12 August 2012

The Tale of The Sale

For those who weren't "in the know" about the London blogger yard sale that went down yesterday, it was well worth the trip. I finally got to mingle with and meet all my favourite UK bloggers, which was kind of surreal seeing them in 3D when you're so use to their 2D personas. Though not being officially part of the blogger sale, I relished in helping out the lovely Shini from Park&Cube (check out my approval backhand stamp yo) with selling accessories at her booth while she mans the clothing rails. It's all about marketing persuasion people:
"Those sunglasses make your ass look fab!" = SOLD

The turn out was crazy, it was literally waves and waves of fashionistas spawning from what I'm assuming outside the gate? It was impossible to leave your booth to go to the loo without the fear of someone just nicking away your goods, man your battle stations (and use a bottle to pee)! Time flew by surprisingly quickly for the first few hours, we got live music followed by beer and Thai chicken satay (thank you Susie and Steve) complimented with freshly sliced cucumbers and peanut chili sauce with just a touch of lime. As for bargain hunting, for some reason, I was really drawn to exotic skins and managed to leave with FOUR belts (that I would most likely sport as wrist-candy) which came in baby blue ostrich, two in natural beige python, a scarlet red one with scalloped edges and a pair of pony hair oxfords. I find skin textures to be oh so provoking, don't you?
cap BOUTIQUE, sunglasses CÉLINE, top, necklace & earring GIVENCHY, bag PROENZA SCHOULER PS11, bracelets LANVIN & BALENCIAGA (Scarlet Red one from Charlie May at Girl a la Mode), ring MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, trousers ZARA, belt BANANA REPUBLIC (from Lexi)


Big thanks to all the bloggers and writers for a mind-provoking afternoon!

42 comments:

  1. "Those sunglasses make your ass look fab!"..awesome ;) xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sad I missed out on a chance to raid Susie's closet in particular!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same, I had to man my post and by the time it calmed down, all her best goodies were taken ;(

      Delete
    2. Haha I'd probably just have been buying up Christopher Kane dresses that don't fit me...

      Delete
  3. omg these pictures are absoutely beautiful. i loveeee your arm swag!! esp that red accent. and loving the candid shots of everyone.. looks like a really fun day!

    http://blushandbrunch.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow, that's great! and you are sooo amzing, you deserve it <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. Extremely jealous of the Givenchyb earrings! have been searching for a cheaper version of them which, alas does not exist... lovely pics!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're actually kind of possible to be a DIY project, as I've seen other bloggers who've dont that before.

      Delete
  6. Seems like a great event! I like all the photos :)
    Thank you for commenting and reading my blog!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. what a great event! :D by the way I'll trade my soul for your bag! hahaha just kidding... hmm no I'm serious.. XD

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow, great event!
    and look like so much fun!! following you now
    hope we can follow each other

    xo
    www.jiglycious.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanx for you comment on our blog!We like yours very much and we become your new follower.:))
    xx
    -Audrey and Pearl
    http://audreyandpearl.blogspot.cz/

    ReplyDelete
  10. popped over from steve's blog. looks like a cracking blog market, some proper bargains to be had, bet it was a really fun but stressful day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It wasn't exactly stressful as the pace was quite constant for the first few hours, but yes it was really fun.

      Delete
  11. Hi, it was super fun wasn't it!? Why didn't I say hi to you, I have no idea. I'm shy I guess! I'm really loving your blog, and I'm so jealous of your PS... your style is amazing, totally following you right now!

    You can see what I picked up here: http://aminorobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/susies-yard-sale-what-i-bought.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OH! You're the one who bought Charlie's Kirkwood heels, they're amazing with all the details and the heel yes? good buy! You didn't have to be shy, just say hi, I won't bite, I think? lol

      Delete
  12. So many great findings! I love them!

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. these are absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! xo, ALma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. soooo much fun!! What I would have given to go through Susies, Shini's and specially Charlie's hand me downs...
    Was considering hopping on a train to London for this!
    X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ivania you should've!! Well next blogger yard sale be sure to come as I'm hoping to sell some of my stuff that I've hoardingly accumulated over the years haha.

      Delete
  15. Ohhh this is fantastic,honey!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. amazing photos, looks like so much fun and love all the items :)

    LOVE BO,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. lucky boy :) you get all the good stuff. thanks for comment on my site.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Was going through my pictures from the yard sale, drooling over your PS11 bag, humph!
    It was lovely to meet you finally, urmmm Shini should pay you a commission hehehehehehe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. WHAT Shini didn't pay you?

      Delete
    2. No no she offered when I was about to leave but I refused since I didn't do it for the money, I was just having fun selling stuff and socializing lol I'd feel bad taking a commission since it wasn't like hard labor, maybe next time but this time was just fun :)

      Delete
  19. amazing photos!!!

    xxx

    http://liamakrigeni.blogspot.gr/

    ReplyDelete
  20. Looks like you really had fun!:)

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
    SHOP: http://www.saboskirt.com
    BLOG: http://www.saboskirt.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. such lovely pictures! really inspiring!

    ur blog is awesome u know :D following u now ;)

    www.thewild-swans.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. coolest accessories around

    www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Jolies photos!Super!

    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

    ReplyDelete
  24. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    Ti seguo e spero ricambierai...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Glad to provide you with two out of those four belts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, they're gonna fit right into my wardrobe, I needed some new belts badly.

      Delete
    2. Plus I already got loads of compliments from the red scalloped one when worn as a bracelet :D

      Delete
  26. Urgh! This looks so incredibly rad :) I am always so jealous of people who live in such blogger-filled cities because you get to do so many awesome things like this sale :)

    anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. so jealous! xx
    www.surfaddictfashionista.com/

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting, I appreciate each and every one of them xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...