LPA & Kate Spade New York: The Event

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Thank you so much to everyone who came along to my event with Kate Spade New York this week. I was a dizzying combination of over excited and nervous to be hosting a soirée for a brand I adore quite so much and you guys made it great.

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After a day spent running around town like a madwoman (what else is new!) I slipped into a fabulous Kate Spade NY ensemble and headed to the Westfield Centre. Amongst the polkadots, bow details and glittery delights inside I was the proverbial kid in a candy store. Had no one turned up, I could have had a perfectly fabulous evening playing dress up solo but luckily, people did. The champagne was flowing and the macaroons almost ridiculously delicious (metallic ones, genius!), perfect ingredients for indulgent enjoyment. Kate Spade’s Westfield boutique is their lesser known London branch but boy, does it have some excellent stuff on offer. Accessories are the name of the game there so that was what our event was all about.

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We were, of course, running a competition challenging guests to style themselves up in Kate Spade NY accessories for the chance to win an unbelievably adorable handbag. I rather wished I could have awarded it to myself to be honest but that would have been cheating and thoroughly unfair, especially given how many of you rose to the occasion and accessorised so beautifully. There was certainly no shortage of outfit enhancers to choose from in every shade under the rainbow and it was really interesting to see how people put them together differently.

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Some went down the more-is-more route, layering up statement jewellery and colour popping clutches, others kept things simple with slim bangles and sleek leather tote bags. If I could, I would have rewarded everyone with a bag (and kept one for myself, obvs) but there can only be one winner. And I’m delighted to announce that said winner is the lovely Naaj Rona (below) who went for a colour combination of red, white and blue (one of my personal faves) and boldly clashed it with her own rather fabulous pink jacket. Doubled up arm candy is big news this season and I loved how she paired the cross body Abbie with a super cute coin purse, a look I may well be replicating myself sometime soon.

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In between all the styling there was mingling, drinking and a whole lot of instagramming. All in all, it was a really lovely and thoroughly enjoyable evening not to mention, an absolute delight to meet lots of you. Congratulations Naaj Rona, your Bow Terrace Justine handbag is on its way to you!

Love Ella. X

Images by Holly McGlynn

9 Thoughts on LPA & Kate Spade New York: The Event

  1. Looks like such a beautiful evening, shame I didn’t make it!
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  2. Deb says:

    I so enjoyed reading that message exchange with the winner! She sounds so lovely!

  3. Naaj Rona says:

    Thank you and sorry to bother you.

  4. Naaj Rona says:

    Are you serious??? That can’t be right. I seriously cannot believe that. I had already received my present which was meeting you. I was so happy to see you that I did not even pay much attention to the macaroons 🙂 LOL

    You looked million dollars in the outfit and I cannot wait to see you again, hopefully soon.

    I don’t know how to Thank You. Feel like I’m giving an oscar speech Jesus Christ. Thank you so much.

    • Ella Catliff says:

      My absolute pleasure, you styled it beautifully! You can go into the Westfield store and collect it whenever you want. Don’t forget to tweet me a pic! xxx

      • Naaj Rona says:

        Thank you so much Ella. I was thinking of collecting the bag tomorrow as I’m flying out to India on Wednesday and coming back towards the end of May.

        Do I need to take anything with me when I go to collect? Thank you so much once again.

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