16 September 2014

Opening of the Jimmy Choo Townhouse

I've been lucky enough to get some lovely event and venue invitations thanks to this blog. I'm not quite sure how that happened but I appreciate every single one of them. Every now and again, though, there's a special one that arrives in the form of an email or a letter through the door. One that makes my tummy flip a little.

 Just like when I received an event invitation from Jimmy Choo!

Jimmy Choo; my favourite shoe designer. The beautiful white sandals I got married in. The Swarovski jewelled ankle boots I jumped for joy at finding in Bicester Village. The brand I named my dog after!

Sunday was the opening of the expanded and renovated store on New Bond Street. With three whole floors full of dreamy shoes and luxury bags, the event promised its guests champagne and afternoon tea. 

What was not to love?

As I walked over the JC threshold, the first display I saw was the limited edition Candy bags. With a red phone box design, they were specially created to celebrate the opening of the new store. They're certainly a bold and patriotic statement piece. I often wish I could buy clutch bags that cute and small but to be honest, I always have far too much stuff! Where on earth would I put my camera?

I was offered a glass of champagne and presented with a selection of divine canap├ęs.

You may recognise the cake designs and plates from the Berkeley Hotel Fashionista Afternoon Tea

They were truly delicious; as good as they look. The scones were fabulous too! Jimmy Choo officially do great afternoon tea.

The invitation to the event had no plus one so I arrived alone, initially feeling a little out of place amongst all the trendy fashion bloggers. These uneasy feelings were short-lived though and before long I was mingling and we were lusting together over the stunning shoes and bags surrounding us.

Here are a few of my personal favourites...

I so rarely see any creations in Jimmy Choo I wouldn't be over the moon to own. They get the combination of glamour and elegance just right.

Of course, I wore a pair of my own Choos for the occasion. It was only right!

As a proud Essex girl, I always feel very at home in white stilettos!

On the ground floor there were three girls from Nars providing complimentary manicures. I had to get involved! I chose a colour that perfectly matched my jacket. 

Shoes, bags, cakes and champagne - a few of my favourite things all in one place! Inevitably, I had a fantastic time and was so pleased to have been invited along.

And as if I hadn't been spoilt enough, on my way out I was handed a Jimmy Choo goodie bag. Sunglasses, perfume, Nars make-up and a few more of those wonderful biscuits. 

I returned home that night one happy and very spoilt lady!

Do you own a fabulous pair of Jimmy Choos? Any above that took your fancy? 


  1. So much glamour! Those biscuits are adoreable and I love the colour of your jacket. What a great invitation!

  2. What I wonderful event!! I would have loved to have been invited to it! I'm going to check out the new store ASAP! I was happy to see my sparkley ballet flats in your selection!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    1. I love your JC flats! Definitely on my hit list!

  3. What an awesome event to attend, who wouldn't love some Jimmy Choo eye candy.

    Where abouts in Essex are you from... I knew I liked you not only did you work in insurance but you're a fellow Essex girl!


    1. Basildon babyyyyy! Vange to be exact (just down from one of the worst zoos ever, Basildon Zoo). How about you? I didn't know you were a fellow Essex girl either! x

  4. What a fun event! You look fabulous!

  5. This looks incredible! So much glitter, it's like girl heaven!

    C x
    Lux Life Blog

  6. I am VERY VERY jealous! This looks like the best event ever! Lucky lady - all those shoes are amazing too. Especially the ones with the black lace around the ankle.

    Also, where is your jacket from? I'm lusting after it!

    Katie <3

    1. I know, I was so lucky :) Thank you, the jacket is actually from LK Bennett, I bought it last year. Just had a check on the website and they don't seem to have any in pink this season sadly x

  7. I love the ballet flats - so , so pretty and you also look very happy and pretty too C !!!

    Sometimes it's good to be pushed and go to events by yourself because you never know who you can start chatting away to and who you'll make new friends with !! Plus, champagne is always a delicious nerve settler ;)

  8. Looks like such an amazing event. I love the black shoe with the black lace, very pretty. Such delicious looking canapes too!


  9. Can you say jealous?! I would have died! :) Gorgeous pictures and shoes! Fun post!

    XO Chloe
    A Latte Lipstick

  10. Looks amaaazing! So lucky :) xx



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