Monday, February 24, 2014

Fall 2014 Ready To Wear: Are you Ready?

Who else is stoked to see all of the AMAZING designers that are set to show at this year's Fall fashion week in PARIS? I am most excited to see: Balenciaga, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Celine, and of course our favorite...Chanel! The CHANEL FALL 2014 RTW show is set to go on at 10:30 am Tuesday March 4th at Grand Palais, avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8e.
 
Below are some images of a few of my favorite looks from the SPRING RTW show last year. Enjoy!
 








 
Photos from VOGUE.com
 



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Street Style Roundup









Ever wonder how to dress if you were attending a Chanel fashion show? Take some cues from the lovely ladies above! My personal favorites are the first and the last photo, both casual chic. Those sneakers with boyfriend jeans, a white tee, and a fitted blazer = perfection.
 
Tweet your CHANEL Street style look to us at @chanelobsession for a chance to be featured on the blog.
 


Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

 



 





CHANEL Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign
Lindsey Wixson + Sasha Luss
Shot by Karl Lagerfeld

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CHANEL Spring 2014 Couture
















CHANEL Spring 2014 COUTURE
January 21st, 2014 
Paris, France

Tweed fanny pack anyone? Sporty-chic meets elegant mermaid, somehow that sums up the CHANEL Spring 2014 couture collection in my mind. Karl did not disappoint in offering up an intriguing combination of silhouettes, materials, and color palettes. Corseted middles with crop tops layered over, maxi skirts with sneakers, sequins, tweed, and fanny packs all ruled the runway a few weeks ago in Paris.

There was that sequined mystical looking maxi that I cannot get out of my mind and who could forget the black, purple, & turquoise mini-dress?

View the entire collection on style.com 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Currently Coveting...

 
The Chanel Boy Bag! And my local Nordstrom happens to have a sand color suede one in stock! It might be too early to treat myself to a birthday present however, I feel that I deserve it!
 
Love the way Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What styled her bag. Simplistic with a little glam on the side... perfection!

Today at the Grand Palais in Paris...

 
 
Was a rotating stage and stark white decor as the backdrop for the Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture show...photos to come!
 
Au revoir!

Monday, September 2, 2013

CHANEL N°5

 
 

They say a bottle of CHANEL N°5 is sold every 30 seconds, if this is true or not I do not know but for any perfume to have remained at the height of popularity for over 90 years now says a lot. Coco Chanel wanted to challenge the status quo and create a fragrance that truly embodied a woman and contained more than a single floral scent like many of the other perfumes of that era.

Working with perfumer Ernest Beaux the scent was finalized in late summer of 1920. He came to her with several viles of perfumes, labeled 1-5 and 20-24. Chanel then chose vile no 5 to be the scent that would outlast many others. She had also told Ernest, "I present my dress collections on the fifth of May, the fifth month of the year and so we will let this sample number five keep the name it has already, it will bring good luck" (Gabrielle Chanel).

And luck it brought her, CHANEL N°5 quickly rose to popularity and became an icon along with Marilyn Monroe when she mentioned in an interview that all she wears to bed is N°5 . She was also photographed applying CHANEL N°5 for Redbook Magazine by photographer Ed Feingersh in 1955.

At this point, there seems to be nothing stopping this fragrance and I have a feeling that N°5 will be around for many years to come.

 
 
Evolution of the CHANEL N°5 Bottle:
 
Marilyn Monroe applying CHANEL N°5:
 
 
 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

OMG...SHOES!










Some of my favorite shoe selections from CHANEL.com, especially love those furry kicks!

Wishing You a Very Stylish Birthday



How could I forget an event such as this? Coco Chanel’s 130th birthday was this past Monday, August 19th. I’ve been thinking to the past quite a bit lately as my Great Grandmother, “Gramsy”, would be having her 100th birthday this coming November. She surely wouldn’t have purchased anything Chanel let alone eat a $1.00 ice cream bar. Growing up in a different era certainly gives you a different perspective. 

Although my Gramsy and miss Coco Chanel seem to be opposites in every sense of the word, they also posses many similarities besides their good looks. These women have both inspired me beyond belief, taught me to strive for things that I might otherwise think impossible, proven the fact that sometimes less is more, and showed me that being myself is always the best person to be.  

Coco Chanel:

Gramsy: