She keeps a relatively low profile, but the Brazil-born, Paris-based Amanda Sanchez is indispensable to the house of Chanel – she’s been the French maison’s in-house fit model since 2001. Every single look in every collection is fitted on her, making her essentially the prototype for the Chanel “fit”. And, yes, if you’re wondering: She walks in the brand’s runway shows too.
THE CREW BEHIND IT
The artistic Paris-based photographer David Paige – a favourite with independent labels and publications – was behind our cover story, assisted by Cyprien Bourrec. Hair and makeup maestro Mehdi R Guiba, a regular go-to in the French entertainment scene, and stylist assistant San Wen (Sanchez mostly styled herself) completed this compact team while Yellow Films Paris oversaw the production.
Muslin dress with feathers, $44,330, metal and strass necklace, $3,370, matching lariat necklace, $2,420, and matching bracelet, $1,920. All Chanel
THE ACCESSORIES TO MATCH
1 Chanel 19 leather shoulder bag with sequins, $8,020 2 Metal and strass necklace,$2,960 3 Velvet bucket bag with strass, $5,860 4 Leather pumps, $1,450 5 Metal and glass bracelet, $2,380. All Chanel
THE MAKEUP TO MATCH
6 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation in #B10 Exclusive Creation, $99 7 Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint, $106 8 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Warm, $52 9 Stylo Sourcils Waterproof eyebrow pencil, $59 10 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette Warm, $107. All Chanel
WILL YOU BE TOGETHER FOREVER?
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF FOR A LASTING WARDROBE
Was it love at first sight?
For how long have you loved it?
Why do you love it?
Will it pair with the other things that you own?
Will it look good in a few years and will you love it still?
What is it made of?
How was it made?
Does that change your opinion of it?
Will it love you back?