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

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