Chantecaille Summer Holiday

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Chantecaille Summer 2018 Collection is inspired by summers spent basking in the Italian sunshine on the Amalfi Coast, and it immediately transported me back to our own trip to the Coast a few months ago. The colors and formulas, as well as the packaging are reminiscent of the clear blue waters and the colorful cliffside villages where you fall in love with its beauty over and over again. With the warmer season coming up, the collection of ten products work perfectly to give you that radiant Mediterranean glow whether you are going out and about in the city, traveling on holiday, or to add a little warmth to your daily office makeup look.

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Sirena Bronzer has a cream-like, bouncy texture that melds with the skin, leaving a light, sheer veil of color. Created with technology that blends pearls and pigments, the fine size and texture of the particles allow them to blur, perfect and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I love using the lighter part as a highlight and it gives a very natural, but beautiful sheen of a glow.

Mermaid Eye Matte comes in two shades, Sylvie (gentle brown) and Olivia (dove grey). It is a silky matte cream shadow that is long lasting that does not crease, as it is infused with silk tree extract which provides a lifting, smoothing effect on the eyelid. The shades are both really flattering and are great in creating depth or adding warmth to the eye area. The shades are are extra special because they were inspired by founder Sylvie Chantecaille and her daughter, Chantecaille’s Creative Director, Olivia.

Luminescent Eye Shades in Sole (golden peach) or Mare (seafoam aqua) provide the prettiest shimmer to the lids! They are inspired by the undulating shimmer of the sea and uses the newest technology in pearl to create a watercolor wash on the lid that can be worn alone or layered for deeper, more dramatic looks. Infused with rice protein, the gel-powder formula uses next-generation pure pearl particles to create a watercolor effect on the lids that has a completely natural feel.

Lip Sleek comes in Lychee (deep nude), Papaya (tropical orange), or Acai (deep berry purple). Papaya is my favorite shade, that instant pop of sheer color that brightens up any look. Its innovative oil-in-a stick formula incredibly moisturizing, smooth, and comfortable that intensely conditions lips. It is packaged in a sleek metallic click-pen casing that releases the color with one click.

Les Perles Eyeliner in Vert (emerald green) or Bleu (deep blue) creates the smoothest, highly pigmented metallic line. The applicator makes it very easy to draw a precise line for the perfect La Dolce Vita cat eye. They create luxurious, multi-dimensional accent lines and I also love that it is  a water-based formula. Softly textured, the formula is long-lasting but removes easily and gently.

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 Stella McCartney Dress,  Valentino Bag ,  Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes

Stella McCartney Dress, Valentino Bag, Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes

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 Can't get enough of these colors!  Chantecaille's #SummerHoliday

Can't get enough of these colors! Chantecaille's #SummerHoliday

Photos by Hoon Kim and I

In collaboration with Chantecaille; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Mindfulness In Nature

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  Hunter Jacket ,  & Other Stories Dress ,  Hunter Boots , Balenciaga Bag,  Janessa Leone Hat , Fendi Sunglasses
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 Tomorrowland Sweater, Mother Denim,  Hunter Boots ,  Valentino Bag , Eugenia Kim Hat

Tomorrowland Sweater, Mother Denim, Hunter Boots, Valentino Bag, Eugenia Kim Hat

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We took a quick getaway with Hunter Boots to Mohonk Mountain House where we rested, rowed a boat, and practiced mindfulness in nature. It was a yearly tradition growing up for my family and I to travel out here to hike and see the fall foliage, but it was my first time staying overnight and it was really wonderful. Highly recommended if you need a weekend retreat!

Photos by Hoon Kim and I

In collaboration with Hunter Boots and Mohonk Mountain House; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Art and Cuisine

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  Petite Studio Jacket ,  Madewell Dress ,  Stuart Weitzman Boots ,  Fendi Bag , Burberry Scarf, Gentle Monster Sunglasses

Petite Studio Jacket, Madewell Dress, Stuart Weitzman Boots, Fendi Bag, Burberry Scarf, Gentle Monster Sunglasses

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 Madewell Jacket,  Sezane Top , The Reformation Skirt,  Loewe Bag ,  Ruslan Baginskiy Hat , Gentle Monster Sunglasses

Madewell Jacket, Sezane Top, The Reformation Skirt, Loewe Bag, Ruslan Baginskiy Hat, Gentle Monster Sunglasses

 Celebrating hubby's bday at  Shoji 69 Leonard Street

Celebrating hubby's bday at Shoji 69 Leonard Street

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 Theory Coat,  & Other Stories Dress ,  Gucci Boots , Chanel Bag

Theory Coat, & Other Stories Dress, Gucci Boots, Chanel Bag

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  Michelle Waugh Coat ,  The Ashlynn Dress ,  Stuart Weitzman Boots ,  Fendi Clutch , Gucci Hat, Gentle Monster Sunglasses
  Kozha Numbers Bag , Cutler and Gross Sunglasses

Kozha Numbers Bag, Cutler and Gross Sunglasses

 Brunch at Reynard

Brunch at Reynard

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  Pologeorgis Coat , Acne Studios Top,  Everlane Denim ,  Barneys New York Boots ,  Kozha Numbers Bag , Cutler and Gross Sunglasses

Pologeorgis Coat, Acne Studios Top, Everlane Denim, Barneys New York Boots, Kozha Numbers Bag, Cutler and Gross Sunglasses

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 Nili Lotan Sweater, Proenza Schouler Skirt,  Here/Now Shoes , J.W. Anderson Bag

Nili Lotan Sweater, Proenza Schouler Skirt, Here/Now Shoes, J.W. Anderson Bag

  LIE Collection Dress , The Row Boots,  from a friend of mine scarf , Janessa Leone Hat, Céline Sunglasses

LIE Collection Dress, The Row Boots, from a friend of mine scarf, Janessa Leone Hat, Céline Sunglasses

  Sezane Top ,  Aritzia Skirt , adidas Shoes, Fendi Bag

Sezane Top, Aritzia Skirt, adidas Shoes, Fendi Bag

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 Ulla Johnson Coat,  Pause NY Tunic , Valentino Boots, Loewe Bag, Janessa Leone Hat, Céline Sunglasses, Erdem Earrings

Ulla Johnson Coat, Pause NY Tunic, Valentino Boots, Loewe Bag, Janessa Leone Hat, Céline Sunglasses, Erdem Earrings

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 COS Top,  LIE Collection Skirt , Miu Miu Boots,  Saint Laurent Bag

COS Top, LIE Collection Skirt, Miu Miu Boots, Saint Laurent Bag

 My childhood friend Ah-Hyun got married to Patrick at the beautiful  Lighthouse

My childhood friend Ah-Hyun got married to Patrick at the beautiful Lighthouse

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 Nells Nelson Jacket,  Ulla Johnson Dress , Fendi Bag

Nells Nelson Jacket, Ulla Johnson Dress, Fendi Bag

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  Proenza Schouler Dress , Celine Sunglasses, Celine Earrings

Proenza Schouler Dress, Celine Sunglasses, Celine Earrings

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A month filled with art and delicious eats.

Photos by Hoon Kim and I

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NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers

 An experience in celebration of the  NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection  launch in London

An experience in celebration of the NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection launch in London

 The lobby at  Rosewood London

The lobby at Rosewood London

 Checked into our room!

Checked into our room!

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 In-room breakfast spread at  Rosewood London

In-room breakfast spread at Rosewood London

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  Erdem  FW 2018 Backstage at the  National Portrait Gallery

Erdem FW 2018 Backstage at the National Portrait Gallery

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 Erdem Top, Proenza Schouler Skirt,  The Row Heels

Erdem Top, Proenza Schouler Skirt, The Row Heels

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 Celebratory dinner with  NARS  and designer  Erdem Moralioglu  at the  National Portrait Gallery

Celebratory dinner with NARS and designer Erdem Moralioglu at the National Portrait Gallery

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"To me, flowers represent the wonderful strength of the feminine."
—Erdem Moralioglu, Designer, ERDEM
 
 The gorgeous 13-piece limited-edition  NARS x Erdem Collection , 'Strange Flowers'

The gorgeous 13-piece limited-edition NARS x Erdem Collection, 'Strange Flowers'

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 A trip to the  Erdem London Store  in Mayfair

A trip to the Erdem London Store in Mayfair

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 Back at the  Rosewood London  before leaving for our flight home

Back at the Rosewood London before leaving for our flight home

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 In-room lunch of fish & chips and cappuccino

In-room lunch of fish & chips and cappuccino

NARS and Erdem are both brands that have the ability to transport you to another world. I attended my first London Fashion Week in February for the unveil of the NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection, and it was an exquisite experience. I lust over all the Erdem pieces that Barneys carries and the collaboration with H&M last fall was one of the most beautiful I've seen. When I learned of this exclusive collaboration with NARS, I was overjoyed to be a part of the global launch event! The trip felt like a dream, with each detail very well considered. Our stay at the elegant Rosewood London paralleled the story of romance, the runway show and dinner at the National Portrait Gallery felt like we were part of a secret society, and the fitting at the Erdem Store the next morning in Mayfair all followed a lovely narrative that told a cohesive story of culture, fashion, and art.

The name of the collection 'Strange Flowers' speaks to the designer's signature nostalgia and bold femininity, which is also both ethereal and slightly surreal. Each of the products is encased in one of three original floral prints specially created by the designer, and from the specifically chosen Pantone color (the pale blue matches the blue in his stores!) to the velvety soft-touch texture of the packaging, it feels extremely special. The shades are also very flattering and translates into a type of "Erdem romantic look." The new formulations are really unique as well, especially the Lip Powders. The blush in "Loves Me Not," lipstick in "Bloodflower" and highlighter stick in "White Phlox" are my favorites from the collection. I can't wait for you to try!

Thank you again to NARS and Erdem for having me.

Erdem for NARS Strange Flowers collection launches April 12, 2018 at NARS Boutiques and narscosmetics.com.

Photos by Hoon Kim and I

In collaboration with NARS and Erdem; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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