Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Z-PR Girls @ Vintage Festival

The Z-PR girls donned their best Vintage inspired outfits earlier this month and headed to the sticks for a spot of fashion and eco friendly wood…

Amongst the Roller Disco and 80s inspired Warehouse stood the B&Q and Greenpeace Skateramp which is made from 100% sustainable wood from B&Q. There to launch B&Q’s new Forest Friendly campaign which encourages people to choose responsibly sourced wood, the ramp was an instant hit with skating enthusiasts and beginners testing out their skills.

On hand to officially open the ramp for the festival goers was none other than legendary DJ and graffiti artist Goldie who stole the show by rendering a skateboard live. With his spray paints spraying and the music blaring, he created a masterpiece that is now on eBay for fans to get their hands on, with all the proceeds going to Greenpeace.

Sunday at Goodwood saw mother and daughter designer duo, Pearl and Daisy Lowe launch Pearl’s Autumn 2010 collection for Peacocks. The designers took a nostalgic journey through the past two decades, presenting their favourite designs to an exclusive soundtrack of the music that has most inspired them including David Bowie, Elliott Smith and Kate Bush. Daisy lead models down the catwalk showcasing Pearl’s vintage inspired autumn collection and the finale was a true family affair when Pearl stepped out in the black silk wedding dress she wore when she married Danny Goffey, and Daisy and Pearl’s four year old daughter Betty showcased their black lace bridesmaid dresses. The show was watched by Pearl’s family, and Daisy’s boyfriend Matt Smith.”

Log on here to see Goldie in action - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY_353oWYuU

Pearl and Daisy Lowe @ Goodwood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv57nmalLvw

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

From gorgeous new ranges to golden oldies….

Our whirlwind month of Christmas press shows has now come to an end, and we went out with a bang with B&Q’s event at Sketch last week. Perhaps the most ambitious press show yet; we had a fully assembled kitchen, a column of light from over 100 new lamps and pendants strung up to the ceiling, a fully stocked Eco Shop, the hottest new tool range from JCB, and a futuristic home automation set from Siemens as well as a dedicated Christmas grotto of trees, decorations and a faux snow carpet. If that wasn’t enough we were also joined by interior designers Sophie Conran and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who mingled with the media and gave interviews about their new ranges and trends for the new season.

Not one to sit back on our laurels, we then went straight into a day of pitching B&Q’s older workforce to the local and national press on Thursday, as we jumped on the Government’s news that the compulsory retirement age will be scrapped, with live broadcasts from Sky News at one store, and lots of local radio interviews across the country. All in a week’s work for us ZPR Girls…