Thoughts by Tiffany Apostolou
It is often really enjoyable to sit at the morning table with a grand cup of coffee and leaf through magazines. Well…upon such a fashionable endeavor I came across the Chanel 2013 Resort collection and was drawn in awe over a specific piece. It is a pair of intricately sculpted, blood red bangles.
OK. Apart from the fact that the whole scene was in Versailles, which was just beautiful, these baroque – rococo bangles fit the image perfectly. To be entirely honest, they do not remind me of the Chanel style at all. Quite the opposite in fact, it is a pleasant surprise. Do you agree?
In reaction to the French public's disapproval of gay marriage, Karl Lagerfeld Made a political statement at the haute couture show for Chanel. This comes after people protested in Paris against French president Francois Hollande's plan to legalize gay marriage. Lagerfeld sent two models hand-in-hand down the runway wearing couture bridal gowns.
The pair of models, who walked with one of the designer's young nephews, closed out the long-awaited show that occurred as a part of Paris Fashion Week. To make himself clear, when asked by the Associated Press if the act was made in support of gay marriage in France, Lagerfeld replied, "Of course it was."
According to The Guardian, Lagerfeld said it was a symbol of support for the controversial French gay marriage law. “I don’t even understand the debate,” he said.
The new Chanel make up collection Éclats du Soirhas is a great collections with gold, red, violet and pink colors. You can feel immediately hot and sparkly atmosphere. Something that we need on a cold winter's day. This collection has a limited edition items: The Harmonie du Soir Quadra Eye Shadow palette, an eye shadow duo in Nuit-Claire, Joues Contraste blush in Star Dust, Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in L'Impatiente, The Ligne Graphique de Chanel liquid eyeliner in Rouge Noir and the nail lacquer Les Vernis in Malice.
Would you ever think to question the formula of the world's "most seductive" scent? The European Union is doing just that as a committee is pushing legislation that would ban some of the most key ingredients in Chanel No. 5, Reuters reports.
The EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has called attention to 100 possible allergens that are putting consumers at risk, including tree moss and oak moss, the natural ingredients responsible for the woody notes of the iconic fragrance. The committee is also proposing a requirement to reduce certain key ingredients to a mere 0.01 percent of formulas, putting citral, coumarin and eugenol all found in nature on the chopping block.
We all love perfume bottles and essences, right?
Well, Chanel shot this video about the history of one of the most historical and famous senses in the fashion world.
It’s amazing to see the story behind this perfume through the eyes of the Chanel House itself! Did you know that its creation is believed to be a lab accident? I say, that was one great mistake.
But this is a very unique scent and though everyone aknowledges it, not everyone would actually wear it. So, let’s discuss! What types of perfume dou you love?
What scent do you have on now? I’m wearing the Galliano, slightly spicy yet very flowery with a touch of powder.
Brad Pitt is engaged to one of the world’s most beautiful women and now he’s a smoldering spokesman for one of the world’s most quintessential beauty brands.
Pitt, 48, made his debut Monday in new ads for Chanel No. 5. Dressed casually, hair long and mood thoughtfully seductive, the actor appears in a black-and-white video spot that is a philosophical ode to love and longing.
“It’s not a journey, every journey ends and we go on,” Pitt recites in the 30-second ad for Chanel’s signature fragrance. “Wherever I go, there you are,” he adds quietly, looking directly into the camera in a sensual slow burn.
Everything that comes out of the house of Chanel starts with Karl Lagerfeld his sketches, his ideas, even where he walks. “The inspiration was actually the floor in Karl’s new studio, which is a metallic parquet,” Peter Philips explained of the beauty look for the Spring show. “The one key word [Karl] used was shine,” the Chanel creative director of makeup continued, pointing out that the direction got him thinking about skin textures and color consistency, which led him where these conversations often do: to Chanel’s incomparable Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow.
The soufflé-like cream pigment that can be worn sheer or built up for more opacity debuted in a brand-new color today, a forthcoming platinum hue that Philips blended all the way up to brows, which were elongated a bit for proportion with its Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencils. “I actually applied the mascara first,” Philips pointed out of Chanel’s Inimitable Intense wand in Noir, which went on in one swipe after skin was prepped with its Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup, left to dry, and then reapplied three times for added drama. “It’s kind of heavy-handed but in this kind of big venue, we need to do something that can be seen,” Philips elaborated, duly tracing lids with a thick etching of its Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ebene while lining the inner rims with its Le Crayon Kohl in Graphite, a dark gray. The shine theme was revisited on lips, which Philips treated to a quick slick of Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lipcolor in Gracile, a soft pink, and then promptly lacquered with its Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Plaisir, a sheer peach. “We’re going to oil them up a little bit, too,” Philips added of models’ exposed limbs, which his team greased down right before they hit the runway for an extra glisten.
In what was perhaps the greatest testament to Spring’s dominating neutral nail trend, Philips eschewed more statement colors, which are often customary here, in favor of the most classic polish protocol there is: the French manicure. “We’re using Ballerina and Eastern Light,” he explained, big-upping the full-coverage white varnish that will launch as part of his as-yet-unreleased Hong Kong mini collection.
Chanel is known for fantastic accessories. Whether it's the iconic 2.55 bag that is now more expensive than a small car, or shoes adorned with faux stalagmites, Karl Lagerfeld knows his ladies love their accessoires. So when he sent models down the Chanel spring 2013 runway this Monday (we're late to the game due to our awesome relaunch!) wearing bags with handles that looked like hula hoops, we can only guess how many members of the audience were mentally placing their orders. Our money is on Lady Gaga carrying that bag shortly, and of course, over-the-top Vogue Nippon editor Anna Dello Russo will probably make a video where she literally hula hoops with the bag.
But it does have us wondering: Who will actually purchase the latest Chanel bag? Can you imagine entering a crowded subway train with a bag whose diameter is larger than your average, umm, car tire? Mon dieu, the dirty looks would be endless (though we suppose that anyone willing to shell out the big bucks for such an extravagant bag isn't taking public transportation).
What do you think? Would you pay good money for the latest Chanel bag?
CHANEL has the coolest accessories for sports and leisurely activities. We loooooove them!
The sophisticated items from CHANEL, from surf boards and skis to bocce sets and fishing poles, allow you to have fun and be super chic.
Other accessories include skis and poles, equestrian riding crops and helmets, footballs, snowboards, tennis racquets, and boomerangs.
CHANEL doesn't list any prices on their site, suggesting that if interested, you should contact the closest boutique.
For more information visit CHANEL.com
When it came to finding the perfect wedding gown, Camila Alves McConaughey knew exactly where to turn. Chanel? Nah. Vera Wang or Monique Lhuillier? Nope.
Instead, the bride asked Brazilian dress designer Ducarmo Castelo Branco, a 78-year-old family friend, to craft a gown for her June 9 nuptials to Matthew McConaughey.
“Ducarmo has been making wedding dresses for her entire life,” says Alves, who has known the designer since she was a young girl growing up in Brazil. “I guess you can say she has been planning this design for over 20 years.”
Branco worked on the project with a group of eight local women, and Alves’s faith in that team’s vision of a dream dress — a delicate beaded lace gown — never wavered. “I went to Brazil for a day and a half to work on the dress,” the bride tells PEOPLE. “I left and I just had to trust them. They finished the dress 22 days later.”
For Matthew and Camila’s exclusive wedding album — and to see the dress up close — pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
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