If you are a frequent reader here at silverbrogues, you will know I love a few things in the world of fashion. I love quirky – things that are wearable, but a little different. I love local – it is so important to support local talent. I love styling – I could spend hours looking at pictures in magazines and online, and mixing and matching; trying new out outfit combinations. I love a good bargain. And I say ‘love’ a lot!!
I was recently set a challenge by Cathy Martin at CMPR, the very busy lady in charge of the hardworking team behind Belfast FASHIONWEEK. After spending many years in the audience, last year I worked behind the scenes at FASHIONWEEK (you can read a little about it here). This year, I intend to go back behind the scenes (more details will follow on this year’s shows), but I will also be part of the catwalk collections too. I’m beyond excited!
I have teamed up with Cancer Research (thanks to Avril at School Gate Style for the referral!) to style ten outfits selected from their charity stores, ready for your Spring/Summer wardrobe. After the show, the outfits shown on the catwalk will be available to buy in the charity’s pop-up store.
This is way out of my comfort zone – I love personal styling but when I completed my styling course, this was the part I found most challenging. I know what clothes suit different people, I can work with your wardrobe to help you feel good about your clothes and yourself, I’ll encourage you to take a chance and try something new, but when it comes to focusing on trends to create a look, I run away a little scared – but then I come back with my take on it;)
So what is my take?? Well, for that you will have to wait and see, but it is not just about mix and matching clothes to make an outfit, it’s about making your wardrobe wearable, making it style that works for you!
But for now, I’m off to empty the bags of goodies I have gathered, wait and see what happens…!
If you would like to buy tickets for this event, head on over to West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK (keep Friday 21 March free!!).