A very exciting email dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. From 36,000 entries, this little corner of the internet had made the shortlist for Cosmo’s annual ‘Influencer’ awards! I was in Toyko at the time and it was coming up to midnight, but I stayed up until the early hours with a mix of sheer astonishment and excitement (and possibly a little bit of jet lag). It almost goes without saying that these nominations aren’t without reader and follower support so, if you were kind enough to put me forward, thank you!
So, here we go. Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards 2018. Best Newcomer category. All the behind-the-scenes. The dress. And a little ‘get ready with me’…
A huge thank you to Richard Ward’s team for coiffing my hair into something truly red-carpet worthy, and the Charlotte Tilbury team for creating my make up look for the night.
A full list of the night’s winners can be found here. Slight spoiler: Didn’t come home with the silverware, but to make a shortlist of ten from almost 36,000 entries was a huge personal win. One which I am really proud of.
Right, on to the awards night – and goodness knows I didn’t hold back on the sequins!
Get ready with me…
Shop the look
Dress, Adrianna Papell
Shoes, Zara (sold out)
Clutch bag, Accessorize (sold out)
‘Alta’ ring, Monica Vinader
‘Fiji’ bracelet, Monica Vinader
‘Nura’ jacket earrings, Monica Vinader
‘The Duchess’ K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury
‘Filmstar Bronze and Glow’ palette (light to medium), Charlotte Tilbury
Jasmine Sambac & Marigold, Jo Malone
The morning after the night before…
Finally, a big thank you to the Mercure Kensington for being home for the night, and for bringing breakfast in bed.
For more from the event, check out: #cosmoinfluencerawards2018
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