It was probably the invite of the year,myself along with three other girls ,Emily,Vanessa and Eseeri were invited to the Jean Paul Gaultier Fragrance launch party for his latest fragrance Scandal. The invitation was from the one the only Dave Lackie who is most definitely the kindest,gentleman whose events are legendary themselves. Dave Lackie is on air Beauty Expert for Cityline,Canada’s most famous running television daytime show. He is Davelackiebeauty on Instagram and Dave Lackie on Twitter where he has amassed hundreds of thousands followers. Dave is also Editor of his own online beauty magazine Beauty Departure.
Setting the stage for this event was surrounded in a bit of mystery as we were told of a performance but none of the details. For me this heightened many theories and peaked my interest to the maximum as my gal pal and fellow invitee Emily Mitton can verify. To be honest,the suspecting started at the bottle itself,a dark fluid in a round base that resembled dark rum leading to a top of silver legs in a high kick stance. I immediately thought the legs were from the image of Jean Paul Gaultier muse Dita Von Teese,I was completely incorrect but more on that later. To be fair Jean Paul Gaultier does provide Miss Dita with his one of kind couture costumes for her Burlesque shows,so I think many would assume that. My other Goddess Rossey De Palma is headlining is his Freak Show and worked on his campaign for this fragrance as well.
As you can see ,the entry set the stage immediately. We were in for many treats of decadent glamour. We started in the cocktail room which in itself resembles that of Old French glamour with its round green leather booths with the table tops decorated with silver trays overflowing with pears,diamonds,peacock feathers and bottles and bottles of Scandal ,the star of tonight’s show. On the crowded floor,the cocktail French maids were serving signature cocktails reminiscent of the Fragrance,and champagne of course . The butlers looked debonair decked out serving exquisite appetizers .
We were lead through a long,narrow corridor-which was very cool and suspenseful that eventually brought us to another long narrow room in which we enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Garrick Griffith. He gave a terrific insight into the creative design and process for the fragrance and revealed the muse behind the legs was in fact Irina Shayk,Russian model.She is the lead character in the campaign. This is an portion of that campaign featuring one of my favourites Rossey De Palma,Brasílian actress,model ,friend and muse of Jean Paul Gaultier.
We were then led down another corridor which was even more narrow than the first ,anticipation is at its maximum,coming into full view an incredible statue of giant silver spinning legs(not captured) and a decadent bar show room circa old glamour mixed with dark gothic disco accents. It was a fabulous space. There was a stage with velvet curtains that on occasion would show us a peek of dancing legs.
This is where the party started. More cocktails,the coolest mini appetizers followed,following by the curtain opening to unveil French dancers that literally danced continuously on and off stage .The best part was the company we keep. I had the best time with my cohorts Dave Lackie,Em Mitton, Vanessa Stott,Simply Eseeri.Pic by Emily Mitton (Girls)
There were so many fabulous moments of the evening but the fragrance is the true star,as it is deep,dark like rum,sweet,sexy scent that has really captured me and I am wearing it on the daily . It has an enticing essence to it that has Scandalized me forever.
Thank you Dave Lackie for a fabulous evening celebrating the launch of Jean Paul Gaultier Fragrance Scandal and thank you Girls for your fabulous company that gives me much pride to call you all friends. Thank you Garrick Griffith and team for an unforgettable experience.
Proof that I have been Scandalized…