Margaux Hemingway in Cuba

  1. CUBA is trending right now – ever since Air Force One landed at José Martí airport earlier in the year to mark an historic presidential tour, the country is destination: go! Chanel staged its upcoming cruise show there this week; the romantic nostalgia of Havana served as inspiration. Then, of course, there's that iconic family, the Hemingways, to think about
  3. The Icon: In 1978, model-turned-actress Margaux Hemingway – granddaughter of the American novelist Ernest Hemingway – was lensed by photographer David Hume Kennerly at her grandfather’s house in Cuba; it's an incredible snapshot into her private world, recently celebrated by Paris Vogue and I can't stop pouring over the details. The intimate portfolio captures the heady atmosphere of Havana and gives a little insight into the great writer's creative environment. Main picture top, Margaux at Havana airport, and below, at her grandfather's house. Photographs by David Hume Kennerly.


  1. The Beauty Inspiration: Margaux Hemingway achieved something like instant fame in the 70s, thanks in part to her all-American looks: the smouldering pout, the brows that had you regret tweezers. She made her acting debut in the controversial film Lipstick alongside younger sister Mariel, however the troubled star achieved greater success as a model, appearing on numerous Vogue covers and with the signing of a million-dollar Faberge contract, the largest of its kind.

Shop The Look: above from left, CHANEL Dimensions de Chanel Noir and Stylo Yeux Waterproof Ebène; TIFFANY & CO. Elsa Peretti Open Heart hoop earrings, in 18ct gold; CHANEL La Palette Sourcils De Chanel, in Naturel, a powder duo complete with tweezers to define the brows, a brow to groom them, and an applicator to fill in any thin areas.