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280 posts tagged "Chanel"

Rouge Coco, Immortalized In Print

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Vanessa Paradis, Kate Bosworth, and Leigh Lezark have all given Chanel’s new Rouge Coco lipstick collection their seal of approval, but Ali Michael’s editorial in the Spring/Summer issue of Lula may just be the best endorsement we’ve seen so far. That, right there, is Michael working one of the wide-brimmed hats from Vena Cava’s Fall equestrian-cool collection, a very well-groomed, full brow, and Rouge Coco in Rivoli—a striking brick red color. Sure, Michael has the pout to pull it off, but the way the pigment’s richness registers in print is convincing us that we too could potentially work the color. (Yes, we frequently fall victim to subversive advertising techniques—especially in the form of well-executed beauty spreads). Do you like the color?

Photo: Catherine Servel for Lula, Spring/Summer 2010

So Many New Nail Polishes From Chanel, So Little Time

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Chanel’s summer makeup collection won’t be on shelves for another month, but the blogosphere is already buzzing about Peter Philips’ new Les Pop-Up de Chanel. The brightly colored range inspired by idyllic seaside vistas includes a host of vibrant full-coverage, sheer, and glossy creations for lips; two moisturizing bronzing powders; and three new nail lacquers to sufficiently satisfy the polish fiends out there, myself included. I was initially going to post this picture with a one word caption that just said, “discuss,” as at first glance these colors really speak for themselves, but after giving them each a test run, I have some thoughts I’d like to share. Initially, perhaps to buck popular opinion that has already heralded Philips’ aquamarine varnish, Nouvelle Vague, as the new Jade, I was leaning toward the two pink shades—Riviera, a bold rose, and Mistral, a soft, shimmering bubblegum. After trying them all, though, Nouvelle Vague does indeed pack the most punch, albeit one that I’ve definitely seen before (unlike with Jade’s unique deep minty tone, Philips’ blue polish resembles a host of other robin’s egg varnishes already on the market). But no matter; I’ll still break it out when my skin is slightly bronzed in a few months. If pastels aren’t your thing, Philips will also be releasing a matte black lacquer in a frosted bottle from Karl Lagerfeld’s Shanghai resort collection in April. Yes, weekly trips to your manicurist might soon be in order.

At Chanel, Peter Philips Paints It Black

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Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director of makeup, has a knack for pulling out specific elements of Karl Lagerfeld’s sartorial vision and reinterpreting them in beauty terms. Who could forget Philips’ ivory-coated lash lines and pearl-tipped fingers to complement the house’s all-white Spring ’09 Couture show, or his jade nail from Fall ’09, a shade that was plucked directly from the similarly colored tweeds and accessories that Lagerfeld sent down the runway? For Fall ’10, Philips was at it again, although this time, he focused his attention solely on the eyes. “I kind of re-created a paint/print texture that Karl used in some of the handbag and shoe designs for the show,” Philips said yesterday backstage at the Grand Palais, where he was crafting an elongated, oblong shape on lids with tiny brushstrokes of La Ligne de Chanel in Noir Lamé placed on top of a sparkly taupe pigment from Enigma, a new eye shadow quad that will be part of Philips’ fall color collection. In addition to having a steady hand to get that perfectly haphazard liner application, Philips recommends applying the eye shadow wet to amp up its intensity. Otherwise, skin was kept clean and fresh, lips were nude, and cheeks were given a slight contouring with a lovely new shade of Joues Contraste Blush in Pink Cloud, which imparts an ever-so-slight luminescent flush. For you fellow nail junkies out there waiting to see what Philips would come up with next, he gave his limited-edition Jade Rose—a subdued pink color that was released last fall but was overshadowed by its pure green counterpart—a second go-around this season, which means you’ll have another chance to get your hands on it when it bows this summer, if you missed out on the opportunity last year.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com; Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com

Leigh Lezark Lightens Up

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Yup, that’s Leigh Lezark at left, but we can understand your confusion. Gone is her signature severe, side-parted bob, and in its place, long soft waves—with an almost recognizable pink cheek and a beautiful rosy lip. It was definitely a much girlier side of the MisShapes frontwoman than we’re used to seeing front row at Chanel, but Lezark was pulling it off at Karl Lagerfeld’s extravaganza this morning and showing some love for Peter Philips’ new Rouge Coco lipstick collection in the process (the shade she’s wearing is called Cambon)—good form for the Chanel brand ambassador. What do you think about her departure from the dark side?

Photo: Eric Ryan / Getty Images

SJP Thinks Ink

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We may have had mixed feelings about her hair, but Sarah Jessica Parker still managed to wow us on the red carpet last night by going big with the skin art. How best to accessorize a Chanel Couture dress, you ask? With Peter Philips’ new, limited-edition temporary tattoos from the house’s Spring collection, of course. We noticed this little gem last night when a fellow fashion-minded friend pointed to Parker’s bedazzled wrist and said, “That bracelet isn’t moving.” (Good eye). What do you think of the tats off the runway and on the red carpet?

Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles