April 5, 2012

Spring 2012 Giveaway!

There's something about SPRING that just makes us smile and puts a little extra bounce in our steps. How about you? How about an added reason to smile with the announcement of a fun giveaway to kick off the new fashion season?!

How does a new pair of Steve Madden "Swindlee" sandals sound? (An amazingly cute, nautical inspired style!) And, pair those new sandals with a custom designed, matching necklace from local Saint John artisan, Emma Barlow from "Darling Dilemma"!

Sounds like fun!

Step 1 - Let's meet Emma from Darling Dilemma and the beautiful necklace she has designed for the giveaway!

Born in Ontario, but now living in (and loving!) Saint John, Emma has 2 fine art diplomas and a love for beads, jewelry design, fashion and expressing funky creativity. In getting to know Emma over the past year as a customer at our store, we'd best describe her as a gal who likes to "colour outside the lines"....a confident woman who isn't afraid to be unique with her style!

Emma, the designer behind Darling Dilemma!

Turning a personal hobby of creating unique jewelry pieces for herself, Emma started selling her designs to others when she opened her online shop on Etsy.com in 2010.

What makes Emma's designs so unique and special is that she never makes the same piece of jewelry twice! Her creations are completely one-of-a-kind, made just for you. You can request a special piece based on your favourite colours or, you can shop her one-of-a-kind pre-designed pieces on her Etsy shop. Whichever way you purchase a Darling Dilemma piece, you can be assured no other gal in Saint John will be wearing it! How amazing is that!

Here's a sampling of some of Emma's work....we love the colours, especially for pairing with bright Spring outfits!

Earrings and Necklaces designed by Darling Dilemma

Now the best part, here's a preview of the beautiful necklace Emma has designed to match the giveaway sandals! Oh la la! SO cute! Gold links, white lava stones, a dark porcelain bead and our favourite part - white ribbon around the neck, finished with bows! 

Emma's custom creation for the giveaway!

Step 2 - Let's meet the "Swindlee" sandal by Steve Madden!

Swindlee is a fun and casual thong style sandal that recently landed at Manchester Shoe Salon as part of our Spring 2012 Collection. White patent leather and shiny gold loops creates a nautical look that screams summer and warm, sunny temperatures!

The styling possibilities are endless with Swindlee - a sun dress, crop pants, shorts, swim suit....we can see this sandal poolside or strolling the streets of Uptown Saint John!

Steve Madden Swindlee in White Patent

Step 3 - Let's explain how you can WIN!

This Spring giveaway is officially launching in-person at Manchester Shoe Salon during Uptown Saint John's Fashion Forward shopping event on Thursday, April 5th (TODAY). Between 6-9pm, stop by and fill out a ballot for an entry into the giveway! (And, see Swindlee and the Darling Dilemma necklace up close!)

The giveaway then shifts to Facebook and Twitter for 2 weeks following Fashion Forward!

  • SHARE the Manchester Shoe Salon Facebook post about this giveaway for an additional entry.
  • SHARE the Darling Dilemma Facebook post about this giveaway for an additional entry.
  • TWEET about this giveaway for an additional entry (be sure to include @ManchesterShoes and @DarlingDilemma)

The entries will be tallied and the winner announced the evening of Thursday, April 19th! 

Happy Spring and of course, Good Luck! 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/darlingdilemma (Pssst! As a little extra perk, Emma is offering 20% off her entire collection on her Etsy shop! At checkout, just use the promo code "SPRING"!)


Melissa Wright said...

Fabulous contest!!!

Leigh-Ellen said...

Great contest. Shared your post on facebook this morning :)

Abbie Gilliland said...

This is a great Contest!

PamelaW said...

I shared on Facebook

PamelaW said...

I also tweeted :)

K Branscombe said...

Shared both posts and tweeted.

barb c said...

Great use of social media! I shared on my blog's FB page!

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