The news today from fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld: The Kaiser directed a short film, and the preview has just hit the web (the man sure does know how to build anticipation). Titled “Remember Now,” the 48-second spot above doesn’t give away a lot in plot detail, but our guess would be that there isn’t much of one anyhow. It’s presented by Chanel, so the video’s main purpose is to act as a clever promotional tool for showing off the fashion house’s clothes in a sneaky yet sexy way (similar to other brands’ techniques for creating buzz with mini-movies).
Still, we’re entranced by the images of Parisian night clubs, glitzy runway shows, and what the—is that some sort of couture orgy at 0:25? OK, we’re hooked. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Chanel might be out of your price range right now, but while saving for your very first 2.55 purse, here’s an exhibit to quench your quilted double-C desire. Beginning on May 16, the design house will give shoppers, including us wannabe Chanel owners, the inside scoop on what goes into making its famous bags. Stop by the 57th Street flagship store in NYC for “The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag” and learn all about the bag of your dreams, from the time of Coco to Karl’s present-day designs. This is no ordinary history lesson though, because the exhibit shares a few of the special details about the bag’s construction and its evolution over the years. If nothing else, it’s a chance to drool over gorgeous bags — and you’ll surely appreciate the price tag way more after your visit. [WWD] Keep reading »
Sculpt your guns with some Chanel weights? No doubt, the price tag will be heavier than the weights themselves. [KariCruz.com] Keep reading »
Everyone loves a product with multiple uses. Lip gloss with SPF is awesome for keeping your pucker hydrated and safe from summer rays. Shampoo and conditioner in one is key for those who are just too lazy or busy to extend their shower time. But the latest in double duty is just a teensy bit out there on the weird scale. Chanel produced a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses that also serve as a way to untangle your locks. Yes, that’s right–sunglasses that double as a comb. They’re reminiscent of those shutter shades everyone was rocking last year, and a little too Kanye West for my taste. After all, if I’m buying Chanel, I want to feel classy. But when you think about it, this designer piece is really only half the price given its two uses. Are you sold? [The Gloss] Keep reading »
Looks like Karl Lagerfeld has a new favorite lady in Emily DiDonato. The two are working on a sassy little project for fancy swimwear line Eres in which Emily starts out dressed in full Chanel and ends up looking adorable in nothing more than an Eres swimsuit. Half naked models are nothing new, but her stripping process is: Every time you click the mouse, she loses a piece of clothing. If frat boys were into fashion, this would be an Alpha Phi (or whatever) wet dream. Emily doesn’t start stripping until May, but if the image above is any indicator, it’s worth the wait. [Modelinia] Keep reading »