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November 19, 2010

Chanel Links: 11.18.10

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  • 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.

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November 17, 2010

Collection Côte d’Azur: The Chic Shades of Saint-Tropez

A while back we got a preview of Riva – the new must-have limited edition nail colour.  Now we see the four new limited edition Rouge Coco Lip Colours: Sari Doré, Perlé, Taffetas Rose and Chintz.  The Collection Côte d’Azur is available now online and in select stores.

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November 15, 2010

Sneak Peek: Chanel “Mimosa” Nail Colour Spring 2011

Just caught a glimpse of this sneak peek on the web… apparently Chanel is releasing a new “must have” Le Vernis Nail Colour for Spring 2011 called Mimosa.  The shimmery bright yellow color is like a burst of sunshine…er, or champagne with a bit of orange juice for your nails.  Word of the street is that Mimosa will be available in April 2011 – stay tuned for details.

Source: Mayzing Merique

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November 10, 2010

Chanel Links: 11.10.10

  • 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.
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October 29, 2010

Chanel Links: 10.29.10


This post has been a long-time coming – I was out of town last week and got a bit behind on posting…hope you enjoy the links below.

  • The Cut reveals more rumors about Karl’s retirement and his possible replacements.

  • Refinery29 has the details on a trio of oldie-but-goodie nail colours that are coming out of retirement for a holiday gift set.
  • Chanel sues a chain of costume jewelry stores in Arizona for selling counterfeit merchandise.  Phoenix New Times
  • Chanel doesn’t want to become another “Q-tip” or “Xerox” so it took out an ad in WWD asking editors to not use “Chanel” to describe products that are not made by Chanel.  Huffington Post

  • I knew that the Costco in NYC sold Chanel bags for 1 day but I didn’t know you could get Chanel beauty products at Costco

  • Karl Lagerfeld is adding “island designer” to his resume.  Blackbook.
  • Kanye West is just like Karl Lagerfeld – according to Kanye.  Boombox.

  • Step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve a classic Chanel beauty look.  Telegraph.
  • Couture Allure shows photos of Chanel designs after the death of Coco Chanel and shows the magic touch that Karl Lagerfeld added.
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October 27, 2010

Chanel Cruise 2010-2011 La Vernis Riva

Effortless, natural beauty, relaxed girls who are enjoying their holidays. That was the main idea behind the look for this show.

- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

A few months back we gave you a glimpse into the Chanel 2010-2011 Cruise Beauty collection and we mentioned a then-unnamed new blue nail color that we thought was inspired by the azure sky and St. Tropez sea.  Well, it seems like our hunch was right, the new shade, dubbed RIVA (presumable after the yacht-maker), is a beautiful shimmery ocean blue.  A limited edition color, Le Vernis Riva will be available in Chanel boutiques on December 1st.

chanel cruise 2010-2011 riva

Source: Laquerized

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October 8, 2010

Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Feminine. Gorgeous. Frayed. The Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection is an exercise of beautiful decay. Fabrics were frayed and had a look of wear and tear that added an edge to the otherwise frilly pieces. A color palette of the iconic Chanel black and white with splashes of pastels adorned an otherwise black-scale French garden set at the Grand Palais in Paris.  An eighty-piece orchestra accompanied the models as they sashayed to the music of Björk, the Verve, and John “007″ Barry.

Apparel
The traditional Chanel suit was updated with a few twists: 3/4 sleeve and short sleeve swing coats, large lapels and short shorts instead of skirts. The shorts were very tiny and I wonder if real women can pull them off. To me, they seem like they would only look good on supermodels who are super skinny and have legs that go on for days. Many of the looks were embellished with flowers, feathers and/or lace making the looks ultra-feminine and etheral. One of the most exciting parts of the apparel collection was Chanel for bébé – a little boy walking hand-in-hand with a male model donning a Chanel jacket. No official word, but maybe this is a hint at a children’s collection to come.

Accessories
As is always the case for me, the accessories stole the show. My mouth literally watered as I went through the detail shots of the shoe. Uncle Karl never forgets about the dainty digits and his gloves for this collection were awesome. From zippered to cut out, from floral to metal mesh – the gloves in this collection were stunning. The costume jewelry included usual suspects like pearl strands and cuffs but also included a lot of metal chain work with multiple strands. Clear chunky bangle bracelets with pastel colored stripes were fun way to add color to monochrome outfits.

The quilted bags were gorgeous and one of my absolute favorites was the oversize clutch with oversize quilting. Available in several colors, my desire for this bag is only second to my desire for a classic 2.55. The very best accessory totally stole the show – and it was the most unique one of its kind that I have ever seen. A model walked the runway with an oversize umbrella that was shaped like a hat – so simple, yet so GENIUS! This umbrella is easily the best umbrella ever created.  I don’t have much to say about the shoes (gasp!) because I didn’t like them :(

Beauty
Peter Philips always does a wonderful job of translating Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches into actual looks. A neutral face was highlighted by a very dark smokey eye, the color echoing the black-scale garden set. Hair was straight and pulled back with side or center parts with all parts having a black line drawn in giving us a new use for black pencil eyeliner. Nails were painted in what looked like a dark grey gunmetal color called Black Pearl. More details to come on the Beauté collection.

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August 23, 2010

Update: Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection Store Locations

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection

I just got word that Macy’s will not be carrying Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection. The trio of khakis can be purchased on Chanel.com, Chanel boutiques and select Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Nordstroms beginning on September 10th – mark your calendars!

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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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June 30, 2010

Chanel Fall 2010 Beauty Collection – A Closer Look

Last week I posted images from the Chanel Fall 2010 makeup collection.  Today, I received images giving a closer look at some of the new items in the collection.  I’m very excited about paradoxal – it seems to be a bit of a paradox -it’s a mellow color yet very vibrant at the same time.  I can’t wait for it to come out so I can add it to my collection of Le Vernis Nail Colours.

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