I know this covetable clutch has already had acres of coverage – and rightly so, making any beauty aficionado already in the know, but I still can’t help but spotlight it. Inspired by the grace of the Belle Epoque, French for Beautiful Era and in retrospect considered a golden age, Dior’s Minaudiere has to be one of Christmas’s most desirable beauty offerings. With a fashionable history and always a story to tell, Dior reveal that in the early 20th century, high society ladies who found themselves without a pocket, or indeed a handbag, looked to small ornamental boxes that harboured compartments. Upon opening they would hold her beautifying arsenal of powder, blush and lipstick.
Dior has successfully captured this engaging and long gone elegance with their limited edition vintage style clutch. Inside it has everything you need to apply a face that radiates measured sophistication.
Dior Minaudiere costs £59. Take your pick from colourways of Grey Golds and Pink Golds.