Project Take 10 Challenge 17 – Company Magazine (!)

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When I started A Little Bird Told Me, of course I had the pages of a national women’s magazine in mind. So my appearance in Company Magazine (as part of the fabulous Take 10) came as no surprise.


All the Take 10 girls were giddy with excitement when we were asked to take part in a special LBD challenge for Company’s December issue. Blogging brings with it some fantastic opportunities, but when we started this project I don’t think any of us thought we’d get into the glossies. But here we are!

Company sent us a simple ASOS black dress – a perfect blank canvas for our styling skills (as I said in my ‘official interview’). It should’ve been the easiest challenge ever, but the pressure of being in print brought on sartorial panic and I lost my head a bit…


ASOS dress, Topshop belt and faux fur stole, Jonathan Astor pink socks, Bertie boots, Miss Selfridge ring, vintage bag

I like to call this method of getting dressed the ‘throw-on-the-entire-contents-of-your-wardrobe’. When it comes to evening outfits I prefer simple, understated pieces mixed with blingy accessories, but it all looked a little flat. So I added the faux fur stole and the pink socks – hardly the simple, understated look I was going for, but cute, fun and good enough for Company.

Here’s how my homegirls styled the LBD…

1-10: Sherin, Ellie, Susie, MJ, Sabine, Vicki, Paula, Sarah, Harriet and me.

Lookin’ good, ladies!

What do you think of challenge 17 and our Company Mag spread – did we do good?



Oh, how brilliant! You must be thrilled. I never buy Company anymore but I’ll have to buy this issue just as a keepsake. Very proud of you all!


I really love the faux fur stole – your outfit definitely brought the fun in!

Oh it’s so exciting, every time I see the magazine on my bedroom floor I get a little rush!


Love how you all came up with different looks with the dress! I adore that faux fur stole you paired with the dress, creates a really glamorous look! x


Congrats to all, how fudging exciting!! Am enjoying the use of the fur collar in this outfit, very chic :)x


Ah congrats Jen! This is amazing, how many copies have you and your family bought?
Love how you’ve all styled it, you and Ellie are my faves.

Phoebe ♥

I saw you in my magazine before I saw this blog post and I thought you had styled the dress really nicely! 🙂 It just goes to show how some accessories can totally change an outfit, I really enjoyed the article xxx


congratulations!!! this is FAB””” I was flicking through the magazine and I was like! wow, its Jen!!! yeah. (who also happens to be my favourite blogger…) so, well done and I love the dress btw. x


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