Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Birmingham Style Live Highlights

 The Harvey Nichols hub

Style Birmingham Live made it's mark across the centre of Birmingham last weekend, for an exciting three day event. We'll be posting everything that happened, exclusive interviews and the best places to be.

 The Mailbox offered goodie bags and the chance to get tips from the latest MAC Autumn/Winter trends. We also visited the exclusive VIP lounge where special ticket holders could take a break from shopping to sip champagne and celebrate over the more than generous VIP goodie bag, which contained a range of the best beauty products. As well as all this, shoppers could seek out the Elemis double-decker bus, which held facials and treatments for only £10!

The Bullring treated the shoppers over the weekend to 'The Show', as the Bullring magazine was brought to life to showcase the latest pallettes and looks for Autumn. The models were styled with makeup from The Body shop and high hair from Regis at Debenhams, as well as wearing outfits from the new additions to the Bull Ring: Forever 21, which is the first store to be opened in the UK, boasts a total of 3 floors of luxurious clothes, as well as Thomas Sabo the glamorous jewellery brand and the much loved Lipsy.

Selfridges also celebrated the style of Birmingham by making the department store the ultimate destination. The store offered a range of exciting events such as a exclusive fashion parade, personally customised Tshirts at Ralph Lauren, and live DJ sets from the latest up and coming artists. From masterclasses in grooming to photographing and shoe story telling to free boxes of Krispy Kremes, Selfridges really impressed us.

With a Starbucks coffee in hand, hunting down the best back-stage interviews

22 models reveal Autumn/Winter trends from over 30 of the best retailers
 The Style Birmingham Live Catwalk was held within Birmingham's Town Hall, with a total of 13 glamourous catwalk shows for the audience of fashion followers to enjoy. We saw 9 of the biggest A/W trends for women from Grunge Glamour to Boho poets, more than enough for every type of woman you want to be. The men didn't miss out on staying stylish either, as each catwalk featured well styled outfits for both sexes. There was also an exclusive collection of lingerie, the crowds went wild as the men strutted their stuff in their boxers.

George Lamb in his role as the presenter of the event
Honestly, we have to admit the highlight of the day was meeting the television presenter, George Lamb.  We loved his style and are excited to write up the interview, as many people have told us they're eager to read it. We chatted about his debut clothing line, his opinions on style, and most importantly, what he eats for lunch.

Osman Yousefzada
Birmingham's own Central Saint Martins Graduate, Osman Yousefzada showcased a collection formed for the Fashion In Motion live shows at the V&A museum earlier this year. Osman answered our questions about the collection, and told us about the woman he designs for, how he made it as such an inspirational designer and even what he has in store for Spring/Summer 2011.

Luckily, we caught the next big name in hairdressing, Warren Holmes, as he takes a break from Nicky Clarke's London Salon for a homecoming to Birmingham. We found that the most important part about this man is that he is genuinely incredibly enthusiastic about hair. He has styled hair on catwalks from Chanel to Armani, and we have an exclusive interview for you about the hair trends featured on the Style Birmingham catwalk, as well as the up and coming hair trends for Spring/Summer 2011.

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