Sunday, 25 September 2011

Harvey Nichols Fashion Show - The M Shed

I've been a bit slow to write this up, but last week I was invited to attend the Harvey Nichols Fashion Show at Bristol's newest stylish venue - the M Shed.  I was really excited to go, as although I've been to fashion shows before, they've not been as glamorous affairs!  I went with a good friend of mine, and although we'd made an effort, we were clearly under-dressed for the event.  Skinny jeans, ballet pumps and a nice top were not going to cut it with Bristol's fashionista crowd who were out in force and dressed up to the nines!  I was glad I'd had time to do my face properly before I went.  The other attendees were seriously dressed up - I saw one girl being helped to walk by her male companion, so high and teetering were her choice of shoes.  Seriously, I've never been in the presence of so many fashionable people, and I loved it!

Shopping list at the ready...

The venue was fantastic - the M Shed is a great addition to Bristol and the event was held on the top floor which seemed to be custom made for a fashion show, as well as having stunning views all over the city.  Well dressed men served perfectly chilled champagne to the guests - and they went around topping up glasses to make sure our thirsts were quenched!

The fab view from the M Shed

Enough about the attendees - on to the clothes!  We really enjoyed the fashions which were a range of ladies and mens clothes.  There were a range of designers on show including DKNY, Jimmy Choo, MaxMara, Louboutin, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Nichol Farhi, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Miu Miu, Gucci, D&G and Micheal Kors - a treat for fashion lovers, a a bit different from the last fashion show I attended were brands included Dorothy Perkins and M&S!

Amanda Wakeley halter neck chain top source

My friend and I both agreed that the Amada Wakeley clothes on show were our most covetted, inclusing on orange halter beaded dress, which unfortunately is a budget busting £2,775 and a fantastic black, halter neck chain top which came in at a possible to save up for £295.

The themes shown included winter coats in bright colours, military, shawl style and shearling, a heavy does of 1940s glamour, bright, jewel toned clothes - perfect for colour blocking, masculine tayloring, fetishistic elements and party clothes.

Just some of my shopping list...

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the show itself, but I've come away with a long shopping list of designer wants - I'd better get saving if I want any of them!  I think a lot of the styles will translate to the high street, and I definitely have my eye out for a bright coat.

I did take some pictures of the fabulous goodie bag I got - lots of interesting samples in there and some candles in a stylish box!  It's always good to walk away with a goodie bag!

So all in all, it was a fabulous, fashionable and glamorous evening.  My friend and I drove away, safe in the knowledge that we had been at the most glamorous event in Bristol that evening and with a very long shopping list!

Thanks for reading! xx


Cherry said...

What a great event!

Sally said...

I went to this with a couple of work friends, thanks to you mentioning it on your blog! We wouldn't have known it was happening otherwise. Also came away with a long shopping list.

StyleFrost said...

love fashion events like this, sounds amazing! x

TheBristolBeautyBlog said...

@Cherry - it was fab! x

@Sally - glad you enjoyed it! There were so many nice clothes there! x

@StyleFrost - I feel there should be loads of events like this - it was really fun! x


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