Two weeks ago, when we attended Diesel and Grazia’s reader event to celebrate the brand’s official relaunch for pre-SS12, we hand-picked (from a hat, natch) a name. That name would get to accompany our editor, Emily, for a day to get a glimpse into the sometimes-glamorous but often-frantic life of a fashion editor. That name was Omena Ukeleghe. She was our winner. And here’s her story…
The day started with a press lunch at the Bicester Village’s VIP suite, where Emily and I met the PR and marketing team from Bicester Village. They had laid on a truly scrumptious lunch, and as part of a VIP press pack, we were given a generous £50 card and 10% discount.
After lunch, we went to burn some cash at the numerous high street and designer label outlet stores at the Village where, thanks to the additional £50 gift card and discount, I bought myself a gorgeous pair of emerald green heels (I’m a sucker for a lovely pair of heels). I also bought a jumper – a practical purchase, I know, but ’tis season to wrap up warm.
A hop and a skip on the train back to London and we were whizzed away in a car to my first pampering session in preparation for the evening’s event. First port of call was Tommy Guns for my hair and then onto the Powder Puff girls to get my make up and nails done. They did a fantastic job!
The final port of call before our big event was the Diesel store on Carnaby Street to pick out my outfit for the night ahead. With £250 to spend at the store (thanks Diesel!), I went for a pair of Jegonfire super slim denim leggings that made my legs look so hot they would put Naomi Campbell to shame and a printed white cropped shirt. I rounded the look off with my new emerald green shoes and my fur-collared leather biker jacket.
With my look now complete, Emily and I tottered off to the Armani Exchange 20th anniversary party to sip on lychee cocktails and dance the night away to the awesome tunes Jameela Jamil was spinning on the decks.
What a day and night I had! It was a fabulous experience, and one I won’t forget so soon. BIG thanks to Diesel, Grazia and Emily for making it such a great day.
Editor’s note: well what do you know, isn’t Omena quite the writer? I had a blast sharing my day with this scarily chic girl. She looked incredible in her new Diesel outfit (she’s right about those legs) and after one too many deadly drinks, she sure showed me how to pull a few moves on the dance floor, too. A big thanks to all involved for making mine and Omena’s day so special – if only every day could be the same, eh?
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