December, 31 days full of celebrations: of pre-Christmas lunches and dinners, of family get-togethers and long post-meal chats, of impromptu toasts with friends, of karaoke and stolen dances.
December is the month for sequins and, why not, for boldness; for drastically changing our appearance (as a one off or more often); for being seen and feeling different so that different things happen. And in this speech, by Estrella Elorduy, stylist and make-up artist, in collaboration with Damien Ducorney in haircare for L’Adresse and Dior Beauty In makeup, two French style beauty options that reflect me in some other ways.
Platinum blonde in a destructured bob version, green, black and a glossy touch on the eyes (to bring good luck). In a month laden with epic nights and magical get-togethers, there’s nothing better than a powerful, excessive and somewhat extravagant image.
Jet black in a classic version of the bob, and toned down makeup that opts for the love of looking natural. The bob doesn’t have an age nor a gender and it can be adapted to all face types. If we play with the length, the fringe and the texture, going for the blunt bob version, we can boost the facial features that we want and draw attention to the eyes, cheekbones or chin.
In a speech on absolute freedom, it felt refreshing to put my trust in the make-up artist Estrella Elorduy and the hairdresser Damien Ducorney to let myself go and interpret the celebration of individuality. Welcome to the party! Do you dare?
Photo 1: Blazer: Yves Saint Laurent AW 2022/2023. Blouse: Max Mara AW 2022/2023 all for Santa Eulalia. Gold-Finish metal JC monogram cuff bracelet, Gold-Finish metal JC monogram ring and Gold-Finish metal ring with pearls: Jimmy Choo. Gold earrings and rings with diamonds: Joyería Grau.
Photo 5: Top: Manuel Bolaños.
Photography & Art Direction: Christina Kapongo. Hair: Estrella Elorduy in collaboration with Damien Ducorney for L’Adresse using Extensionmanía. Makeup: Estrella Elorduy using Dior Beauty. Metallic Gold Effect Manicure created by @getnailed_studio. Location: Harmony Serviced Residences.