La Chanelphile

November 10, 2011

Santa Karl Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

karl lagerfeld chanel christmas window at printemps

Printemps, a Paris department store unveiled its Chanel Christmas-themed windows today with Vanessa Paradis, Bruno Pavlovsky (president of Chanel fashion) and Santa Karl himself in attendance. The window features dolls in Karl Lagerfeld’s likeness in an array of poses and activities all over a replica of Paris which includes an Eiffel Tower and the column from Place Vendôme – complete with double-Cs on top of course.

“I guess I’m a doll you can’t play with,” the designer told style.com at the unveiling. “In a way, I’m lucky. I don’t sing, I’m not an actor, I don’t make scandals, I’m just working class.” (Belfast Telegraph)

The display is so fun! I wonder if the Karl Lagerfeld dolls will be for sale?

As for what Santa Karl will be doing for the holidays – he likes to be alone…

Everyone I know is leaving [Paris], but I stay home because it’s the only moment I can work on the Couture quietly, sketch, and take care of my books and houses – all the things I never have time to do the rest of the year. For me the ultimate luxury is to be alone… to have time for myself, not look at my watch, and do whatever I want, whenever I want.

vanessa paradis karl lagerfeld chanel christmas window at printemps

Source: WWD

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October 5, 2011

Chanel Holiday 2011 Les Scintillances de Chanel

Chanel Holiday 2011 Makeup Collection LES SCINTILLANCES DE CHANEL

Coco Chanel herself was said to wear gold eyeshadow and red lipstick.  It seems the Chanel Holiday 2011 Les Scintillances de Chanel collection hearkens back to the original look Mademoiselle herself favored. The collection is full of limited edition items but if you had to take away the overriding theme – red and gold. When you think about it, around the holidays with lots of parties and celebrations, it doesn’t get more festive than red and gold.  And besides, in my opinion red and gold are the best accent colors to Chanel’s signature black and white.

One of the standouts of the collection are the textured pressed powder inspired by a Chanel belt buckle.  The collection also includes loose powders, eyeshadow singles, eyeshadow duos, Rouge Allure lipsticks, Glossimers and of course, Le Vernis. The collection should be available in stores now.

Details of the collection:

A true visionary, Mademoiselle Chanel found inspiration everywhere. Today, the Paris Makeup Studio does similarly — capturing the gilded beauty of Mademoiselle’s treasured belt buckle in LUMIÈRE SCULPTÉE DE CHANEL Highlighting Powder, an illuminating powder that gently highlights the skin with a sheer blend of tender pink and pearlescence. Shades of ivory and pink dusted with tone-on-tone mother-of-pearls make this palette the height of glamour and sophistication. $72.00 Limited Edition

Colour lips classic for the holidays with ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Satin Lip Colour in two new shade offerings. Timeless reds offer instant elegance and drama, while hues of pink create a feminine and festive effect.
$32.00 Limited Edition

This holiday season, nails are take-notice in festive red or iconic black. $25.00 Limited Edition

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