It’s a Chanel world after all: with a huge globe sitting in the centre of the Grand Palais this morning spinning around with CC flags all over it was clear that we are on planet Chanel. There were high collars on tweed aviatior coats, fluffy pink and teal hats to match, biker boots dripping with chains. There was glossy patent boots riding high up the leg to meet a mini or pleated skirt with more beautiful coats in pink and black and either belted or cocoon-soft. Little Chanel bags were boxy and bright in pink and yellow and blue or were small globe shapes to continue the worldly theme. It was a sparkly collection, so why not add a shiny, glittery eye?
This new Chanel Makeup Confidential film Created by Peter Philips the Creative Director of Chanel features Latvian model Inguna Butane and a preview of the new Rouge Allure lipstick shades which are set to launch on the 14th September this year. The Indian inspired music and small pieces of mirror forming a mask and a third eye on model Inguna Butane gives a mystic feel of things to come.
Peter Philips explains the complexity of Inguna’s look ‘The “mirror look” isn’t an actual mask. The pieces of crystals and mirrors are individually applied onto the face. The composition is created around the central mirror that’s applied on the forehead as a third eye, surrounded by a peacock-tail motive. The whole face is covered with pieces of crystals and mirrors to create a mesmerizing effect. The only touch of colour is the changing lip shades. The application of the crystals and mirrors took 4 hours.’