A novice’s thoughts and feelings on her monthly dose of fashion indulgence... and the other distractions along the way.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Face of Fabulous

This blog post is going to be a little bit different from my usual style, it's going to be an illustrated story of the fashion-tastic evening I enjoyed last night. 

Yesterday I was, very kindly, invited to an event hosted by Fabulous Magazine. Before the party kicked off we were told they would be launching something but exactly what they were launching was kept as locked down as Kate Middleton's wedding dress. 

I arrived at the pretty swish News International offices in Tower Hill with my friend Millie and we were greeted by the lovely Aston with a glass of champagne and some delish cupcakes. The new New Look collection was on display to be drooled over (and tried on) and included some of the most magnificent shoes I have seen in ages, plus maxi skirts to die for (more about them later). MUA make-up artists were on hand with some hints and tips for the perfect summer looks and hair stylists were ready to give us all perfect party locks, some girls I chatted to even managed to blag a fringe trim! 

Once we were all settled in the Fabulous Editor Rachel Richardson was ready to let the cat out of her tote bag. Fabulous will be working with Next Model Management to hunt down the next Face of Fabulous, a competition to find a cover girl for the magazine and the next Alexa Chung or Kate Moss. Entering is really easy, everything will be held on Facebook, so if you think you, or someone you know, have what it takes to make it in the modelling world log on to www.facebook.com/fabulous. You can put yourself forward until the 2nd of July and voting will close on the 4th. The lucky finalists will be treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to London and then a judging panel, that includes Fabulous' Rachel, will pick a winner. Simples! 

The night was then a frenzy of tweets with everyone trying to get #FaceOfFabulous to trend and showing off pictures of themselves modelling New Look’s brilliant summer collection. This is me in the maxi skirt I mentioned before, IT IS MAGNIFICENT! More or less every girl in the room had a go trying it on at one point and it looked amazing on everyone and with so many different style tops. I played it safe with a black bodysuit, but I saw one girl contrasting it with a tucked in bright purple blouse and another with a blush blouse tied into a crop top. I tell you now, this will be the summer’s must have buy!

As if an evening of chatting to fellow bloggers, writers and the Editor of the magazine, trying on gorgeous clothes and getting my hair and make-up done wasn’t enough we were all sent on our merry way with a goodie bag. Without trying to make everyone really jealous here is a wee pic to show you all what was in it!

All that is left to say is a huge “Thank you!” to everyone at Fabulous and Jam for hosting the evening and encourage you all to put yourself forward to become the Face of Fabulous. I am pretty sure I can say on behalf of everyone who was invited last night, we had a ball!

F x

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