I met up with a couple of my blogger friends (Jessica and Katie) in Piccadilly Gardens before heading to SoLita to meet Camilla (the founder of Secret D'Or) and Andrea (the creative director).
Secret D'Or began nearly three years ago and is a platform for carefully selected independent designers to showcase and sell their creations. Many items are one-offs or limited editions, ensuring that you stand out from the crowd whatever your choice. We were shown a selection of goods from designers featured on the website and I fell in love with the stunning bags from Irish designer, Lisa Ryder, and beautiful jewellery by Flor Amazona.
Whilst discussing our favourite topic (fashion, of course!) we were treated to cocktails and a delightful feast which certainly set us up for the day. I chose the pulled pork sundae to start and the chicken burger with chips for my main course - both were delicious and very filling!
It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon before attending Manchester Fashion Week later that evening. I really enjoyed meeting the Secret D'Or team and discovering some amazing new designers and I'm really excited to work with them in the future!
Since our lunch date I've been lusting over the gorgeous designs on the Secret D'Or website - here are a few of my favourites:
Wedge boots by Vancliffe & Dean, bag by Lisa Ryder and cuffs by Flor Amazona
A selection of gorgeous dresses by Art on Fashion
What do you think of my picks? Have you checked out Secret D'Or yet?