Archive for the ‘Fashion Dates’ Category
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Yes that’s right, Sheffield city centre plays host to Vivienne Westwood’s amazing designs from May 29th to the 21st of September 2008 at the Millennium Galleries.
Vivienne Westwood is one of the most influential designers in the fashion industry and whilst being exceptionally famous in the 70’s for her punky designs she now seems to be popping up everywhere because of her success over the last 30 years. One of The V&A’s most popular exhibitions has been on tour since 2004 and this is the last time it will be available to see in the UK so get down to the Millennium Galleries ASAP.
Tickets cost £6 for adults, £4 for concessions, £1 for children and during the off peak hours of 2-5pm on weekdays it’s just £4 for adults. Visit the Millennium Galleries website for more information on the exhibition.
Saturday, May 31st, 2008
You may have heard about the launch of London Jewellery Week from the publicity it’s got from fashion print but if not, check it out now.
The first of its kind, The Coutts London Jewellery Week brings together jewellery exhibitions and catwalks, jewellery sales and auctions with food and drink to celebrate the status of the city’s world-class jewellery designs. Combining some of jewellery’s finest brands such as Garrard and Swarovski, The Coutts London Jewellery Week is one not to be missed.
It’s held in London between the 11th and 15th of June 2008. Visit the website for more information about venues and tickets.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
Matthew Williamson has had a career of ten years in fashion up to 2007 and to celebrate his success the Manchester born designer will have a retrospective of his work held at the Urbis Cathedral Gardens.
Apart from featuring iconic dresses designed for celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue et al. You will see Williamson’s sketch books back from when he was a student and learn the process and use of pattern, print and colour centred around four main themes: Colour and Psychedelia; Hyper-nature; Global extravaganza; and Lifestyle.
Visit the exhibition, between the 27th of March and the 21st of September 2008 at Urbis Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG. Visit Urbis online for more information.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
Exciting news … Banana Republic has ventured across the pond to open its first store in the UK, in London to be precise.
Like many American stores, once you visit a brands shop in America you long to continue shopping there when you return home. Sadly most of the great brands and designers are American based so you can’t. Banana Republic was one of those for me. With many celebrity fans amongst them, fashionista’s including Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon this brand is sure to be popping up over all the elite fashion print so look out for its designs.
The new store which is open now and is the flagship and only store in Europe, is located at 224 Regent Street, London, W1B 3BR. Visit Banana Republic online for more information.
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Kurt Geiger has teamed up with Stella Magazine to host an exclusive reader event held on Wednesday the 2nd and Thursday the 3rd of April 2008.
The exclusive shopping evenings will consist of enjoying champagne cocktails while browsing through the latest collection along with an exciting 20% discount available and a free fabulous goody bag.
The events will happen between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday the 2nd at the South Molten Street branch in London, the White Chapel branch in Liverpool and the Queen Victoria branch in Leeds. Then the Thursday the 3rd events will happen at the Kings Road branch and Regent Street branch both in London and the St Andrews Square branch in Edinburgh.
To be in with a chance of gaining a ticket call 0844 848 9393 or visit kurt geiger online for more information.
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Style In The City is coming to Birmingham and is taking over the city centre from the 3rd to the 6th of April 2008. Unlike most fashion events it will be spread amongst the centre in Centenary Square, The Mailbox Shopping Centre, Harvey Nichols, The Bullring Shopping Centre, Selfridges, Adidas, Pavillions Shopping Centre and House Of Fraser.
What will happen? Aside from the many pampering opportunitys in different stores you will have the chance to see two theatre shows, one catwalk show hosted by Kelly Osbourne and the Trinny & Susannah style academy presented by Littlewoods Direct. Plus a Christopher Kane goody bag, free beauty gifts from brands such as MAC, a complimentary glass of champagne and fashion forecasting sessions with models, stylists and buyers.
Book your tickets through the Style In The City website. VIP tickets which are tickets for all visitors are £25, Gala Evening tickets are £45 and Platinum entry is £65. Visit the website for more information about the event and about the tickets.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
How exciting as I said in another blog, Betsey to me was not well known, it was only because of the many magazine pictures with Betsey clothes on American stars that I knew about it.
Now it’s become one of my favourite designers and I am ecstatic that there is a 20% voucher available to print out on the website to take in and use in the Covent Garden store in London. Browse online to see if you can find anything you fancy then either phone through to ask if the store have it or take a risk and be in with the chance of being inspired by something else. They have plenty of accessories and bags in the store I love this Betsey Johnson Bow Clutch pictured here. Online it’s available for $98.
The 20% off voucher is available online under exclusive-London store promo on the main page and is valid on full price merchandise excluding accessories. It expires on the 31st of March 2008.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Yes that day came, the day when I realised I would not have to fork out for a plane ticket across the pond to the States just to get to my all time favourite store Anthropologie because as of now it’s available online.
The Anthropologie style is very cute, floral and elegant. In keeping with this seasons fashion check out this Buoy Belle Sweater available online. The nautical numbers can be found all over and I don’t deny how great they are but this embroidered sailor style cardi is so cute and so perfect for spring and summer.
Visit Anthropologie online to view the cardi priced at £65.46 and to see the super sweet collection available.
Monday, February 11th, 2008
Celebrate London Fashion Week by visiting the Warehouse store on Argyll Street in London on Wednesday 13th February.
As part of the celebration Warehouse will be offering a free glass of bubbly while you shop for your perfect Valentines date outfit. Along with the champers you’ll receive £10 off if you spend £50 or £20 if you spend £100 on full price merchandise. To add to your excitement pick up a free goody bag with your purchase (available while stocks last). So go ahead and enjoy!
The store is open from 10am until 8pm and champagne is offered after midday to all those over 18. Visit the website for more information.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
To showcase the new spring/summer 2008 line, Topshop have teamed up with Elle magazine.
Three exclusive shows will offer Elle readers an intimate insight on the new collection, 20% discount on Topshop merchandise, cocktails and canapés with an exclusive goodie bag to top it all off. The Topshop events will happen at the London, Oxford Street store on the 13th of February, in Manchester on the 19th of February and in Dublin on the 21st February.
Tickets cost £10, but that is redeemable against purchases made on the day. Invest in your copy of Elle for more information or visit Topshop online. Tickets are limited so get them before they go.