Thursday, 23 October 2014

North East Blogger Awards 2014

I'm absolutely thrilled to have won best student blog in the North East Blogger Awards 2014! As I haven't been blogging for long, it was amazing to be a finalist but I'm so proud to have received so much recognition for what I do. Thank you to everyone who nominated me, the judges and all of my readers who've helped this blog grow in the month and a half since I set it up.

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I found out I had made the final three bloggers in the student category of the awards and was absolutely thrilled to bits. As the other bloggers had been blogging longer than me, I wasn't expecting to win, nevertheless I decided that I wanted to make a hat for the awards as I hardly ever get to go to such events and I wanted to go in style. I gained several scratches and bruises in making my hat as the Petersham ribbon pleats were tricky to make, but I was pleased with the result. I also made my capelet from a pattern in Mollie Makes magazine. 

The hosts of the event, Lane 7, were kind enough to prepare me a gluten free platter of food including chips, spare ribs, chicken and pulled pork- which was delicious! I wore a dress from Yumi, which isn't available anymore as I got it for Christmas, my prom heels from Outfit and a thrifted bag. My sister Jasmine, to the left of the above photo, wore a dress which I found for her in a charity shop and a scarf from my Grandparents' visit to Cyprus. The dress was a lucky find, she'd been struggling to find something which she liked but luckily she loved the one I found for her. Fentiman's provided the welcome drinks, which I was very pleased about as I take as many opportunities to drink Rose Lemonade as I can. 

Receiving my award from a Northumbria University representative.
Photo by OPR.

A huge thank you again to anyone who nominated me, comments on my blog or even just reads my posts- it means a tremendous amount to me. 

Until next time

Holly Olivia x


  1. Congratulations on your win - I love your unique outfit! I'm off to subscribe to future posts now - looking forward to reading them x

    Sam -

    1. Thank you! Congratulations on your award too, you must be over the moon.

      Holly Olivia x


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