I can see it now — the shades of green, gray, rose and sienna that have defined Venetian life for centuries.
It’s late afternoon… The city is quiet, except for a distant seagull’s cry. El Hub is guiding our small gondola slowly through labyrinthine canals lined with ancient buildings that stare down at us from high above.
Coco Chanel loved Venice, and Chanel wants us to love it, too. It’s the inspiration for the company’s fall collection.
Earlier today I saw some pics of the upcoming release and took a few Evergreen palette swatches.
A friendly Chanel makeup artist told me that both the upcoming fall and holiday collections are going to be heavy on the greens.
I can’t wait because I’ve loved some of the green-centered collections Chanel’s released over the years (2007′s Garden Party, le sigh!).
Luckily, we won’t have to wait long. The fall collection hits counters July 17.
I’ve got my eye on the limited edition Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Gloss ($65).
Chanel describes the four cream shadows as buildable gels able to go from sheer to intense, and I’m thinking they’d look lovely beneath powder shadows.
I’m also kinda salivating over this lurvely eyeshadow quad ($56).
From the pictures, I think it resembles the Garden Party quad, but I’ve heard that the colors (a dark green, light green, gray and a rose) are richer and more intense.
Chanel Evergreen and Nordstrom Exclusive Swatches
I was so distracted by the fall collection that I almost forgot about the four upcoming Chanel Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives, aka the Jardin Mosaic De Chanel collection.
After I snapped out of my Chanel fall stupor, I took a few swatches…
Chanel Evergreen Palette eyeshadows
Chanel Evergreen Palette lip glosses
Chanel Evergreen Palette lipsticks
Les Vernis Nail Color in Rouge Noir
Les Vernis Nail Color in Rose Des Vents
Click here for pictures and swatches of Muscat Glossimer, the fourth member of the Jardin Mosaic De Chanel collection.
Don’t you think the two green shadows look a lot like ones from the Garden Party quad?
I may pass if they’re too similar, but I sure like the sound of that $45 price tag. What a steal for a Chanel palette!
More dental drama
I paid another visit to the dentist this afternoon, but this time didn’t involve any needles, drills or metal hooks.
Remember going to the dentist as a kid and sometimes getting a lollipop or a balloon at the end of the visit? Well, today was a little like that, except the dentist gave me a plastic mouthpiece molded to fit the shape of my teeth!
It’s something called a night guard because, apparently, I grind my teeth in my sleep (who knew?).
The white thing in the picture up there is the cast they took to form the mouthpiece.
Too bad a couple of the front teeth broke removing the guard from the cast…
I think I’m going to keep it on my bookshelf.
We’re almost to Friday, woot!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,