WOW!! I've finally managed to surface after experiencing the Clothes Show Live event yesterday!!
We started the day by getting up at 5am, not too good for me, I'm not a morning person! We managed to leave the house at 6.30 after dragging my GD, Beth, away from the hair straightners and the mirror !! My eldest daughter Pru drove us to the NEC in Birmingham and we arrived at about 10.30, having sailed round the M25 in record time , only to get stuck by a lorry accident ( no visible casualties) on the M40.
Beth had never been before, unlike Pru and myself who are virtual veterans, having gone as members of the public since it's first show in London and then shown there with our own Snowboard Label. For Beth it was like walking into a fashion sweet shop, her face was a picture as she couldn't wait to get into spending mode!!!
Pru and Beth spent a happy time indulging in buying goodie bags of makeup, face packs , underwear etc. I, on the other hand spent the day looking for the 'grown up clothes', a definite sign that the 'old girl' is getting old!!
We managed to sneak away to a quiet place on the concourse to have our lunch where Beth emptied the entire contents of a morning's frantic shopping over seats and floor! revelling in the joy of every single purchase, as only the young can!!
I took the opportunity to take some pics of her outfit, as the ones I took before we left home were a bit dire!!
In the afternoon we continued with the serious mission of shopping, and still unable to find the perfect item for me I stumbled on what I can only hope is the perfect xmas gift for my OH, (no nothing to do with this pic, just me trying a bit of motion photography) I can't say more on that now but I will put up the pics after xmas, if it's a success, I hope!!
We finished up the day with the final highlight, for me, the Catwalk Show, and what a show it was too!!! Amazing!! We were treated to a surprise appearance by Shane, winner of the last series of Pop Idle, which was the icing on the cake for Beth. and of course serious eye candy with the muscly young men strutting their stuff on the catwalk and running amongst the crowd.
It has now become such a big event that it plays host to 30,000 visitors a day and the Fashion Theatre is as big as the Albert Hall!
All together we had an amazing day out with the three generations of us enjoying ourselves like only best friends can! And it has only strengthened Beth's resolve to become the next Stella Mcatrtney!