Dinner setting with designer Erdem Moralioglu, for the  NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection  in London

Dinner setting with designer Erdem Moralioglu, for the NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection in London

 The lobby at  Rosewood London

The lobby at Rosewood London

 Checked into our room!

Checked into our room!

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 In-room breakfast spread at  Rosewood London

In-room breakfast spread at Rosewood London

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  Erdem  FW 2018 Backstage at the  National Portrait Gallery

Erdem FW 2018 Backstage at the National Portrait Gallery

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 Erdem Top, Proenza Schouler Skirt,  The Row Heels

Erdem Top, Proenza Schouler Skirt, The Row Heels

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 Celebratory dinner with  NARS  and  Erdem  at the  National Portrait Gallery

Celebratory dinner with NARS and Erdem at the National Portrait Gallery

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"To me, flowers represent the wonderful strength of the feminine."
—Erdem Moralioglu, Designer, ERDEM
 
 The gorgeous 13-piece limited-edition  NARS x Erdem Collection , 'Strange Flowers'

The gorgeous 13-piece limited-edition NARS x Erdem Collection, 'Strange Flowers'

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 A trip to the  Erdem London Store  in Mayfair

A trip to the Erdem London Store in Mayfair

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 Back at the  Rosewood London  before leaving for our flight home

Back at the Rosewood London before leaving for our flight home

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 In-room lunch of fish & chips and cappuccino

In-room lunch of fish & chips and cappuccino

NARS and Erdem are both brands that have the ability to transport you to another world. I attended my first London Fashion Week in February for the unveil of the NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection, and it was an exquisite experience. I lust over all the Erdem pieces that Barneys carries and the collaboration with H&M last fall was one of the most beautiful I've seen. When I learned of this exclusive collaboration with NARS, I was overjoyed to be a part of the global launch event! The trip felt like a dream, with each detail very well considered. Our stay at the elegant Rosewood London paralleled the story of romance, the runway show and dinner at the National Portrait Gallery felt like we were part of a secret society, and the fitting at the Erdem Store the next morning in Mayfair all followed a lovely narrative that told a cohesive story of culture, fashion, and art.

The name of the collection 'Strange Flowers' speaks to the designer's signature nostalgia and bold femininity, which is also both ethereal and slightly surreal. Each of the products is encased in one of three original floral prints specially created by the designer, and from the specifically chosen Pantone color (the pale blue matches the blue in his stores!) to the velvety soft-touch texture of the packaging, it feels extremely special. The shades are also very flattering and translates into a type of "Erdem romantic look." The new formulations are really unique as well, especially the Lip Powders. The blush in "Loves Me Not," lipstick in "Bloodflower" and highlighter stick in "White Phlox" are my favorites from the collection. I can't wait for you to try!

Thank you again to NARS and Erdem for having me.

Erdem for NARS Strange Flowers collection launches April 12, 2018 at NARS Boutiques and narscosmetics.com.

Photos by Hoon Kim and I

In collaboration with NARS and Erdem; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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