Our VIP Preview at Burberry

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 IN: Fashion

Our Private Preview at Burberry
April turned out to be fantastic.  First, there was another adventure to Washington, D.C. for a second visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This time, the NMAAHC tour included coordinating thirteen family and friends who came from New York, Maryland, and Philadelphia. And I can’t forget my amazing experience at the Chico’s casting call in New York City. But the pièce de résistance this month was our VIP preview at Burberry.

Our Private Preview at Burberry.

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. The Burberry Store at the King of Prussia Mall.

I say “our” because my BFF and I were invited to attend a private showing of Burberry’s Spring 2017 line inside its store at the King of Prussia mall. 

Do you remember the old American Express ad campaign with the slogan “membership has privileges?” I got a taste of that with my Vogue VIP membership. It offers me tremendous benefits. I’ve been a member since August 2016, and no doubt, the $200 fee has already paid for itself. 

Of course, the lure was not just a subscription to the 125-year old fashion magazine but an opportunity to own a limited-edition Clare V suede foldover clutch, plus other monthly exclusive perks. 

Some of the Vogue VIP exclusive insider access benefits include:
♥  
The 2016 Met Gala Special Issue
♥  A six-month gift subscription of Vogue to share
♥  Monthly Facebook Live Q&A Vogue Editor Chats
♥  Monthly Perks for Clothing Discounts 
♥  Private Invitations to Product Launches and Store Opening in New York City and Los Angeles
♥  Personalized Stationery and Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper for all members
♥  Limited-edition Tat.tly temporary tattoos created with Vogue in celebration of its 125th anniversary

Our Private Preview at Burberry.

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. The Vogue VIP Membership Clare V Suede Metallic FoldOver Clutch in VIP Kit.

After most of the 300 or so members received their Vogue VIP kit that included the limited-edition Clare V clutch, we were encouraged to share how they styled the clutch on the Vogue VIP Facebook page.

Our Private Preview at Burberry.

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. The looks I shared with Vogue VIP Facebook Page, how I styled my Clare V limited-edition folder over clutch during my Vogue VIP 2016-2017 Membership.

In any event, every month when my new issue of Vogue arrives, I also serve up some creativity, styling the latest edition of the magazine on their Facebook page. You can see some of my styling in the video below. 

 

But the ultimate Vogue VIP perk was an email inviting a guest and me to a private preview at Burberry in the King of Prussia mall on last Saturday with Vogue’s Special Events Director and Market Stylist Cara Crowley. 

Our Private Preview at Burberry

But wait, there’s more. Then, Vogue gifted us with $1000 — a huge surprise because I thought we were going to get $500 (which is still pretty nice). Boy, am I glad I signed up for the exclusive membership.

Our Private Preview at Burberry

Burberry located in the new luxury wing at the mall, situated with other high-end designer shops.  When we got to the store, Cara Crowley greeted us with water and Mimosa. Quite the warm welcome. 

Our Private Preview at Burberry

The 161-year old British label’s Spring 2017 trends include the color blush, stripes, off-the-shoulder looks, bomber jackets, and lace. Furthermore, we had the chance to try everything on! Check out the photos of us working on some of the items below.

Our Private Preview at Burberry

Our Private Preview at Burberry
Our Private Preview at Burberry Our Private Preview at Burberry

Our Private Preview at Burberry

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. Location: Burberry King of Prussia Mall. Cynthia modeling 2017 Spring Fashions Items: Breton Stripe Polo and Off the Shoulder Sweat Shirt.

Our Private Preview at Burberry

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. Location: Burberry King of Prussia Mall. Cynthia modeling her Burberry purchase – Tropical Gabardine Trench Coat in Bright Olive.

Our Private Preview at Burberry

Our Private Preview at Burberry

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. Location: Burberry King of Prussia Mall. Wearing our purchases: Eugenia: Burberry Reversible Check Merino Wool Poncho in Ash Rose, Vogue Magazine Special Events Director, Cara Crowley Burberry Check Detail Denim Jacket in White, Cynthia: Burberry Tropical Gabardine Trench Coat in Bright Olive.

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. Location: Burberry King of Prussia Mall. Eugenia was wearing Fifteen Twenty Lace Up Black Dress similar here but short sleeves and Topshop Mimosa Pointy Toe Silver Bootie. 

As Burberry is originally known for its Capes and not trench coats, as shown above, I opted for that over the military trench. I just love the drama of a cape. I chose the Burberry Check Reversible Wool Cape in ash rose. 

Henry Moore Burberry Scarf

Our VIP Preview at Burberry. The Henry Moore Burberry Scarf I purchased.

Lastly, I also left with a limited-edition Burberry Henry Moore scarf. It’s an homage to the British sculptor who inspired Burberry’s Spring 2017 collection. Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey has childhood memories of spending time in a park with Moore’s sculptures.  In a word, the day was incredibly chic. 

Have you had any similar blogger experiences?  Please share in the comments below.

Have a fabulous, stylish and fierce week.

  • I love this post! What a fun time and boy you look fabulous! Peace! Cheryl

    • Cheryl,
      Hi! The Vogue VIP private preview at Burberry was fantastic! I’m still pinching myself that I attended this event. Thanks for stopping by Cheryl.

  • Wow, this is a blogger’s dream. No, this is a dream for a lot of women, blogger or not. What a lovely event, what a lovely purchases! You both look incredible. That poncho looks so good. And did you lose weight or something? You look so thin.
    Thin in a good way.
    Greetje

    • Greetje,
      Hi! Yes, we say a girl can dream, and dreams do come true. That was the case at the Vogue VIP Private Preview at Burberry. My purchase…just superb! I did lose a few pounds, unfortunately, when I lose weight, it shows up my legs which can look skinny😉