October 29, 2010
October 27, 2010
The Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting Chanel Culture, “an exhibition charting the iconic fashion house’s literary and artistic inspirations.” (WWD, 10.26.10) Running from January 15, 2011 – March 14, 2011, the exhibit will showcase over 400 items “including clothing, artworks, manuscripts and films.” The collection will be curated by Jean-Louis Froment, a French art director and critic and will be done with the consent and support of Chanel. The exhibit will cover Gabrielle Chanel’s life and her relationships with avant garde artists of her time including Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky through the Karl Lagerfeld tenure.
No word on whether this exhibition will travel but I really hope it will. As a history buff and Chanelphile, this exhibition is right up my alley!