A trip to Paris is never complete without taking a quick stop at Le Bon Marché. I took a little extra time to check out what’s new with my favorites at the moment: Valmont skincare, Dries Van Noten, and of course, Chanel. I couldn’t stop swooning at just about everything. I could stay in this department store the entire day, but my jet lag was really kicking in. With work dinners and meetings in Paris, I needed all the little cat naps that I could get so that I could get through it all without falling asleep on a couch somewhere (believe me, it’s happened.) Here I am just a few roads off from Le Bon Marché on what may be the cutest little corner in Paris, complete with cozy, hidden French bistros and fresh flower shops. I kept things light and simple for my day off: a belt bag to keep my hands free, my go-to tweed cropped jacket, and amazing platforms sandals. When Paris skies are grey, I tend to gravitate toward neutrals before ducking away in an Uber. I’ll be waiting for the sun, Paris!
I was in Paris with the Armani Beauty team to celebrate the global launch of their new fragrance, Sì Passione. We had a photoshoot with iconic photographer, Tom Munro, before entering the beautiful world of Sì Passione. The gorgeous Palace de Tokyo location was transformed into a sea of Giorgio Armani red exuding an air of femininity and strength. A shiny red staircase welcomed us to this star-studded event, with loads of interactive corners of love and fire-y passion. I’m wearing a look that I’m bound to wear over and over again: an Emporio Armani oversize bright pink blazer, high waisted black glittering trousers, and the perfect stiletto heel. My boyfriend showed me these earrings as I was just finishing up my fitting. He now knows my style now too well. Prepping for this special night was easy. The incredible Armani Beauty team came to my hotel room at the stunning Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme and gave me a smoky, sexy eye, a berry lip, and subtle twist in my hair. Paris brings out this sultry side of my style. When in Paris, I do as a French girl would. French girls keep it undone. Rather than a dress, go with a pantsuit. Rather than a red lip, go for a smoky eye. This is by far one of my favorite looks as of late. The city of love couldn’t have been more of a perfect backdrop for the launch…with a little reason to stop and remember those strong passions that keep us alive.
Taken on the streets of a very gold and glowing Milan, I love how easy it is to dress up a simple shirt and trainers (I still can’t stop wearing my custom Fendi sneakers. How cute are they?) Just add a little silk and pop of color and voila, done. I can’t wait for spring so I can whip out this beautiful pink bad boy again. It’s such a statement piece. I really do miss Milan and it’s beauty. I’ll be back soon enough. There’s still so much to see and go! For now, it’s really just a quiet Saturday at home in NYC. My suitcase is all packed up for London (I fly out this evening) and I’ve got a cup of coffee by my side. This is my favorite time of day. It’s so calm and refreshing and I finally have time to sit down and chat with you guys. While I’m away, I have a stunning new couch delivered to my home…my fashion month schedule will be solidified and organized, and I just can’t wait to power through one of the most hectic months of the year. Home is once again beginning to feel a lot more important and I love the idea of switching it around and making it feel new again. As I’m always in and out, I’m cherishing the quiet moments at home with my loved ones. May this crazy month feel like a breeze!
Welcome to the world of Clé de Peau Beauté. Based in Tokyo, Clé de Peau Beauté takes innovative Japanese skincare and combines it with classic Parisian beauty. Talk about one effortlessly beautiful new collection. Today was nothing but a radiant day at the Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills where Dylana and I checked into the gorgeous Clé de Peau Beauté villa suite. I was blown away by the welcoming, sunny space. Gorgeous open windows, with sunlight drenching every corner of each room. The decadent packaging of the products twinkled in the bathroom…I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.
I began with prepping my skin with the dazzling new collection…each bottle designed to resemble gemstones, all full of luster and shine. Lately, every night, I’ve been testing the product and lathering on a smooth layer of the Clé de Peau Beauté firming serum supreme, and topped it off with their la crème and amazing eye cream. These high performance products feel like butter on my skin. I met with the team to match with my perfect foundation (I happen to be shade 020) and delicately dabbed on a little concealer in my t-zone. What I love about their makeup is that it doubles as a cream…it’s that hydrating and nourishing. I finished off my natural look with a simple swipe of highlighter (I recommend going for their luminizing face enhancer in Pastel) to the edges of my cheekbones and found my perfect lipstick shade, Clé de Peau Beauté Desert Rose lipstick. What I noticed most about this luxurious collection is that it enhances your natural beauty. You don’t look too done up. The lip colors and glosses are perfect for the everyday chic woman…they’re not too intense. I’ve fallen in love with the way this brand does sheerness. It’s soft yet rich…the best of both worlds when it comes to gorgeous makeup. The foundation is even made to be applied with you fingers. Now that’s the type of makeup I love.
With an afternoon at one of the most gorgeous hotels in all of Los Angeles, I managed to squeeze in a little time by the pool. You can still be radiant and get that sun, but with a little protection of course. Clé de Peau Beauté does SPF 50 was heaven in a bottle. The result, combined with much-needed R&R? A fresh faced and well…radiant look (with a little help from this incredible highlighter). But the day wasn’t over yet. I took a quick rinse to get hair and makeup ready for the launch party with Felicity Jones at Hotel Bel Air. I slipped into a backless red dress, some platform heels, and gave myself a swipe of Fire Ruby lip gloss. This was Hollywood at it’s finest, in it’s more natural, radiant way of course.