les fidèles de Chanel


Coco Chanel was a famously unique woman with her own visionary lifestyle and aesthetic. The iconic house of Chanel has always celebrated women of her likeness, with strong personal styles and engaging histories. In 2009, Chanel selected five women to be ambassadresses of the Brand. Known as “les fidèles de chanel”, they are (see image below, from left): Jen Brill, Caroline Sieber, Vanessa Traina, Leigh Lezark, and Poppy Delevingne.

LES FIDÈLES DE CHANEL, from left: Jen Brill, Caroline Sieber, Vanessa Traina, Leigh Lezark, and Poppy Delevingne.

Jen Brill, photo agent:

Personal Style: High heels, red lips and red nails
Fashion Inspiration: Exene Cervenka from the band X
Beauty Icons: Lula (Laura Dern) and Perdita (Isabella Rossellini) from David Lynch’s Wild at Heart
Beauty Routine: Facials from Christine Chin, CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Gabrielle and CHANEL Dragon nail colour
Her Cause: RxArt, which raises money to incorporate fine art in children’s hospitals

Caroline Sieber, stylist/brand consultant:

Shopping Destination: Paris
Favorite Purchases: Oversized quilted handbag and over-the-knee flat crocodile boots, both from the CHANEL Paris-Moscow collection
Beauty Regime: Caritas Paris for massages and facials, CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Delicieuse
Her Cause: Lavender Trust, a charity that raises funds to support breast cancer awareness amongst young women

Vanessa Traina, stylist/brand consultant:

Beauty Icon: Lauren Hutton in the 1970s, specifically for her natural beauty – “and we both have the same gap in our teeth!”
Recent Purchases: A few key pieces from CHANEL, including a black classic tweed jacket, which incorporate easily into her wardrobe of mainly black separates and black leather
Top Three Treatments: Pedicures with CHANEL’s spring 2010 nail colour Particulière, CHANEL Hydramax + Active Sérum, and CHANEL Sublimage eye cream
Her Cause: The Nick Traina Foundation, which provides help for bio-polar children and suicide prevention for young adults

Leigh Lezark, headliner of the misshapes:

Style Icons: Siouxsie Sioux and Grace Coddington
Inspiration: Karl Lagerfeld
Best Shopping: Tokyo and Mexico City
Beauty Regime: Black hair dye, lots of moisturizer, a good flat iron, CHANEL Le Crayon Kohl eyeliner in Noir, a cleansing mask, and a morning coffee after walking her dog
Her Causes: New Yorkers for Children and Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled

Poppy Delevingne, model/actress:

Fashion Icon: Jane Birkin
Style Signature: Azzedine Alaia dresses worn under CHANEL jackets
Beauty Tips: Sleep at least 8 hours a night, carry CHANEL Correcteur Perfection cover-up sticks (she has two in her handbag), and CHANEL Sublimage Eye Cream for sparkly fresh eyes all through the day
Her Causes: Save the Children and the Make a Wish Foundation

Pierre Cardin 60 Years of Innovation: The Book

ASSOULINE Announces the Release of PIERRE CARDIN: 60 YEARS OF INNOVATION By Jean-Pascal Hesse.

“Geometric motifs, asymmetry, oversized buttons and collars, hooped dresses, vinyl inserts-Cardin is an original in every sense of the word.”

ASSOULINE - Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation

ASSOULINE is delighted to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Masion Cardin, with the publication of a commemorative retrospective of the work of its founder, fashion designer Pierre Cardin.

Born in 1922 in San Biagio di Callalta, near Venice, Pierre Cardin immigrated to Paris in 1924. After working briefly with Elsa Schiaparelli, Cardin joined Dior in 1946 and opened his own couture house in 1950. He was a pioneer from the start, creating a design-based, architectural fashion with a futurist sensibility. Cardin also had an avant-garde understanding of fashion’s relationship to new audiences, presenting his collections to large crowds. He was the first to demonstrate that fashion can be both a creative process and a business-and that one man can excel as both a businessman and an artist.

This volume is a tribute to this extraordinarily innovative and iconoclastic designer, taking a primarily visual perspective, highlighting Pierre Cardin’s contributions to the world of couture, fashion, and perfume, reflecting his spirit and energy as well as the brand’s international presence.

$120.00, Spring 2010, hardcover/jacket, 300 pages, 11 2/5 x 14 2/5″, 29 x 36.8 cm, 200 illustrations, ISBN: 9782759404247

Available at: assouline.com

Jean-Pascal Hesse, who holds a degree in history, has been director of communications at the Cardin fashion house for close to 15 years.

Renowned for their highly original graphic concept, ASSOULINE books and luxury gift items are works of art that capture culture and bring it to life. The spirit and ‘savoir faire’ of the company have contributed to the creation of a unique and eclectic, chic and elegant brand that is immediately identifiable. ASSOULINE publications have been translated into more than ten languages and are available in the most exclusive retail destinations worldwide. ASSOULINE’s Paris boutique opened in 2005, ASSOULINE at The Plaza Hotel, in New York City opened its doors in 2008, ASSOULINE West Hollywood and ASSOULINE Las Vegas both opened in December 2009.

Fashionable Istanbul by Avea

With the first Fashionable Istanbul by Avea, that has been organised by the partnership of Baykam & RBM from Turkey and IMG, the creator of “Fashion Week” events, Istanbul successfully managed to be one of the world’s fashion capitals.

Fashionable Istanbul

Having had 5 fashion giants and entered into the world fashion calendar with a superb show, Fashionable Istanbul by Avea was at the heart of the fashion world during 3 days. In the event taking place between 23 and 25 October 2009 there was an amazing excitement as amongst other prestigious fashion weeks such as London, Milan, Paris, Berlin…

Fashionable Istanbul by Avea which welcomed important guests from the fashion and business world attracted attention of the fashion world by the participation of the international press.

Fashionable Istanbul : now the countdown begins…June 2010.

Korto Momolu to Present The Korto Momolu Collection at New York Fashion Week

Celebrity Designer Korto Momolu Debuts Fall 2010 Collection at New York Fashion Week: Project Runway’s fifth season standout contestant Korto Momolu (Cut . Toe – Mo . Mo . Lu) will debut The Korto Momolu Collection, a contemporary female apparel and accessories line during New York City Fashion Week at the Union Square Ballroom on February 15, 2010.

Momolu gained national recognition after participating in Bravo’s hit reality competition series, and this will be Momolu’s first showcase and collection since appearing on the show.

Korto Momolu
Korto Momolu

“This is my return to fashion week after Project Runway, so it’s important for me to establish my voice,” said Momolu. Known for her intrinsic creations, Momolu opted for a collection of serene designs that reflect her lifestyle, cultural and design background. “The fall 2010 collection is an eclectic blend of rich fabrics, detailed beading and infusion of northern African influences. It holds true to everything I am as a designer, focusing on fit, structure and detail.”

Korto Momolu, a native of Liberia, West Africa, easily stands out from the rest and has already captured the attention of the fashion industry elite. The Korto Momolu Collection includes exquisite apparel designs and carefully hand-crafted accessories with prices ranging from $150.00 to $1600.00. Additionally, her collection will include a sneak peek at the signature handbag and jewelry line exclusively designed for Dillard’s Department Stores and Dillard’s online, scheduled to launch in all stores on February 15, 2010, coinciding with her runway presentation.

Highlighted as one to watch, Korto has been featured by EOnline.com, Essence, LA Times, InStyle, African Vibes, Washingtonian magazine, Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine and more. Television and radio appearances include the Wendy Williams Show; BET’s My Black is Beautiful and the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Megan Fox In Armani Ad Campaigns

Megan Fox star of The “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was chosen to grace the official worldwide Emporio Armani Women’s Underwear and Armani Jeans campaigns for the Spring/Summer 2010 line. Armani is my favorite fashion designers. I would love one day to wear a gown my Armani. A dream! The closest I can get to feed my Armani craving is Armani Exchange LOL. Although, recently I bought a beautiful white button shirt from AX which was EXCATLY the same feel and material of a Giorgio Armani shirt I bought years ago in the Giorgio Armani store in New York City!

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Gossip Girl Star Leighton Meester In Sofia Vintage

Gossip Girl star, Leighton Meester, shopped at Chicago’s premier shopping destination, Sofia Vintage at 1165 North Clark Street, Suite 400 on Friday, January 1st. Leighton was in town for her performance at The Underground and was dressed head to toe in Sofia Vintage’s finest fashions for the red carpet including a sexy long sleeve open back, black lace top with trendy olive colored trousers.

Leighton in Sofia Vintage from the red carpet at The Underground (photo credit Rob Grabowski)

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ELLE Make Better Program and DVD Series With Model Brooklyn Decker

ELLE, the number one global fashion magazine, announces the ELLE Make Better Program and DVD Series. The Make Better program is a multiplatform initiative surrounding fitness, fashion and beauty content that includes a themed January issue, a dedicated website and a three-DVD set hosted by and starring model Brooklyn Decker.

ELLE is turning the dated notion of the “makeover” on its head and instead focusing on new ways to look at fashion, beauty and fitness through simple, yet strategic adjustments to one’s everyday life. Spending unnecessary time, money and energy on a new wardrobe, overhauling one’s closet or engaging in expensive beauty and fitness regimes is out–so beginning with the January 2010 Make Better Issue, ELLE will demonstrate how to make small tweaks to readers’ lifestyles that offer big results. ELLE will also feature Make Better edit in the beauty/fitness section throughout 2010, inspiring you to continue striving to improve your life. The program will be sponsored by Reebok, which will integrate its fitness apparel and Easy Tone technology into the DVDs and custom advertorials in the January issue.

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Reynolds & Associates Produces The Elykssor Campaign

Art Director Robert Reynolds of Reynolds & Associates produces the Elykssor Website Campaign. The concept of the Elykssor Campaign’s theme was based on Robert Reynolds original idea, and concept interpreting Elykssor’s theory of Elykssor being a lifestyle for men and women. The shoot was produced in the lower east side of Manhattan and featured in the shoot is male model Rafaele Rivera. Keep your eyes out for Rafaele appearing as the new 2010 Marlboro Man.

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Reynolds & Associates Elykssor

Reynolds & Associates Elykssor