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NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg: ‘Portrait of the Artist’

16.05.2017 | Beauty | BY:

As celebrity collaborations go, this makeup collection from NARS designed by Charlotte Gainsbourg is a doozie. Capitalising on our collective fascination with the French, François Nars has chosen the ultimate Gallic poster girl in Gainsbourg, whose artful effortlessness is a thing of real beauty. Paradoxically the French actress is known more for her understated approach to makeup, so the stronger shades might come as a surprise; however, each piece is a reflection on a certain aspect of Gainsbourg’s life, including the streets she grew up on, her famous mother Jane Birkin’s beauty habits and of course her own unconventional approach to what she finds beautiful. She has said that: ‘I learned early on what suits me’, preferring little touches that enhance, rather than alter her unique look, and this is the way in which the sheer and wearable collection has been designed: to look lived-in, low key and very authentic. Featuring glow-enhancing cheek tints and off-kilter kohls, the collection is a little piece of French Girl Beauty we can all get behind.

NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg: ‘Portrait of the Artist’ is available to buy now. 

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Charlotte Gainsbourg x Current/Elliott

Charlotte Gainsbourg x Current/Elliot

25.08.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Charlotte Gainsbourg is known as an actress, singer/songwriter and muse, but now she can add designer to that too. In collaboration with denim brand Current/Elliot, the French beauty has created four exclusive capsule collections all inspired by her own chic and understated style.

“For me, denim has always been a fabric that can take on the personality of the person who wears it,” stated Gainsbourg, who designed denim jackets, coats, jeans and blazers for the collection. Serge Azria, CEO and creative director of Current/Elliott, said that “we both wanted to create something special, not a large line; the best shirt, the best jean, the best jacket.” And that, it seems, they have.

The Charlotte Gainsbourg x Current/Elliot collection is now available at Net-A-Porter, MATCHESFASHION, Harrods and Harvey Nichols. 

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music on my mind

25.01.2010 | Blog , Music | BY:

At 13, Charlotte Gainsbourg made her musical debut with her father, Serge, on a record intriguingly titled, ‘Lemon Incest’. 24 years later comes a moving, and rather magical, album, ‘IRM’, made with Beck.  Tellingly, the title is the French abbreviation for MRI, and explores the after effects of the cerebral hemorrhage that Gainsbourg experienced after a water-skiing accident in 2007. But far from being dour, the resulting album is an evocative mix of industrial clank, beating electronica and ethereal Gallic pop. We’re enchanted.

‘IRM’ is released today on Because Records.

www.charlottegainsbourg.com

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