Courtesy of Jo Malone London, of course.
When perfumer Yann Vasnier explored the English countryside in search of inspiration for a new Jo Malone London fragrance, he fell in love with the idyllic scenery. Creating the Bloomsbury Set – a nod to a clan of English intellects including E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf – required research at Charleston, a bucolic cottage in East Sussex that served as a study hub for the famously liberated crowd.
“We enjoyed the idea that this group of people appeared to be very English and proper, but they were, in fact, nonconformists and true hedonists,” says Vasnier. “We liked how the ‘proper’ contrasted with the ‘promiscuous.’ They were the juxtaposition of domesticity and simplicity with this hugely intellectual environment.” Which explains the notes of “waxy wooden floor” in Whisky & Cedarwood and “beeswax sweet pipe tobacco” in Tobacco & Mandarin.
Jo Malone London Whisky & Cedarwood, Garden Lilies, Blue Hyacinth, Leather & Artemisia and Tobacco & Mandarin ($90 for each 30 mL cologne), at jomalone.ca.
It only took three years, but finally we're getting some intel on how actor / mere mortal George Clooney met human rights lawyer / bridal pantsuit wearer Amal Alamuddin.
Since the announcement of their impending twins (congrats again guys!) the informational floodgates on the couple have opened, which is why we're getting this gem of a "meet cute" story straight from the lips of George himself.
As told to David Letterman, the two met when Amal visited Lake Como as a friend of a friend. George "called and wrote" for months before Amal would go out with him, which you know, seems about right.
Beyoncé on The Formation World Tour in 2016.
Worst. Day. Ever.
We'd hate to be customer service at Coachella right now. Organizers of the music festival have confirmed that Beyoncé will no longer be headlining the concert this April, breaking the hearts of the Beyhive.
The singer, who is expecting twins with hubby Jay Z, is "following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule," organizers said in a statement, adding that the Bey will perform in 2018 instead. (Setting calendar countdown now.)
To cheer us all up, last night Bey posted this Insta photo of her and Blue Ivy with the deer Snapchat filter from the NBA All-Star Game.
Pippa Middleton at a British Heart Foundation even in February 2016.
Most importantly, what designer is Princess Charlotte wearing.
Taking a cue from her duchess big sis Kate, Pippa Middleton is keeping all the details of her upcoming wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews on the DL.
But that hasn't prevented EVERYONE from weighing in on who they think will design the dress for the royal wedding 2.0. Giles Deacon emerged as number one in November when he was spotted leaving the Pipster's London house carrying a black garment bag (!!). Now, he's finally, kinda, sorta addressed the rumours.
Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding in 2011. Image by: Getty
"I can never really comment on rumours. Until things are confirmed it's just rumours," he told Hello! Fashion. "I think they've both got divine style. They're thoroughly modern girls promoting British brands and looking fantastic."
Pippa's wedding is reportedly on May 20.