To Be Nominated

28 October 2011

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Who is the person who said this about my blog?  Can we be best mates please?!  Even though I didn't win, this comment made my night!

It's very rare that I get to attend an awards ceremony.  In fact, it's very rare that I get to attend any kind of ceremony (the last perhaps was my graduation back in July) complete with formal proceedings and a celebration at the end.  Luckily as I have previously mentioned (or canvassed for votes depending how you look at things), I was nominated in the best established blog category in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards and was able to attend Wednesday's event.  It was held at Bond on Kingly Street and promised to be a glitzy event but what I was most excited about was to see all of the bloggers in attendance.  It's very rare that everyone can travel from their various UK cities and meet up in one place, so it was an event to see familiar faces and meet some new ones as well as stalking the odd canapĂ©.

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards Cosmos
Cocktail or Mocktail?  

TBA dress American Apparel tights Office boots
Dress - TBA
Tights - American Apparel
Boots - Office
'K' Necklace - Brooklyn Charm

Now anyone that knows me is aware that I am an eternal cheapskate.  Everything I buy has some kind of discount attached or is reduced in some way, even if it's by 1p. Apprentice style  I guess Asos has the right kind of idea by holding all of these 'flash sales' all of the time, getting people like me to buy things unnecessarily when I should otherwise be doing normal early-evening activities.  I spied this TBA dress when it was reduced by 50% and thought that it'd be one of my few chances to own something by the brand I've been coveting for a long time.  In the back of my mind I knew the awards were coming up and I thought it would be a good dress to wear on the evening so lo and behold, my outfit was sorted about 3 weeks before the event.  I attempted to 'glam' myself up even further and halfheartedly followed a make up tutorial by Tanya, until I realised that I owned none of the brushes nor products involved and ended up making up the rest.  You see this is why I'm not a beauty blogger!  I went over my hair with the GHD's I was sent a while ago (I am fully converted and love the way they heat up quickly, handy when you have 10 minutes to sort your hair out) and luckily the rain held off and everything stayed intact.  It's a shame that the pictures had to be taken in the only place with blogger-worthy light (the loos) and in the vicinity of patrons of a local restaurant, but I guess this is what happens when you get ready just as all the natural light starts to fade!

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards goody bag

Awesome goodybag with treats such as a full-size bottle of Moroccan Oil (get in), an intriguing ring by Accessory Freaks and some Jelly Belly beans which were finished long before my sister could get her hands on them...

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards shortlisted
 Carrie, Jazmine, Sarah, Me and Vicki, all posing and filming silly videos.  Photo stolen from the Cosmopolitan Facebook page, because that's how I roll.

Were you following the hashtag on Wednesday night?  It was definitely the most fun I've had at 6pm in the evening and although everything seem to finish early, it was great to have dinner with most of the bloggers in the fashion categories afterwards.  See, no rivalries involved!  Make sure you check out all of the winners and of course all of those shortlisted as there's a lot of great reading material to be found.  Being in the 'fashion blogger' bubble, it's easy to forget that it's only a small corner of the blogosphere and there really is a blog about anything under the sun.  It's an unparalleled way for individuals to express their views to a mass audience and it's really shaped the way I process fashion and various lifestyles.  How has reading blogs (and even writing one yourself) enhanced your life?

Thanks again to everyone who nominated and voted for me!  Cupcakes for everyone!

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  1. Ahhhh, it looks like it was such an amazing experience! Incredibly jel, understandably, I'm sure (hahaha). You looked lovely, those boots are an awesome colour!

    x Michelle |

  2. Lovely dress! Congrats on being nominated, you deserve it. You're right, it's lovely meeting everyone at these events. It was good to meet you briefly at the Aussie bootcamp, seems so long ago now x

  3. Congrats on being nominated Kristabel, I'm sad to say I didn't write that quote but can agree wholeheartedly with every bit! Glad you had a wonderful time :) x

  4. well done on being nominated anyway, must have been an interesting experience that evening. it's enhanced my life greatly i would say, on loads of levels. even though i'm not an every day blogger i feel i do get a lot out of it. both online and off

  5. Looks like you had a brilliant time :) Hope I can come along to one of these soon and get to meet all you lovely people :) x

  6. This looks like SUCH a great night! Congratulations on the nomination! You really do have a valuable blog. Keep up the great work! :)

  7. Damn girl, you look amazing in that outfit!

  8. looks like you had a great night - and congratulations on the nomination, you do have a fab blog xoxx

  9. Congrats on your nomination! That dress is gorgeous, definitely a good purchase!

  10. Wow that looked like a lot of fun! Congrats on being nominated that's awesome! Oh and I'm knitting a hat, I hope it comes out right haha.

  11. Aw, sounds (and looks) like a brilliant time was had by all! You look lovely, bloody love those boots.

    Really congratulations on the nomination, it's a great achievement x

  12. Love the pics, well done on the nomination!

  13. Very well done on your nomination - very well deserved. xx

  14. congrats on the nom! score on the Moroccan oil! looks like a super chic time! sooo were they mocktails or not??? :D

  15. Congratulations on being nominated, you have a amazing blog I love reading it. Truly deserved well done. xx

  16. I just found your blog via what olivia did because of the ads at the side bar. My blog is there, too, so I decided to visit all the other featured blogs. Yours is so great. Coming back to read more :) XO

  17. Good to hear you had fun! Unfortunately you didn't win, but keep up the good blogging...

    xoxo, Femke On the Button

  18. Eeeee that quote is the loveliest thing ever! I wish I had written that!

    Anyway, I absolutely love your dress and you look gorgeous! Also love the look of those (very watered down I've heard) cosmos!

    Oooh and yes, I've heard of lots of places in London which sell Bubble tea. It's getting really popular now and also thumbs up on you buying the pork buns from the bakery- char siu type buns are yummy!

  19. I love that you mixed black and brown! It's funny, that was just NOT done ages ago... I love living in an era where you can be more creative!

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  20. Those boots are gorgeous! and Well done! x