I'm so pleased to be able to announce on Geek with Style that the 2012 Spring Fashionista Giveaway event is finally underway!!

So… What is this event? Well, this is the Largest Fashion giveaway event on the internet, with 105+ blogs offering over $20,000 in prizes!! WOOT! Hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS with co-hosts The Socialites Closet and Modly Chic – these women have worked their collective butts off since last fall to organize (primarily North American) fashionistas in one Facebook group to get together and simultaneously show our love for fashion. AND bring you, our readers, a chance to win a little something-something, just because you're all fabulous!

This also means that I can finally introduce you to my little fashion secret in carrying a unique, but gorgeous, handbag whenever I'm out on the town: Jeanne Lottie

Some people collect shoes… like my sister. We can't go shopping together unless we (unconsciously) plan to hit up at least three different shoe stores during our trip. Others (like me!) collect bags. I'm a total bag lady. I don't know what it is, but finding that perfect over-the-shoulder-cell-phone-holder is always a high for moi!

And it drives the hubby NUTS. Which is a bonus, hehe.

The name Jeanne Lottie is a mash up by two sisters Jane and Charlotte (and when spoken in a dialect of Chinese, it also means “True happiness”. How cool is that?); As the front runner of Jeanne Lottie, a self-taught designer with a degree in Psychology and an MBA to boot, Jane has been designing beautiful works of art for 26 years!

And that's in Toronto, too! Jeanne Lottie is home in the stylish Yorkville area of downtown Toronto. Just look for the Pink House! 🙂

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Here, let me illustrate just how fabulous these bags, that fashion mags such as the Kit, Elle and Lou Lou are just starting to see, really are:

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This snappy red bag really needs to be in my life, you have no idea.

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Normally I would tell you the names of each item, but that conflicts with the contest I'm running below…. you'll see! :p

“Every time people talk about their handbags you can see the smiles and joy that it brings them. They tell me that they get compliments from other people and that’s something I’m very proud of. With a purse it doesn’t matter if you gain or lose weight. It can become your best companion and a way to express your style and make a fashion statement.” ~ Jane Ip

If you happen to be in Toronto for the next couple of days, Jeanne Lottie actually has a sample sale from their Spring 2012 collection! Going on from March 1st (yesterday) until March 3rd!! Woot! Style and bargains are two of my favourite things! I so need to see if there is a sample available of the red bag above! *crossing fingers*

So, you want to win one, don't you??

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Jane, whom is such a sweet heart, readily agreed to let you have a chance to win the Sea World hand bag that was recently featured in Elle Magazine, as a must have for Spring!

And what's a bag without a little bling? You'll also be entering to win the high heeled crystal shoe key ring to go with! WOOT!

If you haven't heard yet, light blue is back in baby! From the February 2012 issue…

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So here's your chance to rock in style this spring!

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Oh! And I did mention there were another 104 fashionista bloggers involved right? Here's the list of all other bloggers, so that you can hop around and enter to win even more fashionable items!! (If you don't see the link list below, refresh this page… not sure what happens, but occasionally this linkies list disappears when I first load this blog post. *shrugs*)

There's even a grand prize for joining our Fashionista party! 😀 The Grand Prize for the Event is a $1200 (retail) Marc Jacobs bag via Bella Bag. For every of the 104 giveaways in the Spring Fashionista Event that you enter, you'll gain one entry toward the Marc Jacobs Bag! You'll need to click here to enter.

LEGAL Stuff (ie. Disclaimer): You must be of legal age of your state or province to enter. Read the instructions carefully for each giveaway you enter, because rules vary from contest to contest site. Please be sure to provide a correct email address, so we can notify you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Geek with Style, Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Fall Fashionista Giveaway Events or the Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! Compensation was not provided for this review/giveaway. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!