Wednesday, 19 October 2011

What's been keeping me busy: Sweet F.A.!

Hi all! So the bf is back from France - yay! I had some fab French chocolates and some gorgeous bird beads to make jewellery with - I will take pics tomorrow to show you :)

I've been a bit quiet on the blog-front lately because, apart from the cold I've had, all of my spare time has been spent organising an event! It's called Sweet F.A. Cocktail Party Fashion Auction and is taking place in a fabulous waterfront bar next month. It's been a LOT of work because I am working on a ZERO budget!
I have often seen fashion swap parties and fashion blogger events on various blogs and am always disappointed at the lack of these kind of events in Wellington. We have loads of events here, but none of them are quite the cocktail - clothes - girly events I've seen online. Add that to the fact that my friends and I wouldn't mind trying to sell some of the clothes we've got hanging in the backs of our wardrobes, and that's why I decided to go for it!

I spent HOUUURS on the weekend emailing PRs, companies, shops and restaurants asking for items donated in return for logos and mentions on all of the advertising. So far I have had 14 donations!! They range from a 10 week Bikram yoga course, a $100 bar & restaurant voucher to a $100 L O'ccitane voucher and a heated eyelash curler from Model Co! Big whoop!

I'm super excited about the event now that we've finalised the venue (just yesterday) but I also think I am a little mad for taking it all on at the moment! November is always the busiest time of year here with parties and birthdays AND i'm also signed up for three more markets before December. 
Who says you can't at least TRY and do it all?! ;)

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh I am so happy for you! It seems tha you are doing a great job with 0 budget! Can't wait to see the final results! Good luck dear!

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  2. That's awesome! Great work, doll!!
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  3. Good for you Sadie - I think it's fab & can't wait to hear about it more. The donations sound generous too in these hard times. Hope it all goes well for you xoxo
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  4. What a wonderful thing to do, I'm glad you got some great donations too. I hope that the event goes well, I wish I could go but I'm not in Wellington :P.

    Sarah
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  5. Congrats on your event! Can't wait to see pictures. Yay, i would love to visit France one day!
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  6. wow that sounds awesome and to be able to get it all done is insane but amazing! can't wait to see the photos of it!

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  7. Hey chicky, wow this sounds so awesome!! You should move down to Chch and organise awesome events down here ;) I dont think theres much at New Plymouth haha but road trips are always fun! I havent got much planned for my weekend yet, getting my hair did Sat then party for the rugby Sunday....thats about it so far! Oh and im suprised theres no Lovisa in Welly - random! xx

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  8. Dang woman you are quite the mover and shaker! Is this sort of thing part of your career? Well it sounds awesome. Where's my invitation??

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  9. You are doing so well with all this Sadie and I can't wait to attend the event! BTW forgot to tell you I LOVE the name;)

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  10. Looks great fun Sadie and some fab prizes. I know what you mean about needing some glitz or an occasion to wear your nice clothes to, we girls need them.

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