This week, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Summer Social with THE OUTNET for some of my very favourite bloggers. Once the invitations - illustrated by me - had gone out, there was a lot of planning to do, but it all came together for one fabulous summer soiree.
It was one of the hottest days of the year - luckily, the hair and makeup team were there to mattify skin and volumise hair. We played dress up with THE OUTNET'S gorgeous summer collection (not least of all the new candy-hued jeans from their own brand Iris & Ink), feasted on shrimp, fishcakes and handbag-shaped biscuits, and sipped custom cocktails from my own illustrated menu, before taking to the photo booth to post in all our finery with my lifesized illustration. Scroll down for all the photos!
|Bag candy - literally!|
|My illustrated cocktail menu|
|Me and gorgeous ladies Lucy Williams from Fashion Me Now and Michelle Bobb Parris|
|Clothes, glorious clothes - my favourite being THAT Stella McCartney jacket|
|A NET-A-PORTER Group event would not be complete with a few bouquets of white flowers|
|The beautiful Anneli Willis from What I Bought Today wearing Balenciaga sunglasses|
|Some seriously covetable accessories, edited by yours truly. Obsessed with the Oscar de la Renta mules|
|Everyone went gaga over Iris & Ink's new The Skinny collection in rainbow hues|
|I'm a sucker for a pair of Charlotte Olympia platforms|
|Lucy and Anneli in black and white|
|More rainbow brights... would you expect anything less from me?|
|Edible sunglasses and the all-important hashtag: #stylesocial|
|My fabulous assistant Aneeka and Blame It On the Fashion's Marie|
|Lovely ladies Briony aka A Girl, A Style and Fisayo from Mirror Me|
|2D Natalie just hangin' by the accessories|
|Me with my lifesized illustration, who is now living with me in my flat! We are both wearing J.Crew skirts and Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps, she is also wearing a Zoe Karssen tee and Michael Kors bag, and I am wearing a J.Crew top.|
|The hair and makeup corner|
|Catching up with the gorgeous Fisayo|
|Michelle and Marie|
|I simply had to try on this Roksanda Ilincic jacket - NEED! - and a pair of Balenciaga sunglasses|
I will remember the evening for a long time to come. Thank you to the lovely blogger ladies that made it (even though it was searing hot outside!) and of course to the wonderful THE OUTNET team, with whom none of this would have been possible.
P.s. Have you entered my competition to win the new Nokia Lumia 925 phone and a £200 shopping spree yet? Details here.