Resort 17 is in full swing, and the fashion crowd have been globe-trotting in the quest to be at all the major shows this season. Louis Vuitton showed in Rio while Chanel set up its catwalk in Cuba. But it was Dior that hosted the great and the good of the fashion world in Britain—Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire to be precise. And it wasn’t just a big day for fashion; the house decided to coincide its announcement that Bella Hadid is Dior's new makeup ambassador with show day.
To get a sneak peek at all the action, we called on mega-blogger Doina Ciobanu of The Golden Diamonds to share her Dior-themed day. From choosing her beauty look and travelling from London on the ‘Dior Express’ to the show itself and the eye masks she swears by after a hectic day (adding to basket immediately!). Keep scrolling to read Doina's Dior Cruise diary.
Visiting the Christian Dior headquarters in London to choose my looks for the show and after-party.
Final fittings before the big day with Dior! Absolutely loved this outfit, but decided on something a bit different…
Choosing my fragrance… Going for something feminine and strong at the same time.
Arrived at the Dior Boutique in Covent Garden, London. Have about one hour to get ready, wondering what beauty look the team will choose for me…
These are the Dior makeup products we’re using today. The team has recommended the Dior Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening Weightless Perfection Foundation (£33), which is also known as the “selfie” foundation. How could I possibly resist?
And we’re ready to go! This makeup is all about a healthy glow and glossy lips thanks to the Dior Addict Lip Maximiser Collagen Active Lip-Gloss (£24).
Quick coffee before I leave for the long journey.
Dior has taken over Victoria station in London… People in the station seemed very confused by the big crowd dressed half naked and too fancy to travel anywhere.
And my breath is taken away. It’s always been a dream to one day travel on an old express, and it’s finally happening! Our carriage was from 1950, while some others date way back to the '20s.
A closer look at my makeup for today… Also added some grey contact lenses.
In my bag for the day.
Arriving at Blenheim Palace, and I’m liking the view.
Getting snapped before heading into the show.
Eva Herzigova went for a classy red lip that works so perfectly with her hair and complexion.
Kate Mara is such a sweetheart, and all I could think of while talking to her was… You have amazing eyelashes!!
The newest Dior Beauty ambassador, Bella Hadid, rocking the grungy makeup look for the Cruise Collection 2017.
Even though the after-party got me super tired, I always make sure to take off my makeup before bed. On long busy days like today, I use the Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch (£15) right before sleep to help me deal with tired eyes the next day.
Want more behind-the-scenes pictures? Head to Who What Wear to Doina's Dior Cruise fashion diary.