Post by C.M.

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Galway Bloggers Party at The House Hotel

I’m a little late in joining the party on posting about the fantastic Galway Bloggers Party that was held on Saturday, hosted by Rebecca Casserly (becboopfashinistaworld.blogspot.ie). In fact being a little late is not unlike my entrance to the event, having being caught in the rain and my (not so trusty) hosiery caught on a splinter. Instead of arriving stylishily it was with hair being pulled quickly into a top knot (following a painstaking blow-dry ruined by that most destructive of natural disasters – drizzle), and a quick nip into the bathroom to change into a new pair of tights. But when that was done I emerged cool and calm, collected my lovely goody-bag from the friendly greeters, entered the raffle and proceeded to peruse the various stalls set up by various tempting Galway shops.

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Tamzin from simpleextravagance.blogspot.ie and Kate, a writer for NUIG paper SIN

It was a fantastic opportunity to network, and after bumping into Tamzin (whose blog is Simple Extravagance) we proceeded to indulge in one of the House Hotel’s famous cocktails. In my experience the bar is usually the place to be, and I wasn’t wrong, having met all the following fashion bloggers while propping it up!

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Emily from emilyfashionfiend.com and Barbara from babsscribbles.wordpress.com
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Meghan from meghanmode.blogspot.ie, Shannon, another Galway blogger whose card I lost* and yours truly.

These cool girls were sitting pretty getting ready for the fashion show when I passed them by, striking up a really fun and interesting conversation nabbed me a good spot too!

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Make up artist Noreen (@Norkelly), centre is Kelly of dressaddictedlawgirl.wordpress.com and Sarah who can be found at twitter.com/SarahEagles (I can’t find your blog Sarah!)
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Martha (cookiteatitloveit.com), Seana (illusionmakeup.com) and the Yummy Mummy of yummymummyfashionandlifestyle.blogspot.ie
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Compere for the Fashion Show was Rebecca, the hostess with the mostess
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Our table won not one but three prizes in the wonderful raffle! Mine was a really great hamper from SecretFashionFixes.ie

The fashion show included pieces from Cotton Face Vintage, Sonja Duddy Design, Portobello, Mary White (milliner) and Brutal Glory. My photos turned out extremely blury (did I mention I partook in a drink or two? The strawberry daiquiri managed to affect my hand/eye co-ordination despite half of it ending up on my skirt. Don’t worry! Skirt is a wipe clean; more or less; relic from the past.) But here’s one or two anyway…

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Mary White Millinery
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Cotton Face Vintage
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If you’d like a better look at the Fashion Show why not have a look at some of the other blogs mentioned?!

It was a really wonderful afternoon and full credit must go to Rebecca, who did a lovely job in organising the whole thing and making we bloggers feel welcome. Everyone I spoke to was wonderful, check out their various blogs, there’s loads of good reading in each and every one of them! Here’s hoping to another meet up soon!

* To anyone whose details I missed, please contact me on twitter or our email address (in the Contact Us section), so I can add you in!

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