La Chanelphile

May 29, 2013

Chanel Pop Up Nail Bar at Selfridges Opens on May 31st

chanel pop up nail bar

Chanel is hosting a pop up nail bar at Selfridges in London beginning May 31st. The nail bar will feature over-sized Le Vernis bottles hanging from the ceiling – what a sight to behold! You can get your nails done in your favorite Chanel cult classic or “couleurs culte de Chanel” as Chanel calls it or your favorite color from this season’s L’été Papillon De Chanel.

chanel pop up nail bar

Manicures cost £25 are redeemable towards purchase.  If you decide to book with nail artist and celebrity manicurist extraordinaire Sophy Robson then your manicure will cost £30 – but can you really put a price on perfection? Sophy Robson is only accepting appointments on June 5th and 6th so make those appointments already! The only hard decision is – what color will you choose?

Source: Telegraph


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SmurFashion by AleXsandro Palombo

Fashion Smurfs by AleXsandro Palombo

Fashion Smurfs by AleXsandro Palombo

La La La La La La, La La La La La …

Sorry, everytime I think about the Smurfs that song pops into my head and I get carried away. My favorite fashion satirist AleXsandro Palombo has transformed Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld into Simpsons characters and now he’s in his blue period and transformed our favorite designers into Smurfs! Introducing Coco Chanel Smurf and Karl Lagerfeld Smurf…Karl Smurf has an uncanny resemblance to Papa Smurf, non?

If the Smurfs aren’t your thing then remember the time we saw Karl Lagerfeld My Little Pony, Coco Chanel Sponge Bob and Karl Lagerfeld Sponge Bob?

Images: HumorChic
Source: Daily Mail

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May 28, 2013


Chanel has made a new Les Vernis video called Les Vernis Couleurs Culte de Chanel celebrating five timeless nail polish colors: Beige, Particuliére, Pirate, Rouge Noir and Black Satin. Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir is a limited edition color and all are now available on Chanel.com.

I love all these colors and have most of them – I’ll have to get Rouge Noir while it’s still in stock. What’s even better than seeing Chanel manicures is action is the soundtrack – New Order! After I saw the video I had the song stuck in my head and had to use all of my self-control to keep myself from dancing!


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May 15, 2013

Chanel Links: February – Mid-May 2013 Part 1

chanel links

Chanel Links!

Rita Ora graces the cover of Elle UK’s May 2013 Women In Music Issue and wears Chanel couture.
rita ora elle uk chanel

rita ora elle uk chanel

Chanel unveiled a newly revamped Bal Harbour boutique in Miami designed by Peter Marion. Architectural Digest

chanel bal harbour peter marino

It seems like Rihanna is loving the Chanel Spring 2013 pearl accessories as much as me – except she can actually afford to buy them all! Rihanna’s Instagram and Daily Mail.


rihanna chanel

I don’t like to promote knock-offs but I’m making an exception here because I’m almost tempted to buy them! You see, I am deeply in love with all of the magnificent pearl accessories from the Chanel Spring 2013 collection but I cannot spend my life savings on Chanel. So what is a girl to do? This website has created some pearl accessories inspired by the Chanel Spring 2013 costume jewelry collection. Do what you will with that info. Pret a Portobello

Want to DIY your own pair of Chanel-inspired espadrilles? Learn how on Cocorosa.

diy chanel espadrilles tutorial

Ever seen a Chanel coin? Well, you’ll need one for the Chanel vending machine. Vogue UK

chanel mascara vending machine

And a shout out to La Chanelphile reader Samantha Thompson who sent over a photo of the vending machine. Merci!

chanel mascara vending machine

Like seeing celebrities in Chanel? Check out the red carpet arrivals from the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner. Monsters and Critics

Alexa Chung Chanel

Alexa Chung arriving at the 2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner.Picture copyright by Marco Sagliocco / PRPhotos.com.

Chanel West Coast is releasing a track called “Karl Lagerfeld” – here’s a shot from her video shoot – looks like she’s channeling the 90s. MTV

chanel west coast karl lagerfeld

Glamour magazine interviews Karl Lagefeld and Alice Dellal about working together on the second Chanel Boy Bag campaign.

Dying for a Chanel Boy Brick bag (the Lego-inspired one) but don’t have 10K to pay for it? Make your own Lego-inspired bag. Learn how on Studs and Buttonholes

diy chanel lego bag

Learn how to make your own DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelets. Popsugar

Baselworld 2013 has come and gone but these beautiful Chanel Premiere Flying Tourbillon were on display – with a limited run of only five pieces each. Blouin Art Info

chanel premiere flying tourbillons

chanel premiere flying tourbillons

Chanel Beaute’s research and development department has exclusively partnered with Plant Advanced Technologies to formulate new plant-based “pure active ingredients.” Cosmetics Design Europe

Coco Chanel has inspired many things – and now you can add a one-of-a-kind $250,000 piano. Haute Living
coco chanel piano

coco chanel piano

Chanel’s iconic location 31 Rue Cambon is set for expansion beginning in 2014. Chanel has purchased 19 Rue Cambon – also on the corner of the Rue Saint-Honoré another prestigious Parisian street. The project is scheduled from completion in 2016. WWD

Anne Hathaway wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Fall 2009 collection to the Les Miserable premiere at the 2013 Berlinale International Film Festival. Global Grind & Style

anne hathaway chanel couture

Chloe Moretz celebrated her Sweet 16 in Chanel – with a matching manicure of course. MTV Style

chloe moretz

It doesn’t seem like Chanel will sell fashion apparel or accessories online anytime soon. Bruno Pavlovsky stated “Fashion is about clothing, and clothing you need to see, to feel, to understand.” Bloomberg

Learn how to make a DIY Chanel-inspired pearl bracelet. Popsugar

I love this photo of the Chanel Metiérs d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection – it captures the mood perfectly. Vanity Fair

chanel scotland

Ugh. I have so many more links on my list to get to so this is becoming a multi-part post. Back later this week with more links for you!


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Video: Le Volume de Chanel

Ok, last video for today I promise! I have three months of links that I need to get through and get a giant link list up!

Chanel has released a video for Le Volume de Chanel mascara which offers instant volume and intense color. I’m so glad that it looks like they are just using her lashes – so many mascara commercials look like the models are wearing tons of fake eyelashes. Her eyes also remind me of fluttering butterflies – but that may be because I have the Chanel — on the brain.


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Videos: N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition

Whew, these days Chanel is releasing so many videos I feel like all I’m doing is re-posting videos. Rather than splitting them up, I’m posting all of the videos regarding the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition in this post.

Chanel has created videos documenting the opening of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition, the behind the scenes and the artistic influences. You can view them all below. I so wish I were in Paris to see this for myself. I hope this exhibit will travel! You can also learn more on http://www.5-culturechanel.com

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition Opening – Part 1

The opening of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition was a memorable event attended by many artists and celebrities. Among them, CHANEL N°5 Ambassadresses Carole Bouquet, and Audrey Tautou, as well as CHANEL Ambassadors Vanessa Paradis and Gaspard Ulliel.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition Opening – Part 2

Discover more on the opening night of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition with CHANEL Ambassadresses Anna Mouglalis, Astrid Bergès- Frisbey, and Zhou Xun.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes: the installation of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – The Artistic Influences

“A drop of CHANEL N°5 is much more than a drop of perfume…” Listen to Jean-Louis Froment, Curator of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – The Missing Part

An interview with Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition.


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Sponsored: Style Refresh with Starbucks for the Summer

starbucks iced coffee

I am a self-proclaimed coffee lover. If you don’t believe me just check out my bio on Twitter – it reads: “I love Chanel, coffee & chocolate.” There. It’s official. The only way I switch up my coffee is by temperature. When it’s cold out (or the A/C is on particularly high) I drink hot coffee. If it’s hot out then I’m opting for iced coffee. Since I live in California and we’ve been having great weather, I’ve already transitioned to iced coffee. And my iced coffee of choice? Starbucks – I have a gold card to prove it!

Now that I’ve updated my coffee game, it’s time for a “style refresh” for summer. I love switching out my closets when the seasons change because I get a clear ideal of what I need to update my wardrobe. Here are some things I do to update my look.

chanel beige chanel chane eau fraiche

Wear A Lighter Fragrance
When the weather gets warmer I like to wear a lighter fragrance. I tend to like heavier scents like Chanel Allure and Coco Noir but once the temperature rises I switch to Chanel Beige or Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. I feel that heavier scents in hot weather weigh you down. I like to brighten things up with scents that are airy and fresh.


Protect Yourself
Sure, Coco Chanel made the tan chic but times are different now. I’m sure the skin police are making sure that you are wearing sunscreen year-round but when the weather is warmer, chances are you’re spending more time outside. With all the additional sun exposure it’s always a good idea to wear stronger sunscreen and to remember to re-apply. I’m also a big fan of wearing really light-weight cotton or linen long-sleeve shirts in the summer. My newest sunny style statement is a large-brimmed straw hat – just remember to keep it simple as Coco Chanel would have.


Wear White to Show Off Your Tan
Just because you have to protect your skin doesn’t mean you can’t have a season-appropriate tan. There are lots of products on the market to mimic a natural glow – just stay away from those tanning beds. Once you have your (faux) natural glow, wearing white is the best way to make the biggest impact. No other color complements a tan the way white does.


Bright Colors on My Nails and Lips
I know, it all goes back to the tan, right? But it’s true. Bold bright colors that evoke the sea and flowers are perfect for summer. Chanel’s current Summer 2013 butterfly-inspired collection is a perfect example. I love an orange coral color for nails and a bright pink lip. Perfect colors to take you from the beach to dinner.

chanel red flats

Red Shoes Are Perfect Any Time of Year
I have a thing for red shoes. Since I wear so many neutral colors – mainly black and white with some beige, grey and blue denim thrown in – I like to add a pop of color and my color of choice is usually red. And it comes in the form of my shoes. This summer I decided to break out my new Chanel red flats – they go perfectly with my cropped white jeans.

No look would be complete if you’re looking like a hot sweaty mess. So stay cool with your Starbucks® Iced Coffee beverage of choice – I know I will!


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Glam and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Iced Coffee sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.


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May 13, 2013

Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 – Behind the Scenes Film

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes happenings before, during and after the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 Singapore collection presentation.

Soundtrack: Kid Creole and The Coconuts : “I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby” (ZE Records Mundo Ltda / BMG Songs / Shott In the Dark Music)


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Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 Singapore Collection

Last week Chanel presented its Cruise 2013/14 Singapore collection – see the full film of the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 fashion show below. It’s stunningly beautiful and a great way to see the details of the collection. Bravo Karl Lagerfeld!

Los Samplers: “Mambo Brillante” (Guilty76)
Willy Moon: “Shakin’ All Over” (Universal Music / EMI music publishing)
Kid Creole and The Coconuts: “I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby” (ZE Records Mundo Ltda / BMG Songs / Shott In the Dark Music)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux: “Wawa” (ZE Records Mundo Ltda)


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Video: Chanel Cruise 2013/14 – Celebrity Interviews

As always celebrities were in great attendance at the Cruise 2013/14 CHANEL show on May 9th in Singapore and were interviewed to hear their thoughts on the collection. We hear from the likes of Dakota Fanning, Rinko Kikuchi, Lindsey Wixson, Ashleigh Good, Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Siwon Choi, Anna Mouglalis, Clotilde Hesme, Ryeo-Won Jung, Stella Tennant and Caroline de Maigret. Looks like it was a fun time!

Interviews by Terence Lee, Editor, Nuyou Singapore, SPH Magazines

Los Samplers: “Mambo Brillante” (Guilty76)
Willy Moon: “Shakin’ All Over” (Universal Music / EMI music publishing)


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