She and Home: Bristol Fashion Week

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A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to attend a special bloggers event at The Mall Cribbs Causeway, to celebrate the start of Bristol Fashion Week.

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Spread over five days, Bristol Fashion Week for the Autumn/Winter season showcases all the latest fashion wares from big boy brands such as River Island, Marks and Spencers, Next, Fat Face and John Lewis.

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Having never attended a fashion show, I wasn’t expecting the abundance of choreography and pizzazz on display. Having only really thought of the runway as a place for serious model face, it was a breath of fresh air to see the models having a good time. The children were especially good fun and the M&S ballerina was my highlight of the evening. The only thing I didn’t particularly like were the hosts, Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton, who we both found a little too scripted and cheesy. Having read other blog posts, we do seem to be in the minority on this. Perhaps we are simply accustomed to being the cheesiest people in the room. Stop stealing our thing, Mark and Andrew.

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The runway was awash with all the key trends for A/W and included more tartan than you could ever wish for, lots of animal print and the key colours of red, teal and purple. Our favourite collection came courtesy of John Lewis which included a rather delightful full skirted floral dress, which we both instantly began cooing over. Thankfully, we are very much used to falling in love with the same outfits so Bristol wasn’t treated to its first catfight on the catwalk.

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After the show it was great to meet and catch up with some fellow bloggers! We had a great time chatting away with Pandora, who we ended up going for post fashion show Wagamamas with! and the ever lovely Gina Dyer, who was on duty taking photos for BFW street-style. She even papped us!

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Photo by Gina Dyer
Photo by Gina Dyer

I came straight to the show from work in my Jaeger dress (bought in the ridiculous ASOS sale), New Look tights, Primark shoes and Tatty Devine necklace. Victoria had a quick change out of her scrubs and looked amazing in her incredible, and bang on trend, leopard print dress from George at Asda, mustard tights from Topshop and shoes from Kurt Geiger. Victoria’s lovely curls come courtesy of her talented niece, Jo, who is now She and Hem’s personal hair stylist.

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P.S We’ve both had unusually busy schedules the past couple of weeks so we’ve had to neglect the blog. SORRY BLOG.

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