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Laura McLaw Helms & Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Viva

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Laura in Kay's garden wearing Viva and vintage

Laura in Kay’s garden wearing Viva and vintage

I first met Fashion and Cultural Historian Laura McLaws Helms in true 21st century-style, colliding on twitter via  a mutual love of the same visual references.

Now, whenever she comes to London for research (she’s currently writing a book and curating an exhibition on cult British designer of the 60’s/70’s, Thea Porter), she stays at my house.

Who better to review this hot new Rouge Coco Shine shade by Chanel? Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in VIVA

“Since so much of my work as a fashion historian has me looking through old magazines at beauties of the past, it’s inevitable that I find my makeup inspiration in those pages. Now that it is sunny and my freckles are reappearing all I want to do is channel Margaux Hemingway in her ‘Babe’ heyday – dewy skin and luscious pink lips, courtesy of Chanel’s new ‘Viva’ lipstick”.

 

 

Margaux BABE

 

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On her instagram

On her Sighs and Whispers blog

On her Tumblr

On twitter

Laura can be contacted for work here

Photographs of Laura by Kay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Pygmalion

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Thandie photographed at Kay’s house by Susannah Baker Smith

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 09.01.28This sheer, lip colour-meet’s-lip-balm makes your lips just like your own but slightly better.

I discovered it when the new colors got sent to me on the day I made Thandie up for the Chanel flagship store opening in London, we were looking for a subtle tint for her rich brown eye make-up, I tried this-  and bang- we both said wow.

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