June 9, 2012
Wednesday Jube 6th, 2012 - 18 Wooster Street
Who knew a little bit of tweed could mean so much one day? Before arriving in Paris in October, after a detour to Sydney, the Little Black Jacket landed in New York. To celebrate the iconic Chanel piece revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, the brand hosted an evening on wednesday previewing the exhibition.
“The magic comes from Gabriel Chanel’s direct interpretation of a Salzburg Hotel Groom uniform jacket done in classic tweed” said Karl. To summarize, it is the timeless quality of the “Little Black Jacket” which assures its modernity.
Everyone in the book, wore the jacket infusing their personality. Karl himself would not be part of the book. “It was the best way to answer those who take offense not to be in,” said the designer.
“Some, once photographed, were eliminated in the final selection, and many have not been selected despite their requests, of which many men.” Said Karl Lagerfeld to Figaro’s Virginie Mouzat.
Sarah Jessica Parker wears the jacket as a headpiece, in size 4 (kids size). Yoko Ono has six snapshots from the little dance she did for Karl’s camera.
The exhibition featuring the Little Back Jacket in 113 photographs will be open to the public from June 8th to June 15th 2012.
For fans of the cult jacket that does not have the opportunity to travel or want to wait, a virtual gallery on thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com is available for viewing.
CHANEL The Little Black Jacket in New York – The Film
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Photo credit: Billy Farrell Agency, Frederic David and Olivier Saillant
October 6, 2011
After the yellow Mimosa from spring summer 2011 and the metallic two-tone Peridot from Fall Winter 2011-12, Chanel unveiled their three new shade for Spring 2012. Named April (fuchsia), May (tangerine) and June (shell pink), these shades are just what we were waiting for. Thanks to Chanel Make-Up’s creative director Peter Philips!
The collection also included a pearly white polish Called Attraction, it has been created especially for the show and will be available in May 2012.
April, May and June will be available from January.
Watch Chanel Spring 2012 Backstage Video below:
September 29, 2011
Thursday September 29, 2011 - Rue Cassette, Paris 6e
Redken Creative Consultant Guido created two looks to match the ultra chic, Space Age-inspired Balenciaga collection.
“The collections at Balenciaga are always very elaborate so we worked on a very easy hairstyle. What’s cool about it is we’re creating a new type of texture, it’s not quite as rich as “beachy waves” although similar- it’s really a bit tougher in texture. It’s as if the girl hasn’t bothered with her hair but is wearing the most amazing, designed clothes. We also cut fringe on about six girls for the show which looked super cool with the clothes.” Guido, Redken Creative Consultant
Create the Look:
- On damp hair, apply guts and rough dry about 80% and let the rest dry naturally to bring out the natural texture and movement.
- On about 6 models, Guido created a left side part and cut fringe on an angle covering the right eye.
- On the remaining models, Guido created a messy center part.
- Finish by running a small amount of Argan-6 though the hair to remove any frizz.
visit Redken.com to locate a salon
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July 5, 2011
Tuesday July 5th, 2011 – Grand Palais
Tonight the Place Vendome made its home at the Grand Palais, where Karl Lagerfeld chose to recreate the ephemeral plaza to present the Chanel Couture Fall 2011 Show. At the top of the famous column, a statue of Gabriel Chanel, at 36m off the ground, sporting a tweed suit and canotier hat, as if she were supervising the mise en scene. Place Vendome is part of Coco’s Chanel’s life, having lived at the Ritz from 1930 to 1971.
“The set is also for all the persons that will watch the show later on the internet” said Karl Lagerfeld, conscious about the media attention that a Chanel show raises.
Place Vendome is synonymous with fine jewelry. However, the fine jewelry presented at the Chanel Cruise 2012 didn’t make its catwalk appearance at the Chanel Haute Couture Show. “A lady does not walk Place Vendome at 10 pm with fine jewelry on”, pointed out one journalist.
In its place was sparkling tweed, with its encrusted crystals and detailed embroidery done by Lesage. The transformation, mutation, and mashup of the masculine-feminine codes were the narrative for the show. When we see a double ’boutonnage’ tweed suit, we would normally expect a skirt to pair it, but were treated instead to a bustier dress. It’s all about the Trompe l’Oeil; appearing to be one thing but on closer inspection, being something unique and unexpected.
It wasn’t all smoke and mirrors, rather a clever nod Lagerfeld’s first collections for Chanel back in the 80′s. The designer will celebrate 30 years of creative directorship this 2012, although you wouldn’t know it since he isn’t fond of compulsory anniversary celebrations.
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Photos courtesy of Chanel
Hats by Maison Michel
May 9, 2011
After Saint-Tropez last year, Karl Lagerfeld spent his days in the shade of the pines of the Villa Eilenroc in the Cap d’Antibes. For three days, the designer went behind the camera to film “Tale Of a Fairy” starring Anna Mouglalis, Chanel ambassadress, Amanda Harlech, Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Brad Koening, Jake Davies, Mark Vanderloo, Oriol Elcacho, Sébastien Jondeau, among other friends of the House.
Belle Epoque atmosphere, beige furniture, cream parasols, chiffon dresses and swimsuits define the elegance of the new Chanel Cruise 2012 Collection. Anna Mouglalis which stars in “Chez Gino” a movie directed by her partner Samuel Benchetrit, was talking a lot on a couch with the cast ephebes Baptiste Giabiconi and Seth Kuhlmann.
On set Karl Lagerfeld replayed the scene again and again. Like in a diet coke commercial between each shots, a server, wearing a white jacket, black tie and silver tray, was bringing a glass full of the designer’s drink of choice. For three days, hundreds of people, technicians, makeup artists, cinematographer, cinematography, models made “Tale of a Fairy” possible … “They are all familly for Karl” said Elise Boireaux – de Bellefonds, “He needs to be surrounded by people he likes.”
After Antibes, the whole team moved to Monaco to shoot scenes at the Monte Carlo casino and also outside.
The final scene takes place at the Monte Carlo Casino. For the occasion the casino had been transformed into a movie set. There was even a black and white fight scene shot around a gambling table. An eye on the board, the other on the monitor screen, Karl directs, sitting in a chair with his name embroidered on it. After each scene completed an admiring Karl was praising and applauding his actors. Around the table, the star: Anna Mouglalis, the Adonis Baptist Giacobini, the statuesque Kristen McMenamy, the amazing Amanda Harlech and beautiful Brad Kroenig, all acting in Chanel. And for the atmosphere, real casino croupiers play their own role with great fanfare as “faites vos jeux”!
Watch “Tale of a fairy” on Chanel.com on May 10th 2011 at 9.00pm GMT
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Photos by J.T Stylerumor.com
March 9, 2011
Wednesday March 9, 2011 – Cour Carree du Louvre
Fe-tish also fe-tish. In this season’s Louis Vuitton collection ‘Fetish’ and ‘Fashion’ are explored through their interchangeable meanings. At once neither is easy and neither is seen as necessarily negative, rather both are reconfigured as commitment, effort and discipline: what it takes to be truly devoted to their pursuit.
At the heart of this dialogue, as is often the case for both fetish and fashion, is a magical obiect the lockit handbag. The power of the handbag as a symbol in the fashion industry, particularly in the world of Louis Vuitton, cannot be underestimated. lt is the site of much meaning and much devotion as an object, sometimes seemingly irrational, sometimes not.
The craftsmanship that goes into making the lockit, and a Vuitton handbag in general, is part of the obiect magic. ln these circumstances, the artisanal devotion to craft is the apotheosis of fetish. This is further explored in the purposefully ‘high luxe’ approach to the lockit this season. The commitment of ownerond craftsman is both metaphorically and literally embodied in the handcuff that is frequently added, at time Cast in carat gold and sometimes diamond encrusted. ln this way the handbag is made into a supreme precious obiect, one that literally cannot be easily disassociated from its wearer or subject to seasonal disposability. A louis Vuitton handbag, it appears, is for life.
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March 7, 2011
Monday March 7th 2011 – Jardins des Tuileries
Contrary to last season’s sensual ballerina attitude, the Fall 2011 Chloé girl lets loose her wilder side by going ‘python’ from head to toe (literally). Python can be a coarse, tough material to work with but the designer managed to make it fresh, young, relaxed and laid back. There was an unmistakable “Charlotte Rampling” nod, with wide-legged trousers paired with platform shoes. Opening looks were teasers for what was to come, with stunning looks done in python, patchwork or print. An all leather two-tone tracksuit was a bit of a clin d’oeil to Fall’s 2010 all leather tracksuit. Python numbers in all shapes and forms snaked sexily onto the runway, showing up in a suede jumpsuit, coat, knitted polos, silk skirts and chiffon dresses.
A color blocked patchwork poncho signaled a change in tempo. Denim and jumpsuits looks got the leather treatment with a dash of street-meets-70‘s. Playing with weight and volume, Hannah ran the gamut, putting out a stiff fisherman’s coat, minimalist shirts and skirts, and a floaty smocked chiffon dress with a ruffled white collar.
Accessory-wise, vintage lovers will be eager to get their mitts on the Fall pieces. Using mostly plain or patchwork leathers, but sticking to classic shapes, the designer gave us instantly covetable bucket shaped shoulder bags and flap bags with python-head shaped clasps.
Shop Chloé via Net-a-porter.com
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Photo and Video: J.T Stylerumor.com
Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury and the M.A.C Pro Team
Hair: Luigi Murenu
Shoes: Iris for Chloé
January 26, 2011
Tuesday January 25th, 2011 – Pavillon Cambon Capucines, 46 rue Cambon, Paris 1er
Surrounded by a decor with hues of grey and light pink, the legendary Coromandel screens give structureto the room. The baroque arch, a reproduction of what was once displayed in the 1930′s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, stands theatrically in a mirror version reveals the replica of the mythical staircase at rue Cambon.
Under an elegant and watercolor influence, lightness, radiance and freshness set the tone for the season.
In the footsteps of the black and white suits and dresses with the embroidered motif, a wash of pink takes its place in the collection: fresh pink, tender pink and raw pink are complemented by soft greys and ivories, with highlights of silver. The pink instils a mood of grace, poise and elegance. Its subtlety and sophistication reinforce a fresh, urban character, with a hint of mystery.
The silhouette is one of clean lines, close to the body, before blending into gentle, freer forms, subtly relaxed at the back.
The cut on the shoulders is rounded, seamless and ultra pure, with relaxed necklines, highlighted with little youthful sleeves, either contrasted or with bavolet effects.
Predominantly cut from light, extensively developed tweeds, the coats, jackets and dress coats are accompanied by slim leg jeans in denim or sparkling with sequins. Buttons and belts constitute the accessories.
The grace of the long dresses and narrow tapered or straight knee-length skirts, is also present in the clean lines of the chiffon, tulle and organza tops embroidered with sequins, crystals, flowers and pearls. Sophisticated tiering and drape characterise the skirts, captivating with exquisite transparency and culminating in whispers if tulle, delicately cut in an impressionist style with low waists which glide over the hips.
Karl Lagerfeld adds poetic elegance with slim leg trousers in chiffon, which have been embroidered or covered in sequins in their entirety: a quintessential rock-chic signature. Worn round the neck is a black satin ribbon, placed with a pointed toe and ballerina ankle boots.
“Fragile Rock” is the interpretation from the master designer, who has chosen to open and close the ball with Stella Tennant and Kristen McMenamy.
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Photos & Video J.T Stylerumor.com
Runway photos by Chanel
January 14, 2011
Danish supermodel Freja Beha Erichsen is the face of Georg Jensen’s 2011 Global Brand Campaign shot by Sebastian Faena.
Georg Jensen’s new global brand campaign is to be launched February 1st. The campaign was shot in New York by Sebastian Faena under the creative direction of New York’s Lipman Agency. The colour campaign will feature the Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, wearing jewellery from the Georg Jensen Grape, Fusion and Regitze Gold collections.
Having Freja fronting the Georg Jensen brand campaign is an amazing opportunity for the brand. She has rapidly become the new supermodel of our time, having already appeared on numerous International Vogue covers and opened most of the International catwalks. Georg Jensen; Denmark’s oldest and most esteemed luxury brand and Freja; Denmark’s most successful recent export, are a Danish duo set to take the fashion world bystorm.
“Georg Jensen is a Danish brand, I’m a Danish model and there are not too many of us. Therefore doing the campaign for Georg Jensen was something really special to me. Georg Jensen is such a unique brand and being part of this iconic design company is an honour – and great fun”, says Freja Beha Erichsen.
“The fact that Freja is Danish and at the same time one of the hottest models within the international fashion industry makes her the ideal campaign model for Georg Jensen – in Scandinavia and globally. With Freja we underline both our Scandinavian DNA and our global strategy”, Ulrik Garde Due, CEO
January 9, 2011
Lay back attitude and nochalance, that’s what the Spring Summer 2011 Celine ads are all about. Sun-kissed Daria Werbowy wears a pants from the collection covering her upper body with a crystal incrusted skateboard. Every girl wants to be that girl, courtesy of Juergen Teller, styled of course by Phoebe Philo.
Shop Celine via Yoox.com
Season: Spring/Summer 2011
Models: Daria Werbowy, Stella Tennant
Photographer: Juergen Teller
Watch the Céline Spring Summer 2011 Collection Video
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December 8, 2010
Tuesday December 7th 2010 – Rue Cambon – Chanel Haute Couture Salons
It was a snowy day yesterday in Paris but the atmosphere in the Chanel Haute Couture salons transported the guests to another era, time and place. This is the Paris Byzance Métiers d’art show, broadcasting CHANEL’s specialist craftsmen “proteges”. These include the ateliers of Desrues the costume jeweler, Lemarié the feather specialist, Lesage the embroiderer, Massaro the shoe-maker, Michel the milliner, Goossens the goldsmith and Guillet the floral accessory specialist. Back in 2002, Karl Lagerfeld dedicated an annual collection to them, whilst also celebrating a city that is part of the House’s history. This year, for the ninth occasion, he brings us the “Paris Byzance” collection, in keeping with the opening of a second CHANEL boutique in Istanbul.
In a decor worthy of an Ottoman Palace, with 400 metres of sequinned fabric covering the walls of the Haute Couture salons. Karl Lagerfeld revisits the bold colors and the antique golds of enamels and icons, with midnight and mineral blues, and deep purples, violets and greens. Favoring refined, rounded shapes that flow and drape, he has reinterpreted tunics and togas in a contemporary, very feminine style. Asymmetrical drapings, with loose panels at the front and back, outline a shifting silhouette. The Byzantine signature is clearly stated in tweeds interwoven with gold, satin leather, velvet, cashmere, chiffon, lace and tulle. It influences the tablions, the braids and the embroidery. The buttons are jewelled stones while the arabesque or palmette appliqués are trimmed with gold. The weave is coarse yet and sophisticated, dazzling like a mosaic.
Byzance and its splendor abound on the belts and jewelry, adorned with square glass beads, filigree gilt metal, enameling and beads, for a modern-day, entrancing and seductive Theodora. Mademoiselle Chanel took Byzantine art as her major inspiration when she was the first to launch a line of costume jewelry in the 1920s.
Legs are clad in long socks featuring geometrical designs and sheen. Massaro created sandals with jewels thanks to mosaic bracelets or arabesque cut-outs defining the shape. Thigh-high boots are sprinkled with richly colored glass beading. Ballet pumps are tipped with gold filigree, while discreet gold embellishes pony skin and crocodile leather.
The traditional 2.55 bags and the minaudières are also getting a Byzantine splendor benediction, with gold running through burnt-out tweed, embedded precious stones or buttons and embellished braids as appliqués.
Karl Lagerfeld explains, “Inspiration is not a copy but a starting point, taking us somewhere new.”
See the Chanel Paris Byzance backstage photos here
Chanel Paris Byzance Pre-Fall 2011 Fashion Show Video
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Runway & Front Row Photos Courtesy of Chanel
Street Photos J.T Stylerumor.com
December 8, 2010
Aside from the Byzantine updo hairstyles perfected by runway and celebrity stylist Sam McKnight, Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup Peter Philips created a seriously avant-garde eyeliner treatment in red and black.
Philips explains the vision behind the presentation and the collection:
“The theme of the collection, Paris-Byzance is a great inspiration on it’s own. The links and associations with Chanel are rich and plenty. Karl gave Sam (McKnight) and me a sketch giving us a rough idea of the direction he wanted for the look, from then the tone was set. Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica, which very naturally became the inspiration for the show’s makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point: the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows. This look is all about light and rich textures. The choreography between gold, bronze, black and red can be easily personalized according to the desires of each woman.”
The looks featured soon-to-be-released eyeliner and blush that won’t hit stores until June 2011, so keep your eyes peeled for Regard Signé de Chanel in Topkapi and Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rouge and Or.
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Makeup: Peter Philips
Photos: Benoit Peverelli