La Chanelphile

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 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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December 19, 2011

Alice Dellal Is The New Face of the Chanel Boy Bag Collection

alice delal chanel boy bag collection making of the campaignRumors have been swirling online for a week or so and now Chanel has confirmed that Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Alice Dellal to be the face of the Boy Chanel handbag collection.  The designer had a crush on this unique, charismatic young lady, who is both a model and musician, during a photo shoot several months ago. Though at first I thought the collaboration curious, I think it makes sense.  Alice Dellal represents the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection which strives far from conformist notions of femininity.

Ultra-modern, refined and mysterious, Alice Della is the latest in the line of  CHANEL muses, each boasting their own inimitable allure – that je ne sais quoi that Mademoiselle herself perfected.

The advertising campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld will be revealed in March 2012.  I can’t wait to see this.  From what I can see from the preview I already love what Alice Dellal is wearing and she looks more feminine than she normally does.

Image: Courtesy of Chanel

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October 31, 2011

Carine Roitfeld Styled the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Campaign

karl lagerfeld and carine roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld is making an encore appearance as Chanel ad campaign stylist.  She’s teamed up again with Karl Lagerfeld to style the Chanel spring-summer 2012 ad campaign.  Lagerfeld said the campaign is “all about athletics and the sea.…It’s very modern sportif and in black-and-white.”  The campaign was shot at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc (where the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 collection was shown) in Antibes, France with  Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls featured in the ads.  I can’t wait to see these images.  The ads that Carine Roitfeld styled for Fall were so creative I’m looking forward to see what this dynamic duo came up with next!

Source: WWD, Photo: Rex

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:07 pm

August 25, 2011

Freja Beha Cries Chanel Tears

freja beha crying chanel logo tearsChanel News posted images of the making of the “Chanel Cocomation” – the campaign that Karl Lagerfeld shot and Carine Roitfeld styled.  By now we’ve seen the images in magazines and online but I don’t recall seeing any images with Freja Beha crying Chanel logo tears.  I wonder if there is also a little film go go along with the campaign? Here are the rest of the behind-the-scenes images…


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Culture — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:22 am

July 7, 2011

More Images: Carine Roitfeld Styled Chanel Ads

chanel ad styled by carine roitfeld with freja beha

Each day more and more images surface online of the Chanel ads styled by Carine Roitfeld featuring Freja Beha Erichsen and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.  Here are the latest shots – some are very racy.  I especially love the one of the Boy Bag – let the bag and the legs do the talking!


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June 30, 2011

Purrrrrrrr…Freja Beha Meows for the Camera

chanel fall winter 2011 2012 ad campaignEarlier this month some images of the Fall-Winter 2011/12 ad campaign were leaked onto the net and Karl Lagerfeld claimed that they were stolen.  The big to-do about the images was because of the dream team that created them – styled by Carine Roitfeld, shot by Karl Lagerfeld and starring Karl’s muse Freja Beha.  The official images have just begun to surface online thanks to some scans from Northern Star on The Fashion Spot.

chanel fall winter 2011 2012 ad campaignIn the first image we see Freja as feline with Chanel camellias as ears – so adorable!  In the second image we see Freja with disheveled hair and very plain makeup.  She’s staring squarely into the camera and has French writing on her face:  “Il n’y a pas de mode si elle ne descend pas dans la rue!” The famous line is one of Coco Chanel’s most quoted sayings, which in English is:  “Fashion does not exist unless it goes down into the streets.” I love the simplicity of this photo and how it highlights a Chanel truism in a unique way.  Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld make a great team and I hope that this is not the last we see of this dynamic duo.

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June 9, 2011

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 Ad Campaign

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 by Karl Lagerfeld Saskia de Brauw

Last month shortly after Chanel showed its Cruise 2011/12 collection, I posted images of Karl Lagerfeld shooting images for the press kit.  Those images – also used for the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 ad campaign – have now surfaced online.  The ads are shot in black and white in a studio setting and they feature Karl’s “it boy” Baptiste Giabiconi and Saskia de Brauw.  The photos are a bit plain but I suppose they highlight the clothing and jewels since there is nothing else in the photo to distract you.  I have to admit that I don’t get why Saskia de Brauw was cast for this campaign.  She seems a bit plain to me. What do you think of the photos?


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:26 am

June 1, 2011

Chanel Ads Styled by Carine Roitfeld – Sneak Peek

carine roitfeld for chanel

Back in April I mentioned that former French Vogue EIC Carine Roitfeld would be styling the Chanel Fall-Winter 2010/11 ad campaign featuring Freja Beha Erichson.  Images from the campaign have begun to surface online and they definitely look a bit different from the ones that Karl art directs.   Instead of shooting outside, on white seamless or in 31 Rue Cambon, the ads show Freja in a photobooth, presumable taking photos of herself.  It’s kind of like a dream, within a dream I suppose.  Perhaps inspired by Inception?   I can’t wait to see these in the glossies in the next few weeks.  What do you think of them?

P.S. – I love the Chanel mask!  Freja looks like a Chanel superhero!

carine roitfeld for chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:48 am

May 26, 2011

Chanel Chance Commercials – Then & Now

chanel chance
Anne V is back for a Chanel Chance reprieve. She was in the original Chance ad campaign, and ten years later she’s back and looking great. The new ad is directed by Jean-Paul Goude. Earlier this week Anne V stated, via her Twitter account: “I feel so happy to be a part of Chanel family again and honored that 10 years later they have me back again in their Chance commercial.”


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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:27 am
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