Wednesday, 7 October 2015

AW15 Shopping Event at Precious

Today we popped in to see our friends at Precious our lovely independent stockist located down a little lane off of Spitalfields  Market in East London. 

Precious is a little treasure trove of beautifully selected brands. The clothes, shoes and accessories are so carefully curated by owner Kate so when we heard that they were having an AW15 shopping event it was the prefect excuse to pop down & check out the new season gorgeousness. 

 We were treated to a quick masterclass from Becksondergaard, showing us the best ways to wear a scarf (and believe us, there are a lot more ways than you would think).

Here our Brand Assistant Sophie models one of the ways we were shown. 

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday, at OB HQ we celebrated Olivia Burton turning 4 (hip hip hooray)!  There was lots of cake, laughter and celebrating and luckily no soggy bottoms.

Here at Olivia Burton we are MASSIVE fans of The Great British Bake Off (who isn't?!), so we thought, what better time to have a bake off than to celebrate our birthday, and so, it was aptly named 'The Great Olivia Burton Bake Off'.

We have to admit, there was a lot of panicking prior to the main event.  As much as we love to watch the bake off, a lots of the girls were questioning their baking skills.  However,we were pleasantly surprised by everybodies entries - well done girls!

Our very own Mary Berry aka our Co-founder Lesa Bennett, sampled each cake/cupcake and whittled the entries down to the top 3 (we are told it was a very tricky decision)!

   In at third place was our Designer, Laura who had decorated TWO cakes, note that we say decorated, she actually bought two sponge cakes and decorated them both, however Lesa thought that her decorating was rather impressive, and she was not wrong!

 Awarded second place was Production Co-ordinator, Charlotte who made an amazing chocolate cake with mini cupcakes to match, each topped with edible flowers!

Crowned Baking Queen, was our Brand Assistant, Emma who made an impressive three tier sponge cake with sprinkles, milky buttons and strawberries - the perfect combo!

Well done to all the girls who entered and thank you for making such amazing cakes - we will have no problem finishing them all off today.  Also, a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Olivia Burton, on behalf of Jemma, Lesa and the team we would like to say a massive thank you to all of our stockists and customer for all of your support over the past four years - here's to the next four!

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One employee here at OB HQ has been with Jemma and Lesa from the very beginning.  Designer Jane started out as a Social Media Assistant, creating imagery and engaging content for our followers.  
Since then, Jane has also designed a bucket full of watches for the brand and is now Head Designer, so we caught up with her to find out a little bit more about her time here and her plans for the rest of 2015!

What do you enjoy most about working at OB?
I love being able to designing watches that you get to see everywhere. From shopping in Selfridges, to seeing people on the tube with them on, to stalking the #oliviaburton on Instagram, it is such a great feeling seeing people adorning something that you have designed - I feel very proud of what I have achieved since starting here!

What is your best memory from working here?
It has to be when my first design became a best seller!! (EEK) The Woodland Wing sold out almost immediately, I could not believe, its still one of our best performing watches to date and will hopefully stay with us for a while - it will definitely be staying on my wrist forever!

What is on your to do list before the end of 2015?
NEED to visit The Crown in Brentwood especially for their cocktails, I've heard amazing things about them from my friends.
I also really want to go to Quaglinos in Mayfair, I've seen lots of good things about them on social media - its a must visit!
I've just purchased my new car, broom broom. It was a very tough decision but I decided to go for a cute little grey mini - I'M IN LOVE!  Now I just need to buy a new handbag that matches my car, I'm leaning towards a Mulberry, but again, another tough decision.  I also need to buy a new coat, but I haven’t found anything fabulous yet, (although I normally end up having lots of coats over the Autumn Winter seasons) - they are definitely my downfall, who can resist a good coat?!   I've just treated myself to Easilocks so this month has been pretty expensive, so maybe my Mulberry will have to be a Christmas present (Dad if you're reading this, hint hint)!

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