CHANEL Desert Dream

«I was looking for something poetic, like a memory – a natural filter that makes everything look dreamier.» Lucia Pica

Today’s post about CHANEL‘s new S/S 2020 make-up collection, called DESERT DREAM, will make you literally dream, something we need in today’s difficult times.

If the eye is a camera with its shutter open – always recording, turning experience into image – it is Lucia Pica’s unerring instinct to train her lens on visions less familiar. Seeking inspiration for her S/S 2020 collection, the CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer took a photographic trip to the center of the ancient desert, an expedition that uncovered a completely new perspective on color.

Initially drawn to the desert for its famous orange dunes, sacred cave paintings and lunar plains, Lucia Pica was soon captivated by the uncanny silence of the vast nothingness she found there, its powerful stillness moving her to reappraise the landscape through fresh eyes. Shifting her gaze toward the quieter hues of the quartzes, basalts and shales scattered across the desert floor, and forests bleached by the relentless sun, Lucia Pica unearthed a muted palette that is surprising new territory for her. DESERT DREAM is characterized by peachy rose tones, cool browns and the romantic undercurrents of mauve, whose shimmering, at times metallic textures echo the desert’s hidden treasures.

«It was beautiful in the desert but quite unexpected,» Lucia Pica says. «In the desert, there is almost a universe of one single, dominant color – mauve – which really came to life with the particular photographic process we used.»

Like distant memories, the dreamy Polaroid pictures at the heart of DESERT DREAM lend their sensual soft focus and painterly abstractions to a makeup collection that is perhaps Lucia Pica’s most poetic take on femininity yet. Using the prints’ soft colors to bring subtle emotion to the face – mysterious, mauve intensity to the eyes, planes of warm light on the high cheeks and red-hot desert heat on the lips – Lucia Pica evokes a womanly state of inner calm, self-possession and utter contentment.

DESERT DREAM
SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION
Le Teint
Eclat du Désert CHF 70.-
Exclusive Creation (Edition Limitée)
Baume Essentiel CHF 55.-
Golden Light (Edition Limitée)

Les Lèvres
Rouge Allure CHF 48.-
191 Rouge Brûlant
Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême CHF 48.-
132 Endless

Les Ongles
Le Vernis CHF 33.-
735 Daydream
739 Mirage


Le Regard
Les 4 Ombres CHF 77.-
352 Elemental
354 Warm Memories
Ombre Première Laque CHF 42.-
22 Rayon
24 Rising Sun (Edition Limitée)
26 Quartz Rose
28 Desert Wind
32 Vastness
Stylo Ombre et Contour CHF 42.-
34 Contour Brun (Edition Limitée)
36 Contour Mauve (Edition Limitée)

YOU CAN SHOP THIS BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION ONLINE AT MARIONNAUD.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © CHANEL

Wall & Wardrobe – De Gournay x Erdem

With so many of us at home right now, there’s no better time to make your space beautiful. Here is your welcome dose of whimsy as I would like to show you an amazing collaboration between de Gournay and British fashion house Erdem. The exclusive collection features limited edition Chinoise wallpapers alongside whimsical floral tiered dresses and other dreamy pieces, so that you can match your look to your interior design. This is what I call elevating your level of style!

Erdem Moralioglu – a designer feted for a signature expression of halcyon romance – whose creation of a new hand painted design for wallpaper and as a fabric for a line of his elegant silhouettes deftly pairs the realms of fashion and interiors.

A riotous depiction of nature in full bloom, the new design is a springtime vision of flora and birds: presenting the medium in a kaleidoscopic rendition of saturated tones.

Hydrangea, hollyhock, irises, chrysanthemum and morning glory jostle amidst a verdant lattice of branches, with sparrows, warblers, pheasant and egrets interspersed throughout. Honouring specific instruction from Erdem that the birds appear especially full of life, they appear darting through foliage, taking flight and energetically craning their necks.

With de Gournay’s provision of hand painted design work, the Erdem team plotted elements into a motif for clothing: altered in scale as a florid pattern garlanded across grounds of navy, white and black. The resulting collection for S/S 2020 combines the exquisite character of both brands, with de Gournay’s first executions of wallpaper in ‘Adam Grey’, ‘Kelly Gren’, and a ‘Golden Yellow’ painted to join their iconic Chinoiserie collection and seen for the first time within exclusive photography of the project. Each panel (91.5cm x 150cm-350cm) takes around 120 hours to produce and is handpainted in watercolour at De Gournay’s studio in Wuxi, outside Shanghai.

Exclusive to Net-à-Porter: Oleanna floral-print cotton-poplin midi dress
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Erdem’s three separate capsules of stunning dresses and separates come with a white background for Net-à-Porter, navy for Bergdorf Goodman and black for Erdem’s own South Audley Street store and e-site. All three are available now.

I am in love with the Giudita tie-neck belted floral-print silk-voile dress.
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A mutual dedication to beauty informs the endeavour, the results of which compliment the illustrious merits shared by Erdem and de Gournay both.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Erdem / de Gournay
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CHANEL Chance New Olfactory Experiences

In 2020, CHANEL brings new olfactory experiences with two fragrance formats available in limited edition: CHANCE Fragrance Pens and CHANCE EAU TENDRE Hair Oil. Practical products you can slip into your bag and carry with you like lucky charms to discreetly refresh the scent of your CHANCE fragrances on the skin and hair.

CHANCE Fragrance Pens
CHANEL proposes the four interpretations of CHANCE in a unique, travel-friendly format: CHANCE Fragrance Pens. Apply the retractable tip directly on the skin to touch up the fragrance of your choice throughout the day to suit your mood. CHANCE offers a dose of optimism, CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE a fresh and energizing effect, CHANCE EAU TENDRE a moment of tenderness and CHANCE EAU VIVE a vivifying sensation. CHANCE Fragrance Pens, the favorite new way to wear fragrance for a stroke of good luck.
Set of 4 pens: CHANCE, CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE, CHANCE EAU TENDRE and CHANCE EAU VIVE  –  4 x 1,2g CHF 94.-

CHANCE Eau Tendre HAIR OIL
CHANCE EAU TENDRE, the soft and delicate floral-fruity fragrance, is now available as a hair oil that teams hair care and perfuming in one new, unique product. Its formula enriched with jojoba oil leaves the hair soft, shiny and light. Apply a small amount of CHANCE EAU TENDRE Hair Oil down the lengths to the ends for smooth, delicately scented hair.
CHANCE Eau Tendre Huile Cheveux – 35 ml CHF 70.-

In stores now as well as two new sizes of CHANCE Eau de Tendre:
CHANCE Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum 35ml CHF 95.-
CHANCE Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum 150ml CHF 207.-

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
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NARS The Afterglow Collection

Glow for it! NARS introduced the irresistible Afterglow Collection and I went crazy for it – color for every craving, finishes for every infatuation. With one palette you can create eyes that mesmerize with 12 supercharged shades of matte, satin, and shimmer eyeshadows in vividly warm tones. One swipe, and it’s all eyes on you. To shop, click on the highlighted product description.

AFTERGLOW EYESHADOW PALETTEicon (CHF 79.90)
 SHADES TOP ROW (left to right):
− FIRST TASTE (shimmering pale gold)
− SHADOW HILL (matte saddle)
− HOT LINE (metallic tangerine)
− WHIPPED (matte warm brown)
SHADES SECOND ROW (left to right):
− CRUSHED (matte apricot)
− MAD LOVE (matte peach)
− PUSH IT (iridescent golden pink)
− RIDING HIGH (shimmering rose)
SHADES BOTTOM ROW (left to right):
− BAYADERE I (sparkling bronze)
− TROUBLE (shimmering coral)
− DEEP CUT (metallic fuchsia)
− GUAYAQUIL (bright metallic rust)

Turn heads with the insatiable cheek palette featuring three new velvety, gel-to-powder highlighters that build and blend to a luminous luster second skin feel. The highlighter formula creates smoothness and slip to easily melt effortlessly onto skin. Its unique texture allows for easy layering and blending under or over the blush formula.

OVERLUST CHEEK PALETTEicon (CHF 79.90)
SHADES HIGHLIGHTER (top row, left to right):
▪ TIED UP (shimmering champagne)
▪ DEEP DOWN (shimmering golden bronze)
▪ DRIFT (shimmering rose bronze)
SHADES BLUSH (bottom row, left to right):
▪ LET IT BURN (satin soft rose)
▪ GET LOST (satin nude peach)
▪ BODY TALK (satin dusty mauve)

Indulge lips with new covetable shades of Afterglow Lip Balm – a surge of hydration and sheer sensation with a hint of sultry color.  It features Monoi Hydrating Complex for smooth, supple comfort and is infused with a blend of antioxidant ingredients to help protect lips.

AFTERGLOW LIP BALMicon (CHF 37.90)
SHADES:
▪ DOLCE VITA (sheer dusty rose) *new*
▪ TURBO (sheer cherry red) *new*
▪ WICKED WAYS (sheer mulberry) *new*
▪ TORRID (sheer warm coral) *new*
▪ FAST LANE (sheer mauve nude) *new*
▪ DEEP THROAT (sheer pink with shimmer) *new*
▪ ORGASM (sheer, peachy pink with golden shimmer)
▪ CLEAN CUT (clear)

Glow on the go with a refillable metallic compact designed exclusively for Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation SPF 50 PA+++. Glow big or glow home.

NATURAL RADIANT LONGWEAR CUSHION FOUNDATION COMPACT (CASE ONLY: CHF 19.90, FOUNDATION SOLD SEPARATELY)

And last but not least, my favorite product of all. This limited-edition customizable complexion enhancer smoothes skin’s appearance by visibly blurring imperfections and enhancing its natural glow. It’s formulated with skin-tone colored pearls to help brighten and illuminate the skin for a naturally perfected, individual filtered look.

TINTED GLOW BOOSTER (CHF 55.00)
SHADES:
▪ KALVOYA (light)
▪ SIMOS (medium)
▪ TANGSI (medium deep)
▪ BARBUDA (deep) icon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © NARS
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Burberry Reveals Its Latest B Series Release

Burberry launches its latest B Series as part of the series of monthly product drops designed by the fashion house’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci.

The Robin, a small black structured bag in smooth Italian-tanned leather with our signature Thomas Burberry Monogram clasp, will be available 17 February from 12 noon GMT exclusively through Burberry’s Instagram, LINE and Kakao platforms for 24 hours and from 5pm CST on Burberry’s WeChat platform for 24 hours.

The bag will debut today at the upcoming F/W 2020 show at 5pm GMT in London.
The next B Series will be available on 17 March 2020. Stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Burberry

Rouge Dior Valentine’s Day Limited Edition

You can’t go wrong with a classic red lipstick — especially when it’s in Dior’s emblematic #999, a hue that is suitable for most skin tones. To celebrate Valentine’s Day and love, the iconic Dior lipstick is adorned with the word «Love».

This flamboyant Rouge Dior, available in two highly desireable shades, is presented in an elegant metal couture box. This limited-edition version of the sensual Dior signature lipstick is a true fashion and beauty essential.

999 – iconic red, satiny finish
520 Feel Good – vibrant pink, satiny finish

In stores now for € 40.00.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior

Dior Lady Art #4

A timeless icon, the Lady Dior never ceases to reinvent itself, like today’s woman. For the fourth edition of Dior Lady Art, eleven artists from around the world have participated in the game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior as a unique piece of art.

Below you can explore the amazing eleven artists and their breathtaking designs. Honestly, I love every single bag… true pieces of art!

LoL, Sandra

LADY DIOR ART BAG, JOANA VASCONCELOS

Joana Vasconcelos delivers a resolutely futuristic ode to love with her interpretation of the Lady Dior, featuring a beating heart illuminated by 300 LEDs.

€5000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, KOHEI NAWA

Like bubbling magma, Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa’s kinetic creations for Dior Lady Art change in function of temperature and light. 

€6000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, WANG GUANGLE

Inspired by his ‘Coffin Paint’ series, Chinese conceptual artist Wang Guangle creates relief effects and textured movement in rainbow stripes on leather for Dior Lady Art.

€5500

LADY DIOR ART BAG, RINA BANERJEE

Sculptor Rina Banerjee transforms the Lady Dior into a spiritual message evoking universal peace. Her designs bring together organic materials to create a “cabinet of curiosities” for the fourth edition of Lady Dior Art.

€10.000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, JIA LEE

Korean painter Jia Lee transforms the Lady Dior into a pristine canvas imbued with her poetic, emotional vision of nature.

€6000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, RAQIB SHAW

The melancholic beauty of London-based Indian artist Raqib Shaw’s imaginary paradise is transposed onto leather and embellished with dazzling enamel charms for Lady Dior Art. 

€7000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, EDUARDO TERRAZAS

Eduardo Terrazas offers up a precious tribute to Christian Dior, who dreamed of being an architect before becoming a couturier. The Mexican architect drew on Amerindian folk art techniques for his intricate, graphic reinterpretation of the Lady Dior.

€ 4000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, ATHI-PATRA RUGA

African artist Athi-Patra Ruga explores society through the prism of art, crafts and pop culture. In this video, see how he transformed the Lady Dior into a self-portrait, with a spectacular play of embroidery and textured beading.

€12.000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, MARIA NEPOMUCENO

Evoking the joyful atmosphere of Carnival, Brazil-born artist Maria Nepomuceno painstakingly embroidered a heady mix of flowers and mouths on her sensual creation for Lady Dior Art. 

€ 8000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, MICKALENE THOMAS

For Lady Dior Art, American artist Mickalene Thomas creates a graphic landscape evoking Monet’s garden at Giverny. Take a closer look at her vibrant collage and discover how she conceived this dazzling patchwork of embroidered leather and intricate beadwork.

€14.000

LADY DIOR ART BAG, MARGUERITE HUMEAU

French contemporary artist Marguerite Humeau merges hi-tech and tradition with her 3D-printed interpretation of the Lady Dior for her sensual, wave-like work.

€5500

Photos: © Dior

Panerai Celebrates the Year of the Rat

Panerai celebrates the Year of the Rat with a special edition of 88 units decorated using the
ancient technique of sparsello. This technique is named after the tool, like a little scalpel, which is used to make incisions. These are then inlayed with gold threads which are carefully hammered to fill the recesses. This operation takes up to 50 hours of work for each watch. Chinese astrological tradition depicted and enhanced by Italian craftsmanship.

Panerai recalls the evocative thousand-year tradition of the Chinese Zodiac with the new Luminor Sealand – 44 mm (PAM00863), a special edition created to anticipate and accompany the Year of the Rat which will officially start on the 25th of January 2020.
For Panerai this is a true tradition within a tradition which started in 2009 with the celebration of the Year of the Ox and culminating today, in the 12th year, with the Luminor Sealand – 44 mm dedicated to the Year of the Rat. This is the 12th Panerai Luminor Sealand model and marks the end of the 12- year cycle in which each year is distinguished by a sign of the zodiac represented by an animal.

Both ambitious and brilliant, those born under this sign use their intelligence and shrewdness to adapt to any situation, easily overcoming the problems and pitfalls of everyday life. They are also endowed with inspiration and intelligence, qualities which they share with the rat, the animal represented on the steel cover of the Luminor Sealand – 44 mm dedicated to it.

A distinguishing feature of every Sealand, the decorated cover – with a signalling mirror inside.

The mechanical movement of the new Luminor Sealand – 44 mm is the P. 9010 Calibre with a power reserve of three days provided by twin spring barrels, and rapid time adjustment which also changes the calendar. Water-resistant to a depth of 10 bar (about 100 metres), the new Luminor Sealand – 44 mm is fitted with a semi-matt calf strap, gold in colour with beige stitching, and it is presented in a pear wood box. It is supplied with a second strap of black rubber, a special tool for changing the strap and a screwdriver to remove the buckle.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Panerai

Bobbi Brown Luxe Gems Holiday Collection

Looking for some last minute surprises or great make-up products for New Year’s Eve. Bobbi Brown knows exactly how to do Christmas and this year is no exception! Check out Bobbi Brown Holiday 2019 Luxe Gems Collection and dazzle all season with rich jewel tones, luxe textures and hyponic finishes.

The best is that Bobbi Brown has joined forces with instantly recognizable accessory line Edie Parker for this collection. The result? Beautifully designed packaging reminiscent of the iconic clutches.

Luxe Gems Eye Shadow Palette

The ultimate «top shelf» palette that is our ticket to any invite only party. Rich in jewel tones and luxurious textures, this palette holds the gemstone tones for all your holiday looks.
CHF 105.00

Luxe Jewel Lipstick

Shine through the holiday season with festive sparkle lipstick. A single swipe of the pearl-infused formula delivers silky, full-coverage color and hydration for every party look.
My favorite color: Tahitian Pearl

CHF 50.00

Luxe Highlighting Powder

A high-impact, light-reflective powder that gives skin shimmering pink highlights and is ideal for strobing. In limited-edition Luxe kaleidoscopic packaging for Holiday.
Pink Glow

CHF 72.00

TO SHOP BOBBI BROWN ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
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Louis Vuitton x League of Legends Collection

In September, I introduced you to the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and League of Legends, most-played PC game in the world (for the previous post, click here please). Now the french Maison is launching a capsule collection in partnership with Riot Games.

Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, this unprecedented capsule features unique and original references true to the universes of League of Legends and Ghesquière’s personal inspirations. This collection follows the special Prestige skins he previously created for Qiyana (already revealed) and for Senna (to be revealed in January 2020).

The collection showcases a unique Monogram Louis Vuitton x League of Legends canvas, revisited across some of the House’s iconic and New Classics bags including the Neverfull, the Speedy or the Boite Chapeau Souple and a Bumbag among other styles.

The Collection also features a new Louis Vuitton signature inspired by emblematic League of Legends character Qiyana’s ring blade, as first discovered on her Prestige Louis Vuitton skin.

This transversal capsule collection is completed by ready-to-wear composed of technical materials like scuba jersey, accessories, as well as iconic Louis Vuitton shoe styles such as the famous Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers, the Star trail boots and the most recent Beaubourg platform derby shoes.

The Louis Vuitton x League of Legends capsule collection will be available for pre-orders on Louisvuitton.com on a selection of e-commerce platforms worldwide from today, December 9th 2019.

So much going on at Vuitton, but loving it all…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton