I spent most of April and May planning an event for Handbag Clinic. We teamed up with Capital Radio North East to run a competition to win a Mulberry Handbag worth over £1000. The final of the competition was to be held in Aveika, an amazing bar/restaurant serving Japanese food under an impressive chandler. To host the evening we had Scarlett Moffatt, originally being introduced to the public eye on Goggle Box but now also an Author and Radio Presenter.
Out of the 487 competition entrants 50 were selected to attend the event with a guest. Aveika kindly provided canapés and cocktails for our VIP competition winners, Capital FM were handling to competition and I handled everything fashion!
I secured Novo London to provide the clothing, their stylish structured designs were perfect to team with Handbag Clinic’s fabulous bags. I selected our most impressive pieces to take part in the event including this python skin, electric blue Celine Phantom.
Models…I needed models!!! Luckily my Facebook and phonebook is filled with models I have worked with in the past. They were all willing to help and I also organised for them to be glammed up for the evening by Glam Squad Express, a new salon providing a day to night turn around in record time!
The night came, Aveika was already busy with people sipping their 2-4-1 cocktails and securing their seats for the evenings entertainment. I mainly ran round like crazy making sure everyone was happy and everything went as planned. Our pop up was set up and ran by the Newcastle Store staff, the models were upstairs practicing their strut and Capital FM were at the door greeting people and snapping pics with our big pink bag.
Soon the time came for the entertainment, my girls strutted their hearts out and looked amazing. Walking to 6 inch by Beyoncé they owned the runway and looked fabulous in their outfits complete with designer accessories.
Next up was the competition, Scarlett selected two names out of a jar at random and two excited handbag lovers headed to the stage. The pair of lucky ladies were told three bags modelled by our models were £3075 if they were to be purchased in a department store and they had to guess how much the three bags would be if they bought them from Handbag Clinic. The girls examined the bags and jotted down some workings out but before they knew it time was up and their answers had to be collected. Scarlett took the mic and announced the closest to the bag was….Lisa Guthrie, who immediately started jumping up and down celebrating her win. The disappointed runner up was soon cheered up by being told she had won a makeover by Glam Squad Express for being runner up.
The next day a blog caught my eye, www.triedandtesteduk.co.uk. Our winner was a successful blogger and had wrote a lovely piece about her experience. Check it out.
Love Lottie xx