The event was held at The Milton Club which is on Deansgate in the centre of Manchester. It is an exclusive members club with an amazing interior created by designer Bernard Carroll - sophisticated, elegant, and luxurious. I've been to an event here before and I loved it, so I was excited to hear that this event would be held at this venue.
We were all given name tags once we arrived and were encouraged to play 'Bloggers Bingo' which enabled us to mingle and chat to other bloggers that we hadn't met before. Two of my blogger friends were at the event - Anoushka from Anoushka Loves and Jess from Forever Miss Vanity -
I hadn't seen them for ages and it was lovely to catch up with them. There were cupcakes and sweets for us to eat whilst mingling and the freshly made cocktails at the bar were extremely popular!
Lucy had invited several local Manchester based companies down to the event to introduce us to their brand.
Didi's Boutique were there with a selection of their gorgeous clothes for us to try on and purchase with a special blogger's discount.
I was first introduced to Didi's at Manchester Fashion Week when I fell in love with their gorgeous collection on the catwalk. They were by far my favourite brand that evening and I have since popped down to their showroom a couple of times which is based in Altrincham. I will be doing a more detailed blog post on Didi's in the near future so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Fashion Feed were also at the event. They are a newly established platform which connects designers to consumers. They support new and emerging designers and this is the place to come if you want a one off bespoke piece designing for you. Fashion Feed aim to put you in touch with the right designer to fulfil your needs and create the perfect outfit for you.
Next up was Rock on Ruby - a Manchester based company that designs bespoke slogan tees and vests. This is a trend which is hugely popular right now, especially with bloggers, and it was great to meet Holly from Rock on Ruby and hear more about them. I'm really tempted to make a purchase from the website now myself!
Rock on Ruby was the inspiration behind a game that Lucy had organised for us to play. We got into teams of six and were given a plain white T-shirt and coloured markers and had to design our own slogan tee. Our team were the winners and here was our winning design -
We all had a great afternoon and I'd like to thank Lucy for all her obvious hard work and effort in organising this event. We also got a fabulous goody bag to take home which contained lots of lovely items from some of the brands that attended as well as goodies from Skinny Tan, Primer Spa Shop, Lylia Rose, Eldora Lashes, W7 Cosmetics, Kiss Nails, Benefit and Lymehouse Jewellery - keep an eye out for some blog posts coming soon!