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February 23, 2012

La Chanelphile Beauty Editorial: “Behind the Coromandel Screen”

I had the honor of working with a great team to create these stunning images featuring cosmetics from Chanel Les Scintillances de Chanel Holiday 2011 Makeup Collection courtesy of Chanel and vintage Chanel apparel and accessories courtesy of The Goods! . Please enjoy Behind the Coromandel Screen

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

chanel beauty editorial

Photo Credits
Photographer: Arturo Torres/LOOK Artists Agency
Stylist and Vintage Archivist: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Makeup Artist: Jenni Tay, Tay Faces
Hair Stylist: Filomena Bettencourt/LOOK Artists Agency
Nail Stylist: Lila Robles
Model: Nida/LOOK Model Agency
Producer: Gabriella Khorasanee, La Chanelphile

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Photo Shoots,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:52 am

February 22, 2012

Fashion In The Street: Chanel Sightings in Las Vegas

Last week I was in Las Vegas attending PROJECT trade show and was able to photograph some ladies wearing Chanel.  Being Las Vegas there were definitely many ladies wearing Chanel but the camera wasn’t out and ready at the moment so there were many missed opportunities.  Here are some goodies for you….

Denise Fleming from Look Los Angeles wore a great bag and sandals…

chanel fashion in the street

Denise Fleming from Look Los Angeles

chanel fashion in the street

Denise Fleming from Look Los Angeles

Here are some other great bags – since I take the photos quickly I can’t verify authenticity – but these sure look good!
chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

chanel fashion in the street

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Handbags,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:55 am

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

chanel valentines day
Sending lots of love, chocolate and hopefully Chanel your way! Have a great day!

xoxo
Gabriella

Styling and Jewelry Provided By: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Photographed by: Gabriella

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February 12, 2012

Vintage Chanel Jewelry on Yoox.com

I don’t know where all of this stock of vintage Chanel jewelry is coming from but it seems like there’s a vintage Chanel jewelry sale every week. The latest is on Yoox.com and I’m jealous of anyone that buys anything from this sale. I always manage to want the pieces that are out of my price range – hopefully you’ll find something in yours.

vintage chanel jewelry on yoox

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 12:47 am

February 6, 2012

Rihanna in Vintage Chanel Cap

Rihanna in vintage chanel hat
Rihanna hit the streets with blonde new locks and wearing a vintage Chanel leather cap. Not sure the exact year of the hat but it definitely looks like 80s or early 90s. I’m loving it – what do you think?

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Filed under: Chanel,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:50 pm

January 18, 2012

Chanel Links: 01.18.12

Chanel is big in Japan – and they know it. On March 21-23 Chanel will host three events: a presentation of the winter couture show, the opening a pop-up shop, and opening an exhibition devoted to Chanel’s iconic tweed jackets to showing images from Karl Lagefeld’s book “The Little Black Jacket,” and styled by Carine Roitfeld. WWD

chanel japan

The Manhattan Vintage show is February 3 & 4 in NYC – get your tickets to buy some great vintage Chanel. Manhattan Vintage
manhattan vintage show

More for the new sport collection from Chanel including a Cane and Tennis Racket Set.  Hypebeast

chanel cane tennis racket and tennis ball

 

Chanel introduces the Premiere Flying Tourbillon – commence drooling now.  Rare Delights

chanel premiere flying tourbillon

 

 

 

The Coveteur visits Massaro – the atelier responsible for making Chanel shoes and creating the iconic two-tone pump.  The Coveteur

massaro chanel the coveteur

I want this for my car.  Twitter

chanel tire cover

Meet Karl Lagerfeld’s kitten Choupette…Stylite

choupette karl lagerfeld kitten

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January 6, 2012

Stay Warm, Chanel-Style

authentic chanel hot water bagWhile I’m very happy basking in near-record breaking warm weather in the San Francisco Bay Area, I know that many of you are suffering in the cold.  So, I’m sending you some warm wishes and hoping that you stay cozy this weekend!  This Authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Hot Water Bottle Bag can keep you warm and toasty for a mere $2900. Just thinking of this hot water bag makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

xo
Gabriella, La Chanelphile

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:45 am

January 4, 2012

Fashion In the Street: Chanel at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

chanel street style

A few months ago my good friend Liz Baca/The Goods!, a vintage dealer, sold some of her vintage goodies at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.  I knew there would be lots of Chanel floating around so I asked her to take some Chanel street style shots for me to feature on the site.  Here is the best of the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show – all photos by Liz Baca on the iPhone.

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Filed under: Chanel,Fashion in the Street,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:19 am

January 1, 2012

Chanel Avant Karl – Rare Period Chanel Costume Jewelry

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibsHere is my belated gift to you: a feast of Chanel costume jewelry treasures designed by Gabriella “Coco” Chanel herself.  This very rare collection of jewels is now on sale online through 1stDibs.com.  Prices range from $1,000 to $20,000 and every piece is a treasure.  A true glimpse into Mademoiselle’s exquisite taste, the collection of jewelry is museum worthy.  I’m so very jealous of anyone that purchases any of these pieces.  Ranging from $1,400 to $22,000 this jewelry is truly worth the investment.

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

rare period chanel costume jewelry 1stdibs

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:24 pm

December 8, 2011

The Original Chanel Paris-Bombay: Vintage Chanel Bombay-Inspired Designs

vintage coco chanel designs paris bombay

Silk Lamé tunic and trouser ensemble; Bib Necklace, Gabrielle Chanel, Spring/Summer 1969. Image from Chanel: Couture and Industry by Amy de la Haye

“In the late Fifties, early Sixties, she designed several Indian-inspired outfits — and that was enough.”
-Karl Lagerfeld, WWD

Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity knows no bounds, but what I love about him as the designer for Chanel is that he utterly respects the foundations that Gabrielle Chanel laid. With each Chanel Métiers D’Art collection he takes us on a trip around the globe to view a visual fusion of Paris and some glamorous destination. But these destinations are not pulled out of his magician’s hat (or fingerless gloves), rather, they are based on clues that Gabrielle Chanel left us long ago.

Having access to the Chanel archives, Karl Lagerfeld knew that Chanel herself was inspired by South Asia and designed clothing and jewelry in the sixties that were Indian-inspired.  Reviewing some of my Chanel books, I was able to cull some examples for you to see.  It’s interesting to see how glitzy previous examples are and how subdued the current Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay collection is.  It’s also interesting to note that this is not the first time that Karl Lagerfeld has referenced this South Asian inspiration.  The bottom two photos show images of Karl Lagerfeld designs for Chanel from previous collections .

vintage coco chanel designs paris bombay

Evening Suit, Mughal patterned gold lamé and silk brocade, Gabrielle Chanel, 1960. Image from Chanel: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog

vintage chanel designs paris bombay

Evening Ensemble, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 1989-90. Image from Chanel: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog

vintage chanel designs paris bombay

Evening Suit, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Prêt-à-porter, Autumn/Winter 1996-97. Image from Chanel: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog

 

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