We’re in the last stretches of the year, and on the beauty front that means one thing: holiday collections!
A really beautiful one this year is the Atelier of Dreams by Dior. It’s based on the French couture house’s historic Avenue Montaigne address in Paris, and features embossed details of the facade on pressed powders, lipstick bullets, as well as a makeup holder clutch.
The design concept of the advent calendar, according to illustrator Alice Shirley, is “a dream in the mind, encapsulated in this fairytale book to escape to on cold winter nights filled with the stories.” The windows of the ‘house’, thus act as gateways into a “garden beyond stretching to the horizon”.
In addition to that limited edition line of products, the brand is also launching an advent calendar. Designed in collaboration with London-based artist and illustrator Alice Shirley, it’s an ode to the architecture of the maison’s Avenue Montaigne boutique.
Shirley, who’s known for fantastical interpretations of flora and fauna, has drenched the house of Dior with flowers and bees (symbols dear to the flower-loving Christian Dior!) in shades of blue and gold.
Inside, 24 windows open up to deluxe-sized miniatures from across the brand’s perfume, skincare and makeup collections. These are perfectly sized for bits of luxuriant beautifying, and also serve as great travel-sized options of some of Dior’s most popular cosmetics.
A bonus worth collecting: the spicy, oriental-profile 30 Montaigne scented candle, which comes in a mini size exclusive to the advent calendar. The full range of products include:
- J’adore Infinissime eau de parfum
- J’adore eau de parfum
- Miss Dior Rose N’Roses eau de toilette
- Miss Dior eau de parfum
- Sauvage eau de parfum
- Dior Homme eau de toilette
- La Collection Privee Ambre Nuit
- La Collection Privee Gris Dior
- Miss Dior hand cream
- Capture Totale Super Potent Serum
- Capture Totale Firming and Wrinkle-Correcting Creme
- Capture Totale Super Potent Eye Serum
- Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum
- Dior Prestige La Creme Texture Essentielle
- Dior Prestige La Micro-Lotion de Rose
- Dior Prestige La Mousse Micellaire
- Rouge Dior lipstick in 999 satin
- Rouge Dior lipstick in 100 matte
- Dior Vernis nail polish in 999
- Dior Addict Lip Maximiser gloss in 001 Pink
- Dior Forever Skin Glow Radiant Foundation in 2N
- Dior Forever Matte Foundation in 2N
- Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara
- La Collection Privee 30 Montaigne scented candle
The limited-edition 2021 Dior Advent Calendar is priced at $720, and available exclusively at Dior Beauty boutiques at Raffles City, Ion Orchard and Marina Bay Sands.