Sunday 22 March 2015

Chic Networking Fashion Show

Last Sunday was quite a day of partying, as prior to the Iceberg Vodka party at Playground, I was fortunate enough to attend the Mother’s Day fashion and lifestyle show at Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel which was held by party and event experts Chic Networking* . They put on an absolutely amazing event as usual, and I felt like a very lucky lady indeed to have two events on one day. As a fashion and lifestyle writer, the most pressing concern for me was of course exactly what I was going to wear!  Luckily, I had invested in a gorgeous mint-coloured coat from Zara a couple of days before the event. I cannot walk through the doors of Zara without spotting something I want to buy, I am sure you all agree with me on that! The good news is this coat came in at an affordable £40 which I was pretty impressed by as it looks designer. Teamed with the coat I threw on my Boohoo dress which is becoming such a staple piece for the events I attend. Split to the thigh on one side, it is a classic black dress with just a sprinkle of allure. 

I love this mint green Zara coat for springtime.

The glamorous crowds arrive! 

Cupcake heaven! 

Arriving at the fashion show was exciting as everybody was wearing such chic outfits. I really enjoyed style-spotting. The Hilton looked stunning, with fairy lights and balloons festooning the staircase to the fashion show.  Since I was on the press list, we did not have to wait and we were whisked upstairs after being given cute VIP wristbands. Upon arrival, we were given a fab Chanel goody bag, containing all kinds of samples, chocolates and vouchers. Inside, the venue was bustling with fashionable people, and there were sumptuous cupcakes everywhere! There were interesting stands to explore, such as The Organic Juice Company, Blankstone Opticians who kindly let me try on some gorgeous Chanel shades and Elite PN, a company who deliver delicious meals to your home or workplace. Yum! The Iceberg Vodka bar was proving popular, with delicious cocktails being served to thirsty guests.  I had lost my voice, so networking proved rather difficult, but at least my sore throat gave me a good excuse to indulge in a few more cocktails!

 Chanel overload!

Amanda Harrington and Jade Ainsworth looked stunning as they posed with the Elite PN boys!

 Delicious canapés.

 The Iceberg Vodka bar kept everybody refreshed.

Cute gift bags for the lucky guests.

A stunning hairstyle by Easilocks 

The fashion show itself was amazing, with a brilliant set by DJ Mark Armstrong getting the crowds into the party spirit. The sweeping white runway dominated the room, and the anticipation was building as we took our seats. We were lucky enough to be in the second row, so I had a great vantage point for all the looks on the catwalk. 
There were some stunning dresses from several designers, and a few of them especially caught my eye. After the main collections, we were also treated to swimwear collections too, showing us all of those amazing looks to wear by the pool on our summer holidays.  There were many collections on show such as Mark Melia, Smudge Boutique and Melanie Louise who showed a selection of children’s designer wear on some extremely cute pint-sized models. The children got such big rounds of applause as they took to the catwalk and their outfits and accessories were just adorable!

 The designs were so striking and the models looked beautiful, with long sleek ponytails and perfect make up. I admired their ability to walk the runway wearing such incredibly high heels too. Skills! Let's not forget that time when even the seasoned pro Naomi Campbell tripped over during the Vivienne Westwood show in Paris in 1993! Anyway, the girls all walked just like supermodels and showed the designs off in all their glory. I think it is safe to say that every woman in the room was mentally making a wishlist of dresses as the girls sashayed past showing off the beautiful creations!

DJ Mark Armstrong got everyone in the mood to party with his excellent playlist!

I had a great time!

In between the collections there was time to go to the bar and grab a refreshing Iceberg Vodka cocktail, and it was fun to soak up the atmosphere before we took to our seats for the last part of the show. Mark Armstrong kept the room bouncing with some great tunes which were brilliantly mixed. By the end of the event, everyone had enjoyed such a lovely afternoon, and it was time for those lucky guests (including me-squeal!) to head to Playground for the Iceberg Vodka party...! Sunday was such an amazing day and I enjoyed the Mother’s Day fashion show so much!

I had such an amazing time and thank you very much to the lovely Chic Networking for inviting me to cover this event!

What do you guys all think, have you ever been to a fashion show or would you like to attend one? I love to read your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!

Until next time, 



I was kindly invited to this event as a guest of Chic Networking. All opinions expressed are my own and honest.


  1. looks like it was a bundle of fun! I love your ombre effect hair ! always wanted that <3

  2. The gowns are gorgeous! I am drooling over the yummy food, tasty drinks, & fantastic goodie bags. You're a lucky girl!

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  3. These look like such fun events! And you look beautiful too :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. You look amazing! What a fun event.

  5. Wow, what a great event!!!
    I love love love your hair <3<3<3
    you look sooo gorgeous!!!

    xoxo Colli // tobeyoutiful

  6. Lovely!

  7. Incredible outfit, the event looked absolutely incredible, glad you had a good time!

    Beth x

  8. This event looks incredible. I am glad you had such a fantastic time!

  9. This looks fab and it's always a good thing when you get free chanel haha! Love a fashion show!

    Kay xx

  10. Amazing pictures.I see you had a great time:)
    Would You like to follow eachother via GFC or google+ ?
    Let me know on my blog so I can follow back. ;)

  11. That would be so much fun to go to a fashion show like that... all those gift bags and free swag bags! I'm so jealous! You look amazing too! I just love your hair!

  12. I would like to invite you to my blog! I would be so happy if we support each other on Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook and maybe GFC! Just let me know when you do so!

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  13. How fabulous Chic Networking Fashion NYC events! The gowns are just superb. I would like to buy all of these. How can I miss such fantastic Fashion events! Anyways, thanks for sharing the pictures!