Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ahoy there!

Aussie and the girls over at 1000 heads are amazing. On Saturday they hosted a fab Nautical themed party at the Tiki party room over at Birmingham's best cocktail bar, Island Bar which turned out to be an amazing, fun night and which leads to this very picture heavy post!

First of all, I swung by the swanky Malmaison hotel (located at uber fashionable Mail Box to see Fi from Save Our Shoes and Emily from My Fashion Life. Everytime I see Fi, it's a lot of fun. It's funny how blogging has introduced me to some really awesome friends! I also hadn't seen Emily since wayyy back at that Arcadia blogger's event last year and it was so much fun catching up!
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Before the party, I gave them a quick tour of the Custard Factory where the weekly Flea market was open...
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Hanging out at the flea
Where Fi bought me and Emily a cupcake each...
A gift from Fi!
On the way back to the Hotel, I spotted this random bit of poster peeking through which caught my eye.
Graffiti in Digbeth
We also made a detour to a pub 20mins bus ride away for Fi to leave a present for her friend's band that were playing. Fi and LJ over at Save Our Shoes are good friends with Phosphorescent and they are really good, definitely check them out if you have time!

A quick outfit shot after changing into some different shoes and a slick of MAC'S Russian Red lippy...
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Dress (Chi Chi avaliable at TopShop) Cardi (River Island) Belt (H&M) Tights and Shoes (Topshop)
We then headed off to the bar where we were greeted with amazing cocktails..
Strawberry rum punch
Bar goodies
We had cocktail lessons...
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Fi and Emma having a go...
Cocktail lessons!
My friend Kate missing the cocktail shaker...
Oops
And also had many a cocktail at the open bar (wow wow)
Tiki mojito
Pretty Emily!
Emily and her cocktail
We were pampered and I chose to have curly hair...my hair is so straight that it usually just defys curls but the stylists did such a great job!
Curls!
Pampering!
The stylists, Amber and Zara were so much fun too!
So fun!
There was a spot of robot dancing from Emma from 1000 heads and Fi.
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...and we managed to take some silly photos
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Fi and Duck
A pic of me and my friend Sally...
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At the end of the night, we were given party bags! These were waaay better than any party bag I've ever received at children's birthday parties!
Freebies
We all agreed this was the best party that we had ever been to, thank you so much Aussie!!

For more photos check out my flickr or the ones over at Aussie/1000 heads!

PS. I used the leave in conditioner over night in my hair and it's so good, it not only smells good but my hair feels so soft too!
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65 comments

  1. seems like it was so fun! and your dress is really cute too XD

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  2. 1000heads are amazing people! Cutie dress you have there.

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  3. So cute...I love Tiki drinks with all the accessories in them.

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  4. Nautical party!! Sounds awesome :) and I'm going to add you on flickr <3

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  5. oh wow, i love your dress! looks like you had a great time!

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  6. What a great nautical outfit, dearest Winnie! :)

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  7. OMG lovely nautical outfit! Hehe your dress is so gorgeous and everything together (:

    Oo silver pearls and mint frosting. Looks like you had lots of fun (:

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  8. Your dress is so cute. This sounds like an amazing party and such a great theme also.

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  9. Looks like such an amazing night. I have an Aussie party next week, so I'm very excited about that now. I love the pictures!
    Your outfit is pretty perfect! I love the dress.

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  10. aww you make such a cute sailor! i wish there were more manchester/liverpool based blogger events boooo

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  11. oh wow this party is amazing!
    i love to see how you guys had so much fun
    the the cocktail lesson is cute!

    xoxo

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  12. Looks like fun and you look great in red lippy! I know Amber!!

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  13. Wow. you look great girlie and the party looks so much fun! :)
    I cant wait to attend my one in August!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xxx

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  14. Sounds like so much fun! I love all your nautical themed outfits. So pretty!

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  15. That looks like some real fun at this. Wow, drinks, and all. So loved your outfit. Great with the sailor hat!

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  16. ah looks like you guys had a great time xxxx

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  17. A nautical theme sounds fabulous :) And such a cute cupcake!

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  18. Those drinks look so good, I wanna try! Still loving your red lipstick by the way!

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  19. looks like you had so much fun! your hair looks cute curly.

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  20. Oh wow what fun and a fab theme too ! The 1000 girls are just so lovely, I am very excited for the Volume Party which is in Manchester!

    Gla you had fun !

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  21. looks like loads of fun! :) I stayed at Malmaison when I was in Oxford and it was one of the greatest hotels I have ever stayed!
    xoxo

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  22. Ok I LOVED YOUR OUTFIT! sailoriffic!

    + Thanks for the warm wishes. I'm glad the post gave you a litte happy

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  23. oh how fun.... i love your smile and the cupcake.

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  24. it looks like you had a wonderful day. i love the top picture, very cute :)

    love, jazzabelle. xxx
    http://jazzabellesdiary.blogspot.com/

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  25. looks like so much fun! wow... you look great in red lips! and i LOVE those tights!

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  26. adorable outfit!

    looked like you had lots of fun :)

    weezngmonkeys (my blog)

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  27. cupcake cravins at an all time HIGH right now! haha YUMO!

    xxx

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  28. dropped by ur blog and love it!!

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  29. Seems like you had a wonderful time! :)

    That cupcake looks delicious.

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  30. HAHA odd enough, i can't get over the color of that cupcake - soo adorable!
    love your shoes + party looks like fun :)

    x

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  31. Grrr.. I just tried posting but I don't think the submit request went through. Just wanted to say this looks like an amazing party!! Is that a blue Tiffany&Co. box in the last picture? Either way those earrings are ADORABLE and I want them!!

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  32. Wow that looked like so much fun! Thank you for sharing all the photos, I wish I could have been there hehe^^

    Your dress is so cool and cute!! I love the way you coordinated it^^

    And that cupcake...it looks yummy!

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  33. So fun, darling!
    Love your ruffled dress!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  34. You guys all looked gorgeous and it looked like such a fun party - can't wait for mine!

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  35. you all have got fascinating outfits! ^*


    btw, join the game! - http://paroodija.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/177/ (:

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  36. lovely pictures you guys looks great really a cool post

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  37. You look awesome with curly hair and red lips. What a fun event! xoxo

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  38. this is fantastic, you all look like you had such a great time!

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  39. love the tights!!!
    :D

    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  40. thanks for lovely comment. Super fab dress ... and even more fab hat ... green with envy on both counts!! xx

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  41. aaahh!! that totally looks like a fun party!! i wish i can attend blogger events here in my city, but sadly i dont think there are many fashion bloggers out here..

    anyway, you look so adorable in that dress.. those tights are perfect with it!! :D cute!!!

    sybil
    Animated Confessions

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  42. omg I love the sailor theme!! Your dress is so pretty and flowy. And that's one nice looking cupcake.

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  43. totally looks like so much fun!
    i totally have to check this bar out too :)

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  44. that looks insanely fun!! the russian red is fab on you and those sailor has are amazing - did get to keep them?! haha! I seen the pics from another Aussie party over at Pretty Much Penniless, those guys sure know how to host a party! I've never met any bloggers, but i'm only new to the world of blogging, but i can't wait to make friends with similar interests :)

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  45. adorable post! i felt like i was having fun with you :)

    xo Alison

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  46. your dress is freekin perfectt! <3

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  47. Jealous, much? I loved all the Aussie events as they really pushed the boat out; can't wait to re-unite with you all again, not long now!

    Kb from I Want You To Know
    xx

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  48. cute dress! the event looks like a lot of fun!!

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  49. Those are some cool photos. I bet it was a really awesome time.

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  50. This looks like so much fun. I adore your outfit, so perfect. I can't get enough of the nautiful trend right now.

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  51. Great photos! I love your dress and your hair looks great curly.
    xx

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  52. my gosh, can i have that cupcake!? x

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  53. Blogger meetups are the best! This seriously looks like the funnest event EVER! I'm so glad you had a good time; and...I'm kind of in love with the nautical look you're rocking. Pretty pretty!! :)

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  54. Nice dress, looks like you having fun :)

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  55. How fun, Winnie! One of the things I love best about blogging is getting to meet fellow-bloggers- throw in gift bags and a party and it's perfect!
    I love your blue and red nautical outfit- so perfect!
    I hope one day Cath and I can visit eat a cupcake with you ;)

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  56. The sailor hats looks super cute! And so's the rubber duckie!:D

    Love your dress!:D

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  58. Was nice meeting you :). I had a fab night too.

    Sadie x

    P.S. Another fan of the Aussie leave in conditioner, it's fab!!

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  59. Wow that looks like a fantastic night ... how did you get invited along to that or could anyone go???

    Sal xXx

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  60. SO.MUCH.FUN!!!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  61. These photos are so fun. Looks like you guys had a great time :)

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  62. Nautical theme! yeah!! lol! Looks like so much fun! Love the super cute outfits! the cocktails and rubber ducky looks awesome! :)

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  63. ohhh looks like you did you repped brum perfectly! also love the curls and the outfit

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