Chanel achieved the exclusive yet accessible tone of Fashion’s Night Out by introducing a series of three denim colored nail shades called Les Jeans de Chanel. The nail color capsule collection was created by Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, and designed to match the shades of your favorite pairs of jeans. Blue Rebel is the darkest tone, to go with your inky, dark wash jeans, Blue Boy is the mid range tone intended to match the causal indigo wash you would wear with a pair of heels, and Coco Blue is a relaxed, light tone to wear with your worn and faded pair. We loved the idea and we’re so excited we can finally wear denim on our nails! The polishes are available until the end of September at Chanel boutiques and online.
We just returned from a trip to Paris, where we spotted (and took home) one of the new aluminum Coke Light bottles designed by Karl Lagerfeld. There are three designs, each complete with Lagerfeld’s name and famous silhouette on the side. This is the second Coca Cola collaboration for Lagerfeld, after he designed a single bottle last year. Talk about a brand advocate – when Lagerfled lost 90 pounds in 2001, he reportedly consumed nothing but Diet Coke and stewed vegetables, and he still says “I drink Diet Coke and nothing else, night and day”. The bottles went on sale in June, and are also part of an advertising campaign for Coke, featuring Coco Rocha, Jeneil Williams and Heidi Mount. You can also find Diet Coke versions here in the States.
In addition to designing for Chanel, Fendi, and his own label, Lagerfeld has been keeping quite busy; he just announced he’ll be doing a capsule collection for Macy’s.
In the world of high fashion, lower pricepoint mashups, J. Crew has enlisted 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Billy Reid, along with runners-up Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo, to each create a capsule collection for the brand.
The three designers recently joined Anna Wintour and other members of the fashion elite at the newly renovated Fifth Avenue J. Crew shop to celebrate the forthcoming collaborations.
Gurung and Borgo have made clothing and jewelry pieces for the ladies, respectively, while seven pieces designed by Reid will be available on the men’s side. We’ll be stopping by to see the collections once they start to hit stores in May.