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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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CHANEL · Le Vernis Bleu Pastel & Resplendissant, Énergies et Puretés Collection 2017

 

The second of CHANEL’s 2017 launches, the Energies et Puretés Collection includes two new nail polishes: 552 Resplendissant, an electrifying coral, and going in the complete opposite direction is 584 Bleu Pastel, a delicate baby blue. Drawing inspiration from K-Pop culture as well as the East-meets-West aesthetic, Lucia Pica (CHANEL’s Global Creative Makeup Director & Colour Designer) has managed to capture that vibe with just two shades. Now THAT’s a pretty cool trick, wouldn’t you agree?

 

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CHANEL · Plissé Lumière, Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom — Énergies & Puretés Collection

 

There’s something about CHANEL highlighters that just grabs you, doesn’t it? Mimicing the exquisite craftsmanship of the house’s Haute Couture creations, the face products of the Énergies et Puretés Collection, namely Plissé Lumière Illuminating Powder, Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom Blush Duos (all limited edition) may have been inspired by a fusion of Japanese aesthetics + Western modernity, but they all have something else in common: undeniable beauty.

 

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CHANEL Spring/Summer 2017 Haute Couture Beauty

 

The recent showing of CHANEL’s Spring/Summer 2017 Haute Couture Collection was in a word: breathtaking. Held at the Grand Palais in Paris, the venue had been transformed into a veritable world of light via the liberal use of mirrors throughout, the white plush seating for attendees, and the elegant silhouettes of the calla lily bouquets.

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