2009 August 23, Sunday

I watched COCO BEFORE CHANEL last week and thought Audrey Tautou played her role so well.  In some scenes, there were really uncanny resemblances to the late Madame Coco herself.

In the movie, you’d see “Coco” defiantly dressed in black outfits with clean, simple lines when she attended soirées, while other female guests would be in complicated, fluffy frocks that were the IN couture of that time.  She even popularized black hats when flamboyant coloured hats was de rigueur.

That was probably the inspiration for this collection of blacks in different possibilities.

After appearing in the spring and summer campaigns this year, Malgosia Bela is, once again, the face of Chanel’s latest collection, Obscurs de Chanel.

This collection focuses on just black.  Variations of black for the face all over.  An eye colour compact with 4 shades of black.  Purplish, brownish, bluish and greenish.  A black eyeliner with garnet reflections for that diabolic glare, 2 mascaras in blacker than black formulations for added volume, length and curl,  lipsticks and nail colours in 3 shades each and a coppery lip gloss should you feel your lips are a tad too “black”.

With Hallowen approaching, I think this limited edition collection will be a hit!


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