So although I didn’t make it through as a finalist, I am still attending the UK Blog Awards ceremony in April, and very much looking forward to it.
As this is my first blogger/vlogger event, I am a little nervous to say the least; but I can’t wait to see who won in the different categories; and it will really good to network and meet some amazing people. The dress code for this event is formal/dress to impress, which being an awards event is expected! So obviously I start to go through every formal item I have in my closet. Now since I gave birth 7 months ago, I’m still not quite back to my previous size… so I go into panic mode!! I don’t really want to buy a dress that might not fit in a couple of months, especially one with a price tag of 3 figures and up, so I met up with my good friend Vittoria Bonini to unload.
Vittoria made my wedding dress a couple of years back, and I love her vision and creativity. For those interested, you can find my dress here, and Vittoria’s website here. Although she is based in Italy she does business internationally; in fact mine was a UK wedding. So feel free to contact her regarding dresses for events/weddings; she really is the real deal!
I have a long simple red dress which I love the colour of, but it certainly isn’t forgiving, and asked if she could do anything to spruce it up which would accommodate for my post-pregnancy curves, but something that could be easily altered later. Within minutes, she re-designed the dress using a contrasting fabric and explained where she would be making the alterations. She has turned something so simple into a red-carpet worthy masterpiece that I cannot wait to wear.
Below is the drawing of the altered dress; and I’ll do another post once its finished and I’m ready to go!!
I would love to hear your thoughts on the dress!! Are you looking for a head-turner to a special event. If so, please do get in touch with Vittoria, or even send me your details and I can pass them on. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Plus don’t miss out on my special giveaway for those with an upcoming wedding, details at the bottom of the post here!