December 5th, 2017
Guerlain seems to have taken a different direction with its makeup collection this year; and I am pleased to see the brand return to its grown-up, fully luxurious and elegant aesthetic for Holiday 2017. Inspired by the festive spirit of the twenties when American Bohemians settled in Paris, the likes of Ernest Hemmingway and the exuberance as described in his posthumous memoir titled “A Moveable Feast”. Guerlain’s Holiday 2017 collection is a tightly curated 6-piece offering dressed in black and gold, every one as decadent as we deserve.
December 4th, 2017
I was a little bit of a gaming nerd growing up, and could spend all day journeying through all the various levels of Super Mario Bros in search for Princess Peach, with my friends Yoshi and Toad. It is really cool to see Nintendo stage a comeback with these characters, and poke some cheeky fun at itself with the pixelated Mario cast. The marketing geniuses must have figured out that female gaming nerds have a propensity to turn into beauty junkies, because the new Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros Collection for Christmas 2017 had me squealing like a kid all over again!
October 15th, 2017
Amazingly, it has been more than a year since Lucia Pica took over creative helm for Chanel makeup. For her inaugural collection, she chose to shake up classical sensibilities with the bold Le Rouge Collection N°1; and this Christmas 2017 is going festive red with Collection Libre 2017!
October 4th, 2017
We are coming into the home stretch now… and my favourite season of the year as holiday collections start rolling. The genies must have read my mind, I came home last week to find the new SUQQU Christmas 2017 Collection waiting for me! This is perhaps the most fun and extensive seasonal collection that I’ve seen from SUQQU yet, and exclusively designed by Jorge Balzaretti for the UK market. The collection will launch at Selfridges tomorrow (5 October), followed by Harrod’s and Fenwick’s Bond Street on 19 October. As always, things are bound to sell out before you can say SUQQU, so here are full swatches, a few makeup looks and my thoughts to help you make up your mind!
August 22nd, 2017
Much as I love bold, edgy makeup collections, it is often the softer, everyday colors that speak to and sell well with the average woman. And so, I appreciate very much Lucia Pica’s thoughtfulness in curating an alternate look within the Chanel Travel Diary Collection for Fall 2017. But beyond just keeping fans happy, Chanel has also launched a couple of exciting new makeup items this season, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you today!
August 16th, 2017
After being all sweet and girlie for the past couple of seasons, RMK strikes a bold statement with its latest FFFuture Collection (“fast forward future”) for FW2017. This is a special collaboration with Japanese fashion designer Taro Horiuchi, who is known for his sleek architectural aesthetics. And befittingly, the entire collection feels cooler and edgier than ever before.