La Chanelphile

March 8, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld To Be Honored by the French Legion of Honor

French President Nicolas Sarkozy notified Karl Lagerfeld that he will “be decorated as a commander of the French Legion of Honor.”  The date for the ceremony has not yet been set.  Lagerfeld joins other fashion designers honored by the French Legion of Honor including John Galliano, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent.


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Chanel Latin Lover – Spring/Summer 2010 Look Book

Chanel‘s Spring/Summer 2010 brochure, Latin Lover is available now at Chanel boutiques.  Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Latin Lover is also available online for the first time at chanel-latinlover.com.  The site is a virtual look book with all of the images floating on the screen.  To see something up close, you click on the image.  Once you’ve zoomed into an image, you can click on each of the items featured in the look book for close-ups.

The web look book is a nice addition to the Chanel suite of sites and it seems like it’s part of Chanel’s larger move of having a greater presence online.  I’m looking forward to see what else they have up their sleeve!

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March 7, 2010

Chanel Haute Couture on the Academy Awards Red Carpet

82nd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Night Fashion

Fashion at the Oscars: Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture

Chanel Haute Couture made its way onto the red carpet in LA tonight at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.  Both Diane Kruger and Sarah Jessica Parker wore Chanel Haute Couture and both looked lovely.  SJP’s gown was one of my favorites of the night – the neckline and back of the dress are stunning.  I’m always surprised at how few women wear Chanel on the red carpet, I’m glad that 2 women took the leap this year.

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March 2, 2010

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre – Avant Premiere

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

Chanel is having an “avant premiere” or early premier of their newest scent, Chance Eau Tendre.  The second variation of Chance, Eau Tendre was created by Chanel Master Perfumer Jacques Polge and is a “constellation that is a whirlwind of tender and vibrant notes. . . This incarnation of the decidedly young scent revealing itself to be both delicate and airy, with an intoxicatingly light, fruity trail.”

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre is available on the newly revamped Chanel website.

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Les Trompe-L’oeil de Chanel: Kate Lee Shares Her Tattoo Application Expertise in LA

Les Trompe-L'oeil de Chanel: Kate Lee Shares Her Tattoo Application Expertise

Les Trompe-L'oeil de Chanel: Kate Lee Shares Her Tattoo Application Expertise

On March 5, in Los Angeles, celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee is sharing her expertise in temporary tattoo application to celebrate the launch of Chanel’s Les Trompe-L’oeil (aka Chanel temporary tattoos!).  Ms. Lee will be at the Chanel on Robertson Blvd from 4pm to 7 pm.

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March 1, 2010

Chanel Shanghai Accessories

Chanel Paris-Shanghai Accessories

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Chanel has Shanghai on the brain for 2010.  First there was the Chanel Shanghai boutique opening, then there was the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2010 Paris-Shanghai collection.  We know Coco Chanel was infatuated with Shanghai and would have loved to have traveled there.  But I wonder if that was the only inspiration for the Chanel Shanghai collection – could it be that it was timed to coincide with the upcoming World’s Fair Expo in Shanghai in May, 2010.  Whatever the reason, the accessories are amazing!

After the success of the Chanel Paris-Moscou Matryoshka doll purse, Uncle Karl has created a similar purse for the Shanghai collection. The matching drop earrings are adorable – I wonder if he used these little ladies on any other accessories? Lagerfeld also reinterpreted the classic 2.55 bag with large sequined palletes in red and jade.

Chanel Paris-Shanghai Accessories

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My other favorite bag is Chanel’s rendition of the classic takeout box – with leather chain strap and all!  The Chanel cuff is also especially beautiful and is reminiscent of Chinese pottery and vases.

This is just a little glimpse into the details of the collection and I can’t wait to see more!

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