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CHANEL · Les Indispensables de L’Été, Cruise 2017 Collection

 

CHANEL’s Les Indispensables de L’Été Cruise 2017 Collection draws inspiration from Mademoiselle and her love of sun-kissed hues, with special attention given to earth tones and pops of coral as counterpoint. Coco Chanel was a true visionary — ahead of her time both in fashion & beauty, and now Lucia Pica pays tribute to an icon with this latest release. After playing with these pieces for some time now, I’m happy to say that I’m truly loving every single item; big surprise, I know, coming from me the ultimate CHANEL fan, but you guys also know that I call ’em as I see ’em. So yeah, this collection is basically Summery perfection.

Oh, and on repeat right now is the short video below — I can’t take my eyes off the makeup AND the jewelry …

 

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CHANEL · Le Vernis Les Indispensables de L’Été, Cruise 2017 Collection

 

I’ve been ready for Summer to arrive since Winter began, and the CHANEL Les Indispensables de L’Été Cruise 2017 Collection (holy moly that’s a mouthful) has just brought me that much closer to the heat I crave. As this is Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer (another lengthy title) Lucia Pica’s very first Cruise Collection for the brand, she turned to Coco Chanel herself for inspiration, in particular Mademoiselle’s love of bronzed Summery hues and the easy vibe the season imparts. For the record, this thoughtfully curated collection has totally nailed what Summer’s all about: freedom.

 

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CHANEL · Rouge Coco Gloss

 

 

As a long time fan of CHANEL’s Glossimer glosses, I admit to feeling nervous upon learning that the brand was eliminating the range in order to make way for the new Rouge Coco Gloss, but I worried needlessly: this reformulated version is amazing. Available in 24 luscious shades along with 3 Top Coats, they’re everything I want & expect my glosses to be … sounds pretty extravagant, but it also happens to be true.

 

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CHANEL Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Ready-To-Wear Show: Beauty

 

CHANEL’s recent Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Ready-To-Wear Collection was held once again at Paris’ Grand Palais which had been transformed into the N°5 Launchpad complete with a 115-foot rocket, no less (excellent touch), and was a show that looked both to the past and the future. With an homage to Coco Chanel’s icon tweed and quilting, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented both for today’s modern world, while 60’s model Twiggy served as inspiration for the graphically romantic looks seen on the models. Oh, and those stunning jewelled headbands? They ∗almost∗ make me long for winter…. (but I can wait)

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CHANEL · Le Vernis for Spring 2017

 

The latest additions to the CHANEL Le Vernis range and brand new for Spring 2017, are the four shades featured today (CAN $32.00/each). Out of the four, only one — Tulle, the peach shade — is limited edition and surprisingly it’s not the one I would have expected, but then again I’ll never figure out how brands determine which product gets this designation; I’m just glad it’s not either Androgyne (the deepest hue) or Washed Denim ∗sigh of relief∗.

 

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