A Festive Soirée for One

Chanel’s Holiday collection arrives at the perfect time of the year to be with the one you love the most: yourself.

A Festive Soirée for One

Chanel’s Holiday collection arrives at the perfect time of the year to be with the one you love the most: yourself.

The yuletide season is, customarily, anything but a solitary festivity. As the promise of a new year blooms forth, it’s a time when people gather with friends and family in jovial retrospect of the one that’s about the end. But a celebratory reflection on a year-long of events can be likened to looking into holiday shop windows: It’s only with the crowds gone that you can press your nose and forehead against the glass, in scrutiny of the nuances.

This holiday season, Chanel Beauty presents little gifts that reshift the small pleasures of life — the delicate details often swallowed by the fast and unforgiving pace of modernity — back into focus. Crafted to amp the thrill of gifting yourself, the Chanel No.5 is specially housed in a limited edition packaging, and an array of beauty staples, including the Rouge Allure, comes ornately engraved.

’Tis the season to celebrate the little things that make you feel, look and smell your best. As the Chanel girl in the video below demonstrates, why not indulge and throw a party for one?

The Chanel Holiday Fragrance Gift Set
Heralding the festive spirit, Chanel unveils its emblematic No.5 fragrance in a theatrical gift box, inspired by Jean-Paul Goude’s new film dedicated to the holiday season. A storied multitasker — designer, illustrator, photographer and ad man — he has been a long-time collaborator with Chanel Beauty. For 30 years, Goude has created a series of witty visual escapades for Chanel’s fragrances. His cheeky vision now lends its eye in the creation of the velvet case that enshrouds the No.5 Eau de Parfum, No.5 L’Eau and the Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, each in a holiday window-like set that’s only revealed when the case’s lids are opened.
The Rouge Allure Holiday Collection
The Holiday collection sees the French fashion house’s hallmark lipstick — the Rouge Allure — reinvented within graphic, gold-edged limited edition packaging. Their luminous shades of deep reds are formulated to enliven the complexion. “The vivid reds are very rich,” says Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour designer. “I wanted that sense of being bathed in colour.”

Les Ornaments de Chanel Collection

While Gabrielle Chanel famously pioneered the “less-is-more” approach to elegance, she was equally fascinated by aesthetical opulence: the polished lacquer of Chinese Coromandel screens, or the shimmering gold leaf that decorated her apartment. In tribute to this unexpected penchant of Mademoiselle Chanel, Pica introduces the Les Ornaments de Chanel collection — a range of beauty staples, showcased in packagings that are intricately engraved with a vintage Chanel button. Beyond its facade, the sumptuous grandeur is also mirrored within the exclusive selections: the illuminating Éclat Magnétique de Chanel highlighter; the smoky Les 4 Ombres and Ombre Premiére eye shadow palettes; and the deep Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner.

“I wanted to express the idea of richness that particularly fits with the festive time of year,” says Pica of the seasonal collection, “but a mastered and modern richness.”

Videographer: Tung Pham
Creative Director: Jack Wang
Producer: Michelle Kok
Hair: Christvian Goh
Makeup: Wee Ming using Chanel Beauty