Just over a month ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a bloggers meet up in Basingstoke at the Festival Place shopping centre. The event was held at the Giraffe restaurant and upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely Naomi and other members of the Festival Place Team and then given time to mingle with the other bloggers over some gorgeous nibbles and light refreshments. We took our seats and the afternoon began with a brief introduction from Naomi about who they are and the work they do and any upcoming events they are planning.
Next the floor was handed over to personal stylist Melissa Murrell who runs Styling by Melissa Murell. She talked us through the different body shapes and we paired off and measured each other to work out our own body shapes. I was quite surprised to find out I am a strawberry body shape as I have always believed I had quite a boyish frame so this was quite exciting. Melissa then talked through some tips on how to dress for each body shape including what to avoid and how to accentuate our figures to create the illusion of an hourglass frame.
After the talk was more time for mingling whilst the lovely ladies from Shear Beauty popped over offering free pamper sessions including manicures. We were then all lucky enough to be gifted two amazing goodie bags: one from Festival Place supported by retailers such as Costa Coffee, Lush and Hotel Chocolat and another by Shear Beauty supported by Lord & Berry, Rusk Haircare and Wet Brush. After the event myself, Alice, Jessica and Jess went and looked around a few shops before grabbing a quick coffee and heading our separate ways home.
A big thank you to Naomi and Sarah and the rest of the team at Festival Place for putting on such a unique and interesting event and I look forward to any future events.