The Essence Street Style Awards

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OMG what a night!! Last night Michael and I attended the Essence Magazine Street Style awards ceremony where I won one of the awards for the night…!

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Essence street style awards

Dress: My wedding dress.  Seventies large pendant. Gift from Mum.  Shoes: Topshop.  Small ‘love’ pendant: Jennifer Zeuner.  Bag: Chanel. Similar vibe from Rebecca Minkoff

 Ciara (photographed above) also won an award as did two other designers and actress Gabrielle Union.  It was a blessing and an honour to receive this massive acknowledgment.   As I said in my acceptance speech: find a way to do what you love for a living because at the end of the day that is what matters.

Thank you Essence for giving this London girl such a boost and for Michael for being there every step of the way behind me.

Now to Whatsapp Mum all the behind the scene pictures including one with Mel B who she absolutely loves.

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  1. Taranimale says:

    Congratulations, Karen! Your smile in that top shot is mega-watt brilliant. Hooray!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thanks!!! I was grinning all night!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thx Prudence I’ve always loved it

  2. Diana says:

    WERK it girlfrannn! You look stunning! And congrats on the award. It is well deserved!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Ha ha I can actually hear you saying that. Thanks Dee!!

  3. Mariel says:

    You look wonderful, with that big smile! You should smile more often!

  4. Champagne Tyson-Jordan says:

    Congrats to you! This is just one of many to come. You are so amazing!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Ahhhh *fingers and toes* crossed! Although this is great as is

  5. Sinead says:

    You look fabulous! (Nothing new there, lol!) I am SO PROUD of you and so happy that your blog and your talent have been acknowledged in such a major way. Very well-deserved indeed! xo — Sinead

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Your comments always get my attention. Thanks Sinead. It certainly means a lot

  6. DkWembley says:


    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Hi Malinda I always will for it : )

  7. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Karen. You were absolutely glowing and gorgeous in that dress.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thank you Lisa!! I love it so much still!

  8. LondonLady says:

    Second everything said here. Hardly comment, but been reading from South London almost everyday for years. The other day I read your posts about leaving your job and focusing on your blog aloud to my boyfriend to help make a point. You are an INSPIRATION and this recognition is hugely deserved. Good on you.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      ahhh I’m glad you liked that laid off post. I still resonates with me and anyone I talk to about it and thank you for the comment!

  9. The Glitteratti Project says:

    Congrats lady!!

  10. Alexandra says:

    Congratulations! Like LondonLady, I’ve been reading your blog from Amsterdam every morning (in the train) for many years now. Even my mother, who is almost 70 years old, reads your blog! She loves your style, especially the white blouses you wear. Hope to enjoy your outfits for many more years to come!

  11. Danielle says:

    I am beyond happy for you! I’ve been reading since 2009, on some tough to get through days, I look for your posts, I always leave happier and more hopeful than I came in. you are an inspiration. Very well deserved Karen!!

  12. Simplybee says:

    YES!!! that’s cause your freaking awesome!!!! congrats you are a ROCKSTAR!

  13. tsp says:

    OMG many congrats to you!!!!!!!! You deserved nothing but the best, I’m so happy you won!!! 😀

  14. ChainsawKitten says:

    Congratulations….it feels so good to be recognized, doesn’t it? You deserve this award, and more!

  15. Cacau Cruz says:

    You are such an inspiration…. Congrats! <3

  16. Ioana says:

    Congratulations ! Way to go, Karen !

  17. Brenda says:

    Congratulations Karen! I am 59 and a long time reader and follower. I used to live in NYC and always love going to places you feature for fashion when I visit. I do plan to visit the places you featured in New Orleans on my next visit. I have always loved your style. It is award well deserved!

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