This time last week, I was running around Proud Cabaret adding the finishing touches to the AX Paris blogger party before guests started arriving. It was a pretty tense couple of hours before the event kicked off, making sure that everything and everyone was in place and that all the guests were going to have an awesome time.
The event was held at Proud City Cabaret, near Tower Hill. A burlesque club where every element perfectly fits the theme; from the decor, to the staff, to the entertainment and cocktails. AX Paris wanted an event to showcase their Christmas advert, new clothing collection and to mingle with some of their favourite bloggers and affiliates.
The guests were plied with plenty of cocktails and canapes on arrival, plus there was also a pick'n'mix stand for a little trip down memory lane. The evening was hosted by Proud's amazing compare, he introduced each act, interacted with the crowd and performed a few songs of his own. He had an awesome voice! We were then treated to some performances from the beautiful burlesque ladies, I had never seen any burlesque before so wasn't really sure what to expect, but I loved it! There's quite a lot of nakedness but it's not cringey at all, it's all very classy haha. Some of the performers used fire and knives to spice their performances up, like they needed any more! Ax Paris then featured some of their new collection in a catwalk show, with bloggers wearing their pieces and Jade Thompson - winner of BINTM - introducing the collection!
I had so much fun on the evening of the event, I chatted with so many of my favourite bloggers - some I had previously met and some I hadn't! It was great to catch up with Leigh, Clare, Law, Steph, Megan, Paige, Michelle, Amy and then finally meet Claire, Lauren, Amy, Emma, Islay, Kavita, Wioletta, Olivia, Leanne and Rhea! This list got pretty unexpectedly long and there's still people I haven't included ahh! Apologies if I have missed you off, it's not intentional I promise.
This was the last event I will arrange and host while working at etailPR with Kim :( I only have just over one week left at work now! I feel pretty sad when I think back at some of the amazing opportunities I've had, but then I'm also so excited to leave and start some new adventures!
If you'd like to see some more photos from the night, you can check out the #AxParty hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, or you can see the photos on the etailPR Facebook page here and here. I hope everyone had a great time if you attended, we've loved reading everyone's posts at work! x