Birds of paradise inspired beauties crept through a Mediterranean beach-side forest embellished in futuristic embroidered florals and fluttery feathers transforming models into dark ethereal characters taken from what could have been the deep corners of the mind of Tim Burton. Lagerfeld appealed to his more morose side of romanticism explaining, “There’s nothing more elegant than a certain kind of melancholia.” Articulated silhouettes brought focus to delicate shoulders and swan-like necks which perfectly framed the drama of the hair and makeup to accentuate the look.
Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup prepped skin with Hydra Beauty Serum Hydration Protection Radiance, bringing light to the skin; “Shine is beautiful for the summer,” Lagerfeld said. “It lights the face.” The face was further smoothed and perfected with Eclat Lumiere Highlighting Face Pen, Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer, and Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder. Eyes were smoky and intense with detailed lashes made of pieces of shredded lace and tulle that matched theatrical feathery headpieces that adorned messy updos for a “Neo-classical” fantasy. Lids were painted with Stylo Eyeshadow in Black Stream (available May 2013) and topped with Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Black. Lips were soft in Rouge Coco Baume Hydrating Lip Balm, which matched ladylike nails lacquered in Le Vernis Nail Color in Emprise. Toes complimented the shades on the eyes with Le Vernis Nail Color in Black Satin.