After setting off early Saturday morning and eventually arriving at Birmingham International, I couldn’t help notice the number of girls, mums and all-round fashion know-it-alls headed to the NEC. It was clear that the majority of people had planned the day’s outfit well in advance – whether they wore the latest leather cut out boots or a psychedelic crop top, everyone was dressed to impress.
As we entered the huge exhibition centre there were people buzzing around from one fashion bargain to the next. The Clothes Show wouldn’t be the same with the sheer amount of ‘fangirls’ for the numerous celebrities endorsing their makeup, hair and fashion brands. We managed to spot TOWIE’s Wright Family, Amy Childs, Romeo from So Solid Crew and Jamie Laing and Any Jordan from Made in Chelsea. All the celebs were surrounded by a generous helping of screaming teenage girls, eager to take a selfie with the star or grab an autograph on their clothing-averse 2014 calendars.
Elsewhere in the exhibition centre there were numerous other things going on. Barry M where selling £50 worth of makeup for £10 and there were numerous people running around trying to persuade you to get your teeth whitened as it was ‘get yours done and your friend gets hers for free’.
My favourite part of the day had to be the Britain’s Next Top Model Fashion show sponsored by Coca Cola. Not only was it great to see the models from cycle 8 and 9 strut their stuff, but more importantly they were showcasing the clothes from many fashion colleges across the country. It was good to see the upcoming trends from the ‘designers of tomorrow’ on the catwalk and the different concepts in each set of clothing.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend it to any fashion enthusiast or anyone who feels they need some winter retail therapy!
Here are a range of pictures from the day.