Friday, 15 August 2014

Godiva's Blogger Party

Godiva boutique Edinburgh

On Wednesday evening, I was lucky enough to attend a lovely blogger event held at Godiva boutique on Edinburgh's Grassmarket. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful and unique shop in my hometown. There has been so much thought put into the decor, plus they stock the most amazing hand-made clothing and jewellery. 

Upon arrival, we were treated to glasses of Pimms, brownies made by Lovecrumbs and truffles made by Mary's Milk Bar. They were absolute heaven for a chocolate addict like me! We then spent a while catching up with old blogger friends and making new ones too! I love that Edinburgh is starting to build up a blogging community since more events are being held in our city. It's so much fun being a part of it. 

Edinburgh bloggers event

The activities for the night included making camera straps out of pretty vintage scarfs, and adding little charms. My camera has never looked so stylish! Also, Scottish jewellery designers Luis and Poppy from Runaway Fox talked us through their fascinating collections. Their current jewellery collection is made from castings of human body parts and dead animals. To show us the process, they got three bloggers to cast their fingers which were then turned into necklaces.  It was amazing that you could even see the detail of their finger prints. Talk about a one-off piece of jewellery!

Runaway Fox jewellery
The Runaway Fox designers doing a fab demonstration

Crab pincer necklace, castings of hands and breasts, fox's nose ring, nipple ring and crow's foot necklace

And Mary jewellery
My favourite jewellery in Godiva, by And Mary

It was such a great night thanks to Godiva, and the Scottish brands that contributed. To top it all off, we each received a Godiva canvas bag filled with treats from some of the boutique's designers. Mine included a necklace from Runaway Fox's 'Flora Fatale' collection, a wasp brooch by Karen Mabon and a set of cards illustrated by Genevieve Ryan. 

Fatal Flower necklace Runaway Fox
My 'Angels Trumpet Fatal Flower' necklace by Runaway Fox

For those of you living outside of Scotland, you can still shop the brilliant independent designer pieces on Godiva's website here.

Love from Lou Lou