I’m In Love With A Freak

Joe Corre
Azzi Glasser

I was back in Dubai last week and one of the events that I attended was for Illamasqua’s first fragrance called Freak on November 16th in Bloomingdales Dubai Mall .Illamasqua has a special place in my heart from when I worked in Bloomingdales and it was one of the brands that I managed. I am completely and utterly obsessed with their make-up and so was eagerly anticipating what the fragrance would smell like. To launch the fragrance in Dubai was  Illamsqua’s joint MD Joe Corre who also happens to be the co-founder of Agent Provocateur and of course you might have heard of his mother Vivienne Westwood! Also in attendance was perfume designer Azzi Glasser who describes Freak is a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers that Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night. I don’t think I could have described it better myself.

Not to disappoint Illamasqua had amazing performers doing almost impossible acrobats on the escalators of Bloomingdales and plenty of free make-overs with the very talented make-up artists from the brand.

I am so in love with this fragrance and have had so many good comments from people wanting to know what I am wearing.

Ask Santa to drop a bottle in your stocking this Christmas!

I am also loving my new Henry Holland tights from New Look that I wore to the event
Looks good on the dressing table too!!

Bond Street? No honey it’s 84 Bold Street!

I can remember the first time I met Claudia Windle In Ibiza oh so many years ago and thinking wow she is a firework of feathers, bindis, colours and magic! Years later to hear she had set up her own jewellery business “Claudia Pink Jewellery” I was not surprised as her creativity and passion radiates from her aura.

Claudia is very much a celebrity in her home town of Liverpool for many years now and in the past couple of years has enjoyed nationwide success with her designs being used on The X Factor and sought after by stylists for editorial shoots. Claudia Pink also has a successful store on ASOS as well as her website http://www.claudiapink.com

Now for the really good news Claudia Pink has teamed up with designer Silver Birch and have opened up a store together on 84 Bold Street Liverpool. You can go in and meet the girls and discuss your ideas and designs as well as seeing what is already available. It really makes me happy for young designers to have their own boutiques and personally for me it’s how I like to shop rather than in impersonal department stores.

As soon as I get out of the sandpit that is Jordan for Christmas I will be for sure making sure I visit this amazing new store!

Claudia Pink 84 Bold Street

Life in Jordan

On a recent trip to Jerash in North Jordan I came across some vintage Bedouin clothing on display. Intricate detailing was evident with all pieces on display and after the tour I truly admire the workmanship and craft of the country’s traditional Bedouins and really wish I could have bought one of these!

On my travels