Some of you may remember a while back I did a post featuring my favourite magazines. Entitled 'One of My Little Pleasures' I showcased some of my favourite publications and reasons why I adored each. It was a fun piece to write and great to share with you all - never did I expect anything to come of it!
So imagine my raised eyebrows and excitement as an invite from the editor of Betty Magazine (one of the magazines I'd featured) was found in my blog inbox, asking me to attend the Betty magazine Summer issue launch...Umm..Yes please!
After much deliberation (and discarded clothes covering my bedroom floor!) I picked my outfit, which is surely the hardest part of any important occasion!
The floral corset top is originally from Topshop (I found mine on eBay)I teamed it with a vintage high-waisted cream skirt, in the hopes of looking fresh, and not too twee!
May we also take a moment to mention these absolutely gorgeous wedge heels? Originally from Office (again, another eBay find!) the bright tomato red is eye-popping! And as unbelievable as it might sound, they are incredibly comfortable! Always a bonus!
Now where would be the fun in such an event if I didn't have someone to share it with?
So I asked the beautiful London-dwelling Dulcie of Human Sea if she would like to come with me, and thankfully she did!
Dulcie is ever the lady, wearing a vintage peter pan collar blouse, with LK Bennett shoes and cardigan, a vintage poodle brooch and her enviable Orla Kiely rivera silk skirt. I just adore that print!
Seemingly quite co-ordinated! I promise it wasn't planned!
My vintage vanity case rubs shoulders with Dulcies Orla Kiely 'Mabel' bag...Match made in heaven right?
With our outfit photos completed we headed to the venue of the launch, 'The Apartment' in the incredible Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. I mean seriously look how wonderful this place is...It was hard not to be distracted!
Now for the record, I don't often waltz off to magazine launches or such events so as we entered, nerves certainly arrived! Fortunately adorable Betty cupcakes had been provided as well as delicious cocktails served in jam-jars with pastel paper straws...So we got stuck in!
The photos below were taken by the events photographer Katie Heath - she captured my vanity case (which by the way weighed a ton that night!) with the new issue on top it!
There was also a showing of the new Betty launch film, entitled 'There's Treasure Everywhere' which you can view here. I really recommend you to have a look - it's a wonderful concept, filled with beautiful clothes and filmed at a scenic location in Whitstable!
After a wonderful evening talking to many interesting people we returned home, armed with the new issue of Betty to enjoy!
(The middle issue)
It does not disappoint! Page after page of pure loveliness! Including recipes, editorials and inspiring articles...
Including this incredible editorial which I can't stop drooling over!
And because I had two copies thrust into my arms at the launch, I have decided to give one copy away to a lucky reader!
If you would like to win the new issue of Betty magazine then all you have to do is 'Like' Betty on facebook and leave a comment below telling me a Summertime adventure!
I love reading your stories!
I'll be announcing the winner on my next post!
Love Yours Truly, x