So on Sunday I was lucky enough to attend the Clothes Show Live for the 9th year in a row, only this time I attended as a member of the press rather than as a guest. This meant that I had excellent seats for the Fashion Show, and I was given permission to take photos of the exhibition, the UK’s largest fashion & beauty event.
The event was excellent, as always. It is a great girly day out featuring over 500 shopping brands, celebrity presenters, live performances, fast paced catwalk shows and inspirational hair and beauty demonstrations. My favourite part of the event is defiantly the fashion show itself in the theatre. The shopping is just an extra, but I’m not sure the price of entry is really value for money considering the show is only 45 minutes long, and the shopping doesn’t include many top end brands or designers. Most of the clothing stalls were selling overpriced market style clothes which were mainly ‘one size fits all’. But I did enjoy shopping in the beauty zone and looking at the independent brands, especially the jewellery. The beauty zone contained many big brands who were offering great deals and discounts on their popular products.
The fashion show was amazing. The theme this year was ‘Night at a Department Store’ where the models and dancers played the parts of shop mannequins who come alive once the store closes. There were 8 scenes, and lots of terribly gorgeous models. The dancing was fantastic and I loved the contemporary music that was used. I was excited to know that George Lamb was presenting, but was disappointed that he was only on stage for a maximum of three minutes at the start! Last year when Gok Wan was presenting, he put on more of a show and more effort into his role. The first performance by The Risk from Xfactor was kind of dull for me. But the second performance by Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls was amazing! I loved her dance routine and although the song was new to me, I loved it and it is now saved as a fav on my Spotify playlist.
The models were so gorgeous, and all the guys got lots of cheers if they were topless, and every time one of them ran off the stage into the crowd of screaming girls. The female models were equally beautiful and elegantly tall and slim, and looked so professional in their part. The models were all so good at dancing, the routines were full of energy and interaction between them. I loved it! My favourite model was Max Rogers, who I remember being at the last few shows as well! Yum. And Denzel Daniels is quite a hunk also. I recognised the main female model Leanne Hainsby from the Ministry of Sound ‘Pump it Up’ fitness DVD, but my favourite girl model was Jerry-Jane Pears. My favourite scene was the lingerie one, kind of kinky but it was so well choreographed. I also loved the ballet style dancing scene, so romantic! Check out my videos as well.
Clothes Show Live 2011 haul post coming soon!
So here are some of my own images from the day.
Loved her bum!
The lingerie performance was my favourite! Obv.
I also loved the wedding themed scene.
Free Haagen Dazs! Yum.
My video recordings from the Press Pit:
Her Majesty & The Wolves
Street Wear – Amazing dancing!
Did any of you guys go? What did you think? Will you be going again next year?