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April 26, 2012

A Polished Look By Chanel – A T Magazine Exclusive Chanel Video

chanel nail video T Magazine Magic Fingers

T, The New York Times Styles Magazine released an exclusive video today showcasing Saskia De Brauw’s manicured hands. Chanel Beauté Creative Director Peter Philips teamed up with London filmmaker Ruth Hogben to create a short Chanel nail polish film.

This film is different from Chanel’s previous nail film Shade Parade; A Polished Look By Chanel shows Saskia De Brauw speaking with her hands literally when she uses sign language to communicate Coco Chanel quotes.  The featured Chanel Le Vernis colors are: Attraction, Tentation, Frisson, and Distraction.  You can view the video on the T Magazine Blog.

chanel nail video T Magazine Magic Fingers

chanel nail video T Magazine Magic Fingers

chanel nail video T Magazine Magic Fingers

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Media,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:22 am

February 21, 2012

Chanel Boutique Visit – Bellagio Las Vegas

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Las Vegas de Chanel exclusive accessories Chanel Bellagio Las Vegas

Last week I was in Las Vegas to attend some fashion trades hows and I happened to be staying at the Bellagio – the location of the newly remodeled Chanel boutique and home to the Las Vegas de Chanel collection. One of the Chanel ladies, Giselle Manansala, invited me to visit her at the boutique on my trip.  I wanted to see the remodeled boutique and the Las Vegas collection so we set up a time to meet.  I’m so glad that I met with Giselle because she was a wonderful host and gave me a true Chanel experience.

My first matter of business was checking out the Las Vegas de Chanel cosmetics.  Luckily, there was still stock left  but I didn’t know which items from the collection I should get. Giselle sat me down and gave me a mini-makeover using items from the collection and I loved the finished look.  I ended up getting the Lucky Stripes palette and Gold Fingers from the Las Vegas collection.  I also purchased a brown liquid liner to complete the look and an eyeliner in Clair to combat tired-looking eyes per Peter Philips makeup secrets.

Next, Giselle gave me a tour of the boutique – the Chanel boutique at the Bellagio is one of the finer boutiques because it carries fine jewelry and bags made from exotic skins.  Of course as I walked through the boutique I wanted everything that I saw, one thing was more beautiful than the next.  Giselle showed me the VIP sitting room which was lovely and had the most gorgeous couch I had ever seen – definitely too pretty to sit on! Afterward she showed me the fitting rooms which were larger than my NYC apartment in my student days.  The rooms were spacious and included a sitting room for people who may be shopping with you.  My favorite feature of the fitting rooms was the independent thermostat that you could set to your comfort and an iPod/iPhone docking station.  Chanel thinks of everything when it comes to a customer’s comfort – after all, what is more luxurious than that?

I visited the boutique with my tiny dancer and my husband.  As it was late in the evening, the tiny dancer was a bit tired but Giselle was wonderful with her.  Though the Tiny Dancer is not even two she’s a girly girl and loves watching me put on makeup -in fact I have to give her unused makeup tools to play with to keep her busy.  When Giselle saw that the Tiny Dancer was getting bored, she put together a little goodie bag of samples for her to play with.  The Tiny Dancer was so excited and the rest of our time there went very smoothly.  Not only was Giselle wonderful, all of the staff was friendly including security.  Everyone was very warm and welcoming.

I had a lovely experience at the Chanel boutique at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  If you are visiting Las Vegas you definitely need to see this boutique.  Ask for Giselle and let her know Gabriella, La Chanelphile, sent you!

P.S. If you are looking for the Las Vegas de Chanel collection it has shipped to other Chanel boutiques and is available now online in the U.S.

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January 26, 2012

BLEU ILLUSION: Chanel 2012 Spring-Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup

chanel 2012 Spring Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup by Peter Philips

Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Philips are a match made in heaven. Karl conjures up intoxicatingly beautiful themes and collections and Peter Philips is always able to translate Karl’s visions into an equally gorgeous beauty collection. For the Chanel spring-summer 2012 haute couture Peter Philips gives us BLEU ILLUSION.

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance (available April 2012)

The Complexion
PERFECTION LUMIERE Long Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

The Eyes
EXCLUSIVE CREATION ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Apparition and Destination (available July 2012)
EXCLUSIVE CREATION LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Pencil in Bleu Aérien (available July 2012)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Marine
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Marine
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Mascara in Black
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin

The Lips
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Pencil in Natural
ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Superstition

The Nails
EXCLUSIVE CREATION LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Sky Line (available July 2012)

* The Exclusive Collection BLEU ILLUSION will be available at specific points of sales in July 2012

chanel le vernis sky line spring summer 2012 haute couture

chanel 2012 Spring Summer Haute Couture Show Makeup by Peter Philips

Photos by Vincent Lappartient

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October 24, 2011

Chanel Links: Week of 10.20.11

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I love this Chanel-inspired half-moon manicure! I need those nail decals pronto!  AnotherMag

chanel half moon manicure

Karl Lagerfeld wishes he invented the white shirt and is obsessed with cuff links.  Forbes

Karl Lagerfeld’s advice for surviving the recession?  “Sack your assistant chauffeur!”  Independent

The Ritz in Paris will be closing for two years to undergo renovations – who will keep Coco company? AFP

chanel suite at the ritz

Speaking of hotels Coco Chanel lived in, the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is not too shabby.  Pursuitist

More images of the Spring 2012 Le Vernis collection.  Fashion

spring 2012 chanel nail polish

Check out the playlist from the Chanel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear show.  Chanel News

The International Center of Photography is showing Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style, an exhibit that features photos by by Karl Lagerfeld as well as a portrait of Uncle Karl.  International Center of Photography

Justine Picardie debates the merits of Chanel handbags.  The Guardian

Can’t afford vintage Chanel? No problem, you can rent it! Style

vintage chanel

Lindsay Lohan wore a Chanel bag to court – in other news, what is up with her blush? Grazia

Diane Kruger wears Chanel Fall 2011 on the red carpet – she looks great but this outfit doesn’t read “red carpet” to me.  Red Carpet Fashion Awards

diane kruger chanel fall 2011Elizabeth Olsen wore Chanel haute couture from the spring 2012 collection – she’s a pretty gril but I have to say that I’m not loving the dress on her – her breasts look flattened and her shoulders seem to broad for this kind of top. Just Jared

elizabeth olsen in chanel haute couture

 

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October 23, 2011

Chanel Les Khakis – The Video

Last year for Fashion’s Night Out, Chanel released Les Khakis, a trio of Khaki-based nail colors. Chanel Makeup Confidential just released a video on the collection – check it out below…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 9:32 pm

October 6, 2011

Chanel Spring 2012 Nail Colours – Sneak Peek!

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Yesterday I posted the names of the three Chanel Le Vernis nail colors releasing in January as part of the Spring 2012 collection – April, May and June.  I just found an image of the polishes online and they’re bright and colorful – a perfect compliment to our summer tans.

Sources: Lisa Eldridge & Style

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October 5, 2011

Chanel Holiday 2011 Les Scintillances de Chanel

Chanel Holiday 2011 Makeup Collection LES SCINTILLANCES DE CHANEL

Coco Chanel herself was said to wear gold eyeshadow and red lipstick.  It seems the Chanel Holiday 2011 Les Scintillances de Chanel collection hearkens back to the original look Mademoiselle herself favored. The collection is full of limited edition items but if you had to take away the overriding theme – red and gold. When you think about it, around the holidays with lots of parties and celebrations, it doesn’t get more festive than red and gold.  And besides, in my opinion red and gold are the best accent colors to Chanel’s signature black and white.

One of the standouts of the collection are the textured pressed powder inspired by a Chanel belt buckle.  The collection also includes loose powders, eyeshadow singles, eyeshadow duos, Rouge Allure lipsticks, Glossimers and of course, Le Vernis. The collection should be available in stores now.

Details of the collection:

LUMIÈRE SCULPTÉE DE CHANEL HIGHLIGHTING POWDER
A true visionary, Mademoiselle Chanel found inspiration everywhere. Today, the Paris Makeup Studio does similarly — capturing the gilded beauty of Mademoiselle’s treasured belt buckle in LUMIÈRE SCULPTÉE DE CHANEL Highlighting Powder, an illuminating powder that gently highlights the skin with a sheer blend of tender pink and pearlescence. Shades of ivory and pink dusted with tone-on-tone mother-of-pearls make this palette the height of glamour and sophistication. $72.00 Limited Edition

ROUGE ALLURE LUMINOUS SATIN LIP COLOUR
Colour lips classic for the holidays with ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Satin Lip Colour in two new shade offerings. Timeless reds offer instant elegance and drama, while hues of pink create a feminine and festive effect.
$32.00 Limited Edition

LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR
This holiday season, nails are take-notice in festive red or iconic black. $25.00 Limited Edition

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:30 am

October 4, 2011

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Runway Beauty

Chanel Spring Summer 2012 BeautyPearls of beauty – that’s how I would sum up the hair and beauty at the Chanel spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear presentation.  Pearls were on the apparel and on the skin as well – where you would normally see beauty marks, facial jewelry and even the models’ spines instead had delicate pearls.  Makeup was kept pretty simple – eyeshadow reminiscent  of mother of pearl with black eyeliner paired with natural blush and lips.

I especially loved the hair – wet hair was the perfect finishing touch to an underwater-themed collection.  The wet hair was twisted into low side buns at the nape of the models’ necks and pearls floated in the models’ hair.

Last but not least we have the nail color!  From what I could see from the runway images I saw 2 colors: white and coral.  I don’t know if it’s an existing white color like Pearl Drop or a new one.  It would be lovely to see a white iridescent shade that’s like mother of pearl.  I’ll fill you in on details as soon as I receive the information from Chanel.  For now enjoy these photos…

All Images: Style

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:39 pm

September 8, 2011

Les Jeans de Chanel Debut at Fashion’s Night Out!

chanel fashions night out les jeans de chanel

I stopped by two of the Chanel boutiques tonight to check out the Fashion’s Night Out festivities – 57th Street and Soho.  I went to the 57th Street location first and there was a line out the door before 6 PM when the night officially kicked off.  Since I’ve had 3 manicures in 24 hours (manicures seem to be the blogger event du jour) I opted not to have my nails painted.  I did however buy the polishes and two more Illusions d’Ombre (because I LOVE them).  Afterward, my sister and I headed downtown to Soho and had dinner down the block from the Soho boutique.  The line at the Soho store was around the block and it was still very early in the evening.  I hope if you ventured out to one of the Chanel boutiques that you were able to get your nails painted.  Can’t wait until next year and the next set of limited edition colors!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 8:58 pm

September 6, 2011

Chanel’s Fashion Night Out!

Sorry for the lack of posts I’m getting ready for my flight to NY for Fashion Week! To kick off fashion week, Fashion’s Night Out is a huge event that takes over Manhattan. To commemorate the occasion, Chanel is releasing Les Jeans de Chanel and having events at many of its boutiques. Check out the flyer below to see if a Chanel near you is hosting a FNO event. I’ll be at one of the Chanel boutiques in NYC – just not sure which one yet. Are any of you going??

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 1:21 pm
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