A couple of weekends ago I was fortunate to be able to attend the #bloggersxmas held at Finches Pub in Finsbury Square, London.
After getting completely lost, with no Internet connection on my phone so I couldn’t even check google maps, I finally arrived about 20 minutes late. The hubby had to talk me through directions over the phone in the end!
Anyway, late and slightly flustered I was greeted by jasmine and Kirsty, authors of Soeursdeluxe.com, who organised the event. They were lovely and very welcoming.
The event was a chance to meet up with other bloggers and to meet some exciting brands. After a glass of refreshing Apple punch I had a little wander around the brands showcases. There was a good mix of brands I already new and some new discoveries. Here is a quick round up of the best.
Online boutique Mikko specialise in luxury fashion created by talented designers from across Europe.
I loved the simplicity of their dresses and super chunky knitwear. Some of the pieces were modelled by Mikko’s representatives who kindly posed for photos. (Sorry I forgot your names) Don’t they look fab though!
She takes inspiration from her husband who is a chef and adopts a similar approach to recipe development when creating new scents.
My favourite has to be Berries and Black Pepper. Berry scents can often be too sweet and overpowering for me but the addition of black pepper adds a balanced spiciness to the fragrance.
I’m gutted my photography was not up to scratch on the day as it really doesn’t do the brand justice.
Jewelled Buddha is a brand that has captured my heart. I’m saving my pennies so I can purchase one of their handcrafted sari necklaces in the near future.
All of the scarves and necklaces are created from repurposed saris meaning each piece is one-of-a-kind.
Jewelled Budda works in partnership with Indian based social enterprise, Wandering silk, ensuring the skilled women who create each necklace and scarf are paid a fair wage, experience regular employment and safe working conditions.
The brand is truly inspiring in its promotion of zero waste and empowering of women.
Annoyingly I was so busy chatting to Harjit about the brand and its work I totally forgot to take any photos of the gorgeous necklaces and scarfs. Do check out their website though here.
I have always been a fan of Joe Browns who were at the event showcasing their Christmas collection. It is Beautiful, with a capital B.
Other creatives showcasing at the event included; the very talented Sheena Bulsara who creates one-of-a-kind jewellery, Katherine Ellizerbeth Millinery and Gia who were displaying their soon to launch collection of clutch bags.
The event was sponsored by jewellerybox.co.uk who provided the bags for our goody bags we were lucky to receive. We were gifted by brands including skinfix, freeman beauty, popband, PNY, yankeecandle and my beauty matches.