Founding Australia’s premier destination for luxury international and Australian fashion boutiques in 2001, Parlour X, Eva curates our best collection of international and local brands and gives endless support to our emerging Australian designers. We took a quick moment to chat to Eva about the transformative power of a weekly blow dry, the skin rejuvenating properties of a double dose of salmon oil daily, and her real love of a fresh face in the morning. MGx
What is the first thing that you do in the morning?
I’m an early riser so it begins with processing and reviewing all overnight emails and correspondence, as well as planning my agenda for the day or week ahead.
What is your morning skincare regime?
I use a face cleaner in the shower followed by La Mer's Ultimate Crème de La Mer. I love a fresh face with lots of moisture.
What is your evening skincare regime?
I use a Lancôme eye makeup remover and La Mer toner to clean my face. Since being introduced to La Mer over ten years ago, it’s become a ritual to lather the Crème de La Mer on my face, neck, décolletage and hands.
What’s the last thing that you do before going to sleep?
After readying my two daughters for bed, I’m usually on my laptop corresponding with all my international suppliers in Paris and Milan while the latest HBO series plays in the background.
What are the three skincare products you can’t be without?
Crème de La Mer, Crème de La Mer UltraRich and Renaissance de La Mer by La Mer.
What are the three makeup products that you can’t be without?
Chanel Tinted Moisturiser, Mascara and Eyeliner as well as Shu Uemura Eyelash curler.
Favourite body products?
I enjoy body products by Jo Malone London and fragrances by Comme des Garçon.
Do you have any favourite skin or beauty secrets or tricks?
I place a lot of importance in overall presentation and grooming an invest in frequent hair treatments and blow-dries, as well as weekly light therapy treatments at Melanie Grant.
Favourite tips for travelling?
As I’m on a plane up to six times a year for buying trips which means 12 x 24 hours’ flights just for work, travelling has become second nature. Layering is important as is keeping my skin and body hydrated.
How do you maintain your skin whilst travelling?
Lots of water and eye cream. I also love to visit two of my favourite spas when I’m on my buying trips; The Armani/SPA in Milan and Mandarin Oriental in Paris. Pure indulgence.
What’s your everyday makeup regime?
I like to be fresh-faced with a bold eye or lip. Lots of mascara and refined black eyeliner is a bit of trademark and something that’s quick for me to achieve.
What regular treatments do you have to maintain your complexion?
Regular treatments and prescribed facials by Melanie Grant.
What does your diet look like on a day to day basis?
Always vegetarian. I do however take delight in a spot of chocolate.
Do you take any supplements?
Yes, I take eight different vitamins including a double dose of salmon oil and vitamin E everyday.
I’ve always admired the beauty approach of Parisian women; effortless and subtle.
Plans for 2018?
2018 has been a big year of evolution for Parlour X with many fun, content collaborations, events and announcements. We’ve introduced new atelier contemporary brands like Delpozo, Cedric Charlier, Carven and Bodice Studio. More to see!
What’s one thing that all women should own?
A Céline hand bag - practical and impeccably crafted.
Tea or coffee?
I’ve converted to tea.
Heels or flats?
Both but if I had to pick one – heel.
If I were a cocktail I would be…
Favourite piece of clothing that you own?
I’ve amassed extraordinary pieces but I always go back to my Comme des Garçon Russian doll embroidered over-coat. Day to day I wear Loewe, Céline and Balenciaga.
Bright orange for a bold lip.
Clare Press’ – Wardrobe Crisis.
Clare Press’ podcast sessions.
Taking time to surface from bed and having family time on the weekends.
I need… more sleep!
I want…. more time!