The Clothes Show Live
Tuesday, 6th December came around and me and one of my besties headed to Birmingham for The Clothes Show Live. We had bought ourselves Platinum tickets (£39) rather than Standard ones (£27) as we wanted all the extras! When we arrived we collected our goody bags, which weren’t up to all that much really. Mine contained lots of free raisin cereal (I don’t like raisins), Nivea samples and a white T-shirt with red writing saying Let It Snow in a medium size (I’m a size 6). The best thing about the goody bag, apart from the map so we could find our way round the exhibits, was the fake nail kit.
I felt really overwhelmed as we walked into the exhibitors hall – clothes and make up EVERYWHERE! It was like heaven! I felt that the make up stands were better than the clothes ones as there weren’t many branded clothes, there were a lot of vintage-y and boutique-y type stalls where it was necessary to rummage to find the best things. Among the make up stands were Bourjois, Rimmel and my fave Benefit. However, I was quite disappointed with Benefit as they were only offering a couple of pounds off each item.
During the day there were catwalk shows hosted by Jeff Brazier (my friend was very happy about this!) and meet and greets with various celebs and non celebs. The first catwalk show we saw was the OK one which featured lots of different themes and some of Tulisa’s dresses that she had worn on the X Factor.
We were sat in the front row and the models looked amazing, they were so tiny and skinny it almost made me skip my lunch. But don’t worry, I did manage to wolf down a chicken burger and chips! However, I have decided I want to look for a personal shopper to help me find the perfect outfits to suit my body shape and size. I had so much inspiration from the catwalk, I want to switch up my style but I just need some expert help so I can do it right.
We queued for about twenty minutes to get into the Juicy Couture stall but when we got inside it looked as if it had been ransacked! There was no sign of any of the nice bags or the t-shirts, all we could find were velour tracksuits and huge bags in all sorts of lurid colours! We had better luck at the Paul’s Boutique stall which had another queue. I managed to bag a Large Maisy bag in Zebra and Nude for £30 which is just over half off the original retail price of £61.
|Paul’s Boutique, £61|
I absolutely love it as well! I had been wanting the cream and black Maisy for ages so when I saw this at such a good price I had to get it. Just the right size for fitting in all my essentials, this is some pretty eye catching arm candy.
|Ignore my goofy face, we’re looking at the hair extensions here!|