Wednesday, 11 December 2013

CLOTHES SHOW LIVE // 2013



Bonjour mon petite amis!
First things first, massive apology for the huge delays in posting. I have been a horrendously busy girl revising for exams, preparing for endless controlled assessments and just the normal teenage girl problems that you don't really need me to go into...
BUT, I am back with a bang because I have a few posts up my sleeve that will be coming your way, the first of which is this one!
 
So last Saturday I headed off to the Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham and, forgetting about the annoying hoards of people that can't say excuse me (suppressing a rant right now), I had such a good time! I did lots of shopping, met a few celebs, saw some amazing collections by newly graduated fashion students and watched the fashion show which was by far the highlight of the day.
 
 



This was the Diet Coke Image Catwalk that hosted the mini fashion shows for the graduate fashion collections that I will post pictures of in another post as I took so many pictures because I loved everything so damn much!
 
 
It was amazing getting to see Henry Holland (he hosted the show) who has been a massive inspiration to me for so long now and we were so lucky to get such good seats! We were sat on the second row to the left of the stage (but I was very jealous of the people in the press section, they were face on and so close!). You may also recognise BB Kaye who starred in Dirty Sexy Things on E4 a few years ago, and Jade Thompson who won Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model a couple of years ago.
Not only were there so many gorgeous models, but there were loads of amazing dancers that made the show so much better! See if you can find any vids on YouTube!
 
I have only added a few photos of the collections themselves because I was too busy enjoying the show and our camera decided it didn't like photographing moving models so that's why they are not so great quality...
 
The Clothes Show often tends to focus of showcasing the massive trends of this year rather than predicting next season's trends but I think a lot of these styles will be seen next year.
 
 


This collection was a wintery dream of tartan, tweed and fur. Makes me feel all cosy just looking at it.
 
 
 
 
 


This collection reminded me of the sports luxe trend and the oversized, monochrome American football tees that everyone has been wearing lately and I am in love with the second guy's jumper, please Santa?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This section was a beautiful golden and glamorous mix of  shimmering sequins and lycra, delicious.
 
 
 
 
The next section was filled with sexy, sultry blacks, including lace, ruffles and fur. Giving me great dress ideas for Christmas and new years.
 
 
 
This collection was all about festival style and was probably my favourite. So much print clashing and iconic styling, just my cup of tea. Plus is gave me massive festival blues...
 
 
To finish off all the models showed off their toned tummies and amazing abs in a sea of burgundy silk and cream lace in the nightwear and lingerie collection.
 
So that was my day in (slightly terrible) pictures and I hope to one day be showing off my own designs and collections for everyone to see, a girl can dream.
 I hope you guys liked the post, let me know in the comments if you went and what your favourite bits were and also let me know what you want to see more of on the blog!
 
Mia x