Butters the dog brought by Kristin of The Clothes Whisperer (with Jenny from the PR team)

Beautiful Carrie of Wish Wish Wish and Natalie of Canned Fashion

Left: Scarlett of Little Bambi Boots; Right: Emily of My Fashion Life

Illamasqua Cosmetics

Scarlett’s tattoo

ASOS New season Empire Dress (Available soon) + Feather & beads bib

Jacket – Vintage from Etsy, Pistachio Dress – H&M, Leather Pants – ASOS, Shoes – Gmarket, Bag – Topshop

I did a wrong click in ASOS and ended up in a whole new section that I’ve never seen before, called Awesome Soiree (free shipping for all). Stocked were items in the new and upcoming collection, a little too many hesitant looks at the canapé plates (Do I talk to strangers [with blogs] with mouth full of mozzarella & tomato or do I suppress this hunger?), dressing rooms with no boundaries (physical and metaphorical), and of course, for those willing to see the ‘products’ in action, the famous ASOS catwalk.

We were all a little shy in the beginning, whispering to our champagne glasses and petting the only living thing that won’t talk back, Butters the dog. The party really only started when the hair & makeup crew prompted some of the bloggers to get a makeover (not hinting on anything, I presume), and then we all eventually lunged for pieces on the racks and changed in the curtainless dressing rooms like varsity boys’ basketball locker room. It was so fun, to say the least, to mingle with UK’s top loved bloggers wearing Britain’s most-loved online retailer new season pieces. The evening folded with delicious cookies that were baked by one Kayla (who has a baking blog!) of ASOS’ team, and a goodybag, as if the evening wasn’t VIP treatment enough.

Hats off to ASOS for putting on such a great evening. Bloggers catwalk, what an idea!

Bloglovin has been a part of my daily routine for about a year now. Everyday I’d wake up and do 560 push-ups, gulp down a can of red bull, throw a dart or two, and then I’d turn the laptop on to check my email and Bloglovin’. (After that I shave everything except my sideburns)

I’ve loaded up the bookmarks list, tried using one of those RSS readers, relied on memory… but nothing seems to beat Bloglovin’ in the efficiency of blog reading. The nature of design & fashion blogs have changed so much that the contents should ideally be read within the layout design, so an RSS snippet just don’t cut it anymore. Bloglovin’ is such an easy way to follow your favourite blogs (any blog, not just fashion), I recommend it, if you haven’t tried already.

Fashion bloggers on the ASOS catwalk! from ASOS on Vimeo.

Full post to follow as soon as I have a few more photos, in the meantime watch UK’s much loved fashion bloggers roly-polying down the ASOS catwalk during the Acess All Areas Blogger event! (More like power-jogging in my case)

Based on this photo!

Sometimes I feel so ashamed that I’m not fluent in the language of the country I received my milkteeth in, where I shortened the hems of my skirts in teenage rebellion, where I decided I was adult enough to watch a gore flick. (wasn’t.) This beautiful illustration was sent to me by Julia from the handsome city of Kraków, and here I am, stuck thanking her in English as if I’ve never been to Poland before. Let me try at least, Dziekuje Ci kochanie za ta sliczna ilustracje :D

Pozdrowienia dla wszystkich Polskich czytelniczek (i czytelnikow?)! Przypominacie mi o moim rodzinnym domu!

(OK fine, I got help. Thank you Macku for helping with my crap Polish <3)

FACEHUNTER by Yvan Rodric; Published by Thames & Hudson 2010; Booksigning 12th March 2010

Yvan was indeed tied to a stack of his book (well, metaphorically) as the queue for the book signing extended around the bookshelves and into the Economics & Finance area of Foyles, which I must say was starting to look a little out of place. Think of it this way, a line of professors lining up for a Antony Beevor book-signing and the tail just happened to end up in the Fashion & Styling section… (Not trying to assign stereotype that fashion lovers must all be in the creative industry/education, in case anyone wanted to get started on that.)

Yvan was incredibly friendly; Kit and I were the first few to line up so I think we were the few that had a full-fledged conversation with him: What’s your name, what’s your blog, where are you from, what did you have for breakfast, why are you allergic to cats and dust?… from the 10th person I’m sure he reduced the conversation to the breakfast topic, signed a copy and yelled NEXT CUSTOMER!

We already know about the beautiful photography, but the best bit about the book was the delicious juxtaposition of the photos in each spread that somehow carried a story through the entire book. There was minimal text to worry about typography or layout, but how clever is the bar-code placement, on the spine of the book!