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.
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“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
Let us catch you up on a handful of our favorite new things in the world of beauty at Nordstrom. From NARS’s covetable fall collection to Bobbi Brown’s handpicked favorites in one super-portable palette, here are six of the best new things out there right now.
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Recently, we had the delightfully direct and vivacious Rose-Marie Swift at a beauty photo shoot working her magic. And when you have a world-class makeup artist on set, you don’t miss the opportunity to grab a few minutes to chat with her about anything and everything—from her unexpected beauty regimen to her secrets to beautiful, glowing skin. Plus, we couldn’t resist asking her about her innovative line, RMS Beauty—a new-to-us collection of all-natural, organic and cruelty-free cosmetics formulated to hydrate and illuminate, with health-driven skin care as its guiding principle. Read on to learn a thing or two about Rose-Marie’s down-to-earth and refreshing approach to beauty. Spoiler alert: less is more.
GET TO KNOW ROSE-MARIE SWIFT
Let us catch you up on a handful of our favorite newest things in the world of beauty at Nordstrom. From Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips to luxury fragrance at Le Labo labs, here are six of the best new things out there right now.
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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
Steeped in esteem and luxury, the house of Guerlain has a long reputation of sophistication and elegance. But even a nearly 200-year-old perfume and skincare brand is allowed a little fun without sacrificing the standards it’s become known for. Enter the newest from Guerlain: La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick and Nail Color (a Nordstrom exclusive). Topped with whimsically adorable upside down hearts, this new collection is seriously covetable with lasting formulations, superior quality and coverage that’s tinged with a delicious, signature scent of red berries and petals.
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Urban Decay lovers, Wonderland lovers and lovers of gorgeous eyeshadow shades: get excited! The much anticipated sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland opens in theaters May 27, but the Alice Through the Looking Glass limited-edition eyeshadow palette is available at Nordstrom now. From the collector’s-quality kaleidoscopic packaging to the crazy beautiful shadows, this palette is going to go as fast as its predecessor, when Urban Decay and Disney teamed up for their first Wonderland-themed palette.
SEE INSIDE THE BOX AND ALL THE COVETABLE SHADOWS
Leave it to CHANEL to launch two truly innovative new formulas just in time for spring: moisture-rich CHANEL ROUGE COCO STYLO Complete Care Lipshine and durable LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the newest collections and get to work in our photo studio having fun experimenting with the new shades and formulas.
We rounded up a small crew at Studio N. Our first reaction? Loving the variety of perfectly edited colors that run the gamut from classic glamour to freshly modern. We incorporated a few different inspirations throughout the shoot, which give you a tiny glimpse of the countless looks anyone can create with these superior hues. From day to night, see all our looks and more ways that CHANEL has you covered for spring and beyond with these two covetable collections.
LIP AND NAIL INSPO: SEE OUR FOUR FRESH LOOKS FOR SPRING
UPDATE! The Moschino spring ’16 runway show is happening right now!
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