This evening I attended the 10th birthday of Irish jewellery label Chupi. Chupi Sweetman is one of Ireland’s most successful jewellery designers, known for her delicate pieces inspired by nature and the wild. I love looking at the Chupi instagram account so I was dying to see the collection in real life!
The event was held upstairs in the Powerscourt centre and was decorated with gold balloons and bunting. Chupi herself looked amazing in a flesh colour dress with white lace floral details, in the style of For Love and Lemons dresses. She also had a gorgeous gold hairpiece. I went with a fellow jewellery fanatic Siobhan from Aquaruby so I was in good company. 🙂 We got a glass of wine first thing and browsed all the gorgeous jewellery on display. Unfortunately I’m still restricted by the student budget so I wasn’t buying but had a lot of fun looking. I wore a vintage shirt, black jeans and snakeskin boots to the event.
These are some of my favourite pieces from the collection. I loved the Constellation pieces especially each representing a star sign.
I also fell in love with the Crown of Love laurel leaf earrings which can be worn as an earring or ear cuff.
The farthing coin Worth your Weight in Gold earrings are amazing, a little piece of history in the palm of your hand. Available in silver, gold or rose gold.
Outside a girl offered to take a polaroid picture of myself, Siobhan and her friend Meabh. The picture came out lovely and we actually drew straws over who should keep it! I won 😛
As well as the delicate gold pieces, there were also gorgeous colourful pieces like these beautiful rings.
And while I normally don’t wear rings, I did fall in love with the One in Million star ring below.
The Wild Ivy leaf earrings below centre were another favourite. These are cast from a real ivy leaf.
The swan feather necklace and I Can Fly earrings below on the right are exquisite. Again these were cast using real swan feathers and are plated with rose gold.
We also got a lovely goody bag with a cute notebook and pencil-perfect for college! I really wanted some nice stationary for college so I was thrilled.
It was a lovely evening and it’s always great to see Irish and independent designers doing well.Here’s to the next ten years of Chupi.
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