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January 9, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld on Lady Gaga

lady gaga chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

For her V Magazine column in the music issue, Lady Gaga asked three designers she recently had the pleasure of working with recently to submit some notes on working with the musician.  One of the designers, Karl Lagerfeld, stated:

Gaga gives the world her music and her talent, but the thing I like most is that she fights against boredom and banality. She also puts forth an ever changing, inspiring, and strong image — an image beyond fashion. She is an extreme concentrate of “zeitgeist,” freeing us from the heavy boredom of publicly displayed political correctness by being herself more than politically correct. Something in today’s world would be missed if there would be no Lady Gaga because Gaga is a Lady.

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Filed under: Chanel,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 4:09 am

January 6, 2012

Let’s Connect! La Chanelphile is on Instagram!

miss on instagram

This is my new obsession! Rather than setting up different accounts for all of the sites, I have one Instagram account where I post all things related to MISS, La Chanelphile, Lil’ Miss and my personal life.

Find me on Instagram: @MissGDK

I hope to connect with you!

xo Gabriella

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Filed under: Chanel — La Chanelphile @ 8:06 am

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 5, 2012

Chanel Athletics Spring-Summer 2012 Campaign Shot by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

It’s still cold outside but our glossies will soon be featuring the best of what’s to come this spring and summer. Chanel just released their Chanel Athletics Spring-Summer 2012 Campaign Shot images.  The campaign features Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls as the best dressed gymnasts ever, was styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

This is the second Chanel campaign styled by Carine Roitfeld but these shots are not as whimsical as the campaign featuring Freja Beha. The Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection was inspired by the sea, so not surprisingly the sea is prominent in most of the photos. The campaign was shot at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France – the location of the Chanel 2011/2012 Cruise Collection.  The photos are beautiful and represent the simplicity and elegance that is the Chanel brand.

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Chanel Athletics Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

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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 3, 2012

CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel

CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel What’s better than skiing in the French Alps? Shopping at the Chanel Ephemeral Boutique après-ski in the heart of the Courchevel resort. The fashion house has selected a stripped-down, neutral space as its winter home, a blank canvas on which to project a new story of luxury: contemporary, authentic and elegant.

The entrance is dominated by four striking profiles of Mademoiselle Chanel in white ceramic, each towering over two metres high (which look similar to the ones at the Boon Ephemeral boutique). Inside, the proportions of the 180m² space are equally as arresting. Spanning 17 metres from the threshold to the far wall, the boutique extends along a narrow lengthwise perspective, accentuated by almost minimalist décor that nonetheless manages to steer clear of cold. The ambiance is warmed by the honeyed tones of sycamore flooring: a nod to the “Exclusifs de CHANEL” fragrance line.

The boutique basks in the contrasts of concrete, light boxes, black varnish, neutral hues and flashes of colour. The sheen of navy-blue panels on the walls calls to mind the aesthetic of Karl Lagerfeld’s 2011/12 Cruise collection, showcased here alongside the 2012 Spring- Summer collection. The volumes and depth of the space are enhanced by metal plating that wraps around the displays and traces a stark line along the entire length of the ceiling. A huge surprise is in store at the far end of the boutique: nestled at the adrenalin-fuelled base of the slopes, the premises afford majestic views over the entire Courchevel valley, flooded with the soft, warm glow of natural light.

Stepping over the threshold of the boutique, the visitor is effortlessly drawn into a space of unexpected levels displaying accessories from the collections along with an exceptional array of Fine Jewellery and Watchmaking pieces. Meanwhile, the Ready-to-Wear collection beckons from an island of matte-black corrugated metal. The nearby fitting rooms – hung with yellow to recall the palette of the 2011/12 Cruise collection, and iconic CHANEL burgundy – intrude in a cozy lounge installed with iPad® inviting the visitor to delve deeper into the world of CHANEL, explore the collections, watch fashion shows and read up on the latest Chanel News. Not much of a surprise there since we know Karl loves the iPad!CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel CHANEL Ephemeral Boutique in Courchevel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 5:08 am

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay, Backstage Video

Backstage video of the Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay show from Chanel.
Music: “Seer” (Psychic Ills Remix), Moon Duo

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Filed under: Chanel,Metiers d'Art — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 4:14 am

La Chanelphile PSA: Don’t Use The Name “Coco Chanel” In Vain

dog coco chanel

Please stop naming pets after our beloved Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel – it’s not an homage, but an insult. Please stop. Thank you.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 3:12 am

January 2, 2012

Link List: The Best Chanel News of December 2011

December was a whirlwind and I took a much-needed break to spend time with my family and re-charge my batteries.  While I was relaxing and filling my belly with holiday treats Chanel news had the interweb astir.  Though some of it is a bit old news, I still found it worthy to include – so here goes – my massive Chanel link list for December 2011…

I love Chanel – but I wouldn’t go this far…would you?

will fuck for chanelLeft: Maude & Tilda; Right: Married to the Mob

Candice Swanepoel by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Korea December 2011 – TouchPuppet

Candice Swanepoel by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Korea December 2011

Chanel meets Star Wars figures – introducing Coco Vader…GoMoneyWays

chanel star wars coco vader

Chanails! Pretty Chanel Spring 2012-inspired manicure – moveSlightly

chanel inspired manicure

What’s your Chanel beauty horoscope for 2012? Chanel Makeup Confidential

chanel beauty horoscope

First look at Chanel’s spring makeup ad campaign – chicology

chanel spring 2012 beauty ad

 

Best dressed kid of the year is Hudson Kroenig – The Covetuer

hudson kreonig chanel the coveteur

Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars celebrated her birthday with a Chanel-inspired cake – JustJared

ashley benson chanel birthday cake

Chanel has hired Dr. Amy Wechsler to make Chanel skincare more relevant to US consumers – Happi

chanel hires dr amy wechsler

Karl Lagefeld loves the iPad – Digital Luxury

karl lagerfeld ipad

Enter a contest to be Karl Lagerfeld’s assistant when he is Fashion Editor at Metro.

 

karl lagerfeld for metro

Sandra Bullock and Rooney Mara wore Chanel beauty on the runway at recent premiers…

rooney mara chanel

sandra bullock chanel

Karl-Mania has the internet going nuts – Net-A-Porter

karl lagerfeld net a porter

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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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