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5 May 2014

Fashion Bloodhound event!

You may recall that I mentioned in my last post that I was off to the Fashion Bloodhound Spring showcase event that was taking place in the Francis Hotel in Bath on Wednesday evening! I managed to snag myself a VIP ticket so that I could peruse the rails of their pre-loved designer items before it opened to the public at 5.30pm! Greeted with a glass of bubbly and a goody bag stuffed with Aveda samples I set about working my way through the rails to try and bag myself a designer bargain!


I was not disappointed! There were lots of amazing bags everything from Mulberry, Anya Hindmarch, Balenciaga and Gucci, some incredible shoes from Chanel, Gucci and Prada. The clothes were all hung beautifully on rails so you could merrily swish your way through! There was everything from Chanel jackets to Victoria Beckham dresses and Isabel Marant sweaters.....a cavern of treasure indeed! Fear not though you have not missed a chance to bag a designer bargain.....you can purchase from their online shop here www.fashionbloodhound.com I would recommend following Fashion Bloodhound on Twitter and Instagram also as you will often hear of any new sought after items before they go online and any special promotions they are doing.....and you do not want to miss out on those!!

Graziella is the young entrepreneur who is the brainchild behind Fashion Bloodhound and I managed to snatch five minutes of her time for a chat. She really knows her stuff, she has a great eye and is super stylish.....no wonder this business is such a success!! If you are looking to source a particular item you can contact Fashion Bloodhound, they would also love to here from you if you have items you wish to sell on.

So did I purchase! Hell yeah! I could have spent a fortune but I did have to show a modicum of restraint as I am soon to be out of a job (though hopefully not for long!!). I am thrilled to bits with what I bought and I could have bought in every colour they had!! I have heard such amazing things about Alexander Wang T-shirt's that when I saw this one I jumped at the chance to bag it for £30!! It would normally retail at £80 so I am very chuffed with my bargain!! I was so thrilled with it that I put it straight on and wore it home......I have prerty much worn it every day since too! Now I can see why it does pay to spend a bit more on such items!! I am converted! Without further ado....


Alexander Wang T-shirt 
Zara boyfriend jeans (last year)
KG Madison espadrilles (current via Zalando)

Up closer!






So have you made any designer pre-loved purchases? Could you be tempted by what Fashion Bloodhound has to offer?

Love reading and responding to your comments, as always!

Until next time!

Michelle xx



36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! What a fab purchase I love that tee on you hangs beautifully, I am off to check out the website xx

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    1. Ahh thank you Frances!! They had a few different styles of the tops, long sleeved and a short sleeve as opposed to a cap sleeve like mine.....they had the cap sleeve in navy, grey and white and I'm hoping they didn't all go at the event and that they appear on the website sometime soon!! I would snap it up in another colour as it is so useful!! Hope you find something you like on the website :0) xx

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  2. Gorgeous new addition Michelle - I just love it!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. I do believe I now NEED one in every colour Jane!! Such a great shape and style!! xx

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  3. Nice one, Michelle - The top looks great.
    There are some fantastic items & prices on the fashionbloodhound website - wow!!
    :0)
    Paul

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    1. Cheers Paul....I'm pretty taken with it!! It is a truly wonderful webssite....I was lucky enough to purchase a lovely Furla bag from there a while back xx

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  4. Hi lovely!! Ooh I so wished I'd been there, so many gorgeous pieces to shop from!! You certainly made the right choice, like you I'm loving black at the moment even though summers approaching- to be honest, I think it's quite a chic colour for summer, along with white and denim, lol!! Am trying now to get a little (not that little) kitty for our shopping trip, cannot wait!! The tee looks great but to be honest you look fabulous in anything- you're someone who styles and wear pieces to perfection, gorgeous lady !! Hope you've had a good weekend, look forward to seeing you soon xx

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    1. It was a fab event Sharon.....lots of goodies!! I have bought so much black but like you say it is chic and perfect with white and denim!! I shall have to reign in my spending now and save for a splurge when I see you....can't wait!! Thank you for the lovely compliment.....the wardrobe really seems to be coming together nicely this season which make it easier to throw some good outfits together!! Have a great week and see you soon!! xx

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  5. Good tops are so handy and versatile Michelle....I love the shape of this one! Have a great week:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I could definately do with a few more of these good quality basic Anne....wardrobe staples that's for sure!! You have a good week too! xx

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  6. Oh that hangs beautifully on you! Clearly worth spending the extra few pounds. Sounds like a great event

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    1. Yep I absolutely understand now why it does pay to spend a bit more on good quality basics! Was a lovely event....will be making sure I am first in the queue next time!! xx

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  7. Isn't it amazing how a simple black t-shirt can look so good. Fab purchase Michelle and I love it with the Kurt Geigers x

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    1. I couldn't agree more Sharron, find the right shape for these staples and you are away!! I love it and will get loads of wear out of it.....same as the Kurt Geigers!! xx

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  8. Sounds like you had a fab time Michelle! Love the t-shirt, great shape & style...very you! Off to check out the website.....x

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    1. You must come next time Sian....you would love it!! Nothing beats a well cut T!! xx

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  9. Fab t-shirt Michelle. I would have loved to have gone to this event. Hope the job situation sorts itself out soon xx

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    1. You would have loved it Donna......it was a shopaholics dream come true!!
      There a few exciting prospects coming up job wise.....really excited about the future, it's just very scary making that leap of faith!! Yikes!! xx

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  10. Oh what a fab evening, I am not jealous at all! The tee looks amazing on you, such a good buy! And if you need someone to go with you next time, I'll just nip up on the train!!
    A x

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    1. Abbi you must come next time....you would love it!! It would be lovely to meet you too!! xx

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  11. I will happily skip off to check this out. You look very cool and very pleased with yourself :-) H xx

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    1. There is nothing quite like making a purchase that you know will well and truly earn it's pay per wear.....I've had it less than a week and I reckon I'm nearly there ;0) xx

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  12. I'm off to the states in July and I'll be looking for Alexander Wang and Vince tees because they are cheaper there but I still think yours was a better bargain than the prices state side. Great buy and it looks super.

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    1. How envious I am I?? I would love the opportunity to go state side to snap up a few more of these T's!! They did have some Vince knitwear at the FB showcase so I'm off to check them out online!! xx

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  13. Anonymous7/5/14 07:47

    Hi,

    Lovely t-shirt. Just to let you know, the outnet has a lot of discounted t by alexander wang stuff. The t-shirts are usually around the £30 mark there making them akin to high street prices.

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    1. Thank you for that marvellous heads up!! Off to check The Outnet right now!! :0)

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  14. Oh Michelle, that event sounds like Heaven to me! I have been so lucky with buying pre-owned Chanel handbags but not so lucky with clothing. How great you could see it in the flesh. I want to go to a sale like that! Gorgeous top, as the saying goes, you really do get what you pay for ! x

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    1. You would have loved this event Natalie!! It definately would have been right up your street!! But do follow FB on Instagram and Twitter as they do sneaky, lovely previews of what is going on the website!! I am totally converted to the school of less is more now!! xx

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  15. Fab purchase Michelle and I love it styled with your espadrilles. What a cool event, I would have needed to be restrained lol!
    I'm obsessed with Vestiaire Collective at the moment, I like having a nosey at what people are selling on but haven't bought ... as yet x

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    1. Thank you....love the T with the boyfriends and the espadrilles too.....my favourite look at the moment!!
      My experiance of Vestaire was a good one, although I didn't end up purchasing because the seller was not all that honest about the condition of a bag I wanted to buy. Vestaire check it over for quality and then they negotiate/adjust the price accordingly which is fantastic!! I would buy with confidence from them. Not at all like eBay where you can sometimes end up with things that are not in such good condition which has happened to me a few times!! xx

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  16. Anonymous8/5/14 22:26

    Great blog Michelle! Graziella is gonna be sooper chuffed ~ #SOinvited!! You purchased the grey AW one too didn't you? Great grab. I SO wished I'd bought the Guccis in pink {altho' think they are still up for grabs on line - too tempting}...Should I?

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    1. Thank you Clairey!! :0) I am sooo kicking myself for not bagging the grey T too!! Get the Gucci's I say!! They will be fab with white skinnies or some boyfriends....perfect for right now!! xx

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  17. What a fab event that looked! Your tee looks super cool, it certainly has that designer edge, that just takes it into a different league! "Fashion Bloodhound's" website looks a bit too good tho.....Must hide the credit card!!! xx

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  18. That sounds like a great night Michelle! Its such a lovely tee & well worth it as the quality speaks for itself! Its so you too! xx

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  19. Amazing purchase - I'm so envious...you'll have it for life! Ax

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  20. Oh I love a fashion show, and a bargain piece! Will definitely be browsing this website;)

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