The Parisienne’s Classic Must Haves

With a penchant for black, navy blue and white sprinkled with gold, silver and red, the typical Parisienne’s wardrobe is still highly influenced by Coco Chanel. With our pick of 15 timeless styles that embrace discrete elegance, seduction and smart femininity, we show you how a few key pieces can give you a French chic wardrobe wherever you are in the world.

Black Ballerina Flats

Repetto BB ballerina flats in black leather, €175

Black slims

Topshop Moto skinny jeans in cotton, €49

Mariner stripes

Petit Bateau mariner stripes in cotton, €50

Blazer

Balmain Blazer in velvet and silk, €1,759

Handbag

Chanel Boybag in black leather with a metal chain, €2,250

Veiled hat

Victoria Grant Black Diamond veiled hat, €450

Beige trench

Burberry Trench in cotton twill, €800

Pearls

Chanel sautoir in silver, pearls and gemstones, price on demand

White t-shirt

Theskens’ Theory white cotton t-shirt, €91, available on thecorner.com

Leather jacket

Iro jacket in lambskin, €755

Rolled up jeans

Current/Elliott The Rolled skinny jeans, €255

Little black dress

Lanvin one-shoulder dress in silk and cotton, around €1,300

Red lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick, €27

Patent leather heels

Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels in patent leather, €425

Rose gold watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto watch in rose gold and black leather, €12,400

By Eugénie Trochu, translated by Quinn Connors (via Vogue FR)

Coco Noir, the new fragrance from Chanel

Mysterious, elegant and lush, Coco Noir floats on a dark cloud of Venetian memories. Chanel announces a new fragrance.

Gabrielle Chanel had a propensity for the city of luminous canals and baroque palaces, and Venice, Italy inspires Chanel’s latest fragrance which combines notes of citrus, rose, incense and patchouli conjuring the contrast between the glow of a chandelier and the  and profound darkness of opulent draperies in Venetian palazzos. This velvety scent sits in a more somber version of the iconic Coco flacon.

Coco Noir Eau de Parfum, 50ml, €92, Chanel (available from August 17).

By T.A, translated by Quinn Connors

via Vogue

Chanel Rouge Coco 37 Rose Dentelle

I would describe Rose Dentelle as a warm pink with a peach undertone and slight (almost undetectable) micro-shimmer.  The color is pretty subtle, not too far away from my natural lip color, but manages to add some brightness to the face.

The consistency and feel of the Rouge Cocos is almost balm-like (plus it smells like roses). They’re very lightweight, long-lasting and are formulated very thoughtfully, as to not dry out the lips.Rose Dentelle is one of those colors that you can just slap on and not worry about.

What’s your favorite Chanel lipstick? Also, what are your thoughts about Rouge Coco Shine? Haven’t found the perfect shade for me! Any recs?

WISH LIST | Beauty

I love reading other blogger’s wish lists, as they always give me a lot of “shopping inspiration” so I have decided to share mine from now on.

  1. Chanel CC Cream
  2. Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color, Frantic Pink
  3. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder
  4. Urban Decay Naked 2 (I know!)
  5. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color, Crimson Noir
  6. Gucci Flora by Gucci Garden Gracious Tuberose
  7. Christian Dior Creme de Rose
  8. Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
  9. Yves Saint Laurent Terre Saharienne Collector Bronzing Powder (2 Sunkissed)
  10. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (My All Time Favorite)
  11. Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer, Smoke Red
  12. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color, Pink Dusk
  13. Diptyque Philosykos
  14. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Rose Bergamasque
  15. MAC Viva Glam I

Obsession du Jour: My Favorite Red Lipsticks + Lip Pencil

(L-R MAC Russian Red, MAC Ruby Woo, NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot, Chanel Rouge Allure 09 Lover) * Sorry for the crappy photo

  • MAC Russian Red – It’s truly one of my favorite lipstick shades ever. Powerful and Chic.
  • MAC Ruby Woo – I love matte lips, and Dita Von Teese is my lipstick inspiration. This is the perfect blue-red lipstick.
  • NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot – From the name itself, is a wine-grape colored lipstick.This pinky red lippie is fresh and fun especially for women in their 20s. My favorite from NYX.
  • Chanel Rouge Allure 09 Lover – Love the gorgeous packaging!

NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Hot Red. I own nothing but NYX pencils and I can say, when it comes to lipliners I prefer this brand over higher end brands. My favorite!

Have you tried any of the lipsticks I mentioned? What’s your favorite red lipstick?

xx, Enkei

Obsession du Jour: Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte

I feel Chanel’s powder compacts are the most iconic compacts in the world. It’s simple, sleek and elegant. The powder gives a light/medium coverage but it feels lovely and works brilliantly with my BB Cream. It’s a bit expensive (around $46-49 Duty Free), but totally worth it!

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to cut out the shine without the flat matte effect. My favorite so far. Would definitely repurchase!

So tell me, what’s your favorite compact powder? How long have you been using it?

Chanel Beauty Wishlist

Here’s what’s been on my mind lately:

Seems like it would be the perfect lightweight foundation. I’m still crazy about BB creams though.

The loose powder counterpart of my favorite pressed powder. I need to give this a try.

Perhaps the product I’ve been wanting to try…as soon as my bronzer runs out, I’m speeding up to Chanel and get this!

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color. As you all know, I love matte lippies.

Last but not least.

Have you had any experiences with any of the products I mentioned? What’s on your list?

Have a wonderful weekend!