Last night I attended the Zalando Style Icons 2016 at the Hotel Arena in Amsterdam. This event is an influencer award ceremony with two different categories: Style Icon of the Year and Rising Style Icon. Each year I fantasize how cool it would be to be nominated for one of these haha. But honestly I’m just glad I get to be in the same room as some of my favorite people in the blogging/online world. Check my event report to see what all went down last night!
The biggest prize of the night ultimately went to blogger Claartje Rose as she not only won the title ‘Style Icon of the Year’ but also won a free trip to LA (luckyyy!). While lifestyle content creator Nicole Huisman was honored as this year’s Rising Style Icon and gets to explore Berlin. Besides the two big winners of the night, Zalando also gave out a third and final award. With the Creative Content Icon award, Zalando wanted to find the most creative influencer with the biggest passion for fashion. This award went to blogger Igrien from The Avantguardian. And honestly, if you’ve seen her entry post you’d know that this award was destined to be hers!
The theme of yesterday’s festivities were some sort of a jungle fever. And although the venue wasn’t decked out too extravagant according to the theme, Zalando’s green photo wall was a big hit! After Berry from Style and Stilettos and I had a glass of champagne, enjoyed the music for a little while and had a long photo session in front of the wall, we decided it’s probably best to head back out to the Hague. It’s a good thing we did, because we got home about two hours after we left the party!
My outfit of the night had a mixture of different textures and styles. I decided to pair a black vinyl skirt with a glittery top and have some sparkling shoes to match. And to accessorize my entire look just a little extra, I added a cute lip patch at the top.
Even though I couldn’t stay to enjoy the after party, I still had a good time. And for that I want to thank Zalando (and Marloes!) for the invite and hope to be part of the Zalando Style Icons again next year!
Disclaimer – photos are all my own (made with iPhone 6). Except first photo, which is a snippet from Zalando’s personal invitation.
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