The end of the year only really means one thing – it’s officially Christmas party season. November and December are always the busiest months on my calendar, what with the majority of my friends’ birthdays and plenty of nights out in the run-up to the festive period.
At the end of last month (can you believe it’s December already?!), I was invited to Fashionchick’s Bloggers Christmas Party at Epernay Champagne Bar in Manchester. Being a Northern girl born and bred, it was great to receive an invitation to an event that was being held in my home city, as most fashion parties tend to take place in London. Without hesitation, I RSVP’d and went along with one of my best friends, Sarah.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Fashionchick, it’s an online shopping destination that delivers the latest trends and fashion news from a variety of popular brands, including Boohoo, Whistles and DKNY. In other words, it’s a style hub for the modern day fashionista – and if you haven’t checked it out before, you’re seriously missing out.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of champagne (we were in a champagne bar after all) and introduced to the lovely Fashionchick team. Boohoo and Dorothy Perkins had laid out their Christmas collections, so it was fab to get a peek at the hottest party pieces this season. I certainly had my eye on Boohoo’s fluffy heels and fell in love with Dorothy Perkin’s awesome Yes-No clutch bag – which was surprisingly presented to us inside our goody bags! As you can see in the photos, we were having far too much fun posing with them…
During the night, Boohoo had prepared a Secret Santa session where we picked gift-wrapped presents from a bag. Being too over-excited I couldn’t wait until Christmas and opened my gift to reveal a lovely tartan scarf. And as if that wasn’t enough, we were given a £20 voucher to spend on Boohoo.com. Something tells me it’s going to be used for a New Year’s Eve outfit…
Along with the endless flow of champagne, a mini nail, make-up and hair bar had been set up for bloggers to stop off for some mid-party pampering.
After chatting to lots of great bloggers, eyeing the collections and tucking into canapés, it was time to call it a night. And what a night it was.
Thanks to Fashionchick for an amazing Christmas party and to Boohoo and Dorothy Perkins for delivering the goods!
Don’t forget to enter Fashionchick’s competition where you and your best friend could win a trip to New York. Entries close on December 12th, so get entering!
Post to you soon xoxo