Monday, 31 January 2011

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration - competition

Why hello there, lovelies!

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After a cracking weekend of Burns Night champagne dinners, brilliantly bonkers theatrics at the Barbican and a day of doing absolutely nothing other than eating and watching Babette's Feast (which is really very good), and then eating some more, I thought I'd spread and share a little happiness and give away some cool stuff.

We went to the launch of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (my, what a mouthful!), at 123 on Bethnal Green Road Friday afternoon. To launch her lovely new book (which you can buy here - with a sneaky 10% off using code ACOFI LAUNCH), Amelia lured invited bloggers and journos to the basement of 123 for a glorious tea party. To hand were steaming teas by pukka and mouthwatering scones by Lily Vanili, but best of all, Amelia had recruited her army of illustrators to bash out impromptu sketches of guests. We were drawn by the lovely Jenny Robins - she's sending through a copy soon, so I might post it in due course.

We were given sweet, screen printed gift bags on the way out, and because I really don't need anymore stuff, I thought it might be nice to do a little giveaway.

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There are two bags, the contents of which are similar but slightly different.

Bag 1:
Canvas bag
Assortment of pukka tea bags
Assortment of Amelia's mag postcards and bookmarks
Limited edition Tatty Devine cutlass necklace
Limited edition Moleskine notebook with gold-embossed Amelia's logo
15% off at Dr. Hauschka online

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Bag 2:
Canvas bag
Assortment of pukka tea bags
Assortment of Amelia's mag postcards and bookmarks
Limited edition reclaimed leather heart key ring
Limited edition Moleskine notebook with gold-embossed Amelia's logo
15% off at Dr. Hauschka online
Copy of the last issue of Amelia's magazine from A/W 2008

If you'd like to be in with a shot of winning one of the bags, leave a comment below or find me on Twitter (@crystalbennes) and RT away!

Last but certainly not least, a quick note of thanks to Forward PR who organised this terrific event. Not only were they militantly organised, but they were friendly, warm and gracious. Very very rare in the world of fashion PR.

15 comments:

Kim Jenkins said...

I would have loved to have been there to meet all those amazing people! Such great gift bags too!

Purple Pepper said...

I was so gutted not to be able to make it to the launch. It looks like you all had an amazing time. All hail Amelia! ^_^

Shmum said...

AH, pukka teas are divine as is Tatty!

Hannah Campbell said...

Awww wow! tatty Devine is amazing! I love that necklace! And I absolutely adore the bookmarks and postcards, they're so pretty! :)

Hannah Campbell said...

sorry, forgot to put a link on my name last time :P

laika said...

Looks like it was an amazing evening: like a Mad Hatter's Tea Party with better cake and no crazy rabbits! Loving the Tatty necklace and customised Moleskine - best party bags ever (did you get to take any of that yummy cake with you??)!

Jenny said...

Ooooh I have been coveting an #ACOFI giftbag! Thanks for the chance to win one! :) x

Jane Walker said...

OOOh I would love one - I am a fan.. and the Molekine notebook looks so cool ..

emma g said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like a great evening
emmaonthehill22@yahoo.co.uk

Rachel de Ste Croix said...

I was supposed to get one & somehow got missed out! I'd love another chance to get those fab goodies... <3

Lady K said...

So sweet and generous. My fingers are crossed.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Tea and moleskines and fab jewellary! I am delurking: odalyi@yahoo.com Pick me! V generous of you.

Phoenicia said...

I just had my nice friend Tom draw two names from the pot and I'm delighted to say that Lady K and @MsBathtub are the two lucky winners!! Congrats!

If you email me your address to crystalbennes@yahoo.com, I'll post the goodie bags out straight away. Hope you like them!

Thanks to everyone for entering.

xx

Forward PR said...

Thanks for the lovely praise- glad you enjoyed yourself!

We look forward to seeing you at more of our events!

Forward PR
x

Anonymous said...

darling, love your canvas artwork , keep the good work up