It's been ten years since Monica Vinader launched the brand with her first friendship bracelet, and to mark this special milestone, we held two intimate soirées, the first at the Barbican Conservatory in London and the second on 46 Howard Street's Rooftop in New York. We took this opportunity to officially announce our collaboration with Women for Women International, and to share the exciting news of Monica's recent appointment as an ambassador for the charity. We will be sharing more in the coming weeks around the collaboration itself, and the special anniversary piece we're launching in July in support of Women for Women International.

In London, Monica was joined by friends of the brand including Women for Women International's Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Vogue China's Editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung, Marie Claire's Editor-in-chief Trish Haplin and Fashion Director Jayne Pickering.

Guests were welcomed into the tropical oasis of the Conservatory and greeted with a refreshing summer garden gin cocktail and Searcy's Champagne. Rose gold tables were adorned with Dolcetto Roses in purple hues, Jasmine Trail, Chrysanthemums and Frosted Lilac Sweet Peas.

The melodic sounds from an all female string quartet, String Fusion echoed throughout the space as guests enjoyed a menu of blanched asparagus with ricotta and summer herbs, roast hake fillet with pickled fennel, apple and pomegranate, and a creme fraîche panna cotta with orange sorbet to finish.

Monica's next stop was New York where the celebrations continued. Guests were welcomed onto the rooftop space decorated with tropical plants and offering breathtaking views of the iconic skyline. Here they enjoyed a menu of watermelon and ricotta salad, whole roasted chicken with confit potatoes and seasonal vegetables and strawberry shortcake. Refreshments included; watermelon margaritas and passionfruit Aperol Spritz.

Monica was joined by Elle's Director of Branded Content Leah Melby, Refinery 29's Editorial Director Erin Cunningham and W Magazine's Digital Director Sarah Leon along with fashion influencers Jessica Wang, Grace Atwood and Caitlyn Warakomski.