I was lucky enough to attend Vizzini Handbags’ preview party this past Friday night. It’s not every day a mommy like me gets to dress up and join other women in an invitation-only party. Maybe if I lived back in the Bay Area, LA or NYC… but not in Louisiana. While New Orleans has become the film Hollywood of the south, this busy momma rarely gets to go out to events like this one!
I knew of Paula Vizzini Lowe’s handbag company a few months ago when I politely begged asked if I could use one of her handbags during our SuperGlueMom.com photo shoot. At the time, the handbags were in the final stages of production and I felt lucky when she agreed to the idea. I fell in love with Rhapsody in Blue the minute I got to hold it during the photo shoot. The bag was unlike anything I’ve seen before; sparkly, full of detail, lined in satin…luxurious.
The party was set outdoors at a StoneCreek, a privtate club in Covington, LA. Guests were treated to Hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a live music. The star of the night was Paula herself. I admire that she’s a mother of two, with a very supportive husband, who has worked non-stop for over two years (around her young kids’ schedule) to bring her vision to life.
Each handbag has something unique that differentiates it from the rest of the collection. The Vixen (pictured below) with red crystals caught my eye. The ruby red crystals were incredible and when I opened the bag I was surprised to see beautiful sexy lace inside. -Below is Paula Vizzini Lowe with Desiree Simmons, her business partner-
The night was full of surprises. Guests were able to purchase a handbag at an exclusive price and take it home the night of the party! I saw several women take advantage of this by buying one for themselves and another for their daughter, friend or sister as a Christmas present -particularly the clutch wallets.- In addition to the fabulous food, drinks, desserts, and live music… no Vizzini party could be complete without fireworks!
The handbags were displayed in various areas for guests to hold, try on, and wishfully covet. It was hard to make a decision on which one to take home!
The final surprise of the evening was my husband showing up to celebrate with me. Yes, going to a handbag party may not seem be a very manly thing to do, my man came. He watched as I drooled tried on every bag and told me that they looked ‘amazing’ on.
Every time I tried on a bag I felt like Carrie, in the Sex in the City, in the scene where she is petting her pair of Manolos and says… “Hello Lover”… my thoughts exactly.
In the end, I had a fabulous time. It’s not every day a mommy like me gets to dress up and play. I just love the classic shape of Burst My Bubble and the fact that goes with everything! So much so, that I used it the very next evening to grab drinks with some girlfriends.
Thank you Vizzini Handbags for the invitation to your exclusive event!
While I received and invitation to Vizzini Handbags’ exclusive event, I was not compensated in any form for writing this post. Vizzini Handbags can be purchased in exclusive retail stores and online at www.VizziniOnline.com