Posts tagged "chanel"

Well Played: Cécile Cassel At The Showing Of Chanel’s Cruise Collection

Cécile Cassel is an unfamiliar name in the States, but as the daughter of the late Jean-Pierre Cassel, the young actress’s patrician French pedigree is kind of a big deal. Her brother has a larger American presence — you may recall his role as the ballet teacher Thomas Leroy in “Black Swan” or perhaps hi…

Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Would You Wear … Chanel Face Stickers?

That Chanel logo on your powder compact is great, but wouldn’t it be even better on your face? No need to worry–soon you’ll be able to buy Chanel logo stickers as part of the brand’s upcoming Collection Versailles. Chanel’s makeup director Peter Philips says the black velvet stickers are supposed to resemble Marie Antoinette’s famou…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 16, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Meh: Chanel Artist Dinner

You can count on the Tribeca Film Festival and the events during it to provide a very eclectic crowd and, with that crowd, plenty of fashion fodder. Tuesday night’s turnout for the Chanel Artist Dinner at the glamorous Odeon was distinctly fashion-based, attracting designers, socialites, and — my absolute favorite — some of the modeling…

Rachel Krause / April 26, 2012

Are You On “Time” Magazine’s Most Influential Fashion Icons List?

You’ve got great style, sure, but have you made the cut of Time magazine’s list of most influential style icons? If not, that’s okay — only 100 designers, brands, models and muses were selected. The mag curated the list going back to its start in 1923. Some of the choice names?

Inveterate designer…

Julie Gerstein / April 3, 2012

A Lagerfeld Life In 24 Hours

I get such a kick out of Karl. After casually poking fun at, like, everyone who isn’t Karl Lagerfeld last week, the kaiser is back and biting with a first-person Harper’s Bazaar feature that documents his life in 24 hours. If you’re sensitive to the shameless bourgeois, skip it, because I swear to god thi…

Rachel Krause / March 20, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Tries Daily Life On For Size

I can always count on Karl Lagerfeld to reassert just how much different his life is from the lives of us mere plebes. Rumors swirled this week after he suggested via Twitter that “we would see him like we’d never seen him before,” and yesterday morning WWD came out with the details: the April issue…

Rachel Krause / March 15, 2012

Chanel Debuts Bedazzled Eyebrows On The Runway

Chanel is one of the biggest trendsetters season after season. After all, we’re talking about the brand that made temporary tattoos chic. Global creative director of beauty Peter Philips is inarguably a makeup mastermind and his bedazzled eyebrows are nothing if not striking, but I pray that this latest venture will not be the next…

Rachel Krause / March 8, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Alicia Keys At Chanel

Alicia Keys, you are generally really cute. And you can sing really well! But that doesn’t mean you should wander around the Paris Chanel show —  which is basically like Oz for fashion people — with weird head jewelry on.

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2012

The Karl Lagerfeld Robot Manages To Say Something Offensive And Weird, Again!

For some reason, the French put Karl Lagerfeld in charge of the Paris edition of the Metro yesterday, giving the Chanel designer free reign to say whatever ridiculous thing he pleases. Herr Karl’s made such a habit of ridiculousness — claiming the best way to stay thin is by chain-smoking and downing Diet Coke and consomme…

Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Outdoes Himself (Again)

I await each Chanel show with bated breath, thrilled at the prospect of Karl Lagerfeld’s latest blowout. Need you be reminded, he notoriously flew a 265-ton glacier imported from Sweden to the venue of his Autumn/Winter 2010 show. For the Spring/Summer show that preceded it, he turned the runway into a massive barn, replete with…

Rachel Krause / January 26, 2012

The Couture Collections Are Here! Our 27 Favorite Looks From Day One

I love fashion, but the Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy. These collections celebrate fashion as high art, and present frothy, impossibly constructed delectable creations that make grown women salivate. Of course, couture gowns cost in the tens and hundreds of thousands, so we won’t be buying one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mea…

Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

Style Retrospective: Blake Lively

My, how Blake Lively has changed. I remember seeing her for the first time cast as the tomboyish soccer player Bridget in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” I would have never suspected that the spunky blonde who I fondly associated with a golden retriever would soon snag the role of the glossiest reformed bad…

Rachel Krause / January 22, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Has A Kitten Named Choupette

Karl Lagerfeld isn’t exactly warm, fuzzy and cuddly , but dang, his new kitten is! Herr Karl adopted a new kitty, named Choupette (a French term of endearment), which is also what Herbie the Love Bug was nicknamed in those “Herbie” movies. The idea of Karl having a sweet little kitten seems quite at odds with…

Julie Gerstein / January 16, 2012

Chanel Is Selling Cotton Wipes For Fancy Makeup Removal

Neutrogena makeup wipes aren’t fancy enough for you? Chanel sells 100 individual cotton makeup wipes for $20. It is actually not a terrible deal: each cotton wipe comes out to 20 cents each. However, the pads are all emblazoned with Chanel’s interlocking “Cs,” which is a bit much for something you’re just going to to…

Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Francophile Girl

Confession: I’m a little bit obsessed with blogs written by American girls living in Paris. Their style, their food, their apartments, their men … ooh la la!  My favorite is Making Magique, but I also like Badaude, the group blog HipParis and Dead Fleurette (who lives in Oslo, but is a Francophile). Maybe I’m deeply…

Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2011

The Perfect Red Lip

Unlike the vast majority of fashion enthusiasts, I wouldn’t call myself a Chanel obsessor. Though I covet old photos of Coco with a string of pearls and a cigarette, I refuse to idolize a Nazi spy, and Karl Lagerfeld is about as pretentious and boring as the bouclé suits the line is famous for. Many…

Rachel Krause / November 11, 2011

Chanel’s Spring Nail Polishes Keep You Feeling Punchy

Can’t afford a Chanel bag? That’s okay, just wear the brand on your nails instead. Chanel’s just revealed three of its new colors for spring 2012–titled April, May and June. Perfectly fruit punchy, wouldn’t you say? [Fashionista]…

Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Does Not Abide Ugly Children

“Yes, no one can say that you don’t take care of them. You’re also lucky because they are very beautiful. It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter.”–Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, speaking to former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, on the wonders of rearing children. Oh, Karl, if you had an ugly child,…

Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2011

Chanel Does Denim — For Nails

You were thinking, My life isn’t matchy-matchy enough. You were thinking, But denim goes with everything. You were thinking, When will someone create a nail polish that plays off the glorious tones of my new J. Brand jeans? Chanel is on to you, and has come up with Les Jeans de Chanel, three glorious shade…

Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

Coco Chanel’s Bisexuality, Drug-Use & Nazi Ties Come To Light In New Biography

Coco Chanel didn’t lay the foundation for her eponymous fashion empire by coloring within the lines and following the rules. So it’s not surprising that the deceased designer’s closet still holds a few skeletons–along with vintage little black Chanel dresses. In her book Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, which will be released in the fall,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 1, 2011
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