Well, SAFW certainly delivered just that!
The location for the show was the Porsche Centre, Hatfield. Amazingly, the space was transformed from car showroom to what felt like a ‘VIP only’ soiree in a member’s only contemporary London hotel.
“This first volume looks to celebrate, just a pinch of, the very best that St Albans has to offer in Fashion, Food and Lifestyle. We invite you to take a look at St. Albans through fresh eyes and explore it from a different perspective. It’s written, put together, designed and photographed entirely by local people. It was created by St. Albans Folk for St. Albans Folk, so we hope you enjoy”
And ooh, what do we have here on page 16 of the magazine? An article written by yours truly no less! It's about a very special pub in St. Albans.
The clothes were well matched to the models figures and the lingerie was beautiful and very, very, tastefully modelled.
The professional DJ’s set list that accompanied the show was perfect - upbeat and dancy yet still managing to inject the sophistication of the 1930’s.
Here are some pictures that I managed to take that aren't too blurry!
Last year, I was FROW at the Cathedral catwalk show and kicked myself for not having the courage to audition. I was afraid that they may only want young ones and so I thought it best to save myself from the humiliation of being the oldest one in the room and not audition at all. However, it soon became apparent, whilst watching the show, that there was a good mix of ages and so I made a promise to myself that should SAFW happen again in 2014, I would go for it!
I did just that and got through! So, this Friday 31st (no jokes about Halloween please) it will be my chance to walk the walk on the longest catwalk in the country. So, you see, watching the luxe show last night, wasn’t only entertainment, it was the equivalent of swotting for my ‘catwalk’ exam at the Cathedral.
Last night set the bar incredibly high and if it was, to some, a warm up for Friday’s show, then brace yourselves because that means the Cathedral catwalk will be ‘on fire’!
I am so excited to be a model and writer for SAFW. And I love being part of this wonderful community where, without the local retailers, volunteer models, helpers, writers, stage managers, photographers, designers and printers etc., SAFW14 wouldn’t be happening at all. It feels amazing to be part of a team that is creating something truly magical in the city I was born and raised in.
For more information about the week’s events and how St Albans Fashion Week ‘came to be’, please visit St. Albans Fashion Week.
On Thursday I will be taking part in a make-up masterclass. Watch this space!