A former medical student turned makeup artist, de Gunzburg completed a summer course at the Carita Institute in Paris, later returning to the famed beauty school as creative director. Countless students passed through Carita's doors during her 10-year tenure, including François Nars and Laura Mercier. She is the mastermind behind some of the world's favourite cult beauty products, including perhaps the most famous of them all: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Highlighter.
A lesson in simple chic, the founder of the luxe By Terry brand is also a passionate art collector, resident of two cities (Paris and London), mother/stepmother to seven children, and by her own admission, a compulsive shopper. The MECCA Memo happily trailed behind her on a trip to Melbourne in the hope that we’d crack the French style code. At one of our favourite fashion haunts, South Yarra's Le Louvre, Terry skilfully navigated racks heavy with the latest in statement Balmain blazers and Valentino dresses while entertaining us with tales of her time with the late, great Yves Saint Laurent and oui, her secret to nailing effortless French style. [Cue heavy Parisian accent.]