A glittering event at Swarovski Crystallized.

The Swarovski Crystalized flagship store, on Great Marlborough Street, London, was the scene of a fabulous, sparkly party last week. This event was held as part of the 30 days of Fashion and Beauty event. And Fashion-Mommy was on hand to bring you all the gossip and pictures.

The store, for those who have never visited, is a bright and shiny palace in which to worship the beautiful Swarovski jewels. On two levels, the top floor contains a chic bar and seating area, complete with the most gorgeous silver seating I have ever seen. Each  specially invited guest was given tickets for drinks, this being sparkling Prosecco complete with raspberries and blueberries. A DJ was playing a storming set, which helped set the scene for a glamorous and fun party evening.

There was so much to do during the party. The store is filled with the most beautiful jewels that suit all tastes. I was attending with Dawn, my best friend and also a bride-to-be who  had totally fallen in love with the new Karen Millen range, which would be absolutely perfect for her upcoming nuptials. The lovely staff were very helpful in helping her to track down the earrings in question.

Bride to be Dawn on those fab seats!

I’m a magpie who has a natural attraction to sparkling things, so I was totally in my element amongst all  the glitz. With the added incentive of 15% off all purchases, and wonderful goody bags containing a Swarovski t-shirt and Benefit Cosmetic goodies, it was hard to resist spoiling yourself with a glorious piece of jewellery. I opted for the goldtone Baroque necklace, which is Oh so Pretty!

baroque necklace £54 Click to visit www.swarovski-crystallized.com


There was also fun to be had in trying on the fabulous jewellery and then playing Cover Girl on a photo-shoot set. You could choose from some of the newest pieces of Swarovski Crystallized, and then pose for your own publicity shot. Unfortunately, we didn’t take it all that seriously, as you can see from our shot below!


It was a fabulous evening that was glittering and shiny, a little bit like the crystals themselves!


Sex and the City

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When you think of Sex and The City chic, Cannock on a Wednesday night doesn’t instantly spring to mind. But Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda would’ve been in their fashion element last night as the the charity Newlife hosted a night of high fashion and style at the Bank Bar and Lounge.

Sex and the City style was the theme for the evening.  The cosmopolitan’s were flowing thanks to the special 2 for one discount. Candi Statons classic ‘You got the love’ was playing in the background, reminding everyone of the final Sex in the City episode, where Carrie finally got her dream man Mr Big. But for all the stylish ladies in the room, the main draw were the fabulous array of clothes, shoes and accessories that were on sale at very special prices.

The fashionista's scan the rails for bargains.

There was a gorgeous selection of evening dresses in a range of styles, from ‘short and sexy’ to ‘full length and fabulous.’ Top High Street names Karen Millen, River Island, Monsoon and Coast were on offer at the most amazing prices. I bought a beautiful monochrome cocktail dress for just £20, and this seemed to be the average price for a dress, approximately 70% cheaper than the original High Street price. The size range was also good, with dresses from size 6 to 24 available on the night.

As well as the amazing dresses, the discerning fashionista could also pick up an accessorize beaded bag for £3, with bags from Harrods, Karen Millen and Monsoon also there to purchase. The shoes were glorious. Remember the newly groomed Kerry Katona wearing head to toe Karen Millen recently. Her much admired £180 shoes were on sale for less than £30. Unfortunately these were not my size, but I did get a fabulous pair of nude Karen Millen shoes for just £12.

Heather from BDF NEWLIFE did a sterling job on the night.

There were accessories in abundance. River Island watches for just £10. Tommy and Kate brand new boxed sunglasses for £5. A range of jewellery including long strands of beads and assorted necklaces for £3. Perhaps the best, and certainly the sweetest, bargain on offer on the night were the pretty beaded and diamante headbands and tiaras – just £1. These were perfect for an evening out, or just to add a bit of sparkle to an everyday outfit. Before the evening was out, almost every fashionista had purchased at least one, with many wearing them straight away!

A great key to the success and enjoyment of the night were the stylish staff and volunteers from NEWLIFE  itself.  They did an amazing  job on the night, modelling many of the fab dresses and working relentlessly to sell as much stock as possible.

Sarah from Newlife modelling one of the amazing dresses on sale.

A great night was had by all, with the fashionista’s leaving laden down with goodies. It was a great idea to hold a fashion/shopping and cocktails night, all to raise money for charity. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud!

For more information about  NEWLIFE, visit the website www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Kerry Katona's shoes on offer at the BDF NEWLIFE Sex and the City Night.