Harvey Nichols Birmingham 10th Birthday Party

Well, how excited was I to get a tweet from Harvey Nichols Birmingham inviting me to their 10th Birthday Party? Very excited seems like a bit of an understatement! (Followed by, oh my god, has it been 10 years? Really?) As it was Harvey Nicks, I was expecting glamour. I wasn’t to be disappointed.

I went along with my brum blogging ladies (and one of their men!) and have to say I had the most fabulous night. A big shout out to the blogging girls, they are such an enormous laugh, weren’t afraid to get silly with the dressing up box, and picked me up when I managed to have a classic clumsy Emily moment falling out of the Mulberry photobooth. Yes, I did that. Luckily when it was still quite quiet. Ahem. [Read more…]

Vintage Wedding Dress Exhibition at the Fashion Museum, Bath

I got to indulge my history geekdom the weekend before last, as I got treated to a trip to the Fashion Museum in Bath (when I say I got treated to a trip, I obviously mean I dragged the other half round and then had to make it up to him by going on a mission to find local ales).

I knew that I was in for an extravaganza of historical fashion, but what I hadn’t realised was that currently, in celebration of the royal marriage, there is a whole exhibit devoted to wedding dresses through the ages. Imagine my squees!

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A Rock n Roll Party Roundup

On Thursday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the RocknRoll Bride party in London. If you’re a bride to be and haven’t yet checked out Kat’s amazing blog, then please do so immediately! Hopefully it comes across that I’m extremely passionate about couples expressing their own sense of style on the big day, and that is what Kat is all about.

Imagine then, my joy, when I heard earlier this year that out of the 500 people who had applied for tickets to her shindig, I was one of the successful 200.

It was an utterly amazing night. It seemed a little like the whole of Soho & Covent Garden had been transformed into Rock n Roll land, from randomly bumping into Steve Gerrard outside my hotel, to spying people in vintage dresses or holding strange props (for the photobooth) outside a club and knowing that we were heading in the right direction! [Read more…]

Social Media Creating Communities – Warwick Tweetup

I am a complete geek, and therefore unsurprisingly love Social Media. Not only does it help me keep a handle on my social life (admittedly limited due to the joys of running my own business!) but perhaps more importantly, Facebook, Linked In and Twitter have been absolutely instrumental in the building of my business.

Often when I evangelise about twitter to my friends and contacts, they are somewhat surprised, “isn’t it just a load of self-obsessed people tweeting about what they are having for lunch?” Well, yes, it is, but those who focus on that aspect are kind of missing the point. Twitter allows me to network amongst my contacts, if you find just a few people who are interesting, there’s a large chance that you’ll also get on with the people they find interesting. Suddenly your teeny following list that started with just a handfull of people you’ve met, and a couple of celebrities is a huge and powerful network. I can’t count the number of jobs I’ve worked on with people I’ve met through Twitter. Perhaps most comforting to those of us who are self-employed, though, and often working on our own, is the sense of community, the support and advice of those who you admire. If you’re ever feeling a bit down in the dumps or sorry for yourself, there will be someone to moan with you, someone to inspire you, and someone to give you the kick you need; and when it’s all going well, feel free to shout about it, your community will celebrate with you and help you make sure that the world knows about it. [Read more…]