Caroline Receveur is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. The gorgeous Dubai-based “It Girl”, 34, is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, coffee connoisseur, and mom — to name a few of her current titles. So when she shares her fashion, beauty, and business secrets, we know we’re in good hands with her advice.
Talk us through your daily beauty routine and go-to skincare products.
“In the evening I do a double face cleansing, but in the morning I only use a gentle water spray. My favorite Sunday Riley skincare product is the C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Serum which I use morning and night to brighten my skin and help reduce the pigmentation that resulted from developing melasma during my pregnancy. I apply two pumps and do a massage stroke technique to help the serum penetrate deep into my skin and activate blood circulation. I love that the brand is focused on clean beauty. We all have a responsibility to make some effort and I believe brands should be leading the path towards clean sustainable options.”
What does quintessential French girl style mean to you and how does it translate to your personal style?
“My signature style is effortless, subtle, ‘less is more.’ On heavy rotation in my wardrobe are Moms jeans, a white or black basic t-shirt, and Nikes Low Dunk trainers in black and white to match my tee.”
That’s funny your fashion brand is known for its vivid colors…
“Yes, my brand is called Recc Paris and is designed to make women feel happy, colorful, and sexy. I like wearing colors during summer and go back to a more casual neutral style for the rest of the year. It also depends on my mood….and current hair color.”
As a mom juggling a thriving career and businesses, how do you incorporate wellness/”you time” into your life?
“I try to be as intensely present with my son as I am at work. When I focus on something it’s 100%, even if I only have one hour. Quality over quantity. I also stay organized so I can be more efficient in everything I do. As I’m behind my desk or in the car a lot, it’s important for me to move as much as possible. I do Pilates classes and always make sure I am active and get a minimum number of steps done throughout the day.”
What about weekends, what’s your idea of the perfect Sunday?
“Take care of myself, my skin, my hair, my nails. Sunday is ME time. I also love to travel. Dubai has been my “Ville de coeur” for the past two years. I feel so good here and at home. The lifestyle is a mix of London, NYC, LA — all of my favorite cities.”
In addition to Recc Paris, you founded your own coffee company Cosmic Goddess to “disrupt” the industry, what’s the game plan?
“Cosmic Goddess’’ mission is to “womanize’ the coffee market. I’m a big coffee consumer, but I’ve always felt the act of buying coffee was more of an automatism than a pleasure. To me, coffee has a masculine DNA and this made me want to twist it and make it more feminine and more attractive to women. I also wanted to challenge myself in a market where I have a lot to learn but where the scope for action is huge.”
You incorporate a little “woo woo” like astrology and planetary energies like “Mercury Retrograde” into your coffee products, tell us more.
“My goal is for women to associate coffee with its benefits and powers, rather than just the simple act of consumption. I want them to be fully transported with every cup through the taste, the aesthetic and the mantra, and desire to be part of the Cosmic Goddess universe. I had total creative freedom so weaved in everything I am interested in and believe in to create a superheroine of my dreams.”
Share your morning coffee ritual.
“My morning coffee is my fuel to start the day. I don’t take my coffee right after jumping out of bed, but a couple hours after when I open my computer and start focusing on my to-do list for the day. It allows me to associate pleasure with work, and to physically and mentally boost me for the day.”
Finally, what’s the best piece of advice you would give other women in life/business?
When there is any doubt, there is no longer a doubt. Always trust your intuition. And don’t start with a preconceived idea that as a woman you have less chances of success as a man. I have never compared myself to a man in business, and never told myself I needed to do more to be accepted. I always felt I was where I belonged. Position yourself as a human who has just as many chances as everyone else.
We only recommend products we have independently researched, tested, and loved. If you purchase a product found through our links, Sunday Edit may earn an affiliate commission.