Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cabot Circus Fashion Weekender… Part One

Dorothy Perkins S/S 11 at Cabot Circus

Dorothy Perkins S/S 11 at Cabot Circus

So those of you who have read my Something for The Weekend post this week will know that I’m currently typing this in the Blogger Louge under the glass roof of Cabot Circus as part of their S/S 11 Ultimate Fashion Weekender. Every season shoppers are treated to a weekend of discounts and catwalk shows and I was lucky enough to catch the first show of the weekend, featuring Dorothy Perkins, Thomas Pink, Hobbs and Urban Outfitters.

Regular readers will know how much I heart Spring/Summer as a season – I’ll be hitting the shops myself after posting this – so I was excited to see what the high street has to offer for the months ahead. One of my favourite looks from this morning’s show was by Dorothy Perkins, who nailed the 70s hippy look with palazzo pants, wide brimmed floppy hats and chiffon blouses. The printed Mad Men style dresses would be perfect for a picnic in the park and the vertigo-inducing cork heels are great for leg lengthening – if you can walk in them, which kind of rules me out of purchasing a pair.

Hobbs worked the Parisian chic look and Thomas Pink put on a fab menswear scene which I would reccomend to all my female readers – I’ll put some photos up her later incase you don’t get to see the show. Another look that got my pulse racing was the finale by Urban Outfitters, below.

Urband Outfitters S/S 11 Cabot Circus

Urband Outfitters S/S 11 Cabot Circus

Urban Outfitters always has a shabby chic look going on and their outfits today were no exception, with 80s style knitted jumpers for the men, and ripped denim and oversized tees for the girls. The ‘De ja Vu’ t-shirt and tube skirt combo was my fave look so if you’re planning a visit to the store this afternoon I’m afraid you’ll have to fight me for it!

I’ll post again soon with more pictures and info from the show, but for now let me thank the team at Cabot Circus for a fab, if slightly intense blogging experience, and remind you that all the catwalk shows are free and there are discounts and competitions aplenty so come down and take a look at S/S 11 trends for yourself.

Something for The Weekend… Oxvamp and Cabot Circus Fashion Weekender

Geek Chic at Cabot Circus

Bristol is catwalk central this weekend, with not one, not two but three days of fashion shows! First up is the Oxvamp event which I mentioned last week. The event has already sold out but if you didn’t manage to get your hands on a ticket fear not – Ship-Shape will have plenty of info and pics from the show for you to enjoy next week.

Next up is the Cabot Circus Fashion Weekender. This two day event starts at 11.30am tomorrow and runs across the weekend, with nine catwalk shows taking place under the famous glass roof. The shows will take place throught the day and there will also be beauty demos and dsicounts gallore for Cabot Circus shoppers.

There will no doubt be vintage, clashing brights, florals and 70s inspired looks to drool over, with Urban Outfitters, New Look, Harvey Nics and River Island just a few of the stores taking part. Last year was a blast so I’ll be back with my camera and taking over the Blogging Lounge during one of the shows on Saturday, tweeting about the best looks and of course writing a blog too : )

All the shows are free and you could bag yourself some bargains to boot so what are you waiting for? For more info about the Fashion Weekender visit the Cabot Circus website and for all you need to know about Oxvamp, check back here in the next couple of days. Have a great weekend!