Pauline Ducruet has become the new ambassadress of the monegasque company Lancaster for Asia.
"I am very honoured to represent Lancaster. Since I was a child, I have always heard Lancaster spoken of as a prestigious brand and I am proud to have been chosen to become its new ambassadress."
YAAAAAY! Go, Pauline, GO! :D
"Stolen Moments" by Gucci - Starring Charlotte Casiraghi, the first ever Gucci Cosmetics campaign is a sensual glimpse into the remarkable world of the modern Gucci woman [x]
SHE IS A GODDESS DEAR GOOOOOOOD
I CAN’T SHE IS BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL
I LOVE YOU CHARLOTTE
Charlotte Casiraghi interviewed by Vogue Magazine
First of all, did you enjoy the show? Yes, very much. It was strong, but there was also something soft and feminine. The accessories were great—very casual, very chic. The Gucci bags are the best. I don’t like bags that are too branded [with logos]. I prefer low-key and classic. The one that I use most is the Soho. It’s little, so you can wear it [as a cross-body style] and have your hands free.
Anything else that caught your eye? The boots.
Tell us about how your relationship with Frida Giannini and the house of Gucci began? It started with the equestrian [connection]. When I began competing again, Gucci was my sponsor, so we developed a relationship around horse-riding. Frida and I designed equestrian clothes together, so it was really centered around my passion for horses, which Frida also shared.
Now you’re the face of Gucci’s new makeup, which launched this week in the U.S. When did you first see the range? I saw it just before we shot the campaign, last March. I was impressed by the packaging, which is really beautiful. It’s something you want to have just because it looks very precious—and then the products themselves are very high-quality. The mascara brush is amazing, and the eyeliner lasts a long time and is very easy to use.
Pat McGrath, who helped develop the line, did your makeup for the campaign. Did you learn any tricks from her on set? One good trick she taught me is to put light-beige pencil on the inside of your eyes. It helps the color of your eyes to come out. Otherwise, I think it’s not to be afraid of experimenting with makeup. I’m never afraid of using bold colors or glitter or a stronger lipstick.
We noticed that you love a bold lip. What was the red shade you wore to the show on Monday? It was Gucci’s Iconic Red lipstick.
Do you ever wear makeup for riding competitions? When I ride, I always like to look neat. It’s an elegant sport. I just put on a bit of foundation to have a healthy look.
When did your passion for horses start? I’ve been riding since I was maybe three or four. Ponies at first, and then I’ve really always been doing it since. I started competing more seriously only a few years ago. Now I have several horses, because as you progress you need to do as many shows as you can, but the horses need to rest. To preserve their health, it’s better to have at least two of them to [alternate].
Riding is also a great workout. Riding uses so many different muscles. I ride two to three horses a day, and I ride almost every day when I’m not working or traveling. You use your legs, your arms, your back. It’s a very complete sport. But I don’t think of it as exercise. I do it because I love it, and it’s a plus that it helps me stay in shape.
Are there any other beauty products you can’t live without, especially when you’re traveling here in Milan? The most important thing to travel with is makeup remover—something to cleanse your face well, because that’s the basic of any routine. You need to have clean skin. That’s something I never travel without. In France, we use a lot of pharmacy products that are very natural, with no chemicals. But a cleanser and a lotion, those are the basics for me.
Any final words of beauty wisdom? When you’re fourteen or when you’re 34, your makeup isn’t exactly the same. You have to feel comfortable in it. You have to match your mood. You start to know your face. The best thing is learning to use makeup in a way that suits you.
Charlotte Casiraghi last week attending the Gucci show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015; while at the show, she had the opportunity to talk to Vogue Magazine about being the face of Gucci’s cosmetic line (which is launching this week in the US) and her love for horses.
When asked about a beauty product she cannot live with out, she responded:
The most important thing to travel with is makeup remover—something to cleanse your face well, because that’s the basic of any routine. You need to have clean skin. That’s something I never travel without. In France, we use a lot of pharmacy products that are very natural, with no chemicals. But a cleanser and a lotion, those are the basics for me.
Finally a bump!
So I dreamt about her last night - and she was already holding Baby Monaco in her arms! It was a baby girl in my dreams :)
Gosh, I’m so happy for them I can’t even! Looking forward to seeing this bundle of joy by the end of the year :D
2014.09.21: Princess Charlene at the 8th Clinton Global Citizen Awards
Charlotte Casiraghi arriving at the Gucci SS 2015 show in Milan, Italy
Although she had a baby boy only a few months before our photo shoot, Charlotte Casiraghi, who is a champion equestrian, looked slim and relaxed as she slipped into a Gucci gown.
For 28, her manner was surprisingly serious, and, in fact, she may be more comfortable as a journalist than as an object of interest. In 2009, Casiraghi, who has a degree in philosophy and speaks three languages, self-published Ever Manifesto, a call to arms for better sustainability in fashion.“I haven’t been as conscious as I should have been,” Casiraghi said at the time. “We want to publish when we have something to say or people to support.” Spoken like a true royal.