Last week I had the amazing opportunity of attending Ultimos VIP blogger event at House of Fraser Oxford street, for their new AW15 lingerie range, seen HERE. If anyone remembers my post Fitted Lingerie, you will know how much I adore attractive but supportive looking bras. So it was a no brainer for me to attend this event and I'm so glad I did! Every piece was simply stunning and were all very different to each other. Some offered a girly yet pretty vibe whilst others were promoting more of a raunchy and seductive look!
Not only did we get to walk around these glorious displays in utter awe, we also got fitted by one of the lovely specialists from the Ultimo team and got to choose a set. I opted for the OMG Jasmine piece which is gold detailed with black lace and scalloped edges, not to mention very sheer briefs!
Our next challenge was to style up our set with selected clothes and accessories from House and Fraser. A professional photographer (with insane dreadlocks btw haha) then snapped away at us whilst we modelled our Ultimo set. The idea of the styling challenge was so that we dressed smart/casual whilst giving a little tease of what was underneath; I loved seeing everyones different looks!
I selected an all black outfit, choosing a leather mini skirt which I felt was very empowering and opted for a waterfall gillet which I pulled at the waist with a gold chain belt. I felt like the hint of gold really compliment the bra! This was all teamed up with a pair of black heels to add a little bit of classiness! (...they came off as soon as the shoot finished, I'm surprised I managed to keep balanced!!)
I then popped back out and went back to enjoy the atmosphere while nibbling on the macaroons and sipping away at my prosecco. I noticed at a desk a lady was doodling away and happened to be doing fashion illustrations at request of our personal sets! I was totally interested in this, I'm going to be studying Textile Design in a couple of weeks and this is the sort of thing I'd be doing; creating fabrics on paper. I asked plenty of questions and she was so lovely to talk to! Her Instagram is @alihansenillustration if you're interested.
MAKE A NOTE: If you have fallen in love with any of the pieces from the collection be sure to visit the consumer event at the concession in the House of Fraser Oxford store on the 10th of September at 7pm. Attending the event will be fashion expert Grace Woodward (X factor/Britain's next top model) as well as the celebrity stylist of Jessie J and The Saturdays Frank Strachan. They will be answering any questions live on stage! Any purchase over £35.00 will receive 25% off AND a gift too . This is a perfect event if you love lingerie as much as me!
Thanks to the lovely team at Ultimo for inviting me to this event, it was a perfect girly day!
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