It’s not easy blowing bubbles whilst trying not to look cross-eyed, you know. And now I’ve cleared that up…when Chloé asked me to interpret their new fragrance in my own way, the sight of the bottle alone was enough to put a massive grin on my face. Add to that the descriptors on the press release: “chiffon in bright sunlight” and “bare feet brushing long grass”, and I was sold. It’s not everyday that one of your favourite brands get in touch with a product that’s perfect for you. So, to make it extra special, I called up my new friend, talented photographer Kitty Gallanugh (if you don’t know her already, you must look!) to see if she fancied going on an adventure with a bunch of flowers, bubbles and a big bottle of L’eau de Chloé. She accepted, of course.
Richmond park was the perfect setting for this outdoorsy scent. Whilst I won’t attempt to describe the perfume in a poetic manner, fresh, light and sweet are adjectives that come to mind as I sit here sniffing at the ribbon-adorned bottle. An every day perfume for the summer – I’m looking forward to wearing it again once the sun shows its face.
Chloé also asked that I share a competition with you – the chance to win the perfume (amongst other goodies) by downloading their App and sharing your interpretation of the fragrance too. In an Instagram style, you can take a picture and edit them with effects resembling the colours in the campaign, before submitting them to the lookbook. My attempts are below – it’s very much worth a go considering there don’t seem to be many entries through on the Chloé blog yet! Good luck ; )
P.S – Sorry for the slow posting this week – I’m in the last few weeks of my degree, but have something special to share very soon as a result! x
Bye bye, Belgium
The last of my travel antics in Antwerp! Lucy and I strolled through the botanical gardens, stopping to pose by the magnolias before heading for lunch. My whole class was sad to be heading home – maybe because of the impending dissertation deadline – but I’m almost certain it was the charm of this little city.
I was in my “going home” outfit, comfortable enough for an afternoon on the Eurostar, but equally as comfortable for bargain hunting. Lucy and I came across a great second hand shop called Think Twice, that fills up each month with second hand items, only to be decreased in price as the month goes on – we were there on €1 day, and Lucy was in her element picking up all the 80′s cast-offs, but I also managed to pick up a dress (with ducks on..!) and a blouse, a great way to spend my last couple euros. I’d recommend a visit if you’re planning a trip!
I’m not one for wearing separates, blouses are difficult to wear when you’ve got ample bosom, but I can’t ignore my love for them. This silky number was picked up in the Zara sale a few months ago, as was the corduroy Paul & Joe skirt. I thought I’d wear my favourite wintery colour combo before the weather gets too nice, which it’s not showing any signs of doing at the moment! x
Shirt - Zara | Skirt - Paul & Joe | Shoes - Le Bunny Bleu
Bag - Mulberry | Sunglasses - Ray Ban via Monnier Freres
I hope I haven’t made you too hungry! I’m just taking another break from writing my dissertation to show you even more pictures of Antwerp…I warned you there were a lot! One of the things I was looking forward to the most in Belgium was their famous waffles. I only managed about 3/4 of my chocolate and cream concoction (Lucy finished it off, as always), but what I did eat was perfection! Not a particularly exotic combination, I’ll admit, but it hit the spot. Sadly I don’t have any pictures with my beloved Belgian fries that were devoured too!
We spent the rest of the morning discovering even more of the city, hunting down unique shops and things to see, finishing off once again in front of the river to take a few pictures before the sun set, by which time I was suitably cold and ready to admit defeat and put my tights on again. Not really crop-top weather, but I’m ever the optimistic English person!
Stay tuned for the final installment of my Antwerp trip (yup! There’s more!) – I’m so pleased that a few of you have said you’d like to visit after seeing these pictures! I should be employed by the tourist board..! x
Floral Headband - LouLou Loves You | Sunglasses - BonLook | Shirt - Urban Outfitters
Skirt - MinkPink | Shoes - Le Bunny Bleu