Upon arrival we were each ticked off the guest list and gifted a goody bag including business cards, vouchers and even a few freebies from Lush! We were greeted by Erskine String Quartet who performed a selection of covers of pop songs throughout the night. As a fellow cellist I was very impressed.
The main event of the evening was the mini fashion show featuring Coast’s new collections. However this started at 8pm so Kathleen, Cera and I used the time before to taste the delicious assortment of food on offer! Waste not want not eh! I felt very classy drinking my orange juice from a champagne glass.
I also used this time to meet new bloggers and found a few new faces to follow on Instagram. I always feel a little awkward approaching people at events like this but everyone is so friendly and once the conversation gets going I’m my usual happy self.
I have also just received my very first business cards and am excited to start handing these out at future events. They make me feel like a pro.
Anyway, once the fashion show started I got out my camera and attempted to take good photos. Still trying to figure out how on earth to work my new tech, I did manage to get a couple but they’re not my finest pieces haha. All the outfits were gorgeous but I think the dress worn by Eshiva was my favourite – I can’t resist lace, especially when it’s accompanied by feathers and sparkles!
The theme of the night was a magical secret garden which was shown through the floral prints in much of the new collection. The leafy vines on the chandelier also helped.
After the show there was a bit more socialising, a bit more cake and a lot of discussion/debate over which outfit was best. A raffle was drawn and Sultana was the lucky winner! I spent the rest of the evening admiring everyone’s outfits as well as the clothes on display and wishing I was rich.
That’s what I wore btw. Fitting in with the magical secret garden theme pretty well eh. Please excuse my face - low angles are strange to get used to haha.
I had a fantastic evening but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end – all the cake had been eaten. Nah I’m joking there were still a few doughnuts left, but sadly Kathleen, Cera and I said our farewells and hopped on the bus home for an early(ish) night before going back to the daily grind of school. Sigh.
Luckily I’m leaving school in just under a month, with a two week holiday during that time. Stress stress stress for exams and finishing coursework however, so apologies if I am a little distant on social media and the blog! I will try my best to maintain consistency in my posts though as I said I would in my New Year’s Resolutions post!
See you soon!