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Winter Rose – Pastels

I have an obsession for pretty pastels. So I decided to indulge, smack in the middle of the snowy-white Canadian winter. Braving the snow in powder pink, who said that girly meant wimpy?

This “videtorial” is my first talkie, so enjoy Rose’s musings on beauty. Click on the CC button for the English translation.

The backstage images of Chanel’s SS2015 show (check them out here) landed in my inbox in November. The theme of the runway show was the women’s movement. Instead of warrior faces, Tom Pêcheux (for the time being) designed cool pastels with a hint of edgy. And just like a pop song, the pictures got stuck in my mind.

Fate was conspiring for some softness, when I met with my newest model/muse, Rose. With her strawberry blond hair and blue eyes, this film and art history major was the perfect girl for the looks. Rose’s affinity for the video camera is not new: she’s been in a few videos and short movies, and just got her first role in feature film that should be out in 2015.

Pastels are the major trend at the spring 2015 counter. You can wear them at any age, it’s a matter of attitude, and as long as you keep the colours coordinated to your outfit, you won’t look like a unicorn puked on you. Avoid creating classical shapes with these colours, and just finger paint, or else it will look like you tried too much. For the Videtorial, I improvised right off the palettes of the great pieces I found at the showrooms of Canadian designers Travis Taddeo and Valerie Dumaine.


Makeup credits by look colour: 
Lavender: Make Up For Ever* Aqua Cream in 54. Gloss in Années Folles NARS.
Blue: L’Oréal Infallible shadow in Unlimited Sky. Urban Decay liner in Chaos.
Pink:  Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 06. Gloss in Turkish Delight NARS.
Grey: Urban Decay liner in Crave. Gosh For Ever shadow in Grey.
Tarte eye shadows in C’est La Vie and Marseille the World from the Tarte Bon Voyage Holiday gift set. On lips, Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Vivid Rose mixed with clear gloss.
Base makeup: Radiant Creamy Concealer and Matte Multiple in Anguilla by NARS.
M.A.C. Veluxe Brow Pencil in Strawberry Blonde.
*Make Up For Ever is available at Sephora.

Clothing credits (in order of appearance):
Pastel snake print Ronney dress and Jasper vest , Valérie Dumaine SS2015 (March).
Pink look, Rose’s own clothing.
Diamond Hustler printed silk bomber, Travis Taddeo SS2015 (February).
Ethel, grey printed tunic, Valérie Dumaine FW2014 available here.

Concept, beauty & styling by Ewa Bilinska
Photo director & lighting by Cesar Ochoa
Rose is represented by Folio Montreal
Music, Sierra Lift by Blue Hawaii