Friday night. The gateway to the weekend. You must choose the entry wisely… If you go too hard you spend all of Saturday in bed with a hangover, but if you do too little you feel like you’ve wasted the perfect opportunity for an adventure. This Friday combined three of my favourite things – good friends, champagne and shopping.
A Winter Affair, an event by WA designer Mauricio Alpizar was held at the Aaron McPolin studio in Claremont and featured the likes of Zamora Shoes and Rosie and Broken and art by Aaron McPolin and Liam Dee. If you’re a blog follower you’ll know I attended the launch party of the Aaron McPolin Collective a few months back and can I say the studio is looking even more wonderful. The street art inspired wall is now complete and is looking fantastic. So much colour and detail!
Grabbing a champagne on arrival, my friend K and I took a wander around the space and browsed the racks of gorgeous designer threads. Bright, trippy prints, cosy winter knits and detailed tailored pieces were available for purchase on the evening, whilst statuesque models drifted around the space in gorgeous floaty gowns and jumpsuits. Shoppers sipped on wine whilst trying on the local designers latest looks, and stylist Holly Reedman offered fashion advice to those in need.
Local jewellery label Rosie and Broken’s mini boutique featured playful, bright pops of colour, delicate whimsical bracelets and necklaces and about fifteen different items I wanted to purchase. While I didn’t plan on shopping on this particular evening, I couldn’t help but leave with a darling watermelon angel wing bracelet for myself, and a bronze skull pendent for E. Whilst examining said pendent I nearly destroyed R&B’s display by pulling over their jewellery tree. Awkward, but the perfect icebreaker to get chatting with designer and owner Sophia – what a sweetie. Crisis averted! And I went home with gorgeous goodies. A perfect start to the weekend supporting local designers. I certainly didn’t waste my Friday evening!
How did you spend your Friday night?