You may not have realised that I was nominated for the Kidspot Voices of 2014 awards. I mean, I’ve only mentioned it three or four dozen times. OK, three or four thousand times. I’m even more excited to announce that I’m a Top 40 Blogger in the Beauty & Lifestyle category.
The Masterclass and launch event unfortunately coincided with our family holiday to Tasmania. The Welshman is such a top bloke, and was so very proud of me, that he booked me a flight to join them on Sunday morning.
The Blokefolk had a fabulous two day man break whilst waiting for me to join them. Aren’t they darling?
Our Kidspot Bloggeriffic Extravaganza commenced with drinks at The Cottage Balmain with the fabulous Christina and Jim, aka Mr and Mrs Romance and Hair Romance. Danielle from Danimezza and Jo from iCurvy also joined us.
Note to self – make sure you check the clock when settling in for a late night chat. Sonia and I got home at a relatively responsible time of midnight but chatted ’til the wee hours. 3.30 am when we needed to be up and out the following day? Not so smart. Lots of fun though!
Kidspot Voices of 2014 | Masterclass
Panel 1: INFORMATION: Finessing Facebook Convenor: Bron Maxabella: Maxabella Loves | Panel: Yianni Konstantopoulos: Group Managing Director: Social@Ogilvy | Katrina Springer: The Organised Housewife | Jaclyn Carlson: The Blog Society
Top lessons for me:
- Take my newsletter out of the Too Hard Basket
- Use different photos and approaches for different platforms
- Add all social media links to the bottom of each post
Panel 2: ISSUES: Sharing Is Caring: In conversation Convenor: Alex Brooks : Kidspot | Panel: Kayte Murphy: Woogsworld | Beth Macdonald: BabyMac
Top lessons for me:
- It’s OK to write an emo post occasionally
- It’s your blog, do what you want
- But remember, it’s not all about you. Give your readers something to take away with them – tips, recipe, even pretty pictures or a laugh.
- Say yes even if it is scary because you never know what opportunities may arise
Panel 3: INSPIRATION: Innovation in conversation Convenor: Pip Lincolne: Meet Me At Mike’s/JustB | Panel: Luisa Brimble: Alphabet Family Journal | Lisa Tilse: The Red Thread | Sneh Roy: Cook Republic
Top lessons for me:
- Be a COP – Consistent. Original. Persistent. Sneh Roy
- Bite off more than you can chew because you may be able to chew more than you thought. Pip Lincolne
Kidspot Voices of 2014 | Launch Party
Oh! So Much Fun! Chat, cocktails, champagne, canapés and conversation. It was lovely to catch up with bloggy friends, fangirl some amazing bloggers and discover they’re completely all about keeping it real, and add to my already burgeoning blog reader feed. So much talent in one room is very heady!
You know when you’re watching an awards show and scoff at the people who exclaim that it is an honour just to be nominated? It’s true! It really is thrilling to be nominated (whoever you are, thank you!). Making the Top 100 Bloggers for Kidspot Voices of 2014 was just beyond. Maybe I have got a clue about this blogging caper after all!
A huge thank you to Ford, the main sponsor of the Kidspot Voices of 2014, and silver sponsors, Olympus and Garnier. Another big kiss for the Kidspot crew who worked tirelessly to pull together such amazing events and make every single blogger involved feel super special and valued.
Kidspot Voices of 2014 | What I Wore
My gorgeous Sterling & Hyde ladybag with Seed Femme tassel was the perfect classic accessory. Curvy Cartel surprised me with a gorgeous neon crystal pendant (do check her Instagram boutique out!) which was the perfect piece to Kimba-up my outfit.
My sterling silver Usual Suspects bangles, champagne cubic zirconia studs from Lovisa and my Mimco Sportivo watch completed the look.
I was extremely lucky to receive this piece as a gift from the gorgeous online team at Events and I’m truly grateful.
I teamed it with a simple jersey racer back tank with leatherette trim and an exposed back zip for a tough pretty look. Only $20 from Target.
My trusty black snake print leather waist belt by Leona Edmiston did an admirable job of helping me fake a waist, assisted by the fullness of the tulle underskirt.
I amped up the tough pretty with black suede peeptoe booties by Steve Madden, a fabulous thrift shop find. I channelled a bit of rock chic attitude by wearing Over and Over A-Gwen OPI lacquer for my mani-pedi. Thank you so much to Coty PR for the gorgeous gift.
My gorgeous jewellery is by Peter Lang from Fashionista Depot, who very kindly loaned me these gorgeous pieces for the night. I just adore the colour clash with added sparkly prettiness.
Jyle Spice of Stevie English did such a fabulous job on Friday that my hair survived to rock Masterclass School and party on at the Kidspot Voices of 2014 launch event. Don’t you love that!
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