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Chanel Suits

Chanel Suits

High on my Fashion Bucket List, is a Chanel tweed suit. Ideally vintage. Alas, I did not inherit one from my mother; and I know there isn’t one lurking in my mother-in-law’s wardrobe either. So when Karl Lagerfeld brought suit after elegant suit down the […]

Cinematic Chanel

Cinematic Chanel

Moody, sultry Chanel. A duo of just-released black-and-white campaign films promoting the 2016 Métiers d’Art collection, dubbed Paris In Rome, featuring Lagerfeld muse, Kristen Stewart. Brooding and beautiful, Stewart poses in classic Chanel: the tweed jacket, the iconic chain-strap bag but edgy with lace tights and no blouse beneath. Heavy […]

French Foundation

French Foundation

After hearing and reading so many positive reviews on a certain Bourjois foundation from Ruth and Lily and others, I just had to try it. Remarkably, this was my first Bourjois purchase. For some inexplicable reason I’ve never explored this line before. Well, better late than never I say. The history […]

Front Row Accessories

Front Row Accessories

The Chanel Front Row Only fashion show yesterday featured not only fabulous clothes, but also photo- and note-worthy accessories. Opening with pink for autumn/winter grabs our attention right away by marking a satorial departure from the usual Fall colour spectrum, and makes for a very pretty collection. Many variations […]

Front Row Beauty

Front Row Beauty

What to wear with your Chanel suit and quilted Boy Bag? Quilted eyeshadow, of course. Make-up lovers all over the world have a new technique to perfect courtesy of the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2016 show this morning (see here): the quilted smoky eye. Leave it to Chanel to compose […]

Front Row Chanel

Front Row Chanel

On the heels on my Parisian Charm post about couturier Coco Chanel (here), today Karl Lagerfeld’s Front Row Only prêt-à-porter AW 2016 fashion show was reminiscent of the founder’s showings at the atelier at 31 Rue Cambon. There was no airport, no casino, no brasserie, no green grass, nothing at […]

The Queen of Beige

The Queen of Beige

Karl Legerfeld created a designer dollhouse at the glass-roofed Grand Palais in Paris earlier this week to display the Chanel Spring 2016 Couture collection as part of Paris Fashion Week. The runway was a serene oasis of geometric green lawn (real grass, of course) with a backdrop of […]

Chanel Cosmetics

Chanel Cosmetics

VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 A new-for-me Chanel foundation that is so good it deserves yet another rave review. If you follow beauty blogs and YouTube beauty gurus, you have certainly already heard about this product This is a natural looking, light-coverage base. Very fluid […]