We Chat to Cristina Re about All Things Mother’s Day & Her Limited Edition Target Home & Body Collection
Target Australia have collaborated with Australian designer, Cristina Re, to create a beautiful range of home, hand and body products just in time for Mother’s Day. The affordably decadent Bath & Body Collection, Peacock Garden, have been beautifully designed by the well known stationery and homewares designer and feature an assortment of home scents, soaps, bath crystals, and hand and body lotions and they are delicious!
The collection is inspired by the freshness of a Spring Garden and features stylish packaging using Christina’s hand illustrated patterns and comes in three fragrances (Pomegranate & Lychee, Amber Rose and Mandarin + Passionfruit) and most importantly, the collection uses natural and gentle ingredients, contains no parabens, SLES (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate) or PEGS (Polyethylene Glycols) and are not tested on animals and therefore is gentle on the skin.
The Peacock Garden Collection also includes a lovely journal, fragrance diffusers, and scented soywax candles in frosted glassware for the home which are just so pretty. We are always impartial to the scent of Rose but we loved the particularly loved the decadent and refreshing scent of Pomegranate & Lychee. The creams are incredibly light but hydrating as they soak straight into the skin leaving them feeling soft and supple. The body wash lathers up a treat with it’s luxurious scent leaving you feeling clean and fresh ready to start or end your day. The soaps are perfect for visitors or what we love to do is put them in our underwear draws! This collection is the perfect gift even for yourself not only because the packaging is exquisite, but it’s not expensive either.
We were lucky enough to speak to Cristina to find out a little bit more about the lovely collection:
Sassi: Congratulations on a beautiful range, how did the collaboration come about?
Cristina: Target approached me to design the range as they were looking to associate themselves with other recognized Australian designers that have a wide fan base and following. With the Peacock Garden range, Target wanted me to design something stylish and feminine for Mothers Day which was also the ultimate affordable indulgence.
Sassi: What was your inspiration for the range?
Cristina: My inspiration behind the range was to create something centered on my love of gardens that also contained pretty florals and my favorite animal motif, the beautiful and iconic peacock, which I incorporate in many of my paper designs. My inspiration behind the three fragrances in three pretty colour choices was my favorite personal blend of flora and fruits, containing hints of rose, jasmine, summer flowers and fruity fragrances.
Sassi: What does the fragrance remind you of?
Cristina: The fragrances are inspired by my own personal favorite blends of florals and fruits. They are made up of a range of my favorites; being lychee, mandarin, pomegranate and passion fruit. The scents remind me of stepping into a beautiful European enchanted flower orchard surrounded by elegant peacocks, flourishing flora and fauna.
Sassi: Do you have any favorite products from the collection?
Cristina: My favorite product from the collection would have to be the body wash and hand lotion, because the beautiful scents linger all day and leave a lasting impression. They have a stimulating and sensual fragrance, reminding me of summer flowers and fruit. They also contain no parabans, SLE’s or PEGS which are gentle for the skin and are not tested on animals.
Sassi: What are you doing for your Mum this Mother’s Day?
Cristina: I will certainly be spending Mother’s Day with my mum and spoiling her with an indulgent high tea. In Collingwood we have our very own concept store and high tea salon called Where a Girl Goes. For Mother’s Day we intend to be spoiling mothers and daughters at the salon. Women are encouraged to have a delightful high tea experience with exquisite French macarons, cupcakes and chocolates.
Peacock Garden by Cristina Re is priced between $6 and $30 (large gift pack) and is available now nationally in selected Target stores and online at target.com.au.
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