The afternoon started with Bellini’s whilst sat in Rizzoli’s and the sun streaming through the glass roof. How fancy does that sound? Well, as one by one the bloggers started to arrive we each got treated to a flavour of choice Bellini and our own section in the restaurant of Rizzoli’s chatting away and snapping photos of menus and drinks, mainly because Bellini’s are very Instagram-able, who knew? This was all in aid of the celebration of Nottingham Fashion Week. There was plenty to see and do including catwalk shows and the beauty bus which I shall talk about more later.
This event was organised by the lovely people at Intu Victoria Centre and the next part of the day was in the throw of things. On a backdrop of the latest trends was going to be a fashion show every hour. We were able to watch one showing new pieces and the Spring trends being sold at the Victoria Centre. These included embroidery, fuschia and frills along with how to style the pieces again with different accessories to make an outfit go from daytime to evening.
The show was great to watch and take photos of to remember the key items I would like in my wardrobe. The fuschia jumpsuit was an absolute favourite of mine, being wearable, bright and how it could be dressed up or down it would certainly suit my style. Another was a piece on show behind the models, a jacket from River Island featuring embroidery and stripes.
When the fashion show had finished we again had the opportunity to take photos of the pieces and ask questions about anything we had seen. It was here when we also got photos taken of ourselves by the ‘paparazzi’ a great addition to the event on a busy Saturday.
Next on the agenda was our Fashion Challenge. We each picked out a ticket from a lucky dip attached to a gift card for the Intu centre. Our task was to use the gift card to purchase an item linked to the phrase on the ticket. These phrases included Seeing Red, Nautical Stripes, Ruffles and Frills amongst others. I pulled out Ruffles and Frills and was very happy as I love the trend right now. We had just over 30 minutes to complete the challenge so three of us grouped together to name the shops we were going to visit and head to each. Yes, we actually had some form of tactics. It’s serious business when you have a time limit on purchasing clothes.
After a quick run around we each found a piece to match up with the cards given and were happy with our purchases. We then took them back to meet up with the others at Handmade Burger Company which we were again very much treated! Over burgers, fries and a gin and tonic we chatted and showed each other our items. Some girls had bought shirts, some scarves and some lipsticks relating to their red or pink theme.
Once the day had finished we all went our separate ways, a couple even going back to use their remaining gift card. I can say that it was so far the best Bloggers Event I’ve been invited to and wish to thank the organisers at Intu Victoria for bringing it together.
If you went to any of the Nottingham Fashion Week events, let me know and tag your blog links below. I’d love to see them!
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