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Visit to ASOS HQ

November 27, 2013

If you didn’t miss Monday’s post, you will know I went to the ASOS HQ last Saturday to an event that was part of the Access All ASOS program. As promised, I am sharing the photos I took of the quick visit we did around their offices, located at the Greater London House. I didn’t take any photos of the building myself but do have a look, it’s a feast for any Art Deco fans and cat crazy people such as myself.

ASOS is a company that has been established not too long ago, in 2001. It is now one of the main online fashion retailers in the UK and ships worldwide, bringing fashion for all tastes and wallets to women and men worldwide. I really liked visiting their offices, I wouldn’t mind working in a place like this, surrounded by beautiful clothes and shoes all day round! 

I’m a sucker for colour and embroidery so this really caught my eye.

Mood boards everywhere!

I shook my little tush on the ASOS catwalk.

ASOS Wall of Models.

My favourite section – The shoes!

Apologies for the crap photos… I only had my phone on me when I was whisked away to do the guided tour. Hopefully there will be more opportunities in the future to take better photos *hint hint*. I am very happy to be part of the ASOS Insiders group, it’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone taking fashion and blogging seriously and all I can say is a big THANK YOU to ASOS!



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 year 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 @oggsie 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.  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–  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?