Sunday, 10 March 2013

International Womens Day

On Friday I was invited along to help out with the International Womens Day celebrations at House of Fraser in Nottingham. The Fashion Retail students at New College Nottingham with the help of the lovely staff at Origins and Urban Decay put on a catwalk show to celebrate and praise inspirational women. The students each nominated an inspirational lady in their life, who were then treated to hair and make up and styled by their nominee ready to strut their stuff down the catwalk for everyone to see! 

I was lucky enough to spend some time with all the motivational women and the students before the catwalk show to see some 'behind the scenes' action of the preparation for the show. The ladies make up was done by the wonderful staff at Urban Decay and Origins, aswell as a professional service from Charlotte Moore, a gorgeous lady who has just set up her own business after being in the industry for years. I have been told she is the best around so if you ever need a MUA in Nottingham for makeovers, weddings or professional photography shoots then check out her website. The nominees then had their hair done by Nick, Bryonie and Lucie at Bliss Hair who did an amazing job of transforming the locks of each lady. When they were all preened and pampered then they were ready to take the stage. 

The ladies showed off their new looks and new outfits to a cheering audience while we heard about why they had been chosen. Each of these inspirational women looked absolutely fantastic and like they were having a ball! After the catwalk they were each given a goody bag and could book themselves in for a 30 minute facial at Origins, what could be better!? This event epitomises the message of International Womens Day and was a fabulous way of celebrating and recognising the women that inspire us. I had a great time at the event meeting some lovely people and I'm sure all the ladies did too. 


  1. really nice pictures. i love the bag in the first picture, the yellow one <3
    lovely greets

    maren anita

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  2. What gorgeous pictures :) It looks like you had a great day! xxx

  3. Looks like such a great event! I always love IWD and how it encourages women to feel important and empowered and to stick together! What a lovely event idea :)
    Saadiya x

  4. i think it looked like a brilliant day. (: -millie poxon level 2 fashion retail.

  5. Really happy to have been a part of this inspiring event - the ladies rocked!

  6. Fantastic profile! was such a good day so glad we was able to take part, everyone looked fab! well done to all the NCN Girls + Boys and all the lovely models!

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