Filed In: Chanel

CHANEL · Cruise 2017/18 Collection: Backstage Beauty


Last week the fashion/beauty world was treated to what must surely go down as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful runway collections ever imagined; I’m referring to the CHANEL Cruise 2017/18 Collection, of course (and yes, my #greekpride is definitely showing). Paying homage to Ancient Greece, the theme of the show was ‘The Modernity of Antiquity’ with the Grand Palais (the venue) sporting spectacular columns, friezes and stately olive trees to transport the guests back in time, while the exquisite creations strutting the runway took everyone on a Grecian Odyssey the likes of which has never been seen before. Be still my Greek heart …



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 …



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.



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.



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)