Paris is the city of love so where better to launch Chloe's new fragrance named Love than the fashion house's home city? Brazilian supermodel Raquel Zimmerman - the epitome of the Chloe girl - charmed journalists as the face of the fragrance and was every bit the charming ambassador. 'I just love the outfit I wore when I opened the Chloe A/W 10 show so I'm hoping they'll give it to me,' she joked as we gossiped about her fashion and beauty must/lust-haves; 'I have the signature blue Chloe shirt that I wore in the last campaign and I just love it, it's timeless.' And when Raquel's in Paris she heads straight for the Clarins Institute for a facial (not that she needs it with skin like hers!) But back to fragrance, she obviously loves (!) the new Chloe perfume (which was inspired by the delicate scent of an old Coty face powder) and as 'she's 27 years old and feels grown up', the scent makes her feel like a women.
Later that evening as we gathered for the launch party, black and white photos of Raquel, reminiscent of the 70's, dominated the venue as the model joined us in an open-top classic Mercedes - her signature Chloe loose waved hair bouncing in the warm Paris air. Just fabulous!
- Lauren Murdoch Smith in Paris