Gary Pepper http://garypeppergirl.com A fashion, travel and lifestyle site dedicated to capturing beauty from the simple to the serene, Gary Pepper is the ultimate day dream. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:18:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.10 The CHANEL Quilted Eye http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/04/the-chanel-quilted-eye http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/04/the-chanel-quilted-eye#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:18:07 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=26855 An exclusive first look at the Chanel ready-to-wear beauty look as imagined by Karl Largerfeld reproduced by Victoria Baron, the official Chanel Australia make-up artist. ]]>

Face: Les beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, Les Beige Healthy Glow Powder
Eyes: DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL in Noir, LE CRAYON KHÔL in NoirLES 4 OMBRES in Tissé Essential
Brows: LA PALETTE SOURCILS DE CHANEL
Blush: JOUES CONTRASTE in Angélique
Lips: ROUGE COCO in Marlène
Nails: LE VERNIS in Monochrome

An exclusive first look at the Chanel ready-to-wear beauty look as imagined by Karl Largerfeld reproduced by Victoria Baron, the official Chanel Australia make-up artist. What a dream.

Photographer: Darren McDonald @ The Artist Group
Make-Up: Victoria Baron @ M.A.P
Hair Stylist: Jon Pulitano @ Headcase Hair

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Getting Ready with Chanel Beauty http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/04/getting-ready-with-chanel-beauty http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/04/getting-ready-with-chanel-beauty#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:27:41 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=26755 It was as effortless as it was refined, with Karl transporting us back to a time when fashion felt so pure.]]>

Looking back on Paris Fashion Week; Getting ready at 6am in my hotel room for the Chanel show with one of my favourite make-up artists – Victoria Baron – the official make-up artist for Chanel Australia.

It’s always a luxury to have your make-up done for an event or photoshoot, but even more so when you have Victoria to create this beauty look for none other than the coveted Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week – the silver lining on an already glamorous week.

We opted for luminous skin, a winged eye and a deep wine lip to give this look a vampy edge. Add a dash of No.5 and I was whisked out the door and into the show that diplomatically had all guests seated on a single front row, an ode to a time past when couture houses would show their collections in a similar manner. No theatrical production, or having people clambering over each other to be the first to Instagram, snap, or tweet about it. It was as effortless as it was refined, with Karl transporting us back to a time when fashion felt so pure. It was a pleasant surprise – shocking us with simplicity at a time when it’s all about excess.

Photographer: Carin Olsson
Make-Up: Victoria Baron for Chanel Beauty

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Checking-In from Paris http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/03/checking-in-from-paris-park-hyatt-3 http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/03/checking-in-from-paris-park-hyatt-3#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:52:58 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=26779 Here's to all the women that inspire you. Never lose that light.]]>

1. Christopher Esber Top
2. Ellery Slip Dress / Sarah and Sebastian Necklace
3. Sarah and Sebastian Necklace
4. Masini & Chern Personalised Pajamas
5. Sarah and Sebastian ‘Diamond Sud’ Ring
6. KitX Dress

As much as I wanted to start 2016 off fresh by not letting mundane tasks rule my schedule and working towards my five year plan, I seemed to have got stuck in my office doing exactly that.

When I was running my online store, I used to thrive off the adrenalin of organising the administration side of my business. I loved replying to customer service emails, I loved meeting my accountant, I loved doing my book keeping (I even would highlight categories in different coloured highlighters for my accountant just because I could even though I had absolutely no time to be doing it). Now, as I’m physically on a plane for half of the year, I can’t explain how much I find it mentally draining and uninspiring and how this can effect the creative process.

For someone who tries to do everything herself and takes a lot of stubborn pride in process, the most valuable lesson I learnt last year was to trust people and delegate responsibility. I still have a long way to go, but I’m making small progress, and I can tell you right now – it makes all the difference. Surrounding myself with a strong team, as well as strong women, has been nothing but productive.

One of those women is my dear friend Zanita. We’ve been friends and collaborators for such a long time and I’ve always found her to be a ball of excitable energy whenever she’s around. Lately, it’s been so exciting to watch her business and creativity flourish and grow by leaps and bounds. For someone who is trying to assemble a strong team and introduce new structure, I admire how Zanita runs her business while maintaining her authenticity and remaining true to who she is – she’s as real as it comes.

This is from a recent shoot we did in my hotel room in the Park Hyatt in Paris. I had a morning open (we cleared it just to give us time to recover from jet lag if need be), so Zanita raced over at 6:30AM for breakfast and this crisp morning light. I should be used to shooting with her by now, but every time she still blows me away.

Here’s to all the women that inspire you. Never lose that light.

Photographer: Zanita Whittington

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Valentino FW16 Live Stream http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/03/valentino-fw16-live-stream http://garypeppergirl.com/2016/03/valentino-fw16-live-stream#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:59:47 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=26748 It's nearly that time again! Make sure you're watching the Valentino Live Stream.]]>

It’s nearly that time again! Make sure you’re watching the Valentino Live Stream on Wednesday at 2:30PM Paris time, 8:30AM New York time, 12:30AM Sydney time. You may see me there.

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Checking-in From Oahu http://garypeppergirl.com/2015/12/checking-in-from-oahu http://garypeppergirl.com/2015/12/checking-in-from-oahu#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:55:13 +0000 http://garypeppergirl.com/?p=26729 I know for all of my Australian readers it's officially New Year's Eve today, so I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful New Year and I hope you all make 2016 your year!
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Zimmermann Marisol Plunge Bikini / ASOS Denim Shorts / BOSS Hugo Boss Small Bespoke Bag / Celine Sunglasses

Just a quick update to say hello from the sunny shores of the North Shore!

It’s crazy it was exactly a year ago Luke and I were sitting along this exact shoreline on New Year’s Eve dreaming of 2015 and what it would bring for us. Where did the year go? This has definitely been the fastest year yet, but one that has been incredibly rewarding both personally and professionally.

I know for all of my Australian readers it’s officially New Year’s Eve today, so I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful New Year and I  hope you all make 2016 your year!

As for us, we still have to wait until tomorrow to celebrate, so I’ll be sharing some special photos to welcome the New Year very soon.

Photographer: Luke Shadbolt

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