Last night I was kindly invited along to the Spring Fashion Fix event happening at my favourite shopping centre, Birmingham Bullring. Running from 12pm until 8pm, the day was centred around getting the four step Fashion Fix you need to be on-trend this Spring, whilst treats treats from your favourite shops and restaurants with bespoke offers and activities throughout the day.
Umberto Giannini were on hand throughout the day, offering complimentary appointments at their pop-up dry bar, which they offer regularly in-store for £20. The staff were offering fabulous hair-ups and blow-dry looks to those who'd been quick enough to snap-up a slot, and I chose to have an up-do just before the fashion show started. I am utterly useless at trying to do things with my hair other than straightening it, and letting it dry naturally, so this was a great opportunity to try something different. The stylist ran a French plait up the nape of my neck, backcombed the top up to Amy Winehouse-esque heights and then finished it all off with a classic top-knot. Pretty, huh?! Urban Decay were also offering make-overs, and the star of Nails By Rosie was show casing polishes from Topshop, Claire's and Urban Decay to create nail art inspired by SS14 trends, of monochrome, pastels and bolds.
The five key trends of SS14 are 'Pretty Things', featuring all things cute, floral and pastel; 'Sports Luxe', incorporating traditional sportswear styles and upgrading them for classy, everyday looks; 'Going Global', where tribal prints, interesting textures and clashing colours comes into play; 'Monochrome', the classic, reinvented for 2014 and 'Colour Palette', bold brights and crazy neons to carrying your straight through 'til Summer. There were several catwalk shows throughout the day, teaching you how to adapt the new season's trends to suit your colouring.
The super fantabulous Emily Jayne was also on hand for complimentary colour consultations, to get rid of the urge to wear black and grey all year round, find out which colours suit you best, and how to combine them for the perfect colourful capsule wardrobe. Turns out I was perfectly dressed to suit my colouring, as I fall between the Light and Soft palettes, which is conveniently perfect for this season. Emily also offers bespoke colour and style consultations from her studio; more details of which, along with lots of reviews, fashion news, and advice on how to wear colour can be found on her website.
It was such a fun night, great to catch-up with Emily and Alev, and the folks from Urban Decay in Debenhams, Hotel Chocolat and Kiehl's in Selfridges gave us some awesome goodies to see us into Spring, which I'll show you soon (apart from the chocolate...I kind of ate it). Also, can we all just take a moment to appreciate how much the male model looks like Dave Franco? Bravo Bullring, bravo!