I love clothes as much as the next girl but when it comes to designer labels I'm not really that well educated, probably because I could never dream of being able to afford them. My encounters with designers is pretty much limited to the odd visit to Fenwick's handbag department to look longingly at my favourite Mulberry Bayswater.
Therefore when my friend Kayleigh asked me if I'd like to go along to an Anya Hindmarch event at Newcastle's luxury shop Cruise I wasn't sure what to expect.
I popped along to the store after work with Kayleigh, Lisa and Emma and had a lovely time browsing the rails of designer goodies and falling in love with a few shoes and handbags whilst sipping some rather lovely fruity fizz.
We eventually made it to the back of the store where we found the Anya Hindmarch handbags along with a rather interesting looking machine.
The concept of the new Spring Summer 2014 collection is "out of this world", inspired by natural, weightless materials, an influence that the brand has likened to space.
After having a little look at the bags, we had a great time discovering "What Planet Are You On?", we entered our names and date of births into the machine and each received a little space capsule letting us know what our ruling planet is along with some very interesting facts and a lollipop of our planet.
The long roll of paper inside my tube provided much entertainment as I read through it.
Here's a few fun facts I discovered about myself:
My Ruling Planet is Jupiter, which is the largest planet in the Solar System
My lucky number is 1, my lucky day is Monday (really?!!) and my lucky date is 17th
The Eurovision Song Contest Winner the year I was born was Bucks Fizz representing the UK.
I was conceived on 26 June 1980, or thereabouts (what?!! ewwww .. I did not need to know that!)
As of 5 June 2014 I was 1,733 weeks old and I'd been alive for 12,132 days.
I was born under a full moon
My birth flower is the daffodil (loved that fact, as daffodils are my favourite flower)
If you want to have a go and find out some fun facts about yourself just head here.
Unfortunately we left the store empty handed, as none of us had bank balances large enough to cope with an Anya Hindmarch handbag purchase. To make ourselves feel better we had a quick group trip to Primark where we could afford to buy things before going our separate ways.
Thanks to the ladies and gents at Cruise and Anya Hindmarch for inviting us.