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Celebrating 60 years of Joseph Ribkoff

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful bank holiday weekend and enjoying the sunshine...yay! Summer is finally here *fist pump*
Today's blog post brings a super exciting collaboration with the Canadian fashion brand - Joseph Ribkoff. I'm so happy to be showing off this gorgeous LRD (that's little red dress FYI) and to be celebration Joseph Ribkoff's 60th anniversary in the fashion industry!
As most of you know - I have a thing for red, I just love how it looks against my pale skin and so when looking through their current Spring/Summer 2017 collection, this beauty pretty much jumped out at me. I think it's the perfect transitional piece for the Spring and Summer seasons, what with the British weather being somewhat unreliable. The material is loose AND (bonus) crease free and it perfectly sits on my curves, creating a very flattering shape. I paired it with a classic mid cut jacket, Chanel bag and peep toe wedges for a theatrical summers evening spent at the National Theatre.
 Dress c/o - Joseph Ribkoff, Jacket c/o - Boden, Shoes c/o - Boden, Watch - Larsson & Jennings,
Necklace c/o - Boden, Bag - Chanel, Glasses c/o - Rayban via Glasses Direct
Photography - Zoe Griffin
The coined phrase "No one knows me like Joseph Ribkoff" still rings true 60 years later. With a wide range of styles offering truly timeless pieces, Joseph Ribkoff really does have something for everyone.
Since 1957 Joseph Ribkoff has been providing women with iconic pieces and from what I can see, there's no signs of stopping anytime soon. The collections are constantly evolving and changing with the way of the modern woman.
60 years of fashion, 60 years of history, 60 years of luxury.
Happy anniversary Joseph!

K x
 *This post was kindly sponsored by Joseph Ribkoff but opinions, the love of the brand and this AMAZING red dress are my own*

Eurovision - fun, friends... and JUST EAT

  Crazy, lovable...Eurovision!
There's just something about it, the politics, the outfits, the campness and each year more and more countries singing in languages most of us can't understand. It's unlike standard 'talent shows' the normal rules don't apply, instead the worse the better! Give me wind machines, give me key changes and give me random x-rated milkmaids (thanks Poland.) 
For me there is nothing better than a night in watching terrible pop music and embarrassingly political voting with my friends.
Of course no Eurovision party is complete without a feast to go with it.
We decided on our favourite European cuisine, Italiano - pizza pizza pizza! And made a hefty takeaway order with Just Eat. We ordered from the restaurant Firezza in Brixton and got a whole heap of foodie goodness. The sides were amazing and the pizza was on point - the perfect cheese feast for the ultimate cheese fest and Just Eat makes it so easy by delivering it straight to your door!
The food was SO good, the pizza was cheesey, the chicken wings spicy and the wedges crunchy.
It was honestly such amazing quality and great value for money AND got to us within 30 minutes, which for a takeaway is pretty damn good!
Completely stuffed (with a few spare slices leftover to aid any hangovers) we continued watching the festivities - waving our flags, popping our balloons and having a totally Bitchin' time. Highlights obviously included this years winner Portugal but for me Moldova aka #legtap and Croatia... he dueted with himself and it was EVERYTHING, showed the true spirit of Eurovision in its infamous eurotrash fashion... I cannot wait for next year!

*This post was kindly sponsored by Just Eat but opinions and the love of pizza and Eurovision are my own*

Creating a media kit and rate card

Alright alright alright... how are we all today?
Now this post won't be for everyone because obvs not everyone who reads my blog is a blogger themselves but this post is going to be a little bit of a 'How To.' 
A post explaining how to create a media kit and rate card for your blog. 

So firstly, what in the hell is a media kit you may ask?!
A media kit, a rate card, are they the same thing and what do the actually do? Well good question...
*Spoiler* yes they are indeed the same thing and in short it's a document you send across to PRs and marketing teams for potential collaborations and sponsorship opportunities. 
It basically carries all of your stats and audience demographics along with your rates/fees. It's a super useful thing to have because for one, it kinda makes you look like you actually know what you're doing and two, it just makes it a whole lot easier whenever a brand or company reaches out to you. It saves typing everything out each time, by instead sending a nicely curated document with all the 'need-to-know' info on it.

So how to actually create said document? Well for me it's basically a C.V for your blog so it should be neat, tidy and easy to navigate. It shouldn't be too long, a page will do (including some imagery to showcase your blogging style) A4 in size and exported into a PDF format for ease.
I made mine in a word document before exporting to PDF and it was so so simple to create!

I'm sure everyone is different but for mine, the page is split into quarters, the first quarter taken up my my 'main image' - a picture I think represents my blog, me, my personality and my style. Below this I have the Little Miss Winney logo followed by a blurb of sorts. A small paragraph introducing myself and my blog. 
I explain the topics I cover, the brands I've previously collaborated with and the demographic of my readers. Then underneath this come the stats, I list all my social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Youtube) along with my blog stats, for each of the socail platforms I write the numbers of followers and for the blog I write the average hits/views each post recievces. 

Finally I finish with my fees. I list the three packages I offer - the cost of a single social media post, the cost of a full blog post and the cost of both combined. Under that I briefly explain what is included, that the brand is able to send over any key messages they wish to be included, can choose the publish date, add up to three links of their choice and can preview all content before it goes live. I also explain that ALL paid content will be declared as an #ad across all channels.
I then finish with my email address and contact details with pictures from my Instagram feed running below to add another preview of my photography and blog style.

And that is that, it took be about 20 minutes to put together and was really easy. So if you are a blogger or any kind of influencer for that matter, this is definitely something you could benefit from when the time comes for you to monetise your blog and collaborate with brands.
I hope you found this helpful, I get asked so much about how to start a blog and how to begin earning money from blogging so I do intend to write more 'How To' guides sharing my tips and tricks. If there's anything you'd like to know more about and want me to cover in depth then please do let me know in the comments below and also if you are a fellow blogger leave your links so I can check you out!

K x