“Travel often and travel the world,” was what a dear friend once told me was his philosophy. Because of this person’s kindness and generosity, many of his good friends traveled with him – often times around the world. I was one of those fortunate friends, and he has instilled in me the desire to see many places in the world. It regenerates the soul and expands your horizons beyond imagination. The Luxury Collection was often a website I saw my friend searching for places he wanted to travel to next. If you haven’t been to their website, check it out – you will be inspired to travel the world if you don’t already have that passion!
On Tuesday, January 24th The Luxury Collection will be premiering an original short film, “Here,” produced by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Waris Ahluwalia the brand’s Global Explorer. The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Agyness Deyn, explores the beauty of travel through three fabulous Luxury Collection properties, and the “pleasures offered when one trusts that the journey is the destination,” explains Waris. I think my friend and Waris would have gotten along famously.
Here are some behind the scene images of the filming at the various locations.
For this film, makeup was done by Nico Guilis and “is all about healthy glowing skin that feels fresh and sophisticated, a reflection of the Starwood Luxury Traveler. Her eyes are bright and big, manicured brows and healthy skin that beams. I was really inspired by the thought of a classic timeless woman with natural beauty who really exudes a sophistication that isn’t dampened by heavy overdone makeup. With all her traveling she always feels and looks fresh but always put together,” said Nico.
All cosmetic products used were by Chanel:
Chanel Hydramax Moisturizer
Chanel Aqualumiere Foundation with SPF 15
Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in T Zones
Chael Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid: Highlight Beam on Cheek, forehead and chin
Chanel Bronzer Desert Coral on Contour of Cheek under Highlight Beam and dusted on the eye lids
Chanel Blush “In Love” on apple of the cheek
Chanel Inimitable Intense Black Mascara
Chanel Argonite Lipgloss on lips
Images: The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels and Resorts