We always like to keep you lot in the loop with the exciting goings on at Topshop HQ. So when the new Kate Moss collection hit down, not only did we live stream the launch party action, but we also invited a few lucky competition winners to join in the fun. Charlotte Jones wowed us instantly with her selfie inspired by Kate’s style, so we knew she has to be our UK winner. Now that she’s recovered from the excitement of the party (plus two nights in a swanky hotel and a shopping spree courtesy of yours truly), we asked her to give us the lowdown on her time with Kate.
“When I got the email a couple of weeks ago saying that I’d won the competition, I nearly choked on my biscuit and frantically started applying beautifying face masks (come on – it’s for Mossy after all!). I’ve always been hugely inspired by Kate. There’s something about her – ‘The Kate Factor’ – and she’s always been the model I’ve felt most drawn to.
When the day came, me and my sister were escorted down the red carpet to the Topshop Oxford Circus store and welcomed by champagne-bearing waiters at the ready. We were assisted to the shop floor to take a sneak peak at the collection before being whisked upstairs to watch Kate’s big entrance. As Nick Grimshaw prepared his speech and Charlotte Tilbury worked away on last minute touch-ups on ‘those’ cheekbones, Kate seemed so humble, so in her own world. I loved it!
Next, the curtains were drawn in the iconic shop windows to show thousands flashes of iPhones and photographers, all waiting outside for the winning shot. After a warm up from Duke Dumont and Kate swishing her hair about with Grimmers, we were taken downstairs to shop the collection before the crowds rushed inside.
After shopping and mingling we strolled into the calming ‘Bonobo’ playing Personal Shopping area. Kate’s family were there, plus A-list friends – *cough* Sienna Miller changing beside me *cough* – it was the best atmosphere. All but an hour later we found ourselves in the hotel, wearing our dressing gown and slippers thinking ‘did that really just happen?!'”