Chanel A/W 15/16 Haute Couture Fashion Show

August 25, 2015

Categories: Fashion, Travel

Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show 2015

There was a certain hesitation in the air at the Chanel Les Talismans Gala Dinner the evening before. As the cocktail party in the courtyard progressed, people slowly became more comfortable pulling out their phones and capturing selfies, photos, and videos of the experience. At dinner, surrounded by ancient medical texts and the top creatives and businesspeople of Chanel, the hesitation came back. Nobody wanted to be the novice, snapping every moment and dinner course.

I experienced the same bittersweet feeling I got at my wedding reception – having the time of my life but feeling incredibly sad that this moment would come to an end. I think others were feeling the same way and those phones reemerged to capture the magicians who stopped by each table and the energetic mini presentation, showcasing the beautiful new Haute Joaillerie collection on delicate models.

I could barely sleep that night since I was bursting with excitement for the Haute Couture show the next morning. Armed with our invites, we met the car waiting on us out front and began the short drive to the Grand Palais where all the Chanel shows are held.

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Back-To-School Planner Review + Giveaway

August 20, 2015

Categories: Lifestyle


Those of you who know me or have followed my blog for some time know that I’m planning-obsessed. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved writing my schedule and to-do’s out in my planner or agenda. I’ve tried electronic planning and it’s just not for me. I’ve had my phone and computer change appointments due to changing time zones and cancel meetings for no reason. Even while working at a traditional job, I would print out my Google calendar and tuck it into my agenda on work trips. There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing off my to-do’s one by one on paper.

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Biossance Moisturizer Review

August 13, 2015

Categories: Beauty


Biossance Website

When first presented with the idea of a liquid (that reminded me of an oil) being used as a moisturizer on my combination skin, I assumed the worst… Breakouts, pimples, and clogged pores. But I was so very wrong. After I stopped to admire the beautiful packaging and well-made bottle of Biossance, I gathered a small amount of the clear, odorless product in the dropper and released a few silky drops onto my hand. The liquid glided over my skin and easily absorbed, better than any moisturizer I’ve tried. My skin looked glowing and hydrated. After a minute or two I could feel that the product had completely absorbed into my skin.

I was hooked. I began applying a few drops of Biossance every night to my face, neck, and chest. I would use a few extra droplets to concentrate on my eye area and lips. By morning, the product had soaked into my Colorado-parched skin and left it looking refreshed and bright. I incorporated a tiny drop of Biossance into my morning skincare routine as well.

After a facial and a mild peel Biossance helped to heal my irritated, flaking skin. Its hydrating qualities nourished my skin and brought it back to life post-treatment. Fine lines I had noticed on my forehead and around my eyes appeared less visible. I don’t even notice them anymore.

Biossance is a plant-derived version of the emollient squalane that is found naturally in our bodies. It is designed to imitate the way our bodies moisturize themselves naturally. When you use Biossance, you’ll notice there’s no color or smell… The product feels natural and clean.

I’m so excited about my discovery, I couldn’t wait to tell you. You can use Biossance on your face, neck, chest, and hands. I even take out a few drops and apply to my hands and lips throughout the day to re-hydrate. Let me know if you’ve tried this product. I’d love to hear more.

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Dinner With Chanel

August 2, 2015

Categories: Fashion, Travel

Chanel Making Jewelry
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After tea at Le Meurice and a little primping, we were off to dinner with our Chanel host.  La Fermette Marbeuf is a little treasure off Avenue George V with a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. Stepping into this little restaurant on the corner is like stepping back in time to Paris’s Belle Epoque. Soft, dreamy lighting and gentle colors provide the perfect appetizer before you enter the dining room housed in a spectacularly painted Art Nouveau glass conservatory. This glass veranda, belonging to a hotel at the time of WW2, was boarded over to protect it from destruction by the ruthless Nazis. Forgotten behind the false wall, this beautiful piece of art was only unveiled in 1978 when the restaurant attempted to expand and discovered the hidden room. It was like dining in a perfectly preserved piece of art.

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Les Talismans

July 31, 2015

Categories: Fashion, Travel

Paris Fashion Week

What item worn on the body could be more personal than jewelry? What does your jewelry mean to you? Did you purchase the piece with history already attached or did you add your own personal story as you wore it?

These are the questions Chanel sought to answer as they picked us up and brought us to a private tour of the Jewelry Gallery in the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, a museum of decorative art and design located in a wing of the Palais du Lourve. You can see the side of this exquisite building in one of the photos I posted on my Instagram account. Its intricate French design rises up to frame the lush and peaceful Jardin des Tuileries.

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