Thursday, 5 February 2015

The VIP Experience with Jaw Breaker and Voodoo Vixen

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme


London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker Blogger Programme

London Edge Voodoo Vixen and Jawbreaker After-Party 2015

I don't mean to keep boasting about the amazing time I had at London Edge, but I was spoiled rotten and made to feel so welcome that I feel it's only right to give it a mention here on my little corner of the internet. 

So Jawbreaker and Voodoo Vixen were the hosts of the after-party and invited me and some other bloggers to be their VIPs for the day. Prior to the event we had to choose a dress from either brand which we would receive at the event, and get our hair and make-up done to match. 

Many bloggers got their dress and changed into it straight away, which meant London Edge was a sea of A-lines and victory rolls. It was like I'd gone back in time. 

As London Edge is an alternative fashion trade event, it was so interesting to see everyone's personal style, so I decided to change into my dress last minute. I've always loved vintage fashion, but I feel it's a style you need to commit to 100%; hair, make-up etc and I've only just mastered a fishtail plait. So I was intrigued to play around with it and see how I could make the style fit me. 

So after the blogger meet-up and looking at all the amazing brands, it was time to go get my dress and get dolled up.

The VIP area was like a mini salon, with a hairspray haze and hair grips used by the dozen. I take my hat off to the team though, who had been on their feet doing hair and make-up since 6am, but were some of the loveliest ladies I'd met that day. When it was my turn to sit in the chair, I had no idea what I wanted. I'd seen so many victory rolls , and wanted something different, so I told the lovely Nicola Abraham that she had free reign over my hair and could do whatever she wanted. I'd seen her do the hair of some other bloggers and knew straight away that I was in good hands. It was quite a weird experience having my hair done but having no idea whatsoever what was being done to it.

As you can see from the pictures above, she's one very talented lady. The end result was so me, and gave the vintage dress the grunge twist I never could have achieved myself. I was hoping to wear my Dr Martens with the dress but wasn't sure how it would look, but when I saw what Nicola had done to my hair, it turned out the boots would work perfectly.

It was also quite fitting that in the goody bag I received at the blogger meet up was a pink Miss Candy Floss hair piece which contrasted wonderfully with my hair and matched the dress, AND worked perfectly with the hairstyle Nicola had created.

 I was a little bit worried about the dress because I'd only seen one picture online, and I wouldn't really know what it was like until I'd seen it, but I was actually really pleased. I chose mine from Voodoo Vixen, and it's their Adeline dress which is an elegant floral patterned flare dress featuring cherry and cherry blossom motifs. It fit me really well and the material was really good quality, which surprised me as a lot of the vintage dresses I've come across in the past are amazing to look at, but are really poor quality.

The after-party was a lot of fun, with drag-queens, burlesque acts and magicians. The Jawbreaker and Voodoo Vixen crew really had pulled out all the stops. I only wish I could have stayed longer, but with luggage and a two hour journey home, I'd had a very long and eventful day and my feet were crying out for a rest. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who organised such an awesome VIP experience and made me personally feel so welcome.

Until next time London Edge!




7 comments :

  1. Such a lovely blog,
    Have a nice day.

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  2. I really want to go to this next year, it seems amazing. They did your hair beautifully and it looks like it was really fun! :) Rebecca | Rebecca Marie xx

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    1. Do it!! All you have to do is enter your blog URL under Press on the application and you get sent your badges straight away. I'm definitely going again next year. x x

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  3. I really love the colour of your hair :)

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