“On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant,” said Christian Dior.
Inspired by the art de vivre of the French Riviera, the Dior Croisette Collection combines the peace of the French countryside with the splendour of Saint Tropez. These locations have always been a prolific source of inspiration for Christian Dior. From Dior’s first swimsuit collections and seaside fashion creations in the Fifties to the current Cruise Collections, the French Riviera also embodies the brand’s most daring, fresh and colorful lines today.
Inspiration: The Croisette
Between the shimmering turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea and the sparkling gold of the sand, through soft coral and bikini pink, the Croisette reveals all its elegance and optimism in sunny and aquatic-inspired shades. The skin is warmed up and illuminated in a natural glow effect, while the eyes are dressed up with luminescent sunny shades or fresh azure blues. The lips are colorful and subtly sparkling while the nails complete the look with coral and blue shades inspired by the most glamorous emblems of the French Riviera.
Dior 5 Couleurs Croisette Edition (Limited Edition) £41.00/$60.00
Embossed with sunburst pleats, these palettes are inspired by the sophisticated “pleating” technique used on the fabric of Dior dresses. The Swimming Pool harmony recalls a dive into the Mediterranean while the Aurora harmony is a warm collection inspired by a day spent sunbathing on the beach.
- Swimming Pool: aquatic pastels, with a splash of freshness to illuminate the eyes: ultramarine, sky blue, turquoise, pearl grey and bikini pink. The shimmering sparkle of the water is within hands reach.
- Aurora: visits the ochre of Mediterranean lands, with golden brown, sunny orange, sand and golden yellow to add intense warmth to the eyes.
Dior 1 Couleur Eye Gloss (Limited Edition) £20.00/$28.00
Introducing the first eye gloss by Dior in four fresh, sparkling shades. This gel eyeshadow formula glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting, hydrated look, and a fresh, cooling sensation on the lids.Water resistant gel eye shadows.
Diorshow Waterproof Liner (Limited Edition) £18.00/$23.00
Diorskin Nude Tan Nude Glow Sun Powder (Part Limited Edition) £34.00
A glow enhancing bronzing powder available in six shades to suit multiple complexions, create a light/sheer to a buildable tan.
- For summer:
- #002 Amber
- #004 Spicy
- #006 Sienna
- For all year:
- #001 Honey
- #003 Cinnamon
- #005 Toffee
Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder (Limited Edition) £37.00
Create a healthy glow with this skin enhancing powder, reflects light off the surface where applied for a radiant glowing tan and highlight.
Dior Addict Vernis Croisette Collection Lipstick (Limited Edition) £24.00/$30.00
- #354 Palace
- #544 JetSet
- #414 Casual Gold
Dior Addict Vernis Croisette Collection Ultra Gloss (Part Limited Edition) £21.00/$28.00
Dior Addict Lip Balm (Limited Edition) £22.00/$30.00
Dior Addict Lip Balm features a nourishing skincare complex filled with moisturizing oils enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres.
- #001 Crystal: Neutral: Wear on its own or under a lipstick or gloss
- #002 Crystal Pink: Wet shine with a wash of sheer pink
- #003 Crystal Coral: Wet shine with a hint of warm coral
Dior Vernis Croisette Collection Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition) £18.00/$23.00
- Saint Tropez: Spotlight on the sea, an aquatic turquoise to wear at the poolside.
- Bikini: Spotlight on sunlight, a modern, fresh and glamorous coral.
An interesting selection of colours, but I only like a few odd items, perhaps I'll like it more in person, I think I'm completely taken over by the Chanel collection for summer 2012 I featured here. How about you?