Ive been meaning to post this for a while, especially as this was about a month ago now. But still, I wanted to get this posted, just to make a few special mentions. First of all, the event was hosted by Country Attire, a brand that stocks some of the best British apparel brands for the country styler. Barbour, Vivienne Westwood, Hunter, Dr Martens, Belstaff, Murdock and 7 for all Mankind are just a small number of the brands that you would have heard of, and they are all stocked by this huge online rural department store.
The actual event was really nicely put together, with a showroom vibe and small activities taking place around the room. A nail bar and a croquet game made out of wellies were two of my favourite areas, and I was lucky enough to win a pair of black original Hunter wellies by potting a croquet ball inside a wellington boot. Models walked the room in nothing but swimwear and coverups and canapes and champagne were over every shoulder. One of the main highlights of the night for me though, and Rosy (my work buddy and event partner in crime), was stumbling upon a new brand from Scotland, Strathberry. We were drawn over to the Strathberry stand by a couple of beautiful tweed holdalls, in fact you can see them in the photos above. The shapes reminded me of a Mulberry holdall I have been eyeing up for a few years, except these just had that added something that would make them worth their dollar. They were made in such beautiful materials, treated with water repellant treatments so the wool tweed would stay in brilliant condition, and just had the most luxurious craftsmanship. We totally fell for them straight away. Without a doubt, if I ever finally purchase a travel holdall in a heritage tweed, Strathberry of Scotland are the brand I will be buying from. A Mulberry can definitely wait.
So after a good natter, freshly painted nails and a spot of croquet, we headed home. Another lovely event hosted by a fantastic brand that I feel needs to be shouted about.