Last year about this time, we chatted with Alex Chantecaille, vice president of sales and promotions for Chantecaille, about her company’s work to protect the wolves of Yellowstone National Park and her travels to Istanbul. It’s been another busy year for Alex.
We spent some time learning about Chantecaille’s newest endeavor to support conservation and hearing about her favorite places from her extensive, enviable travel calendar. Catch up with Alex, pick up a few new beauty secrets and learn more about the new Protect the Lions Collection, from which 5% of proceeds will be donated to Lion Guardians in Africa.
SEE OUR CHAT WITH ALEX CHANTECAILLE
“I have been mixing my own secret scent for years and have been fascinated by the idea that one’s perfume can attract others and also change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you.” —Charlotte Tilbury
It’s almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Charlotte Tilbury’s first-ever and first-of-its-kind perfume is premiering at Nordstrom on September 1. And who better to be the face of Scent of a Dream than Charlotte’s good friend Kate Moss. More on the fascinating approach Tilbury took in creating a fragrance she calls “the key to attraction” to come soon. In the meantime, get a behind-the-scenes look at the film featuring Kate Moss showcasing this intoxicating new scent.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KATE MOSS AND CHARLOTTE TILBURY
Former model, Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor and celebrity stylist—and forever style icon—Linda Rodin turned to experimenting with essential oils in her bathroom 10 years ago. She wanted to come up with something she couldn’t find on the market—a product that was simple, luxurious and provided immediate results, that hydrated skin while leaving her complexion luminous. She succeeded in creating Rodin Olio Lusso face oil—the first in her current collection of beauty products, perfumes and candles.
We’re excited to offer Rodin’s original Olio Lusso, with its blend of 11 floral and botanical essential oils, as well as her newest lavender oil—along with a number of other luxury beauty items from her line. We spent some time chatting with Rodin about her new products, keeping things simple, and her secret to looking so naturally beautiful without a touch of makeup—apart from her signature lip.
READ RODIN’S BEAUTY GUIDELINES
What’s hot in beauty this summer? Our expert beauty stylists are giving us their favorite selects for skin care, makeup and fragrance so you can get a jump on bringing out the best you as the days start heating up.
GET OUR STYLISTS SUMMER BEAUTY PICKS AND TIPS: READ MORE
With spring finally here, it’s time to start perfecting that sunny-weather makeup and strobing technique. (Think of strobing as the opposite of contouring—using highlights on the “high areas” of the face rather than sculpting shadows to create depth and dimension.) Charlotte Tilbury and team are lending us a few tips and easy steps to help you bring your natural beauty to light with products designed to do all the work for you.
GLOW WITH IT: GET CHARLOTTE’S TIPS AND HOW-TO
Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of AERIN and style and image director at Estée Lauder, spent some time sharing a peek into her perfumed world. A lover of art, travel and easy refinement, Aerin pours herself into her luxury lifestyle brand and believes that living beautifully should be effortless. See some of the ways she brings that philosophy to life.
SEE MORE FROM AERIN IN OUR MINI Q&A
As the executive director of education at La Mer, it’s Clyde Johnson’s job (and passion) to know everything there is to know about what’s best for your skin and how to achieve the results you’re looking for. We spent some time chatting (we really could have gone on all day) with Johnson about everything from rebooting your beauty regimen for the best possible outcomes to the science behind making the trademarked Miracle Broth, which goes into all La Mer products, so incredible and effective. Hint: the sound of rare kelp undergoing metamorphosis is vital to the process.
FIND YOUR “ME” MOMENTS AND GET BEAUTIFUL SKIN WITH MORE FROM CLYDE JOHNSON
Our beauty team hit up a slew of backstage runways at Fashion Week, catching up and grazing shoulders with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François Nars, stila, butter LONDON and Jin Soon Choi, and taking notes on fall’s biggest makeup trends.
What stood out to them as the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways? For one, individualized contouring and brows, like the ones created at the hands of experts like Shiseido’s Dick Page for Narciso Rodriguez. In seasons past, we’ve seen our share of strong contouring and bold brows, but this year was different. Show after show, artists let the model’s natural features dictate the beauty, focusing on accentuating natural assets, like amping up already god-given bushy brows.
SEE ALL OUR FAVORITE MAKEUP TRENDS
For our spring 2016 beauty trends photoshoot, we tapped the genius Kali Kennedy to work her magic on our models. When this California native wasn’t waving her beauty wands or taking selfies with just about everyone on set, she took some time to tell us about how she got into makeup artistry, her best makeup advice and what it’s like living and breathing beauty. Get to know Kali Kennedy–a force of positivity who takes a refreshing approach to her craft.
YOUR BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY
Every unique feature you have is something that nobody else possesses, and those features are what make you beautiful–that freckly skin, big brows or whatever. You can’t not love the beautiful parts about you that make you unique. I tell people they’re beautiful every day, and I mean it. Everybody needs to be told that they’re beautiful, because they are.
GET KALI’S BEAUTY ADVICE AND MORE ON-SET WORDS OF WISDOM
Our latest fashion edition of The Realest features the smart and smiling baker and business owner Kate Sigel in some of our favorite spring dresses. To complement each outfit, hair and makeup artist Jenny Verador created a look that’s classic and clean, with just the right amount of strategically placed color.
For lips that evoke the feeling of spring without being overpowering, we brought all 12 shades from our new Nordstrom-exclusive collection of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipsticks for Jenny to work her magic with. She was a fan of “the amazing color range with great color payoff and moisture.” Kate really loved how they felt too. And we all loved their sweet hint of mango scent.
See the colors, makeup application and Jenny in action with our how-to video as she takes us through the steps and products she used to create this fresh and pretty makeup look for Kate.
WATCH: JENNY’S HOW-TO STEPS AND SEE MORE LOOKS