I’m in India at present working on Spring / Summer 2012 but will be heading home to beautiful Perth for Christmas at the end of this week . Can’t wait !
I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with India. I love all the development creative stuff I get to do while I’m here for the forward season but at the same time find myself missing all things Australia … the heat, the beach,the food not to mention clean air and water. India is pretty harsh on my sensitive skin so I’m dying to get home and stock up on all the skin saviours I’m desperately needing.
And for me, there’s only one place I’ll need to head to get me sorted – Mariposa Perfumery.
Being the skin care junky I am, Mariposa is a little slice of heaven.
Apivita, Savon de Marseille, Aesop and Diptyque are some of my favourite brands and you’ll find them all under the one roof . I’m actually obsessed with Savon de Marseille’s rose moisturiser. Like – Ob-sessed.
I caught up with the ever gorgeous and vibrant Bree Taylor who is the genius behind the store, for a bit of a chat on her picks for the festive season. Christmas is literally around the corner, moments away even … and I promise you that you will find something for your best friend, lover, mother, sister and even yourself here. Especially yourself.
Shop 5, Astor Arcade
665 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, WA
Peace & Skin Saviours
Ali: Your MUST have product for the holiday season ?
Bree: Becca SPF Primer. I wear it every day. It is imperative that we protect our skin from ageing in the sun. I want to look in my 30′s when I am in my 40′s…. This is the most fluid, sheer SPF I have ever tried. It feels ike you have put moisturiser on your skin and has the best absorption. And it smells like marshmallows. And makes your makeup stay longer. What more can you ask for!
A: Favourite new product in store ?
B: Unquestionably it is a new fragrance by a nieche perfumery called KEIKO MECHERI, ‘Peau de Peche’. It smells like fresh peaches and white musk, with the perfect sandalwood base. Feminine, Summery & Innocently Sexy.
A: What you ‘ll be giving to your bestie this Christmas ?
B: A bottle of ‘Peau de Peche’ and a pair of kick ass Black and Dust Pink Oversized Sunnies from the New Dior collection.
A: What you’ll be giving your lover this Christmas ?
B: A bottle of ‘Notte Bianca’ by LINARI, partly beacause it smells like heaven, and also because the bottle is so sexy to look at, like him. And a massage and bath spa treatment at the spa at the Datai Hotel in Langkawi , Malaysia.
A: If there was a movie about you who would play you ?
B: Natalie Portman or Rose Byrne.
A: Which candle are you burning at home right now ?
B:‘Wild Strawberries’ from the Parisian LADUREE collection. It is sweet, femine perfection. It is happy times and yumminess.
A: Favourite way to spead a Sunday?
B: At the moment I am holidaying in Langkawi and have just had the perfect day and it happens to be Sunday. I slept in with my man and he cuddled me the whole time, we woke up to breakfast with friends then walked through the rainforest. Ate traditional home cooked Malay Chicken Curry and Steamed Fish for lunch, passed out with a book and headed off for a Margartia at a hotel bar, currently awaiting Japanese and Sake. Life is perfect…
A: Rotating on your ipod ?
B: Placebo ‘Running up that Hill’, anything by Tori Amos, The Cure, Kate Bush, Lamb and Urban Myth Club
A: If you were an animal what animal would you be ?
B: I would love to say something exotic and dangerous like a Black Panther but the reality of it is the predatory life is not for me and I’m a bit more of a lover than a fighter. So I’m going to say a really fluffy house cat who sleeps and eats and gets cuddled all day.
A: What’s your favourite skin pick-me-up product ?
B: Without a doubt, ‘B Triple C Balancing Gel’ by AESOP. Apply it after cleansing & toning in the evening and you will wake up with your skin feeling plump, brighter and alive. It is my swear by product.
Thanks Bree !! love you to pieces ! Champas sooon xxx