We are better together: Carol Aquino for So Many Lovely Things

Wow. That’s how I am opening. I never thought I’d get someone other than my selfish and picky self to write on So Many Lovely Things.

The day, however, has come. Welcome Carol Aquino *all clap*.

Our paths crossed randomly a few years ago but just recently we realised we may have more in common than previously accounted for. Add to that the fact Carol, originally from Rio but a good old London soul like myself, has enviable credentials and boom.

In all honesty, I am over the moon (surprised and a bit incredulous, tbh) she agreed to become a collaborator on So Many Lovely Things. I cannot say enough how ecstatic I am to get a bit of her shimmering sea of knowledge, professionalism and fun over the blog.

Ms. Aquino brings extensive fashion, style and communications expertise, plus a ridiculous gift for seeing the future (she works in trend forecasting) to the little blog, to make up for some of my shortcomings, mainly in knowledge, but also in, erm… lazy assness time to create more posts.

The low-dow:

  • MA in Fashion Journalism (London College of Fashion)
  • Extensive experience on international trend forecasting (she worked for Stylus and trendwatching.com)
  • A background in economics, mainly providing poignant research for politics.
  • An undying love of glitter and dancing (hello! <3)

Some of you may have already seen her on my Instagram or at an event, so will not be surprised to see her face (and wise words) ’round here too.

Carol will be covering fashion, trends, style, lifestyle and to be honest, anything she wants, gracing us with her fabulous flair and that eye in the future!

Catch her on Instagram (@carolaquino), Twitter (@querouaquino) and of course, here real soon.

Lanvin and Ladurée – tasty fashion

A delicious, fashionable and very French collaboration: Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elvaz designs stylish boxes for Ladurée.

The uber cute box, which has sketches of fashionistas faces and a pretty red bow, can take eight scrumptious macarons, including the four flavours created especially for the occasion, all bubble gum flavour based, described by Elbaz as “the bubble of childhood”.

Although limited edition flavours are available to go with the box, you can make your own selection to include traditional flavours – I love macarons, so I succumbed to eight different varieties, and of course, wasn’t disappointed with any of them!

According to the traditional  and prestigious French sweets Maison, Elbaz  “not only make women beautiful but also proves that sweets and beauty can go hand in hand.”

Gorgeous. And yummy!!!