I was very kindly invited to the press launch celebrating Azendi's latest store opening on the gorgeous Kings Road in London. Azendi is a gorgeous chain of jewellery stores across the UK. Kings Road is its twentieth store.
And well, how glad am I? It was so much fun! I took my lovely friend, Manda, along and we both had such a brilliant time.
For a start, all the girls that work there are absolute darlings. They were so so nice and you could tell that they had all worked really hard preparing for this evening. The hard work really paid off.
We were greeted the second we walked in the door and given champagne cocktails. They had me at hello! And look at these beautiful cupcakes.
|Yum. Forgot to eat one though!|
Manda instantly fell in love with the first ring she laid eyes on, a Shaun Leane creation, and then proceeded to lust after it for the rest of the night. When we discovered that the man himself was there, we decided that she just had to buy it. Who cares that she was supposed to be cutting up her credit cards!? Anyway, I'll tell you about that in a bit.
The store itself is beautiful. Gorgeous decor, gorgeous furniture, gorgeous lighting. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Can you tell I liked it?
|Me liking the shop. And wearing my new Vanessa Bruno Athe skirt from the Outnet|
Shirt - Old
Socks, Primark (!)
We browsed though the whole shop. Such a stunning collection of must-have jewellery. Tried on some Triwa watches (super cute by the way) and ate the yummiest canapes washed down with more of the loveliest cocktails, made to order by the sweetest barman. I am aware that the superlative adjectives are getting out of control but I just can't help it!
|Oh no. What has she spotted now?!|
|More stuff she wants!|
|Me and the tortoise shell Triwa watch|
|My arm and the tortoise shell Triwa watch|
So while I am trying to stuff more canapes, Manda keeps dragging me back to THE RING. Goodness! Can the girl not think of anything else to talk about??! She's completely in love with it, bless her.
So we go and have another look and guess what!? Standing right by the case that houses THE RING is THE DESIGNER!! Shaun Leane himself is there to help Azendi launch their gorgeous new store.
Manda pounces. All sorts of questions about his inspiration, his design process, his view on which one (the gold, the silver) suited Manda the most, which one he liked the best! Bless him. He helped as much as he could but obviously he liked them all. He did design them after all.
|Manda trying to pretend that Shaun Leane bangle is hers!|
|"Which one do you like best Shaun darling?!"|
Manda was so cute. She couldn't quite cope with her excitement. The absolute second she walked into Azendi, she spotted this ring, needed this ring, and now she was interrogating the designer of the ring!
So using photos and the opinions of just about anyone she could get involved, she decided on the silver. Good choice I say.
|Manda's new pride and joy|
What a relief. Decision made. Manda went to make the purchase. Sean tried to get away. Manda's not the only girl in the world who wants to speak to him you know. And he did get away but not for long. Manda decided Sean needed to be present while she actually completed the transaction and Sean kindly obliged. Look!
|The happy couple!|
|I love Shaun's Marc Jacobs specs|
We had so much fun. The store is absolutely gorgeous and I've had Manda on the phone already today telling me which Shaun Leane pieces she wants next!
|Cheers! All the lovely Azendi girls, Nancy from Shaun Leane and us|
Thanks Azendi and a special thanks to Shaun.