What a night it was! For those of you who don't know, I went to the #companyfashionforum on Wednesday night with Georgia. She's only 15 and she dresses impeccably, as you'll see from the photos. I had a fantastic time, and I thought a blog post was definitely needed so I could share the evening!
As for the night itself, we arrived in London for about 6:15. The event was held in Hackney's Picturehouse, which is actually a lovely, old cinema so a perfect venue really. We met a delightful girl, Rhea (her blog is leather-clouds). I had to pap her outfit literally seconds after meeting! (Sadly my Canon ran out of battery there & then, so we had to use Georgia's digital.) Unfortunately couldn't remember where eeverything was from, but she looked lovely( seeeee below)
Rhea wearing a topshop midi pencil dress, KG shoes (with glittery soles, aahmazing)
Once inside the building we had some free drinks and the chance to mingle with the editor of Company magazine, Victoria White and other lovely people who work for the mag. The room was filled with fashionable bloggers and fashion enthusiasts, and there was a really friendly vibe of just go-up-and-introduce-yourself. So I did.
Met Gem from gemfatale.blogspot.co.uk which was extra lovely, because it was from watching Gem on Superscrimpers, then finding her blog and falling in love with it that I decided to start my own. So talking to her and getting tips was definitely a highlight for me, especially as she now works for Company mag! And lets face it, that chick has great hair.
So we were ushered into the hall, where the amaazing goody bags awaited us. Spent a good 10 minutes rummaging through those, couldn't believe the amount of product we recieved. You can see it all on leather-clouds's post from the evening! And I'll also be trial-ing just a few bits & pieces (mainly the nail polishes and things).
(From left) @companyedvic / Miss Selfridge VM Manager / a buyer from Oasis
/ a freelance stylist @aradiacrockett / Jamaique Campbell, Accounts Manager from IPR London
/ Blogger Fred Butler from fredbutlerstyle.blogspot.co.uk
Georgia loving her Company goodie bag (:
We also met the two lovely girls below, Heather and Sam, both dressed astoundingly well of course. Heather had her photo taken for the 'street style' part of Company's website here. And I loved everything about Sam's outfit. Her skirt, she made herself, of course! And she was wearing a gorgeous 'bar' necklace which unfortunately you can't see in the photo.
Sam's (right) outfit: Skirt (made herself) / Tosphop jacket / H&M faux fur stole / gorgeous shirt & necklace from unkown places
Some well dressed Company girls:
I also met and chatted with Emma, the Fashion Editor at Company Magazine. Once the confusion of both introducing ourselves as Emma had passed, we had a lovely chat & she kindly let me take her photo (in front of this giant chicken portrait, perfect backdrop). She still looked great!
And here is a photo of what I wore on the night, taken by Georgia on the way home.
Topshop school shirt would you believe / a burgandy velvet dress / Topshop leather jacket / vintage silk scarf / charity shop bag / Creepers / Company goodie bag.
So Wednesday night was actually amazing, Thursday morning however, I was a zombie! It was lovely meeting so many incredibly talented people. The advice about getting a career in fashion was invaluable, and everyone was so helpful! It answered alot of my questions and I'm definitely more inspired now than before.
If you've had the patience to not only, wait for this picture-heavy page to load, but to read through it all then thanks very much (: I'm using my new nail products tomorrow, so I'll be posting again very soon!