This is another one that I’ve had lots of questions about – in fact, it seems to be the best remembered limited edition palette of all.
It’s funny that the date appears on the front of the box – I don’t think I have another CHANEL product dated in this way. The box has a Nordstrom sticker on it so I can only assume I bought it in New York but I don’t remember doing so. This is one of the items that Stylist Magazine borrowed for a shoot of classic beauty products from the past. It’s also triggered another thought – when Millie Kendall and Anna-Marie Solowij founded Beauty Mart in 2012, they also borrowed this, amongst other things, as a display at their pop up in Harvey Nichols. So many people tried to buy the items that they had to put them away!
So this particular palette has had many adventures! Obviously, it was designed to replicate denim and given a properly CHANEL twist with gold ‘stitching’. I guess the predominant feature, after the colour, is the texture. The box has a denim print around the sides.
In 2011, as a special edition for Fashion’s Night Out, Peter Philips, CHANEL creative director at the time, created a trio of blue nail polishes as another Jeans de CHANEL limited edition with shades called Blue Rebel, Blue Boy and Coco Blue. I’ve had a quick scoot on eBay – this palette can command £150 although the original cost was $50.
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I’m enjoying the walk down memory lane with the products, especially Chanel. I was wondering how long the stuff is good for, even if its not been opened. After opening, I find most poweder eyeshadows seem to dry out with a few months.
Well, I haven’t dug in to any of them so I don’t know but nothing smells ‘off’ so far.
I finally was able to track this one down on Ebay last year! I loved it but it was before I was officially collecting. Still would love to get my hands on the London Madness palette too.
I’d love the London Madness too – I don’t know why I don’t have it.
I enjoyed Chanel’s make up when Peter Philips was in charge not so much when he left. I believe he is at Dior but I’ve not taken to this like I did to his work at Chanel.
I agree – although I do like Lucia’s sense of minimalism. I miss the flamboyance of the older stuff though.
Definitely. I haven’t seen anything close to say the Coromandel or Les Perles for quite some time.
Is it me or are a lot of companies are releasing more and more collections rather than say the 4, 5-6 (ish) that we had before (seasons + usual extra for Christmas and a summer holiday one). Now there’s one for Valentine’s, Halloween, back to school, the brand founder’s cousin’s plant etc etc and maybe with that comes a tailing off of extra specialness in the new launches?
Have a good weekend all xx