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It’s Norwich Fashion Week!

Posted on March 8, 2015

Hi Guys!

Forget London Fashion Week, it’s now Norwich Fashion Week!! 😀

The fun kicked off on Thursday evening with the opening Retailers catwalk show, where local companies sent the best of what they had to offer down the catwalk. I was very excited to have VIP tickets and hopped along to the show with my BFF Laura. In the VIP area an amazing thing happened, I tried a glass of wine and I ACTUALLY LIKED IT. The bar were serving coffee based alcoholic drinks, but I don’t like coffee, so I reluctantly went for a wine, knowing I wouldn’t like it either, but then some sort of magic happened and I drank the whole glass without grimacing! It was a revelation! I contacted the lovely guys at Grey Seal Coffee who kindly let me know the wine was Lynton White from local Mark Lynton, so I need to track it down now.

Anyway I digress, the show was fantastic as expected, and it was great to see a mixture of bigger and smaller companies represented on the catwalk. I’ve included some of my favourite looks below –

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The boys all looked fabulous, of course. I loved the sleek suits from House of Fraser.

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I just knew I’d love what House of Fraser had to offer for the ladies too – and I did! There were some fantastic floral prints coming down the catwalk, and the most beautiful pleated skirt.

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And lastly Jarrold, I loved all of their looks, with lots of spring pastels, clashing prints and fun accessories – check out that holo clutch guys. I was really impressed.

…Fast forward to this afternoon (Sunday, in case you’re reading this later) I headed into the city again with Laura for the second scheduled show – the Vintage Show held at Norwich Puppet Theatre. The Puppet Theatre was a bit harder to find – thank God for google maps – but we got there in the end, and it was a complete contrast to the previous retailers venue. Hosted in a converted church, the Puppet Theatre was the perfect setting for the Vintage Show, we sat on an old style theatre, watching the models from the front row. I loved the intimate yet relaxed atmosphere, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the show… but we’re a bit surprised by the ending though!

Here are a few of my favourite looks and collections –

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The Frock Spot showcased some amazing vintage wedding dresses – my favourite was the tea length satin number on the far right – beautiful!

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I also fell in love with this exquisite 1950’s evening dress from Retreat Vintage. It was covered in the most beautiful intricate beading.

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I should also mention that the Vintage Show had an oriental theme, there were some fantastic oriental style looks on show.

proudlock-and-harry-underwear

And there were undies! I loved the contrast of lace and rubber – very 50 shades! I’d never heard of Proudlock & Harry before, but they’re a boutique lingerie store on London Street, I’ll definitely be giving them a visit!

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And the show ended (rather surprisingly) with a burlesque dancer. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite prepared for her. She was literally right in front of me, gyrating and spinning and she was just AMAZING. I was mesmerised! (She had some nice undies on too!) I’m afraid I don’t have the name of this burlesque beauty but I’ll add her link when I find out!

So far we’ve had a fantastic time, there are two more main shows to come next week so keep your eyes peeled for another post! xxx

Norwich Fashion Week Opening Show!

Posted on March 10, 2014

Hi Guys!

I was so excited to be invited to the opening show at Norwich Fashion Week last Thursday! I’ve never been to a proper fashion show before, so to be invited as a VIP was amazing! I took my friend Claire and we arrived early for pre show drinks then sat in the front row (oh yeah!) to watch the awesome show!

The Retailers Show was the very first show to kick off Norwich Fashion Week, it included twenty five collections from local retailers and high street stores, including John Lewis, Jarrold, Vanilla and Ginger.

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There was an ongoing theme of big hair, bold colours and prints for the girls. Monochrome was also a popular look for spring summer.

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And I couldn’t write this up without mentioning the boys! The above outfit from Philip Browne Menswear definitely stole the show and the model was greeted with cheers and wolf whistles as he strutted down the catwalk in his bright floral tracksuit! It looks like beards are in for spring summer too, with most of the male models sporting impressive facial fuzz. As well as that, the boys walking for Philip Browne and Jarrold both had bare feet showing off painted toe nails. I think this is really fun but I’m not sure if it will catch on! 🙂

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I took some selfies with Claire but my face seemed to look weird on all of them so shoe selfie it is!

ted baker floral dress

Some of my favourite outfits were from John Lewis, I think they did a fantastic job! The above outfits caught my eye as I love the summery floral print, I hunted down the dress online and it’s by Ted Baker. You should definitely check out their current collection, there are some gorgeous pieces!

fashion week goodie bag

And just to top it off I was given this fab goody bag from Jungle PR – thank you so much!

Inside were a whole load of goodies from some of the participating retailers, including a picture frame from John Lewis, a mini Marni perfume from Jarrold, Marshmallows from Macarons & More, a scarf from Vanilla and Barenaked Noodles from Naked Food 🙂

Next up we’re off to the Designers Show on Tuesday evening, so I’ll report back mid week!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx