Paris seems light years away from my computer screen in California, but La Ville-Lumiere gets a oui bit closer with Chanel Rouge Coco in Cambon 31 ($30) on my lips.
Named after Coco’s Paris apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, this creamy pinkish red exudes the confident elegance of an impeccably cut Chanel tweed suit.
My closet may never meet a real suit crafted by Karl and Co., but Cambon makes me feel like the lights of Paris are right outside.
A spritz of my favorite Chanel perfume, Coco Mademoiselle ($95), and I slip into my favorite black dress (belted shift from H&M, $35)…
I can almost hear Coco whisper in my ear, “Oui, oui.”
“Mademoiselle,” I say, “it’s made from jersey.”
She raises an eyebrow.
“Just like the revolutionary clothes you made for women.”
I steal a glance in the mirror — almost, but not quite. It needs something more…
A few layered strands of costume pearls (necklace by H&M, $18)?
A cropped boxy tweed jacket (also H&M, $35)?
I turn to Coco. “Is good, Mademoiselle?”
“Oui,” she replies. “Is almost like Chanel.”
For more fun with Chanel Rouge Coco ($30 each; available now)…
- 5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Bonjour, Mademoiselle!
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- 5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Have You Heard This Legende?
- 5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Hot Summer Fun with La Pausa
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,