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Chanel Soho Exclusive Limited Edition Beauté Collection



Chanel’s highly-anticipated Peter Marino-redesigned Soho store on Spring Street is scheduled to make its big debut on September 10 (aka Fashion’s Night Out). To commemorate the occasion, Peter Philips, Chanel’s global creative director of makeup, has designed the “Soho Story Collection,” an assortment of exclusive Pop Art-influenced beauty products that echo the spirit of the store’s downtown location. “For me, Soho is a place where Bohemian ideals meet the toughness of the city,” he says. “I love the tension and energy this creates.”


Available only at the Soho store, the collection is a study in extreme contrasts, partnering feminine pinks and roses with strong, industrial metallics. From pretty cheekbones to anthracite nails, tender creams and flashes of metal simultaneously reflect and contradict each other. “I had a specific girl in mind who is both hard and soft. A girl who discovers a new city, a new life,” Philips adds. “This is a very special kind of New York woman. She is innocent, but she has a steely determination that fuels the city.”

In what will undoubtedly be the most sought after piece in the collection is a compact with the four letters of Soho stamped on silky powder in a palette of soft shades. The other pieces in the exclusive Soho lineup include: Rouge Coco lipstick in “Stunning” (beige pink); Quadra Eye Shadow in “Stupendous” range of beige, brown, prune and steel shadows; Rouge Allure Laque in “Stunt” soft mauve; Glossimer in “Star” (subtle shimmery pink) and two nail lacquer colors–a “Steel” grayish blue glitter and “Strong” blackberry glitter.

Prices are as follows:

Soho de Chanel Palette: $65

Quadra Eyeshadow in Stupendous: $56

Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Stunning: $30

Glossimer in Star: $27

Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt: $32

Nail Colour in Strong and Steel: $23

Available exclusively at Chanel Soho, 139 Spring St., 212-334-0055



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  1. Soho collection is not exclusive to soho boutique. You can pre-order any of these at Chanel in the Wynn Las Vegas! (702) 765-5055. Call and ask for Kelly. She is really nice:)