Beauty Tues: Creed Fragrance at Saks Fifth Avenue of Birmingham

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Hello, fabulouses! Welcome to this week’s Beauty Tues which is all about my new fragrance brand addiction–Creed. After chatting with Tara Powell, Creed fragrance expert at Saks Fifth Avenue of Birmingham, about the history of Creed and some popular scents, I was immediately inspired to blog about it.

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When and where did the oldest privately owned fragrance house gain its start? Once upon a time–a long, long time ago, the Creed family tailored to royalty. By tailored, I mean they supplied royal families with custom-fitted clothing and scented leather gloves. In 1781, Royal English Leather, the first Creed fragrance ever, was created for King George III and his court. “He [James Creed] wanted King George III to be able to rest his chin on his gloved hand and inhale the glove’s fine aroma.” (www.creedboutique.com) Royal English Leather is still manufactured and available for purchase today. Famous people like King George III, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn wore Creed–AMAZING! With just one spritz of Creed, I feel like I am wearing a little piece of history!

Random Fact About Creed: Did you know that you can request House of Creed to make your own personal fragrance for only $25,000? I am going to start saving my pennies! I can see it now…”Creed presents its newest fragrance Miss VIP.” *wink*

This is what my future man will smell like. I am sure of it.  "Aventus was inspired by Napoleon and was debuted in 2010. This is our best-selling men's fragrance here at Creed. It smells so good," said Tara as we chatted about Aventus.

This is what my future man will smell like. I am sure of it.
“Aventus was inspired by Napoleon and was debuted in 2010. This is our best-selling men’s fragrance here at Creed. It smells so good,” said Tara as we chatted about Aventus.

I am adding Spring Flower, Audrey Hepburn's Creed perfume, to my Christmas list! I want to smell like Audrey Hepburn once did...what fashionista doesn't!

I am adding Spring Flower, Audrey Hepburn’s Creed perfume, to my Christmas list! I want to smell like Audrey Hepburn once did…what fashionista doesn’t!

To learn more about Creed’s history and their magnificent fragrances, stop by Saks Fifth Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama or visit www.creedboutique.com.

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Y’all already know how much I love Jo Malone so I am not going to bore y’all with the details again! See my blog post about Jo Malone here.

Jo Malone at Saks Fifth Avenue in Birmingham will have an artist in this Wednesday, November 4, from 3pm-6pm hand painting Jo Malone boxes with a Jo Malone purchase. “These boxes are so adorable, and they make a great keepsake,” explains Darla Osborne, Jo Malone fragrance expert at S5A Birmingham.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: S5A Bloggers Breakfast

-From left to right- Laura (Southern Femme), Elizabeth Worrell (Saks Fifth Avenue), Amy Hughes (Chanel USA), LaGranda Lewis (Saks Fifth Avenue), The VIP, Tara (Creed fragrance expert at S5A), Darla Osborne (Fragrance at Jo Malone at S5A), and Judy R. Hatcher (Perfumista at Bond No. 9 at S5A)

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Laura (Southern Femme), Elizabeth Worrell (Saks Fifth Avenue), Amy Hughes (Chanel USA), Karen Reynolds (Saks Fifth Avenue), LaGranda Lewis (Saks Fifth Avenue), The VIP, Tara (Creed fragrance expert at S5A), Darla Osborne (Fragrance at Jo Malone at S5A), and Judy R. Hatcher (Perfumista at Bond No. 9 at S5A)

Hello, my fabulouses! I had a fabulous time at the Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham Bloggers Breakfast–where fragrance experts chatted with local bloggers about some delicious perfumes in preparation for the upcoming Fragrance Week, November 29-December 8. All this talk about fragrances has me super pumped, and I am currently working on my list to Santa. “Santa Baby, put lots of perfume from Saks under the tree for me….”

Fragrance expert Tara told us about some old Hollywood stars who signature perfumes were Creed. I think I will be adding Audrey Hepburn's favorite, Spring Flower, for Christmas! Dear Santa...*wink*

Fragrance expert Tara chatted with us about Creed’s magnificent history, famous people who wore it, and so much more. Y’all stay tuned to a future blog about Creed perfume:)

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I think I will be adding Audrey Hepburn’s favorite, Spring Flower, to my Santa list!

Next up was Donna Osborne who told us about some of the delightful Jo Malone fragrance sets for only $100! Such a perfect gift for fashionistas like myself...*hint, hint* Dear Santa...

Next up was Donna Osborne who told us about some of the delightful Jo Malone fragrance sets for only $100! Such a perfect gift for fashionistas like myself…*hint, hint* Dear Santa…

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Oh, I just love going to see Darla at the Jo Malone counter at S5A! She is so darling and so sweet! She made me fall in love with the Rose Water and Vanilla Fragrance back in September! See the blog here: http://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2013/10/02/saks-fifth-avenue-beauty-week-jo-malone-peony-blush-event/

Judy Hatcher, perfumista at Bond No. 9 New York at S5A Birmingham, told us the stellar history of Bond No. 9 and some of the new hot Bond perfumes available! My favorite is Perfumista Avenue, and I will definitely be adding it to my Dear Santa list.

Judy Hatcher, perfumista at Bond No. 9 New York at S5A Birmingham, told us the stellar history of Bond No. 9 and some of the new hot Bond perfumes available! My favorite is Perfumista Avenue, and I will definitely be adding it to my Dear Santa list.

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Amy Hughes of Chanel USA told us the fabulous history of Chanel's historic fragrance, Chanel No. 5, and how it was Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O's favorite fragrance. Do I need to tell you Santa...or do you see the pattern? *wink, wink*

Amy Hughes of Chanel USA chatted about the fabulous history of Chanel’s iconic fragrance, Chanel No. 5, and how it was Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O’s favorite fragrance. Hmmmmm. Do I need to tell you Santa…or do you see the pattern? *wink, wink*
Stay tuned for upcoming blogs about Chanel :)

After the bloggers brunch, I had the awesome pleasure to meet and chat with Teresa Thompson at the Guerlaine counter. I was so fascinated as she told me about Guerlaine products and the company's history. I do not want to tell y'all to much because I will have some fabulous Guerlaine Beauty Tues blogs coming soon! Yay!

After the bloggers breakfast, I had the awesome opportunity to meet and chat with Teresa Thompson at the Guerlaine counter. I was so fascinated as she told me about Guerlaine products and the company’s history. I do not want to tell y’all too much because I will have some fabulous Guerlaine Beauty Tues blogs coming soon! Yay!

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Needless to say, I had an absolute BLAST at the Bloggers Breakfast, and the VIP will have some awesome blogs coming soon about more fashionable adventures at Saks Fifth Avenue in Birmingham! Yippee for the fantastic beauty experts at S5A!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Accessories make all the difference!

My grandmother's 1964 dress and the jewelry she wore with it.

I finally found time to put together different ways to wear the 1964 dress…The bear investigation, the weather, DIYs, and other whatnots have held my attention lately…

 Today, I want to show how accessories make all the difference when putting together outfits! It is easy to look classy and vintage or comfortable and cute…accessories are a crucial part of every outfit!

Cobalt blue is a fun and fabulous color that pops against this light pink dress!

I WANT YOU TO ACCESSORIZE.

Don't you just love Peeps??? Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Belt: Target, Necklace: from my mom's jewelry collection

Is there anything better than pink and black?? Oo la la!

Every fashionista needs a simple black belt, black statement jewelry, and sexy black shoes!

Shoes: Kenzie Girl, Belt: Target, Necklace: from my mom's jewelry collection.

TIP: Don't be afraid of color! Dare to stand out and be different!

"I believe in pink...I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." -Audrey Hepburn

V.I.P. TIP: When shopping thrift store/vintage shopping, look for simple lines and neutral colors that can be easily accessorized.

This spring, I would like to challenge you to invest in fabulous and classic statement jewelry! (Pssstt….don’t tell my deddy, but I did a little statement jewelry shopping on Etsy last week…I will be sharing my fantastic finds with you soon………….)

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