Bul­gari lights up

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The bril­liant and al­ways beau­ti­ful Bul­gari cel­e­brated thet of­fi­cial open­ing of its new Syd­ney flag­ship with 150 VIP clients, ed­i­tors and friends of the brand trans­ported to a world of Ro­man deca­dence. Ar­riv­ing at the new Peter Marino-de­signed store on Castlereagh Street, guests were wel­comed with a breath­tak­ing flo­ral in­stal­la­tion cre­ated by florist Mr Cook that cas­caded from the bou­tique’s fa­cade.

A rich and vi­brant colour pal­ette of pur­ple or­chids and pink bougainvil­lea were se­lected in a nod to the bold de­signs syn­ony­mous with Bul­gari jew­els, beau­ti­fully com­ple­ment­ing the black-tie dress code. Fash­ion­able names on the guest list in­cluded Jesinta Franklin, Or­a­cle Fox’s Amanda Shad­forth, mod­els Cheyenne Tozzi and Mon­tana Cox and Harper and Har­ley’s Sara Cramp­ton, who were greeted with Ruinart cham­pagne, a de­gus­ta­tion of cu­rated canapés and fresh peach belli­nis, mak­ing for an evening that was rem­i­nis­cent of an Ital­ian sun­set. Il­lus­tra­tor Aaron Faval­oro cap­tured the glam­our by cre­at­ing per­son­alised draw­ings of guests back­dropped by iconic Ro­man land­marks in­clud­ing the Span­ish Steps, the Colos­seum and the Trevi foun­tain. Around the bou­tique, mod­els could be seen drip­ping in mag­nif­i­cent high jew­ellery cre­ations.

From the flag­ship bou­tique, guests moved on to Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing’s Tea Rooms where dancers show­cased jew­ellery from the lat­est col­lec­tions. A night to re­mem­ber, in­deed. Melissa Hoyer

1. 9. 8. 7. 2. 3. 4. 6. 5. 1. Jesinta Franklin (left) and Mon­tana Cox. 2. Flow­ers by Mr Cook cas­cad­ing down the store’s fa­cade. 3. Sara Cramp­ton (left) and Amanda Shad­forth. 4. Eduardo and Me­lanie Lis­tori. 5. Glam­orous guests cel­e­brate the new flag­ship. 6. Tanja Gacic. 7. DJ Alice Q. 8. Guests un­der laven­der light at Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing’s Tea Room. 9. Cheyenne Tozzi.

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