A Girls Night in Ready for a Girls Night Out
Recently I began working at Debenhams as their part time personal shopper in Worthing. I’m loving it!
I have a Personal Shopper suite, a huge range of designers and a variety of bodies to find clothes for different occasions every day!
In order to let everyone know that this service existed we held a Girls Night In Ready for a Girls Night Out with a fashion show
on November 14th.
We donated 50% of ticket sales to the breast cancer campaign.
We sold over £170 tickets.
The Mayor of Worthing officially opened the personal shopping suite; having experienced the service earlier and wore the dress she got that time.
Discussing which way to tie the bow!
From left to right… Emma Sutherland, Gay Richardson,
Mrs Mayor, Ros Stanway – Store manager.
She then went on to model a Julien MacDonald body con dress with leopard skin belt later on that night.
The Mayor carried the matching leopard print shoes as they were a little too high for catwalk strutting, but you get the idea girls…match belt with shoes.
The other models were a mix of Style Me Confident clients who had been to the Debenhams personal shopping suite, Judy Nash the £500 competition winner & friends who were easily cajoled into modelling after being dressed with fabulous outfits from Debenhams by Gay.
I compared the two fashion shows to demonstrate that everyone whatever size, shape or age can look fabulous for any occasion
My dress was from Red Herring a sparkly black number with a playful hemline (short!) so opaque tights were essential for age appropriateness, the sheer sleeves + peter pan collar were enough of a nod towards 2011 fashion for a slightly older girlie. The shoe boots gave me some height and are also on trend
I had slightly altered the sleeves as they were completely split, showing way too much arm, so I sewed them up to the elbow – genius! My dark grey nail varnish lasted a day but I loved it!
Alison was one of the yummy mummy’s in a Manteray tunic which she would never have picked as it was patterned. Alison wore it as a dress with opaque tights and boots and carries a satchel bag – so up to date, comfortable and suits her down to a tee.
Then there was Emma, our second yummy mummy who wore the same tunic, as a tunic with jeggins and boots and a bright pink scarf to highlight the pink in the tunic. Emma also wore her much loved John Rocha cardy which is now her favourite. She is a closet cardy lover!
Amanda wore a fabulous John Rocha tunic/dress in autumnal colours which suited her warm soft colouring perfectly. Teamed with high heels she was ready for a night on the town.
Liz is all wrapped up for winter in fabulous Jasper Conran red skinny jeans; We layered her body with a rust toning T-shirt from Red Herring and a chunky knit cropped jumper from John Rocha- the finishing touch was a fur and cable knit scarf – nailing 2 trends in one go!
Alison showed the desk to dinner look is easily created by loosing the cardigan, changing the shoes and bag and donning jewellery – we loved the fabulous fuchsia coloured blouse (petite collection) – very on trend.
Maureen our gorgeous granny in her ‘best summer colours’ Julien MacDonald tunic teamed with John Rocha ponte trousers that are smart yet endlessly comfortable.
Judy was wearing a Debut long black and white evening gown with a front draped piece to hide any parts that didn’t want to be shown!
It’s all tricks ladies. It’s just knowing them!
The photographs were all taken by David Sawyer of The Photographer Many thanks to David.