Shiny Thoughts of #TheBloggersMarket no.3

#TheBloggersMarket colourful rail of clothes rainbow

Shopping, snacks and social handles

Last Saturday The Hoxton in Holborn, London watched the stumbling in of 5 fashion bloggers (that’s Kristabel, Carrie, Olivia, Dunya and I), their helpers, 5 fabulous assistants (Nadine, Rebecca, Kate, Ghenet) and many, MANY suitcases of clothes, all for you lovely lot to come and loot from later! #TheBloggersMarket was back!

It makes my heart do a little fist-pump every time someone knows what I’m talking about when I say #TheBloggersMarket. Each time we host an event, the word spreads that little further (I <3 you social media) and this time, we’re treated to visits from guests from all over the country and many from across the channel. (Merci!) I mean, it does help when The Debrief stick you in their newsletter of course but still, thank you if you helped spread the word!

Anyway, this time we made it bigger and better than ever along with a palm-leaf theme to see in the Spring time. If you’ve not had the chance to come to one of these events, here’s what you missed out on that had guests queueing around the lobby!


#TheBloggersMarket shinythoughts sign

#TheBloggersMarket shinythoughts colourful shoes for sale

#TheBloggersMarket shoppers smiling

#TheBloggersMarket colourful rail of clothes

lucy stall

#TheBloggersMarket shinythoughts shoes and bags for sale

Rainbow Rail

It may come at no surprise to you but my rail and table of pre-loved pieces to sell was a colour-lovers’ dream. There were brightly printed dresses, Barbour jackets, bags in the shapes of milk bottles and even a cloud-print Lomography camera. All items averaged around £5 so it was an affordable way of picking up a couple of beautiful pieces from the blogs you like best.

Did you spot our cute swing tags? The lovely peeps at AwesomeMerchandise printed them for us along with special notebooks and pin badges so you could spot us easily spot us!


#TheBloggersMarket guests looking through rails

shinythoughts rail

oliver bonas suitcase in the lounge

oliver bonas room

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Do it for the ‘gram

A new addition to #TheBloggersMarket no.3 this time around was the concept of an ‘Instagram Room’ (we’re so millenial.) The space could be used to snap your purchases, treats from the kitchen or even just some of the many beautiful props laid out in the room by our high street faves Oliver Bonas and pretty stems by Dutch flower delivery guys Bloomon.

The light in there was on-it so made for the perfect flatlays but if the choice of delightful props got your head in a spin, both the OB girls and our own Carrie were on-hand to give tips. Unfortunately I missed Carrie’s dedicated Insta-talk (market life innit) but I sure could have learned a few things from her!



dunya dearestdeer rail

cirque de papier maelle

Get Sketched

We like to celebrate young creative talent at #TheBloggersMarket so when Maelle asked us if she could come over from Paris just to draw our guests at the event, armed with post card drawings of each of us girls, we were more than delighted to say yes!

Cirque de Papier, her own illustration endeavour, features beautiful girls in beautiful clothes as well as food, flowers and hair. Take a look at her gorgeous blog for free printables and to see what she’s up to in gay Paris!


afternoon crumbs palm themed biscuits and cakes

talking tables gold straws in paper cups

#TheBloggersMarket bloomon flowers and talking tables decorations

Tasty Treats

Where would we be without a pick-me-up after a hard days’ shopping eh? Don’t fret, we had it covered.

For our morning guests, pots of tasty and natural Cuckoo bircher were stocked in the kitchen to energise them for the day. To hydrate you all we offered packs of Vita Coco coconut water (which went with our palm theme rather nicely!)

Baskets of Propercorn were raided for mid-morning savoury needs and the icing on the cake (literally) were the beautiful displays of biscuits and cakes from the mega-talented Nicole of Afternoon Crumbs. Thank you Nicole for all your hard work creating these delectable delights! What a spread. Big thanks to Talking Tables too for those beautiful decorations and tablewear that pit the theme perfectly!


#TheBloggersMarket propercorn in basket

#TheBloggersMarket no.3 five blogging friends at the hoxton hotel london

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to Joe and Miguel for shooting some of these snaps. See you all at the next one!

To get involved with the next #TheBloggersMarket, don’t hesitate to drop us an email.

Check out #TheBloggersMarket hashtag right here.


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  • Natasha March 13, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Another successful market, well done ladies! It was lovely to see you again (and serious points for recognising me!) and chat – little did I know that I’d find my face 5 photos in within this post ha Look forward to the next one… 🙂 x

    • Lulu March 14, 2016 at 6:43 PM

      Haha good to see you again! Love that shot of you! 😉 <3

  • Ashley March 13, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Such a lovely event! Hope to go maybe next year if the Blogger Market’s around? 🙂

    • Lulu March 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM

      Hey Ashley,
      We should be holding another one yes! Fingers crossed for around xmas time 😉 we’d love to see you there! Lucy x

  • Liv March 13, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    WOW! Looks like such an amazing event. Thanks for sharing!!


    • Lulu March 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM

      Thanks for your comment Liv! Hopefully we’ll see you at a future event some time! 🙂

  • becky :: accooohtrements March 13, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    I’m sure you girls organise these when you know I’m busy… 😉

    I’m there next time fo’ sho’!

    Becky | accoohtrements life, travel & design blog

    • Lulu March 13, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      Darn it gurl! Haha, we’ll be sure to give you plenty more warning next time! <3

  • Rianne March 13, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    I would love to get involved in the next bloggers market or just attend, it looked awesome! As a new blogger it would be nice to actually meet some fellow blogger. When’s the next event?

    Rianne x

    • Lulu March 13, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      Hey Rianne,
      We’d love to see you at the next of #TheBloggersMarket events! The next will likely be around xmas time so keep your eyes open! 🙂

  • Josie March 13, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    I loved my afternoon at The Bloggers’ Market! I actually bought a super cool ‘yay’ necklace from you which has barely left my neck! Was so nice to chat to you and the other girls. You truly are the loveliest bunch! Can’t wait for the next one!

    Josie x

    • Lulu March 13, 2016 at 5:01 PM

      Hey Josie, Aah you were the lucky new owner! So happy that you <3 it! Makes me feel all happy and warm inside, thanks for telling me! Thanks so much for coming, that means a lot 🙂 x