It’s no-big-whup news that Lily Allen is starring in the new Chanel campaign. In her first foray into Chanel ads, she did the whole Audrey Hepburn thing. But the new 411: We’ve spotted behind-the-scenes photos from the latest installment, courtesy of The Daily Mail. Lily’s posing with Karl (who’s also working it behind the camera) and rocking a seriously layered ‘do. The Mail claims she’s looking sort of nervous, but I’m calling BS on that—Miss Allen is a photo shoot vet, and knows her way around a camera. Check ‘em out… Keep reading »
According to New York magazine, the male version of bimbos, himbos, are the new high-fashion trend. Chanel’s taste maker, Karl Lagerfeld, says the must-have accessory in ads are prop boy toys. Just check out his own luvah Baptiste Giabiconi, pictured here, being strung along by Jerry Hall. And on her other arm, she’s got that glamorous white Chanel bracelet— outfit complete! Of his angle, Mr. Lagerfeld told WWD:
“It’s very simple. They put the girls in a more lifestyle situation. Lonely girls can be a little sad in a fashion story. They dress not only for other girls, but also to please men. The popularity is sudden because there are a few new faces.”
Yes, bring on the fresh hot dudes! Hey, I’m a feminist, but I’m also egalitarian. I have to admit, I’m kind of excited about this objectification of men (as you might have been able to tell by the underwear models slideshow). And now high-end designers are telling me I’m not alone. Is this trend a sign that women are finally earning their market share by having their half-naked mantasies photographed? Feast your eyes on more of this tasty man-candy trend, after the jump! Keep reading »
Leave it to Chanel to design an item that’s at once classic and quirky. Case in point: this Russian doll-inspired bangle from their pre-fall 2009 collection. The bracelet is made from enamel and wood and features an iconic Imperial Russian symbol, the Matriochka doll. We love the combination of the bright red lips plus ubiquitous logo. It will set you back a few hundred dollars, but it looks sort of worth it, no? Also, between this and Guerlain’s new makeup collection, we totally smell an all things Russian trend coming on. [Chic Report] Keep reading »
Option #1: Drop several thousand bones on Chanel handbag you always dreamed of. Option #2: Spend practically the same amount and get … a Chanel CAR!
We found this money 1986 custom Cutlass on the Detroit Craigslist. The owner chopped the top off and tricked her out with black and white Chanel logos on the dash, doors, and trunk. According to the post, the $4,500 car runs well and has low mileage. (We might also note that among the “keywords” in the post are “donk,” “Chevy,” and “Ashanti.”) Oh and yes, we checked: The owner verified it’s still available.
We wish we could buy it and use it as the Friskymobile, because that’s how we ride. Class. Act. [Craigslist.com] Keep reading »
The singer is the new face of Chanel accessories. We likey. One more, after the jump… Keep reading »
“My aunt just passed her old Chanel suit down to me, and obviously, I’m stoked. It fits like a glove and it’s lilac, which is kind of a fun color, but I just have one problem: As a 29-year-old, do I wear it without looking too matronly or worse, costumey, like I’m dressing up as Jackie O. for Halloween?” — Anabelle
Ah, this is a tricky one. We solve our reader’s most serious fashion crisis, after the jump! Keep reading »
Model Lara Stone, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel pretty boy Baptiste Giacobini may join millions of Weekend Warriors across the land with their new motorcycle gang. [Paris, 7/17/09] Keep reading »
Certain areas of NYC, like Canal Street and any street corner where a sheet can be unfurled and then snatched up quickly , are dedicated to selling knockoff designer wares. But there’s an even cheaper way to get a “designer” purse — all you need is a steady hand, a brown paper bag, a Sharpee, and a thin link chain. That’s how the above Chanel-inspired handbag was created. What makes this tongue-in-cheek knockoff even better is that the Double Cs logo isn’t perfect — so there, Karl Lagerfeld! Now if only someone would tell me how to create a DIY Hermes Birkin and my accessories closet could be complete. [Jak & Jil via Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
Chanel just launched a new beauty ambassador program featuring five “It” girl representatives (Five was Mademoiselle’s favorite number, FYI.): Leigh Lezark, Jen Brill, Poppy Delevigne, Vanessa Traina, and Caroline Sieber. So, who are these ladies? Find out after the jump… [Style.com] Keep reading »