Monday, 22 August 2016

Scent of a dream

Photos taken with Panasonic Lumix LX100

So I was invited down to the Charlotte Tilbury store in Covent Garden for the new fragrance launch. As soon as I walked in I could smell such a mood lifting scent - of course it was the scent of dreams!  Scent of a Dream is a first-of-its-kind ‘floral chypre perfume harmony that Charlotte calls ‘fleurotic™ frequency’ - a psychoactive scent pathway that attracts love, light, power, positivity and sex to the wearer. The story goes that she wore it out one night and caught the nose of a gentleman who was instantly attracted to it and asked if she ever had a scent of a dream. With such a major attraction to her signature scent - she decided to finally create her own fragrance and collaborated with Kate Moss who is the face of the campaign. Who better to collaborate with than Kate? Two icons combining their forces together to give consumers an incredible experience.

At the store, I also got to experience the virtual reality goggles which transitioned you into Kate, you get to explore the galaxy and hit up a kick ass party. There, you stumbled upon a man who is attracted to your scent and a love story is waiting to happen. It was such a cool experience and such an awesome way to combine technology with the beauty launch. It gave you the experience of wearing the scent on a night out. I love scents like this with such an emotional and mesmerising back story, as it truly connects you to another level when you are wearing the scent. Another thing I love about it is that it smells different on everyone and throughout the day the scent changes. Giving you such a personal experience with every bottle. I truly have fallen in love with this scent and can't wait to wear it in the next few days to really see what it can offer. Experience the VR here! (view on your phone!)

With such a whirlwind mixture of lemon, black pepper, jasmine, fire tree and violet to name a few, no wonder I'm so drawn to it! You can get your hands on the fragrance exclusively at the Charlotte Tilbury store in convent garden store or Selfridges! 

This post was created in collaboration with Charlotte Tilbury

Monday, 15 August 2016

Collective haul & blogger mail!

How to dress like a child and get away with it...

Vintage dungarees | Brandy Melville tee | MDG jewellery necklace | Converses

I'm always up for wearing dungarees as they are super easy to style and wear all day. I wore this in LA whilst I went for breakfast at the Beverly Hills hotel - yes I did get some odd looks but I was so content with how comfy I was. I think the key to pulling off an outfit that you wore as a child is just pure confidence and also accessorising well. You should wear everything with your head held high and with the biggest smile. Thats the key in making any outfit go from 80% to 100%. 

It's definitely something I didn't get used to instantly but over time it has helped me wear whatever I want and ignore what other people may think. I get asked all the time how I am when wearing certain outfits and how I react when I get a negative response. The truth is, I really don't give a shit. If an outfit makes me feel good and happy then why sacrifice it for someone else's thought? At the end of the day, you should be able to wear whatever you want. Express yourself how ever you feel like it. So the key to wearing anything and getting away with it? Confidence! Now feel free to dig up those old photos and recreate some childhood outfits! 

Photos taken by Chelsea Cooper

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Falling in love with Mon Paris

So about a month ago I was invited back to Paris for the launch of the new YSL fragrance 'Mon Paris' inspired by the city of lovers, Paris. We were invited to see Paris upside down in 24 hours! (yes, you read that correctly!). To discover another side from the regular spots you would be familiar with and see the city upside down. The whole trip was inspired by the new fragrances back story of falling head over heels for someone that your world is turned upside down. It was such a world wind 24 hours but it honestly was one of the best trips I've ever been on. 

We started with a lunch visit to HAI KAI. A hidden organic dishes wonderland that definitely cured served up some amazing food. Highly recommend to go with a few friends and try pretty much all the dishes! Also don't forget to try the anchovy! Next it was straight into the perfume workshop where we learned about the ingredients that went into the production of this perfume. I never learned so much in an hour! All of the ingredients, how they are sourced and where they all come from was so interesting to me that it gave me another insight into the fragrance industry. I also learned that there was some jasmine flowers in the mix - that's why I was so drawn to this scent! You guys know how much I love jasmine! It's such a strong feline floral scent which is something I'm not used to but I quickly fell in love with it for sure. Such a great scent for summer thats totally going to turn your world upside down! I've never come across a fragrance so uplifting before! 

After our workshop - we headed straight out around the city on these moto taxis! Such an incredible experience and it was definitely the highlight of the trip. Something I need to do again when I'm back in Paris. We got to see a lot of the city and stopped at the Eiffel tower for 5 minutes for photos. I was happy as I finally got to see it close up! (deffo could of gotten closer but next time for sure!) I literally was riding around the city with a huge smile underneath the heavy but comfy helmets! I really record you flag those guys down whenever you're in the city next. I think from that experience, it just made me sure even more than I really do love Paris and it's for sure one of my favourite cities.

We finished the night with the YSL 'Mon Paris' fragrance launch dinner and the party on top of the Centre Pompidou! Such an incredible building, space and view all rolled into one! To see the whole city at night from the usual day light was definitely the goal of seeing Paris upside down. 

From this trip I've discovered so many new places, people and vibe that paris has to offer and I can't wait to go back! Already trying to see if I can squeeze in a quick weekend away! You can get your hands on the fragrance here...

Created in collaboration with YSL Beauty
Photos taken with iPhone 6 and Panasonic Lumix LX100