I was thrilled to be invited by The Mall at Cribbs Causeway to the Bristol Fashion Week bloggers event. Tickets for the main shows available here. Fashion week is hosted by tv stylist Mark Heyes and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton. As well as 18 catwalk shows, there are pamper sessions including manicures, Indian head massage, style advice, reflexology and mini makeovers. There is a goody bag and vouchers included in the ticket price.
It is such a fun event. Holly and I have been going for the past few years it’s something we do together and really look forward to. Before the show starts there is a selection of snacks and bucks fizz or even moctails. Holly and I both tried a mojito and a pina colada, very swish!
Importantly, Bristol Fashion Week supports the Bristol Breast Care Centre. The centre which opens this year will treat thousands of Bristol women, living with, or at risk from cancer. A fantastic cause and here’s hoping lots of money was raised for them.
The show was an absolute spectacular. The huge screen at the head of the catwalk shows vibrant digital images, the music is pumping as the models strut, dance, shimmy and even roller skate down the catwalk. They put on a fantastic show.
One of the great things about the show is the models are a variety of sizes and different ages which is so nice to see. As well as the adorable kids, obviously!
Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton come on in between each fashion scene. They are a really funny pairing and offer up little snippets of style and fashion advice. A few things I’ve learnt are; wearing yellow accessories with a nautical look is a modern switch up on red. To wear pastel on pastel and that Jigsaw tweed is made in the same factory as Chanel!
My favourite outfit was the one above from next I am going to buy the yellow jacket it drapes so beautifully and will be a lovely addition to my summer wardrobe.
As part of the show Mark Heyes had given Laura Goodchild an amazing makeover and she looked absolutely gorgeous. Laura has previously suffered breast cancer four years ago whilst she was pregnant with her daughter. After undergoing aggressive treatment Laura is now fit and well. She was so deserving of the makeover and looked like she loved every minute.
Congratulations to Chloe Marsh, pictured above. Students from local schools had the opportunity to go to John Lewis and make dresses that they had designed. Of ten finalists Chloe, from Bradley Stoke school won the contest. The dress she had designed, as you can see was a masterpiece and she looked stunning in it. She looked like one of the professional models. Well done Chloe, hope to see your designs on the catwalks one day!
It was a fantastic evening with a great buzz and atmosphere. Holly and I really enjoyed ourselves. If you haven’t made it to one of the shows yourself yet. I highly recommend it to you.
Thank you very much to The Mall for inviting us to the event.
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