Monday, November 14, 2011

Bare Beaunz : Tamsin

Tamsin Marshall of

If Tamsin wasn't so darned lovely, I wouldn't like her at all! Besides being ridiculously, naturally pretty, she has a cool off-beat style that's almost impossible to define or copy, and runs her own sassy online beauty bible, Beauty GossThe industry in New Zealand is tiny and competitive, but Tamsin has always been generous with her time and advice. I caught up with Tamsin (and her hilarious, nearly-3year old dynamo Coco) for a quick Bare Beaunz.

I just bought...?
Current/Elliot skinny jeans in a dark denim wash, and I just ordered the Carine Roitfeld book from Amazon.

I'm about to buy...?
The Mulberry Alexa satchel. I have been uuming and aahing over it for ages, and have decided I need a tan handbag in my life that can handle all the wipes, toys and other paraphernalia.

I wish I could buy...?
Kate Moss has done a jewelry collection for Fred, and in one of the campaign shots she has three diamond earrings in one ear; an anchor, a moon and a star. They’re amazing and I really want them.

When I was a kid I wanted to be...?
A ballerina and a teacher. I travelled a lot with my parents as a kid, and when I was 5 years old I saw these cancan dancers at Knotts Berry Farm. I thought they were so glamorous and beautiful. I have danced my whole life and did cheerleading in my early 20s, but I never wanted to do it professionally. I taught a bit of dancing but realised it wasn’t what I wanted to do and moved on. I think I wanted to be a teacher because I like being bossy.

My fashion sense at school was...?
I was popular in the sense that I had lots of friends but I definitely wasn’t in the cool crowd. I went through an op shopping phase in 7th form and one of my yearbook comments was that I was most likely to be a fashion designer for the homeless.

If I had one wish it would be....?
I’d really like to be able to paint.

The last time I (really) laughed was…?
The other night with my girlfriends. We have a recipe club where we get together, and of course end up talking about our kids and husbands and life in general. Somehow it is just really fun and so hilarious.

My secret pleasure is...?
At the end of the day, once Coco is in bed, I love to lie on the sofa with a glass of wine and flick through a magazine. To be able to do that feels truly amazing.

If I died tomorrow I would be remembered for...?
Hopefully my kindness, and my cheese platters.

1 comment:

Megan Robinson said...

Yay go Tamsin. Can't wait to see the Alexa satchel...