Thursday, 16 February 2012

Spring Fashion Show 2012

I haven't posted in over a week (smack my hand) as i have been extremely busy and had really annoying shifts at work. Excuses aside, i have lots of gossip and fashion to make up for it! Last Wednesday i attended The Spring Fashion Show 2012 which was held at The Pitcher and Piano bar in Manchester, and is in it's third successful year now.

The show is really good as it allows new designers who are trying to get their name out there a chance to show off their designs and get free publicity. The show is sponsored by online fashion magazine Urban Coco and online fashion store Fashion Pony with all profits going to Oxfam! 

So me and my friend Mel who is a freelance photographer (see her blog here) made the scenic journey from Sheffield to Manchester and managed to get loads of fab pics from the night.

We arrived quite early, so had a bit of time to kill before the catwalk show started. We had a mooch around all the individual stalls, and here i am holding one of the gorgeous t-shirts from the burlesque/vintage inspired boutique Pretty Disturbia.

Mother Said is a quirky jewellery company where they make message in a bottle necklaces. You can even e-mail them with your own personalised messages!

 L'Atelier is a contemporary clothing boutique who had some gorgeous pussybow blouses and lacy feminine dresses. See their collection here.
So after resisting buying anything (my lack of cash was the only reason for this!) we then had a sneaky peek backstage which was ridiculously hectic, and i'm pretty sure we wasn't supposed to be there but no-one told us to leave so hey-ho and here's some of the looks the models were rocking...

First pic: Love this models hair so much here! So quirky and cool and definitely an achievable look (just need a big can of hairspray).
Second pic: Magical under-the-sea inspired make-up looked fab on the catwalk, but may need toning down slightly for us normal people.
Third pic: Exaggerated feline flicks and razor sharp cheekbones was another hot look the models were rocking, giving an edgy, cool attitude.

There were ten collections from new and emerging designers who had travelled from all over the country to show-case their designs at the SFS (Spring Fashion Show). So i have a few pics of my top 3 favourite collections from the show, but you can see all the designers' collections on the official SFS website here.

Lauren Wroe

Rianna Phillips


All in all it was a great night with a fab atmosphere, and there was plenty of trendy Manchester fashionistas who gave me lots of inspiration for my own outfits. Here are a couple we especially loved and the stylish front row on the catwalk... 

CC x


  1. I love the 'under the sea' make-up! And the message in a bottle is such a cute idea!

    Natalie x
    Trying To Make Fetch Happen

  2. love this collection and those backstage pictures! nice blog also! you now have a new follower! wish you can check out my blog too! i would love to hear your opinion!

  3. I love the long plait with the fuzzy bottom! I'm definately gonna try that on my hair! :)
    Emma xx