Review: Clothes Show Live

5 Dec

Clothes Show Live is still on at Birmingham NEC, and I went along yesterday with my mom for a bit of retail therapy!

I’m a big fan of the event and the show at the fashion theatre itself was amazing. The show was hosted by George Lamb and Britain’s Next Top Model judge Grace Woodward, with a performance from X Factor alumni The Risk.

Maria Fowler and Arg from TOWIE made brief appearances along with Darren and Lynsey from Hollyoaks at the start of the show.  Meanwhile with this year’s BNTM winner Jade and Dirty Sexy Things star BB strutting their stuff on the runway, and Kimberly Wyatt performing with her new band Her Majesty and the Wolves, it was a star studded show!

The show’s Department Store theme brought the store’s mannequins to life after closing time with an explosion of dancers and models taking over the catwalk to a lively and energetic soundtrack. Visiting different levels of the store allowed them to explore different fashion themes, from women’s and menswear to street style and my favourite – weddings.

Of course the other thing people visit the Clothes Show for is shopping, and I have to admit I was a little disappointed with this year’s fashion offerings. I did enjoy checking out the likes of Love, Dahlia and Tatty Devine, but a lot of the other stalls were very similar, offering styles that weren’t really for me. If you’re a fan of brands like Juicy Couture and Superdry, you won’t be disappointed – girls were queuing to get in for a bargain!

The one zone that really beat the others in terms of savings is the beauty zone. This is where we got a bit carried away, getting won over by the amazing beauty deals they have. At Models Own it was three items for £10, with a free goodie bag containing an incredible 12 full-size products! I bought a WAH nail art pen, nail varnish and black eyeliner and got these goodies for free – I’m not sure the orange eyeliner will be getting any use though…

Models Own Wah Nails pen, nail varnish, three eyeliners, two double eyeshadows, two lipbalms, mascara, two lipglosses, two loose poweder eyeshadows, nail buffer and case - all for £10!

At Jelly Pong Pong I got all these goodies for £5…

Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake palette, mascara and lash extensions set, Brazilian Sun bronzer, lip frosting and cheek stain

And at Lee Stafford I picked up their goodie bag – between 12pm and 3pm you get 10 hair products for £10! Now I just need to find somewhere to store them all.

My Lee Stafford hair goodies

My Lee Stafford hair goodies

All in all, it was a fun day and a good opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done – or just treat yourself like I did. If you have chance to get down to the show tomorrow or Wednesday I’d recommend it – I think on the last day they reduce prices a lot so don’t miss out!

Have you been or planning on going to the Clothes Show this year? What did you think?


9 Responses to “Review: Clothes Show Live”

  1. Jenna farmer December 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I loved the show. Must admit got the model’s own pack home and was like ‘when am I going to ever wear that eyeliner!’ your bag looks way better, also got yellow eyeshadow and blue face paint! gutted didn’t see that lee Stafford Stand!

    • wardrobemag December 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

      Oh no that’s not good, luckily I will actually use most of mine. I’m quite surprised they were giving away full size products!

  2. Eve Maria December 6, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Those models own goodies look amazing, I’ve been after the nail art pen for a while.

  3. Emily Jayne December 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I haven’t been to the clothes show for the last few years as I too found that the clothing selection wasn’t really my style. Have fond memories of going in my teens though!

    However, those beauty bargains look fantastic! May have to pay a visit next year :)

  4. The doll on fashion December 7, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    I agree, the beauty stands were definitely the best, the fashion is a bit blah for me. Love the LS 10 for 10 – I would have bought that if i’d known!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    The doll on fashion

  5. daisychain December 9, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    I am determined to go next year!

  6. Annabel December 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Your hauls look really good, i wanted the Lee Stafford stuff but they didn’t have the “for hair that doesn’t grow past a certain length” conditioner treatment left, gutted! The goodie bag looks awesome too! x x

  7. Louise December 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Jenna Famer nee Downes, I love your blog! xx

  8. Louise December 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Farmer even!

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