We all know Fashion Shows are one of the most coveted events of the year, so Cosmopolitan really got it right when they added the Catwalk Fashion Show to their #FashFest line up for Day 4. With everything from cosmos (obviously) and sliders being served to skin consultations, makeovers and spray tans the start of the evening set out some super high standards.
Invited as a VIP blogger for the evening, I was lucky enough to attend and enjoy along with some of the UK's most inspiring blogger babes - think Mel from Media Marmalade, Naomi from Two Shoes One Pair and Dunya from Dearest Deer. Oh and not to mention my girl date for the evening, the lovely Laura from TinyTwisst.
After a few rounds of pink fizz in the VIP area, and watching the pretty perfect Millie Mackintosh work the red carpet like no other, we were swiftly ushered backstage for a sneaky preview of the stage and seating area. As makeup was being finalised and the models were glued to their phones, as I was quite clearly pre-show scanning the rails, it was quite possibly the calmest backstage in the history of ever - well done Cosmo, it must say a lot for your organisation skills!
For the show, we were table 88; The Blogger Table. Situated right at the end of the runway and a stones through away from the likes of Millie Mackintosh and Laura Whitmore, we had a pretty great view.
After pouring a few glasses, flicking through Cosmopolitan Fashion and taking obligatory pre-show pics (yes that is the back of Laura's head up there), Laura Whitmore took to the stage to introduce the show and Krystal Roxx to the DJ Booth. After a fantastic performance by the girlband MO, the collections commenced, trend by trend.
But with me being me, by far my favourite collection of the night had to be the ultra feminine and a little bit retro ladylike looks. Midi hems were flowing and just the right amount of sequins were in sight. I am completely taken with the faux fur trims, pretty heels and strangely enough the neutral pastels. I definitely know what will be on my shopping list this autumn.
Did you pop along to the show? Stay tuned for Part 2 to see what I wore...