Sunday, 31 October 2010

My MANy Bags News #282

Below: Marni Store Opening Cocktail Party this Friday, 29 Oct 2010, with limited edition bags
to commemorate the occasion...

Below: Consuelo graced the event personally...and beautiful Mediacorp actresses all dressed to impress were also present to lend their star appeal!:-P Love those graphic Marni dresses!

Below: Nice belts and brooches...anyone did retail therapy that night?

Below: Happy guests shopping and sipping champagne...:-)

Below: Consuelo looking relaxed and happy, same for the guests who brought home a goodie bag too!

Below: Glamour is the word for all Gucci parties, especially new store opening at Marina Bay Sands!

Below: Spanking new store with bright and glistening interiors lined with many Gucci merchandise... The crocodile Bamboo bag is a head turner! Gorgeous!

Below: Store exclusive chain strap sling bags in eye catching colours... A wall with a whole range of Gucci Bamboo Bags... it's time to shop!

Below: 29 October also marks the opening of the 'Bamboo Retrospective' exhibition which lets you have an insight into this iconic handbag in fashion history...

Below: Highlights of the evening... meeting beautiful and friendly Jeanette Aw and the gorgeous Brazilian model whom I raved about at Dior MBS Opening... Meet Christopher (right) who spots sexy facial hair now...:-) (Thank you Bagaholicboy for taking the pic!)

29 October: It's An Auspicious Store Opening Day!

Yes, not only is last Friday my birthday...but it seemed to be an auspicious day for brands to celebrate their store openings as well:-) Gucci and Marni both had their new store openings at Marina Bay Sands and Paragon Shopping Mall respectively on this very special day.

I was privileged to be invited for both glamourous events, however, due to the conflicting schedule, we arrived late for Marni. Nonetheless, we still had a blast frolicking the many quirky pieces of talented Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni while sipping champagne:-)

Here's pictures of what has transcended before our arrival.... a well attended event with Consuelo gracing the occasion personally and our 3 beautiful Mediacorp celebrities adding that extra sparkle with their star appeal! Guests were also happy with their goodie bag (I wonder what is inside!:-P) and being able to savour in person the many delectable fashion goodies in the new Marni store. (Check out those brooches! I like!)
As for Gucci, the Marina Bay Sands store was all decked out in full glamour to await the many impeccably dressed guests that attended the event. Champagnes and canapes flowed thru the evening while we happily fondled the 'STAR' bag of the evening, the Gucci Bamboo Bag, a reinterpretation of the classic design by Frida Giannini, now made even more glamourous and contemporary for the modern women.

The night also marked the opening of the travelling 'Bamboo Retrospective Exhibition' which traces the history of this iconic bag. The exhibition will take you on a journey to view vintage products from Gucci's own archives, together with archive photography of personalities, including Ingrid Bergman and Vanessa Redgrave, carrying the Bamboo throughout the years.

This unique exhibition lets you learn about the story of this iconic bag, its place in fashion history, while at the same time, being able to enjoy the "New Bamboo", a 21st century version of this classic handbag made relevant by Gucci's Creative Director, Frida Giannini.

2 highlights of the evening, of course, number 1, has to be meeting local mediacorp actress Jeanette Aw who in person and on screen is equally beautiful, with a friendly personality to match. She gladly obliged to picture taking sessions with our whole 'blogging entourage'!:-P So gracious and approachable:)

I also caught up once again with the cute male model from Dior Homme (now spotting facial hair! So man!)....and ever so cute. Now I know he is from Brazil and named Christopher:-P Even got a picture with him. Hello Christopher!

Thank you to Gucci and Club 21 for the gracious invites. May both stores enjoy huge success and make Singapore the fashion and shopping destination that will see our luxury retail future a super bright one!

Source: myMANybags, Club21 Global


Shane Bailey said...

I can't believe Consuelo would attend the even herself, given her very low key personality. Marni's my favorite brand for women !!!

freshmess said...

Oh Christopher! Swoon!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yes Mark, I faint too...hahaha.