Last week, I was invited to attend the highly-anticipated Kailis Princess Party.
Now what on earth is a Princess Party you might ask? It’s a very special VIP event held by Kailis Jewellery, for their special clients and media people (like me!) to show off their latest jewellery designs and special collections. It’s all very special indeed.
Champagne, canapés, fresh oysters, dashing young men serving cocktails… and as much exquisite jewellery to try on as any girl could ever want.
How could I say no to an invitation like that? :)
The event did not disappoint!
The showroom was filled with a bright, natural light, which bounced off the warm wooden floors, mirrors and glass cabinets. The place was decorated with white orchids and white lilies.
It had a really lovely and natural feel about it, but still glamourous and enchanting.
Everyone gathered around the glass cabinets, nibbling on the finger food, sipping champagne, chatting and gawking at the beee-eeeautiful jewellery.
I went around taking detailed photos, hoping to capture all the beautiful moments of the event.
There was a delicious array of canapés served on round mirrors, carried by a delicious array of young men.
This pancake and smoked salmon ensemble was so yummy, that I stole one, then squirreled behind a glass cabinet to take it apart, to see what it was made of!
Then I made my way to the bar, ate waaaay too many fresh oysters, sipped a bit too much champagne and got friendly with the cocktail boys. As you do.
The showroom was jam-packed full of women! Everyone was beautifully dressed for a fancy afternoon party, and yes, everyone was adorned with their own pearls (or in my case, pears on loan from Kailis).
Walking through the crowd was like viewing a moving inspiration board on how to wear pearls and look fabulous – everything from earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
I met the gorgeous Y, who reads my blog! She was lovely to talk to, not to mention, she was styled impeccably in a black and white dress, and had very cool black caviar nail art. Hi Y!
Myself with Sarah and Mel. Who said young women can’t wear pearls!
Kailis staff members walked around the boutique, helping women try on which ever piece of jewellery that took their fancy.
At first I was a bit shy. I stood back and took photos of other people wearing the jewellery.
Then I thought – Oh what the heck, the jewellery is out of the cabinet, I may as well have a go too!
So I tried on this *incredibly stunning* cuff made from white gold, diamonds and a humungous pearl. It was a couture piece, so it was – ahem – a little expensive.
In fact everyone wanted to try this particular cuff on. We stood in an orderly queue (as orderly as one can, while a little tipsy) and it was passed ceremoniously onto the next person.
You should have heard the gasps and squeals of delight once the clasp snapped shut over each woman’s wrist haha!
Yes, it was frivolous fun, but this was a princess party yo.
By the end of the party, even I loosened up and tried on a lot more pieces. I think I tried on about 10 pieces of jewellery. It was FUN :)
Everyone was in really good spirits and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Lots of women were taking photos on their phones (of themselves wearing the pearls) and sending it to their husbands – and having a good giggle about it.
As for me, this was my ultimate princess moment haha.
A couture necklace with beautiful pearls and pink sapphires, which went perfectly with my complexion, my dress and my hair maybe?
Who knows what the magical combination was, but every other woman who caught sight of me, sighed with approval. I could feel the adoration, the admiration and the sisterhood swirling all around me.
Yup, this was the winner.
So I took a snap with my iphone and I was about to send it to my husband, but remembered that he has a dumb phone (damn!) – so I sent it to Instagram and Facebook instead, and hoped he gets the notification. (Hmm, a bit too subtle perhaps?)
Anyway, I guess the biggest lesson I took home from this experience is that – women of any age can wear pearls and look amazing. I’m a big, big fan!
Thank you Kailis for the great afternoon!
(All photos are my own. Taken with a Nikon D90 and 35mm f1.4 lens.)