La Chanelphile

June 7, 2012

CHANEL TEASER VIDEO (3/3): The Little Black Jacket exhibition in New York

CHANEL The Little Black Jacket Exhibition in New York featuring 109 celebrities photographed by Karl Lagerfeld from June 8th to June 15th
Location: 18 Wooster Street, Soho
Learn more on http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com/

The exhibit opens tomorrow! Are you going??

I am so sad to say that I will not be going – BIG SAD FACE. I was just in NY a few weeks ago and buying tickets on short notice unfortunately, was cost prohibitive. But there is some good news. I’m taking the money I would have spent on a ticket and spending it on the website. There will be some cool new changes coming soon so stay tuned and I hope it will be worth it to you!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 1:06 pm

March 24, 2012

Chanel and Japan – Tokyo Ephemeral Boutique Photos

chanel and japan tokyo ephemeral boutique

Here are the images I promised of the Chanel and Japan Tokyo Ephemeral boutique. So lovely, I wish I could be there!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:42 am

CHANEL & Japan Video: The Pop Up Store Party

I wish I was there!!! I don’t have anything else to say.

Post with images coming soon.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Culture — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:56 am

View Chanel’s “The Little Black Jacket” Exhibit Online!

chanel the little black jacket exhibit online
For those of us who were not fancy enough to be invited to the opening of Chanel’s “The Little Black Jacket” exhibit or don’t live in Japan (or won’t be visiting any time soon), we can still see the stunning work of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. All of the photos from The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld are on view on a new Chanel microsite devoted to the exhibit. The site is a bit interactive as hints of photos rotate you click on one to see the full photo.  It will take some time to see all of the photos – I kind of wish there was a way to just scroll through them all but that’s just the rushed person in me who has no time for everything.  By displaying the photos the way they did, I think Chanel intends for you  to peruse and discover as you would in a real gallery.  Enjoy!


Check out the teaser below:

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March 9, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

“[N]ature makes a good designer, no?” – Karl Lagerfeld, on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection inspiration (WWD).

Karl Lagerfeld transported us to a place crystallized in time with larger-than-life stalagmites jutting through the floors of the Grand Palais in Paris and shooting toward the skies.  The purple-grey tones set the mood for the 2012/12 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection.  Lagerfeld’s quip about nature being a good designer is evident from his taking inspiration from nature for many of his previous shows including glaciers, burnt embers of the earth and the sea.

Referring to the crystals, Lagerfeld stated, “[t]hese shapes are millions of years old”, yet somehow they managed to inspire silhouettes and shapes in apparel that were new.  Karl Lagerfeld has played with the skirts over pants look for a few seasons and he continued it again for Fall-Winter 2012/13.  I admit, I am not a fan of this look – I like either pants or skirts – not both at the same time.  That said, by pairing them together we see the flexibility you have to wear either or both and it’s nice to have options.  My favorite items – apparel wise – from this collection are the cropped, ankle-length skinny pants. I’ve been hemming my pants to this length lately and seeing this look on the runway made me feel like Uncle Karl approved.

You all know I love Chanel but I was not a fan of the overall silhouette – simply because I felt like it wasn’t very flattering or pretty.  The rounded shoulders were ok but the belling out at the hips of the coats and the skirts over the pants threw me off with some looks.  It looked like something that would work only on the bodies of super-models, and even on them I didn’t think it was the most flattering.  That said, the artistry, as always was spectacular.  The rich tweeds, the delicate lace, the finishes on the fabrics to give them a metallic sheen and most of all the luxurious feathered pieces were all stunning in their deceptive simplicity.

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear CollectionAccessory-wise this was not my favorite show either – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest.  I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me.  That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones).  I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love.

All in all, I think this was a successful collection but it’s almost a relief to see a Chanel show and know that I won’t be pining away for every single item in the show.  I’ll need a little breathing room to save for pieces from the next collection (or prior collections!).  View the full collection below…

Images: Style

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:37 pm

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

chanel valentines day
Sending lots of love, chocolate and hopefully Chanel your way! Have a great day!


Styling and Jewelry Provided By: Liz Baca, The Goods!
Photographed by: Gabriella

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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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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Culture,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:56 pm

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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January 18, 2012

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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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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