Today, Jean Naveau from the Sharpie UK team is stepping in to give you the latest in Sharpie news. Our UK team was recently at London Fashion Weekend where they hosted a Sharpie DIY pop-up shop. At the “Sharpie shop” the fashion hungry flocked to design tote bags using a rainbow of Sharpie Permanent Markers. Jean has a lot to share with you about this fabulous fashion-filled weekend…
Wow – what a busy month we’ve had in the UK! But now I’ve finally recovered and am feeling far more alive I can fill you guys in on how fabulous Sharpie was at London Fashion Weekend. Just to give you the lowdown (if you don’t know already), Sharpie was one of the official partners of this fashion-fuelled frenzy and as such we got the opportunity to have our very own stand at the event – see below for evidence…
Now, to say our stand was popular doesn’t do it justice, it was THE place to be. Forget the clothes, forget the catwalk show, people actually flocked to us in their hoards for the chance to customise a Sharpie canvas bag with their own fashion-inspired masterpieces and cor blimey did we get some gooduns!
Here are some of my favourites…
Our stand attracted so much attention, that even when the bar got full, the space surrounding us was taken up with Sharpie doodlers! They were sitting on the floor, resting against the wall, finding whatever space they could which would allow them to get creative. And after 600 plus entries we could only pick one designer to win the much sought-after prize of £500 worth of shopping vouchers. The decision was tough and long, but (drum roll please) we chose Bhavika as our favourite design and we hope you guys agree!
Bhavika's winning design
-Jean Naveau, marketing manager UK & Ireland
Big Thanks to Jean, our guest blogger from the Sharpie UK team. We love sharing the ways people Uncap What’s Inside worldwide!
Have you spotted Sharpie in other parts of the world? If so, tell us where! We’d love to hear about it and share your story.
What’s Sharpie up to over-seas? Check out this current UK promotion!
This year, Sharpie is one of London Fashion Weekend’s official sponsors and we’re giving one lucky winner and a friend a fashion-filled weekend to remember!
Sharpie will be treating the lucky winner to two Gold tickets to London Fashion Weekend on Sunday 26th September, which includes an exclusive catwalk ticket and a goodie bag packed with all your style essentials. The winner will also spend one night, including breakfast, at the oh-so swanky Guoman’s The Cumberland hotel on Park Lane. To top it off , this winning fashionista will receive more Sharpie swag than they’ll know what to do with!
By filling out and submitting a questionnaire, the chosen GRAND prize winner of this fashion fabulosity will win to two Gold tickets to London Fashion Weekend on Sunday September 26th. In addition, the prize includes an exclusive fashion week pass, a fabulous goody bag packed with all your style essentials, one night’s accommodation with breakfast at the swanky Guoman Hotel The Cumberland, and £100 to spend on the latest trends plus bunch of Sharpie goodies to design DIY fashion masterpieces!
What an amazing opportunity! I hope we can bring this to the states!