Selfie School at ASOS HQ

November 25, 2013

I don’t know if you have noticed one of the buttons on the right hand side column on the blog page – I am one of the many bloggers chosen to be part of the new blogger outreach program by ASOS called Access All ASOS, which makes me an ASOS Insider. One of the perks of the program is to be able to participate in activities organized by the brand and last Saturday I headed down to London to attend Selfie School.

This came in the perfect time as the selfie is clearly having a moment – it was picked by the Oxford Dictionaries as the word of the yearย just last week. Like it or not, and no matter how narcissistic you might think it is, the truth is that it is here to stay, thanks to our ever present mobile phones and their increasingly better cameras.

As we were arriving, we were invited to try some nibbles and drinks – I didn’t eat much as my appetite has been ruined lately but the few things I tasted were delish! I also got to talking with a couple of bloggers and made acquaintance with Lucy and Katie, among others, who were really nice too.

We were separated into groups and under the guidance of Olly Lang @oggsieย we were given a few exercises to experiment with – an emo photo (with dramatic lighting), a composite image (full body photo with details), a natural light photo and a mirror selfie, preferably not showing the phone.

I have a lovely phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4 that takes brilliant photos (a lot of the outfit photos I’ve been publishing on the blog in the last few months have been taken with it) but unfortunately the operative system decided to run amok and it had to go back to Samsung for repairs. Great timing, no? I had to fish my old Galaxy S from the drawer and took my tablet too, just in case. ย Despite the technical problems and shortcomings, I had a great time and managed to produce an image that won me a little prize in its category:

What I wore: Turban – Lomography shop in Lisbon, Pullover (with hearts on the elbows) – ASOS, Skirt – Zara (second hand), Boots– ย Dr Scholl (via TK Maxx), Bug Earrings – H&M.

I also took my Fuji Instax with me and managed to take a few snaps. I’m glad I did as they came out real cute.

I had a great time and it was lovely to meet Hannah and Sedge, with whom I’ve interacted with on Twitter before. I hope there will be many more events in the future! We were also given a quick tour of the ASOS offices and I loved it. I will be making a post dedicated to it on Wednesday.

After all this, I can finally take a decent selfie, don’t you think?

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  • Reply Vix November 25, 2013 at 08:54

    Gorgeous photos and a fab outfit, no wonder you nabbed yourself a prize.
    My phone doesn’t even have a camera setting on it! Aren’t I a rubbish blogger? xxx

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 11:00

      Well, you do just fine without it, I would say!

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House November 25, 2013 at 09:51

    This looks fantastic doll. Am glad you got to go, the photos came out brilliantly and well done to you for winning a prize too. Gorgeous gorgeous! Have a great week ahead xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:59

      Thank you! I loved the event, I wish I could attend more!

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil November 25, 2013 at 11:37

    Sweet prize. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:59

      I know! I must attend me some parties now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Little Miss Joey November 25, 2013 at 13:13

    Great photos, they don’t look like selfies at all (that’s a compliment :D)!

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:58

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Lou Lou November 25, 2013 at 20:10

    Well done on winning in one of the categories! It looks like it was a fun event and I can’t wait for your next post on the ASOS HQ. I’m hoping to get picked for the social media event that ASOS are holding next month. Fingers crossed! x


    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:58

      I’m so glad you liked it! I signed up for that event too. I hope I make it!!! I wish I could go to all of them, really. I loved the vibe, it was really friendly and fun!

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House November 26, 2013 at 10:15

    Saw your comment doll….it’s not silly. I found myself slacking behind in using them all within the month…so thankfully, it’s only a monthly thing otherwise I would never use anything…though, I did have other products to test, so that didn’t help either and because I can be like a snail in getting things done, haha! I’m easily distracted ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great Tuesday!!

    • Reply Mrs D November 26, 2013 at 10:53

      You too! Thank you x

  • Reply ariane November 26, 2013 at 18:38

    You are so cute and adorable, no one but you can do such selfie
    I love that word – selfie – I wonder what the french say selfie, will to investigate or do a word up!
    Oh and i loved it when you said the word delish! I will have to remember that one too –
    What a nice event you went to and how cool they instructed you on photography

    Love the pics you took with the instant camera, i’m debating if i want one or not for X-mas…

    Take care


    oh! tks for entering my gaveaway!

    • Reply Mrs D November 28, 2013 at 10:02

      Thank you! Some English words sound funny isn’t it? Let me know if you come up with a French word for selfie, I’d like to know and start using it!


  • Reply Connie* November 26, 2013 at 22:35

    Which was the prize winning photo? They’re all so good that they all look like winners! I could look at photos of your sweet face all day long. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply Mrs D November 28, 2013 at 10:05

      It was the composite photo! trust me, not all of them looked all that good ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hugs x

  • Reply Van November 27, 2013 at 02:04

    Aw, cute outfit and looks like a fun party!

    • Reply Mrs D November 28, 2013 at 10:05

      It really was!! I loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Val Sparkle November 27, 2013 at 05:25

    Sounds like a fun opportunity, and they were smart to pick you! We’re going to be expecting nothing but top quality from you now – so so difference there.

    Love the boots!

  • Reply Luna Tiger November 27, 2013 at 08:43

    What a cool event ! I love your look and those bug earings are the best !

    • Reply Mrs D November 28, 2013 at 10:15

      The bug earrings are right up your street aren’t they?
      Hugs x

  • Reply ollieotson November 28, 2013 at 00:11

    que experiencia! ainda so me da mais vontade de ir pro uk pa :p


    • Reply Mrs D November 28, 2013 at 10:33

      Foi muito bom, sim ๐Ÿ™‚ Aconselho vivamente ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Andrea Deal November 30, 2013 at 13:46

    It looks like you had a fun time! Love your hair these day! ♥

    • Reply Mrs D December 2, 2013 at 11:04

      I did, I’m looking forward to growing my hair a bit more ๐Ÿ™‚

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