For a few hours, we turned the Olympus Image Space gallery into a little blogger haven full of mouth-watering food, gorgeous clothes and accessories, flower crown making and nail art with a flat lay and outfit post area. The girls were given their cameras as they arrived and I was thrilled to hear a collective sigh and delighted ‘Oh wows’ as they turned them on.
The E-PL7 (you can pre-order now!) is the latest Pen model and features built-in Wifi (just like the big sister Pen E-P5) which means you can transfers pictures straight to you phone and use your phone (or tablet) as a remote control – perfect for bloggers! There are a few new features involving art filters and dial functions as well which I will update you on in more detail after my E-PL7 workshop at Park Cameras in Burgess Hill next month.
It was such fun watching the girls snap selfies, arrange flat-lays, adorn themselves with flower crowns, tuck into nibbles and dress up for outfit shots. Several of my favourite brands got involved with the event and goody bag and a huge thanks must go to all of them – including Free People, Boden Clothing, The Flower Appreciation Society, Beauty Spotter, Elizabeth Dunn, Bouton, Kadalys and my fab catering genius friend China Brooks-Basto (of pop-up China & Ben’s).
ps. This is probably the longest post I have ever done! Get ready for a photo extravaganza…
Sophia using the flip-out screen to snap a selfie in her flower crown by The Flower Appreciation Society
Natasha setting up her flat lay with gorgeous flowers
Leather accessories for flat laying by Elizabeth Dunn
More Elizabth Dunn, above and below!
Scrummy eats by China Brooks-Basto
Completely fell in love with Sophia’s rings! By Swedish jewellery designer Caroline Hjerpe
Sophia wearing one of Free People’s many amazing dresses – what an elfin beauty!
The Free People rail full of autumn pieces to try on!
Anna of The Flower Appreciation Society at her flower crown making station
Tools of the flower crown making trade – the green Stemtex tape is a vital component to making it all work!
Rings by Caroline Hjerpe
Sophia’s fab shoes from Dune – in snake here
Elizabeth Dunn setting up a flat lay on the podium
Natasha’s fab nails by Sophy Robson and Beautyspotter app
Kylie getting to grips with the OI Share app on my iPad which previews your shot on screen and acts as a remote control
And last of all, after all the craziness was over, I grabbed a chill-out hot chocolate with my girls Sophia and Natasha before heading home to get ready for a fabulous meal at the newly opened Mission – go check it!
A huge thankyou to Olympus for putting on such a fabulous event! Can’t wait for the next one… As you all probably know by now, Stylonylon is a UK ambassador for Olympus