Retro Chick Urban Buzz Giveaway and a What are you wearing?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Urban Buzz launched it’s first collection for Autumn Winter 2007 with the aim of appealing to young women who want a wardrobe that combines excellent style and design with comfort and ethics.

I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of it until swedish designer Annette Lennerup contacted me a couple of weeks ago suggesting a collaboration. The collections offer clean lines with cute quirky details using mostly ethical and organic materials. So right up my street!

After a quick browse round the wesbite we agreed that Annette would send me the Berlin Knit top, so I could see the quality for myself, and then we’d offer Retro Chick readers the chance to win their very own! You can’t beat updating your winter wardrobe for free, surely?

I picked my jumper up from the sorting office on Saturday morning, and I pretty much haven’t stopped wearing it since.

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Jumper - Urban Buzz
Skirt & Belt - Vintage
Hairband - Topshop

The seams were nicely finished, the organic cotton rib knit felt thick and good quality and I really liked the slash neckline. Plus the tags were safety pinned on, which for some reason I really like when I buy clothes. I know, I’m a freak!

berlin

It’s a perfect addition to my wardobe actually. I belted it in and wore it over a floral skirt, and rib tights, making the florals work perfectly in the chilly weather. Today I am wearing it unbelted with jeans, and it works just as well.

I love the little thumb holes in the top, I have a tendency to pull my jumpers down over my hands anyway so it’s nice to have offical justification to wear it like that  without getting told off for stretching my clothes out, and it’s a cute and cosy detail.

So, how can you win your very own Berlin Knit Top worth £70, for absolutely nothing?

All you need to do to win your very own is follow these simple steps:

  • Visit the Urban Buzz website and register by entering your email address. As an added bonus you’ll get a voucher for 10% of your first order.
  • Come back to Retro Chick and leave a comment telling me your favourite item from the Urban Buzz collection, and how you’d wear it.

For bonus entries into the draw you can do any of the following, one bonus entry for each, and you must tell me you’ve done it in a comment for the extra entry to count.

The top is available in UK size 8-14 (that's US size 4-10) Chect out the size guide for more measurements.
The competition will be open for 2 weeks, closing at Midnight GMT on Sunday 1st November
Winners will be selected at random from all qualifying entries.
77 Responses
  • Ros Marshall
    October 19, 2009

    I’m loving this comp and the Urban Buzz website!

    I think my fav is the Paris Knit Dress! I’d wear it with opaque tights, heels and my fav scarf – I think I would look very chic in my coffee house wearing that!

    x

    • Natalie Robinson
      October 20, 2009

      I’m following both urban buzz and retro chick on twitter. I have also tweeted about this competition. Please pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease consider me to win this top. I LOVE it and wearing it to work in my boutique would showcase it and I’d be able to tell everyone where to get it from 🙂 xxx

    • Emily
      October 24, 2009

      Following Retro chick and urban buzz on twitter! I love the Wimbledon skirt that Urban Buzz has! I would pair it with a black turtle neck sweater (short sleeved) and my black boots. Add color with red beads and my houndstooth jacket in red, grey and black. I’m also going to tweet about this contest! Love It!

    • Julie Booth
      October 25, 2009

      I have following you on facebook nad have retweeted…

  • Ros Marshall
    October 19, 2009

    Following Urban Buzz on facebook and twitter – twitter name @cookinmummy x

  • Ros Marshall
    October 19, 2009

    always following Retro Chick on fbook and twitter too – twitter name @cookinmummy x

  • Ros Marshall
    October 19, 2009

    Oh and Im away to tweet tweet and tweet about the comp 😉

    x

    (@cookinmummy)

  • Catherine
    October 19, 2009

    Registered.

    I have just fallen in love with many of the items on the site but I absolutely adore the Paris Knit Dress which is equal parts chic and cute! I would dress it down with a chunky cable knit cardie and a crocheted beanie or dress it up with some unfeasibly tall teal heels and a faux fur jacket.

    I’m also following both Urban Buzz and Retro Chick on FB!

    *crosses all limbs*

  • Lubaska
    October 19, 2009

    I registered and i chose my fav: Pansy dress. I would wear it to my work. thanks.

  • Lubaska
    October 19, 2009

    I follow Urban buzz on twitter
    @Lubaska

  • Lubaska
    October 19, 2009

    I follow retro chick on twitter
    @Lubaska

  • Lubaska
    October 19, 2009

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/4990050429

  • Catherine Miller
    October 19, 2009

    I have just registered on Urban Buzz! Love the items and particularly Bewick’s swan dress! Off to go and have a full look through x x

  • Catherine Miller
    October 19, 2009

    Alos now following Urban Buzz on twitter

    @katylittlelady

  • Catherine Miller
    October 19, 2009

    Following retro chick

    @katylittlelady

    and have tweeted!

    x x

  • Jennifer Thorpe
    October 19, 2009

    I really love the primrose hill dress, so pretty. I would wear this on one of the rare nights I go out for dinner.

    am following on twitter
    have tweeted about the competition

    (jenniwren12)

  • whitty999
    October 19, 2009

    Done everything on the list above! following both on twitter & added to fans on Facebook,and still tweeting for friends and followers to see. x
    Copenhagen silk dress is wow just fabulous from Urban Buzz,I would wear it as it comes a little black dress,I would dress it up with silver shoes and jewellery.
    Thanks

  • Fi Phillips
    October 19, 2009

    Just registered on the Urban Buzz site. Actually love a lot of the Spring/sale items such as the Lily dress but my favourite is the Shoreditch top. Loving this shade of teal at the moment. Perfect with dark indigo jeans for a casual night out look.

  • Quanda
    October 19, 2009

    I registered. My fave item is the My girl skirt. I’d wear it with my black dressy blouse, my leather boots, and my leather coat.
    .-= Quanda´s last blog ..The Winner of the Pyrex- 5 Piece Bakeware Set Giveaway! =-.

  • Quanda
    October 19, 2009

    Follow on Twitter. (Quanda)

  • Red
    October 19, 2009

    Oh my life, goodbye wages!
    Okay, so hard to choose, but the Balham dress gets my vote- worn with black ankle strap Mary Janes and a black neck scarf for evenings or a cream beret, black scarf and flat black knee boots for a casual day look. I need it in my life! 😀

  • Quinn Smith
    October 19, 2009

    I love the Bewick’s Swan Dress! I would love to wear it with tights and knee high boots.

    http://mama-fashionista.blogspot.com
    .-= Quinn Smith´s last blog ..Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now… =-.

  • Cat
    October 19, 2009

    I am loving the Urban Buzz jean Jeanie Dress, I would wear it with a cropped jacket, tights and calf high boots for work, and jazz it up with a long chunky necklace, massive cuff bracelet, a chunky belt and skyscraper heels for a transform to wear after work, alternatively, i would put on some leggings, my uggs and a gilet over the top to go shopping on a saturday

  • sherie buck
    October 20, 2009

    I Am Tweeting the competion, @sherieannb. I’m also following both Urban Buzz and Retro Chick.
    I think all the clothes are great, but what I really like is the Black Jean Genie dress, I love black I would add a nice pair of red wooly tights, matching scarf and bag, with black boots. A xmas outfit ready.

  • Alison
    October 20, 2009

    I love the Battersea silk blouse and I would wear it with a pencil skirt and high heels.

    I am following both Urban buzz and retro chick (@ali991)
    I tweeted
    I am following Retro Chick on facebook.

  • Kanga_Rue
    October 20, 2009

    Well, the Berlin top is lovely, it looks so cozy too! But if I have to pick something else, it would have to be the Notting Hill dress – I love the colour and the print (http://www.urban-buzz.com/product/Notting_Hill_dress_UB03). I’ve a fab pair of stunning heels that would complete the outfit.

    Following & tweeting!
    .-= Kanga_Rue´s last blog ..Do I need a 12-step programme?! =-.

  • Jo Bryan
    October 21, 2009

    Had to enter this comp, I love Urban Buzz, I like that a section is entitled The Black Collection, I honed in straight away, I like the Wendy Time top and also that
    Whistling Swan dress (Fab price!!!!!)
    I registered.

  • Jo Bryan
    October 21, 2009

    I follow Retrochick on F/B and Twitter

  • Helen Thurston
    October 22, 2009

    I love the Layla top – in Black or Purple. I’d dress it down with jeans/trainers, or dress it up with a long satin skirt and statement jewellery.

  • Helen Thurston
    October 22, 2009

    oooh – and am now following retrochick on facebook

  • beth
    October 22, 2009

    love it! i would wear it with bright purple tights, with blue jean-hot pants, and either black or purple heals 😀
    x

  • rings90
    October 23, 2009

    I would wear the Cairo Skirt with a brighter pink colored blouse,& Heels.

  • Debbie Curwen
    October 24, 2009

    Yay registered! Too many items I’d want! I think I’d say the Tundra swan top which I’d wear with black skinny jeans or leggings and ankle boots.

  • Debbie Curwen
    October 24, 2009

    I follow Urban Buzz and Retro Chick on Twitter – @Heavenly_Charm and I’ve tweeted the competition: http://twitter.com/Heavenly_Charm/status/5125682163

  • Emily Hutchinson
    October 24, 2009

    I really love the Copenhagen silk dress, I just love the grey colour, really unsual. I’d wear it out to dinner, but perhaps when the weather is a bit nicer! In the meantime, the Berlin knit top would do just nicely instead 😉

  • Emily Hutchinson
    October 24, 2009

    following on Twitter also 🙂

  • Samantha Croxford
    October 24, 2009

    My favourite item is the Hampstead silk skirt, but I’m also quite tempted by the Crouch End jacket!

  • Lizzie
    October 25, 2009

    Just signed up there!

    I also love the Hackney dress: http://www.urban-buzz.com/product/Hackney_dress_aw07-9
    It looks so comfortable!!

  • Lizzie
    October 25, 2009

    I also follow urbanbuzz on twitter @wizfoe

  • Lizzie
    October 25, 2009

    I also follow retrochick_uk on twitter @wizfoe

    thanks!!

  • mel crossan
    October 25, 2009

    so i’ve retweeted and am following retrochick and urban buzz via facebook/twitter. i have regsitered at urban buzz and i have had a good browse through the site. however like you i am a sucker for thumb holes, if a top doesn’t have them i quite often end up cutting them in! so may i say that my favourite item is the berlin knit top, which i would wear with just jeans and boots for a nice easy autumnal look.

  • helenmckenna
    October 25, 2009

    It’s gotta be the greecian seagreen principles dress. it brings back so many painful memories. In 1977 I bought a designer sea green Marylin Monoe look alike dress from a designer shop reduced from £100 to £15 (I was 17 at the time. Totally stunning dress – worn once and sat in back of wardrobe – until 5 years ago when I had a big clear out and gave it to Cancer Research shop. I should have kept it ….

    loved that dress.

    H – x

  • Catherine Gregory
    October 25, 2009

    I’m folling Urban Buzz on Twitter (cat1980uk) and Facebook. I think the jumper is absoloutely gorgeous and will look fab with my new black jeans I’ve just bought

  • Denise @ Swelle
    October 25, 2009

    Great clothes! I fell in love with the Paris dress (quelle surprise!). I would wear it with navy tights and my charcoal Proenza Schouler peep-toe pumps (which may or may not work, I’d have to see!) and one of my little French hats. A long delicate chain as well if it wasn’t too much!

    I follow you and Urban Buzz on twitter and am a fan of both of you on Facebook as well. Oh, and I tweeted! I want that jumper, it looks so cozy and I love the colour! Your styling sold me on it.

    Denise ♥
    .-= Denise @ Swelle´s last blog ..You’ve Got Me All Ruffled =-.

    • Natalie Robinson
      October 26, 2009

      I’m following retro chick on twitter and facebook.

      I love the ‘battersea blouse’ because it’s really classic and feminine (but lets face it, all the clothes are amazing!) I would team it with some black skinny jeans, brogues and various different antique gold coloured chains to make it vintagey but with an edge.

  • Hazel
    October 25, 2009

    I have registered with Retro Chick
    I am following Retro Chick on Twitter
    I have also tweeted about the competition. (beachrambler

  • Johanna Pronk
    October 25, 2009

    The Frog Princess Dress looks great. I love red dresses. I’d wera it with black tights and red boots.
    Johanna

  • Christine Norton
    October 25, 2009

    I dont usually look at your site as you dont go up to my size! … but as i’m now dieting, have lost over 4st so far, ive now had a good look around and i love the Poppy halterneck tunic. It would be great for going out in next summer with some nice high heels and a big floppy hat when i’ve lost a bit more weight!
    I’m now following Urban Buzz + Retro Chick on Twitter and Facebook. Have also Tweeted about this competition.

  • Wendy
    October 26, 2009

    I love the My Girl Skirt. I’d wear it with a pair of killer heels, a fitted top and scarf for the office, then add seemed stockings and replace the scarf for beads for post work drinks.

  • Karen Richards
    October 27, 2009

    I love the Paris knit dress. Following Retro Chick on facebook.

  • Fashion Limbo
    October 27, 2009

    My Word, where to start? I am IN LOVE with their dresses, I would wear the Notting Hill dress with some black boots and a lovely fringed bag I recently got.

    I have registered with my email, so I’ve been a good girl 🙂
    .-= Fashion Limbo´s last blog ..What To Buy Right Now – On a Budget =-.

  • Fashion Limbo
    October 27, 2009

    I have just tweetted about the competition so can I have an extra entry pretty please?

    http://twitter.com/fashionlimbo/status/5203951254
    .-= Fashion Limbo´s last blog ..What To Buy Right Now – On a Budget =-.

  • Fashion Limbo
    October 27, 2009

    oh! and I am following you in Twitter, for a while now 🙂
    .-= Fashion Limbo´s last blog ..What To Buy Right Now – On a Budget =-.

  • Fashion Limbo
    October 27, 2009

    And now I am being extra-annoying asking for another extra entry (yes, I really want the jumper) as I am following Urban Buzz on Twitter…love their stuff by the way!!!!!
    .-= Fashion Limbo´s last blog ..What To Buy Right Now – On a Budget =-.

  • Em
    October 27, 2009

    I absolutely love the balham dress, I would probably wear it simply as it is in the summer with some flat mary janes.

    But equally i’d happily donn tights and a cute cardi for winter or wear it with heels.

    I love the designs, particularly the dresses.

    I’m off to follow you on twitter : ImHooped and facebook Emma Louise Smith

    I’ll be tweeting about you to just to try my hardest to score that beautiful jumper!

  • Caroline
    October 27, 2009

    I like the balham dress. I’d wear it with yellow shoes and necklace, earing and bangles.

  • Jenn @ FFP
    October 28, 2009

    I love the Primrose Cardigan!
    .-= Jenn @ FFP´s last blog ..Make Time for CHANGE with Frigidaire & Jennifer Garner =-.

  • Aik
    October 28, 2009

    I registered on the website and I love the Copenhagen silk dress!
    .-= Aik´s last blog ..I {Heart} Lovely Surprises! =-.

  • Aik
    October 28, 2009

    Follow Urban Buzz on Twitter @aikchien
    .-= Aik´s last blog ..I {Heart} Lovely Surprises! =-.

  • Aik
    October 28, 2009

    I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5232678176
    .-= Aik´s last blog ..I {Heart} Lovely Surprises! =-.

  • Aik
    October 28, 2009

    Follow Retro Chick on Twitter @aikchien
    .-= Aik´s last blog ..I {Heart} Lovely Surprises! =-.

  • rosie100
    October 29, 2009

    registered on urban buzz website
    http://www.urban-buzz.com/product/Whistling_Swan_dress_whistling-M
    whistling swan dress … versatile can dress up or down and it is half price!!!!
    http://twitter.com/kohsamui14/status/5246542881
    tweeted and following urban buzz and retro chick on twitter and fb.

  • The Style PA
    November 1, 2009

    I’ve followed Urban Buzz on Twitter and retweeted your tweet about the competition. (already following you of course @The_Style_PA)

    I loved the Frog Princess dress. I’d team it with a Power dressing, little black jacket and ankle boots and perhaps a statement necklace.
    .-= The Style PA´s last blog ..TIPS – Advice From Celeb Stylist Kirsty Drury =-.

  • Denise
    November 1, 2009

    Balham dress is fabulous love it!! would wear it to a friends birthday party as I dont wear dresses often but this would change that.
    I have registered following urban buzz and tweeted

  • Martin
    November 1, 2009

    I registered on urbanbuzz and followed both @urbanbuzz and @retrochick_uk with @thirru .

    I really liked the London top most, wouldn’t know how to wear it as I am not a girl, but just think it would look great on my girlfriend. 🙂

  • cargirl
    November 1, 2009

    Wow! I lurve your new top…the colour is great and the arms are fabulous. Would look good on me also, that’s for sure!

  • Erin R.
    November 1, 2009

    I love the Paris Knit Top and I would wear it with my favorite black heels to work, or with some boots on the weekend.

  • Erin R.
    November 1, 2009

    I’m following Urban Buzz on Twitter

  • Erin R.
    November 1, 2009

    I’m following Retro Chick on Twitter.
    Thanks for the cool giveaway – I’m crossing my fingers!

  • Lizzie
    November 1, 2009

    Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/wizfoe/status/5348425790

  • Lizzie
    November 1, 2009

    Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/wizfoe/status/5348459916

  • Katie Russell
    November 2, 2009

    following Urban Buzz and Retro chick on twitter and have tweeted about this competition too

    Katie

  • Katie Russell
    November 2, 2009

    also following Retro chick on Facebook and also Urban Buzz on facebook,and tweeted about this competition there too

  • Katie Russell
    November 2, 2009

    I would wear the jumper because it would look lovely on me and I would have lots of compliements about it from family and friends

    Katie