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

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lazy dressing

Whenever I have to go somewhere and have to make an effort - I just add some statement heels and a silk blazer! It's really another one of those 'dressing like I have my shit together' combo. Really great & works so well. You can even opt for a leather jacket for duster coat too if you fancy! 

Oh & P.S! These heels are now on sale for only £14.99! You're welcome! 

Topshop lust list!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Pretty in pink with Brandy Melville

Brandy Melville bomber | HOHXREVOLVE slip dress | Adidas Stan Smiths (similar here)  Colourpop lip colour

I've been really into feminine details, shapes and colours lately. Not sure what is really going on but I'm going with it. Even people now say to me 'you love pink don't you?' - now that's when you know you wear it enough. One of my favourite pieces I currently own is this pink bomber jacket from Brandy Melville. You guys know I'm obsessed with Brandy right? So of course it was a perfect match to team up with them to style this bomber. Don't worry,  you'll be seeing more pieces popping up on my blog in the next few weeks as I've picked up a few bits.

I've paired the bomber jacket with this beautiful slip dress from HOHXREVOLVE collection. It goes so perfectly with the bomber and the classic white Adidas Stan smiths. Since everything was a bit soft & feminine I had to add in a dark lip in there to balance everything out. It really has become one of my favourite looks I shot so far I think. I think the bomber really completes it and it got so many compliments as I wore it the airport. You can find the bomber in the 'new in' section on the Brandy site.

Photos taken on Panasonic Lumix LX100 by Diego

This post was kindly sponsored by Brandy Melville