La Chanelphile

March 24, 2012

Chanel and Japan Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture Show

Chanel and Japan Spring Summer 2012 Haute Couture

The Chanel team, including Karl Lagerfeld is in Tokyo for the Little Black Jacket exhibition and while they were there, they also presented the Chanel Spring 2012 Haute Couture show – faux airplane and all.    Many of the usual suspects were in attendance The video below has some great detail shots – view it below …

Song : M-Work
Artist : Michael Nyman
Label : MN Records Ltd
Publisher : Chester Music Ltd./Michael Nyman Ltd c/o Première Music Group

Click on the first image to scroll through the gallery…

All images courtesy of Chanel – except last 2 are from WWD

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November 28, 2011

Vanessa Paradis Wears Chanel in “La Seine” Video

In the film A Monster in Paris directed by Bibo Bergeron, Vanessa Paradis is the voice of Lucile. In the video for “La Seine”, a song from the original soundtrack, Vanessa Paradis wears a Chanel dress from the Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection. Check it out below…

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November 10, 2011

Chanel Links: 11.10.11

To commemorate the opening of the first Chanel boutique in Brisbane, Australia, Chanel has released a limited edition blue Brisbane bag.  Courier Mail

Chanel Brisbane Limited Edition PurseAn exhibition of Jean-Paul Goude’s work at Les Arts Décoratifs includes the Chanel Coco ad featuring Vanessa Paradis as a bird which he produced.

jean paul goude vanessa paradis chanel cocoKarl may think that Facebook is a “flawless object” but that doesn’t stop him from hoarding iPhones with his likeness on them.  Refinery 29

karl lagerfeld iphone

You can play dress up with real Chanel clothing – virtually that is.  Online game i-Dress Up now offers a closet of authentic Chanel apparel and accessories that you can “dress up” in.

i dress up online game courtesy of chanel

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June 17, 2011

Vanessa Paradis Daydreams

vanessa paradis daydream chane rouge coco
I knew Vanessa Paradis was a singer but I didn’t realize that she sang the song in the Rouge Coco commercial that she starred in. Here’s a video of her recording Daydream – the song featured in the commercial – and the commercial itself as a reminder :)

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Media — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:59 am

February 16, 2011

Chanel Links: 02.16.11

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I just got back from NY for Fashion Week and it was a whirlwind trip and I’m still trying to catch up on posts. In the mean time here’s some of the best Chanel-related news from around the web…

  • Vanessa Paradis will be wearing custom Chanel designed by Karl Lagerfeld for her acoustic set at New York’s The Town Hall venue.  He shot Paradis last year at Versailles for a Vanessa Paradis DVD collector’s set.  WWD.

  • Safe sex is always in style – especially when you “keep it classy” in Chanel (fake) condoms.  Refinery 29.
  • To sell or not to sell?  That’s the question Karl seems to have been asking himself this past week about his NYC Gramercy Park apartment.  Apparently, he’s decided not to sell… WWD.
  • Lauren Conrad celebrated her 25th Birthday in Las Vegas complete with a Chanel bag birthday cake!  PopSugar

  • Chanel’s new mirror sunglasses make it easy to check your lipstick… BlackBook

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January 5, 2011

Blake Lively – The Face of Chanel Mademoiselle Bags

Last month, we heard rumors about Blake Lively taking on the role of brand ambassador for a Chanel handbag line.  We speculated that it may be for the Chanel Coco Cocoon collection with Blake following in the footsteps of Lily Allen and Vanessa Paradis.  Instead, WWD has just reported that Blake Lively is the face of a new line of Chanel handbags – the Mademoiselle bag.

First seen in the Chanel 2010/2011 Cruise show, the Mademoiselle bag is an oblong shaped bag featuring the brand’s signature quilting, chain strap and double-C logo.  Available in an array of colors and fabrics (cloth jersey, lambskin, calfskin, alligator, satin and shagreen), the bag retails for $2,000 – $3,300 for base ranges and over $30,000 for exotic skins.

Karl shot the campaign in Paris at the historic 31 Rue Cambon on the storied Chanel mirrored staircase that Mademoiselle herself would sit and watch her collection shows.  When asked why he chose Blake Lively, Karl stated:  “She’s full of life…She’s a kind of American dream girl…I think she will become a great actress.”

The ads for the new Chanel Mademoiselle bags will begin to surface in April 2011 magazines – I can’t wait to see the campaign!

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June 6, 2010

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Coco Cocoon

Chanel Coco Cocoon Collection Spring 2010

A few months back it was announced that Vanessa Paradis would replace Lily Allen as the face of the Chanel Coco Cocoon collection.  Paradis is the Chanel “it girl” of the moment and she must have Uncle Karl smitten as she’s snagged the Chanel Coco Rouge & Coco Cocoon campaigns.

The second Chanel Coco Cocoon collection was recently released and chanteuse Vanessa Paradis provides the face and soundtrack for the collection.  The images, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, are beautiful and alluring in soft black and white and feature Paradis lovingly clutching various styles of the Cocoon collection.  The campaign shots and collection photos all play to the tune of Paradis’ “L’Incendie”.

Coco Cocoon features several styles of bags in quilted nylon and lambskin, with some boasting Orylag trim (fancy French rabbit fur).  I love the Coco Cocoon collection because they are updated takes on the iconic Chanel quilting pattern reworked into very modern, practical wearable bags.  These are the types of bags that you can use for weekend travel or for everyday use – you can fit your laptop and then some!  View pictures from the campaign and collection below.

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March 8, 2010

Vanessa Paradis Replaces Lily Allen as the Face of Coco Cocoon

Chanel’s Coco Cocoon collection launched last year with Lily Allen as the face of the campaign.  For the next campaign for the collection, Lagerfeld has chosen to replace Allen with Vanessa Paradis, the French actress that is currently the spokesperson for Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick.  Like the other Chanel campaigns, the campaign was shot by Karl Lagerfeld. The images are scheduled to debut in the June issues of magazines.  Paradis also has a long history of working with Chanel and began her partnership with the brand in 1994 when she was featured in an ad campaign for the Coco fragrance.


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January 8, 2010

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Vanessa Paradis for Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

They say lipstick sales are “recession proof” – in fact – sales usually go up. Why? Because it’s an inexpensive way to look beautiful and freshen up your look. Chanel is taking note and bringing lipstick back to a young customer base that is infatuated with lip gloss. This March, Chanel is introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour – and bringing back the lost art of sexily applying your lipstick.

Vanessa Paradis, the French actress (and Johnny Depp’s leading lady) is the face of the campaign and this is not the first time Paradis has worked with Chanel.  Andrea D’Avack, president of Chanel Fragrance & Beauté, stated: “Vanessa has been very linked to the house over the years, and she represents a young, sophisticated woman who we also believe will be the consumer for Rouge Coco.”  Print and TV ads have been shot though it’s still unclear whether TV spots will be placed in the U.S.

The Rouge Coco line has 30 shades and each hue is named after an influential part of Coco Chanel’s life – Camelia, Mademoiselle, and Paris – to name a few.  The shades come in one of four color families Roses-Pinks; Reds-Corals; Violets-Berries, and Neutrals-Browns and will be available in different global markets.

Like many Chanel cosmetics, the packaging takes it’s cue from Chanel’s history with black and gold detailing, interlocking C’s and the Chanel name embossed into each lipstick bullet.  The Rouge Coco collection debuts in March with each lipstick retailing for $30 at fine retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Chanel.com.

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Chanel is Bringing Lipstick Back: Introducing Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Images & Info: WWD

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October 20, 2009

Vanessa Paradis Named the Face of Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp’s French ladyfriend) has had a long relationship with the House of Chanel. The affair began in 1992 when she was the face of the Coco fragrance…

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Coco Campaign

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Coco Campaign

Years later, she was the face of the Cambon handbag collection.

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Yesterday, Chanel announced that Mlle. Paradis would be the face of the Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick. Who better than the lady who gets to lock lips with Johnny Depp?? Chanel always does a great job with their ad campaigns and I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick when it launches in 2010.

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Lipstick

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