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Oh Chanel, You Know How to Keep Us Interested…

Not positive when these babies hit the beauty scene exactly, but they’re fairly new

Somehow, I made my way onto the Chanel beauty e-mail list (I can’t imagine HOW, oh no, ahem), and they are also fairly… tempting.

My vote is for gardenia. MMMM.

Among the other options in this “virtuoso collection of twelve rare fragrances” created by the brand’s master perfumers? “Beige,” (oooh, intriguing!) “Sycomore,” and the mysterious “No. 22”… hmm!

Don’t think I’m familiar. Don’t think you are either. Better buy one then.

Chanel Sends Green Tips Down the Runway; Fashion World in Tizzy for New Jade Shade

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Green. The new catch-word du…century. Everyone likes being green and labeling themselves as such. It’s like, totally hip, didn’t cha know? This blip, however is not about the environment, but rather about…nail polish. Flammable, probably really bad for the environment, but yes: nail polish. Ever since Chanel sent green tips down the runway during fashion week, everyone can’t stop talking about the new shade of jade/wintergreen (I’d call it a combo of the two).

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It's *easy* being green!

It’s taken a while to trickle down but it’s here: green nail polish is now officially acceptable. In fact, this month’s Bizarre (or was it Vogue?) also had a full page write-up on the shade.

Seeing as though green is my favorite color, I kinda like this. I mean… remember when (often vividly) blue nails were hip in the late 90s? Yeah. This is better than that, so I don’t want to hear about how odd or ugly this is. At least it’s subdued green, because we all know the latest nail trends (read: NEON) are far from subtle.

This time, “going green” might subsequently lead you to go against the grain. But since when is that a fashion crime.

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To each their own. Also: did I mention Chanel approves? So yeah. It’s okay, people.

Give Me Some Lip: Smear on Some of Fall’s Classic Red

This seems to be a somewhat obvious statement, but red lips are everywhere—have you noticed? We’ve seen juicy red pouts all over the runways and now all the fashion mags are ablaze, dishing about this season’s très affordable must-have: a classic, rich, freshly-red pucker.

Sure, you can't afford the duds; but you *can* afford the lip.

Sure, you can't afford the duds; but you *can* afford the lip.

And who doesn’t love an excuse to wear red lipstick? Hellooo, glamour factor—take it up. And there aren’t too many specifics by which you must abide: just make sure it’s a clean, vibrant red (that means no burgundies or red-oranges); whether you want it to be full-on glamazon, a more subtle stain, or a gloss is up to you. Just make sure it’s a real red, ladies.

Red pouts at J. Mendel; Fall 2009

Red pouts at J. Mendel; Fall 2009

I have my eye on Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon (#75)—lip color which appears to be a gloss (and glides on easily like a gloss) but has the wow power of a lipstick. Nice. This line is slow to make it stateside, but on the internet you can find anything. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Mad Men, but I think this is a trend I can get behind. Plus, it’s a way of being “trendy,” but at the same time remaining classic–a rare duality which doesn’t arise that often. Plus, let’s face it: no one is going to be rocking Chanel’s daring black/purple lips except for the Olsen twins, so just back away, ya’ll. Back AWAY.

My choice. I have my eye on you.

My choice. I have my eye on you.

Might I also recommend: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Crème Lipstick in Iconic (the answer is yes, those ScarJo ads—you remember them for a reason), and MAC PRO Lipmix in Crimson. For more, I’m sure you can consult the gals at your local Sephora or peruse www.sephora.com.

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Crème Lipstick in Iconic

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Crème Lipstick in Iconic

Make haste. Get your Marilyn on, girls.

Joan Holloway approves. Any more questions?

Joan Holloway approves. Need you know more?

Paris Haute-Couture Fall Winter 2009/2010: Swallow Some Crème de la Crème–It Tastes GOOD, Dammit

And by that I mean the crème de la crème of technique, detail, and over-all oh la la-induced gasps. This is where fashion houses (that dare) bring out their big guns and show us what they are really capable of–sans limits. And please, spare me the “but it’s soooo not practical” bemoaning. AND?! Garments as artistic statements should be treated as such. So enjoy the beautiful processions and stop thinking about what it costs (btw: a piece that takes three weeks to create by hand don’t cost 50 bucks, people).

You call this impractical? I call it breathtaking Armini Privé, Spring 2009

You call this impractical? I call it breathtaking Armani Privé, Spring 2009

It’s a feast for your eyes, not your wallet. So enjoy. 

Here’s the schedule: http://www.modeaparis.com/va/collections/2009hahc/index.html

For all the details: http://www.modeaparis.com/va/collections/index.html

Did you know that every time you diss haute-couture, an angel dies? So think about it. Chanel Haute-Couture Spring 09

Did you know that every time you diss haute-couture, an angel dies? So think about it. Chanel Haute-Couture Spring 09

New Ensembles to Envy Are UP!

I’m getting better at updating my drool-inducing ensembles. Today there was a magnetic devil force that kept on leading me to quilted Chanel. I hate it when that happens, gah!

Check out the EE page and see what I mean. Here’s a taste.

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