Monday, 14 September 2015

Velvet Fashion Show

You might remember me mentioning this event previously on my blog. I was really looking forward to attending, and it definitely didn't disappoint. I already cannot wait for next year. After arriving at 7pm, and being presented with a glass of bubbly, both Georgia and myself were very ready for a bit of shopping before the show began. I fell a little bit in love with them most incredible cardigan from Five Six Blue which might have to be on my birthday list!

After browsing the pop-up shops (a fantastic idea I think), we headed into the barn itself. The venue was absolutely unreal, and fit the theme perfectly. It was literally gorgeous, and so well done up by the team. We took our seats, and Gemma took to the stage to welcome everyone and explain that they were raising money for Arthur Rank Hospice, a very good cause.

The music began, and the models came out one by one. The first thing Georgia and I noticed was the incredible hair!!! It looked amazing, I was so envious - there were so many styles that I'd absolutely love to recreate. Plus, the hair and makeup really suited the theme too. The first half of the show was called "The Enchanted Forest" and these were more general looks created by a number of different contributors including Martha V and Lilac Rose.

After a short break, the models got their glad rags on and we saw some of the most gorgeous eveningwear I have ever laid eyes on. Velvet magazine is based in Newmarket which is obviously a well-known racing hub and I could totally see some of the outfits being perfect for race day, and there were lots of different outfits for occasions like a ball, or a wedding. The White Company displayed some more casual evening wear looks perfect for cocktails with the girls, whilst Burr Bridal showcased the most gorgeous dresses, ideal for bridesmaids! I really enjoyed this part of the show - it  left me wanting to have an occasion to go to to wear such a lovely dress...

I woke up on such a high after the Velvet Fashion Show and I am so excited to go next year! Such a fantastic evening organised by such lovely people at CubiqDesign. If you are a Cambridge blogger or local to East Anglia, you should definitely have a little look at the Velvet Magazine - I love reading it, and it's free too which is such a bonus!

Roll on next year!
Have you ever been to a locally organised fashion show?


  1. Wow, I loved pretty much everything from those photos of the pop-up shops. That pineapple dish would be mine! What a beautiful venue for a fashion show - I bet it was a treat!

    Rachael at

    1. I brought a gorgeous pastel scarf!! And that pineapple dish is firmly on my birthday list - only £9!!! What a bargain. It was such a treat - come next year! XXX


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