It has been over four months since I first received an email from Natalie @ ASOS asking me if I wanted to be a part of their annual fashion and styling competition, ‘ASOS Future Stylist 2012’. Ever since then, it has been an amazing, whirlwind journey. It started off with 15 handpicked bloggers from around the world, each representing their own countries in this huge, round-by-round, style-off. And it was my love for ASOS shoes that magically had me selected to represent Australia in the competition. Four rounds later and we’ve fast forwarded to now: the home stretch. Presenting , the ASOS Future Stylist Finals, now live for daily voting on the ASOS Facebook page. Last week the two finalists were flown to ASOS HQ in Hampstead, London – to complete the final round styling challenges in person. It was the most beautiful experience in my blogging journey so far to be a part of this and I can’t thank enough everyone who has been supporting me and voting for me in the past rounds of the competition. Now, I can also finally reveal what we got up to during the week as the final images (and videos) go live online.
Today, I can happily share with you our ASOS Revive styling challenge. We were asked to select two pieces from the S/S’12 ASOS Revive collection – a collection inspired by sportswear and the 80s-90s aesthetic. This was the first challenge we completed at ASOS HQ and we had 90 minutes total to style these quite directional pieces in a way that was wearable. For my first look, I chose this ASOS Revive silk and mesh peplum blouse and paired it with an all over sequin high waisted skirt, white blazer, pink heels (which were obviously too big as I’m much smaller than the typical model in all directions) and pale pink clutch. The idea was to share how you could simply tuck a top like this into an outfit to give it a completely different looked to wearing the peplum look out. I wanted to use the sequin (something very on trend right now) skirt as the statement piece and use the ASOS Revive piece to create a look around it that was easy to wear. So I chose crisp whites and a splash of pink in various shades.
Voting for the final round of the competition opens now and one vote per day can be cast every day, with a new ‘voting day’ starting at 11AM. This is the absolute final round of the competition and I would more than appreciate your votes here. The winner wins the opportunity to style a celebrity at a mystery location shoot as well as the official ASOS Future Stylist title! ASOS have also given me £50 voucher for all my voting readers, in addition to the £500 you can automatically win. To be in the draw, simply vote for me at least once and leave your name/contact email in the comments below. For a bonus entry, simply tweet my voting link http://asos.to/VoteKani and let me know as well :)
Behind-the-scenes photos by Niran Vinod, studio photos by Petr @ ASOS