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CHANEL · Backstage Beauty Cruise 2022/23 Collection

 

CHANEL’s recent Cruise 2022/23 Collection was held at the scenic Beach Hotel in Monaco, with the venue being a place the late Karl Lagerfeld long creamed of, especially since his beautiful villa was just steps away. Inspired by the elegant yet sporty atmosphere both seen & felt in this principality, the beauty look created for the show was effortless, breezy, and sunshine-filled. In other words, 100% French-girl chic … and a look that I intend to totally appropriate all summer long.

 

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CHANEL Backstage Beauty · Fall-Winter 2022/23 Ready To Wear

 

Turning a Scottish classic into a luxury icon, CHANEL’s recent Fall-Winter 2022/23 Ready-to-Wear Collection paid tribute to all things tweed — even the venue was swathed in the fabric. Gorgeous accessories and runway pieces aside, the beauty look was minimal yet so fresh, with cheeks looking flushed with colour as though kissed by a walk through the moors. Groomed brows, a ‘just-bitten’ look to lips, and neutral nails, the eyes were loaded up with mascara (but not overly clumpy) to complete the look, and I’m living for the effortlessly cool effect. Pretty sure this will be my go-to from now on.

 

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CHANEL N°1 Red Camellia Revitalizing Foundation, Lip and Cheek Balm

 

CHANEL has recently entered a more mindful approach to beauty with the launch of their N°1 range of both skincare and makeup. Upon hearing nothing but raves about the products, I picked up the foundation and a lip/cheek balm to try out but spoiler: I’m impressed enough to want to go back for more.

 

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CHANEL · Backstage Beauty Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture

 

For the recent CHANEL Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture Collection, Virginie Viard invited contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan to help stage the show; part landscape, part garden and part open theatre, the setting also integrated seating for guests in the catwalk, making for a truly immersive experience. Of course, it wouldn’t be a CHANEL show without something spectacular, and that came in the form of Charlotte Casiraghi — daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, grand-daughter of Grace Kelly — who opened the show on horseback. Happily, the horse was well trained enough to not leave any ‘surprises’ along the way …

 

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CHANEL La Comète Collection

 

 

Launched almost simultaneously with the La Pausa Spring-Summer 2022 Collection (reviewed here), CHANEL released La Comète — a collection inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s first and only high jewelry designs launched in 1932, ‘Bijoux de Diamants‘. Representing Mademoiselle’s lucky number, five timeless themes were chosen, with the crowning piece being the spectacular ‘La Comète‘ necklace. So while I may never be able to own the jewelry, I’m definitely happy to add the makeup versions to my collection.

 

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