The Orangery, Kensington Palace
This past week has flown by in a bit of a whirlwind, with travels, work and an influx of emails, but the most exciting thing to happen was winning Best Newcomer at the recent Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards! Carl and I headed over to The Orangery at Kensington Palace one cold damp evening and were greeted by the most beautiful space, filled with blossom trees and gorgeous, talented girls. We bumped into a few old friends and chatted to fellow bloggers, all whilst furiously snapping away at the stunning setting, before stopping by the photo booth for a bunch of silly snaps. Soon enough the start of the awards presentation was announced. Completely honestly, I had no inkling that I would win so as the crowd gathered in front of the stage, Carl and I found a place right at the back. Sam and Nic Chapman from Pixiwoo took to the stage and after a short video for each award from the panel of expert judges the winners started to roll out to rounds of applause, whooping and cheering. Next up was Best Newcomer… The judges video came up and they explained that the winning blog had impressively high quality photos with a sense of personality in each post, and I excitedly looked around wondering who might win. The next bit was almost a complete blur… The Style Memo was announced as winner and Carl led the cheering and applause before I wiggled my way through the crowd from the very back. Sam and Nic couldn’t have been more lovely, complimenting my dress (from the gorgeous Alessandra Rich) and posing for photos, before I headed back through the congratulatory crowd to my love who could not have been more happy for me. After our hugs, kisses and excited congratulations, we met up with the wonderful award sponsors, OGX, who I’m actually a huge fan of already, as well as Farrah Storr, the editor of Cosmopolitan, and the other wonderful winners, before heading off into the night for an evening of celebrations and toasts at The Arts Club.
I have to give Carl huge credit for this award too, as my main photographer, and my biggest supporter, I really couldn’t have got this far without him, and a massive THANK YOU to everyone who nominated me for the award too. I really hope you enjoy The Style Memo!
Photos: Carl Waxberg