StyleClone @Look Magazine’s Look Lounge to Celebrate London Fashion Week!
On Thursday 15 September, StyleClone were extremely lucky to be invited to the Look Lounge at the new Westfield Stratford City. Â I was able to take part in a Q&A session for some lovely attendees as well as take over Look magazine’s Twitter account and answer some questions on there.
Before I get started with this post, I’d like to take the time to thank you all for getting involved! We had such a fantastic response and it was thoroughly enjoyable to meet a few of you and have a little chat. I also would like to thank the ladies of Look magazine who very much looked after me (supplying me with smoothies, a decent iPod playlist and good company!)
First of all… Westfield Stratford City is HUGE. Had I not had such an exciting day ahead, it would be very easy to swan around and spend lots of money. But anyway, I found the Look Lounge soon enough and headed on in to get started. I was introduced to Jenna and Lissa, Look’s online assistants, who were the nicest hosts you could ask for. It was at this point I also had my camera phone at the ready to get you all some snaps.
It wasn’t long before everyone showed up for my slot, and so the Q&A session began. It was here where I met some really interesting (and extremely well-dressed!) girls – either fashion bloggers themselves or just interested in getting into the magazine/fashion industry – and we all had a chat about what blogging meant to us, how to get yourselves out there and what’s to come with the future of StyleClone. Look should hopefully get all the Q&As up soon, so we’ll keep you updated with that.
It was also in this chat that I met Rose (@RoseGallagherr, for all you twitter-users), who came to see us all the way from Birmingham. Now Rose was not only an extreme delight to talk to, but her enthusiasm for what she loves doing was obvious. And so I believe her blog (www.rosaleengallagher.com) is definitely worth a look…!
After my Q&A slot, Kelly (@KMwhatshesaid) of www.what-shesaid.com gave a fantastic and very witty talk about the highs and lows of magazine internships as well as her blogging. I like my humour as dry as a bone, and so I found Kelly’s personal stories outrageously funny… and again, it’s fairly evident that she loves what she does.
Finishing the event was Gemma (@catwalkqueen), the UK editor of www.catwalkqueen.tv. Even though Gemma was possibly the most established out of the three of us, she was unbelievably modest and gracious, and gave the most invaluable advice to the budding bloggers who attended.
It was after this that we were supposed to take over the Look twitter account, but the internet went down! Impressive timing, so thanks for that, internet. I did manage to see a few of your blogs that you linked through to us though, so thank you again for the huge response we got. Â However, for those of you which I wasn’t able to respond to, you can contact us Â directly on firstname.lastname@example.org and tweet us on @StyleClone for more information.
StyleClone will be attending Saturday’s The Look Show, which will be its largest catwalk event to date. Over 1,000 people will be be there – from readers to celebrities – and so it’s set to be an amazing day. Stay tuned!