Friday, August 28, 2009

Le Toppy Shoppy...

I was super flattered when Arcadia invited me down to their HQ for a blogger press event to preview their AW '09 collections. I still can't believe that they wanted me there, it was a bit surreal and so strange having to introduce myself as 'Winnie from Diamond Canopy'. Wierd, for someone who started this blog out of procrastination during the last few months of uni...

The event was so much fun and the whole set up was a bloggers dream.
They had an old school style photo booth which turned out to be like the wardrobe in Narnia, except waaaay better because it led to rails of clothes which included key pieces from the Arcadia brands (Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Evans to name a few) a photography area and plenty of accessories.

Fun shoes to play with...

Painted white props...
Once the outfits were chosen it was time to let the photographer snap you!

After a little detective work I found Miggy's blog. She looked absolutely stunning in all her outfits. I also need that lace dress in my life.

I got to know the lovely Emily from My Fashion Life. We were both early to the event so we ended up browsing Urban Outfitters and H&M, of course.

This was a little daunting at first, especially when my photos are usually taken in the comfort of my own home...but we soon embraced it!

The photos were then transfered to a computer where you could either upload them straight onto your blog or take a complimentary USB port and take them all home! Of course, I chose the freebie option.


I look like I am enjoying whatever I am pretending to listen to. I couldn't actually hear any of the directions from the photographer, the headphones muffled everything! I was also quite surprised that the dress and vest I chose were from Miss Selfridge. I should definitely pay more attention to that shop.

Emily and I had a joint photo together, she is so tall that even with heels I am STILL midget-sized.


Even sitting down she was still taller but I guess that the foreshortened look in this picture isn't too great either. Damn my short legs.

Here is everyones favourite blogger, Susie getting in on the action.

Gemma and I discussed our wardrobes with Susie and I may just have to take Susie's advice and roll up my entire wardrobe to avoid creases...

Aside from the trying on of lovely spangly new clothes, it was just amazing being in a room full of bloggers and knowing that they are all as enthusiastic about fashion as you are. It was fun meeting fellow bloggers including Michelle from Cheapskate Chic, Gemma from Gem Fatale, Alice from Reflection of Alice, Emily from My Fashion Life, Scarlett from Little Bambi Boots and of course Susie. So a big thank you to Arcadia for a great night!
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53 comments

  1. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    It looks like you had SO much fun! I wish i could do something like that!

    Rose

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  2. Wow, that's such an awesome opportunity! It seriously sounds like my dream event, bahaha. I'm so happy you shared that with us (:

    &you look great in your photos, by the way. very fun, very free.

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  3. looks like so much fun... how lucky...

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  4. looks like fun. Great outfits too!

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  5. What a fabulous experience, looks like you all had such an awesome time!!

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  6. Ooh, I saw the pictures on Style Bubble. It's so cool that you were all invited to this and got to meet each other! It looks like a lot of fun. It would be nice if the phorographer took the shots from a more flettering angle, though.

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  7. aha! I wanted to speak to you!! You're a cutie. I need your tights please.

    xx

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  8. omg it must have been so exciting !!!! congratulations !! and thank you for your nice comment !

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  9. wow, what great pics. looks like a funny afternoon. what a great experience to see the life behind the magazine pics

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  10. Awesome!

    I love those royal blue booties and red too...Topshop?

    XoXo

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  11. This looks amazing, i literally would've fainted after seeing all those clothes. Loved how you chose the free option! I can tell that Topshop will be taking more of my wages this season...

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  12. Im so jealous i cant even explain! lol looks like you had lotsa fun x

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  13. I saw tihs post on susie's blog!!! Looks so fun!!

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  14. looks like you had an amazing time, lucky girl! and yes...miss selfridge is making some kind of crazy comeback, when did that happen?

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  15. omg so cool!cant believe you got to meet susie!!
    did you get any other free stuff?
    xxx

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  16. woww you lucky girl, sounds like an amazing day! you even got to meet up with other great bloggers including susie ofcourse, jealous! you look great in the photos!

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  17. Hey Winnie,

    Had so much fun with you! Such a great night, hope we get to meet again soon :)

    xx

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  18. Oł thanks ;) I love your dress and a big smile ;p

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  19. I know, thats the best sound.. and thank you =)
    Oh, looks like u had a great time- great photos !!

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  20. oh this must have been fun!
    you look gorgeous, darling :)
    xoxo

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  21. This looks like so so much fun, so jealous! You look llllovely by the way, can't believe they're miss selfridges either! x

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  22. Wow, that sounds like so much fun!

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  23. That is so great! Love your outfit. It must have been a blast. You go girl!

    Thanks so much for the comment too.

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  24. I've enjoyed seeing these pictures on all the various blogs...everyone looks great!

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  25. This looks wonderful! I want to meet all these bloggers (and you too!)!!! And the size comparison is wonderful. I did a shoot once and there was similar size disparity (me as the short one)...I never feel short until moments like that.

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  26. wow. read abt the event on a couple of other blogs and it seems like fun. whatelse to expect tho when a few of the most popular british labels allow access to their stuff for everyone to freely play around with it. sounds like some nice playground.

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  27. some great stuff in this. Love that lovely skirt of yours. Wow.

    Congrads on this!

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  28. I'm so happy you were in this!

    thanks for the note, too.

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  29. this sounds like an amazing time!!! you look so cute.

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  30. How exciting! What an amazing time that looks like! And those blue booties. Yum!

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  31. What a great event - looks like everyone had a lot of fun :).

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  32. wow that was so much fun ! wish we had that kind of event here . :)

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  33. Looks like a lot of fun!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  34. Hi, yummy blog so glad I stumbled across you and found a uk fashion blogger am now following you.We have somthing in common with the cake and clothing thing, they do just go so well together though dont they. Sharon xx

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  35. late comment is late but it was great meeting you! Shame you have go so early, next time I will MAKE you have another drink with me ;) x

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  36. Fantastico bella!

    I am, of course, seething with jealousy... you fashionable types have it all easy - some of us actually have to try to look cool *sob*

    *attacks milk tray*


    Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks flower. I still need to get a few things for Italy, so will be in great need of a personal fashion consultation (^-^)

    ciao mio piccolo amico! xxxxxxxxxx

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  37. looks like you had fun, i would have been tempted to take everything home with me lol

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  38. SO JEALOUS! I've read that quite a few bloggers got the chance to feature in their own photoshoot, and explore the new collections. It looked like an amazing evening....and you look great! xx

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  39. I wish I could have attended that event! It looks like so much fun :)

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  40. ohhh you look great!!! i wiiiiish i coul dhave made it, i bet it was scary though to meet all the bloggers in the flesh!! how come we both live in birmingham and have never met up?! at xmas we must!!

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  41. Something beginning with C...30 August 2009 at 19:24

    this is late! love this post winn, great to see the photos. love, love, love both outfits - the first is so fun and the 2nd is pretty smart - the green jacket is fab and you carry it off so well and the black dress is so cute! cant wait to procrastinate from horrendous M-level work load in the bullring with you from sept - like old times (but with added UO student discount!) ooh, and looking forward to seeing you- helping claire shop is always a joy - we know how she can mass-purchase like a good 'un with a little encouragement from her tiny helpers xxx

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  42. It's so awesome that you got picked for this. Love the pics.

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  43. what an amazing day! i saw this on susie's blog & was looking forward to reading your post too. what a great opportunity!

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  44. ahhhhhh winnie that is so cool!!!! glad you got to do this!!!!!!!

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  45. wow! So cool Winnie!

    Get together wish some other cool bloggers and also take pictures that in a studio!

    I love your shots and everything!
    London is really amazing!!

    Many kisses from Brazil!

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  46. Wow so cool that you did a photoshoot for their collection! It looks like a fun day and the pictures turned out amazing!

    Thanks for your sweet comment btw!

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  47. a dream come true!!! what a fun fun photoshoot, and with other bloggers too! jealous!!! xxxxxx

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