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October 26, 2008

M.I.S.S. Chats With Olivier Sitruk

Photo of Olivier Sitruk by  Julien de Rosa / Starface
Photo of Olivier Sitruk by Julien de Rosa / Starface

A while back we reviewed Lifetime’s Coco Chanel made-for-tv movie, and it was clear from our readers and from our search engine results, that the ladies love Olivier Sitruk, the French actor who played Coco Chanel‘s amour, Boy Capel.  When we saw how much the ladies liked Mr. Sitruk, we did a small story on him.  Little did we know that it would be our most popular story ever, with women from all over the country making M.I.S.S. the unofficial spot to get together and share their Olivier Sitruk discoveries.  This got us thinking, why don’t we contact him and see if he’ll do an interview?   To our surprise and delight, not only did Olivier get back to us, he gave us the honor of interviewing him.  After several emails and weeks, we are happy and excited to present our interview with Olivier Sitruk. . .

How did you get your start in acting?

I got my start in acting by studying! In NICE, the place where I was born, and after in PARIS. Of course I was not already paid for acting but my passion and destiny start at this time. I start on stage, I work in prison or with handicap people and make my first movie in 1992. In this movie, I was dying after 5 minutes, in the second one after 30 . . . now I die at the end!

Did you know about the man ‘Boy Capel’ before you auditioned for his part?

No, and not a lot about COCO CHANEL also, but there is so many book about her!

Read the rest of the interview after the jump!

Your English accent was very convincing! Was it difficult playing an English man?

I’m sorry to say that my voice in English, it’s not mine, the character was English, and, I have a French accent when I speak . . . but we shoot the movie in English, even for the French TV. I had to dub it in French!

Do you have any upcoming U.S. projects? If not, do you have any plans to do more work in the U.S.?

For now, I have no project in US. But it will be a dream to come make my job in US. Like all my generation, I grow up with American movie, and a lot off my favorite directors are from America.

Are there any actors, actresses or directors that you would like to work with?

Kate WINSLET !!! In US ? So many! Paul Thomas ANDERSON, the COEN brothers, Sean PENN, of course SCORCESE but also Abel FERARA or AFANORVSKY, Chris NOLAN or Brian SINGER. In France, Jacques AUDIARD, BLIER or CORNEAU, and in the world, Emir KUSTURICA!

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing?

A journalist, or an cabinetmaker …

Ok, I have to ask because all of our readers are dying to know . . . Are you single? What qualities do you find attractive in women?

I’m married since 5 years but we are together since 15 years. The qualities I find attractive in women, like in all the men, is the soul and humor . . . And look like KATE WINSLET . . .

The ladies want to know where to keep up with your latest projects and work. Do you have a fan site? A Myspace page?

I have one official site and they work on it to translate it in English. Every body was asking for Myspace, so I open one but it’s the beginning!

Are the women in France as crazy for you as the women in the U.S.? Is it difficult to leave your house?

Do I have to respond? I like to be discreet, I’m never in front or inside the people magazine, and I have a simple life with a lot of love and work. So no fan in front of my house!

What is your idea of a romantic evening out?

In Paris, walk on the street late in the night after a good restaurant and rebuilding the world. In dream, make a dinner on the moon!

What’s your astrological sign?

I was born the 25th December so I’m Capricorn.

What do you like to do in your free time? What are your hobbies, interests?

Work and dream! I like canvas painting, make racing Kart and play tennis with my son, watch movies and American series ( DR House, Damages, West Wing, or the Sopranos).

What are you favorites? Favorite color, book, movie, food, travel destination?

- Color : black and red
- Book: the books of Albert COHEN or Pat CONROY, ZOLA or Paul AUSTER, and Detective fiction (CONELLY, ELLROY, COBEN, LEHANNE)
- Movies: I like all the movies of the director I talk at the top.
-Food: About the food, I’m sorry to say that we are close to the perfection in France . . . but the Italian are closer . . .
- Travel Destination: The Place where I answer this interview . . . BALI

Many thanks to Olivier Sitruk and the wonderful team at Starface. We hope to see more of Olivier Sitruk’s work in the states!

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Filed under: Chanel Culture,Coco Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:53 pm

September 24, 2008

“If I Were A Rich Girl” – Chanel Fall/Winter 2008

*I know proper grammar dictates the use of the word “were” not “was” but the title is a tongue in cheek reference to the song Rich Girl song*

I’m infatuated!  While many ladies are crazy for Olivier Sitruk, the actor who played Boy Capel in Lifetime’s Coco Chanel, I’m obsessed over the Chanel tights that are white in the front and black in the back with interlocking C’s at the ankle (pictured above).  I want them so badly that the other night I had a dream about them:  I was at the Chanel store and they didn’t have my size – gasp!  I was relieved to find it was only a dream but I still woke up sans Chanel tights.  Luckily, the Chanel Fall/Winter 2008 Collection just released and is in stores now.  Check out more pictures from the Fall 2008 campaign and my favorite pieces that I would get “if I were a rich girl.”

I love the black cuff!  And the charm bracelet with black and white pearls and shoe, Cs and purse charms is insane!


Remember the carousel from the runway show?  It’s come to life in a few pieces of costume jewelry.

Sigh, the shoes that are perfect with the tights.

So many beautiful bags to choose from.  I love the square quilt on the black bag and the chain on the grey bag on the right.

OOh! A bow and camelia all in one!  An iconic brooch with Maltese Cross – a Chanel must have.

More gorgeous bags.

One boomerang you’ll be glad will come back to you.

And more shots from the Chanel Fall 08 Look Book – so dark and moody. I love it!



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Filed under: Chanel Handbags,Chanel Jewelry — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:28 pm

September 15, 2008

Ladies Love Olivier Sitruk’s “Boy Capel” on Lifetime’s Coco Chanel

** Read the M.I.S.S. exclusive interview with Olivier Sitruk here**

It seems that it wasn’t just Barbora Bobulova who stole the show from Shirley MacLaine in Lifetime’s Coco Chanelmade-for-TV movie. After I wrote my review, I have received LOTS of requests to find out more info on the mysterious and handsome actor who played Boy Capel, Chanel’s love of her life. The man in question is Olivier Sitruk, a French actor with piercing brown eyes and Mediterranean complexion. It’s your lucky day ladies, if you want to see more photos of the dashing actor check out his site here. Unfortunately it’s in French but click on “galeries” to view photos. For a listing of his past works check out imdb here. I hope that helps and quenches the thirst you have for Olivier Sitruk! Hopefully the French man will play more U.S. roles.

Read the exclusive M.I.S.S. interview with Olivier Sitruk.

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Filed under: Chanel Culture — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:34 pm

September 14, 2008

“Coco Chanel” on Lifetime Review

Last night I tuned in to Lifetime’s Coco Chanel, the story of the rise of one of the greatest fashion designer’s ever. Not only a fashion icon, Gabrielle Chanel is an inspiration to women and is the embodiment of the “modern woman,” a woman fiercely independent with a strong will and desire to achieve her dreams. I had expressed some doubt as to the casting, Ms. MacLaine as the grand dame of fashion was a bit of a stretch for me, but I tuned in nonetheless. If it’s about Chanel, I’m there! The film was about Mademoiselle’s youth and her rise from orphan to successful, independent designer. Barbora Bobulova played the “young chanel” and I think she did an amazing job. She had a believable French accent, resembled the young Gabrielle and gave life to Chanel’s struggles and emotions. I wish they aged Ms. Bobulova with make-up (as they did her cousin Adrienne) rather than cast Shirley MacLaine as Chanel. In a word, she was awful. Somehow, with age, Chanel lost her French accent. MacLaine didn’t even attempt a French accent – if she did it was barely noticeable. She sounded like a “hat check girl” in a Chanel costume and her lines were Chanel quotes strung together as “dialogue.” Thankfully, the film actually starred Barbora Bobulova and not Shirley MacLaine as the film was promoted. The film concentrated on Chanel’s youth with bits of older Chanel (MacClaine) telling her story. Though I detested the parts with MacLaine in it (I swear, it was really that bad), I actually did enjoy the film and it was wonderful to see Chanel’s early rise brought to life. I would definitely recommend viewing this, though you may want to plug your ears for the MacLaine lines, and if you missed it last night, tune in tonight to Lifetime at 7 pm.

P.S. – It seems like a lot of ladies are wondering who played the handsome Boy Capel – we’ve investigated for you and it’s Olivier Sitruk.

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