Friday, 24 February 2012

Piamichi Launch Event

Ooooh my 

I was super lucky to be invited to the launch of the piamichi prom 2012 collection,
 held at the Millenium Hotel Mayfair no less!

Designers and manufacturers of Exclusive Couture and Boutique Dresses. Wholesale and Retail refer to website.
 All Celebrities are wearing genuine Pia Michi

I came into contact with Penny @ Piamichi , I made some candles for the event, there was also an auction and raffle held for Barnados children's charity, and so the madness began.
 What do I wear, I have no make up, OMG who is that lady in the mirror staring back at me? She needs serious make up and help!!! Diet, no time - muffin top NOOOOO the whole bakery 
Called on my friend Claire to come with me, she happens to work at M&S  - support hold your tummy in pants ...... yes winner I thought, sadly no as it has to go somewhere heheheh so managed by breathing in for most of the night (sorry but come on ladies we have all be there???  ) 

The whole event just took over my life, and the poor hubby who was forced to join in on my roller coaster of fashion crisis and needing shoes, a bag a dress ....... it goes on and on. Along the way I met my new twitter bestie, Sappho aka sparkling rings. Many a night tweeting and joking discovering we had a few things in common, then I found out she was also going to the launch, very exciting!

Lovely bling sent from the lovely Sappho to wear to event!!
I have NEVER been sent a lovely little gift and could so get used to all the glam 

All to match the frock - we did joke as hubby said my dress was very 'Pat Butcher'
Sappho sent some apt 'Pat' earrings
Yes........ he did get a gentle dig at dress comment 

My dress , a silk number from Monsoon then needed shoes, found these gorge sparking shoes from Dune - managed to walk in them! I am 100% crocs and Ugg's - so not rock and roll or glam at all
Sparkling shoes

Jewel detail to dress

Sparkling toes using models own purple haze glitter varnish
Alongside the raffle donation for the event I made some promotional candles, Piamichi, Inanch , Millenium Hotel and OK Magazine 

I mentioned before the make up crisis, found a super lovely lady via her you tube Channel 
Katie make up artist, she gives the most amazeballs videos and tutorials and is so helpful 
She helped me sort the eye bags hehehhee 
Here is her you tube channel 
Beauty and the Boutique - facebook 
Katie is so helpful go and say hello 

Here we go Katie me looking 'mean' but minus dark circles hahahaha

I used Bobbi brown eye concealer & corrector, another fav was benefit high beam and the new Garnier BB Cream 

The night arrived, huge excitement. When we arrived there were loads of paparazzi flashes going off everywhere (not for us though!) I met lots of great people and had too much wine

Fave meets had to be Sam Fox & Daniella Westbrook - lovely ladies & super friendly 

As some of you may or may not know I made some candles for Amy Childs (TOWIE) It was nice to say hi to her too "Hi I am the candle lady was my best intro" bound to leave a lasting impression 

I mentioned before there was a raffle and also an auction on the night, not to mention a fashion show which after all was the launch! amazing dresses amazing models who had all been styled beautifully 

My OK Candles

Raffle prizes and more of my candles 

Goody Bags!!!! 

Catwalk models

Josie Gibson of Big Brother 'modelling a candle' sorry for the awful pic of moi with eyes shut
Towards the end of the night and after many wines, my friend and I staggered to the red carpet (which had been rolled up) had our backdrop photos, had a chat with the lovely Tricia Penrose (Gina from Heartbeat) she told us of the double dress dilemma of the night when Amy Childs and her arrived in the same dress! My husband and eldest son came to collect us, again Tricia obliged and had a group pic!

In all an awesome night really had a great time, would LOVE to go to these events more often, such fun 
A welcome break from being mum 

I will leave you with goody bag treats, more bling from Sparkling Rings 

The Holly necklace and a sparkly ring 

Go say hello to Sappho say Pat Butcher sent you 


Goody bag hair care and make up by Sue Moxley
Did meet sue and Hubby David Van Day at the event - she is super glam 

Back to the real world now with a bump

Thanks to Penny I did have a ball!!



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