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Telford Style Shows AW13..

By Blondiegrace
Today's post is a review from a recent event I was kindly invited to. Telford Shopping Centre have been hosting their 40th Anniversary in the last few weeks, and what better way to celebrate than their annual AW13 fashion shows? It's great to keep updated with local events and for me attending a fashion show that hosts inspiration of this season, without needing a seat in LFW, ticks all the boxes!  The lovely Heather asked me to come along to watch a few of the shows, which were taking place right across the whole weekend and meet a few other bloggers from the local area too.
Telford Style Shows AW13..
When I arrived to watch the first show, still trudging around in my 6th form uniform, I was so excited to see how the stylist has incorporated catwalk trends into an affordable (and wearable!) high street ensemble's. In the shows we saw designs from the likes of River Island, New Look, Republic, House of Fraser and not only was it a great show but also really inspiring for shoppers looking to be 'on trend' this Autumn. Soon after myself and a few other were whisked off for lunch in the House of Fraser Cafe - which was delightful! If that wasn't enough we were given a lovely goody bad with a range of samples from the Body Shop (which I'll be posting all about at a later date) and some other fab make-up brands! But that's enough of rantings about my afternoon, here's the low down on AW13 trends that really stood out during the show...
Telford Style Shows AW13..The first collection is from M&S, which surprised me, as it was so current with this seasons trends. I love the range of textures, from leather - tartan wool, that looked fab on the catwalk. The 'grey vs white' color theme was really fitting for the winter months, and the leather jumper with speckled sleeves really caught my eye. I also had my eye on the black felt hat, worn on the model (far left) as they really touch up a casual outfit, and I convince myself they will be a necessity for winter!
Telford Style Shows AW13..This collection was a collaboration of BANK and Claire's Accessories, and was definitely pushing the high street limits with subtle but brave accessory choices, which really give the outfits an eye catching twist. For example, at London Fashion Week, bloggers went mad for 'bum bags,' and the metallic bag (left) definitely sets to keep the trend going. I also fell in love with the red bowler hat from Claire's (centre) which again gives the outfit a personal twist. And if your feeling brave, why not try 'double leather' (as in right) which looks amazing when styled right!
Telford Style Shows AW13.. The above collection from River Island really worked with clashing bright colours. Neon's were a huge hit during the summer, but more subtle shades for winter will look great with some chunky jewelry and exciting patterns. In this collection I particularly liked the dressed down option, with a yellow top with pink blazer and jeans. Although simple in its effect, it really stands out, if your planning to dress down for an cheeky evening meal. Unlike RI summer collection, this season is really focused on glamour!
Telford Style Shows AW13..
On of my favorite collections was from Republic (most probably because they'd picked up on my obsession with tartan) but either the stylist had really embraced the colours and textures of brand. Both leather and denim made a hue impact and looked great in a duo. I also loved the 'sock and boot' technique, which looks great if your going for the cutie pie look. My favorite look was (centre right) the burgundy blazer and checked midi skirt, as it complemented the whole color scheme and was simple to put together.
Telford Style Shows AW13..The New Look collection really expressed a love of everything red! I particularly loved the red dress and black and white cardigan combination! Socks are already looking to be a 'must have' with every outfit for winter, so being a little daring with the knee high or clashing colours (middle) seems a great way to work the trend in your own way. Another great accessory is the beanie hat, which really dresses down an outfit if your not a fan of felt hats.
Telford Style Shows AW13..
Finally, the House of Fraser collection topped off a fab series of style shows! With a host of designer brands on offer, the outfits looked glamorous, but with a sale of up to 50% off, it's definitely affordable. My favorite outfit was the cream with black panels dress, paired with the leopard print jacket - simple but perfect for winter.
Well that's all from me, I hope you enjoyed reading my review and that it gave you some inspiration for your own perfect winter wardrobe! I'd just like to say another HUGE thankyou to Telford Shopping Centre for hosting a lovely event and a delicious lunch.
Lots of Love,
Telford Style Shows AW13..

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