La Chanelphile

January 22, 2012

Viva Las Vegas! Chanel Hosts Numéros Privés

chanel numeros prive las vegas chanel carnival machine
Chanel is hosting Numéros Privés (“private numbers”), an eight-day invitation-only event/installation housed at the Wynn in Las Vegas.  The event launched on Friday with a soiree and in true Chanel fashion, the company charted private jets to fly in important clients, friends of the brand, and celebrities including the darling Les Fidèles de Chanel.  Entertainment included DJs Alexa Chung and Nick Cohen with a live performance by Imelda May and her band (retro rockabilly – video posted below if you’re not familiar).

Barbara Cirkva, Chanel’s fashion division president stated that the purpose of Numéros Privés is to “surprise and delight people” – and surprise and delight it did. With ten rooms all devoted to the signatures of the brand, the exhibition played on Coco Chanel’s lucky numbers 5, 2.55 and 31. WWD reported:

One room was filled with Chanel Bearbrick dolls and matching wallpaper, another displayed fine jewelry among sculpted topiaries. There was a recreation of Coco’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, and a digital room that decoded the making of the 2.55 handbag. It had quilted leather walls. But no room was as popular as the one filled with old-school carnival claw games, where mesmerized guests tried to grab little Chanel gift bags with a mechanical arm.

The event also coincides with the store re-opening at the Bellagio and with Chinese New Year when many international clients travel to Las Vegas.

I only have one question…where was MY invitation? It MUST have gotten lost in the mail:)

Source: WWD
Image of Rachel Zoe at carnival claw game: The Zoe Report

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KARL by Karl Lagerfeld NYC Shopping Invitation

karl by karl lagerfeld invite

Start lining up now ladies, it’s going to be chaos!

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Chanel Tops Lists of World Luxury Associations’ Brands for 2012

WLA Chanel Top 100 brand
The World Luxury Association, a non-profit organization that studies the international luxury market released its lists for the top luxury brands of 2012. In the fashion category, Chanel ranked as number 2 following Hermes and in the cosmetics category it ranked s number 1. Bravo Chanel!

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Chanel Joaillerie on The Coveteur and GEM Award

chanel joallerie the coveteur

In its continuing coverage of all things Chanel, The Coveteur posted a feature on Chanel Joaillerie. The photos as always are lovely, check out the rest on The Coveteur.

In related news, Chanel Fine Jewelry was awarded the GEM Awards Corporate Communications Award as 2012 is the 80th Anniversary for Chanel Joaillerie, which Coco Chanel founded in 1932.

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Karl Lagerfeld as a Simpsons Character

karl lagerfeld simpson
Our favorite tongue-in-cheek fashion illustrator aleXsandro Palombo cast Karl Lagerfeld as a Simpson. It’s very funny, but it seems like Uncle Karl pre-Karl Lagerfeld diet, no? It seems Karl Lagerfeld as cartoon characters are popping up everywhere. Remember last week I showed Karl Lagerfeld as Sponge Bob and My Little Pony. I wonder what’s next? Maybe a Karl Lagerfeld smurf?

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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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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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January 18, 2012

Behind the scenes of the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Ad Campaign

So lovely…

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Chanel Making of the Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Campaign Video

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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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