The Sydneysider is Chanel’s official Skin Expert and her client list features countless A-listers including Victoria Beckham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. And now me, naturally. I initially stumbled upon Melanie’s Instagram page thanks to one of the many models I follow (they all seem to credit ‘MG’ for their radiant complexions).
From there it steadily turned into an obsession that resulted in me booking a ridiculously expensive 90-minute custom facial. Her studios (Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Paris) are minimalist, monochromatic havens filled with high-end coffee table books and stylish portraits of people with unbelievably perfect skin.
Upon arrival, I had sparkling water and a peppermint tea served on a silver tray by a receptionist in a pencil skirt with a thigh-high slit. 20 minutes after my scheduled appointment, I was escorted upstairs to a treatment room that resembled a luxurious hotel.