Guerlain | La Petite Robe Noire Fashion Show, Denim Jacket Nail Colour & meeting Thierry Wasser

Guerlain event & Denim Jacket opener


A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to meet Thierry Wasser, “nose” and Exclusive Perfumer for Guerlain, creator of so many unforgettable scents (literally, too many to list here) and the genius behind the brand’s latest La Petite Robe Noire fragrance. As charming and funny as he is talented (seriously, we were doubled over laughing at times), this special event was held at Montréal’s Centre des Sciences and the evening featured several launches: the latest iteration for La Petite Robe Noire, Eau de Parfum Intense, along with new shades for both nails and lips in the La Petite Robe Noire Maquillage collection.

After briefing us about the inspiration behind this latest fragrance, we were then treated to an exclusive private fashion show featuring a variety of gorgeous black dresses (literally ‘la petite robe noire’, natch) with the makeup looks created by über-talent and Guerlain’s International Makeup Artist, Maxime Poulin. The breakdown (all using Guerlain products):

  • Skin: prepped with L’Or Primer, followed by Parure Gold Foundation & Precious Light Illuminator
  • Face: Terracotta Classique under cheekbones (to create soft definition), a touch of Morning Rose Blush on the apples of the cheeks and Meteorites Pearls used in the centre of the face and on tops of cheekbones for added radiance
  • Brows: kept soft with just a few pencil strokes, where needed

Eyes (three different looks):

  • Sultry Smokey: using an upcoming Fall palette and Khol Kajal as a base, with the deepest smokey look using the most pigmented black blended even above the crease, black pencil along the lower lash line and layers of Maxi Lash mascara.
  • Iconic: using upcoming new products with the lid kept ‘clean’ and the focus on the sharp liner
  • Deconstructed: Coloured liner used both on top and bottom lash lines, half-way and extended far out with blue or purple for a unique fun look
  • Lips: the 20 dresses seen in the show were all accessorized with a different La Petite Robe Noire lipstick and nail shade in unexpected mix & match ways

The show closed with the La Petite Robe Noire bride and Thierry Wasser riding off into the sunset (well, not really… just backstage) but the party continued and I was able to spend some quality time with my ‘Guerlain Family’, as I think of them all.

A review with swatches of the upcoming La Petite Robe Noire lacquer shade in Denim Jacket is at the end of the post — keep scrolling!

Photo Credits (Guerlain event): Tom Conides, aka: my amazing husband

My look: dress – Free People ♦ shoes – Christian Louboutin ♦ lace cuff – Sappho by Kim Smiley ♦ bag – Louis Vuitton

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With Thierry Wasser

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Scenes from the La Petite Robe Noire exclusive fashion show

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Here comes the bride…

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Thierry Wasser closing the show

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With Maxime Poulin — so grateful to call this lovely being my close friend

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With Josianne Gauthier & Sandrine Breathe, Guerlain Canada

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With William Lescure, Directeur General of Guerlain Canada (and yes, that’s cotton candy)

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Wanderlust #travelgoals (I’ll take any and/or all)

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How could I pass up an opportunity to play the ‘La Petite Robe Noire girl’ with the creator of the fragrance?!

Guerlain event & Denim Jacket

008 Denim Jacket Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour (CAN $27.00) | A true cornflower blue shade in a luxurious crème formula that can be summed up in one word: PERFECTION. With an excellent flow, density and opacity, this beauty is also self-levelling in application, comes to a glossy finish and is non-staining upon removal. As if all that weren’t enough, there’s the added bonus of it being scented with the La Petite Robe Noire fragrance, coming through once the polish has fully dried and which should last easily 48+ hours, although it can be revived with a layer of the matching top coat.

For those unfamiliar with Guerlain lacquers, you should know that their brush is one of my all time favourites; dense but slightly chiselled so that it splayed beautifully and evenly along the nail, making application effortless and a total pleasure.

Coats: 2, plus top coat

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La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour in Denim Jacket will be pre-launched at select Guerlain boutiques August 1, across Canada as of November 1


Guerlain event & Denim Jacket closer

A huge thank you goes out to the amazing Guerlain team

As always, all opinions are my own

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4 Responses to Guerlain | La Petite Robe Noire Fashion Show, Denim Jacket Nail Colour & meeting Thierry Wasser

  1. carole macleod says:

    Thank you for this beautiful and detailed post. You look so elegant, and so do the other ladies in attendance. There’s so much scope for imagination! It’s wonderful. Do you prefer the new nail polish formula, or the old? i don’t like to stock pile items but I think i may want one more round of the old nail polishes-even tho I love the new black colour. i think it’s the petite robe noire shade.
    Best regards,


    • Eugenia says:

      Hi Carole – thank you for such kind words! As to which formula I prefer, I loved the original and was worried that the new version wouldn’t match up, but fortunately it’s equally as good and smells so lovely too! The black shade you’re probably referring to is Black Perfecto and if you wish, you can see swatches of it on my blog as I reviewed it several months ago! It’s my fave and absolutely gorgeous!

  2. That event looked like such fun! You are beautiful and love the Denim Jacket polish!

    • Eugenia says:

      Awww thanks, Dom! ? The event was truly amazing and making it even more special are the people behind this brand – all incredible and so much fun!

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