Happy Birthday Coco!

10547574_900440099983808_6552571317203938451_nSo much has been written about Coco Chanel, after all she is the one that set the rules for style.  She created the little black dress, refined the art of wearing trousers, boyfriend sweaters and added pearls and red lipstick. She also started the trend of wearing striped t-shirts etc. It’s almost like style, fashion began with her vision.

I adored her when I first discovered her in my adolescence and loved her even more when I found out we shared the same birthday month, I’m partial to Leos.

She also gave the best advice, if you haven’t read any of her biography’s I suggest you pick one up, very insightful and empowering.

Here’s to Coco Chanel and style!

~ Rouge Coco ~

True Red - Gabrielle

A French woman knows that a lipstick wardrobe is not complete without RED – as a little girl I idolized Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor and Coco Chanel.  They were not only stylish and fashionable, they wore red lipstick.  I wore the same shade of red lipstick during my twenties – True Red by Estee Lauder, until it was discontinued.

I had yet to find a red I’m loyal to – until now, This February Chanel unveiled a  hydrating creme lip colour, and  it’s available in 30 shades. Trying on the different shades of red lipstick I felt like a kid in a candy store, so many beautiful colours.

Speaking with Melissa the Chanel Rep I learned there were 5 popular colours of red lipstick, and a shade for every skin tone.

Paris – Blue red

Cambon – Bright red

Vendome – Orange red

Rivoli– Berry red

Gabrielle – True red

I fell in love with Gabrielle, and paired it with lip pencil #24 –  My lips  stayed hydrated and the colour lasted through out lunch time.

Some Key Facts about Rouge Coco:

Plant based – delivers long-lasting color and shine

Provides full coverage – available in matte or pearl to soft shimmer

Creamy light weight texture – softens and conditions lips – creating plumper, smoother and a healthier appearance.

I kept looking in the mirror, pleased with the effect of radiance a good red can deliver.

Rouge Coco gets a TEN!


Chanel Cosmetics sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstroms, Bloomingdales and the Chanel Boutique in San Francisco.