A quick survey of the hair and makeup at Chloé placed it squarely within the minimal, "real girl" beauty framework that has dominated the spring collections thus far. "We've seen a lot of organic, casual, undone [looks] this season," hairstylist James Pecis was the first to admit backstage. But a few small distinctions gave this show a clear identity, by offering a stealthily polished alternative to the raw, untouched aesthetic that has proved so popular on the runway of late.
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"It's just a tiny detail," Pecis said of the deliberately straight texture he gave models' strands, which created the impression of something more considered, while staying true to the French house's sophisticated, bohemian chic roots. Other such details included clean, high-precision center parts, and pre-cut extensions, which Pecis used not to lengthen hair but to add a layered fullness for a "healthy" quality-a welcome sight for models whose strands
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I love to shop at Brand Bazar (in front of the Bon Marché)-they always have a stylish and affordable selection. You can find timeless pieces like Petit Bateau tees (10€), LTB jeans (52€), Cheap Monday slims (55€), Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Boyfriend shirts (120€), and April, May sporty dresses (210€). But there are also more fashionable pieces like the WeloveEmiKa's velvet colored flare
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The look-tousled hair, bare skin, and no-manicure