• Jo Malone English Fields Launch 2018

    * Thank you Katie Kirk for kindly letting me use your images from the event.

    Last Saturday was a very exciting day for me, in the morning I went and gave notice for our wedding later this year and in the evening I travelled down to Chichester, where the lovely Katie Kirk and the Jo Malone team had put on a stunning bloggers event, in the local House of Fraser store, as part of the launch for their new limited edition fragrance collection – English Fields.

    Play. Combine. Create.

     

    First, we were encouraged to mingle with the other lovely ladies whilst sipping on grapefruit prosecco, fresh grapefruit juice and delicious tiny morsels such as miniature scones with jam and cream, shortbread and biscuits that were all lovingly prepared and served to us by the incredibly talented Wild Mint Kitchen Café.

    “Quintessentially British” 

    After catching up with some familiar faces, Peter – the store manager – and the team at the local Chichester store spoke to us about the 5 new fragrances that had been created by Celine Roux and Mathilde Bijaoui as part of the new English Fields collection that had been inspired by fresh florals, cereals and grains from the English countryside.

    We were each provided with an opportunity to take in the new scents which included Poppy and Barley, Green Wheat and meadow-sweet, Primrose and Rye, Honey and Crocus and Oat and cornflower.

    I instantly fell in love with two of the new scents, first the striking freshness of rich red poppies which was softened with powdery notes of musk. The warmth, cheerfulness and happiness that this scent evoked, instantly made it perfect for a Spring day.

    Next was Primrose and Rye which immediately had me drifting off to some exotic beach in the Indonesian ocean. This fragrance is warmed with gold corn, brightened with mimosa and softened with vanilla notes and rye. The best way to describe all of the new scents for me personally is “sunshine in a bottle”.

    “Poppies Dancing In The Wind”

     

     

    “Five Captivating Scents”

    Peter was such a lovely host and made us ladies feel like VIPs for the evening, topping up our glasses of prosecco and offering us more delicious scones, whilst we all enjoyed a beauty pamper from Bobbi Brown as well as hand and arm massages from the lovely ladies at Jo Malone. What more could you wish for?

    Having been a fan of the Wood Sage and Sea Salt cologne for quite some time now, I was eager to try out some new scents and when Lyn, the House of Fraser beauty manager, told me that the Jo Malone collection had been designed so that you can combine more than one fragrance, to help create a scent that reflects your mood and personality, I was excited to try it out for myself!

    Despite, sadly losing all of my data on my iPhone (more on that in a separate post) I was left feeling rejuvenated, pampered and eager to get my hands on the new collection. Having met all of the team in Chichester, I will defiantly be travelling back down there for my complimentary bridal consultation and to purchase my very own personalised bridal fragrance – Peony and Blush Suede is already a firm favourite.

    After an evening of pampering, delicious food and wonderful company, we were each given our very own gift box, complete with our own personal blog hashtag stickers and ceramic tags which had our initials embossed on. I will confess, I am absolutely terrible at gift wrapping, so it came as no surprise to me when I couldn’t nail the traditional Jo Malone bow. Luckily for me, the lovely team were on hand to help me out.

    The new English Fields collection is expected to fly off the shelves fast within the next three weeks. So, if you want to experience the essence of the English landscape, make sure you get your hands on one of these beautiful and captivating scents from £47.00 for 30ml.

    Make sure you check out these beautiful ladies who I had the pleasure of meeting at the event:

    Katie

    Lauren

    Emily

    Amelia

    Georgia

    Georgia K

    Hannah

    Beth

    Eliza

    Charlotte

     

    Have you tried the new English Fields collection yet? What is your all-time favourite scent from Jo Malone? Leave a comment below.

     

    Love Emma

    XXXX

     

    Thank you so much to the Jo Malone Team in Chichester for having me. It was a fantastic event and I can’t wait to see you all again soon.

     

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    Maison de Choup SS17: The Warrior Collection


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    “Overall I wanted to express positivity, the main slogan of the collection: ‘Warrior not worrier’ reflects this, it highlights our and importance of believing we are stronger than our mental health.” – George David Hodgson, Founder.

    Unlike most Thursday’s, last night saw me taking a very exciting journey up to London for the Maison De Choup SS17 launch party. After getting lost in the rain, Al and I were greeted by the sounds of DJ Ordio who immediately set a relaxed vibe which was perfect for mingling.

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    Of course, that little detour to the event itself left Al and I seeking some drinks to quench our thirst. The fantastic Josh Hayes was our mixologist for the evening and provided plenty of refreshing cocktails with a twist. My personal favourite has to be the ‘Breathe’ concoction which consisted of gin, lemon, soda and fresh raspberries. Of course, I couldn’t resist the sweet flavours of gin, triple sec, lemon, sugar and a slightly different touch which included egg white – otherwise known as ‘Resist’.

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    After soaking up the atmosphere, I decided to check out George’s latest designs for his new ‘Warrior Collection’. Unlike most fashion brands Maison de Choup donate a very generous 25% of their profits to Young Minds the UK’s leading mental health charity for children and young people alike.

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    What I love most about George, aside from his amazing achievements as an entrepreneur at the mere age of 21, is his incredibly brave decision to channel his own struggles with anxiety into a project that supports those who are in a similar position to himself. Perhaps this is one of the many reasons why his desire to convey positivity through his collection has been one that he has absolutely surpassed in more ways than one. I’m sure those who attended the event and had the opportunity to meet George will agree with me when I say he is such a likeable individual who I hope goes on to do many more collections in the not so distant future.

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    As for the rest of the evening well it consisted of delicious marshmallow goodness from the delectable Mallow and Marsh, more fantastic 90’s tunes, sipping some refreshing cocktails and meeting the lovely Caitlin from Glorious Chic and Emily from The Messy Edit.

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    Sadly, all good things must come to end and after making a sneaky little purchase, Al and I stepped back out into the hustle and bustle of London before making our way back home .

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    Do what you love.

     

    Get your hands on the new Warrior Collection

    The Story behind Maison de Choup

    The event was incredibly inspiring and I absolutely love the new collection. I feel privileged to have been invited to this event and I am very proud to be a supporter of both George Hodgson, his latest collection and Young Minds whose collaboration I think is fantastic. I will be sharing a little OOTD post featuring one of my favourite designs from the new SS17 Warrior Collection so keep your eyes open for that.

    Have a great weekend.

    Love Emma

    XxXx

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