5 years ago, I remember going to a Thomas Sabo store and getting customized bracelets with charms I meticulously handpicked – 1 with a T (for Tricia), 1 with a camera (way back when I was still doing regular photography gigs), and 1 with a cross. 5 years later, I’m in Hong Kong for the Thomas Sabo flagship store opening in Ocean Terminal, HK, with a slightly different cross – a choker from their latest Fall/Winter 2017 collection.
This Thomas Sabo F/W 2017, Thomas Sabo is all about two themes – “yearning for the faraway” and “love of the familiar”. If you love history and traveling, you can easily see how their latest pieces were inspired by some of the greatest places in the world. In a way, you can take a piece of these places with Thomas Sabo’s Glam & Soul collection, Royalty range (Victorian-inspired), Mini Chakras (a representation of the main centers of physical energy of Hinduism), Rebel at Heart jewelry (a combination of modern design codes and centuries-old symbolisms), Power bracelets and necklaces (inspired by Buddhist Mala prayer beads), and the star of the opening – their Dragon Nights collection (a ’70s take on Eastern iconography). As someone born in the year of the dragon, it definitely felt like destiny being invited to such an event.
Below are some photos I took from the newly-opened Thomas Sabo Harbour City Flagship:
Something I didn’t know when I was invited to go to the event – CL’s special appearance! I literally gasped when I saw her enter the store because I wasn’t expecting to see her and be in such close proximity. At one point, we were only inches away from one another. I was so tempted to make small talk, and tell her that we were kinda matchy-matchy in our green ruffle dresses and chokers, but alas, my introversion got the best of me. I’m just going to write this tidbit down here for posterity, haha. She was seated with her sister Harin at the VIP table at dinner. They were both absolutely gorgeous!
Dinner was at SEVVA, a super chic bar/restaurant in Central. Check out this otherwordly view:
Thomas Sabo is one of the globally-leading jewelry, watches, and beauty companies, designing, selling, and distributing lifestyle products for women and men. The company, established in 1984 by Thomas Sabo in Lauf an der Pegnitz, southern Germany, operates 300 of its own shops across all 5 continent with a total of around 1,860 employees.
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