Now I wish I could just drink champagne all day (responsibly obviously!) but adulting gets in the way. So when I was invited to Epernay Champagne Bar in Leeds to attend one of 100 parties across the globe to celebrate Möet Party Day I was straight there RSVP’ing. Albeit I then came across issues of staying over (affordably AND not in a dive turned out to be an impossibility ) and thanks to a small thing called the Euro’s most of my usual lift options were watching the footie. Luckily Kellie and her newly acquired husband came to the rescue and gave lifts and a bed to me for the night! They are gems. I took along Grace as my plus one too after Mr E had deserted me for football, and so I was looking forward to a fab girlie night!
Now as you’d expect for such a swish occasion, the party was a Black Tie dress code and never one to dissapoint I set about finding a new dress. I tried on all my existing dresses but none were quite right, so I turned to the only place I go in times of need. ASOS.
I ordered seven dresses in the end, I tried a glorious nude ASOS Tall Red Carpet Peplum bandeau maxi and it was a strong contender but I carried on just incase. The Lovedrobe Sheer Sequin Maxi was a bargain reduced to £30 but it arrived with a broke zip, I still tried it on and it looked okay but I wasn’t one hundred percent about it. Then I tried on THE dress.
The Holographic Strip Fit and Flare Maxi Dress was reduced from £100 to £50, and it looks like it’s worth so much more. The quality of the tulle and sequins make it look like it belongs in a higher end brands shop. The petrol effect on the sequins meant I didn’t feel over sparkly and I even had a waist in the dress it was literally perfect.
The bottom as the dress flares out was exactly what invisaged when I decided I wanted a black tie dress. The neckline was perfect for me, it’s the cut away shoulder baring 90’s style that I think suits me really well and is becoming my fave neckline on a dress fast. I also thought it added a bit of youth to the dress too.
To keep the 90’s theme going I made a choker using black velvet ribbon and a choker clasp and I think it just topped it off, that, and my newly dyed and styled pink wash hair from the ladies at Boheme in Retford. Oh, and also the amazing Lulu Guiness Clutch that Kellie loaned me for photos. See I said she was a gem!
I met Matt McKormick a fab photographer who was also photographing the event, on Leeds town hall steps for these shots as I wanted a kind of Cinderella running down the steps shot to show off the bottom of the dress. He really did it justice. It was my second shoot with him and I loved it and I got lots of beautiful photos to share!
After the photos we whisked ourselves of to the event, where we walked down a red carpet to be greeted by mini Moët bottles with their own toppers which allows you to drink from them. It was ace to hang out with lots of my fave girls- Lucinda, Ellenor, Dei and Corinne and also meet Emma and Sarah who were both so lovely!
We were furnished with canapés, Moët fortune cookies, more champagne and then the Moët Jerobaum was opened. Check out Epernays Instagram for a video I took of it plus confetti cannons being opened! It was such an ace night overall and my dress was super comfy, even when not so glamorously traipsing through the rain to get to Subway before we went home!! We were definitely the best dressed in Subway that night I reckon!
Thanks to Epernay and Möet for inviting me to such a fab event, and for all the girlies for making it fabulous! Everyone looked gorgeous and I loved making a big effort, I love black tie events, do you!?
All photo’s by Matt McCormick except the Subway one!