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New year, new skin routine. Raquel saw a new dermatologist this week, as skin care has been top of mind for her lately. Our bathroom counter is littered with Vitamin C serums and other new products she is testing out. She has been wanting to test out Le Domaine, the new beauty line Brad Pitt won in the divorce:
Brad Pitt has not read the beauty tutorial memo. We’re 25 minutes into a world’s first interview with the actor, producer, philanthropist, wine producer, and newly minted skin care brand founder at Château Miraval, the sprawling property and vineyard in the South of France that Pitt bought with Angelina Jolie in 2012, and after a few quick-fire questions we arrive at the inevitable part of any skin care founder interview: “What’s your regimen?” I ask, with a certain amount of trepidation. “Can we have a product demonstration?”
Pitt balks, smiling. “I’m not doing that!”
Everything is sourced from Pitt’s estate in the South of France, where grapes are grown using biodynamic processes and then pressed for the antioxidants used in the product. In keeping with the current market, it’s a genderless assortment, with the all of the bottles refillable to discourage waste. We are big Wonder Valley fans, who also mix skin care with their olive oil line, and we are getting a similar vibe here.
If inclined, check out their discovery set - basically, samples - costs 30 euros, but if you decide you want to buy a full size bottle of something, you get a credit towards the purchase price.
We talk more about our evolving skincare routines on this week’s podcast!
The headlines for Couture Week in Paris were dominated by the Schiaparelli show, which featured very realistic animal heads on the runway and in the front row. Naomi Campbell was The Wolf, and Irina Shayk and Kylie Jenner (in the front row) were the Lions:
Shocking has been integral to Schiaparelli’s DNA since Elsa’s day, but unlike Roseberry, she didn’t live in an age when people will draw distressing colonial inferences from big game imagery, a moment in which environmentalists and animal activists hate fashion for depicting dead animals, even when it’s known that they were constructs of foam and faux fur.
I was taken aback, and wasn’t exactly sure if they animal heads were real or not, but it turns out they are made from resin and foam. That didn’t stop commenters from expressing outrage at Schiaparelli for glorifying the use of animal pelts - FAUX PAWS as one critic shared.
We didn’t know anything about it going in, and were quite disturbed by the end. Think Get Out, but for toxic masculinity. With Season 2 of the White Lotus, you could say 2022 was the year of toxic masculinity. We did enjoy the amazing sets, partially set in Palm Springs, and must have been very fun to design.
Karl Lagerfeld met Apple Martin when she was 4 years old and declared that one day she’d be a Chanel girl. It happened today!
Gwyneth, for what it’s worth, claims it was Age 1. And speaking of Karl, he will be the star of this year’s Met Gala.
Chris & Raquel