I was lucky enough to experience both the magnificent Bvlgari store breakfast and opening at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast last week. The Wedding Series, a luxury wedding planning and bridal concierge service, showcased their magnificent “Love Story” exhibition as part of the event. The preview captures inspiring love stories of renowned Australian couples, wearing some of the unique and timeless Bvlgari pieces.
It was the first time I had entered the magnificent award winning store, designed by architect Peter Marino. It’s one of three stores in the world with the new design and every inch is sheer perfection. Everything from the imported Italian marble, enormous large windows and almond parquetry floor. Special touches like the Condotti eight pointed star, connecting the boutique to it’s history, meaning “all roads lead to Rome”. The store’s manager Michael Elek and staff were so passionate about the brand’s heritage and this enthusiasm was infectious.
The Italian jewellry brand has been producing exquisite pieces since 1884. It really differentiates itself from other brands with a focus on coloured stones and the whilst still offering classic pieces, their designs are bold and easily recognisable. The craftsmanship is of the highest standard and each masterpiece oozes quality and luxury.
I particularly loved the striking Serpenti collection and was lucky enough to try a few pieces on. The first Bvlgari Serpenti was created in 1940 and now has been rebirthed in 2016, encapsulating the magnetism of the snake. “Focused on the captivating nature of the eyes; the hypnotic gaze of a serpent, or of a beautiful woman, can hold a power as incomparable as it is unconquerable. ” Some of the powerful words from the latest look book describing this offering.
For the breakfast I wore a Joie lace dress and Jimmy Choo heels. Photo by Aicha Robertson.
Ruby Tuesday Mathews wearing one of the beautiful Bvlgari pieces in the Love Story exhibition.
For the evening I wore J Brand flares and Cami with a Nolita sequin jacket (past season). Pictured her with some pieces from the Serpenti collection. Photo by Yvette Hardy.
The Wedding Series brought the boutique to life with it’s impeccable world class styling. Blooms adorned the tables and spilled over the cabinets, gold leaf 60 degree eggs, perfect pastries and champagne was served. They were truly magical events that captured the essence of the iconic Italian jewelry brand and their beautiful editorial imagery of the featured love stories.
I’m so glad they cover all events, we have our youngest daughter’s Christening coming up and being our last baby, I think we’ll have to call in the big guns to make it extra special!