Sunday, 14 June 2015

Jarrold's 70's Blogger Event!


Hi everyone! 

As a blogger, there are tonnes of events that happen every year for different brands. I feel privileged and happy that I get to attend these and share them with you, as lets be honest they're interesting and everyone likes a good nosey into the life of a blogger! I'm from Norwich and I was recently invited to the Jarrolds Norwich 70's inspired blogger event. If you don't know Jarrolds Is an independent department store in Norfolk. They have a huge variety of fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands within their store in Norwich as well as lovely Cafes to break up your shopping trip. What could be better right?


Upon arriving at the event we were greeted by the team and offered wine/elderflower and presented with an amazing array of deliciousness. There was also a savoury beautiful dish, but silly me didn't get a photo of it before it was tucked in to. The deserts were amazing and were what i found myself picking at, no one wanted to ruin the display, but I just had to steal a lil' macaroon. (Don't worry, It didn't go to waste everyone had some!)


I'll be honest with you, I know I may come across as a confident person but oh boy I was nervous. All blogger events I've been to before this one, I've talked to bloggers who are attending/had someone with me. I tried to shrug that off with my stunning Boohoo yellow duster jacket and red lippy combo and gave a 'I can act confident attitude'; hope it worked. 

I love this photo, the intricate lamps and amazing WOW lights definitely make for a beautiful setting! 
Jarrold's held their 70's inspired evening in the Granary Norwich. The building is owned by Jarrolds, but the company is separate to them. It made for comfortable seating, a great back drop and tonnes of interesting furniture/home ware pieces! I'm moving to London to go to University in September, so looking round this store gave me tonnes of ideas for my student room. It's kind of sad that I'm getting excited about buying lamps, cushions and bedding... but oh well! Having a store like this so local to me is really handy as it has so many individual and interesting pieces! 
I now really want to get a H in the style of the lights above but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg, so I'm going to have a look on Not On The High Street as a blogger friend I met at the event Georgia Aldolpho suggested it to me, so thank you if you're reading this Georgi!  
I took this photograph more for the benefit of my parents. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that in our garden we have a hammock for the summer. I thought that they may be interested in this upgraded version... maybe in yellow too... haha! ;) 

After being introduced to the team we all gathered on the second floor of the building to watch the fashion show and be introduced to the thought through and detailed looks that had been put together by the team. Short but sweet it was a lovely way to relax, take pictures and see the 70's inspired style which we the team were going to go on and discuss in more depth! 








This look was such an amazing 70's inspired hippy look and probably my favourite of the evening. Everything about this outfit was so much fun, it felt like I was being transported back in time. The ted baker bright green bag definitely gave the outfit the pop of colour it needed and tied in with the rest of the outfit. The top is actually a beach throw, but who says you can't multi-use items like this in your wardrobe?

This outfit also had my favourite nail combo, the detail in which Christopher Bell had gone in to on these nails is ridiculous! It would be so great to just pick and outfit and let him go crazy on my nails as he is so innovative and they really made the look for me. You can find Chris on Instagram @SKETCH_NAIL_DESIGN

I loved hearing about how the hair styles were created as well I'm bad in the sense that sometimes I don't put enough effort into my hair and I really should, but I just think that these effortless curls, paired with the headband brought the whole inspired outfit together! The hair was by the T3 hair ambassador Louisa, you can find her on instagram @LOUISADAYMAKEUP 


I love the way that this models hair naturally curled into one, It was truly given that hippy look by the flower crown. Not to mention she is extremely photogenic! Dammit!

I loved the fact that these nails were simple but beautiful. They really matched in with the outfit and accessories and gave for a really wearable nail design!

I actually know this model, so hello Claudia if you're reading! 



One aspect of the event I really enjoyed was the fact that they had mood boards and all the make up items on the girls faces. It was fun to learn about new products and why they used them for each look, although It did seriously make me want to go on a make up splurge! The lovely Michelle, who I'm going to set up a consultation with, was so friendly and had such extensive knowledge about the products she was talking about! I always feel quite overwhelmed going into department stores but I just know that she will 100% make me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend booking in for a consultation at Jarrold's as they're so helpful and friendly! 




Lastly, lets talk about the best blogger box I've ever received! The Jarrold's staff really out did themselves with this one and I was just so excited to try all the products. 
Contents: 
  • Ted Baker Tote Bag - Perfect for a gym bag!
  • Chocolate Cocoa Covered Almonds - Heaven on earth
  • Ritual Yogi Flow - Perfect travel side for holiday
  • Lancome Advanced Genifique - Great to give your skin some TLC
  • Tom Ford, Vanilla Tobacco, Velvet Orchid Mini - The most delicious perfume I've smelt in ages
  • OPI minis - The best nail varnish ever. 
  • ESPIRIT Pen - Handy designer pen
  • Lancome 'Hypnose; Mascara - Not my favourite, but a full size product! (I'm still in love with Roller Lash by Benefit)
  • Dior Mascara 'Dior Show' Mini - Perfect travel mascara!
  • Hugo Boss Note Pad - Blogging NECESSITY :)
  • Ren Cleansing Milk - Great to shove in your bag.




All the items that you have seen in this post are available in Jarrold's. I would really recommend if you are from Norwich or visiting that you check out Jarrold's. It's really a statement in Norwich retail and the people who I met from Jarrold's were charming, friendly and knowledgeable. I'd like to say a big thank you to my friend Emily Weal who recommended me to the team, because without you I wouldn't have got to go to this wonderful event! I hope you all enjoyed this post, comment below what your favourite look was and favourite product! 

Lots of love, 




9 comments:

  1. Wow Han, that event looked amazing!!!!!!!! Your photography skills are literally goals :) A great pst as user al <3 My favourite look was he hair and nails on the models! Please can you check your email inbox. I emailed you last night about how much i have changed since watching your videos and i hope you enjoy reading it! Lots of love, Orla xxxx

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  2. That looks like such a fun and different event! And what an amazing blogger box!!

    Laura x
    aviewfrom-thebalcony.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's incredible Isn't It! I really enjoyed this event :) x

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  3. This every looks so cool! I haven't been to an event before hopefully in the future

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I'm sure you'll attend an event! They're great opportunities to meet new people :)

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  5. Awesome write up!! So good to see it through your eyes..some great pics! So glad you enjoyed it..we loved having you there!
    Those goodie bags hey..!!
    Hope to see you again soon x

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Hannah Jane Williams