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30 Aug

Kristen Stewart Dances To Beyoncé In Chanel’s New Perfume Ad

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Back in May, Chanel announced that four-year brand ambassador Kristen Stewartwould be the face of the fashion house's latest fragrance, Gabrielle.
Today, the promotional film for Gabrielle launched, and in the minute-long clip overseen by commercial director Ringan Ledwidge, Stewart dances to a Beyoncé track.
Stewart breaks out of a gauzy canister—a cocoon, the brand explained in a statement—and then runs, trails of gauze rippling behind her, full-steam into a wall of Chanel Gabrielle perfume bottles. All the while, Beyoncé's somewhat under-appreciated 2009 ballad "Runnin'" plays.

If you're looking for more of a narrative, well good, that was the point. "We deliberately took the opposite line from storytelling," Thomas du Pré de Saint-Maur, Chanel's head of global creative resources said in a statement. "Instead...
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29 Aug

Kristen Stewart Runs to a Beyoncé Song in Latest Chanel Ad

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Kristen Stewart's identity is so tangled up with Chanel that, countless campaigns later, the two have finally become one. In the new ad for the luxury fashion house's Gabrielle fragrance, the actress basically plays herself even as she pays homage to the house's founder Coco Chanel. As Chanel's head of global creative resources Thomas du Pré de Saint-Maur explains in a statement, "Instead of retracing [Gabrielle Chanel's] life, we chose to put the spotlight on her free and rebel-at-heart personality." The one-minute clip begins artfully with the iconic brand's muse cloaked in a web of gauzy fabric. Once Stewart finds her way out of the cocoon-like swath, she breaks free and sprints to what might be Beyoncé's most overlooked song: a one-off she released in...
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22 Aug

10 Major Chanel Runway Moments From The 90s

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Of all the runway shows in the history of fashion, you're likely most familiar with the images from Chanel—especially during the 1990s. Not only because the collections were full of the iconic interlocking Cs logo―splashed across everything from bikinis and sunglasses to jackets and handbags―but because it was the original era of the supermodel. Each show was a real show thanks to the star power models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell provided. In honor of Coco Chanel's birthday (August 19, 1883), we rounded up some of our all-time favorite moments spotted on the Chanel runways in the '90s. You'll be shocked at how current some of the styles look. Should we sign a petition to bring back some of these archival looks?...
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17 Aug

You Have To See The Travel Diary That Inspired Chanel’s New Makeup

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When Chanel presents something new, the iconic brand goes big. Look no further than its Fall 2017 Haute Couture runway show for evidence: It featured a towering, built-to-scale model of the Eiffel Tower! So when Lucia Pica, the brand’s global makeup and color designer, came to L.A. to present Chanel’s new makeup collection recently, we expected something just as big in scale. What we got was far different, and much more soulful, than we could have imagined. Despite all the budgetary perks, all the aching glamour and luxury, that comes with Chanel, Pica chose to find her collection outside of the corner office filled with mood boards. In fact, it was born among the...
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14 Aug

Pearl Effect : Classic Fall Accessories To Perfect Any Look

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From studded sandals to golden cuffs, check out all of these pearl-embossed accessories to add to your fall wardrobe and beyond.

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Aquazurra
booties, $1,150, bergdorfgoodman.com.
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bag, $9,800, chanel.com.
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David Yurman
bracelet, $13,000, similar styles at davidyurman.com.
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Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
shoes, $995, neimanmarucs.com.
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Gucci bag
bag, $1,690, similar style at net-a-porter.com.
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Céline
earrings, $2,700, similar styles at celine.com.
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Sandro
sandal, $295, similar styles at sandro-paris.com.
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Roger Vivier
bag, $2,250, similar styles at rogervivier.com.
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Dior ring, $360,...
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9 Aug

5 Things You Don’t Know About Chanel N°5

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Out of all the perfumes in the world, there's only one Chanel N°5. The original fragrance brainchild of Coco Chanel has become synonymous with luxury, gracing vanities all over the world for the past ninety-six years. While most people are familiar with its sparkling floral scent, there's more behind this best-selling bottle than meets the eye. Here are five little known facts about the classic perfume.

1. It was inspired by women.

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After coming up with the idea to create a perfume for her fashion brand during a meeting with friends in Monte Carlo, Chanel reached out to master perfumer Ernest Beaux. She wanted the scent to be one of kind while also resembling her style...
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25 Jul

Hailey Clauson’s Guide To Globe Trotting And Sipping Summer Cocktails

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Native California girl Hailey Clauson spends all year traveling from coast to coast, with stints in between at exotic locales for the occasional swim shoot. Truth be told, it’s all work and very little play (even though her glamorous Instagram feed may tell a different story). So what does she do as soon as she wraps her last gig of the summer? More travel! Here, Clauson gives us the rundown on her summer holiday tour and all of her favorite cocktails that go along with it.

CHAMPAGNE IN CANNES “My first trip of the summer was for the amfAR Runway Show during the Cannes Film Festival. When I’m backstage, my drink of choice is a glass of champagne with a straw, so I don’t...
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6 Jul

So This Is How Chanel Does Unicorn Makeup

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Whatever your thoughts are about unicorn beauty—that is, all things rainbow, glittery, horned, and even loosely inspired by the mythical equine creature–at this point, it's pretty hard to deny that it's a Thing. But maybe you're still thinking it's reserved for the weird and wacky corners of the internet, and not, say, the Grand Palais in Paris, where Chanel just wrapped its Fall 2017 haute couture show. The opulent presentation courtesy of King Karl featured three front row celebrities with platinum buzzcuts (Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart), a scale replica of the Eiffel Tower—and bright, whimsical, multicolored eye makeup that was unmistakable #unicorngoals on every single model.

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5 Jul

6 Things To Know From Chanel’s Fall 2017 Couture Show

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Today, Chanel took over Paris' Grand Palais for its Fall 2017 couture show. From the Parisian-inspired set to Karl Lagerfeld receiving a very special honor, here's everything to know from the show.

1) The set was inspired by the iconic fashion house's home-base: Paris. Models walked underneath a giant Eiffel Tower replica that was created to overarch the runway.

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2) The front row was especially star-studded this season. Attendees included Pharrell Williams, Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Katy Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rowan Blanchard, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart and more.

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5 Jul

Kristen Stewart Just Wore The Tube Capri Jumpsuit Of Your Dreams

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Kristen Stewart can always pull off outfits that many of us couldn't—and the sequinned ensemble she wore to the Chanel couture show is no different.
The actor turned up to see the new collection in Paris wearing a strapless jumpsuit that was covered in sequins, and ended just below the knee. The takeaway? Tube tops and capri pants are back in style, like it's the nineties.

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Stewart kept her accessorizing to a minimum in order to let the sequinned tube jumpsuit take center stage, teaming it with a pair of black pointed court shoes and circular shades. Her buzzcut featured platinum frosted tips and her make-up was, as usual, pared back.

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