A: On Sunday, my friend Helen and I did something super exciting – we traveled all the way to Birmingham to go the The Clothes Show at the NEC! Now, I’m sure you’re all fully aware that I love clothes. New, old, vintage, flowery, velvety, glittery… the list goes on. So I was pretty overwhelmed when we arrived (obvs after running to find the loo cause I was desp). For those of you that have never been, The Clothes Show takes up 10 (?!) halls of the NEC, and has different areas of shopping; the Designer Outlet, Hair & Beauty, Boutique, Cheap & Chic and Vintage. As if that isn’t enough, there’s also different fashion shows happening all around the event, masterclasses, tutorials and of course, the main Fashion Show in the Fashion Theatre. We had tickets to the main event for 10 am, and arrived just in time to find our seats, get comfy and open our food stash (consisted of Skips and Jaffa cakes – the perfect way to make yourself feel better whilst watching super fit and healthy models fling themselves all over the catwalk). The show was introduced and presented by Rick Edwards and Jim Chapman (yay for vloggers!), and the first performance was from a girl called Bella Mac. She has the most amazing voice, I’ve searched all over the net for a video but can’t find one – but seriously guys keep your ears pinned back for her. Next was a ‘group’ called Stereo Kicks (I accidentally kept calling them Studio Kicks cause I had never heard of them lolz – sorry to any die hard fans out there), who were terrible (soz again to the fans…). I cannot stand boy bands, but the teeny-boppers obvs went cray for them. And then it was onto the main event, here’s a few photos I managed to take but they really don’t do the show justice. The clothes, the choreography, the music really was so amazing. If you even have a slight interest in fashion and ever get chance to see this show, you should go. I’ve seen it 3 times now over the space of nearly 10 years and it has stunned me every time.
Oh hai Jim Chapman.
Those furry trousers!!
Now the Clothes Show is also kinda famous for it’s Beauty goody bags. Most companies there offer them, and with the likes of Rimmel, Barry M, Fake Bake, W7, Model co…. and so many more showcasing, it’s really hard to choose. But I went for a Barry M goody bag, which cost me £10 and a W7 one – which were buy one get one free for £10. So here’s what I got!
I won’t go through all of the details of each product because there was so many and this is already a pretty long post – but if you want to know about any of them, please just ask in the comments 🙂
p.s there was an extra lip bomb in the W7 bag – Chloe has already stolen it though.
Have any of you guys ever been to The Clothes Show Live? #twolittleowlsblog