Gin And Glitter

For years the famous Clothes Show Live was held in Birmingham but fast forward to 2017 and it's now coming to my hometown of Liverpool with a whole new look and name - the British Style Collective. The lovely ladies over at Good Results PR invited along the bloggers of Liverpool to get a feel of what's to come in the 3 day fashion festival in July.

And if this event is anything to go by, the festival is set to be an event absolutely not to be missed! The festival will consist of fashion shows, catwalks, dance performances, talks by industry experts (Jo Elvin, Megan Ellaby and Olivia Purvis to name a few), stalls of all your favourite high street brands and plenty of food and drink!

The teaser blogger event was hosted inside the beautiful Oh Me Oh My, by the Albert Docks in Liverpool. I still hadn't got round to paying this venue a visit so was so happy to see it was the location of this event - the interiors are stunning and from what I tasted from the menu, I definitely want to go back! There were delicious canapés of bruschetta with caramelised onion and goats cheese, amazing gin cocktails on arrival and halloumi burgers (which I demolished in 5 secs so no photos of that). 

The event was hosted by fashion journalist and TV presenter Antonia O'Brien who was wearing the most beautiful bedazzled dress i've ever seen. She talked us through the up and coming event and what to expect then did a quick interview with hairdressing experts and absolute #couplegoals Andrew and Liz Collinge. I go past the Andrew Collinge Graduates hairdressers on Bold Street all the time so it was amazing to see the man behind the business in the flesh! They were both so inspiring discussing their brand and family can read more about their inspiring story on their website here.

I also got attacked by glitter a glitter makeover by Wish Upon A Sparkle, I was going out that night so I wanted my make up a little more snazzy and I think it looked so good and would not go out of place at a festival or party this summer.

Upstairs was where all the goodies were to be found and the kind gals behind the event filled up a huge goodie bag for me and all the other bloggers. We also had the chance to go up and chat one-to-one with Andrew and Liz Collinge and get some expert hair styling tips - which is always good for me as I don't really have a clue how to style my hair. Some stylists from loved&found at John Lewis were also there to show us some current pieces from different brands, explaining how they want John Lewis to be a place where young people want to shop and not just for special occasions but somewhere they can shop for everyday wear. I fell in love with the above pieces and will definitely keep them in mind for future shopping trips!

I thought I'd add a quick snap of my goodie bag, for those that like a little nosey! It was SUCH a generous amount of things, from Pixi & Petra primer, to Liverpool gin, and Lambrini (wth!), nail stick ons, some new products from the new Andrew Collinge 'Co' range, Accessorize jewellery and more - I felt spoilt! I also got to take home my own handmade corsage (which i'll probably give to my mum) that I made with the help of two lovely staff from Abakhan, a leading UK habardashery company. You can expect all these brands and more to be at the festival this summer!

The British Style Collective will be taking place over 3 days in July from the 7th-9th and you must not miss it, it will be the fashion event of the year in Liverpool. Get your tickets here now.

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