Wednesday, 28 September 2016

AW16 Preview Night with Intu

Hey gals,

Last week I was kindly invited to the Autumn/Winter VIP Preview event at the Intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham. It was such a cute and creative event, and there was everything, from an arts and crafts table to a Benefit Brow Bar, not to mention the main event, a fashion show with some of the most gorgeous models I've ever seen! - I'd grab a cup of tea (or gin) if I were you, this is gonna be a long one!

Flower fairies assemble!

I was joined by these gorgeous girls for the event, (from left to right) Sarah from Sarah Deluxe, Rebecca from Rebecca Jayne and my number one gal pal, Tiffany from Frost in Space. (I'd say we were the definition of squad goals, don't you think?)

I met Tiffany in Leicester and we drove up to the event together - after a quick coffee pit stop, an in-car spruce and LOTS of chattering - and upon arrival, we headed straight for the prawn crackers and refreshments. (10 points if you guessed we headed straight for the food.) Thaikhun provided a delicious spread, and there was a choice between alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. I obviously went for the alcoholic option, which was really yummy and instagram-worthy.

Thanks Nathan for making them look all pretty for our photos!

Drinks in hand and a few thousand prawn crackers later, Tiff and I headed over to the cool little craft table, and with a little a lot of help from Amy from SuperSuperHQ, we made some pretty darn adorable Autumnal flower crowns and then took a few selfies!

Twinning with Tiff AKA FrostInSpace

The full gang had assembled by the time the fashion show began, and although I unfortunately didn't get the names or phone numbers of the beautiful models, I got lots of photos of the key pieces! The show was hosted by John Lewis with the girls showcasing Modern Rarity's new collection, and the male model *swoon* wearing some really smart Reiss pieces. (Not to be confused with the peanut-butter & chocolate candy Reece's Pieces - Two very different things)

Everyone fell in love with this gorgeous turtleneck jumper (£190)

The sequin skirt (£120) was my favourite piece, caught the light so beautifully!

After the fashion show we had a little explore of the beauty stalls, Lancome, Liz Earle and the Benefit Brow Bar. While Tiffany "got her brows did" I had a chat with Laura from Benefit about her essentials from the collection. I've now got my eye on the Precisely my Brow definer pen to replace my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz as it's nearly empty. EEK!

I WANT IT ALL!
It was fab to have a proper chat and catch up with Rebecca and Sarah, both whom I'd met at the East Midlands Meetup (post here) but hadn't spent loads of time with. (Yay for blogger friends!)
The event finished with a little raffle to win some Benefit goodies, and sadly none of my besties won, but the adorable Ellie from Unique Love Style managed to bag herself a prize!

(L-R) Rebecca, myself and Sarah!

All in all it was a fab event, big thanks to Cartwright Communications for inviting me, Intu for hosting and Amy and Claire for making it such a fun evening! I even went home with some cute goodies from Søstrene Grene - which is a cool Danish homeware and nick nack shop in the same ilk as Tiger and Ikea.

Hope you're still with me after that loooooong post! Do you have your eye on any of the Modern Rarity pieces? I'll definitely be popping into John Lewis soon to try a couple on!!


Thanks for reading your Dose of AW16 Fashion




16 comments:

  1. Ahhhh this looked like SO much fun! Gutted I missed out! So jealous at the flower crowns haha!

    Kirstie xx

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    1. A Dose of Chatter3 October 2016 at 12:43
      It really was! Haha thanks I think I'm gonna wear it all the time, feel free to borrow whenever you wanna feel like a pixie princess cxx

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  2. This looked like so much fun! I think I recognise you from the Lush Leicester event? Apologies if you weren't there! I stumbled across your blog via Behind The Scent :) x
    www.elliswoolley.blogspot.com

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    1. It was such a cute event yeh! Ooh yes I was there!!! So you're a Leicester blogger too? Hopefully I'll see you at a meet up or event soon lovely :) xxx

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  3. omg this looks so much fun!! Those flower crowns are so cute!!! xox

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    1. Haha aren't they adorable? I want to go to a festival just so I can wear one!
      Thanks for stopping by lovely :) cxxx

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  4. It looks like you all had such a wonderful time, I really wish I would have been invited along to this event. Such an awesome blog post babe :)

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com || www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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    1. It was the most fun! I've just seen you're from Liverpool, I really hope we get to do an event together soon babes! Do you do more northern ones?xxx

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  5. It sounds like such a lovely event! Love the fact that you went for the food post; prawn crackers at an event is my kind of an event! Squad goals definitely! Great post lovely :) x

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was! And haha I'm a foodie before anything else!! Ate soooo many of those things too... and aw thanks we made quite a team yeh! Lots of love xxxx

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  6. Such a cute event with a lot of great creative pieces :)

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    1. Wasn't it just!! Really want that wool jumper but I can't justify £190 on it right now!!! Loves cxx

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  7. Can we go back so I can eat all the snacks again? Love getting shout outs in your blog! xxxxx

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    1. Yes yes we should make a trip especially to Thaikhun I think heheheh. Everything for da prawn crackers. You're the main star of my blog posts mate ;) xxxxx

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  8. This looks amazing! I love the sequin skirt, it's so pretty. Would be lush to wear at Christmas parties etc.
    Great Blog post :)
    xx
    kezlablogs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's amazing isn't it! Be perfect for so many occasions this season, I agree ❤️ Glad you liked it lovely! Thanks for taking the time to comment xxxx

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