Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Blogger Network: FLASH GIVEAWAY with Forever Unique!


etailPR Blogger Network are giving YOU a beautiful Forever Unique bikini! 





Are you a fan of Forever Unique? Do you want to get your hands on an item from their EXCLUSIVE SS15 swimwear collection?! Let us help you out! The Blogger Network are giving one of our lovely followers the chance to WIN the beautiful 'Brianna' bikini 'red' hot from their new range! 

Between 18:00 and 22:00 GMT today - 30/04/15 -  simply apply for any sample on the network here and RT the giveaway tweet to enter (yes, that's it!) and we will be giving this gorgeous two-piece away to one lucky lady!!

etailPR have decided to host a flash giveaways EVERY MONTH to offer our followers some amazing prizes, and who knows what the next one could be?!

Forever Unique

Forever Unique parcel

The beach season is fast approaching - can you believe we're already in May?! With summer on it's way and holidays being booked, why not enter our giveaway for your chance to win super stylish swimwear? This 'Brianna' two-piece from Forever Unique's new exclusive range gives you the perfect combination of practicality and style, meaning you can still rock this season's trends from the comfort of your sun lounger!

For more summer favourites, check out what OUR brands on The Blogger Network have to offer in this month's sample campaigns by logging in here! From the likes of Chi Chi Clothing, who are showcasing some seriously stylish summer dresses, to Body Jewellery Shop's alternative pieces. Plus you can still apply to Forever Unique's campaign to get you ready for those warmer climates!

Forever Unique delivery

This giveaway comes just in time for those pre-holiday preparations that all of us will be doing before we jet off for some sun! If you are headed overseas this year, or just making the most of the British summer, make sure you show up in style!

Forever Unique Brianna bikini



This bikini fits a size 8-10, check out their size guide here to see how their sizes come up! Remember, between 18:00 and 22:00 GMT today - 30/04/15 -  just apply for any sample on the network here and RT the giveaway tweet to enter... You never know that one lucky lady could be YOU!!

The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (01/05/15) after the competition closes tonight, so stay tuned on Twitter! Good luck lovelies :)


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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Plus Sized Wars: etailPR Blogger Network Analyses the Debate

In case you missed it, last week Channel 4 showed a documentary on Tuesday night called Plus Sized Wars. The purpose of the documentary was to explore the progressing market for plus sized fashion in the UK. Since the programme was aired, the internet has been buzzing with debate and here at the etailPR Blogger Network we have also been discussing the plus size debate.

Channel 4

The programme, which is still available to watch on 4od if you did miss it, explored three sides of fashion: fashion brands, bloggers and modelling agencies. It showed the ways in which the industry is adapting to the demand for larger and more fashionable clothing on the high-street.

Part of this debate discussed the prevalence of bloggers in the retail industry - something that we know a lot here at etailPR! It presented the facts of bloggers huge influence by introducing three of the UK's top plus size bloggers:

Georgina Horne 
54.5k on Instagram

@fullerfigurefullerbust / Instagram
Callie Thorpe 
52k on Instagram

@calliethorpe / Instagram
Danielle Vanier 
27.4k on Instagram

@daniellevanier / Instagram

All of these girls are just like our bloggers on the etailPR Blogger Network - they work hard to talk about their passion for clothes and to promote brands whilst remaining fashionable and on trend. The documentary revealed though, that it was becoming increasingly difficult for them to find on-trend clothing in the sizes that they need.

This is where the brands step in!! The documentary featured three brands: Evans, Yours, and Austrailian based brand Taking Shape. Each brand was taking a different approach to marketing their products, aiming them at the younger generations in light of 60% of UK teenagers being overweight.

Evans (part of the supergroup, Arcadia) was in the process of changing radically. Known as a brand that cater for plus sizes, the company had a dowdy, old-fashioned reputation that they are shaking off in replacement of a younger, fresher vibe. Their SS15 collection has been hailed for being fashion forward and reflecting a similar brand image to other brands in the Arcadia family like Topshop and Dorothy Perkins. 

Yours Clothing, owned by Andrew Killingsworth, admitted he was making decisions that would be beneficial to his business and that would make money, thus responding to the demand for larger sizes. Yours recently increased the sizes that they stock up to a 24. 

We asked some of you for your opinions on the issues raised in the documentary itself and here are some of your responses:


@FossyMeade said that it was 'about time' that something sparked the plus size debate. He followed with 'Stop body shaming girls and love yourself for what you are.' 
We loved this response as it tells all women (and men!) of all shapes and sizes to love what they are.


@ldweedon from LDWBLONDEATHEART tweeted us to say that he 'really enjoyed it' and that he thought @TomTomSkid (Tom Doran, Fashion PR for Evans) spoke very well on the subject.


@LauraHadleyx spoke our minds when she states that 'beauty comes in all shapes and sizes'. She said that she doesn't expect to be told how to live her life so she doesn't tell others how to live theirs - what a great motto!

The provocative programme has sparked a debate that has also crossed the channels and ended up on ITV's daytime women's chat show, Loose Women, where pop-star Jamelia has found herself the centre of heated criticism and inspired the hashtag #WeAreTheThey.

On the late morning show, all four women discussed the question : Is the developing plus size market for teenagers and young women 'responding to a demand? or is it normalising being fat and encouraging young girls to stay that way?' After Ruth had proposed the question to all of the ladies a discussion ensued.

Now, what you may have read on Twitter and on the gossip websites is that Jamelia said that clothes should not be made for plus-sizes or fat people and that fat people should be uncomfortable. We took a look at the episode of Loose Women in question to find out the truth. This is what was said:

JAMELIA 'Huge proportions of teenagers are well over the weight they should be. I am all for celebrating people as they are. I think everyone has the right to be comfortable in their own skin. I think everyone should have access to lovely clothes. But, I do not think it's right to facilitate people living an unhealthy lifestyle - I really don't'

RUTH 'Then what do you do? Do you have a cut off and say "Right Size 18 and after that we're not going to make any nice clothes for you?'

JAMELIA 'In the same way that I don't believe that a Size 0 should be available. It's not an healthy size for an average woman to be. In high street stores you are catering for the average woman. There should be a healthy range and I don't believe they should be providing clothes for below that range or above that range. I'm not saying that NO WHERE should, I believe that yes, have specialist shops, but I do think that you should feel uncomfortable if you are unhealthy.'

It is the final sentence that may have got Jamelia into a spot of trouble! Her comments have led to the trending hashtag #WeAreTheThey.

The debate on Loose Women is certainly worth a watch as it introduces the idea of health. What sizes can be defined as healthy or unhealthy?

In the wake of this, Protein World have also been caught up in a scandal where their Underground campaign in London came under fire with some severe criticism with its influence on body perceptions. The ad asks 'Are you beach body ready?' with an image of a woman.



Critics have responded saying things like 'Yes because I have a body that can go to beaches'. A spoof reply by Dove on Twitter reflects their recent ad campaign for beauty.



It seems at this point that this is THE debate of the moment. Brands are all weighing in on the matter and the debates main playground is Twitter.

So, when we asked for your opinions on Twitter, we loved that your responses were so positive and spoke about celebrating all women and all bodies.

Here at etailPR we believe that all women and men should support one another to believe that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. What better way to show you this through one of our great brands who clearly believes this too. We have Chi Chi London on the blogger network who have some of the most amazing dress available in sizes 4-24. They have a special Petite range perfect for the short but sweet girls out there AND Their Chi Chi Curve range makes sure all you luscious curvy ladies have the chance to look fabulous too!






Tuesday, 28 April 2015

etailPR Blogger Network on Chi Chi: Why not choose them for your sample campaign this month?

Chi Chi London are one of the amazing brands we host campaigns for on the Blogger Network. Every month we give our lovely bloggers the opportunity to be gifted a sample from their latest range in exchange for a wonderful blog post.
This month, we are so impressed with the samples that we have been given, that we just had to show you them all in detail.
If you haven't heard of Chi Chi London then listen up! After reading this blog post you will not forget their name!



Chi Chi London are a British women's clothing brand who are spotted on the likes of TOWIE's Chloe Sims and X-Factor's Lydia Lucy.

Their delicate lace and beautiful florals make them the perfect brand for the girl who likes to dress up. However, their current collection has everything you need for your summer wardrobe from day to night, casual to formal. Just look how amazing Chloe looks dressing down her skirt with a slogan tee, and how equally stunning Lydia Lucy looked at our knockout blogger event at Cheltenham Ladies Day #ColourMeMarch



Fancy looking as lovely as these two ladies? Well this month, (and live on the Blogger Network right now!) we have the best selection of samples yet! Here is a rundown of a few of our faves!

First up we have a classic Chi Chi design with the Annabel Dress. This is the perfect dress for those summer parties and has maximum impact for photos for your blog! The sheer lace at the hem makes that bright cobalt blue sit subtly against the skin. It creates the most amazing shape that would flatter everyone!


Another amazing lace number we have is this Lily Dress. The lace detailing on small side panels make this fitted number ideal for a wedding. Or if you have a Summer Ball coming up then think soft waves or an angelic braid and metallic accessories. This dress is guaranteed to make you belle of the ball.




Next up we have the Chi Chi Jaime Top. This high neck cami top screams summer days and nights. Pair it with a pair of jeans and some sandals for a trip to the pub on a sunny Saturday, throw a pair of heels in your oversized tote and you're ready to take your look from day to night!


We have also got some amazing accessories for you in this months sample campaign. The Chi Chi Camille Backpack is THE festival accessory! It is the perfect amount of practicality and style.


If you have not started applying for samples yet then get your skates on! The campaigns shut on the 5th of May and there will not be places left for very long especially now we have shown you some of these amazing products!

In order to be eligible for Chi Chi London you must have a social following (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) of over 5k and live in the United Kingdom. Find out how to apply for sample campaigns here.


 
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Monday, 27 April 2015

£100 to Spend at MAC Cosmetics!


etailPR Blogger Network are giving YOU £100 to Spend at MAC Cosmetics!







 Are you a fan of MAC Cosmetics?! The Blogger Network is giving one of our lovely followers the chance to WIN £100 to spend at Mac Cosmetics! 


Between 12:30 and 16:00 GMT today - 27/04/15 -  simply apply for @etailPR samples and RT the giveaway tweet to enter and we will be giving £100 away to one lucky lady!!


The Blogger Network team here at etailPR have decided to host a flash giveaway for all of our bloggers which apply for May Samples!

What are Sample Campaigns?
We at etailPR Blogger Network organise Sample Campaigns for them, where we give away free samples to bloggers who then feature them in blog posts.
 
My sample request hasn’t been accepted or decline should I re-choose?
Nope. Once you have entered your three choices you just have to wait. We process over 500 monthly samples in 5 days, so I can take time to receive your accepted/declined email. Re-choosing will just make the process take longer.
 
Why did I get declined from the campaign?
Unfortunately not all our bloggers can make it on to every campaign. There are many reasons blogger may be declined from campaigns:


• Low stats – our campaigns require 500 -2000+ followers (depending on brand)
• Photography quality was not high enough 
• Not fashion focused 
• Incorrect location – as not all our brands ship worldwide, some bloggers are declined from campaigns because of their location. 
• Blogger’s style didn’t suit the brands
• Incomplete blogger profile – no postcode, no address, no telephone number.
• Does not feature etailPR logo on blog.







 I was accepted on to the campaign, but my sample request of declined?
Being accepted onto a campaign does not guarantee your sample requests will be approved. Sample requests can be declined if:
-Too many bloggers have requested the same item - The brand has reached its gifting quota for this sample session. - Blogger’s style didn’t suit the brands - Incorrect location – as not all our brands ship worldwide, some bloggers are declined from campaigns because of their location. - Low stats – our campaigns require 500 -2000 followers (depending on brand) - Photography quality was not high enough
If you have been unsuccessful this time, don’t worry, we advise bloggers enter our competitions to get noticed by our brands
Why is it only once a month campaigns?
As a way for us to offer more exciting opportunities for our bloggers such as giveaways and competitions, we are now doing sample campaigns at the start of every month. Dates for July have not been confirmed.
I missed the deadline can I choose now for next month.
Sorry but no. The stock that appears in the sample selection changes just before the campaign goes live to the latest stock. All requests made before the campaign goes



Remember, between 12:30 and 16:00 GMT today - 27/04/15 -  simply apply for @etailPR sample and RT the giveaway tweet to enter (yes, that's it!) and we will be giving £100 away to one lucky lady!!

The winner will be announced shortly after the competition closes, so stay tuned on Twitter!








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Friday, 24 April 2015

The Blogger Network: April's Top Sample Picks


etailPR Blogger Network: Our Top Picks from April Campaigns


etailPR Blogger Network

The Blogger Network are excited to give you some seriously stylish samples for the April Sample Campaigns! As Europe's biggest blogger network, we pride ourselves on offering the very best sample items from both, on trend and up and coming brands!

RIGHT NOW you can log onto the network here and apply for your choice of samples, as they went LIVE today! Here, you will get the opportunity to list your top three choices and if approved, you will receive one sample of your choice. Once you have received your sample that’s when the fun (and the styling) begins!! We want to see your best blog posts on our brand's SS15 designs! These sample items make the #OOTD post or a first glimpse at an exciting up-and-coming brand EXCLUSIVELY on YOUR blog!

Let’s take a look at our top picks from this month's sample campaigns...

First up, we have this powder blue orchid flower wrist garland from Orelia. In true American style, this prom perfect bracelet features a row of beautiful dip dyed detailed faux flowers and also comes in a pretty pink. Think bridesmaids, proms and summer parties, tying in beautifully with this season's SS15 trends!



Orelia wrist garlandOrelia wrist garland


Next up is the Brianna red panelled bandaged bikini with high waisted shorts, multi-straps and structured trim. This Forever Unique beauty also comes in black, for those of you not partial to a vibrant red! It's carefully constructed design helps create curves in all the right places and compliments any shape wishing to emphasise a feminine figure! 
Forever Unique Brianna bikini

To follow this, we have the Cove orange swimsuit with embellishment detail. This orange one piece with a plunging neck line, back strap detail and jewelled accessory at the front also comes in ivory. If you're looking to give the one piece a go, in favour over the bikini, then this is the style to try! It's cut out sides and embellished design give it that little extra something, ensuring you stand out on the beach this season for all the right reasons!

Forever Unique Cove swimsuit

Now for the newest brand on the network, 304# Clothing! We just love this loose fitting crop sweater with 'KARMAS ONLY A BITCH IF YOU ARE' printed on front. Not only are we a fan of the saying, but think the cropped style and edgy urban feel provide a sweat with a difference! Made from high quality jersey fleece giving a soft and comfortable fit, this item in particular epitomises the varsity style with a British twist - great for both style of comfort!

304# Clothing sweater

This three quarter sleeve tee with 'NO PHOTOS PLEASE' screen printed on the back is for those off duty days when you're taking a break from blogging! This piece is made from high quality jersey fabric that creates a relaxed fit and is a staple piece for any casual look this season. It can be worn with so many outfits - a good tee is the most versatile item you can have hanging in your wardrobe!

304# Clothing tee

The last brand we're featuring in this month's top picks is Blue Vanilla, who are bang on trend this season with their seventies vibe and our pick accentuates the ultimate seventies look! This Odele Raspberry Bardot top, no doubt inspired by beauty icon Bridget Bardot, is a divine off the shoulder piece also available in black and yellow. The playful shape of this item means you can go baggy, boxy, fitted or crop, the choice is yours! 

Blue Vanilla Odele top


Keeping with the colourful theme of the seventies revival, we heart this stunning Kirsten zip pocket lilac shift dressThis piece can be over-accessorized with chunky jewellery to create a one-of-a-kind look or styled with simple shoes and minimal accessories - whichever way best suits you and your style! This shift dress with an all over textured pattern is also available in white.

Blue Vanilla Kirsten dress


We hope these top picks have got you excited for today’s launch! Don't forget, we're also hosting a flash giveaway EVERY MONTH on sample day to celebrate the launch! This month's giveaway was a £100 Topshop voucher... fancy one of those? Who knows what our next prize will be, all we do know is, it'll be just as awesome as the previous month! 

We look forward to seeing your styling and reading your posts from the April sample campaigns! 

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etailPR Blogger Network: Topshop FLASH Giveaway!



etailPR Blogger Network are giving YOU £100 to Spend at Topshop!




Are you a fan of Topshop? Do you ever wish you could shop in there on a day other than pay day?! Let us help you out! The Blogger Network are giving one of our lovely followers the chance to WIN £100 to spend at Topshop! 

Between 12:30 and 15:30 GMT today - 24/04/15 -  simply follow us @etailPR and RT the giveaway tweet to enter (yes, that's it!) and we will be giving £100 away to one lucky lady!!

The Blogger Network team here at etailPR have decided to host a flash giveaway EVERY MONTH on sample day! To launch samples going live, we are giving YOU the chance to win some amazing prizes, and who knows what the next one could be?!



As we all know, the festival season has already kicked off in style with Coachella and with so many more coming up, why not enter our giveaway for your chance to create the perfect festival outfit? Festival fashion is at the TOP of this year's SS15 trends, from the floral headbands all the way down to the bohemian inspired anklets! 

For more festival favourites, check out what OUR brands on The Blogger Network have to offer in this month's sample campaigns by logging in here! The likes of Orelia, who are the Queen of festival accessories and are stocked in Topshop themselves, are showcasing some seriously stylish jewellery! Blue Vanilla are THE brand to wear for the best seventies revival pieces and Forever Unique Swimwear are providing the jewels and embellishment for the ultimate summer essentials!



This giveaway comes just in time for the boho festival trend that will be taking over festival fashion at parks and fields all over the country! If you are headed to a festival, whether it's Glastonbury, Wireless or those of you who are lucky enough to head abroad to Tomorrowland, make sure you're showing up in style!




Remember, between 12:30 and 15:30 GMT today - 24/04/15 -  just follow us @etailPR and RT the giveaway tweet to enter and that one lucky lady could be YOU!!

The winner will be announced shortly after the competition closes, so stay tuned on Twitter at that time! Good luck lovelies :)



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