In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, the cast of The Only Way Is Essex, Waterloo Road star Zeriozha Burt-Skeete and the fashion stores in The Light joined together and delivered a fantastic fashion event, The Only Way Is The Light Fashion Show, on Saturday 14th April.
On arrival I was met by two young girls selling the Marie Curie daffodil brooches and a sea of people ready to watch the show and support the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
Marie Curie’s nurses provide the best quality care for terminally ill people in both their homes and in the charity’s hospices; a great cause to be supported and raise awareness of. Billie Faiers, and twin’s Dino and Georgio from hit show The Only Way Is Essex attended the event to show support for Marie Curie and give their opinions on the catwalk show. The show was presented by Zeriozha Burt-Skeete, who played Celine in Waterloo Road back in 2007. Some of the retailers within The Light supplied clothes to be showcased at the event, so if anybody liked particular products they could easily go and pick up a few new pieces.
The first brand to walk the catwalk was O’neil, a surf, skate and snow lifestyle brand who sell products varying from wetsuits to fleeces, but for this show we saw the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The girls wore brightly coloured bikinis with shorts and trilby hats, while the guys wore vest tops and board shorts. The TOWIE cast really liked the collection and thought it would be perfect on holiday in Ibiza or Marbella.
Next up was Doll’s Boutique, a ladies wear retailer selling chic, on trend styles. Nudes and pastel colours filled the catwalk, jackets, dresses and tops, as well as a few multicoloured brights, like a maxi dress that Billie was hoping to buy straight after the show!
Lacoste; a sport chic clothing brand, showcased their iconic bright polo tops for both men and women, including a light pink polo dress. As well as smart trousers for the guys; Dino and Georgio said this is the kind of look they go for as the outfits can be worn both day and night.
The next retailer was Ark who gave a stylish edge to the looks with buttoned up shirts, mixing brights with pastels, floaty skirts with biker styles, and overall a very popular collection. A dress that particularly stood out mixed bright colours with black to create an aztec patterned bodycon, teamed with white heels and a tan coloured bag.
Also showcased was a leading bespoke jeweller, Philip Stoner. The models wore all black which contrasted the beautiful silver jewellery, which will add a touch of glamour to any outfit.
Next up was Joy, a retailer that sells a variety of different products, both clothes, accessories and also homeware. With this retailer we saw more of the Spring/Summer trends; polo tops, check shirts, turn ups, brights and pastels, chiffon skirts and button up shirts. The style of the collection was cheeky glamour, and could be seen on a wide age group.
Miss Angel’s collection was full of accessories including scarves, fur and long necklaces. The looks created could be worn all year round and were very versatile. Billie Faiers commented, “I really loved the jewellery, could be worn both during the day and on a night out!”
SuperDry was the last retailer from The Light to show their products. The collection was cool and casual, showcasing the classic SuperDry looks in pastel tones for the girls and shades of blue for the guys; we saw hoodies, more check shirts, gilets and shorts.
The final retailer we saw on the catwalk was Billie and her sister Sam’s Essex fashion boutique, Minnie’s. Minnie’s sells ladies fashion items that are glamorous and on trend with a variety of different designs of dresses, blazers, shoes, accessories and much more. The two dresses we saw were block colour brights in very pretty, femine designs, we also saw a black short suit, that Billie said she wore while filming the new series; she wore it in Sunday’s episode.
After the show I spoke to Dino, Georgio and Billie who said, “We wanted to come today to show our support for the charity and the event was brilliant, we really enjoyed it and the clothes were all really nice. Hopefully everyone who came can donate some money to the charity!”
I thought the event was really well organised and raised awareness for a great cause. Marie Curie Cancer Care is close to my heart so it was lovely to see so much support! The styles showed key trends for this Spring/Summer time and I’m sure the retailers in The Light have also benefitted from the show!