On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the ‘SS15 blue hues’ event organised by none other than Manchester Fashion Industry. In honor of the theme, guests were asked to dress in shades of blue – from turquoise to royal blue – and it was great seeing everyone’s differing style choices for the evening. In addition to being invited to attend the event, I was asked by the lovely Rebecca, owner of Esmie Style (Manchester’s newest luxury hair studio and sponsor for the event), if I would do a social media takeover – a sort of collaboration between her brand and my blog! I was thrilled, and more than happy to help her out. If Esmie Style isn’t on your radar yet, I can assure you it soon will be. Rebecca recently gave my tresses a good trim and I can highly recommend her salon. More on my visit to Esmie Style is coming later on the blog!
As I was assisting Rebecca, I got the chance to go backstage and witness the hard work and preparation that went into making the fashion show a successful event; the Esmie Style team were hard at work styling the hair; MUA’s were ensuring models were catwalk ready, and the events team was making sure the venue’s aesthetics were perfect.
Priya, who blogs over at Priyasvnsn, was also on hand to take snaps backstage so be sure to check out her blog.
|Esmie Style team creating gorgeous hairstyles|
|one of the finished looks|
I even got to take a peek at the fashion collections ready to be showcased on the catwalk!
The event took place at Manchester’s Restaurant Bar and Grill – somewhere I hadn’t ventured into before, but where I will most definitely be returning. The venue was the perfect spot for the event, and the restaurant’s terrace which created a stunning backdrop for the catwalk even more so.
My beautiful Sister was my plus one for the event; we both wore Asos – hers teamed with complimenting pastel shoes and I with metallic heels and statement earrings.
What we wore:
Up on the terrace we waited, enjoying the last of the day’s sunshine, for the event to start. The models did a run through whilst staff made the finishing touches to the catwalk.
|Esmie Style team
The lovely lady above is Amanda, who was doing illustrations throughout the night and I managed to get a shot of one that she prepared for Esmie Style. Isn’t it great!
The terrace quickly filled with guests who chatted whilst eagerly awaiting to see the collections about to be showcased.
The catwalk shows featured collections from Maniere De Voir, Esperar boutique and Goodwin Smith. Check out my Instagram page for videos from the catwalk and my favourite outfits!
After the fashion show was over we decided to grab a quick bite to eat before heading over to the after party. We only shared some starters, just to keep us going, but the food was delicious and I’m keen to go back for dinner one evening.
Then it was onto the after party which was held at The Milton Club, a venue I have visited a couple of times before for other events but this was the busiest I’ve seen it! The venue is a private members club and therefore it’s pretty luxurious. It was definitely a good choice and the music kept guests going until the early hours, no doubt. But, after being on our feet for a good few hours and with thoughts of an early Monday morning start at the back of our minds, we bowed out of the club a little before midnight, a bit like Cinderella, destined to go back to ordinary life.
|Rebecca with her very own Esmie Style inspired cocktail|
Thanks for having us Machester Fashion Industry, can’t wait for the next one!