Sunday, 7 December 2014

Clothes Show Live - My experience!

On Saturday 6th December at 7am, I set out for my annual trip to the Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham.  If you've not heard of the Clothes Show before it's basically an explosion of fashion shows, everything hair, beauty and clothes with a massive amount of stalls where you can buy everything a girl could dream of! It costs £30 a ticket but you can pay a little more for a platinum package which includes a Clothes Show bag with a few goodies in it and better seats to the fashion show but personally, I don't think it's worth it.

The Clothes Show has become a little tradition now that me, my sister and mum all get incredibly excited for as we're all a little beauty obsessed and love a bargain or ten! We had booked our seats to the fashion show for 11.15am so we could get it out of the way before we shopped 'til we dropped.  The show was presented by Rick Edwards and before the show starts they always have a singer/band play.  On Saturday, it was Jetta who I had actually never heard of before but she was fab and I reckon she'll do really well once she's a bit more established.  The show itself is always incredible and I'm completely in awe of all the amazing models, dancers and carefully put together outfits. The photos I took aren't the best as we sat quite far away! I do think this show was the worst I've seen compared to the last three years but it was still enjoyable.

After the fashion show was over, we had a bite to eat in the food hall. There are literally so many stalls to choose from when it comes to food but make sure you bring a million pound with you as the food is terribly expensive! I had a pizza and a pepsi which came to a whopping £12 but I guess it's expected in places like the NEC.

Next was my favourite part - the shopping! I walk around the stalls in such a haze as there's always people jumping out at you trying to convince you to buy their product. The stall holders will literally just grab you and start crimping your hair/swatching a foundation etc - sounds crazy but it is actually so fun and most of the time I do end up buying their products. Haha!

Some stalls to name were Models Own, Rimmel, Barry M, Carmex, Diet Coke, Laurens Way, Public Desire, Flamingo Candles, Bare Minerals, Boo Tea, Candy Kittens.  There's such a wide range of products to choose from but I usually stick to the hair/beauty stalls as the clothes are mostly quite cheap, market type stock that looks like it'd be ruined in just one wash. Most of the stalls will offer generous discounts and goody bags which is the main reason I like the Clothes Show so much if I'm being honest.

You are guaranteed to spot so many celebrities at the Clothes Show - mainly TOWIE/MIC stars and Peter Andre is there every single year! As you can see from the photo above, I managed to get a quick photo of Lauren Goodger and Amy Childs who both looked so gorgeous and seemed friendly enough.

Alfie Deyes made an appearance and did a little Q&A on one of the stages too and Fleur De Force was also there having photos taken with fans. Fleur's husband Mike was watching her as she posed for photos and my Mum had a little chat with him and told him how much she loved their wedding and then proceeded to tell him she was going red as she feels embarrassed because she knows him and he doesn't know her - haha! Mike was absolutely lovely though, so down to earth.

After our arms and legs were aching, we called it a day but not before treating ourselves to a milkshake whilst we gossiped about our day and discussed which were our favourite buys!

I'll show you everything I bought in a haul tomorrow which will one hundred percent make you want to attend next years Clothes Show! Let me know whether you went this weekend or whether you're going tomorrow or Tuesday.  If you've already been, what was your favourite part?!

4 comments:

  1. I always miss out on going, i NEED to go next year it looks amazing!
    xx
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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    1. You should definitely go! You won't regret it :) xx

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  2. I've never heard of this event before but it sounds like so much fun X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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    1. It's sooo good! You need to go! :) xx

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