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April 26, 2012

Summertime de Chanel Official Swatches

sumertime de chanel 2012

I just received an update from Chanel with the official campaign shot (I love the bathing suit!) and color swatches from the Summertime de Chanel makeup collection.  Here’s how Chanel describes the collection:

As longer days and warm, breezy nights herald the start of summer, Chanel embraces the season and all the vibrant makeup hues it inspires. In the Summer 2012 Collection, SUMMERTIME DE CHANEL, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, replicates the natural glow of sunbathed skin with luminous bronze, gold and copper tones. Playing up a radiant complexion: season-perfect lip shades, from fresh pastels to bright corals.

sumertime de chanel 2012

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:01 am

April 25, 2012

Summertime de Chanel – Chanel Summer 2012 Makeup Available On Chanel.com

chanel summer 2012 makeup
The new summer 2012 Chanel makeup collection is now available for sale online on Chanel.com for those of us living in the U.S. For readers in other countries, the collection is on Chanel makeup counters. The colors in this collection are so rich they look like the perfect compliment to a tan – just like Coco liked it.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:31 am

April 23, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Eyewear Collection

chanel spring summer 2012 eyewear collectionChanel released it spring-summer 2012 eyewear collection to much fanfare with ad campaign images featuring Linda Evangelista and with photos by Karl Lagerfeld.  For the past few years, Karl Lagerfeld has relied on the Code of Chanel such as pearls, matelassé (quilting) and chains woven with leather.  For spring-summer 2012, rather than relying on a signature Chanel code, Karl Lagerfeld put together a strong collection of glasses with pops of color.  Bright reds, yellows, turquoise and pale pink lighten up an otherwise traditional palette of black and tortoise shell.  View the new collection, including boutique exclusives in the gallery below.  Click to enlarge the first image and scroll through – enjoy!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Eyewear — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:16 am

March 24, 2012

Chanel and Japan Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture Show

Chanel and Japan Spring Summer 2012 Haute Couture

The Chanel team, including Karl Lagerfeld is in Tokyo for the Little Black Jacket exhibition and while they were there, they also presented the Chanel Spring 2012 Haute Couture show – faux airplane and all.    Many of the usual suspects were in attendance The video below has some great detail shots – view it below …

Soundtrack
Song : M-Work
Artist : Michael Nyman
Label : MN Records Ltd
Publisher : Chester Music Ltd./Michael Nyman Ltd c/o Première Music Group

Click on the first image to scroll through the gallery…


All images courtesy of Chanel – except last 2 are from WWD

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February 1, 2012

Alice Dellal – CHANEL Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture show

Alice Dellal, the face of the upcoming Chanel Boy campaign, on her way to the Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture show living the glamorous life….

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January 25, 2012

Making of the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Press Kit

making of the chanel spring summer 2012 haute couture press kit
Yesterday Chanel presented its Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 collection. Chanel News posted some images from the making of the press kit for the bedazzling collection. As is customary, Karl Lagerfeld took the photos but I apologize I don’t know the name of the model. My readers always help me out in this regard so feel free to chime in if you know who she is! I always love seeing Karl in action. Enjoy…

making of the chanel spring summer 2012 haute couture press kit

making of the chanel spring summer 2012 haute couture press kit

making of the chanel spring summer 2012 haute couture press kit
Photos © Olivier Saillant

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January 24, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 Presentation Video

Earlier today I reviewed the Chanel Joaillerie collection which pays homage to Coco Chanel’s 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection that was inspired by celestial bodies. Later on, I reviewed the spring-summer 2012 haute couture collection that simulated a commercial space shuttle but it wasn’t until I saw the actual presentation video below that I saw the connection.

This is purely my own hypothesis, but I’m betting that Karl Lagerfeld is paying homage to Coco Chanel’s 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection through haute couture fashion. It’s just a hunch but must me more than coincidence, no?

The video below also gives us some much needed close-ups of the hair pieces and the nail polish which looks like a shimmery powder/sky blue.

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Filed under: Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:49 pm

Air Chanel. Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012

chanel haute couture spring summer 2012

“No Fifties, no Sixties, no Seventies. Just what I like.”
-Karl Lagerfeld, WWD

Chanel presented its Haute Couture spring-summer 2012 collection at the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday and the airplane window hint Chanel dropped on Monday was confirmed.  The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of a “commercial space shuttle flight that, during the course of the show, left the Earth’s atmosphere and headed for space. Toward the finale, the Earth actually passed overhead, across the clear dome that allowed passengers a view of the starry sky outside.” (Style.com)

Having brought in an iceberg to the Grand Palais, surely bringing in and replicating the interior of an airplane must have been a piece of cake.  The set or “aircraft” featured a 164-foot aisle, double-C monogrammed carpet, modern seating – all complete with a bar cart (I wonder if they had double-C ice cubes?).

chanel haute couture spring summer 2012

Image from Chanel

Air travel not only inspired the set – but the color palette of the collection – a palatte Karl Lagerfeld called a “monochrome rainbow” though he was quick to point out that “I don’t have the blues.” (WWD).  Every shade of blue was represented – from nearly translucent and almost white to the darkest of midnight blues.

The true innovation of the show however came in the form of the new silhouette Karl showed: exaggerated boat neck collars, large bell sleeves, long skirts and hyper-dropped waists.  Known for playing with androgyny and borrowing from the boys (a legacy started by Mademoiselle herself), Karl said the very low waists (at about thigh level) were meant to look “like boys whose jeans are slipping off.” (Style.com).  The show came to a traditional close with the showing of a wedding dress though there was nothing traditional about the dress at all.  I love how Karl can adopt a new silhouette each season that looks completely new and unexpected, yet so classic and chic that it looks like it came from the Chanel lexicon.

I wish I could have seen the pieces up close because the amount of detail and workmanship cannot be appreciated from photos taken from so far away.  But even with the photos, you can tell that the garments are dazzling.  The embroidery and beading alone are gorgeous.  I also would have loved to see a close up of the shoes and the hair pieces.  Speaking of hair, it seems Alice Dellal is more than just the face of the upcoming Chanel Boy Bag campaign – she was also the muse for the hairstyles worn on the runway.

I’m hoping to receive more detail images of the beauty – curious to know about new beauty products and of course – nail polish!  Stay tuned.

Thank you for flying with Chanel.

All images except as indicated from Style.com

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 11:26 pm

January 22, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 Sneak Peek

chanel haute couture spring summer 2012 sneak peek
Chanel posted the image above in reference to its upcoming Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 collection showing on Tuesday, January 24. It may be a part of the invitation – I’m not sure as there is no other information aside from the image itself. It seems Uncle Karl may be going for an aviation-inspired theme – can’t wait to see!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:56 pm

January 19, 2012

Studio Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

studio chanel
Here’s the latest from Karl Lagerfeld – he photographed and filmed the e-brochure for the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 pre-collection. The campaign features Stella Tenant and lives on a Studio Chanel microsite. You can get a sneak peek below – for the full experience visit Studio Chanel.

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