July 14th, 2010
Birthday Blowout: Kickette’s 4th Anniversary Celebration & Reader Giveaway
You think this post-party pic is bad? You should have seen the after-disaster last year. Not pretty.
UPDATE – THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. Thanks to everyone who entered, prizes have gone to Kickettes all over the globe. Names below next to prizes won. Check your email!
We’re four years old!
And thanks to copious La Mer applications and agonizing vitamin-enriched facial injections, we don’t look a day over 3 1/2! Yay us.
For those not familiar, Kickette.com was started at the end of the World Cup 2006, after the shocking realisation that there was nowhere online for women to go to their footy gossip fix. Several thousand restraining orders later, here we are.
We’ve got the best readers on the planet and we want to thank you from the bottom of our Alexander Wang bucket bags for your support, and for choosing to pop by our HQ every day. (But please, would it kill you to bring a bottle of wine from time to time?) Seriously, though: We love you more than short tents. Believe it.
So let’s get to the good stuff: We’ve. Got. Gifts. Please read on to see what we’ve got to giveaway to our beloved Kickette Army.
A pair of custom-designed Converse from Jada Styles
Girls love Chucks and boys love girls who wear Chucks. Of course, a Kickette deserves a pair not available anywhere else, designed in her honour. This is a no-brainer.
We’ve got a set of custom-designed Converse available to win from Jada Styles, the swanky VIP shop co-owned by Didier Drogba and savvy stylist Jada Pollock. The shop is much loved by footballers; some of our favourite Chelsea boys have been flocking to it – Michael Ballack, Michael Essien and Salomon Kalou to name but a few.
Better start planning what colour and design you’d like to rock this summer (we recommend Kickette pink, natch, with lots of Swarovski crystals). These retail from £250+ and are no ordinary kicks!
WON BY R.R. in Ireland
Dinner for two at Rosso Restaurant & Bar, Manchester
Get your best frock on and get ready to chow down. Of course, we can’t guarantee that Rio will pop by to share a little training day gossip with you, but we can guarantee you’ll have an insanely delicious meal.
WON BY K.L. in US/UK
A “Kickette-related” personalised photo from Rio Ferdinand
However, since Rio’s such a top bloke, he has offered up a personalised photo for one of our winners. It will be specifically for one of our Kickettes, so you’ll get a photo he’s taken himself (hopefully doing something interesting, like eating a Jaffa Cake or throwing shapes while pumpin’ the chunes, bwoy!) Yuppers – it’s a completely one-of-a-kind pic, just for you.
WON BY C.W. in Singapore
A stack of cute gear from FIFA Collections
Let’s bring it back to where it all begins: the football.
The good folks at FIFA Collections have given us a prize-pack of nine different t-shirts and jackets from their Summer 2010 range. The retro-inspired gear pays homage to past World Cup winners like Brazil and Argentina.
We’ve got stuff in women’s sizes too, so you won’t look like you nicked off with last night’s guy’s stuff. (Don’t act like you’ve never done it.)
WON BY C.H. in USA
J-Brand Houlihans from My-Wardrobe.com
WAGs love J-Brand jeans and so do we. We also love clicking around on My-Wardrobe.com until we need new manicures. And we’re in good company: some of our favourite footy ladies like Cheryl Cole and Coleen Rooney shop here.
So why not make like a footy wife with no budget and snatch up a pair of J Brand denims? We’re giving away these Houlihans in Sahara, which retail at around £250. (Chezza already has a pair, you know.) Throw on a drapey t-shirt, a bolshy necklace and some bad-ass heels and book a hot lunch date asap.
WON BY C.W. in the Caribbean
Marriott Hotel Health Club Day Pass for two, courtesy of personalisedgifts.co.uk
No, exercise isn’t something we would normally endorse, but one must find a way to fill up these dark footy pre-season days somehow. And really, if you’re going to work out, this is the place to do it.
Bring a mate and go for a swim, chat up the boys in the jacuzzi and work up a sweat in the gym (to pre-empt the amount of calorific damage you plan on doing later that evening.) The winner can pick from a range of Marriott Health Club locations around the UK. Warning: don’t fall asleep in the sauna, it never ends well.
WON BY E.L in England
Green Peel Facial, Manicure & Pedicure With Nuz Shugga at The Beauty Lounge, London.
As far as we’re concerned a good facial is as mandatory to a modern gal’s existence as a good take-out menu and a speed dial. Of course, not all facials – or facialists – are created equal. That’s why we’re offering you a chance to win some time with one of the best – Nuz Shugga. She’s got hands more magical than Iker Casillas. Okay, that’s actually impossible. But she’s damn good.
Once you’ve had your skin buffed and polished until it’s smoother and softer than Kai Rooney’s chubby cheeks with a Green Peel facial, a mani/pedi awaits your hard working fingers and toes. Bliss ain’t the word.
WON BY N.H. in England
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
To win one of the above prizes (we’re giving one of each away),
- Send an email to: prizes [at] kickette [dot] com, with the answer to this incredibly difficult question that doesn’t have the answer posted at the top of this post: How Old Is Kickette?
- Important: please tell us the city you live in with your answer, as a few of these prizes would require you to be a local in order to enjoy them. (Unless you have a private jet and can fly wherever you damn like, of course.)
Thanks and have fun!
Contest closes on Tuesday July 20th.
UPDATE – THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON FRIDAY JULY 23. THANKS FOR ENTERING!