Clothes Show Live 2013

This year I made it to Clothes Show Live 2013 where they celebrated their 25th year!!

Clothes Show Live, held at the Birmingham NEC, is a huge fashion and beauty convention jam packed with lots of different brands, experts, catwalk shows and all round talent. There were cutting edge designers, highstreet, boutique and quirky market street stalls to shop at… so a little something for everybody. This was done over 4 days (6th- 10th December) and I went on the 8th Sunday.

After meeting up with Sindy and Nokhuthula at the press lounge, we headed straight to the shopping stands. So much was discounted so it was hard not to part with some cash. The perfect opportunity to get Christmas presents too!

Every so often casts from ‘The only way is Essex’, ‘Geordie Shore’ or ‘Made in Chelsea’  would just be wondering around right past me… as they do… followed by some screaming teens. How very bizarre 😮

Later in the day we made our way over to the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fashion Theatre where we watched an amazing 45min show hosted by Henry Holland. The theme was ‘Weekend in the Country’.
After a little talk by Amy Childs and Gemma, Union J opened the show! My seat had to be the best one in the house!

SCENE 1: The Arrival

 [Left] Dorothy Perkins: Faux Fur Hat
Judy Clarke: Tartan Jacket
American Apparel: Wet Look Body
New Look: Shoes
[Right] Jessica Few: Headpiece
Rhianna for RI: Tartan Jacket + Body
Beyond Retro: Leather Bag
Bordello: Shoes

Antony Price: Black Dressage Jacket, Satim Waist Coat + Shirt
Beyond Retro: Red Leather Pencil Skirt and Tie Centre

SCENE 2: The Spa

Sumarie: Swim Suit
New Look: Knee High Socks & Shoes

SCENE 3: Midnight

William Tempest – Jacket/Dress
Victoria Grant – Head Piece
Gil Carvalho – Thigh High Boots

SCENE 4: Sweet Secrets

  [Far Left] Nicole De Carle: Bra Set & Robe 
New Look: Heels
[Left]Nicole De Carle: Body 
New Look: Shoes
[Right]Nicole De Carle: Bra & Trousers
New Look: Shoes
[Far Right] Nicole De Carle: Night Dress 
New Look: Heels 

SCENE 5: Gatsby Gold

[Left] William Wilde: Dress 
New Look: Shoes
[Right] Manjit Deu: Gown 
New Look: Shoes

SCENE 6: Festival 

[LeftSiobhan Vondy: Dress
Vivian Nwonka: Headpiece & Earrings
New Look: Shoes

[Far Right] Zainab: Bra Top & Jacket
Asos: Dungarees
Tuk Shoes: Creepers
[Left] Vivian Nwonka: Hat
Lipsy: Denim Jacket
Siobhan Vondy: Trousers
Miss Selfridge: Rucksack
[Far Right
Vivian Nwonka: Earrings
Miss Selfridge: Leather Jacket
Nikita Karisma: Top
BeWorn: Shorts
Kat Maconie: Shoes

SCENE 7: Party Time

My New Look Monochrome Boots!
Hasan Hejazi: Fishtail Gown
Keely Hunter: Hat 
Hasan Hejazi: Catsuit 
New Look: Shoes
Ciate Calender £20, Models Own £10 (all), Carmex 3 for £5, Jelly Pong Pong £5 for 4 things, Elle goody bag £3.50, Other mags around £3.

Overall, it was a great day out. As you can see I didn’t buy any clothing items on the day but I did buy some beauty items and magazines to last me for quite a while. I am super impressed with the actual live show and the designs that were showcased. My weekend would have been so much better if I could have seen Paddy McGuinness  hosting the live ‘Take me Out’ ah well…

Sindy | Nokhuthula | Me

Did you go to Clothes Show Live this year?

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