Listen up, we’re pretty excited about this – it’s the first ever Style & Then Some giveaway competition.
Busy little bloggers that we are, gadding about town hopping from press days to blogger events to product launches, team Style & Then Some realised recently that we’ve amassed A LOT of beauty goodies. I’m talking hair products, make up, skincare stuff, you name it. And really good brands too – check out just a few in the photo above.
So we thought it’d be nice to offer a couple of our lovely readers a chance to win a big goodie bag each stuffed with these brilliant beauty products. Isn’t that selfless of us? Well, not entirely, because in return we’d like you to help us spread the word about your favourite blog (that’s us, of course) and encourage you to come to our next tweet up on 12th January.
Here’s how it works:
We’ve got two big bags full of beauty goodies that you can have a chance of winning, either by sharing this blog post via social media or entering a prize draw at the tweet up.
1. HOW TO ENTER ONLINE
On Facebook, click here to like the Style & Then Some page OR if you already like us then click here and like this post on our Facebook page.
On Twitter, click here to follow Style & Then Some then tweet this post using the little blue tweet box at the bottom of the page. If you already follow us, just tweet this post and you’ll be automatically entered.
2. HOW TO ENTER AT THE TWEET UP
Come to our tweet up at Vodka Revolution in Soho on 12th January 2011. All details can be found here. It’ll be a classic numbers in a box raffle system. Grab a ticket on arrival and at the end of the night we’ll draw the winner of the goodie bag.
The competition is open from now until midnight on 12th Janaury 2011. After the closing date we’ll pick one winning entry at random.
Although the phrase is a bit of a cliché, the fashion industry is having a ‘microtrend’ moment. Back in October, Hermès unveiled their a limited edition Sari collection, with piece priced between £4,000 – £5,000 a pop (wow..) – a move designed to celebrate the opening of their new Mumbai flagship.
Never one to be outdone, Karl Lagerfeld also embraced the Asian trend earlier this month, staging a decadent Maharaja-themed couture show to showcase his ‘Paris-Bombay’ collection. The Daily Mail reported shortly afterwards that Essex’s finest David Gandy was planning to relocate to the Indian capital to open up a hotel.
Left to right: A sari from the Hermes collection; Chanel 'Paris-Bombay' collection; David Gandy
In the name of research, I had a quick scan of the high street to see if the microtrend was slowly surfacing – and surely enough it was all there. With my magpie instinct, one of the brands that stuck out the most for me was the Marianne Cotterill collection at Matches:
These pretty pieces play on the traditional Indian idea of a hath panja – jewellery which runs along the back of the hand from the wrist to the wedding finger. I remember my granny had an impressive set, in the gaudiest yellow gold with green inlaid enamel. Granted, they were spectacular but far too loud to wear day-to-day. What Cotterill’s collection does rather cleverly is update the classic design with a sprinkling of semi-precious stones and charms. Beautiful don’t you think?
Have you spotted any pieces that are working the Indian microtrend? If so, let us know @Style_thensome