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LORAC · Mega Beam Highlighters & Holy Mascara

 

 

I first heard of LORAC about 25 years ago and while I was on a weekend trip to NYC, I purchased a couple of products  … which then almost landed me in major trouble at customs upon my return home. The short version is that the customs agent was a real a$$ and wanted to nail me on the 2 items claiming they were “super expensive” (they weren’t), but the hassle was so, so real. That said, at least I got a good story out of it! So when this totally unexpected package came in the other day, it brought all those memories back — but with a stress-free ending this time around.

 

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CHANEL · Backstage Beauty Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture

 

It seemed only fitting that CHANEL’s recent Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Haute Couture show was held at the Palais Galleria, City of Paris Fashion Museum, especially considering that paintings from the Belle Époque (19th century) were the inspiration behind the collection, in particular works from two female artists — Berthe Morisot and Marie Laurencin. Interestingly, both makeup and hair had a strong edge, an effect that toned down the softness of the pieces and gave the looks an overall rock & roll vibe which I personally found so fresh and, well … cool.

 

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CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 Collection · Backstage Beauty

 

 

This past May 3rd, CHANEL presented its Cruise 2021-2022 Collection, with Virginie Viard once again turning to Gabrielle Chanel’s personal archives for inspiration. Held at Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence (South of France), this former quarry with its towering stone-cut walls, instantly calls to mind ancient Egyptian structures (no? just me?). So totally unique and absolutely impressive … and now I absolutely want to go there.

 

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New Dior · Summer Dune 2021 Collection

 

 

 

Dior has just launched the Summer Dune 2021 Collection, and I’m 100% here for it. I mean, c’mon; few brands do details as breathtakingly beautiful as Dior, am I right? The collection draws inspiration from the play of light on sand dunes (oh, how I’ve missed the beach …), and I have a few key pieces to show you. Spoiler alert: they’re all ahhhh-mazing.

 

 

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A new season with Les Fleurs de CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021

 

 

We may be in full-throttle winter mode, but I’m already looking ahead to warmer weather — and something about CHANEL’s recently launched Les Fleurs Collection for Spring/Summer 2021 hits all the right notes. For starters, it has the words “spring/summer” in it (yay) but who are we kidding? You guys know I’m ALL about CHANEL anything …

 

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