Look what I got in the mail today... a gorgeous, gorgeous candle to celebrate Bourjois' 150th birthday :) But wait... 150th birthday?? I never realised Bourjois was that old a brand. Really. Which set me thinking about what else I did not know about this chic and quirky Parisian makeup house. Quite ... Read More about Happy 150th Birthday Bourjois… and a journey down memory lane!
Continuing our love affair with Gabrielle Chanel comes Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, a hot new biopic that portrays an alleged love affair between the couturier and the impoverished Russian composer. The movie is set in the early 1920s, when Stravinsky was living in exile in Paris, ... Read More about An affair to remember: Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky
Why, out of all the colours in the spectrum, did Tiffany choose this particular shade of blue for its iconic packaging? The story begins in 1878, when Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book catalogue acquired its first cover in the particular shade of blue that’s now come to be known as Tiffany ... Read More about Telling tales: The story behind the Tiffany blue
Hermès, one of the last holdouts against the era of fashion conglomerates, has a new "long term shareholder" with Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) revealing it now holds a 14.2 percent stake in Hermès International. LVMH states that it has no plans to take control of the luxury brand, launch a ... Read More about End of an era? LVMH picks up 14.2 per cent stake in Hermès
Can you imagine a perfume which contains raw materials that are more expensive than gold bullion? Joy, created by Jean Patou in 1929, contains 10,000 blossoms of jasmin de Grasse (which costs double the price of gold bullion), 336 blossoms of Rose de Mai and a whisper of civet in every 30 ml ... Read More about Rich and joy-full: Jean Patou’s Joy