Friday 20 June 2014

Anya Hindmarch - What Planet Are You On?

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.


  1. Those are beautiful bags! But I am the same- I don't really keep up with designers because I know I could never afford them and even if I could, I feel some items are way too overpriced and not worth it. Those facts are really interesting, though! :)

    1. I'm definitely going to purchase one one day and I will use it every day and love it to death ... but for now I shall just make do with my Zara bag :)

  2. I secretly believe that one day I will be rich beyond my wildest dreams and able to afford it all ha :) for now I'll stick to the high street though ha xx

    1. I always have lottery fantasies, which is silly cos I never play the lottery!

  3. I was confused as to why we had similar answers then remembered we share a birthday!

  4. I like the pretty items and accessories in this shop. The name of the campaign is very cool and creative too :))

    See my latest post with giveaway straight from the fashion designers in Camden Town - I think you'll like it.

    1. It was gorgeous, so many beautiful things to look at x

  5. What a brilliant outing the temptation to buy buy would be huge especially with alcohol. The handbags are lovely. I hope you had a lovely time. Wishing you a lovely weekend Lucy x

  6. how cool you went to an AH event! i love their leather good SO much. though i would have to sell an arm and a leg to afford anything ;) x

    1. I wasn't that familiar with the brand but I am definitely loving the bags now!


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