H&M Mentorship

The Haute Pursuit Final Image

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be jointly working with H&M and Bloglovin’ to select one of my readers for the ultimate mentorship with me and The Haute Pursuit. Having mined my way through the blogosphere as an Influencer, Creative and now Business woman, I feel it is due time to give back! So that’s why I am so thrilled to be involved in this project, but I won’t make it that easy!

Jump through to find out how to enter.

I am challenging my readers to style an outfit featuring your favorite H&M piece (old or new!) and really focus on the photography piece of your post. Taking a great picture is an art. It took me a little while to understand light – both as photographer and subject. A couple pieces of advice include

1. avoiding harsh daylight, early mornings or late afternoons are best in my opinion for capturing a
beautiful image

2. play with shadows – shadows create depth in the story of an image. With shadows your image goes from ‘flat’ to 2D, which is always more compelling. Now it’s your turn to use these tips and re-create your best version of my street style shot.

To enter:

Style your H&M LOOK and post it to your blog or Instagram. To submit it you can

either leave the link in the comment section of this post, send the link to

breakthrough@bloglovin.com or enter through Instagram by tagging me (@thehautepursuit) and hashtag #BloglovinHMAwards (you can do all three of these if you like).

The prize:

-Round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for your one-on-one mentorship with me
– Nomination for the Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year Award at the 2015 Bloglovin’ Awards ($500 H&M gift card if you win!)
– Round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the 2015 Bloglovin’Awards during New York Fashion Week in September
– Plenty of gifted H&M product (even pieces from the EXCLUSIVE H&M Studio AW’15 collection!)

To see additional challenges and for more chances to win, visit Because I’m Addicted and Something Navy


No purchase necessary. For official contest rules, click here



  1. Kaitlyn says:

    What an incredible opportunity, can’t wait to enter! xxx


  2. zori says:

    I know I am late and I am not a USA resident, so no chance to win it, but I did it anyway and I would be so honoured and grateful if you Vanessa look at my editorial H&M submission post and give me your honest feedback. Great opportunity, such a shame it’s only for usa. I am such a fan! here is my submission:


  3. You are absolutely gorgeous and we love your blog 🙂

    check out our website at : http://www.lingerietheory.com

    we would love to have our lingerie featured on your blog.
    Thank you.

  4. […] The are almost no rules about your outfit, exempt it has to be made by H&M. However, Hong advised to concentrate on the photography itself, encouraging her reader to be creative. […]

  5. Jessi Malay says:

    Adorable look girl! Simple and chic!!

    XO, Jessi

  6. Lindsey says:

    Love your style and blog!


  7. sanssouci says:

    I wish I lived in us to join this! Very thoughtful though!

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