After the previous evening’s exploits I felt none too fresh come Wednesday morning but with four hours of lectures and two really rather fabulous events to attend, lounging on the sofa was not an option. Thanks to the power triple-shot iced lattes I made it through the morning and by the time I arrived at Sloane Square, was feeling considerably better. And it was lucky I did because Kate Spade‘s Creative Director, Deborah Lloyd had jetted over from New York especially to host an exclusive tea party in celebration of the Chelsea Flower show, to which I had been lucky enough to snag an invite. Kate Spade’s Symonds Street store is always lovely but on this occasion, it was utterly picturesque. The sartorial delights on show were complimented by stunning floral displays and a bevvy of gorgeous attendees including Zara Martin and Sunday Girl AKA Jade Williams who’d been enlisted to DJ for the occasion. Other well dressed guests included Little Boots, Nisha and Amber of The Broken Hearts and television presenter, Zoe Hardman.
In between sampling the gourmet delicacies on offer and studiously avoiding the champagne – in my experience, when you start drinking before 6pm things tend to go downhill rapidly – I got stuck in to browsing the rails and compiling a mental wish list which consisted of pretty much the entire collection. By the time I said my goodbyes it was clear to me that Kate Spade New York is going to become a MAJOR obsession.
Love Ella. X