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Chanel’s 2011/2012 Cruise Collection: Fine Jewelry, Fabulous Fashion and a Feature Film by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Cruise Collection Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld premiers ‘The Tale of a Fairy’ at the Cannes Film Festival

Chanel Cruise Collection 2011

Karl Lagerfeld has just premiered his short film for the Chanel Cruise Collection, ‘The Tale of a Fairy’. The film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival just last week, and there is a note-worthy buzz over the eccentric tactics of the Chanel Cruise Collection’s Creative Director in regard to film making.

The Chanel 2011/2012 Cruise Collection received an extra dose of publicity on Monday 9th, 2011 when screened before an exclusive guest list.

“It is a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling” Karl Lagerfeld, May 2011

The Cannes Film Festival exclusive premiered at the exclusive Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc at the Cap d’Antibes. “The Tale of a Fairy’ is a short film created by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany Chanel’s 2011/2012 Cruise Collection. The suggested center of what will be Cannes Film Festival controversy, ‘The Tale of a Fairy’ ran for just under an hour and a half, leaving nothing to be desired in the dramatic controversy department. Risky cinematic scenes and subjects included a topless Danish model, Freja Beha and the tunnel-visioned plot built upon a key focus of controversy by way of exaggerated fame… Money. Madness. Narcissism.

‘The Tale of a Fairy’ stars the muse of Karl Lagerfeld, Amanda Harlech. Other roles are portrayed by models Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Baptiste Giabiconi, Brad Koening, Jake Davies, Mark Vanderloo, Oriol Elcacho, Karl’s bodyguard Sebastien Jondeau, model Seth Kuhlmann and French actress Anna Mouglalis.

The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious film festival, looming over all others, a privileged moment for celebrating past glories and great expectations. Established in 1946, it takes place each May at Cannes, a town along the French Riviera.

Every year Cannes appears, alluring and forbidding, a haunted palace that knows better than to open wide its doors, become democratic or user-friendly — leave that to the North Americans. The competition choices obey a certain logic: the festival is faithful to those who have triumphed and those who have suffered.

The Marché du Film, where meetings, negotiations and deals take place in parallel to the Festival de Cannes, draws more than 10,000 buyers and sellers from around the world, according to the festival’s organizers

The invitations featured the image above, and all guests and invites have remained tightly sealed from the media.  

The unique and captivating beauty of Model Saskia de Brauw provided the Press Kit Release of the 2011/2012 Chanel Cruise Collection with a fluid presence of minimalistic, monochromatic strength. In the same emotionally charged, moving manner which (those of you who remember this fashion craze) was utilized in the successful campaign for the unisex CK One Fragrance, the use of crisp displays and clean lines of black and white evokes an unexpected bright and vibrant response in the Press Release photos of the Chanel Cruise Collection 2011/12.

Chanel Cruise Collection

Modeled by Saskia de Brauw and Lagerfeld muse Baptiste Giabiconi, the black and white images showcase the clean lines and relaxed silhouettes shown on the runway.”-Joanna at Fashion Gone Rogue

Saskia De Brauw

Saskia De Brauw

Press Kit:

Cruise 2011/12
Studio 7L, Paris

Photos: Olivier Saillant

In other Chanel news, Blake Lively has been getting a hefty chunk of media attention following the announcement of her role as the new Chanel Campaign Girl. WWD chatted the star up during a dinner to celebrate her ambassador role, where Blake revealed she dances to the Lion King soundtrack, and listed her style inspirations—Grace Kelley, Audrey Hepburn, and Sienna Miller.

Blake Lively – Chanel 

The Following is an excerpt taken from a March 2011 Editorial by by MILES SOCHA at WWD, ‘Catching Up With Blake Lively‘ just prior to Fashion Week in Paris:

“I have such a respect for fashion and such an appreciation for it that if there are people like Karl Lagerfeld out there designing, who am I?” she asks. “I want to bow down to them and be a representative for them if they’ll have me.”

Lively says that her admiration for Lagerfeld is such that she’s surprised the photo session for the handbag campaign didn’t yield images of her “with my jaw on the floor.” At the end of the shoot, she pulled out her cell phone to capture an image of Lagerfeld behind the camera pointed at her.

As easily as she navigates the entertainment and fashion worlds, Lively seems as excited about what other ventures acting might bring her.

“I do plan to open a few restaurants one day. I will be the chef, I will create the menus, I will decorate,” she says, rattling off plans to do a brunch place first, then one dishing up Southern cuisine, followed by world food.

Kiera Knightley to Star in Upcoming Chanel Film Directed by Joe Wright

While Blake Lively has big plans for herself and her affiliation with Chanel, Kiera Knightley (who has been working with the top name in Fashion since 2007) isn’t falling into her shadows. In fact, Kiera is also moving forward with Chanel, recently wrapping up a kittenish pictorial and starring in an upcoming  three-minute Chanel Film dedicated to the famous fragrance, Coco Mademoiselle.

· Chanel [Official Site]


· Karl Lagerfeld’s new film trailer [Racked]

Breakfast with Boca Chamber and Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show Highlights

Today is shaping up to be quite eventful!  This morning Richard Resnik and myself attended our first Boca Chamber Breakfast, sponsored by JM Lexus at the Country Club at Boca Raton.  We spent a few hours networking, and I received a free super-charged Twitter tutorial by Social Media Guru Staci Garcia. Thanks again, doll face!

Armed with a general understand of hash-tagging and mentions, tweet-reach algorithms and a strong determination, I can now finally proclaim that I understand Twitter. That actually is an accomplishment worthy of notation, as I was always intimidated by that little blue bird.

The Key Speakers from JM Lexus discussed the importance of Social Media for Business, informing the attending Members of how much value and positive impact can be obtained through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and other Social Media Services. To steal a phrase from their presentation, Social Media in Business is “the fad that will never fade.” I spoke with a lovely gal who was photographing the Member Breakfast, also a writer, currently working in the Communications Department at the Boca Chamber, and we met with many other friendly local professionals.

It was a wonderful morning!

Boca Raton Beach


Thank You, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce …and to my Boss for the ticket  🙂

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The whole wireless n to wireless g switch has me just a bit befuddled, and it is therefore time to take a quick little break from technology.

Let’s discuss the fantastic boots and couture designs that were revealed on the Milan Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show runways!

From Alexander McQueen‘s feathered ivory boots to Dolce & Gabbana‘s consistent pairing of tall socks with flat shoes, there were certainly some fashion surprises that I can’t imagine anyone was expecting.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

This lavender fashion fairy tale was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and is in my all-time top five favorite catwalk creations list. The monochromatic ensembles of Dolce & Gabbana were certainly star spangled, with a repeating theme of tall socks worn with shiny textured flat shoes. To the naked ear, it may sound as if the whole socks with shoes attempt would ultimately fail at being appealing, despite how talented the designer may be. I may have thought the same, had I not seen this image… (Which, by the way, was taken as David Bowie‘s ‘Modern Love‘ provided the musical score! LOVE David Bowie!)

Dolce & Gabbana

The motorcycle jacket. This item has been at the very top of my wishlist since Fashion Week in New York 2010, where I fell head over heels for the Chanel motorcycle boots and black leather jacket. If I close my eyes, I can see those two toned boots paired with the slim fitting biker-chic jacket ever so clearly. While I adore Chanel, and who wouldn’t… my wallet isn’t exactly a fan. This is why the following release via the Vogue Blog made my day extra delightful!

The biker jacket is a classic, and at the Karen Millen press day today we found the perfect one for autumn. A great shape in hard-wearing leather (affordable too), it will hit the stores in September.12 May, 2011

Paris Fashion Week – Chanel Fall Winter 2011 

Chanel Fall Winter 2011

This Fashion Re-Cap wouldn’t be complete if the fantastic creations of Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011 clothing and accessory designs were not mentioned. Quickly becoming my favorite Designer, Plein had exclusively designed furniture prior to 2004, when he embarked on his first street-fashion venture.

Fun Fact? In 2009, Mattel worked with Philipp Plein to design a special limited-edition Barbie doll to commemorate  50 years of the Barbie enterprise.  Philipp Plein-Barbie was presented to the public on February 4, 2009 at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.


Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011

Philipp Plain BIKER JACKET "MOULIN ROUGE"

Philipp Plein NECKLACE "ENCHANTED"

There are so many strong and opposing perspectives when viewing the world of fashion, almost as if personal opinions are heightened in particularity and detailed attention. I’m sure it has something to do with how personal many fashion enthusiasts consider their relationships with clothing to be. That sounds absurd, perhaps, but it actually is a rational and logical observation.

Everyone makes a decision when presented with 31 flavors of ice cream, out of which they must choose only one. Right? Some of us like cookie dough in our ice cream, peanut butter (righteous!), chocolate chips, even cherries and marshmallows show up in the most popular flavors. However, no matter how similar two people may be to one another, they will most often choose different flavors of ice cream.

I’m always the girl that gets vanilla ice cream, and while sometimes the sweet surprises in other flavors look scrumdidly-umptious, I always remain content with my classic choice. Am I right for always choosing vanilla? Can someone be held at fault for a personal preference? Is that a trick question?

With fashion,our personal preferences are ignited with a creative passion that far exceeds ice cream. We become protective of our perceptions, our preferences, as if there is one right answer, when there truly is no correct or incorrect where opinions are concerned. While I may rave about the incredible fashions of Philipp Plein, being nothing less than impressed by every ensemble showcased, I’m sure that a plethora of completely opposing opinions wouldn’t be hard to find.

That said, allow me to finally make the disclaimer I’ve been building up to…

The thoughts and opinions expressed within the Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog come from a personal point of view, and do not represent Raymond Lee Jewelers or any of the Jewelry and Fashion Designers mentioned.

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