Last night, Brides.com was on hand as Jennifer Hudson inaugurated the new Kwiat flagship boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City. The Oscar-winner looked stunning in a vibrant, form-fitting green dress (could it be a knockout color trend as we head into fall?) paired with velvety black shoes. Of course, she wore amazing jewelry—a Kwiat Feather yellow gold and diamond bracelet, a Kwiat Fancy domed ring in yellow gold and white diamonds, and dangling three-hooped diamond earring dazzlers from the Legacy collection. Champagne was served; beautiful jewelry glistened in glass cases; and Hudson smiled sweetly at everyone she met.
And about the new boutique itself...if you're visiting NYC, you can always pop in to have your own Dream Girls moment here. The space feels like a very chic, deco-inspired jewel box with a modern twist. There are lux silver touches and an amazing silver floral Parisian chandelier from the 1930s. Downstairs, tucked to one side in a private nook, Kwiat has created a discrete viewing area for their bridal collection. And I loved the white three-tiered circle back chairs. If you're taking the time to select something as special as an engagement ring or wedding band, these would be the exact chairs you'd want to sit in to deliberate. —Michelle Preli