Even though Miss W gets the chance to shop in Ibiza’s amazing fashion boutiques every day (well, she gets to window shop even when her purse strings don’t stretch to afford the real deal) and often gets the opportunity to check out fabulous villas, whether to party, visit friends or for the purpose of making her selections for the White Ibiza Villa Guide, there are some days where she simply yearns to be one of ‘those’ people. You know the ones – the glamorous, fashionista types who spend lazy days lolling by the villa pool while being presented with all the latest collections, never having to lift a perfectly manicured finger unless to try on a new statement ring or bracelet.
It seems today was looking like my lucky day, when I received a hot invitation from our good friend Onke, one of the directors of Ibiza home improvement enterprise Hiphouse, inviting Miss W and the White-ettes to spend the afternoon at one of Hiphouse’s spectacular villas and take part in some exclusive home shopping hosted by Ibiza fashion boutique reVOLVER in conjunction with a very special guest stylist from Dutch TV, Brigitte.
Looks like it might finally be time for our 15 minutes of fame! (note to self: really must take up that yoga class in case of last minute television appearance emergencies.)
The glorious Ibiza sunshine provided the perfect backdrop – as did the beautiful surrounding countryside, the stunning villa itself, gorgeous pool, meticulously maintained gardens and divine terrace – for the event, with plenty of space for guests to laze around on hanging cane chairs or comfortable, colourful couches before getting in on the action.
We were greeted onto the property by our two gracious hosts, Onke and Brigitte, looking like contrasting glamazons – one reveling in all black rock chick chic and the other resplendent in head to toe girlie pink, a clever styling detail we couldn’t help but notice was perfect when the two were pictured together. After a quick welcome speech, two rails of the latest collections were unveiled, shimmering in the ever-so-slight breeze, an array of colours, patterns and fabrics (might I add a lot of glossy new satin making quite a statement) just asking to be modeled by guests. From sass+bide and See by Chloe to Vivienne Westwood and plenty more, whether you needed a shiny new party frock, a pair of casual cool sunglasses or some statement jewellery to complete the look, reVOLVER’s JP and Catherine Sanchez had hand picked a selection that had all tastes covered. I could definitely get used to a life like this…
THE GOOD: Getting the opportunity to check out the notorious Hiphouse touch in real life means we can report back and say that every detail of the property was flawless and fabulous, just the way we expected it to be… and has inspired Miss W to start putting her spare change into that piggy bank in the hopes of one day owning her very own Hiphouse masterpiece.
THE BAD: The fact duty called and we had to leave our beautiful location and head back to the office. All the White-ettes needed were new bikinis and there would have been just cause to jump in the pool. Probably lucky then, that reVOLVER don’t stock swimwear for the time being…
THE GOSSIP: Was anyone else’s tummy rumbling or was it just mine? I totally understand that we can’t risk getting grubby finger marks on the beautiful clothes, and that us fashion-y types really are watching our figures… but considering the event was held during the sacred siesta hours, perhaps just a little bit of catering wouldn’t have gone astray?