RIVER ISLAND STUDENT NIGHT: REVIEW + STEVE MADDEN


I just got home from the River Island event, and I had a blast with my friends! The event seemed to have been a real succes, with people queueing outside, free beer, pumping beats, 20% off and pieces that would speak to every girl's inner magpie. I was a really good girl and just bought three bottles of nail polish in lovely pastel shades (Model's Own), and a dress and some trousers for my sis who couldn't attend. I got her my lovely Peggy Olson dress (I baptized it so, see me wearing it here):

And my gorgeous friend Camille bought my hummingbird dress (among a TRUCKload of other things, see her carrying an inordinate amount of shopping bags here:

We spent a lot of time trying on irresistible footwear.


of course, insanely high heels were very popular. I went for leopard:


Too bad these were too uncomfortable, I am in loooove with them :(


shoes shoes shoes, I love summer shoes because they remind me of bright colored toenails, eating ice cream and bare legs!

I met up with Kim from Brunette Blogging! We both look horrid in this pic, so it was totally OK to post it online. It is so much worse if one person looks nice and the other looks like shit.


lots of happy shoppers!

My friends are total babes


free beer!


I'm in love with this striped bag, and all those pretty wallets <3


This poor kid's balloon got popped roughly ten minutes ago. As you can see, he still wasn't over it at all. Poor kid :(


MY FRIENDS ARE HAWT. Also, we were chillin' in the shoe corner. Is there a better place to chill?

BY THE WAY: Steve Madden's store opening was also going on tonight, and I didn't get an invite but Kim from Brunette Blogging did, and she sneaked me in to meet Tiany Kiriloff from Belmodo (among other things) and Els Keymeulen from Glam*it! Which was nice (paws up if you get the The Fast Show reference). I also got a gift voucher for a pair of shoes. Yes, you read that right. I am getting a free pair of Steve Madden shoes. SAY WHUT?? I am ridiculously excited and I can't wait to browse the shop to my heart's content. I snapped two quick shots before I had to head back to River Island!

Patent mary janes? Bows? Count me in!

I'll post full pics of what I wore to the event tomorrow, I still need to edit those and I am KNACKERED! Big, BIG thank you to Kim for ushering me in at the Steve Madden event, Tiany for KNOWING ME (seriously I am SO honored!), Marie from Oona for inviting me and asking me to be their student ambassador and the sweet people at River Island for letting me work with them and for the awesome experience! Looking forward to meeting and working with all of these people again in the future :)

31 comments

  1. SO many gorgeous shoes! Looks like an awesome fun time for sure :)

    Virginie’s Cinema

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  2. great post! you and your friends are gorgeous and i love that dress you chose to wear...very mad men and alexa c rolled into one...is there a better combo?? Nope! :)

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  3. Oooooh fun!! You and your friends look amazing! Yay for being a good girl, haha
    And wooohooo for a free pair of shoes
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  4. Wow all those shoes<333333 Fantastic! Totally lovin those leopard ones:)

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  5. I would be in ecstasy if I surrounded by all those pretty shoes! I need to get myself to River Island one of these days:)

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  6. love the flats and plaid dress

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  7. Looks like fun. I love River Island when I was abroad!

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  8. this is really a great event!! :)

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  9. Ziet er fantastisch gezellig uit! Jij en Kim hebben allebei een superleuke outfit aan vind ik! By the way: ook al was ik thuis geweest, had ik misschien geeneens kunnen komen naar RI. Ik ben helemaal geen student, ha! :-)
    And you lucky bastard...gratis Steve Madden schoenen?! Wowowow!

    En die 'not just mentioned' was dus absoluuuut niet op jou bedoeld, maar nu ik het zo lees komt het megaverkeerd over :-) Sorry!

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  10. Gack! Color me super envious - this looks like sooo much fun!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  11. sounds like you guys had an amazing time. i love all the shoes

    x

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  12. Amazing shoes! What an exciting event!

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  13. OMG love the fact that you called us Magpies, i always always compare myself with that bird. cannot believe you said this. so true. we love everything that shines, our eyes start to twinkle and my hart will go to 200 beats/minute. PS that's why they invented windows.. hope you had a wonderful evening. looks like you girls had a fabulous time

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  14. It was awesooommmeee! :) Hopelijk tot zaterdag xxx

    brunetteblogging.com

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  15. You must be joking...tell me it isn't true... Steve Madden in Antwerp???!!!! Why, WHY did I leave Belgium!!!!????????? :_( hehehhehe Great review, and yes we are all insanely jealous ;)

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  16. Heb die met de strikjes ook op het oog, maar ze zijn er ook in river island. Ze zijn echt wel iets voor jou :D!!!

    Leuk dat ik je ontmoet heb gisteren ;)

    xxxo

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  17. Ik twijfel nog :p maar ik ga nu een post beginnen schrijven en het ander paar schoenen zit er ook tussen!

    xxxo

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  18. Awesome! I'm so glad it all went so well, and lucky you getting some Steve Madden shoes!

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  19. Jammer dat 'k niet bij River Island kon zijn, het zag er zo tof uit!
    Dat kindje met z'n ballon (of stokje van het ballon) is te schattig. :D

    x Krizia

    www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

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  20. Ah ziet er supergaaf uit!
    Tof dat je bent geweest, lijkt me erg leuk!
    &Haha ah dat kindje ^^

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  21. Can I just say you're the cutest person ever? You and your friends look like you had sooo much fun, and you look so happy. This looks like a lot of fun, and like there was a toooon of amazing stuff there
    xJennaD

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  22. I am absolutely head over heels in love with your dress! The print is gorgeous, the silhouette is so fabulously retro and the keyhole detail in the back... To die for! I could go on and on :) What a perfect choice for the River Island event (which, by the way, looks like it was so much fun.) It's a shame that those leopard shoes were so uncomfortable. I would love to have a pair of my own but since there is no River Island where I live, I was hoping to live vicariously through you! I'm rambling :) What I really wanted to tell you was that I've seen your lovely posts on Chictopia time and time again but this is the first time I've stumbled upon your blog and I just can't believe I've been missing out all this time. You have amazing style!
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  23. Love River Island for style and quality. Such a fun post.
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  24. free beer annnnd 20% off?? you must have great self control haha.. i'm afraid i'd take advantage of the free beer and then the beer would do lots of shopping for me. i'm sure that happened to plenty of people!

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  25. Je hebt me niet verteld dat je binnengeraakt was :D? x

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  26. Gack! Color me super envious - this looks like sooo much fun!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  27. this is really a great event!! :)

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  28. love the flats and plaid dress

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