For any regular readers, you will already know that I love local talent. In fact, even from starting wriitng at silverbrogues, local bloggers have been a huge support to me. So when I had the opportunity to take part in Belfast FASHIONWEEK’s Charity Challenge I wanted to use this opportunity to support local designers.
Four designers donated pieces from their current collection to my charity collection. The pieces were then sold off and the money was donated to Cancer Research. Have a look at each designer…
First up, Zoe Boomer. Drawn in initially by her prints and delicate fabrics, one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe is a dress by Zoe – it is my staple piece during the summer with heels or flats. Already supporting The Freedom Campaign, Zoe donated the Freedom vest. I paired it with this season’s pleats and returning cobalt blue. Unfortunately the added Nike New Balance trainers didn’t work on the night but the aim was to create an edgy look, sticking with the season’s trends.
This is another of my favourite’s from Zoe’s collection.
Next up, Sam Mercer. Selling her unique accessories in St George’s Market every weekend, she kindly designed and donated a quirky piece to accentuate the plaid pleat dress.
And to what I want to buy to update my accessories…
Roseanna McReynolds has a collection which epitomises my love of pleats, with each piece managing to look subtle and striking at the same time.
The trend continues at Roseanna’s online store, I love this dress.
Milk & Honey Boutique is a unique find in Fivemiletown. Focusing mainly on bridal accessories, Helen created this piece especially for the catwalk – the polka dot feathers gave the striking look needed against the black t-shirt dress.
And to my perfect piece – I would happily design my whole outfit around this!
Thanks to the local designers for their donations – I’ve added the links to each designer’s website so make sure you head on over to give them a bit of your support!