Due to exhibiting at this beautiful event for the first time in the Newcomer's Market, (eek!) I've got bundles of tickets to give away!
You can either win general admission tickets or late night shopping tickets for the Thursday evening. There are a few ways you can win them. Just follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and comment to let me know what type of ticket you'd prefer.
I look forward to meeting you there!
(The Country Living Magazine Spring Show runs 16th - 20th March 2016. Prize is for admission tickets only, not transport or accommodation. Winners will be picked out of a hat and notified by the 2nd week in March. The hats decision is final!)
After LOTS of umming and ahhing, I've decided to take up the offer of a stand at the Ideal Home show at Christmas. I'll be running some comps soon for free tickets, so look out for that!
I've never done one of these massive retail fairs before, so just gently freaking out in the corner...
Only a month to pull it together, challenge accepted.
So the prize for that House of Fraser competition was a 2 week pop up shop in House of Fraser's Oxford Street store, with the potential of stocking their website for a year depending on how it went. I didn't win that.
But their COO Nigel really liked my work and wants to set up a meeting with their Homewares Buying Director to discuss stocking House of Fraser directly.
Even if he ends up being too busy to ever email back, I'm pretty chuffed right now.
Today was scary. (Here's why if you missed it.)
I didn't feel like it went brilliantly and it was over in a flash without me really feeling like I'd made the impression I wanted to.
Hohum, I met some lovely people and I'll be happy with whatever comes from it. I was unbelievably chuffed to have made it this far and kept checking my emails in case they'd only sent it to me be accident. The link below is a tiny video taster of the day, made by The Great Retail Revival posted by another entrant.
Oh. My. Gosh. So you know that competition I entered to be stocked in House of Fraser… I've made it through to live judging - THIS FRIDAY! So I'll be doing a presentation to the COO, a few Telegraph Editors, and a handful of other big wigs. Anyone want to help me write a business plan?
I was forwarded this link by a family member, which was a competition to be stocked in House of Frasers's Oxford Street store for a two week period. Apart from sounding amazing, I thought it looked like a brilliant excuse to get to grips with the video capacity of my camera and have a bash at editing it.
Turns out I found acting as natural as the trees - that is to say very wooden and creaky. Neil is a very patient (and helpful!) man.
Update: Editing video of yourself really boosts self esteem... Oh no wait, I mean exactly the opposite of that.
The video is linked below - any thoughts? Please don't be too honest ;)
Top end hairdresser Ekko asked me to shoot some images of their cut, colour and styling work for the international La Biosethique hair competition! Some research into studio hire in Oxfordshire, a little purchasing of my own studio lighting rig and we were away! I think the models were more nervous than me, but it was probably close... With only one date before the competition deadline that we were all available, there was no room for error!
It was a fab day - and I would totally use Banbury Photography Studios again - they couldn't do enough! Some heavy duty fashion retouching later, and I sent off a set of images that I was really proud of. Here's just a few. Now it's just fingers crossed!
Before and after some intensive photoshop work, perfecting ever detail from the fringe line to the makeup.
For any commercial photography, studio shoots or retouching, please get in touch!