Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Clothes Show Live 2011

I had the pleasure of going to the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham today, and although I didn't have many photo opportunities (the clothes distracted me) I thought I would share with you a few that I did manage to take whilst waiting for my friend to get her makeup done by the Benefit makeup artists, subsequently making us (fashionably) late for the live catwalk! For those of you who haven't heard of/attended the Clothes Show, picture rows and rows of stalls selling clothing, makeup and accessories, a few hundred girls in heels hoping to be spotted by model scouts and the odd sales person telling you about their latest killer deal through a gramophone, and you pretty much have the event in a nutshell!
Unlike when I went to the Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Live Tour last month with a press pass, I was there on a school trip so unfortunately was slightly limited by time, however enjoyed myself nonetheless. I didn't make many purchases as it is coming up to Christmas and I am yet to buy my family their presents (panic) however I couldn't resist the Models Own stand, where you could choose three products of your choice and then receive a mix of twelve other Models Own products for ten pounds. I chose three nail varnishes which I was so chuffed with, as usually three Models Own polishes would come to fifteen pounds - the extra things were just a bit of a bonus; I may do a little review post soon to show you properly. Also on offer were bags full of Rimmel or Barry M products for ten pounds, Illamasqua products for a fiver, and all sorts of other tantalizing deals  - it took a lot of control for me to not get sucked in! I got a few other goodie bags and freebies (can't resist a freebie) but nothing to write home about, and have definitely decided that if I get the chance to go again next year I will save up and make sure I have plenty of money to spend so that I can make the most of the endless shopping opportunities available!
The live catwalk was amazing, and we got the chance to see Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model winner Jade tearing it up again (saw her previously at the BINTM Live tour which I posted about on my previous blog), BB from TV show Dirty Sexy Things and Kirk from TOWIE to name drop a few! Hosted by George Lamb and stylist Grace Woodward, the show was a combination of stunning models and supremely talented (and supremely good looking) dancers, all rolled into one big spray tanned eight pack extremely enjoyable performance, and for me this was the highlight of the day. 
If any of you get the opportunity to go the Clothes Show next year I would definitely recommend it, just make sure you take plenty of cash so you can take advantage of the deals! A quick thank you to all of you who have followed Fashion Junkie, and don't forget to enter my giveaway where you can win £35 worth of amazingness from ELF; details on how to enter are here. 




Anonymous said...

im hoping to go next year when i do my gcse textiles course. Im so excited as every other blogger or youtuber who's gone and said it was incredible!!! Only a year to go. hmmph.

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice! x

p.s. I'm having a giveaway from This Is Transition if you'd like to check it out. :)

Unknown said...

Oooh sounds like a fun day, I was invited to go but had to work. I love Models Own so that stand would've been perfect for me!

Carmen said...

Wish I could have been there :D
Nice blog!

Jessica Harlee said...

OMG! I went to the clothes show too, awesome wasn't it! said...

It looks like this was an interesting event. Sadly, I was too busy to visit it. Well, I'll try next time.

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