In less than three years, the value of gold has more than doubled, now selling for more than $900 an ounce. Chanel must have noticed how much people have been lovin’ on gold lately because both of their upcoming fall and holiday makeup collections go after gold in a mad, crazy way.
The collection will be the first for new Chanel Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips. Inspired by Coco Chanel’s now historic apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris, each of the products range in color from warm brown to bronze and gold.
Philips drew upon more than just the colors inside Coco’s elegant abode. He also took inspiration from some of its furnishings, including a large gold-framed mirror and a rough crystal chandelier.
The fall lineup…
Gold Fiction nail polish, $30: shimmery soft honey-gold, not sparkling bright
Facettes Dâ€™Or, $56: a loose, finely milled, gold highlighting powder
Glossimer in Gold Light, $26: a gold lipgloss
3 Rouge Hydrabase lipsticks, $25 each: three shades in copper, plum and coral
Quad eye shadow palette, $56: gold, coffee, ivory and dark green eyeshadows
I’m gonna keep an eye out for Gold Fiction nail polish. The folks at Chanel have said they feel it’s going to be their next big bestseller, following in the footsteps of Vamp (1994’s rich, dark chocolate-red shade that kicked off the dark colored nail craze) and Black Satin (infamous black Chanel polish with silver undertones, introduced in 2006).
Christine Dagousset, executive vice president of Fragrance and Beaute for Chanel, said another upcoming gold-hued nail shade expected to do well is Kaleidoscope, a shiny green-gold, but it’s unknown if Kaleidoscope will be released as part of the fall collection or shortly after.
Peter Philips joined Chanel in January, and while the fall 2008 collection marks his first seasonal collection, it won’t be his first release for Chanel. He created four limited-edition nail colors ($25 each) to celebrate the upcoming May grand opening of Chanel’s massive new Los Angeles boutique. The four pop art colors — Melrose, Rodeo Drive, LA Sunrise and LA Sunset — were each inspired by Southern California’s Robertson Boulevard. Until June, at which time Chanel plans to make the colors available online, the polishes are available in-store only.
After fall, the gold continues shining for Chanel with their 2008 holiday collection, due out in October.
Expect to see…
Poudre Precieuse Or, $75 : a gold highlighting powder
Glossimer in Gold Shine, $26: a gold lipgloss
Noir Scintillant, $28: a black eyeliner with gold sparkle (Note to file: I must have this!)
Haute Chocolate nail polish, $20: a gold-brown polish
Gold is one of this girl’s best friends, so I’m looking forward to both of these upcoming collections. If I’m good, maybe Santa will surprise me with Chanel this Christmas.
Happy Saturday, ladies! I hope you’re having a good one.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,