There can’t be many things more frustrating to a beauty blogger than finding gorgeous, gorgeous products that you cannot get images of. Just off the King’s Road in London is the brand new Mary Quant shop with some stunning make up pieces. Absolutely stunning. So, armed with my blackberry camera I stepped inside and asked if I could take some pictures. “Sorry, it’s not allowed”. Okay. “So, who can I talk to about getting some press images?” “We don’t do any press. Well, you could ask the manager but she’s in a meeting. I’ve worked here for four years and we’ve never done any press.”
Okaay. Fine. That’s absolutely their perogative, but it’s the first beauty brand I have ever come across that actually couldn’t be bothered to do any press at all. I didn’t even dare mention the blog! So, all the pics you see here are taken from the Japanese website that I’ve kind of navigated around to find the goodies. The one thing I saw in the shop that I can’t find an image for is a gorgeous white palette with black and red imagary of a London scene. But anything you see here can be mail ordered from the London shop. I’m not giving the phone number – they don’t want any publicity, remember.
The Mary Quant license is held by Mary Quant Cosmetics Japan Ltd who have over 200 stores in Japan selling cosmetics rumoured to generate around £95m a year. London has just one store. Seems like there’s a PR opportunity going begging.