It’s almost time for Thomas Sabo to release their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection to the world, and Sinade Prosser from fabulous Solihull tells us all about her sneak peek this week!
I’m always excited as August approaches (not only because it’s nearly my birthday – eek) but as I know that the next collection of must-have pieces from Thomas Sabo will be launching imminently – this year I was even more thrilled as I got to go along, with Jo, to this year’s buying and to help handpick the pieces we will stock at fabulous.
Arriving early afternoon on Thursday at the Mayfair hotel in London, myself and Jo took our seats in the private Screening Room ready to see the ‘POP NOW THE EXOTIC ISSUE’ movie – the film that would set the scene for the jewellery we were about to discover.
We were excited to get stuck in and buy some jewellery, and when we entered the hall we were able to get up close and personal to the wall of Thomas Sabo jewellery displays and artwork… as well as gorgeous Chinese Temples and cute Panda props.
The Seasonal Collection featured bouncing Pandas (from £129), Chinese Dolls and Temples and Bamboo inspired glittering rings and earrings. The pieces were offset with faceted balls of Black Obsidian and the ‘Great Blessing Symbol’ carrier (which stands for joy, health and long life).
But we knew that a firm favourite would be the new, rich Amethyst, classic black and Pearl bracelets (from £79). Each is detailed with a Sterling Silver orb decorated with Cubic Zirconia – perfect to stack with your current Thomas Sabo bracelets.
Rebel at Heart truly embraced the dragon, with a beautifully detailed pendant studded with black Cubic Zirconia – fans of the signature Thomas Sabo snake will love this! The Chinese lanterns with tactile tassels and lotus lockets offset with fans in rich reds bring the modern fashions and Eastern traditions together beautifully.
Finally we got to explore the Classic Collection – the most fabulous of them all. Our favourite is the delicate feather collection, with designs that wrap around the wrist and finger or hang from chains as pendants and earrings.
To our surprise (and delight), Thomas Sabo have also adapted their winged heart collection, fashioning the designs into arrow heads, keys and even masks, with the addition of dazzling white briolette stones that transform them for the upcoming social season.
And for those who were fans of last year’s Autumn/Winter styles, these have been updated in classic black – they are perfectly dramatic statement pieces that demand attention.
It’s a simply stunning collection – and I’ve already picked the five pieces I need – we can’t wait to see our customer’s reactions.
We had a lovely day and left clutching Thomas Sabo fortune cookies and fans – I cannot wait to see what the Charm Club collection will bring… watch this space!