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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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New Skincare: U BEAUTY

 

 

Launched in 2019 by Tina Chen Craig, television host and a pioneer influencer in lifestyle & luxury skincare — as well as the founder behind the popular blog BagSnob, Tina was looking to streamline her skincare routine without sacrificing results, and thus U BEAUTY was born. Riding the new “skinamilistic” trend, this range might be small (as in, reaalllllyy small), but packs quite the punch.

 

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Biossance Skincare

 

Lately I’ve been hearing quite a bit of buzz about Biossance, so when the brand reached out, I happily accepted to try some of their best-sellers. This vegan skincare range not only looks for sustainably sourced ingredients, but is also committed to helping protect both our skin & the environment — and that thinking aligns perfectly with mine.

 

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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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