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
|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!|
|I WANT IT ALL!|
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