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September 11, 2013

Video: The Making of the CHANEL Bicolor Cardigan

If you were wondering why Chanel clothing was expensive — check out the craftsmanship that goes into making one cardigan. The attention to detail is amazing. I love the finishing touch — the label!

Soundtrack:
“Question Chain” by Kumajiro & Simon Begg
“Truly Magical” by Ty Unwin

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August 8, 2013

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Ad Campaign

The new Chanel ad campaign for the Fall-Winter 2013/14 ad campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, features Ashleigh Good, Chiharu Okunugi & Soo Joo Park. The trio of women follow lady-like pursuits such as sipping tee, embroidering and listening to music — in what seems to be outer space, considering the lack of gravity. I’m liking the images and I’m glad that Karl has added some diversity to his choice of models.

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 ad campaign

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January 23, 2013

Chanel – Public Garden – Directed by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s latest film creation is called Public Garden and features items from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection. The short film features Stef Van Der Laan, Lindsey Wixson, Aymeline Valade, Brad Kroenig on the grounds of the Rodin Museum in Paris.

Soundtrack:
Charlie Alex March “Crisp White”

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November 8, 2012

Chanel’s Upcoming Show Locations: Deauville Resort 2013-14 and Scotland Pre-Fall 2013

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Coco Chanel and her aunt Adrienne in front of her boutique in Deauville, 1913. Image from “Chanel, A Woman Of Her Own” by Axel Madsen.

In 1913, Chanel opened her boutique in the French resort town of Deauville. To commemorate the 100th anniversary, Chanel will host the upcoming Chanel Resort 2014 collection in Deauville. Karl Lagerfeld told WWD: “My idea is to hire a train, have dinner on the train, do the show in a ballroom and go back at night,” he said. (WWD) What a wonderful way to commemorate the anniversary!

Coco Chanel Deauville

Coco Chanel in front of her boutique in Deauville, 1913. Image from “Coco Chanel, The Legend and the Life” by Justine Picardie, p.68.

Coco Chanel Deauville

Coco Chanel in front of her boutique in Deauville, 1913. Image from “Coco Chanel, The Legend and the Life” by Justine Picardie, p.68.

Chanel has also announced that the next Métiers d’Art show will take place in December at a secret location in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Vogue UK) A few months ago I wrote about how Rosehall, an estate that Coco Chanel shared with the Duke of Westminster that was being converted into a hotel. When I first heard that the Métiers d’Art show was taking place in Scotland my first thought was that it would take place at Rosehall. Alas, the show is taking place in Edinburgh and I can only imagine that it’s because Rosehall is in the countryside in Northern Scotland. I would be surprised though if having the show in Scotland was not influenced at all by the time she spent there with the Duke of Westminster.

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October 11, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit

I recently posted the behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Press Kit and here are the fruits of the teams’ labor.  I love the combo of color and black and white photos and we finally get a good look at those amazing sunglasses with Coco on them!  All photos by the illustrious Karl Lagerfeld and featuring model Stef van der Laan.
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Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit
Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel sent images of Karl Lagerfeld photographing Stef van der Laan for the Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Press Kit.  I love seeing candid photos of everyone behind-the-scenes at work and it’s a great way to get a glimpse of the process.  You can also catch some details of the collection in the close ups – all photos by Olivier Saillant.

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Making of the Press Kit

All photos courtesy of Chanel by OLIVIER SAILLANT

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October 4, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show Beauty

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show Beauty

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Pearls played a huge part in the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear so it’s no surprise that the makeup was luminous and iridescent like pearls. I loved the large pearls in the models’ hair – very similar to the pearls from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection only larger. To learn how to make similar pins, check out my post on DIY Chanel-Inspired pearl hairpins.

Usually the first thing I look for is the new Le Vernis but all the images I could find looked like the models were just wearing a clear top coat or a traditional French manicure. We learn below that there is a new color that was used – not sure what Eastern Light looks like but I’ll keep you posted!

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

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE COMPACTE Natural Finish Pressed Powder

The Eyes
EXCLUSIVE CREATION ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Platine Précieux – “Souffle de Liberté” Collection (Available at specific point of sales in March 2013)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Longlasting Eyeliner in Ebène
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Graphite
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Mascara in Noir
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

The Cheeks
No blush

The Lips
ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Gracile
LEVRES SCINTILLANTES Glossimer in Plaisir

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Eastern Light – “Hong Kong” Collection (Available at specific points of sale in February 2013)
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Ballerina
BEAUTE DES ONGLES Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer

Photos from Style.com unless otherwise noted.

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Accessories

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Details

You’d think after almost thirty years at Chanel that we’ve seen all of Karl Lagerfeld’s tricks yet each season he amazes me. Like the apparel, Karl stepped away from signature Chanel pieces like cuffs and quilted 2.55 purses. Instead we saw enlarged pearls either along in a bracelet or in clusters around the wrists and necks of the models. Many of the purses were angular and some even looked like Lego’s (in shape and color). The spectacular piece that has the internet going nuts is the hula hoop beach bag – very practical in its impracticality. Karl explained in an interview that you can stand the bag in the sand and hang things over the top to dry. But while everyone has been eyeing that bag, I’ve been eyeing the sunglasses the model was wearing with that bag. On top of the left lense of the sunglasses is a mini Coco figure. How fun! I cannot wait to see these glasses in person they are amazing! See more details below…

Images from Style.com

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has had impressive sets each season and when you think that you’ve seen it all, he brings wind turbines and solar panels (as the flooring) to the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by light and air, these themes were evident in the volume (big rounded shoulders juxtaposed with cropped bolero jackets) and textures of the clothing (chiffon and mesh).

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Apparel wise, this was one of my favorite apparel collections I’ve seen in a long time. It’s interesting because Karl Lagerfeld stripped away many of the Chanel signatures like the chains, the buttons and the braid trim yet the collection was quintessentially Chanel. Instead, Karl Lagerfeld focused on Coco Chanel’s iconic pearls (and a bit of matelasse for good measure). He made pearls modern by enlarging them and grouping them in large clusters. I especially loved the large pearls on the clothing – especially that denim dress! Lagerfeld closed the collection with spring-appropriate dressed with floral appliques made from plastic petals.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

I loved this collection and can’t wait for some of the accessories to hit shelves. The collection looks so grand set amongst the wind turbines it must have looked so amazing in person!

All images from Style.com unless otherwise indicated.

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October 3, 2012

VIP Interviews – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear

In the last of three Chanel videos, Chanel interviews celebrity guests who attended the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear show including Lou Doillon, Olivier Zahm, Ayo, Cecile Cassel and Leish Lezark.

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