Events: Launch of Jen Su’s book from Z to A-lister how to build a personal brand


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When one runs a successful blog it comes with a lot of invites to events as you’ve seen me sharing tweets and pictures if you follow me on social media. I attend on average 5 events a week and while I try to attend each and every event I get invited to it is sometimes impossible. Sometimes I have to attend 2 events in one day and with attending events especially with product launches comes many hours working on blog posts so it is not as glamourous as it may seem in the photos.

Two weeks ago I attended a Jen Su’s book launch party at Stuttafords Sandton city and as always the party was always amazing and the guest list included celebrities and media. I think Jen Su is a name everybody knows but in case you didn’t she’s an extremely talented woman, she is a TV and radio personality and she even spoilt us with a piano and song performance. As Gareth Cliff said “no event is complete without Jen Su there!” and this is absolutely true 70% of the time I will see Jen around an event. Jen arrived in a Ted Baker dress, Louis Vuitton hand bag and her signature Phillip Treacy hat.

Now if you were thinking: “oh this is another celebrity who brought out a book again? Who still reads books?” think again this book is not some celebrity nagging for attention by writing a autobiography about themselves Jen actually said the reason she wrote the book was so she could try to help others by imparting her advice on how to build your own brand, sure it does include her own journey and struggles like her personal hardships, addictions, eating disorder and health scare but she only opened herself up to prove she is human too and it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

I can’t even remember the last time I could bring myself to pick up a book to read as I am always “reading” my phone or computer screen but I could see myself finishing this book as you can actually learn something from it. Think of it as reading something like fifty shades of grey (dare I say) interesting yet still educational? Currently you can find her book at Exclusive books and other leading book stores for R160. Thanks to Jen Su and Stuttafords for the invite and all the other sponsors who made the event so successful and great.

Review: Jimmy choo blossom EDP


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“Every time I slip on my Jimmy Choo heels or pick up my Jimmy Choo handbag, I feel like a different person. When I was asked to work on Jimmy Choo Blossom, I immediately imagined a joyful fragrance that lifts your spirits, gives you great confidence and makes you feel beautiful and alluring. I tried to find the right balance between happy, uplifting and luxurious citrus and red fruits and very feminine ingredients such as beautiful addictive florals, sandalwood and a deeply sensual musk. I wanted to produce the sensation of an endless shower of petals that swirl around you forever.”

Louise Turner, Perfumer

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Described as – It is perfect for bold & bright young party girls. It this elements of sparkles and vivacious imagine the sip of a first cocktail, the clinking of glasses with the girls, the sexy soundtrack on the dance floor. The box speaks for it self, sparkling glitter pink box that wows my heart instantly. The bottle itself looks with fuschia ombré emphasizes the multi-faceted glass with a diamond cap. Looks like the flash range bottles. Jimmy choo really know how to make beautiful bottles just like their shoes. Probably the most beautiful in my book since it’s pink and I love all thing pink and glittery.

Top Notes: Sweet Pea, Rose

Heart Notes: Berries, Citrus

Base Notes: White Musk, Sandalwood

If you look at the notes per level you’ll notice they didn’t use many notes as a standard fragrance will usually consist of at least 3 but this makes the fragrance more pure as there is not too much going on.It smells sort of sweet and sour at the same time with a hint of flowers.

Initially as the name suggested I expected more of a floral scent but it is actually a fruity floral and because the florals are up top the fruit is actually more prominent. It’s a modern, feminine and delicate scent. This is a slightly sweet, girly and fruity fragrance that pairs great with hot weather. It is more light and sweeter compared to all the other Jimmy Choos which I find slightly overpowering and heavy. Jimmy Choo blossom is a perfect spring-summer fragrance. Lasting power is amazing it will last you the entire day.

Retail price: R1050 (100ml EDP) | R795 (60ml EDP) | R595 (40ml EDP)

Available at selected EdgarsRed SquareFoschiniTruworths,Stuttafords  stores.

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