Ok picture this. One minute you’re operating on a kitten wearing a surgical hat, the next minute you’re holding a glass of French champagne, meeting the Emperor himself, Napoleon Perdis. Welcome to my life of juggling. The first thing the makeup tycoon said to me was to point out that I had lipstick on my teeth. Should I have died of embarrassment? Isn’t it just the best way to meet the makeup artist I’ve always admired? No further ice-breaking required! Should I have told him that I, as always, got changed in the car from vet scrubs and applied my lippie in my car’s rear view mirror? Well at least we bonded over my makeup faux-pas at first sight! I always feel overwhelmingly nostalgic when I attend boutique launches. Memories flood back, I have so much admiration, respect and awe for shop owners because of my experiences. Especially this lifestyle boutique by Napoleon. What an amazing concept to combine beauty, fashion, homeware, art and jewellery all under the one chandelier-clad roof? It felt like we were walking through the pages of a fashion magazine. So much eye-candy, be prepared to drool…
Don’t think I’ve ever visited a store that sells Picasso art, Chanel jewellery, Milly dresses, Cecile et Jeanne hangbags, animal-shaped shot glasses, bird-embellished decanters and an entire range of makeup altogether before. But that’s because I’ve never set foot into Napoleon’s Life.Style. The brands in the store are close to Napoleon and Soula-Marie’s hearts. They discovered these fabulous labels on their travels from Athens, Paris, London and New York. For example, the dinner-ware is by IONIA from Athens that the couple also use at home, the leather bags are their personal favourites, and cushions are made from their favourite vintage designer scarves. After all, beautiful makeup, interesting art and magnificent décor are all extensions of Napoleon’s passion for all things glamour. And you see all the colourful clothes? I’d trade them for my surgeon scrubs for them any day.
Thank you Napoleon, Soula-Marie, Jason and Holly for having me. Visit Napoleon’s Life.Style Melbourne at:
Level 2, Shop 299, The Como Centre, South Yarra. T: 03 9828 2111
Enjoy your weekend lovelies. I’m off to Sydney MBAFW to capture more stylish shenanigans for you. See you on the other side!
我从来没有访问过一个同时卖售毕加索艺术，Chanel 珠宝, Cecile et Jeanne包包，动物形状的酒杯，和化妆品的商店。但那是因为我从来没有踏进Napoleon的Life.Style店里。店内的品牌都是Napoleon 和Soula-Marie在雅典，巴黎，伦敦和纽约旅游时发现的心爱的艺术品。。例如，晚餐盘是由IONIA从雅典采购的，他们夫妇在家中也使用，皮包包是他们个人佩戴的，店里的枕头是由他们最喜欢的复古围巾作成的。毕竟，美丽的妆容，有趣的艺术品和华丽的装饰都具有Napoleon’的最爱：魅力。你可以看到所有的五颜六色的衣服吗？任何一天我都愿意交换我的兽医制服。