I love summer as much as the next sun-deprived Torontonian, but after checking out the Murale Fall 2018 preview, I walked away super excited about new beauty products arriving in stores soon. From seemingly miraculous grey-hair reversing treatments, to tea-infused sheet masks, here are my top 5 Murale fall arrivals.
1. Phyto RE30 $59 (September 2018)
I didn’t think it was possible, but Phyto RE30 is the first anti-grey hair treatment that promises to bring back the natural pigment to your hair without having to dye it. Sounds like magic, but apparently it’s just science. “The RE30 peptide, which is the result of 6 years of research, is revolutionary technology that is able to boost the natural pigment production while protecting from future depigmentation.” I’ve only seen 2 grey hairs on my head so far, but I am definitely trying this treatment to make sure my head of hair remains nice and grey-free.
2. Filorga Lift-Designer Ultra-Lifting Serum $110 (September 2018)
As a fan of Filorga, I was really excited to learn about this new tightening serum with a built-in face roller designed to visibly tighten the features, plump the skin and sculpt the face.
3. Teaology Mask Mania Box $49.95 (September 2018)
I love trying new masks and I can’t wait to get my hands on this box set. The Mask Mania Box contains 4 sheet masks infused with various types of tea to offer anti-aging, exfoliating, and hydrating benefits, among others, along with 2 anti-puffiness eye masks. Perfect for pampering your skin.
4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Riche $49 (September 2018)
This oil from Nuxe is a cult fave for a reason – it’s a multi-tasker that can be applied directly to skin, added to bathwater or spritzed onto your hairbrush to add shine to hair. And while I love the original, I am excited for the Riche version for dry skin, because we all need an extra moisture boost in the winter.
5. Filorga Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows $75 (August 2018)
If you have sparse brows and lashes that leave a lot to be desired, then you should get excited about this Filorga booster serum and volumizing care. It promises to add length, thickness and volume, while strengthening the hair, delaying it from falling out. Fingers crossed for naturally thick brows!
While ski season is still many months away, you may start wishing for some snowflakes after looking at the beautiful CHANEL Coco Neige collection photos, starring Margot Robbie. The first-ever winter sports and apres-ski CHANEL collection is chock full of fashionable winter essentials and technical pieces too. There’s a super sleek quilted ski jumpsuit, chicest mittens ever, a selection of cozy knits, and some cute brooches too. The collection is now available in boutiques, and I highly recommend you taking a peek at the brand’s app or online, because even if you’re not into winter sports, I am certain you’ll find something you’ll love for the eventual winter.
What do you think of CHANEL Coco Neige? Share in the comments.
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“Everything old is new again” seems to be especially true for fashion. Trends come and go, and come back again for another round several years later. But this one hits pretty close to home, because the first time Dior’s iconic Saddle Bag became highly covetable thanks in no small part to Carrie Bradshaw, I was a woman obsessed. I absolutely adored the “nothing like I’ve ever owned before” look of the bag and I was especially into the one style with the word “Christian” embroidered on the back, with a little heart stitched on next to it. You see, that was the name of my crush at the time, and I needed to have his name on my bag. And so I did. That arguably tacky denim Dior purse was not the only saddle bag I owned. A couple of years later, after the initial saddle hysteria died down, I found a more classic black saddle bag with silver hardware at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Dior boutique, and quickly scooped it up. And while the denim bag with the name and the heart is long gone, the simple black bag is still hanging around at the back of my closet.
Now that the bag has been relaunched by Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri for the brand’s Fall 2018 collection, and is apparently priced starting at USD 2,350 for a small version, I am left a little unsure about whether to start wearing it more, or capitalize on this price and popularity increase and sell it to the highest bidder. This bag definitely holds sentimental value…reminding me of happy college times, of puppy love crushes, and of those glorious days when Sex and the City was a groundbreaking show and my fave source of style inspo…way before instagram and street style. I couldn’t help but wonder, should I hold on to this fashion relic, embracing its renaissance, or should I follow that rule about being old enough to wear the trend the first time around?
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If you love Marni and all things colourful, then Holt Renfrew is going to be your favourite place this month. The Marni Mini Market pop-up is now open at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale until July 22nd, with a series of limited edition products on offer, including “playful picnic baskets handmade by Colombian artisans, animal sculptures made from metal and colourful PVC, and reimagined versions of the famous Marni shopping bag in striped fabric”. I haven’t had the chance to pay a visit to the pop-up yet, but after studying the images very carefully, I think I need…EVERYTHING. And the best part is, it’s all really affordable considering that it’s Marni. Most bags and pouches are priced from $115 to $240, chic scarf necklaces are $280, and plant holders are $80.
If you live in Vancouver, then you’re in luck too, because Holt Renfrew Vancouver will be hosting the pop-up there from August 1st to 19th. This is the first time Marni Mini Market pop-up is available in North America, so shop accordingly.
Are you excited about this pop-up? Share in the comments.
Where: Holt Renfrew Yorkdale
When: Now – July 22
Where: Holt Renfrew Vancouver
When: August 1–19
Photo Credits: Holt Renfrew
For most people, including yours truly, haute couture shows are pure fantasy – dream confections worn by beautiful people at magical locations. And having been lucky to see and touch CHANEL Haute Couture pieces in person, I can attest to the impeccable attention to detail, use of innovative materials, and the overall intricacy and luxury of haute couture creations. Which is why after looking at photos of the latest CHANEL Haute Couture collection, I was dying to see what those pieces looked like in person, in motion, and up close, because even in photos, my heart was skipping a beat. Gowns with stunning beaded high-collars, Victorian lace collars paired with puff sleeves, bows, sequins, feathers, and chiffon, oh my! Set against a very realistic backdrop of the Seine boardwalk, the attendees were treated to the chicest Parisian riverside stroll ever, complete with a CHANEL-clad boquiniste, feathered and sequined ankle booties, and bang-heavy hairdos that I’m definitely going to try and replicate for the next gala I attend.
What did you think of CHANEL Haute Couture Fall 2018? Which pieces made it to your fantasy wishlist? Share in the comments.
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