Last night I had the privilege of being invited as a VIP guest (along with 50 other VIP bloggers) to the official launch party for Marks and Spencer. This is the first time Marks and Spencer will be entering the Australian market and it will be through their online channel.
The launch party was hosted in the most beautiful real estate in Woollahra. Ashton House at 5 Attunga Street boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an extravagant garden and pool. Upon entering we were greeted by champagnes and an M&S sign. Marija greeted us at the door and we were escorted inside the house where we were told to pick what we would like engraved on our special teapots. The teapot was part of our gift bag from Marks & Spencer but they wanted to make it extra special by letting us engrave anything we wanted on the pot. For my pot I chose to engrave “Marks & Spencer loves Mandy Arisa” (so that I can remember this day).
This was my first time attending a Sydney based fashion event and it was really great to meet local fashionistas like Andrea from Leather and Lattes and Tina from Trash to Treasured. Networking with other like minded bloggers and fashionistas was definitely the high of the night for me (well that and the amazing Percy Pig lollies!).
After the initial hour of mingling we were greeted by Kate Waterhouse, Nadia Fairfax and Rebecca Judd (our hosts) who took us on a journey of how Marks & Spencer has changed over the years. Following this we were invited to explore the top floor which had been nicely decorated in themes with tags mentioning the hosts’ favorite pieces!
Last but not least, upon leaving, we were gifted with a Marks & Spencer gift bag which contained a Shopping Links cosmetic case and luggage tags, a lipgloss, our engraved teapot, a $200 gift voucher for Marks & Spencer website and a PERCY PIG lolly bag! I’ve already ordered my pieces from the website and I cannot wait! I’ve listed what I ordered below (I can’t wait to style it):
1. Limited Edition Ankle Zip Skinny Leg Denim Jeans
2. Limited Edition High Waisted Skinny Denim Jeans
3. M&S Collection 2 Pair Pack Padded Underwired Full Cup T-Shirt Bras A-DD
4. Limited Edition Front Tie A-Line Mini Skirt