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“Blink” Workshops: Book your place on our next Blogging and Social Media workshop

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

We’ve just published the September and October dates for our ‘Introduction to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop .

September’s 2 part, evening workshop: Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 22nd September, both 6pm until 9pm

October’s 2 part, evening workshop: Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th October, both 6pm until 9pm

Places are limited so don’t hesitate to secure your spot! Email me on info@blinklondon.com

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

This is being held at Parlour which is a very cool and very comfortable location ensuring that the learning experience is as pain-free as possible, especially if you indulge in a couple of cocktails…

You can see all about the workshop right here, as well as read some testimonials from very happy previous attendees.

“Blink” Events: Learn about Blogging and Social Media with Blink

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Exciting times at Blink Towers just now. On Monday I was invited to give a talk on Blogging and Social Media at the Charity Retail Association‘s Annual Conference, held at Keele University. It was an amazing event and a wonderful insight into this very important world. Thanks to all of you who came along, and for all of the lovely feedback. Can’t wait to hear about all of your progress.

I was also a judge for the ‘Innovation in Charity Retailing’ award and was utterly amazed at all of the brilliant, creative and, well, innovative approaches being undertaken by charities of all scales. Congratulations to Scope for winning this particular award. Here’s their winning campaign #StripforScope, inspired by the classic Levis laundrette ads and featuring the rather lovely model, Jack Eyers.

Then on the 13th July I will be heading down to Somerset to give a talk about Social Media at the beautiful Babington House. If you are a member then please do come along. It’s a 60 minute affair talking about the differences in the key platforms and how you can make the most of them. It’s a great introductory session which should leave everyone feeling able to flash those ‘@’ and ‘#’s about with confidence!

Lucy from Blink London on 13th July at Babington House, learn with Blink London, blogging and social media workshop, Soho House

Lucy from Blink London on 13th July at Babington House

All of this leads me rather nicely on to the fact that we have the July ‘Introduction to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop coming up. This is being held at Parlour in Kensal Green over two consecutive Tuesday evenings, the 7th and 14th July. We still have a few spaces left which we are offering at a 50% off last minute discount. Just quote ‘BlinkDisco’ when you contact us to book. You can see all about the workshop right here.

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

“Blink” Events: July’s Intro to Blogging and Social Media workshop

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

 

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

The next evening workshop is on Tuesday 7th and Tuesday 14th July, from 6pm until 9pm on both evenings. We have also added a daytime session too, on Tuesday 21st July. This starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. The Blink London ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop is for you if you’d like to make the first steps into being a successful blogger, you’d like to promote your business or extend your expertise as a PR.

Discount offer! The first 5 people to quote ‘Blink Blog Disco’ when booking will be given a 30% discount on the list price!

We run the workshops from a lovely venue called Parlour in Kensal Green. You can read more about Parlour here, and about the founder and head chef, Jesse Dunford Wood, here!

Oh and if you need any further persuasion, here’s a lovely testimonial from a recent attendee:

“I recently took the social media course that Blink London course offers and cannot recommend it highly enough. It was exactly what I was looking for – including all the essential information about how to get started, and lots of excellent tricks of the trade. Lucy was friendly and knowledgeable and delivered the content in a clear and light hearted way. I now feel confident to just jump in and get started, thank you Blink London!”

Take a look at the ‘Learn with us’ page to find out more about the workshop, or drop us an email with any questions or your booking request: info@blinklondon.com

“Blink” Events: Our Blogging and Social Media Workshop

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Calling all of you ‘I’m thinking about getting involved with blogging and social media‘ bloggers, all ‘I’d like to blog but feel too overwhelmed to get started’ bloggers, all ‘I started a blog and but lost my way’ bloggers. The Blink London ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop is for you!

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

The next evening workshop is on Tuesday 7th and Tuesday 14th July, from 6pm until 9pm on both evenings. We have also added a daytime session too, on Tuesday 21st July. This starts at 10am and ends at 5pm.

Discount offer! The first 5 people to quote ‘Blink Blog Disco’ when booking will be given a 30% discount on the list price!

We run the workshops from a lovely venue called Parlour in Kensal Green. You can read more about Parlour here, and about the founder and head chef, Jesse Dunford Wood, here!

Oh and if you need any further persuasion, here’s a lovely testimonial from a recent attendee:

“I recently took the social media course that Blink London course offers and cannot recommend it highly enough. It was exactly what I was looking for – including all the essential information about how to get started, and lots of excellent tricks of the trade. Lucy was friendly and knowledgeable and delivered the content in a clear and light hearted way. I now feel confident to just jump in and get started, thank you Blink London!”

Take a look at the ‘Learn with us’ page to find out more about the workshop, or drop us an email with any questions or your booking request: info@blinklondon.com

“Blink” Inspiration: The end of an era…

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Don’t panic! This isn’t the announcement of a total end of everything Blink, but it is the end of a part of our business. Sorry for the recent radio silence but we have been in deep and intense meetings about this business of mine and we have come up with some decisions…

Blink London was founded as a reporting service, delivering targeted, swift and informed fashion retail news from London to the fashion industry around the world. The reports were conceived after spending years as a time-poor designer working in an increasingly demanding and speedy industry. I wanted to give designers just like me some brilliantly functional tools to allow them to feel inspired  and informed right from the comfort of their desks. Well, for the last ten years or so we have managed to do that, working closely with our wonderful agents all around the world. However, with the increasing level of free information and inspiration via the world wide web (and blogs just like this one!), teamed with the total global domination of the industry giant that is WGSN (and Stylesight) that we have decided to close the doors on this part of our business.

Oouuff, it’s been a tough decision for me as I don’t like to walk away from anything, but we have fought and struggled and worked our little bums off for long enough and it’s now it’s time to let the curtain fall on that part of Blink London so that we can instead focus all of that creative energy on the remaining parts. One of which is my passion project, this gorgeous blog and all of it’s attending social media activity (which will get more gorgeous, more posts, more love). The second part of Blink is the teaching and lecturing that I do for some of the most respected fashion education establishments as well as the Blink London Blogging and Social Media workshops (of which we are very proud), and I hope to be doing lots and lots more of this.

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

The third and final part of what we do is perhaps the part that you know least about. That’s because we work as creative consultants to the fashion industry. Perhaps you saw the recent post about our lovely client, Iffley Road? Well, we work with several other brands as their design team as well as dipping in and out of businesses all around the world delivering our view for future seasons, forecasting trends for specific areas of their businesses and helping them to redirect their brands in to exciting pastures new.

If you are looking for deeply skilled creatives to work with you and your fashion or lifestyle brand, then take a look at this and please do drop us a line as we would be delighted to talk to you. Just email me at info@blinklondon.com

Blink London Creative Consultancy, fashion design, design consultancy

Blink London Creative Consultancy

“Blink” Events: Our Blogging and Social Media Workshop

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

We’ve just released tickets for the next ‘Introduction to Blogging and Social Media’ via Eventbrite. The workshop is on Tuesday 2nd and Tuesday 9th June, from 6pm until 9pm on both evenings. Have a look here and book quickly as the group is very small and we are always sold out.

I love delivering this workshop for so many reasons. Firstly, it’s a great way to share my passion for the subject. Secondly, I love seeing the fear drop away from our attendees as they see how easy and accessible Blogging and Social Media really is. Third and finally, I love seeing how my groups become an instant support network for each other. It’s a win win win!

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

We run the workshops from a lovely venue called Parlour in Kensal Green. You can read more about Parlour here, and about the founder and head chef, Jesse Dunford Wood, here!

Take a look at the ‘Learn with us’ page to find out more about our workshops.

Oh and if you need any further persuasion, here’s a lovely testimonial from a recent attendee:

“I recently took the social media course that Blink London course offers and cannot recommend it highly enough. It was exactly what I was looking for – including all the essential information about how to get started, and lots of excellent tricks of the trade. Lucy was friendly and knowledgeable and delivered the content in a clear and light hearted way. I now feel confident to just jump in and get started, thank you Blink London!”

“Blink” Events: Learn with Us

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

Are you a blogging and social media novice looking for guidance? Then you are more than welcome to join us on our workshop as we still have some spaces available on our May and June dates for our ‘Introduction to Blogging and Social Media’ course. You can look here to find out all of the details of our London based workshop.

Here’s what one of the previous attendees had to say about it:

“I was lucky enough to do the Blink London blogging course recently and it was one of the most interesting, informative, eye opening and fun courses that I have attended in a long time! Can’t wait to set up my blog.”

 

If you have a business that would benefit from a stronger and more informed approach to your social media strategy, then I’d be delighted to work with you too. I recently delivered this workshop to the Fix Up Look Sharp team from CLIC Sargent and this is what they had to say:

“As novices to social media and creative blogging, Lucy’s inspiring workshop gave us a lots of practical ways to engage in the blogosphere more confidently. Her energy and enthusiasm for the subject left us feeling excited and motivated! Can’t recommend this workshop enough for novices like us! Clare Cox, Fundraising Special Projects Lead, CLIC Sargent

 

Drop us an email to info@blinklondon.com and don’t forget to ask about any special offers!

“Blink” Events: Fix Up and more!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Huge apologies that we have been a bit absent on the Blink London blog for the past week. We did leave you with a stunning #MusicMonday from Lionbabe to keep you entertained in the meantime though, as well as lots of pretty Instagram pictures, tweets and FB updates. It’s just been a particularly hectic time here at Blink Towers.

Today’s post is to get you in the loop of what we have been up to as well as giving ourselves a right big pat on the back for all that’s been achieved by the team in a very short amount of time.

Fix Up Look Sharp in aid of CLIC Sargent, cancer charity, supporting childern with cancer, upcycling fashion, sustainable fashion

Fix Up Look Sharp in aid of CLIC Sargent

So first off, last week we spent the day working with CLIC Sargent’s Fix Up Look Sharp team. We first met these guys at the official launch event for this brilliant upcycling fashion venture and were blown away by their commitment, resourcefulness and creativity. We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with them and support their efforts to raise more money for the CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC Sargent provide much needed clinical, practical, financial and emotional support.

Ruth, the creative driving force behind the Fix Up Look Sharp label, sustainable fashion, fashion designer, upcycled fashion, CLIC Sargent, childrens cancer charity

Ruth, the creative driving force behind the Fix Up Look Sharp label

The Fix Up team, most of them voluntary, spent the day with us last week so that we could work with them on how they could further spread the word about their fabulous upcycled, sustainable fashion collection to a wider audience through blogging and social media. I can’t wait to see the results. Guys, I will be checking up on you!

Blink London's 'Intro to Blogging and Social Media' workshop, learn about blogging, social media, London based blogging class, fashion blogging, lifestyle blogging, beauty blogging

Blink London’s ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop

Actually this proved a great practice run for our ‘Intro to Blogging and Social Media’ workshop that we are running for the first time this year from tonight. We’ll be at Parlour Kensal Green for our sold out session so there has been lots of prep to do to make sure this runs perfectly. You can read more about it here. We still have spaces on our May 5th and 6th session so email us if you’d like to come along.

I’m also giving at talk about social media at the rather fabulous Electric House, so if you are a member please do come along and listen. It’s only an hour so you can all feel empathetic workshop attendees who are with me 7 hours!

Know your @ from your #, my talk at Electric House

Know your @ from your #, my talk at Electric House

On top of all of this we have also been overhauling our reporting service. As the fashion world is becoming more globalised, and there is more and more free information available on the interweb, the fashion industry’s support services, like Blink London, have had to redirect their efforts and find new ways to work with clients.

'Blink Instants', Blink London's brand new monthly publication, fashion forecasting, fashion inspiration, gashion news, British fashion,

‘Blink Instants’, Blink London’s brand new monthly publication

Blink Instants is a brand new approach for us, moving away from simply retail reporting and in to something that is far more unique, exciting and diverse. This has been created with the fashion womenswear market in mind but the diversity of content means that this could be a wonderful tool for any creative industry or service (interior design, product design, visual merchandising teams etc).

We are planning this report will only be available as a soft copy to capitalize on the nimble, swift and ‘instant’ way we work as a small boutique-style service. We are keeping everything crossed as this is a big change for us. As soon as we have more to share with you we will be updating our The Reports page so keep an eye out for that.

So I hope that you’ll forgive us for leaving you hanging, but we will be resuming your usual fabulous service on the blog very, very soon!