Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday to "The Sequin Cinderella"

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO "THE SEQUIN CINDERELLA" 

One year ago today I started out on a journey, of which I didn't quite know the destination...
I began this blog with no idea of where it could go or how much I could achieve in just one short year. Looking back on it now I am totally overwhelmed by the incredible response "The Sequin Cinderella" has received the world over and the wonderful opportunities I have been given as a result.
I have been invited to preview designer collections from Dublin to New York and many in between.
I have worked with fabulous fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, River Island, Boohoo.com, to name but a few. I have attended some spectacular events, mingled with the fashion elite and had the chance to wear some stunning outfits along the way!
I even qualified as a finalist for a Blog Award which was perhaps my proudest achievement to date.
Below you will see a collection of snapshots from some of the biggest events and collaborations I have been lucky enough to be involved in over the past year.
To date the blog has received over 120,000 hits, has almost 1000 members, over 1500 facebook likes, over 2000 twitter followers and an enormous amount of press coverage. I could not be more proud or more grateful to everyone who made this possible.
I am already looking forward to 2013 and all the amazing projects it will bring my way!
I am so very excited to share those with you over the coming months.
So today, as the world keeps turning, sit back, relax, have a glass of champers and join me in a toast to my wonderful followers and to "The Sequin Cinderella" on its 1st Birthday!
Here is to many more years of blogging for and with you all.
Thank you so much for the best year of my life!
With Love,
Nicola x
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My Very First Blog Post - An Introduction to my World
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2011/12/this-is-me.html
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My First Ever Collaboration on the blog with "Fake Tattoos"
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/02/girl-with-fake-tattoo.html
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A "Sequin" Shoot with Tara Henderson International
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/03/sequin-cinderella.html
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My First Big Invitation - Belfast Fashion Week SS'12 and a Private Preview of Boohoo.com collection
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/03/belfast-fashion-week-high-street-haven.html
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Belfast Fashion Week SS'12 - Fashion Tea
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/03/belfast-fashion-week-fashion-tea.html
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Final of Miss Derry 2012 where I won "Best Dressed Audience Member"
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/03/miss-derry-2012-final.html
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Launch of the new Titanic Building in Belfast on the centenary of the Titanic
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/04/titanic-centenary.html
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An Invitation to "That Vintage Vibe" in Belfast
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/04/that-vintage-vibe.html
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FBL show in the Europa Belfast
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/04/fashion-beauty-lifestyle-fashion-show.html
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My HD eyebrows thanks to Janette at HD Brows and Threading
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/04/high-definition.html
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Collaboration with Sugarlips Apparel
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/04/sugarlips-apparel.html
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Modelling for Tara Henderson International Showcase
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/05/tara-henderson-international-showcase.html
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Being Styled at the Fashion Forum Spring/Summer Workshop
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/05/fashion-forums-springsummer-workshop.html
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El Divino "Walking on Water" Fashion Show
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/05/el-divino-walking-on-water.html
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Press Release for first ever Man Time Fashion Show
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/06/it-is-coming-it-is-time-it-is-man-time.html
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Shopping in Dundrum Town Centre Dublin
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/06/devil-wears-prada.html
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My Outfit for the "Man Time Fashion Show"
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/06/man-time.html
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Holiday to Crete
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/07/crown-of-flowers.html
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Louis Vuitton A/W'12 Preview in Dublin
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/07/louis-vuitton-autumnwinter-2012-private.html 
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Photoshoot with Tara Henderson and Mickey Deery
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/08/she-rolled-my-hair-put-my-lipstick-on.html
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Sequins and Glamour shoot with winner of "Great British Hairdresser"
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/08/sequins-and-glamour.html
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Holiday to Marbella
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/08/the-spanish-harem.html
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Collaboration with Firmoo Glasses
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/09/firmoo-sunglasses.html
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Nor-Lisa Fashion A/W'12 Launch
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/09/nor-lisa-fashion-aw-12-launch.html
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Myself with Designer Jen Kelly, wearing one of his designs at the Arthur Cox Irish Fashion Event 2012
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/09/arthur-cox-irish-fashion-event-2012.html
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Myself with Katie Kelly from River Island at the Christmas Preview
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/09/christmas-at-river-island.html
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Collaboration with Bio-Oil, Ireland
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/bio-oil-ireland.html
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Collaboration with "The Shortcut"
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/the-shortcut.html
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Collaboration with Salonaddict.ie
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/salonaddictie.html
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Modelling at the Ballyliffin Wedding Fayre
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/ballyliffin-hotel-wedding-fayre.html
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Attending the Blog Awards Ireland where I was shortlisted for an Award and I won The Best "Festival Themed Outfit" on the night
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/blog-awards-ireland-2012.html
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Attending Belfast Fashion Week A/W'12
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/belfast-fashion-week-aw12-ni-designer.html
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Attending the Style Sunday Event at Belfast Fashion Week A/W'12
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/10/belfast-fashion-week-aw12-style-sunday.html
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Giving a presentation at the FBL A/W'12 Show about restyling your LBD
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/11/restyling-lbd-at-fbl-show.html
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Collaboration with Inglot Cosmetics
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/11/inglot-cosmetics.html
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The Second Ever Man Time Fashion Show in conjunction with Charity - Movember
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/11/man-time-for-movember.html
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Collaboration with Argento Jewellery
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/11/argento-jewellery.html
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Myself with handbag Designer Ramiro Encizo during a meeting in New York City
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/12/ramiro-encizo-new-york.html
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Working with Julie from "The Fashion Minx" on a shoot in Times Square, New York
http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/12/sequin-cinderella-meets-fashion-minx.html
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Just one example of the amazing Press Coverage I have received.
See the rest here - http://www.thesequincinderella.com/2012/04/press.html

★ GILET IN 1st PIC IS FROM FOREVER 21 AND CUSTOMISED BY MYSELF 
★ All other outfit details can be found in each individual post 

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