There’s nothing like a good show to showcase this seasons trends and beauty trends. Telford Shopping centre is always on point when it comes to this kind of shows, and this season didn’t disappoint! I was invited to do a blogging special about the event and what’s going on, so let’s get down to what I got up to today.
We first went into the beauty section of the day which for me isn’t something I wouldn’t normally delve into. However, it opened up a new world to me and some of the products that I saw today I would definitely consider buying because of how good they made my skin look and feel. We went into Debenhams where the make-up master classes are being held. Our first point of call was Urban Decay. I know a little bit about Urban Decay but Kathy who works on there shared some information all about Urban Decay. She was super lovely and you could tell she had so much passion for the brand itself. She showed us the new range that was a Debenhams exclusive which is to hit stores on the 8th of June pictured here. She told us that the “Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette” was some what a favourite and that it’s a beautiful blend of tonal colours that sit beautifully on the skin. I tested them on my hand and for someone who doesn’t really use make-up I thought how light and how much I couldn’t feel it on my skin. Kathy could have sold anything to me even though I don’t wear make-up, she knew her products and was passionate about what she does!
After Urban Decay we headed over to the Channel stand where we were given a demonstration on their new range called “Les Beiges” A natural looking make up range perfect for that subtle make up wearer who doesn’t want that heavy make-up look. We got shown different techniques and ways to apply the make-up that I found absolutely fascinating. Not coming from a very known make-up background it was fascinating to see different techniques to perfect that natural look.
After our Channel demo, we headed over to the Estee Lauder where we met Claire who has worked on the Estee Lauder stand for a while. She talked a little about the brand. Again because I don’t really have a background in make-up it was still interesting to hear all the things Estee Lauder actually does. One of the products that Claire showed us was “Nutritious Micro-Algae” Which is a 4 product range which is perfection for combination skin types. One is a “Pore Purifying Cleansing Jelly” which we tested and it felt amazing on the skin, the gel type formula worked perfectly and instantly made my skin feel so fresh. Another product we tested was the “Pore Minimizing Hydra Lotion” Which on top of the “Cleansing Jelly” just made your skin feel so clean, fresh and just amazing. These products are something I will most certainly consider buying. Having oily skin, Claire said that it’s perfect for that kind of skin as it minimises pores. Claire then went onto talking about some of the lipsticks and telling us that Kendal Jenner uses a lot of. Such as the lipstick she wore to the Met Gala which was Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Carnal.
After the beauty master-classes, it was time to delve into my favourite part of the day! FASHION. Every hour was a different segment showcasing a specific store. We sat at two. When you sat down at the fashion show, you were presented with a Telford Shopping Tote bag and a red envelope which had a secret number on. At the end of the show, you had to go to the store and check your number against the secret number board. If your number matched then you won a £25 gift voucher for that store. The fashion show focused on the main trends for this season. Stripes, Ruffles, Pink hues, Wide Leg Trousers and Bold Prints. The first being Debenhams, the lovely host (whose name has slipped me) showcased one outfit which was this beautiful Blue jumpsuit. She went on to showcasing how versatile this jumpsuit could be. From dressing it casual for every day and then heading straight into night dressing by adding statement pieces to create a whole new look. I seriously loved when she paired it up with this stunning fringe jacked from Warehouse.
As I work for Marks and Spencers I thought I better had make sure I sit at the fashion show seeing as I picked the items for it. The lovely model was wearing this gorgeous Limited Dress which is just new in! She demonstrated how it could be worn casual everyday with a white little shawl over the top to styling it up as if you were off to the races. Styling it up with the effortlessly gorgeous white M&S collection unstructured blazer and a fascinator to give it that wow factor! Not only was she showcasing this beautiful dress but I picked out some wow pieces that I knew would get people to see M&S in a different light. To showcase some fashion forward pieces such as… The gorgeous Bardot Smock dress and the stunning yellow ruffled sleeve blouse. Even some menswear was thrown into the mix. Showcasing some awesome summer product trying to attract a customer that doesn’t normally think to go M&S for his holiday shopping! As well as the fashion show. In a location just down from where the fashion show was being held was a boutique kind of pop shop which showcased clothes from all around the town centre. Where an expert was on hand to give fashion advice and tips for the perfect out. Again this showcased some of the M&S clothes and a mannequin that I styled myself to try and give a different take on the “normal” ideas of M&S.
I had an amazing day which I really enjoyed. It was lovely to be a part of something that I really enjoy doing and showcasing what the Telford Town Centre has to offer.