When Cee Fardoe isn’t off galavanting about the globe, this worldly woman is writing on her blog Coco and Vera, or searching for the perfect shade of rouge lipstick. And when she’s not doing those things, she’s chatting with us…
Tell us a bit about yourself. What should people know?
I’m a Vancouver-based fashion and beauty blogger currently living her dream in Paris; I took a year out to pursue my passions and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
How did you get interested in the world of beauty?
To be honest, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in beauty… When I was a toddler, my grandma used to paint my toe nails the same red she used on hers. It was an early introduction to beauty by some standards, I suppose, but I really treasure that memory. (And I wish I could track down that red polish!)
What’s your beauty must-have?
I cannot live without red lipstick; I have a wide array of shades, but my favourite is the orange red that Poppy King made as a limited edition for J. Crew.
What beauty/style trends are you excited for this year?
As far as fashion is concerned, I’ve developed a serious obsession with printed denim – I can’t get enough! And beauty-wise, I’m excited to experiment with darker eye make-up – lip colour is the focus of most of my looks and I want to mix it up a bit this season.
What’s your favourite spa or service?
I can never resist a mani-pedi date with my BFF. Granted, I can easily do my own nails, but it’s the whole experience of getting pampered and long chats that makes a mani-pedi at a salon so much more fun.
What’s the one – yes, just one – product you can’t live without?
Moisturizer. There can be no beauty routine without it.
If you were a nail polish, your colour name would be _________.
Rouge Voyageuse, or Traveller’s Red. I’m a bit of a gypsy, always moving around and looking for somewhere new to discover.
Favourite beauty/style ad campaign of the past decade.
Without a doubt, Mila Kunis for Dior, Fall 2012. The absolute elegance of the black and white photography and retro-inspired clothing blew me away. If I could have recreated the entire campaign with pieces from my closet, I would have!