We had tickets for the discount shopping, VIP fashion show and a goodie bag
What to wear to a fashion event was a huge dilemma! I settled on this outfit as I heard gothic looks were in, and there were lots of girls wearing leather skirts, shorts and leggings. I'm sooooo glad I didn't wear heels though because the shopping area was huge.
Leather miniskirt - vintage
Leopard loafers - Primark
Cape - New Look
Clip on Earrings - Jon Richard at Debenhams
The catwalk show started at 8pm and it was RAMMED! There was a great atmosphere, although I did get upset when a security guy tried to split Sarah and I up!
Then Tulisa came on and sang a set. She said she had tonsilitis but she was fantastic! I was doubtful before I went along but she can really belt them out. I loved her dress, but not so much what the backing singers were dressed in. To find out more about her dress and set, I think this news article sums it up well!
The fashion show
Here are some of the looks I was most interested in for A/W 2012
Navy - there was lots of navy blue and deep purple rather than black for dresses which made a refreshing change. Lots of either very sleek or very over-exaggerated shapes also.
Wools! I love a woolen coat and there were lots of them, and wool trousers too. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for some herringbone wool trousers now.
Gothic - there were lots of brocade patterns and gothic looks in the show, including on the back of tights.
Volume - I loved the volumous dresses and puffball skirts, with layers of sheer and different textures, also feeding into the gothic look