You may remember Kate Spade New York’s Chelsea soiree from my post about the event last year. Having not realised that this was an annual affair, I was delighted to get the invite again this year and had a spring in my step (and a mega urge to splurge) as I headed to the brand’s Chelsea store tucked away amid the leafy loveliness of Symonds Street.
In retrospect, last Thursday was an All American day for me. First up was an appointment at GANT’s Regents Street store where I was shown through the Hamptons tastic SS13 collection and cooed over crisp chinos and plaid shirts. After that I headed back to the J.Crew pop-up for an intimate bloggers lunch followed by another look at the collection. Then finally it was over to West London to finish the afternoon enjoying champagne and cake while immersing myself in the colour popping world of Kate Spade New York… Preppy perfection.
Anyone who’s read my New York Fashion Week reports will know that I absolutely, completely and utterly adore this label. As someone with a magpie like attraction for all things bright, polkadot or sparkly, any Kate Spade store is my idea of heaven. In between snacking on smoked salmon sandwiches and trying to restrain myself from buying everything in the shop, I spied Donna Air, Martha Ward and Camilla Rutherford browsing the collection. Despite the tender hour of 4pm, London’s usual fashion party faces were out in force and Amber Atherton, Caroline Flack, Olivia Grant and Angela Scanlon also made an appearance.
Kate Spade Creative Director, Debra Lloyd & Donna Air
Sophie Sumner & Angela Scanlon
Amber Atherton & Caroline Flack
While I could happily have stayed all evening (Kate Spade clothes, champagne and cupcakes… hello perfection) I had deadlines to meet and about a zillion unread emails to go through so all too soon it was time to head back home. I did however, decide to treat myself to a super cute purple polkadot wallet… Then I snapped up the matching phone cover too because, well, how could I resist?
Love Ella. X