Feeling happy? Smug? Curious? Angry? Take your emotion and reflect in your own personal perfume. Studies show that different smells are attractive to you depending on your mood. So technically, you should have a different perfume for different emotions. And now you can! It´s possible to design your very own perfume here in Madrid to reflect what you are feeling. Just a few weeks ago ¨La Abadía de Perfume¨ opened their doors here in Madrid, after having previous success with their shops in Paris and London.
The shopper will have an active part in choosing their scent. And not just choosing the scents-you can even select the name, the bottle and the tag on the perfume.
Additionally, cosmetics and home fragrances available for purchase.
I can´t wait to stop in and create my own fragrance. Of course, you´ll be hearing all about it!
La Abadía de Perfume
Calle Hermosilla 90
I am thrilled to announce the opening of the first offical Bobbi Brown store in Madrid. This New York City brand highlights the importance of enhancing your natural beauty, and just so happens to be one of my favorite brands of makeup.
You can buy all sorts of makeup, brushes, skincare and fragrance at the store. It´s located in Barrio Salamanca on Calle Lagasca, 32.
Gucci has chosen the perfect girl to feature in their new couture inspired perfume, ¨Premiere¨. Blake Lively looks very old glamour, very classy and elegant, very Gucci! The photos were taken by duo Mert and Marcus, and the black and white just adds to the ambiance of the ad, which just drips of couture and all things expensive and worldly.
I personally love Blake and I think the photos are fab. I can´t wait to see more! The perfume will debut at the end of July.
Photo Credit: Telegraph UK
Billboards are plastered all over Madrid with ScarJo´s face for the new D&G fragrance The One. It´s interesting how big of a star she has become in Europe, constantly posing for European brands, the most noteworthy of these in Spain being Mango, of course. The Spanish seem to love her.
In any case she looks fabulous in the ad (good thing because it´s on every bus stop in Madrid) and I definitely want to try out the perfume asap. I love the Marilyn Monroe-esque hair and the lacey top is covering but sexy at the same time.
I´ve been anxiously waiting to see the Natalie Portman for Dior images out and about. Finally after what seemed like forever, they have appeared at every bus stop, metro stop and billboard in Madrid.
In my opinion she looks fabulous, I can´t really comment on her fashion, as she´s not really wearing anything but the little bow in her hair definitely makes her look a little sexy-naughty, which is fun because I consider Natalie Portman to be a very natural beauty, a girl next door type, not the Kim Kardashian or JLo sexpot type. It was interesting seeing her in a new light, and the ad is really well done, and very eye catching. It´s a shame I don´t like the way Miss Dior Cherie smells!
A new Sephora has recently opened it´s doors on Calle Gran Via 32 in Madrid. On Nov. 16 the store held it´s innauguration complete with celebs, a red carpet, stylists and beauticians explaining beauty tips and giving makeovers. Sounds like my kinda party! The store is enormous and is home to not only designer labels like Dior, but also brands that are often difficult to locate in Spain, like Urban Decay, Benefit, Make Up For Ever, and of course Sephora´s inhouse brand called…Sephora! Get shopping!
Posted in Beauty, Body, Hair, Makeup, Nails, Scent, Skincare, Spa
Tagged Benefit, Dior, Make Up For Ever, Sephora, Urban Decay
One of the things I think about when I put together an outfit is juxtaposition. I love the idea of mixing fabrics and textures and styles that might not really ´go´together, but work. For example below, I have pulled together a grouping of items that I find to be old school glamour but with an urban edge as well. The best way to do this is look for items that seem to have a classic glamorous look, like a little black dresss, diamonds, pearls, gold and then add some leopard, some leather, some studds, some ribbon, maybe some sequins or feathers. My absolute favorite is the classy black clutch…with the skull snap on top. (glamour-classic black clutch, edgy-skull, in case you are still in fashion 101 and need extra help) I also love the two classy black dresses, the one shoulder on one and the leopard cutouts on the other really edge it out! Check out the group I pulled together below. This type of glamour with an urban edge is really trending right now so get to shopping!
Tibi One-shoulder sequined silk dress 665 euros
Kenny 5709 Black Silk Lace Combo Blouson Top 129 GBP
Metallic Leather skinny pants $350
Diane von Furstenberg Noelle Paneled Silk-blend dress $425
United Nude ´Iris Shoe´ 855 euros
Elizabeth and James New Sculptor´s ruched velvet skirt 270 Euros
Alexander McQueen Skull Bag 1125 euros
Wendy Nichol Fur Cuff 175 euros
Juicy Couture Black and Gold Multi Chain Bracelet 62 euros
Philip Audibert Manchette Gold Plated Cuff 360 euros
Maison Michel Sean Fedora 245 euros
Diptyque Eau Duelle Solide Perfume 34 euros
Wake up Frankie 6 Light Black Chandelier 100 euros
Posted in Advice, Dresses, Fashion, Jewelry, Pants, Purses, Scent, Shoes, Tops, Trends
Tagged Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Diptyque, Elizabeth and James, Juicy Couture, Kenny, Masion Michel, Philip Audibert, Tibi, United Nude, Wake Up Frankie