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July 25, 2012

KARL by Karl Lagerfeld at Selfridges – Video

Yesterday was the launch of the KARL pop-up shop within the Selfridges department store in London, just in time for the Olympics. I found this video online that details the opening, has some Karlisms and interviews with KARL fans and you get a glimpse of the festivities which included KARL macaroons and a KARL flag. See the fun for yourself…

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July 24, 2012

Do As Karl Lagerfeld Does – Karl’s Top Spots in Paris, St. Tropez and Monaco

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Karl Lagerfeld is a tastemaker extraordinaire and if you were wondering where Karl likes to sleep, eat, shop and play, now you can follow in his footsteps. Lagerfeld lists his favorite places in Paris, St. Tropez and Monaco. Start your checklist now – maybe if you’re lucky you’ll see Uncle Karl at one of these places…



La Société
“We needed a new place in Saint-Germain, the brothers Costes created it and Alex runs it to perfection.”

Orient Extrême
“You can eat outside when the weather is nice, and it’s just the ideal food for me! ”

La Maison du Caviar
“If you love caviar (which I do), do not bother to go elsewhere. But the crab and salmon are also unique. People also love cheesecake and strudel (I am not entitled to these wonders). George and his team make it a unique place, very Champs Elysees … in the best sense. ”

Café de Flore
“Without the Flore, Saint-Germain would not (or anymore) be Saint Germain. This is THE most excellent left bank café.”


The VIP Room
“This is my nightclub in Paris (as in Saint-Tropez) and I love the restaurant and its decor. Jean Roch knows his job … and friends … ”


“Because of Mme Colette, whom I admire, and her daughter Sarah. This is shopping as an art form. You are so well received here, and you can feel the current wave of fashion, music and other objects. ”

Le Bon Marché
“The name is ironic, but considering the quality of what they sell, it is effectively good value. ”

“Since the lovely Caroline and her sister took over after their grandmother, the flowers are even more beautiful. ”

Saint Tropez


“It’s the heart of Saint-Tropez. I like it even more since the Chanel fashion show we held there. ”

The VIP Room and its restaurant La Gioia
“It’s Saint Tropez in the evening and night. Dining out in the garden is a dream. The food is everything I love: simple. But it’s also my favorite club, especially when Double A (Alexandre Arnault) is DJ! And this is where Baptiste Giabiconi (model discovered by KL – ed.) made a splash this summer with his first song which is not even out yet on the market! ”

Le Quai Joseph
“The place to be. ”

The Banh-Hoi
“My favorite restaurant after La Gioia of my friend Jean Roch. But the Banh Hoi-has a unique cuisine. And I love dining out in that narrow street with little traffic. ”

Le Club 55
“A classic, but I love the restaurant, its ambience and friendly boss.


“Ideal in the genre, the staff is aware of everything. And you can find everything there. ”


La Réserve
“Especially the spa, gym – which are always adored by my guests – and the restaurant: this is an ideal place. Perfection! It is at a hundred meters from the house that I rent in this divine enclosure. I’m perfectly happy and safe. It’s Fort Knox! ”



“The restaurant of the Hotel Metropole which is, for me, the best Japanese on the Riviera. By Robuchon. ”

La Vigie
“The table of the Monte Carlo Beach: for me, it represents Monte Carlo. Moreover, in this place, I love everything: the Monte Carlo Beach, the pool, the hotel, the cabins … ”

Le Grill
“The panoramic restaurant on the top floor of the Hotel de Paris: the view here is magnificent. ”

“The ‘Lipp’ of Monaco, with on top of that the kindness of the boss. ”


“Because of the flowers, but also the lovely owner, Danielle Carlesi. ”


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July 23, 2012

Team Karl Comes to Selfridges for the Olympics

team karl karl lagerfeld selfridges

Where Chanel goes, KARL by Karl Lagerfeld follows.  First Lagerfeld opened a pop-up shop in St. Tropez for the summer (as did Chanel) and now the KARL brand will pop-up at Selfridges in London just in time for the Olympics (Chanel will have a free-standing pop-up at Covent Garden).

Karl Lagerfeld designed a capsule collection for the event called “Team Karl” and will be sold in a pop-up space on the third floor of Selfridges in the contemporary women’s department.  The collection includes t-shirts designed by the I Love Dust agency including one with the graphic above showing Karl Lagerfeld preparing to throw a discus.  Selfridges will also launch the KARL Fall 2012 collection as well as the first Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man collection.

If you’re in London you should definitely check out the space. Uncle Karl himself will make a personal appearance for the opening on the 24th.

Source: WWD


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Update: Chanel Covent Garden Pop-Up Store

chanel covent garden pop-up shop

Last week I posted about Chanel opening a pop-up store in Covent Garden just in time for the Olympic Games.  I recently learned new information that I wanted to share.  It appears the boutique will be dedicated to makeup and beauty products which is the first Chanel beauty pop-up store that I can think of.  Chanel has already launched a microsite devoted to the Chanel Covent Garden pop-up shop but all you can see for now is a countdown to the launch. The site also has some answers to frequent questions which you can see below.

chanel covent garden pop-up shop

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La Chanelphile – No Longer Lost in Translation

I’m happy to say that La Chanelphile is now available in fourteen languages! I’ve added some flag buttons in the top right corner of the webpage – find the flag that matches the language you speak and simply click it. It may take a moment, but the page’s contents will be translated. I’ve selected the following languages: French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, German, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. I’m happy to take suggestions for other languages, but I’ve used the languages available on the Chanel website as a guideline. I hope you are able to enjoy the website more fully!

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July 20, 2012

Word on the Street: News from the MISS Network 07.20.12


It’s summertime and the living’s easy – and it’s very difficult not to get distracted by the pool in my backyard calling out my name.  It doesn’t help that I have a two-year old that wants to go in the pool, to the park, to the zoo – she needs constant entertainment.  So between singing nursery rhymes and having dance parties with the Tiny Dancer, these are the top stories from the MISS Omni Media network.


Check out two of my favorite artists – Choco Moo and Toofly in action

Nike and A.P.C. collaborate on a collection of unisex sneakers – She’s Got Sole: A.P.C. x Nike Collaborate

Learn how to make your own cut-out shoulder top, Marimekko inspired nail art design and color block nail art design

Read my interview with New York artist and curator Pebbles Russell aka Pebbles van Peebles

Am I the only one that hates loud music in stores? My Two Cents: Stop the Loud Music in Stores

Lil’ Miss

Learn how to make an Italian classic dish – Mama’s Kitchen: Linguine with Clams and Lemon-Garlic Oil

Do you get crafty with your food? – Lunchbox Art – Getting Crafty With Your Kid’s Lunch

Who knew dirt could be an art form? – Kids Love the Dirt! Dirt Is Good Campaign

Hope you are enjoying the sun!


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July 19, 2012

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay Accessories

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The Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2012 Paris-Bombay Accessories
have been in stores for a minute and I’ve been meaning to post it so I apologize for the delay. The truth is though, I don’t get tired of looking at these images. So whether they’ve been out a month or a day, I can look at them over and over again. The exquisite workmanship and details are too many to ignore and each time I look a these photos I discover something new. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Chanel Autumn Melody Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

Chanel has released a new campaign and microsite called Autumn Melody and gives us a look at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection. The campaign is shot by Karl Lagerfeld and features models Lindsay Wixson & Edie Campbell. You can see the images below or on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection Autumn Melody website.

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chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

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July 18, 2012

1932 – Chanel 80th Anniversary Bijoux de Diamants Exhibition

chanel 1932 jewlery collection
Back in February I mentioned that Chanel was celebrating the 80th anniversary of Coco Chanel’s only fine jewelry collection created in 1932 called the Bijoux de Diamants collection. To commemorate the anniversary, Chanel has designed a collection of fine jewelry inspired by Coco Chanel’s jewelry designs featuring five themes that were Coco’s signatures: the sun, comets, feathers, fringes and ribbons/knots. The designers added a sixth theme – the lion – because Coco Chanel was a Leo and surrounded herself with portrayals of lions. The collection is now on display in an exhibit called simply “1932″.

chanel 1932 jewlery collection

Only one piece remains from Coco Chanel’s original 1932 collection – a comet brooch – and the brooch is on display at the 1932 exhibit. The exhibit is on display at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris starting September 14 – 23, 2012. The exhibit will travel to New York in October and to Tokyo in November. I hope that I can make the New York exhibit! You can see a bit of the exhibit in the video below.

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Sponsored Post: Ultrabook™ Inspired by Intel – the LBD of Computers

vintage chanel belt Vintage Chanel belt

When I was asked by Intel to snap and share images of designs that inspire my love of fashion it was a no brainer. As a Chanelphile, you can see Coco Chanel’s influence everywhere in how women dress almost one-hundred years after she started designing. Today, I’m sharing with you some pieces from my closet – most are Chanel – some are just Chanel-inspired – but all reflect my love of the Double C.

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What I love most about Chanel are the design elements that were so important to Coco Chanel – simplicity, functionality and comfort. Her classic designs look as modern today as they did sixty years ago. And like all good design, her works don’t just look good, they feel good and are comfortable.

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chanel pearl necklaceChanel pearl necklace

I hope you enjoy the images of some of my favorite Chanel and Chanel-inspired pieces from my closet. Keep up with me on Instagram by follwing me @MissGDK.

black bow headbandBlack bow headband

chanel cuffChanel cuff

chanel inspired bow topChanel-inspired bow top

chanel camellia red rain bootsChanel camellia red rain boots

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chanel hoop earringsChanel hoop earrings

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

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