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CATWALK REPORT: Paris Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Week Highlights

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Paris Haute Couture Week is one of the most beautiful highlights of the fashion calendar. A hotly anticipated event, even famous designers feel the pressure to dress to perfection. We’ve boiled down the main trends of this week from our favourite designers. While couture pieces might be out of our reach, a dash of inspiration to update your wardrobe is not. Dior Raf Simons of Dior is … [Read more...]

GET THE LOOK: GUCCI A/W 2012 HAIR & MAKE-UP

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Pre-raphaelite was the buzz word for Gucci’s autumn/winter show this year and the result was a mixture of romance and classic French femininity thanks to a slick of deep burgundy lipstick and naturally styled hair. Hair: Hair was tonged to create soft, natural waves and then parted in the middle before being twisted and clipped into place. To create this type of wave a styling wand is … [Read more...]

VICTORIA BECKHAM’S SHOOT WITH KARL LAGERFELD FOR FRENCH ELLE MAGAZINE

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Victoria Beckham has boosted her style icon status by showing off her impressive pins and famous pout in a fashion shoot with Chanel boss, Karl Lagerfeld. The designer proved her fashion worth in front of the camera for the exclusive shoot for French Elle magazine. Tweeting about the shoot, the Spice Girl said: “First pictures from my @ELLEfrance cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream … [Read more...]

THE BEAUTY BUZZ: BRAD PITT’S POINTLESS VIDEO FOR CHANEL No5

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I don’t consider myself to be a funny guy but like any good Irish person, when in a crowd - or basically any sort of conversation situation - I do my best to raise a few laughs; hey, it’s what we do! However, even the funniest of jokesters would pale in comparison to Chanel’s new absolute joke of a video! The first thing to remember here is that Brad Pitt’s deal with the French fashion … [Read more...]

TREND WATCH: KARL LAGERGELD’S CHANEL HULA HOOP BEACH BAG

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At first look, we fell in love with Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel hula hoop bag; but on closer inspection, and when logic had kicked in, this is just another luxury gimmick which costs several times our monthly rent! We get it, it’s a genius piece of design creativity and looks utterly fabulous on the catwalk, but it’s hardly practical, is it? You're apparently supposed to use it as a beach … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: CHANEL’S NEW COCO NOIR PERFUME

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I must admit to being rather partial to Chanel scents. No 5 is one of my absolute favourites and I have also been known to wear No 19 and Coco Mademoiselle quite regularly. Although their scents are world famous they don’t launch a new one very often - with everything they do release becoming somewhat iconic - so when I heard they were adding to the Coco family with a new offering called Coco … [Read more...]

AFTER GAGA AND ELVIS, KARL LAGERFELD IS THE LATEST CELEBRITY TO GET THE MY LITTLE PONY TREATMENT!

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As if My Little Pony dolls weren’t creepy enough, Berlin-based artist Mari Kasurinen's latest project has managed to make them even stranger. Kasurinen is best known for styling the iconic children's toys as pop icons, because, according to the artist, “it's funny and skewers celebrity culture and is pretty much the ultimate Internet bait”. We have to agree; these dolly creations are … [Read more...]

SPARKLE LUST: CHANEL’S 1932 JEWELLERY COLLECTION

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It’s been 30 years since Gabrielle Chanel's 1932 Exhibition de Bijoux en Diamants and in honour of the event, Chanel have designed an array of glittering jewels, celebrating the original collection. Pre-1932, Chanel had only designed costume jewellery, which Madame believed was “refreshingly free of arrogance”. Word to Gabrielle. However, despite the world finding itself in a time of … [Read more...]

THE CHANEL NAIL BAR AT ARNOTTS

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From Thursday March 29th until Sunday April 1st, Chanel invites you to discover the new Les Jeans nail collection during an exclusive nail event at Arnotts Department Store in Dublin. Whisked away by the quintessence of casual denim, Chanel’s Global Creative Director, Peter Philips created a trio of nail colours ‘as essential and fun as a well-worn pair of jeans’. The three Le Vernis … [Read more...]

THE ALLURE OF THE MALE

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I’m a big fan of designer men’s fragrances (quelle surprise!) and one of my firsts was Chanel’s Allure Homme several years ago. Then along came Allure Homme Sport and I was hooked. A few years ago the design house released Allure Homme Edition Blanche, which if I’m being totally honest wasn’t great and was too similar to many of the other men’s fragrances on the market at the … [Read more...]