Thanks to you lovely lot, last week we had the pleasure of attending the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards as nominees in their Best Blogging Duo category! In true She and Hem style, we were extremely overexcited and spent a large portion of the past month discussing just HOW MUCH FUN it was going to be to attend an actual awards do! Thankfully, the evening lived up to expectations which was thanks in no small part to all of the lovely people we met along the way. Go team blogger!
Getting ready was obviously no mean feat and we aren’t ashamed to say we had several outfit meltdowns. This may or may not have culminated with one of us standing in a Travelodge 20 minutes before the awards began shouting at an iron. Regardless, we made it there in one piece and would like to send a special thank you to Bath based salon No.3 Hairdressing (separate post to come!) for making our hair and nails look so spiffing and to The Body Shop in the Stratford Westfield for making our faces photograph friendly!
The awards themselves were held in the Oval Space in Bethnal Green, a lovely blank canvas which benefited beautifully from the gorgeous sunny evening we were treated to (even if our limited photography skills weren’t so thrilled about the conditions). The outside area was packed with familiar fashionable faces who were all eagerly chowing down on free sausages (obviously!) and ice cream whilst having a good old catch up. Thankfully, we had our own familiar face in the form of the ever wonderful Joseph Kent who, as well as slaying on the dance floor, also took some rather lovely photos of us! What a guy.
And, although we didn’t win, we had a great time watching the awards getting dished out by Becca Dudley. There’s just so much love and support within the blogging community that it’s hard not to get swept up with the joy, even when it isn’t your own! Besides, we were definitely in fantastic company in not winning! Chatting with nominees Unlimited by JK, scottnothingtodowithyou, Scottish Tea and fellow dynamic duo Pretty, Posh, Oh My Gosh! totally made our evening. You can read the full list of winners here!
The other silver lining to not winning was that we got to hit the pink vodka laden free bar with gusto and, quelle suprise, we were then straight to the dance floor. It was pretty great to see FunForLouis briefly throwing some shapes with us! He’s only got a million subscribers! Let’s hope our dance moves make an appearance in a vlog sometime soon.
And, with that, it was all over and we headed back to the Travelodge with our outrageously large goody bags in hand! Same time next year?