Over the past few days, the capital has been a nightmare, what with having to dress down, negotiate snow and ice, and then the slush, in wellington boots. YUCK.
So it was a real pleasure to get dressed up and walk the red carpet for
based, Norwegian fashion designer Nina Naustdal fine jewellery launch party, at her couture flagship store, London . 176 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
Nina has gained credibility with the international who's who, since the opening of her SW3 boutique, 1 year ago.
In early 2011, the store only housed NN spectacular couture crystal encrusted, colourful dresses, in the finest silk satin and by 2012, NN had introduced her equally gorgeous ready to wear Gold label line, in intricate printed silk fabrics, that were an alternative offer to the crystal embellishments, and the Gold has expand her customer base further and sits comfortably next to her couture.
Tonight, her store manager Sanaz Jebelli said, "this is yet another showcase of Ms Naustdal design capabilities, with the launch of her exquisite jewellery collection"
A collection Stephen Mahoney Fashion Editor and our style spy, thought would turn any stylish cosmopolitan Royal, green with envy.
With Nina's, one off gems, some of the star pieces were, a bracelet made up of 18 carats worth of diamonds, another bracelet with 98 yellow diamonds and 48 white diamonds, a pendant 20 carats diamonds on a chain with 20 carats diamonds and a to-die-for 41 carat diamond necklace, all on 18 carat gold, displayed in beautifully glass cabinets within the shop.
These objet d'art items reflect Nina's flair for life, bold in their design and on closer inspection, you'd discover her jewellery has mirrored her Couture clothing, with Nina's bespoke execution.
Nina's jewellery is not for faint hearted, more for a powerful woman, who has a passion for life and is not afraid to express it.
DJ Dele Awosile span a backdrop of seductive tunes, as Nina Naustdal played her part, that of the dutiful host, in a resplendent ensemble, made up of a magnificent full length chinchillas fur coat, a Nina Couture dress and her breathtaking diamond earring and necklace set.
Nina sidled up to each of her affluent guests, ensuring they savoured the delicious champagne (that flowed like water) & got to view Nina Naustdal new bijoux range, in what has become a shopping haven on Walton St. "
By Stephen Mahoney
Pictures by Stephen Mahoney and Cristina Polizzi