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Fashion Event: The Golden Ticket Event at Westfield London

7 Apr

So two consecutive Westfield posts…. it may be becoming my favourite shopping destination! Today I’m blogging about their Golden Ticket Event which took place on Tuesday night, which I can barely remember due to the copious amounts of free alcohol!

With promised discounts, freebies and cocktails, there were plenty of stylish people queuing to get in. I was pleased to see it was, as promised, an exclusive event, open only to ticket holders and felt rather important walking down the sparkly gold carpet!

The first bit of entertainment was a performance from up and coming girlband Parade. I presumed they were just another girl band with good looks and excellent styling (sequins, heels and leather shorts) but their acoustic version of Cee-Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ really won me over. I also LOVED Lauren’s sequinned trousers, which she told me she bought from ASOS… but I can’t find them on there now booo!

Soon after the performance, fellow blogger Madison arrived and we headed straight to our favourite store… Mulberry! There was a lengthy queue, but we were kept occupied by free booze and people watching. Here we had the opportunity to win a Mulberry Tillie *sigh* and experience the Mulberry photo booth which was great fun (as you can tell!).

Hershesons were on hand to let us try on wigs and hair pieces. As Madison and I have too much hair to consider either… we tried on some coloured streaks and hair bows instead!

There was a sudden commotion and we realised it was none other than Naomi Campbell opening her pop-up store Fashion for Relief. We attempted to use our blogging credentials to get into the private party and failed, whilst Sophie Ellis-Bextor swanned straight in… ah well!

Having had 3 cocktails, 2 glasses of champagne and a tequila shot (I never drink tequila unless I’m TOTALLY wasted)… food was a necessity and we managed to get our hands on one mini fruit tart and a mini eclair (a nutritious dinner or what?!). Alcohol + mini desserts = ridiculously happy bloggers.

We then stumbled upon some more entertainment in the form of erotic ballet dancing. What amused me most was the religious looking lady covering her son’s eyes in the middle picture… haha!

We headed towards Toywatch to enter their competition and on the way introduced ourselves to blogger and DJ Bip Ling who was wearing AMAZING floral wedge shoes… which the security guard taking the photo clearly didn’t notice….!

Grabbing another glass of champagne we headed to Kurt Geiger… most definitely a dangerous activity when under the influence of this much alcohol. I literally fell in LOVE with a pair of shoes… yes I may have had beer-goggles on… but I’m sure they were THE ONES. They were comfy(ish) 5 inch heels, which could be worn both day AND night. The price was a less attractive £120. I drunkenly tried to persuade the salesman to give me a discount at which point he told me they’d closed 10 minutes ago… Whoops!

Stumbling out of the store, I had the dutch courage to ask complete strangers whether they’d like to appear on my blog for being their stylish selves… these two sets of ladies were my particular favourites.

On the left are the beautiful ladies who work at Whistles, Westfield… I loved the pleat skirt combined with the leopard print platforms and vintage scarf. On the right were some lovely girls also enjoying the free booze as it was one of their birthday’s. Wearing a midi high-waisted skirt, moccasins, timeless Mulberry Bayswater AND a bright blouse…. what trendsetters!

The evening had flown by and I must say Westfield London certainly know how to throw a party. It was a fabulous night… even if I only partially remember it!

Fashion Event – Big Fashion Wardrobe at Westfield London

5 Apr

On the weekend I went on a little shopping spree to Westfield London, and stumbled upon their ‘Big Fashion Wardrobe’.

Of course it’s every girls dream to have a walk-in wardrobe, but this took it to another level! Various shops including River Island, French Connection, NW3, Firetrap and Ted Baker had set up pop up shops resembling wardrobes with various themes and decor.

My personal favourite was Ted Baker which had a garden theme and their wardrobe had faux greenery attached as well as deck chairs!

My favourite collection was River Island’s Chelsea Girl. I literally wanted to buy EVERYTHING!

Funnily enough… Chelsea girl is a re-launch of the brand which became River Island. The website states ‘Chelsea Girl was a high street favourite of the 60s, 70s and 80s before evolving into River Island in 1988’. There was a great selection of print tops and little boxy shoulder bags.

I thought this print dress was so cute and could be dressed up with heels and a long length necklace or down with brogues and a skinny belt.

Other noteworthy wardrobes were Paul’s Boutique for the hot pink-ness and decor. French Connection followed the ‘era’ trend including this old school TV/piano combo and mannequin with slightly provocatively spread legs…?!

I’m still in love with French Connection’s Shelby’s Summer Maxi Dress which they also had on display… though I think the price tag is a little steep at £155!

They also had huge bag and shoe walls…. *swoon*

My favourite pair had to be these black wedge sandals by Marta Jonsson.

Westfield always seem to be having fantastic retail events (as well as having too many shops for even me!)… so check their website regularly or sign up to their newsletter to stay updated.

This week they’re launching the ‘Fashion for Relief’ Pop Up Shop endorsed by Naomi Campbell which will be open Tuesday 5th– Wednesday 13th April 2011. It will be selling designer outfits, raising money for The Prince’s Trust (I do love fashion related charity events!). I’m going to try to head over so will blog about it if I do!