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Chanel No. 5 San Francisco Trolley

21 December 2012, 20.13 | Posted in advertisement, perfume | No comments »

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In a clever marketing effort around Chanel No. 5 perfume, the French luxury label branded the exterior of one of the trolleys for which San Francisco is famous with the scent’s imagery and converted the interior into an exhibit space. Editor Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee of Lachanelphile took the above image and wrote about her experience touring the exhibit. You can find more images and details of what she discovered here.



Maison Martin Margiela Goes Haute Couture

20 December 2012, 16.59 | Posted in Fashion | No comments »

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WWD reports that Maison Martin Margiela as well as Alexis Mabille are now officially part of the haute couture houses. Next to Chanel and Christian Dior there are now 14 houses that have the haute couture appellation. Above is a picture of a fall couture look from Maison Martin Margiela. Margiela will show on January 23rd during Paris Haute Couture.



Video: Nailgasm The Documentary

20 December 2012, 00.22 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »

Check out above a preview of Nailgasm, a documentary directed by Brass that explores the world of nail art. The full version premiered on-line two days ago and according to a description provided on the Nailgasm website:

“What costs as little as 99 cents and is a fanatical obsession shared by pop superstars, celebrities and millions of ordinary women around the globe? Nail Art, the one-time staple of 80’s Hip-Hop B-girls that has suddenly reached mainstream notoriety from your local drugstore to Chanel runways at Fashion Week. Directed by Documentarian, BRASS, the documentary NAILgasm explores how this trend went from being championed by niche communities to the world’s biggest popstars, and its surprising impact on women entrepreneurship.”

Sounds great, no? Well, for a $1.99 rental fee, payable through Paypal, you can see the full documentary here. Enjoy!



Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Show At Linlithgow Palace Scotland

06 December 2012, 13.00 | Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized | 1 comment »

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The unreal and impressive venue called Linlithgow Palace in Scotland was the setting of an at least as impressive Pre-Fall 2013 collection presentation set up by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. The story behind the choice for the castle is simple but brilliant: The collection features iconic Scottish styles like the kilt, coats with swagger and skirts in black crepe de chine. Combined with the tragic but very romantic history of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was born exact 700 years ago, the base for an unforgettable showcase was given.

Check our favorite looks on the next page.

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Inside Chanel: The Story Of Chanel No.5 – Chapter 2

15 November 2012, 17.44 | Posted in Fragrence, video | No comments »

To tell the stories behind the iconic brand and designer, Chanel releases a video series to get a better understanding of what lies behind the perfume Chanel No.5. This second video focusses on Marilyn Monroe and her legendary answer to the question: “What do you wear to bed?” Do you remember what she answered?

Get the answer by watching the video above.



Mini Version of Chanel Hula Hoop Bag For Retail

15 November 2012, 13.40 | Posted in bags | 1 comment »

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While most of us were doubting that the huge Hula Hoop bag, that was shown on the Chanel runway this year, will ever be put in production, Mister Karl Lagerfeld certainly was already about to cook up a plan how to make the bag capable for commerce. I never underestimated Karl’s sense of humor behind the creation , which by the way captured more media attention than any other item from this years fashion week, but when I saw this miniature version of the Hula Hoop bag I was indeed somehow surprised. The 24 centimeter mini version will be available for purchase in all Chanel shops starting Spring 2013.

Take a closer look on th enext page.

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Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Lego Handbag

06 November 2012, 18.29 | Posted in Fashion Week, bags | 8 comments »

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Karl Lagerfeld presented this cute selection of Lego handbags for   Spring/Summer 2013. After Paris Fashion Week the hype around the hula-hoop bag was so big that we almost forgot to present this little treasure. It seems as if Karl had fun creating this collection, and took inspiration from his (or even everyones’s) childhood. We still don’t know if the Lego bag will ever get in stores, but I really like the idea of playing with plastic and the Chanel-typical chains.

Would you like to own one?

More Lego bags on the next page.

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Victoria Beckham By Karl Lagerfeld For Elle France – Full Editorial

22 October 2012, 07.59 | Posted in Fashion, celebrity | No comments »

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We gave you first images of the highly-anticipated Elle editoral shot by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Victoria Beckham last week. Now, the full spread as well as the cover are out. What we think? The spread called ‘La reine Victoria’ is lovely; Victoria looks great in the setting of Coco Chanels ancient apartment. Unfortunately, the cover of the mag looks more than boring…Teake a look at the spread and the Elle cover on the next page.

What are your thoughts?

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Victoria Beckham for Elle france By Karl Lagerfeld – First images

18 October 2012, 12.09 | Posted in Fashion, celebrity | 1 comment »

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Do you remember when we shared first behind the scenes images of Victoria Beckham at the Elle France shoot at 31 Rue Cambon on the iconic Chanel staircase? If not, see them here. Now La Beckham shared another two pictures with her and Karl Lagerfeld via her Twitter wearing the Victoria Beckham optical collection.



Video: Brad Pitt For Chanel No.5

15 October 2012, 12.18 | Posted in celebrity, video | No comments »
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A few days ago we gave you the news of Brad Pitt being chosen by Chanel to star in its new campaign for the iconic Chanel No.5 fragrance. After some initial video teasers with Brad asking questions like, “What’s the mystery?” and “Do you feel lucky?” the official ad campaign was released today and we indeed feel pretty lucky that Brad was chosen to be the first male face for a women’s fragrance in Chanel No.5’s 91-year history.