VIP Fabulous Garden Party: Mallory Court
Eighty women from Leamington Spa and the surrounding area mingled with famous jewellery designers and friends at Mallory Court for our annual Garden Party. With special guests from trend-setting jewellery brands Chlobo, Chavin and Nikki Lissoni as well as designer Chris Lewis.
Jo Stroud, owner of Fabulous designer jewellery store in the Royal Priors, and store manager Laura Caves welcomed the guests who arrived at midday for Pimm’s. Jo said: “We believe all the collections that we stock at Fabulous have three things in common: they are beautifully designed, well-made, and very wearable.
“Today is a chance to play with the jewellery, try it on – it’s a very different environment to a shop, with no glass cabinets, no locked doors – so have some fun!
“The Garden Party is about showcasing the diverse range of what we stock, and letting you meet the people and faces behind the designs.”
Chris explained that his current collection is inspired by natural sources. He said: "I'm inspired by organic things such as the pollen that comes out of a flower or shells that I see on a beach. I design for people who want to wear jewellery every day, whether it's at work or in the evening. The women who wear my jewellery have their own sense of style and are beautiful and elegant. It's wonderful to meet some of my customers today and I'm really enjoying my time in Leamington Spa."
Simon Ogilve Harris, owner of ethical brand Chavin, also attended. All of Chavin's jewellery is crafted in Peru and the manufacturer provides life insurance and health checks for its employees.
Jo continued, "I'm also thrilled to have JB Bodenhausen from Dutch designer Nikki Lissoni here. This is the must have collection of the year and is selling extremely well. Nikki has cleverly come up with the perfect composeable necklace design, you can create your own necklace and change the design over and over again by simply changing the coin. Choose between Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and Silver chains of different lengths and small or large coins and carriers and create several different looks easily.
Lauren Pope is the brand ambassador for Nikki Lissoni, so you will see Lauren and her TOWIE friends in the press wearing the necklaces. We're very excited to stock the Nikki Lissoni range and are sure it's going to be a huge hit this Summer."
Other brands that were represented included Daisy, Lola Rose, Brave Designs, Jorge Revilla, Missoma and Flower Jewellery.
Guests were seated alongside the designers to eat a three course lunch, providing plenty of opportunity to swap style advice and hear about design inspiration and current trends.
There was plenty of time to look at the jewellery and explore the gardens in the sunshine. Everyone left with a Fabulous goody bag.