HEY GUYS it's AC here hijacking jL's blog again because I'm just SO EXCITED AND STILL FULL OF ENERGY FROM THE WEEKEND YAAAYYYY!
On Friday morning a bunch of peeps from BMHQ dragged themselves out of bed at sunrise and hopped on a plane bound for...SYDNEY! We were off to two days of sample sales and one massive meetup all rolled into the most epic weekend of the year thus far.
It was huge.
Too huge for words.
Luckily, we got TONNES of pics...
Pics of girls...
Say hello to Emperor jL everybody! This shy, retiring fellow makes all your tight and shiny gear.
We also snapped pics of clothes...
And girls and clothes!
AND GIRLS JUMPING INTO CLOTHES!!
Seriously, everyone needs to do that at least once in their lives. Remember that feeling when you pulled your first pair of leggings out of their bag and couldn't get over how shiny and soft they are. It's like that BUT ON YOUR ENTIRE BODY. Put it on your bucket list. Seriously.
After jumping in the piles of clothes, girls started emerging....with gear...
Lots of gear...
SO MUCH GEAR THEY COULDN'T CONTAIN IT.
Even jL was getting in on the action, providing the nylon-hungry masses with a walking display stand for their convenience.
Although that expression does look sorta like he's been taken in by all the madness and is about to hurl himself into a pile of shiny clothes, never to emerge again.
...Nah he was just thinking about all the chocolate he was about to feed to the peeps in line.
"Why is this odd man giving candy to strangers?"
And that was just day 1! On day 2, it was time to do it all again.
It was a mad, mad two days. Mad and wonderful. And humbling. Because, you know, people are excellent. There were peeps who waited in line in the cold for hours, peeps who shopped for their sisters, friends...and people overseas who they'd never met. A sharkie's boyfriend serenaded the line on his guitar.
It was just one of those days where every couple of steps you had to stop and go "wow THAT....is amazing."
So I do have a couple of shout-outs for inspiring examples of excellentness:
This chick, who showed up both days wearing as many pieces as possible.
And this one, who I feel like I need to kidnap make do my nails every morning because SKILLS.
And these blokes, because jL isn't a little guy.
This crew, for going out partying all night then being first in line on the second day with no sleep.
And to these guys for being adorable:
And finally, to this lovely lady. The one burtied in the nylon. She spent hours at the sample sale, crossing off items on a list for over 30 people from one of our community groups. People she'd never met, from all over the world. Mad props, beautiful!
What an insane couple of days. And guess what? After the sample sale, we still had the meetup. By that point, I'm not ashamed to admit that I kinda hurt. All over. Especially my left arm. (If you were there, you might remember the really short person hurling discarded pieces back into the piles of clothes from the stage...) But, I was so full of energy drinks SO hyped up from the incredible atmosphere of the day that I slipped on my high heels (still short), charged up the cameras, grabbed a HUGE BAG OF PRIZES and whisked myself off to the party.
If you've ever wondered why someone would go to a meetup with a bunch of people you'd met on the Internet in a discussion group for clothes...here's why:
1: You get to hang out with amazing, beautiful ladies
...who love each other.
..and wear partyhats while drinking cocktails out of teapots.
They also wear awesome clothes...
And twirl like princesses in the middle of crowded rooms.
We only hire the most awesome DJs...
..And sometimes there's adorable cake!
Oh, and you can also win prizes!
Which are are required to model right away, of course.
You also may have your legs touched by BMHQ staff:
Who are always totally professional...
Most of the time...
We had a blast meeting you all!
But seriously, it was so cool to meet everyone, put faces to names and hang out in person after all this time chatting on the Facebook page and in groups!
Big hugs and a huge thank you from all of us at BMHQ to all the Sydney ladies, and to all the peeps who travelled in from all over to party with us.
I think I need about a week to recover, which I guess is how you know you've had an amazing weekend. A special shout out to Ash and Jamie for organising the meetup and to Misty who was definitely there in spirit. We love you!!
See you all next time ;)