Thursday, 24 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
|John O'Callaghan of The Maine|
Photo copyright to me
|Selfies with John O'Callaghan and meeting Jaret from Bowling For Soup|
Saturday, 19 April 2014
It almost topped spending the VIP after party with them at Warped Tour. It was a lot more laid back and casual which I liked, though unfortunately come 2am they had bus call. So we stumbled back up to another bar, before retiring drunkenly for the night a good few hours later in Liz's flat that overlooked the sea (it was literally on the sea front!).
The following morning we made use of the hot weather and walked down to the pier, grabbed some chips and ate them on the sea front. I'm also off to Hit The Deck festival on Sunday and I'm heading down to Nottingham Saturday night so yet more travelling and trains!
I've been in and out of London tons lately too for gigs and interviews and events, so I'm really looking forward to having a few days off work next week to just relax.
So that's what I've been up to lately, most of which is related to music and going to gigs but to be honest, when isn't it? I've still got a few more music festivals coming up but they're quite drawn apart so I think after this weekend hopefully everything will just slow down a bit (which really means I'll be spending my days watching back to back episodes of my favourite TV shows on Netflix!).
I hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and have spent it soaking up any rare sunshine you might have had wherever you are. I definitely did not like going from sunny Brighton to stepping off a train back in miserable and rainy Luton, but it was a lovely way to escape for a couple of days and just have another little adventure. Make sure you let me know your bank holiday weekend plans with a quick comment below as I'd love to hear all about it!
Monday, 14 April 2014
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014
On the last day, the entire upstairs had been laid out to create a bloggers beauty bar and they practically covered almost everything. We could get our hair and nails done, get our eyebrows shaped or have eyebrow extensions added (!), we could have our makeup done and, later on in the evening, there was even a fake tan booth set up downstairs! It was really great to not only talk to all the different brands offering these services for things like advice or to get any questions answered, but it was just also really lovely to be 'made up' ready for the evenings events.
There was a certain buzz in the air when it came to the final fashion show as if everything had been turned up a notch - everything felt just that bit more VIP and classy for the final night, so I was really glad that I managed to get my hair and makeup done for this.
Friday, 4 April 2014
We had a talk from Debenhams' social media assistant Stephanie, who explained more about behind the scenes of Debenhams and how she worked her way up to the role she has now at Debenhams, which was very interesting. It was nice to hear from someone who was part of an established and successful brand like Debenhams. We also had a talk from Poppy who launched What I Wore Today, as well as a more relaxed Q&A session all about blogging successfully. She also told us about this awesome company called Grabble, which is basically a way to feature all the lovely clothes you've been lusting after on Pinterest, Topshop etc, and keeps all these saved clothes in one place which is pretty helpful.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
After we mingled with some brands and tried our hands at jewellery making (I learned how to make a cluster bracelet - it's a LOT harder than it looks but apparently mine turned out pretty well!), we headed downstairs to the Bloggers Boutique, which was another opportunity to meet some more brands and also purchase some products if we liked. I didn't treat myself to anything as I hadn't yet been paid, but again I enjoyed meeting different brands and looking through their lovely products.
I particularly found myself lusting after Jara Wine, who stock beautiful feminine and very chic dresses and clothes. I really loved the cycle print silk dresses, which just makes me think of Paris in the summer. I also really like the fact that on the website, each item has a 'story behind the dress' which is such a sweet and personal idea!
Another brand I loved was lingerie brand Tutti Rouge who stock beautiful feminine and classy lingerie! Their Spring/Summer collection, French Bliss, is filled with stunning pastel and flirty lace lingerie, all reminding me of a contemporary example of what French courtesans used to wear - think Moulin Rouge just more modern and subtle! Their look book is cutest thing I've ever seen too.
Then we headed back upstairs to the fashion show, which showcased a bunch of the brands that had been there throughout the day. Now bear with me - this is the first fashion show I've ever been to, so my photos won't be the best!
However I really enjoyed it. It was definitely helpful seeing some of the clothes worn as opposed to just on the hanger. The fashion show was a mix of striking patterns and versatile pastel shades which are perfect for summer. We also saw some beautiful but feminine work wear - some lovely suits, as well as dresses and ensembles that are ideal for casual wear both in and out of the office.
So there we have it! A bumper packed post of everything that Bloggers Fashion Week had to offer on the first day. Throughout the week I'll also be posting up some content about what happened on the other days, reviews of some of the beautiful products I received and finally, a sneak peak of what I wore each day of course!
Let me know what you think with a comment - will you be buying from any of the brands mentioned? What do you think of the outfits modelled in the fashion show? I'd love to hear your thoughts!