Friday, 20 June 2014

Penguin Vintage Blogger Party

Hello all you fine, beautiful people. Todays post is about an exciting event I went to last month. There’s pictures for you to feast on, so without further ado, let me get into it.

Last month, Penguin and co very very kindly invited me to a book event at Penguin Towers. The event was held in honour of Maya Van Wagenen, author of Popular; A Memoir; Vintage Wisdom For A Modern Geek. The author herself was a very down to earth, 15 year old, who took her experience of being a teen suffering from bullying and produced this wonderful, hilarious book. Or as I like to see it, a phoenix from the ashes. 

Dress code for the event was vintage - meaning everyone whipped out the polka dot dresses and large hair do’s - and everyone dressed the part. Here’s me, attempting to strike a pose (and failing miserably).

Before the event started, Penguin graciously set up lots of stalls and counters, ranging from food, make up, clothes, jewellery and even fine china. For your viewing pleasure, here’s couple more shots of what was on offer (you could pretend it’s almost as good as being there).

There was a fine selection of things going on, the atmosphere was extremely laid back and chatty, all the bloggers and hosts merging together as this great event. The weather stunning itself, London was blessed with a sunny, gorgeous day. Of course I took this opportunity to take a shot of the staggering view from the conference room, which overlooked the best part of London.
Then onto the main part of the evening, we were joined by Maya herself, and her mother who flew in with her that very morning from America, to speak to us about the book and kindly offered to answer a host of questions regarding her book. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up a copy of her book - which can be found here

Finally, we were handed a goody bag each, which included a whole array of amazing items, from moustache pendants, to some fine china and sweets. Again, here’s some shots to aid your visual imagination.

All in all, it was a great evening, and I extend my sincere thanks to Penguin for inviting me for the event, as I had a blast. 

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