A romantic dream of mine is to ride the Orient Express train – a luxury train that takes you across Europe. Perhaps along the way, there might be a train murder mystery to solve. Or maybe not 😛
But this train was what came to mind when I saw that Chanel has a little collection out for Summer 2010 called Orient Extreme – nothing to do with the trains. I just had to tell you my little dream 😛
Now, why am I telling you about Chanel’s summer collection? Its because I have a little rant to go with it. This is a small collection – just an eye shadow duo and nail colours. That’s not my rant.
What’s my rant is the look that goes with it.
I know the name of the collection is “Orient Extreme” but this whole poofy geisha-esque hair and thick eyebrows with flicked out eyeliner is so typical of the orient that its boring and trite. There must be a new interpretation of the “Orient” without having to channel stark white skin and dark black poofy hair.
Also, what’s with the scary thick eyebrows and the scary looks especially the lady in the top left? I actually had the image of Cruella de Ville flash through my mind and the Asian lady forgot her lipstick 😛
I’m just sayin…
All that said, I love the look of the nails – gold with a black tip. I shall find a way to dupe this with any existing colours I have. But first, I’ll have to grow my nails to look even semi decent for painting 😛
As for the eyes, I know for a fact that that gold shadow is way too warm for me (pretty as it looks in the duo) but I could quite easily dupe this look with existing colours I have that work. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll do a scary thick black browed poofy hair look ala Chanel – whatcha think? 😛
Wanna share your first thoughts on Chanel Orient Extreme from seeing the pictures?