Bulgari lights up
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.