Birmingham is fast becoming THE shopping destination in the UK. With the addition of Grand Central Birmingham (two words: John Lewis) alongside the Bullring, The Mailbox and more, there’s something for everything.
Us Wardrobe ladies, love arranging a little shopping trip in Birmingham. Once we’re done with stores such as River Island, Topshop, Selfridges, Debenhams, Urban Outfitters, New Look and Zara, we’ll rest our feet (and credit cards!) in one of the many food and drink places around. Even with our hectic schedules, we’ll always make time for a Brum day out and one of the local events we always look forward to every year is Style Birmingham Live.
For those not familiar with Style Birmingham Live, it’s the city’s fashion and shopping event of the year. Seriously, if you love fashion, beauty and shopping then this is the event for you. We’ve been regulars at SBL over the years and we really missed it’s absence last year. But this year it’s back – with a bang!
On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September, SBL will be taking place at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery‘s Gas Hall which is going to be transformed into ‘The Fashion Theatre’ for the event. It’s the first time the event will be held at the Gas Hall which is such an impressive venue. We can’t wait to see how it will all look.
Everybody’s fave Essex boy Mark Wright is the host this year and hell be joined by Stylist Mark Heyes. Mark Wright will be hosting the six catwalk shows across the weekend which will be taking place at ‘the fashion theatre’. The catwalk shows are our favourite as we get to see the latest autumn/winter styles and collections from some of our fave high street retailers. The shows are basically a chance for us to write down ‘want, want, need’ next to the items!
For those following our Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have seen photos from the launch evening of Style Birmingham Live. Award-winning salon Francesco Group will be the official hair partner at the event and MAKE UP FOR EVER will be the official make up partners for the show. We’re familiar with Francesco Group here at Wardrobe but it was the first time that I tried MAKE UP FOR EVER. First impressions? Er I’m sold! I can see why Emily was raving about the HD foundation, it looks flawless on my skin. Looking forward to learning more about the brands at the shows.
I can’t wait for this year’s event, it looks set to be a big one especially with the transformation of the city. There’s still time for you to buy your Style Birmingham Live 2015 ticket, just visit http://www.theticketfactory.com – your ticket will get you a VIP entry to the show, a welcome drink on arrival, access to retailer offers and activities plus a goody bag. Perfect if you want to make it a day out with your friends!
We’ll be tweeting live from the event on Saturday 26th September so follow @WardrobeMag for the latest. Now, what to wear…
Who will we be seeing at Style Birmingham Live 2015?
Images courtesy of Rewired PR