La Chanelphile

May 21, 2008

My Two Cents: Natalie Portman For Chanel

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A while back I posted about how I thought Keira Knightley was not the right person for the Coco Mademoiselle ads. “Though stunningly beautiful, I didn’t think Ms. Knightly embodied the class, elegance and style of Mlle. Chanel.” I meant to add that I thought Natalie Portman would have been a better choice. I just saw this photo of Ms. Portman wearing Chanel recently and it made me think of that again. Chanel announced a while back that Audrey Tautou would be the new face of Chanel No. 5 so I guess that’s out of the question for now. We’ll have to see, but my vote for the next face of a Chanel fragrance is N.P.

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May 18, 2008

Chanel Sycomore – A 1930s Fragrance Reissued

Yep! More Chanel news! Around 70s years after it first appeared, the Chanel Sycomore fragrance is back on the shelves of high-end cosmetic stores.

Chanel Sycomore was first mixed by Ernest Beaux (best known for creating Chanel No. 5, perhaps the world’s most famous perfume) for Coco Chanel in the 1930s and was originally described as a ‘woody’ scent with ‘balsamic notes’. it’s now been re-created by perfumer Jacques Polge as part of Chanel’s rare perfume collection, adding a hint of sandalwood, cypress, juniper and pink pepper.

If those descriptions mean absolutely nothing to you, it might be worth nipping to your local store for a blast.

Find out more at the Chanel website

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May 17, 2008

Chanel Cruise 2008/2009 Miami

chanel cruise I couldn’t wait to see to see the pictures from the show in Miami and I have to say, it was definitely worth the wait. Karl Lagerfeld never disappoints and this season’s resort show looked amazing. The models “walked on water” with a custom catwalk built for the show. Though the show took place in Miami, the aesthetic of the show looked more 1970s inspired with smoking jackets, high waisted leggy pants, disco dresses, wide-brimmed hats, tie-dye shirts and bell-bottom jeans. It looked fabulous in the usual black and white color palette with the addition of pastels like pink, lilac and light blue. BUT my favorite thing by far was the accessories. Check out the chain link/leather giant heart loops with interlocking C’s in them (see photo below). Hello? I need them – like now!! The oversized chain link bracelets and head bands were amazing too. And last but not least, the heart shaped bag with interlocking C’s was also a really cute new twist on the iconic logo.
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See the rest of the photos after the jump . . .  You can also view parts of the show on the Chanel site here.
Images: Style

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May 14, 2008

Chanel Cruise Show in Miami

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Thursday night Kaiser Karl will unveil the Chanel 2009 Cruise Collection at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami. The Raleigh, an art deco beauty, was built in 1940 but is now one of Miami’s boutique hotels as part of the Andre Balazs family (of The Standard fame). The runway is rumored to mimic the shape of the pool and the show is supposed to end with U.S. Olympic team synchronized swimmers performing a water ballet. Wow! Somehow, Karl manages to outdo his past shows at a Santa Monica airport hangar and Grand Central Terminal in New York. Here’s what he said about choosing the location:

“I like the Raleigh because it is like old Hollywood, even if the collection has nothing to do with it,” he said. “Miami is the starting point, but this collection is made for the world.”

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All I know is that I can’t wait to see!

Info & Photo of Karl Lagerfeld: WWD

Other Photos: Raleigh Hotel

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