West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK SS/16

Hard to believe sitting out looking at this dull miserable day the catwalks are welcoming the new lines that will be hot this spring/summer.

This coming March sees West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK launch into their 21st season, with even more exciting new events to suit every fashionista in Belfast. If last seasons is anything to go by its going to be a super jam packed week of fashion fun.

It all kicks off on the 10th of March;

heres a round up of what you can expect to see from this seasons West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK…

All Day ‘CUTTING IT’

Thursday 10 March 2016
Creative Consult, in association with Belfast FASHIONWEEK, will hold a full day of seminars and workshops exploring routes into careers within the fashion & costume industries here and abroad.

Book via style@fashionpharmacy.com or Tel: 028 9042 1509.

Designer Boutiques & Local Designers

Thursday 10 March, 8pm
Always a hotly awaited show with collections which continuously wow, this runway will showcase collections from Grainne Maher and her Fashion Vault plus Nor Lisa as well as boutique collections from a myriad of locally owned, independent boutiques including Blush and Jourdan from the Lisburn Road, Diamond Dolls in Banbridge, Spoilt Belle Boutique in Magherafelt, Lotus boutique in Holywood, Sarah Alexandra Boutique in Newtownards & Ariana from Lurgan.

Together these boutiques will showcase a huge range of international labels and boutique design houses.

Venue: BFW HQ, 11A Bruce Street
Ticket Price: £20 or £30 Front Row
Tickets: 028 9024 6609 or via links on www.belfastfashionweek.com

High Street Heaven

Friday 11 March, 8pm
This show is always the first to sell out – and no wonder, with hot looks from the high street’s biggest and busiest stores including Next, Warehouse, Remus Uomo, Superdry, M&S, Oasis, DV8 Fashion, Jigsaw, Karen Millen as well as Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Designers at Debenhams and Miss Selfridge from CastleCourt, (among others).

With fashion that’s fun, affordable and available right now, this is the show for the super shopper among you.

Venue: BFW HQ at 11A Bruce Street
Ticket Price: £20 or £30 Front Row
Tickets: 028 9024 6609 or via links on www.belfastfashionweek.com

The Original Fashion Souk comes to BFW

Sat 12 March, 11am – 4pm
Got some unworn or previously loved clothes you’d like to sell? Want to pick up some super stylish bargains in pre-owned designer, vintage and top end high street clothes? Join us at the BFW Souk.

Call 028 9042 1509 or email cathy@cmprireland.com for more details.
Venue: BFW HQ, 11A Bruce Street

Sushi Saturday “The Director’s Cut”

Saturday 12 March, 2pm – 4pm 
Fashionistas love the uber-chic Sushi Saturday event, hosted at Belfast’s infamous Asian inspired restaurant Zen, Adelaide Street.  The perfect event for those who cannot make the catwalk shows, the “Director’s Cut” showcases the best looks from across all shows at Belfast FASHIONWEEK, while guests enjoy West Coast Cooler cocktails and a sushi-filled, Asian afternoon tea.

Whatever way you describe it, this is the perfect afternoon out for the girls – and you can book in tables of twos, fours, sixes or eights – so get your glam on and get booking.

Venue: Zen, Adelaide Street, Belfast
Ticket price: £30pp including a welcome cocktail and Sushi platter (all dietary requirements catered for) as well as the show.
To Book: Call 028 9042 1509

Fashion and Retail Awards with very best FASHIONWEEK Fashions

Saturday 12 March, 8pm
To mark the twenty-first season and  ‘coming of age’, West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK has brought back the Fashion & Retail Awards – 21 in all – as a celebration of where we’ve come over the past decades as well as taking a look at the future of fashion.

The awards are open to all retailers, e-tailers and designers who make or sell fashion, accessories, footwear and lingerie – from multi-national stores to designer boutiques and independents – even charity, vintage or second hand shops. They’re also open to models, merchandisers, managers and bloggers from the wider fashion and retail industry.

There will be fashion shows from Victoria Square featuring the Sunday Life//West Coast Cooler COVERGIRL finalists plus the official West Coast Cooler bloggers collection including ASOS, Zara, Topshop and more and finally, we’ll have the Fifty Over Fifty collection for 50+ fashionistas.

Venue: BFW HQ at 11A Bruce Street
Ticket Price: £20 or £30 Front Row
Tickets: 028 9024 6609 or via links on www.belfastfashionweek.com

Style Sunday

Sunday 13 March, 2pm – 5pm
This glamorous four course gourmet luncheon, which is run in association with Action Cancer, accompanies trend forecasts and a mini fashion show from designer boutique Candy Plum as well as a mini masterclass from FASHIONWEEK’s hair and make up partners.

Deanes at Queens chefs will choose the very best of locally sourced produce and deliver a delicious meal while experts, including hairdresser Brenda Shankey and make up artist Oonagh Boman, will speak on how to make your hair and make up look fantastic throughout the winter.  Fashion will include labels Milly, Pimko and Marc Aruel from Candy Plum boutique in Hillsborough.

Venue: Deanes at Queens, Belfast
To Book: Call Deanes at Queens on Tel: 028 9038 2111
Price: £45pp including a welcome cocktail, a glass of wine, and a delicious 4 course lunch as well as the show and a generous goodie bag.

This is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and fresh West Coast Coolers  Belfast FASHIONWEEK.

will you gals be attending?

Get tickets here … http://www.belfastfashionweek.com/

speak soon,

lotsa love

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west coast cooler FASHIONWEEK.

A few weeks ago I shared with you what was gonna be happening over Belfast fashion week

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this weekend I was lucky enough to be given tickets to attend the catwalk shows on Friday and Saturday.

Highstreet Heaven

&

EXCEL clothing.

held at the quaint quirky little location of LIFE church Belfast, I was welcomed by an array of sparkly lights and letter lights…

my favourite I know!! 🙊

as well as a complimentary glass of west coast cooler and a jam packed goody bag I was a happy little gal before the show even began!!

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Friday nightHIGH STREET HEAVEN

I was super excited for this one as I am a poor little high-street obessesor I knew I would want everything from this

…I was right.

some of the shops featured in this highstreet show were:

  • REMUS UOMO
  • BOUX AVENUE
  • DV8
  • DIAMOMD DOLLS
  • NEXT
  • SUPERDRY
  • DEBENHAMS
  • MISS SELFRIDGE
  • DOROTHY PERKINS
  • TEMPEST
  • GEORGE @ ASDA
  • M&S
  • SAVIDA @ DUNNES STORES
  • OASIS
  • WAREHOUSE

the name of the event well and truly was fitting. the beautiful models sampled some of the best AW trends around right now. I adored all of it including some of the models….

but I have to say I was truly impressed by GEORGE at ASDA and SAVIDA at DUNNES.

 

gorgeous right?!

for my look I opted for my new trench style coat from http://www.missguided.co.uk and a classic black leather trouser, black blouse & knee high boots.

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Saturday night – EXCEL CLOTHING

fashion retailer http://www.excelclothing.com brought a lot more of the finer and original pieces to the catwalk. Showcasing brands such as:

  • DKNY
  • TIMBERLAND
  • MICHAEL KORS
  • TED BAKER
  • C/MEO COLLECTIVE
  • REPLAY
  • ARMANI
  • HUGO BOSS
  • CALVIN KLEIN
  • TOMMY HILFIGER
  • FRENCH CONNECTION

some timeless beautiful pieces from all designers, I particularly loved the cameo kissland dresses and playsuits. not to mention the cutest little kids in the world doing such a fab job showing their outfits off and the male models….

Did I already mention that? 😏

 

 my look for this night was based around my beaut new fur gilet from TK MAXX, misguided trousers, ZARA cami & justfab laceup heels.

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there you have it gals, my looks & some fab looks from the WESTCOAST COOLER BELFAST FASHIONWEEK. for fashion lovers like me it is a perfect evening out, I couldn’t recommend it more! roll on March…

speak soon,

lotsa love

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