Me and my boys - such a great bunch and an absolute pleasure to work with!
A huge thank you to The Mall in Camberley for asking me to take part in your fashion show, it was a great day! A special thank you to both Sarah, Kim and Joanna for your support (couldn't have done it without you guys!), thank you to the lovely Faye for being a great blogger companion and of course my wonderful models - you guys rocked it! <3
Which outfit was your favourite? What trends are you loving for A/W?
*This post was in collaboration with The Mall in Camberley but I genuinely had a great day and all opinions as always are my own!
Me and the gang!
Last Saturday I was invited down to The Mall in Camberley to take part in their A/W catwalk show to showcase the latest trends available at the centre. I was asked to be a fashion expert alongside the lovely Faye from Scarlett and Me blog, together we picked out 24 outfits based arounds current trends from participating retailers such as Primark, House of Fraser, Monsoon, Blue Inc and a few independent boutiques situated within the mall.
A week prior to the event I headed to Camberley to meet Faye so we could pick out our outfits for our models, it was a challenging task as we'd never met our models so on paper we had their size and age but no idea of their dress sense etc, also my models were fairly young with most of them being teens so was difficult to dress in trends I would have normally put adults in. Me and Faye accepted our challenge though and went full steam ahead with picking out our outfits and had a great day.
On the day of the show I took my BFF with me for moral support as this was my second public speaking event in the last month (I recently went back to my college to give a talk on blogging to the students!) and I was so nervous! The MC Lucy who was on stage with us was so lovely and made it a really fun event. We did two catwalks, one at 12 and one at 2pm, the first one we were all a bit skeptical as none of us knew what to expect but by the afternoon catwalk we all had a great time!
Me and Faye each dressed our group of models and took it in turns to talk through our outfits including key pieces, price, retailers and any trend inspiration. We also finished the show with a male and female style wars where we had to dress our models in an outfit for under £50, Jay's came in at £45 and Tessa's £50 exactly. The audience got a chance to vote and Faye's model won - I have to say I loved Olivia's outfit though, check out the pictures below as she had the most amazing trench coat on from Primark at just £25 (might have to buy it!).
Check out some pictures from our day...
Lucy introducing me and Faye to our audience, eeeeeep it's showtime!
Talking through our outfits - love this French Connection khaki shirt dress!
Mine and Faye's evening looks - one is more party wear and the other more sophisticated, I'm a huge fan of both of these looks!
Holly working a laid back evening look, I loved this French Connection skirt - perfect party piece!
Ohhhhhhh Jay and Carl, where to start! These two boys made my day, they were absolutely hilarious and danced their way down the catwalk, I couldn't stop laughing (whilst trying to explain their outfits to the audience, oops!) - great entertainers!
Giselle wearing a stunning metallic dress from Primark (at just £12!) - perfect for the festive season! I had NO idea what to put Giselle in as I've dressed a 9 year old but I loved her A/W look!
My boys; Henry, Ben and Adi rocking their 'back to school/college' looks!
Me and Faye on stage with the lovely Lucy!
Jay rocking his budget look - the whole outfit came in at just £45, all from Primark!
Mine and Faye's style wars outfits!
Me and the lovely Faye from Scarlett and Me blog!