Birmingham hosts another fashion event!
The first weeks of fall have been a fashion enthusiast’s dream here in Birmingham: first there was the Harvey Nichols fashion show mid-September, followed by Style Birmingham at the end of September and the latest event being the Midlands Fashion Awards last Friday. The downside of attending all these events is that they stoke desires to go shopping; I say downside, it's really a darn good glorious excuse to buy new clothes, bags and shoes such as these Forever 21 heels, which are 'new-in'.
I started blogging roughly this time last year and whilst I've always had a penchant for shopping and fashion, I never really immersed myself in to it apart from a couple of trips a month to the Bullring shopping centre and avidly reading Vogue and Instyle . Since the inception of my blog, however, I've also been making a conscious effort to attend as many local fashion events as I can (local because it’s cheaper); initially to inspire my blog content, but more recently to support my additional ‘venture’ as a Fashion Stylist. Attending these events has given me the opportunity to socialise, network and mingle with other Midlands peeps that have a stylish disposition.
The Midlands Fashion Awards, hosted by ITV presenter Lucy Kite, was held on the 11 October and took place in the Penthouse within the Loft Lounge (a city centre bar). It’s an event that celebrates independent and emerging fashion designers and provides a platform for designers to gain exposure and recognition for their work.
As well as admiring all the fashion being showcased at these events, I occasionally find myself in ruminate thought about two things as the models strut their stuff down the catwalk: 1) why can’t I be taller with legs up to my armpits and 2) how amazing it would be to have an ounce of creative design talent to be able to design and make clothes for me and others to wear. Once I've finished self-deprecating for five minutes, I’m able to get on with enjoying the show. Here are a few snaps from the evening:
ONE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Pink PVC Skirt H&M
Shoes FOREVER 21