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Monday, 29 March 2010

She Means Business Event 2010 and Goody Bag Competition

The SHE means business event was held at HSBC Towers in Canary Wharf and the event was a great success. Myself and Mrs Make Do Style where there with the NHJ Style team and decided to both blog about different elements of the evening, but i apologise if there is some cross over! I also need to apologise for some of the photography.. after a glasses of bubbles it would appear that our photographic hands are not quite as steady.

The she poster that MDS wanted to graffiti...

The Fashion Show Work wear

Outfit 1: Animal print Jaeger Top worn with cream cigarette pant trouser from Next
This is a really easy way to introduce print into your wardrobe and stay cool in Summer add big glasses and over sized bag to make it your own!
Outfit 2: Military Jacket M&S worn with top and bag from Next.
Well done M&S this jacket is a great shape and bang on trend!
Outfit 3: Grey jersey dress from Wallis and bag from Boden.
Really great idea for a throw it on dress for summer, i would add a statement necklace and a coloured wedge to make a little more exciting.
Outfit 4: Stripey jacket from Next, Polka dot dress from Planet, shoes LK Benett.
What a great little office outfit.. instead of adding the obvious red mix in green or acid orange accessories.

I also have to mention a fab outfit in their work wear section that we could not get a pick of which was a Mint Velvet dress with a zip detail on the shoulder worn with a next wedge looked great.They also had a fab Audrey Hepburn Esq Grey work dress from Austin Reed, so if your in the look out for one pop over to see it!

We then moved into Evening Wear

Outfit 1: Grey Zip detail top M&S worn with Next trousers and LK Benett shoes.
This outfit is great for relaxed office to pub, or site seeing chic and easy to achieve.
Outfit 2: Sequin dress Planet and nude shoes Pied a Terre.
This dress is not my cup of tea at all! I am all for summer sparkle but this looks like all the wrong kind of coloured sparkle on one ill fitting dress!
Outfit 3: All in One M&S and fab Red wedges which annoyingly I did not write down the info for!
I love love love this outfit and want it want it want it. I was wearing an All in one on the night and we have decided this M&S one or the Topshop equivalent are the best. I am also kicking myself for not noting down the shoes i will continue my search! MDS is going to buy this outfit and she is going to look fab in it!
Outfit 4: Black dress with cream bow detail from Burnshaw shoes Pied a Terre.
Again not my cup of tea as it is a little obvious but the bow detail is quite cute!

Other outfit to mention strapless all in one from next with beading detail really easy to wear in the Summer.

Evening and Weekend Wear Continued
Outfit 1: Red dress by Burnshaw and shoes LK Bennett.
They also showed a black and white version of this dress which i HATED! But this little number had the wow factor.
Outfit 2: Denim shorts, white 'T' and boots from Next and chunky Knit cardigan from Jaeger.
Loving this outfit.. could not pull it off myself but if you have an athletic figure and a small bust wear it with some retro Sunny's!
Outfit 3: Stripey 'T', blazer and zip detail skirt all M&S.
This is a great little summer outfit for work or weekend. Wear a coloured wedge and add a floral print bag and it would be even more adorable.
Outfit 4: White Jeans M&S, animal print cardigan by Boden, Bag by Next and shoes LK Bennett.
Easy way to introduce print and it looks pretty chic.

Weekend Wear

Outfit 1: Stripey 'T' by Dorothy Perkins, Cardigan by Boden, Jeans by Next, Bag from Jaeger.
Want this bag make it mine!!!
Outfit 2: Green silk shirt by Jaeger, jeans and sparkle bag by Next, shoes LK Bennett.
Also want this bag... but this one i can actually afford! yay
Outfit 3: Stripey top by Dorothy Perkins and shorts by Boden
Great look with no effort! If you have shapely thighs keep shorts long if you have skinny pins wear them short!
Outfit 4 : Peach vest by M&S, Jeans by Boden, Hat by Planet and Scarf by Jaeger.
How cute is this outfit.? A hat always makes a statement and this one is easy to wear in summer with a print dress, jeans or at the beach!

The event was good fun and we got to meet some lovely ladies from all over the UK! The gorgeous girls from the fashion department at SHE who did not seem to mind us quizzing them on the new dynamics in the fashion department. Nicky Hambleton Jones who looked fantastic as ever, no sign of baby destroying this fashionistas style! I also have to mention the lovely lady in the blue silk top, her Mum and her sister who were an absolute giggle. The stylish Laura Kate Scott with her gorgeous pill box hat. Beverley Webb from Beautiful Bras for being a SHE lady who meant business and who stocks some fab bras.

Here is a little pic of the models off duty... with their SHE goody bags one of which I have to give away in a competition!
Inside the lovely SHE Goody bag... is..
April issue of She magazine
A Simple wash bag with intensive lip moisturiser, eye makeup remover pads, anti wrinkle day cream and protecting moisture cream
Tie rack scarf with chain print
Kitten and Vixen cosmetics Bewitching Burgundy mascara and eye liner
Jo Hansford intensive hair mask
£20 Planet voucher
Clara Geraghty's new book "Saving Grace"
2 VIP Flourish Cards - Flourish Make-up
and all of this could be yours!

To enter the competition and be in with a chance to win this fabulous goody bag become a follower of this blog and leave a comment and a winner will be picked by random number generator. GOOD LUCK!


  1. Oh great pics, even some of my dodgy ones turned out fine!

  2. I follow you on my Google Reader and enjoy your posts. Would love to win the goodie bag -- sounds like a great event!


  3. Loving the Weekend wear outfit no.4! Peach seems to be really in at the moment, only problem with this outfit is I reckon you need to be tall and skinny to carry it off! Any suggestions for the curvier ladies....something along those lines? xx

  4. Hey Pinky, I love that outfit too! It is all about proportions and getting the right jean for you. I would recommend a kick flare for curvyer girls as it shows off the thigh but then kicks out at the bottom to re-balance hips. Another way of wearing it would be to have the 'T' untucked to lengthen the body or pop a cardigan over the top to add volume to your shoulders! You can also belt the cardigan to re-define your waist.

  5. Any recommendations? I have enormous problems with jeans, probably because of my enormous bottom, some would say I had been blessed, but personally I think there is far too much junk in my trunk! Trying to rectify it by going to the gym, but I have been found wanting! ooppps.

  6. I would recommend the Scarlet jeans from oasis or J brand jeans as they have a nice curve for a bottom! Also M&S have some great jeans for summer. Check back in 2 weeks when i start my jeans event at The Harlequin shopping Centre Watford! I will be posting the best brands for shapes! Also if you are near by come along any Sat or Sunday in April starting on the 10th!

  7. i can relate to taking pictures after having some bubbly, it's hard! lol
    love animal print & love the military jacket. i still need to add one to my wardrobe!
    ugh except its only getting warmer so probably wont get to wear it long this season.
    thanks for not mocking my purse contents :)

  8. looks like a fun event.

  9. Thanks for the comment. Great post. Hope you had a nice day :)

    -The Trendy Fashionista

  10. Great post and blog!


  11. Those red wedges are fabulous. Wish you got got some details on them, haha!


  12. Oh lovely goody bag! I like the Polka dot Planet dress and the green Jaeger shirt.
    Great Blog

  13. i love the black dress with the puffy sleeves:D

    will now be following. follow me too?


  14. I just love this blog it is my favourite! Where would I be without CW style? Lord knows...

  15. love the clothes!


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