I can count on two fingers how many times I’ve been early to a press presentation. The first happened years ago, completely by accident and the second occurred just before Christmas, upon receiving an invitation from The Dorchester Collection to witness the unveiling of a very special collaboration between a cherished luxury brand and one of my favourite locations on the globe. Asprey have collaborated with The Beverly Hills Hotel to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the hotel’s Asprey boutique. The fruits of their labour are swoon worthy leather goods that will have bag collectors around the world fighting for these luxury items. Sharpen your elbows, ladies as I have a feeling these bags will sell out in record time.
The bags take inspiration from all of the classic Beverly Hills Hotel trademarks. The banana leaf is naturally the star of the show, but the classic hotel cabanas and and pink exterior also get nods in the collection. The bags drop this spring in store, and, at this point in time, are one of the only things keeping me going through this rather brutal winter! I know there’s a banana leaf with my name on it on the horizon. And, I think the only way to really celebrate such a collection is to book a room at The Beverly Hills Hotel for its debut into my closet. Any takers for a cabana party?
Watch this space as I’ll be sure to write again when the collection is in stores and online. For now, I’ll just advice you start saving every penny available. This is a once in a lifetime handbag opportunity. Ps. I’m pretty sure I say that about all handbags I love, but I absolutely mean it with this one!