I was lucky enough, with my good friend Amy, to go to the 2010 Style Birmingham event last weekend, hosted by the super stylish George Lamb. I had a brilliant day watching catwalk shows, doing a spot of window shopping and nabbing some great freebies too. The highlight had to be the Town Hall Catwalk show which presented a collection from Birmingham raised Osman Yousefzada who showcased some beautiful pieces as well as some of the best statement shoes I have seen in a while.
The catwalk also displayed pieces by French Connection, Mango, DKNY, Reiss, LK Bennett, Oasis and Motel as well as others.
Freebies included a largish sample of the new Marc Jacobs Bang Perfume, Jergens Naturals Mouisturiser, Lip Gloss by Collection 2000, Dove products, lots of Elemis samples and other treats.
A second Catwalk located in the Bullring, ‘the Show’ invited spectators to witness some of the most enchanting trends on sale this Autumn such as pieces from River Island, Zara, Karen Millen and Office. It saw exotic prints fuse with lovely lace pieces, asymmetric shapes with the futuristic, Faux fur, bold colours and print clashes not for the wall flowers out there. The show was brought to a dramatic finish with an in your face Circus styled runway piece.
For more details and pictures from The Show including a product list of all the items go to http://www.browsebullring.co.uk/theshow/
Whilst shopping I found a few things that I would be tempted to sell a relative for. Here are my some of my favourites
Boots by Alexander Mcqueen at Selfridges
Shoes Both Vivienne Westwood at Daniel Footwear
Shoes by L.A.M.B at Daniel Footwear