Last Saturday was Plus London 2011, and quite simply, it was AMAZING!
After dropping my stuff off at the hostel where I met Valerie (who is just as chic and stylish as she is on her blog) and Femmie (and met Katrin randomly on the way), the 3 of us got the tube to Marble Arch, where we met everyone at Evans flagshop store. I was super excited to meet so many bloggers, and probably a bit nervous too to be honest! I shouldn't have worried.... Everyone was super lovely and friendly. After spending a while in the store, browsing the clothes and chit chatting, we all disbanded off in groups to do what we all love.. SHOPPING! We (Me and Femmie)spent the morning hanging out with Devon (of Fat Nurse). We grabbed a coffee and headed over to probably my favourite shop in London, Selfridges, where we hit the beauty hall. It really is like heaven in there.... I just love the atmosphere in there as well!
It was then time to meet up with the rest of group in Hanover Square to make sure no one was lost and decide where to go for lunch. We ended up lunching at Yo! Sushi with Carla from Messy Carla and Maria of Frills 'n' Spills. Both ladies are so stylish and just fabulous! (Femmie had already spotted Marias coat when we had met earlier in Hanover Square. It looks so designer, so I went over and asked her straight out where it was from.. and it was from Tesco! It definitely broke the ice ;-)) Here is Carla and Maria in Yo! Sushi:
And me and Femmie:
After lunch, and a look in a few shops, Maria had to leave us (BOOOOOOOOOO) and Femmie, Carla and I popped into a few more shops on Oxford Street. I found loads of stuff I liked in Primark (Primark now goes up to a size 20, just so you know) but I was NOT queueing up! This shop seriously needs sorting out. Either buy bigger premises or put in more tills! After this we went to New Look (The one up the stairs, opposite Primark) where I bought some beautiful purple buckle brogues, that I will show you in the next post.
Then it was time for me and femmie to part ways with Carla and get ready for the evening do! Now, please excuse my lack of photos! I got 'tired and emotional' far too early, (I started drinking rum at about 17.30!) so totally forgot to take many photos! We were met on the door by a super glamourous Lauren who took our names and met up with all the lovely ladies from earlier.
We made our way downstairs where we found rails of clothes from some of our sponsors: Anna Scholz, Yours Clothing, ASOS, H&M, Torrid and Carmakoma.
I loved the brightly coloured prints at Anna Scholz, and I really got a 70s vibe from the dresses they have at the moment.
I was really interested to see a few items from the H&M inclusive range as well. I adored a beautiful cream/white cardigan, that was as soft as kittens! It had the cutest sequins on the front too. I thought it looked really vintage and would look perfect with pretty much everything! I was also pretty excited to see the Yours Clothing Peter Pan collar tunic that caused a lot of excitement recently in the blogosphere. Lauren had it on earlier and it looked fab, and it was nice to see it in real life as it were. (I have literally had to sit on my wallet to stop me buying this!)
At this point, we wondered into the pop up photo studio that was provided by Fashion Loves Photos and The Second Floor Studio, to say hello to Diana and Geoff, and of course have our photos taken:
Photo courtesy of Fashion Loves photos/The Second Floor Studio. Please do not steal! (You would also be a weirdo if you did!)
(Jumpsuit, Ruby Rocks at Evans. Shoes, Primark. Belt, Evans. Necklace, Accessorize.
Femmie is wearing: Dress, Dorothy Perkins Tall. Shoes, Next wide fit)
If you ever need any photos taking I really recommend these guys. Diana is so lovely and makes you feel totally at ease in front of the camera.
I managed to take one photo (!) of a blogger; The lovely Katrin of reizende Rundungen:
I was so sad when the night ended! Femmie and I decided that the night was still young and ended up going for a few more drinks, queuing up at G.A.Y and giving up as the queue was HUGE (Cher Lloyd is more popular than we thought!) and hobbling back to the hostel at about 1am.
I met so many wonderful people. It was really quite surreal to be in the same room as all the bloggers I have admired for so long. I really hope this is something we can do again sometime!
Thanks to our sponsors:
- Simply Be
- Yours Clothing
- Anna Scholz
- Plus Size Tall
- Domino Dollhouse
- Domino Dollhouse
- Little Miss Delicious
- Bijoux Bijou
- Re/Action magazine
- Dicke Welten
And Mega thanks to Lauren, Carla, Valerie, Steph and Sophie for organising it all, and Lauren's lovely friends that helped out too.