Last week I attended an event at the picturesque Shepstone Gardens to celebrate Pandora jewellery and their exquisite SS16 collection. . I’m pretty sure you’re all totally familiar with the Danish jewellery brand. As far as I know there is a Pandora piece on every girl’s wishlist!
The dress code was “all white” and everyone arrived looking fresh and glowing. Against the gorgeous gardens, it was an absolutely perfect reflection of the SS16 jewels.
After walking through the Spring room, where we viewed the Spring collection in the company of (real live) fluttering butterflies, we were fed pink sushi (yes!) and snacks while we explored the stunning gardens.
We were then seated and treated to a magnificent ballet performance by the Johannesburg Ballet Theatre. The dancers began slow (like the blooming of Spring) and progressed to a faster, Summer inspired dance which brought the recital to an end. It was quite beautiful and really cemented the ambience for the rest of the evening.
The next bit was a fashion show. The jewellery was worn with a collection of white outfits created especially to showcase the collection by renowned designer Gert Johan Coetzee. The show was fantastic! The models were beautiful and ethereal (with white hair, by Boyd) in the clothes and jewels but it was all very entertaining and theatrical. Let’s just say rose petals were thrown about 😉 Gert Johan Coetzee’s outfits provided the perfect canvas to show off Pandora’s SS16 jewellery.
We then walked through the Summer room where the Pandora jewels sat amongst hundreds of stunning and bright pink flowers. The evening ended with warm conversation with the fashion family over eclairs, pink velvet cupcakes and delicious pink macarons.
I can’t say much to you about the jewellery just yet because most of it isn’t in store yet. What I can tell you though is that although the collections are new they are still timeless. Think 14k gold and sterling silver married with Murano glass and enamel, gemstones, cubic zirconia and cultured pearls. Rings are absolutely huge for SS16 and Pandora has tons of gorgeous options. You can wear them alone for a dainty look or get a few and stack them for something edgier.
The Spring collection will be in stores on March 17 so I suggest to head to your nearest Pandora and have a look.
Until next time
Love and sparkles (and jewels)