If there is one place that I’ve always dreamt of going it would be London Fashion Week and at some point it will happen but for now I was jumping for joy when I was kindly invited to the Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Live event at intu Metrocentre. It’s an annual event that takes place in the Town Square hosted by BBC Newcastle’s Anna Foster where my favourite retailers including New Look, River Island, Topshop, Lipsy and many others showcase their new season fashion to give us regular Joe’s some fashion inspiration for the warmer months.
Before working at New Look myself I always had such a boring style that mostly consisted of jeans and slogan tees however this year I have been experimenting with my style and it was refreshing to see a range of styles on the catwalk too – I have fell head over heels in love with the co-ord sets, bright colours and pastel florals!
As soon as I arrived at intu Metrocentre, I found the catwalk was decorated as if you were walking into Alice in Wonderland’s tea party with flowers, lovely decorated chairs and a pastel pink telephone box that was perfect for upping your Instagram game.
Before the fashion show started, there was a chance to get a hand massage from Molton Brown and take a look at some new makeup releases from Kat Von D as well as mingle and chat to other bloggers. I attended the event with Alice, Amy and Rebecca. There were little canapés and chocolates from Thortans as well as an assortment of refreshments for us to dig into. There are so many places to eat and drink at the Metrocentre nowadays that I still haven’t worked my way round the food court yet.
The evening consisted of some amazing fashion pieces however my highlights included the gorgeous Ladies’ Day outfits from Lipsy, the animal-esque trend from River Island and all the stunning, pastel themed accessories from Accessorize. As well as seeing the new trends from a handful of brands at intu Metrocentre; Winston, Churchill and Sam were our four legged friends for the evening. The three cute dogs were from Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter and was also give the chance to strut their stuff across the catwalk too. It was unbelievably cute!
I’ve included a bit of a wish list below of a couple of the pieces that I like from various different stores some of which were featured on the catwalk.
If your anything like me and fancy a bit of a spending spree this weekend, don’t forget to grab yourselves a Fashion Live leaflet from Customer Services where you can find all the details of the stores that will be offering discounts across the next couple of days.
You can catch Fashion Live at intu Metrocentre Town Square (outside House Of Fraser):
Friday 11th May: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Saturday 12th May: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sunday 13th May: 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm
Make sure to follow #intuFashion for all the gossip from the weekend too.
Are you going to have a look at what’s trending this Spring/Summer? Let me know if you head to the intu Metrocentre to see one of the shows.
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