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CHANEL · Backstage Beauty Cruise 2022/23 Collection

 

CHANEL’s recent Cruise 2022/23 Collection was held at the scenic Beach Hotel in Monaco, with the venue being a place the late Karl Lagerfeld long creamed of, especially since his beautiful villa was just steps away. Inspired by the elegant yet sporty atmosphere both seen & felt in this principality, the beauty look created for the show was effortless, breezy, and sunshine-filled. In other words, 100% French-girl chic … and a look that I intend to totally appropriate all summer long.

 

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CHANEL Backstage Beauty · Fall-Winter 2022/23 Ready To Wear

 

Turning a Scottish classic into a luxury icon, CHANEL’s recent Fall-Winter 2022/23 Ready-to-Wear Collection paid tribute to all things tweed — even the venue was swathed in the fabric. Gorgeous accessories and runway pieces aside, the beauty look was minimal yet so fresh, with cheeks looking flushed with colour as though kissed by a walk through the moors. Groomed brows, a ‘just-bitten’ look to lips, and neutral nails, the eyes were loaded up with mascara (but not overly clumpy) to complete the look, and I’m living for the effortlessly cool effect. Pretty sure this will be my go-to from now on.

 

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CHANEL · Backstage Beauty Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture

 

For the recent CHANEL Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture Collection, Virginie Viard invited contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan to help stage the show; part landscape, part garden and part open theatre, the setting also integrated seating for guests in the catwalk, making for a truly immersive experience. Of course, it wouldn’t be a CHANEL show without something spectacular, and that came in the form of Charlotte Casiraghi — daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, grand-daughter of Grace Kelly — who opened the show on horseback. Happily, the horse was well trained enough to not leave any ‘surprises’ along the way …

 

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CHANEL · Backstage Beauty Métiers d’Art Show 2021

 

Every year CHANEL pays tribute to the virtuoso hands behind all the exquisite details that go into each creation with the Métiers d’Art show, with the 2021/22 Collection held at Le 19M — the new venue where all of the Maison’s artisans are currently housed. Initiated by Coco Chanel herself, this endeavour helps to preserve the incredible skills of several hundred artisans, while also shaping new specialists to further these time-honoured traditions. The beauty look was both avant-garde and timeless … and you can bet that I’ll be trying my hand to recreate it. Wish me luck.

 

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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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