Saturday, 24 September 2011

chevy.


A video of the event I went to at Battersea Power Station on Thursday evening.



On Thursday afternoon, I travelled up to London to go to Chevrolet Design Night. Chloé met me from Paddington station and we went off to meet Blondie from work. Although Blondie knew where Battersea Power Station was, it turned out to be the worst signposted place in the world, so it took us a little while to actually find how to get in! Once we got there, we were greeted by lots of Chevrolet cars, old and new (obviously I much preferred the old) ...




We walked down a scaffolding tunnel lit with pink lights, put our coats and bags in the cloakroom (which was FREE! I love free cloakrooms) and walked into a room full of important-looking people. Within 20seconds a man took a photo of us, because we're so damn hot, and he took another later on.

A curtain was pulled back and we were ushered into another room full of shiny seats and a stage. There were talks from various respected members of the artistic community (Neville Brody, Wayne Hemingway and Lucy Walker) as well as a LOT about cars (which got me yawning) and lots of awards were given out.

Although they all had interesting things to say, my favourite guest speaker of the evening had to be Wayne. He was so warm and real and Northern. His talk was personal and funny. I'm hoping at some point there'll be a video of his talk because I'd love to watch it back. And let's not forget, he created the Vintage Festival, so he's obviously going to be awesome in my eyes!

For the past five years, Chevrolet has held a competiton encouraging students of Applied Arts all over Europe to think of creative ways of representing the brand. Some of my favourite entries are below.








By the end of the talks we all really needed a wee and couldn't wait to get out of there! We were given free bubbly, brownies and posh jellies, and there was a free bar! Surprisingly, I didn't take full advantage of this, as I'm trying not to drink too much for a while!!

We stood around for a while chatting and watching other people. I thought I spotted Wayne Hemingway twice, but it just turned out to be some other bald men with glasses. There was music from DJ T and Bluey Robinson, but to be honest I didn't think much of either of them. They didn't strike me as anything special.


Two beautifully dressed ladies!



On leaving, we were given goodie bags, in which my favourite thing was some Jamie Oliver chicken seasoning (that probably gives you an indication of how interesting the rest of the stuff was) but I wasn't in it for the goodie bags. We had a fun night, despite it not quite living up to my expectations. I think they could do with having a little break in the middle of the talks, as it is a looong time to sit and listen.


We passed this fun window on the way home and I had to take a photo!

When we got back to Blondie's, she made a really yummy Thai soup (I took a sneaky photo!) and we chatted for a while before all having a nice sleep.

On Friday I met up with Ella, but that's a blog post for another day (tomorrow!)



All videos and some images courtesy of Young Creative Chevrolet.

8 comments

  1. gREAT CAPTURES :)
    NICE POST, SEEMS YOU HAD A NICE TIME :)
    XOXOX

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  2. Looks like a fun evening! Loving everyone's outfits :)

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  3. Looks like a brilliant night! All the lights are so pretty. x hivenn

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  4. well you look a little bit stunning don't you missy! LOVE your outfit :) Looks like such a fun event!

    Also shoesies! x

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  5. I love your photos, but I'm not too fussed that I gave it a miss!

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  6. Looks like you had a great night, the tight arse in me loves the idea of a free bar ha! YOu looked stunning!
    Sophie
    x

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