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August 22 2014

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Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Tocca’s Emma Fletcher

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Bty-Nostalgia-Emma-FletcherBeauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Emma Fletcher, Tocca creative director

The Product: “When I was a teenager growing up in Sydney, Australia, all of my friends wore Yves Saint Laurent Paris perfume. It was one of those seventies florals. My mum wore Chanel No. 5, and I think this scent reminded me a little of her perfume. I was a tomboy at the time, but when I turned 15 or 16, I got really into fashion. Another friend of mine at school was completely on my wavelength with style. We also used to wear purple and green Shiseido eye shadows, which came together in a black-and-gold compact. We’d spent a lot of time carefully blending the purple into the green on the lid. It seems insane now. I went to a really strict boarding school—with uniforms and blazers on every day—so I couldn’t wear makeup to school. But on Saturday nights, I’d put on my YSL perfume and Shiseido eye shadow before going to a party—in someone’s garage usually. I felt, like, really sophisticated! But it was a short-lived phase, since I got really into grunge when I turned 17, and that’s a whole different look!”

Photo: Courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent Parfums

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