You may remember last month I casually mentioned that I was jumping up and down and screaming around the office when I discovered Red Magazine had included me in their Fashion Power List 2011 as one to watch! Stick a fork in me people as I was done!
I suppose when you start something that you truly love doing you don’t ever expect everyone else will sort of like it as well. So this is all a bit overwhelming. And today my screams of joy reached new octaves as I was emailed (and tweeted) a notification that I had been shortlisted for Red’s Hot Women Awards 2011. I wasn’t just making noise about being nominated for such an extremely prestigious award, I was falling off my chair looking at the absolutely amazing company I was in on the shortlist! Two bloggers in particular, Jane Cunningham of British Beauty Blogger and Sasha Wilkins of Liberty London Girl, have absolutely meant the world to me over the past two years. To even be listed on the same page as them is a massive honour and frankly enough for me to already feel like I’ve won something here! It may sound extremely cheese-ballish but it’s 100% the truth.
Thank you to all the twitter followers who notified me of my shortlisting before Red actually even had a chance to get in touch. You guys are some wonderful eagle eyed followers! For those of you that have asked how you can help…well, you already have in just being here! Unfortunately this isn’t a vote that’s open to the public. Instead it’s down to a pretty amazing panel of judges which includes Sam Baker, Editor-in-Chief, Red magazine, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Partner, DLA Piper, Gillian Tett, US managing editor, Financial Times, Lorna Clarke, Network Manager Radio 2 & 6, Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman, West Ham Utd FC, Sarah Brown, Charity Campaigner,Karen MattisonMBE, Director, Women Like Us, Anya Hindmarch MBE and Kirsty Dale, Public Relations Director, Coty Prestige UK.
No pressure or anything, right?! A huge thanks to Red Magazine for such amazing support once again!!!
Ok, I think that’s enough “patting on the back” for me tonight! Sleep tight guys!