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New Beauty: Perle et Éclats de CHANEL Collection, Spring 2021

 

 

 

 

Inspired by Japanese Akoya pearls, CHANEL’s Perles et Éclats Collection draws on Coco Chanel’s love of these lustrous gems and their complex luminosity, with several pieces here absolutely delivering on that aesthetic. For example, feast your eyes on that exquisite highlighter … I rest my case.

 

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Backstage Beauty: CHANEL Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2021-22 Show

 

 

 

Ok, so here in Montréal we’re still in winter’s icy grip and even though I’m so ready for warmer weather, all the big fashion houses (and beauty giants) are already moving forward season-wise. Case in point, last Sunday CHANEL hosted their Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2021-22 runway show, but I’m going to conveniently ignore the “FALL/WINTER” part and just focus on the beauty … plus a smidge of fashion thrown in for fun.

 

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Fragrance love: Le Lion de CHANEL, Les Exclusifs

The latest addition to CHANEL’s Les Exclusifs range is Le Lion de CHANEL, and I am completely smitten with everything about this fragrance. From the minimalist packaging, name, sublime scent, and all the symbolism behind its creation (more on that later), this jewel has quickly moved up the ranks to grab the top spot in my fragrance library.

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Something special about the new CHANEL Rouge Allure Laque

CHANEL recently launched Rouge Allure Laque and while it might seem counter-intuitive to wear lip products — other than, say, a balm — given the current mask-wearing times we’re all living in, it turns out that there’s actually something uplifting about wearing any of these shades. Then there’s this intriguing new formula …

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To try now: Beauty from CHANEL Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021

This past January 26th, CHANEL held their Haute Couture Spring Summer 2021 show at Paris’ Grand Palais (the Maison’s venue of choice, I might add) and even with all the Covid safety measures in place, there was clearly an air of joy & unity present. The theme was that of a family wedding where generations all gathered to share the love, while the crowning moment was the bride (naturally), who came in on a white horse … as one does. But despite every single breathtaking look that came down the runway, I was captivated by the effortless beauty — beauty that may have leaned on the minimal style (we can’t compete with the fashion, n’est-ce pas?), but also so very wearable by all.

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