Posts Tagged ‘Chanel’

Grooming, News, Scent & Aftershave

Brad Pitt, male, is new face of ladies’ Chanel No. 5 perfume

By Gerald Lynch on May 9th, 2012

Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman and Audrey Tautou. What do they all have in common? Well for starters, they’re all women. Obvious one that. And all beautiful. No points for spotting that one either. But, however, they’ve all also been at one point or other in their careers the face of Chanel No. 5 perfume.

Well, as of today, you can now add Brad Pitt to that list of celebs who’ve attached their faces to the most famous of ladies’ scents.

The thing is, Brad’s harbouring a deep, dark secret. Underneath those wavy blonde locks, piercing blue eyes and striking features, the Se7en and Benjamin Button star  is…actually a man!

That certainly sets Mr Angelina Jolie apart from his predecessors, and marks a bold new direction from Chanel’s marketing department.

Confirming the news in a press release today after rumours began circulating yesterday, Pitt is the first male face of the iconic perfume. A full blown ad campaign including a UK TV advertising spot is to follow in the Autumn, with Pitt picking up a cheque with a tidy seven-figure sum inked onto it.

Though Pitt’s the quintessential ladies-man and multi-generation spanning heatthrob, the 48-year old is still an odd choice by the brand, leading some to speculate that sultry Jolie may be making an appearance in the campaign at some point too.

“Hang on, aint this a site about men’s stuff, guvnor? What’s this gotta do with us blokes?” I hear you cry!

And you’d be right. With Pitt being the kind of guy that women want to be with and men want to be, there’s plenty of speculation that Pitt’s appearance with Chanel could be the start of a massive push from the brand into the male sector.

Come Christmas, you and your missus both could be unwrapping a bottle of scent sold by Pitt’s lovely mug.



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Black and Purple Rubber Player

By jsmith on June 30th, 2009

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Nixon is a company in it’s relative infancy, in the world of time pieces there is more heritage and history than you can shake a stick at: Rolex, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Bvlgari, Omega all have elaborate back stories usually involving some other notable trade such as aviation or nautical navigation. Nixon makes up for it’s lack of heritage by coming up with contemporary, provocative and colourful designs, the voguish feel of these watches is achieved by using high quality modern materials until now rarely seen around the wrist. The popularity of the products Nixon has been putting out has made the jewellery elite sit up, take notice and put out their own products in less traditional materials, most noticeably Chanel’s J12 coming in both black and white ceramic, though while the others are treading water to keep up Nixon remains ahead of the pack pushing the boundaries and combining new designs with new materials.

The most famous of Nixon’s watches, The Player, is available in a multitude of materials including stainless steel, ceramic and now rubber, with a single jewel in the 6 O’clock position and many a colour to choose from including the brand new black and purple rubber The Player and Nixon keep going from strength to strength.

Nixon watches are ridiculous, over hyped and totally brash, they are the petulant teen playboy amongst the old money and that’s no bad thing to be. For your nearest Nixon dealer click here and jump through for more pics of the black and purple rubber Player.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Just when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

By Will Reid on February 16th, 2009

site.jpgFashion extraordinaire and all-round legend Karl Lagerfeld recently told the press that “an H&M dress and a Chanel dress can look the same in a small photo, but not in real life” and explained that he isn’t ready to take the Chanel label online. However, Opening Ceremony (the great albeit not couture label) have just opened their website and online shop.

The online store will offer a mixture of the label’s own collection as well as other brilliant labels. After all, this is a label favoured by many a hipster and frequently sees collaborations with the likes of Chloë Sevigny.

Prepare to max out the credit card.



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Love The Look: Kanye and Friends at Paris Menswear A/W 09

By Will Reid on January 27th, 2009

street-shots-paris-fashion-week-09-1.jpgParis Menswear Fashion Week began last Thursday and now that is has finished we are able to fully consider all the fashion inspiration from both on and off the runways. From Jefferson Hack and Alber Elbaz to male models and rake-thin boys wearing baggy cardies and vintage Chanel, the shows are an excuse for men to be outrageous and the results are often brilliant.

Look at Kanye West and friends in the image above. The mixture of neon colours and high-fashion logos with laid-black prints and over-the top fabrics gives me more than enough to drool over while I should be working/pretending to work/possibly paying attention to everyday goings on.

Keep reading Brandish everyday for more news from the fashion capitals.

(Image Source: HypeBeast)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Brandish Inspiration: The Sartorialist Shoots Chanel Menswear in Fantastic Man 8

By Will Reid on November 26th, 2008

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It’s that time of year when men and women of every age are all forgetting about work and turning their thoughts to something much more important- Christmas presents. I’m not talking about gifts for the slightly odd uncle or some flowers for that 80-year old neighbour who suddenly said ‘hello’ yesterday even though you heard she had died two months ago (just me?) I mean a Chanel Menswear tweed coat.

The great Karl Lagerfeld is no idiot when it comes to the gift-giving season and for the eighth issue of Fantastic Man, he has asked Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) to shoot the latest collection of elusive Chanel menswear for an article written by Charlie Porter. Wow.

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See after the jump for all the pictures from the editorial!

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

WISHLIST: A Closet Session with à la Fake Karl

By Will Reid on September 10th, 2008

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Now this looks like my kind of party!

I feel like a horrible, disgusting sorry excuse for a fashion follower. Why am I bound by such emotional wounds? Why do I feel so sick-minded and wrong?

Answer: I want an invitation to Fake Karl’s closet. Yes, it’s true! I, Will Reid, couldn’t think of anything this week that could be desired more than a day of hanging upside down with Anna and Karl sipping our “respective drinks.”

And don’t even tell me you don’t want to too. There’s even a Yohji Yamamoto-shaped hole in the window!

Click here for an explanation!

(Image: The Journey)



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Love The Look: Joshua Jackson Looks Pretty Good For An Ex-Dawson Creek Star

By Will Reid on September 4th, 2008

joshjackson.jpgThis week’s ‘Love The Look’ sees Joshua Jackson, and boyfriend of Diane Kruger, looking incredibly dapper in a Hollywood screen-star suit. I’m guessing that, by the waistcoat, details and fact that just about every Hollywood man at the moment is hooked, that the suit is by Tom Ford but who care’s about a lack of originality when you’ve made this much effort!

The details are the key: the perfect black buttons, the patent glint of the shoes, the bold bow-tie and silk (yet classy) lapel of the jacket. Joshua was attending the Jaeger-Le Coultre Gala at the 65th Venice Film Festival and while most men would look a bit pants next to a Chanel muse and seasoned-wearer of Dior, Elie Saab and Prada, Jackson proves he’s a worthy sartorial opponent.

(Image: Olycom SPA/ Rex Features)



Designer Spotlight, Gallery, Heroes and Celebrities

Kaiser Karl’s Couture

By Jonathan Smith on September 2nd, 2008

More Kaiser Karl for you today and this time it’s a shoot that he has done for issue #96 of Numero. The shoot for a feature called “La Couture” is inspired by film noir and has Lagerfeld’s go-to girls of couture Karmen Pedaru, Heidi Mount and Vlada Roslyakova. Though strictly speaking this is more of a female orientated shoot it does feature a couple of male models and all the outfits look great so it’s worth checking out.

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[Images from fashionologie.com]



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Karl Lagerfeld: A Cuddly Bear for Children of Today?

By Will Reid on September 2nd, 2008

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“Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them”

For a man who claims to not only feel no human emotion but to want no possessions, memories or immortilisation, Karl Lagerfeld sure likes to have his bedazzled fingers in a lot of different pies. After Grand Theft Auto, the Kaiser has collaborated with the German toy manufacturer Steiff on a Karl Lagerfeld teddy bear. That means a bear decked out in all the maestro’s signature pieces; the sunglasses, the rings, the high-collared shirt, skinny trousers, statement belt and skinny tie.

See after the jump for a full-detail picture and all the information!



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, knitwear

WISHLIST: Chanel Resort Jumpers

By Will Reid on May 19th, 2008

chanel.jpgResort season is always a bit of a drag for me; overly-frivolous (yes I see the haute-couture irony) and just another season to get my head around, the jump from cashmere coats to cruise is always too much. Karl Lagerfeld’s show for Chanel was proving nauseatingly frilly and I would challenge any British man not to feel melancholic at the sight of a male model in pink tie-dye. That was until Brad Koenig swaggered down the runway wearing that Chanel jumper. You may think that referring to a item as that only three days after it made its debut might be slightly forward but it’s cashmere, a jumper, Chanel and now on Brandish’s WISHLIST. Need I say more?

Lookout for more coverage of male resort looks this week on Brandish.

(Image Source: Marcio Madeira)



Designer Spotlight, Luggage

WISHLIST: Pauric Sweeney Bag

By Will Reid on April 22nd, 2008

browns.jpgSo I am back from a rather long and horribly intense camping trip and I’ve decided that maybe I need to be a bit less full-on when it comes to fashion. How much longer can we go on with these studs and chunks of waxed crocodile leather? To be honest I am worryingly attracted to Jason’s idea of living in pyjamas for a while.

However, when items like Pauric Sweeney’s gem-coloured bags turn up on Brown’s with white piping and “bronze perforated pockets” I am reminded of why I love fashion. Okay, at £800 this love may seem slightly conditional but who was it that said beauty is pain? Whoever it was they must have had a great wardrobe. This season has seen the reinvention of classic items and whether it be the Chanel 2.55 for the girls or the Chelsea boot for men, get on board this embellished bandwagon.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Dazed and Confused: Madonna April 2008

By Will Reid on February 29th, 2008

Madonnadazedconfusedcopy_6Okay, okay- so Madonna on a magazine cover isn’t strictly menswear news but if anyone has pushed the boundaries of androgyny, it’s Madonna. As she appears on the cover of the latest issue of Dazed and Confused clad in horns, Chanel boxing gloves and peek-a-boo lingerie, Madonna is once again mixing men’s and femme’s. 

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