I was invited to celebrate the launch of eBay Fashion’s new S/S ’12 collection with head of eBay fashion for the UK, Carrie Bienkowski. Selected bloggers gathered at the North Bar, Poland Street, to participate in an exciting competition that saw us all creating a personalized look from their new range.
With a flute of champagne in one hand and clothes hanging from the other, we all sieved through the vintage accessories supplied for the evening to try win the prize…a 2 night stay for two in Mama Shelter, a rather hip and swanky Parisian hotel going.
Given the choice of either styling ourselves or a model (I chose the gorgeous model), photos were papped and we were instantly running head to head from the eBay fashion forum, hoping to gain the most ‘likes’ and votes to win the whole comp. As this was primarily a twitter party, we all had our mobiles in hand tweeting and retweeting, hashtags flying everywhere, in order to get people to vote for their favourite look. The competition was fierce and with a short deadline of 9pm, every vote counted!
I am blown away to say that I won! With a staggering 2030 votes, my pastel skinny jeans and print top stole the show. I wanted to create an ensemble that I knew I’d wear personally as well as ensuring I was hitting the summer trends. Regardless of the fact it is raining outside (when will it end?) I pulled out the spring style with a chunky art deco necklace, and circular box bag, finishing the look with a pair of round sunglasses for that extra touch. I wanted classic, cool and effortless. The model had short pixie haircut, which totally aided the look I was going for!
All the looks created by the girls were fantastic so I am so shocked that I won. Thank you so much to everyone who supported me and helped me win! The actual event was just fantastic, canapés and champagne on tap, with a real friendly and exciting atmosphere. Pretty thankful to have been asked to be a part of it and winning was just a rather sweet cherry on the cake.
For ebay fashion brands UK go to: www.ebay.co.uk/fashion