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Saturday, 31 October 2015

St Albans Fashion Week: The Fashion Show

I've had great fun this week getting involved with the SAFW team and helping out at Graceland.  But the best part of the week for me was being Front Row at Thursday's Fashion Show at St Albans Cathedral - Spectacular venue and worth every penny.

It's not until you see the "behind the scenes" activity that you suddenly realise just how much work and effort is put into, well lets be honest, a 2-3 hour event!

Great work and great fun!

Front Row on Thursday's night was fabulous, the line up included; Graceland, D. Copperfield, Marc Cain, The Cutting Room, Wharton Goldsmith, LK Bennett, Anna Burns, Purple Menswear, Cancer Research UK (Styled by Caroline Jones), Galio Jewellers, Gatsby and Miller, Cara London, Simply French, Menspire, Jigsaw and French Connection.

Here are some of my pictures from the night, but to see the professional ones, you really will need to head over to St Albans Fashion Week website, I'm sure they will be loaded up over the next few days!

So the runway started with Graceland, and these were my two favourite…


I loved the detail on this long coat - one of my favourite items of the night…



I was so impressed with Caroline Jones' Cancer Research UK set, that I have to give this the "best styled" award of the night!!  I really need to get more involved with hunting out fab pieces from charity shops, especially as the lady on the right is wearing all my Autumn colours!!

(Caroline Jones is the one on the left - you can donate to her cause, by clicking here).


Simply French is a new boutique I discovered this week, and I've met the owners Lesley and Norma at the Graceland event on Wednesday night - fabulous ladies!  The red skirt below was my "favourite item" of the night, I simply loved the detail and texture of this skirt - very sexy!



But the "best dress" of the night, and the one I know most ladies would have love to steal - had to go to the Alexander McQueen red dress, by Graceland.




And the venue, well that was stunning too!




WHAT I WORE

Well I knew I wanted to wear a dress, and with having the week off I had been shopping!!  I purchased this fabulous dress from Therapy by House of Fraser, I teamed this up with black shoe boots and I had a green/grey wrap which has a lovely brown fur trim, this was gifted to me for my birthday this year by my dear friend Naomi.


Image is from my Loved by Lizzi Instagram which you can follow here.