I hosted my first ever fashion show this week and whilst it was nerve-wrecking, I was so happy to be a part of it.
A few weeks back I was asked to host the Cancer Focus NI Girls Night In fashion show and I was only too happy to oblige. After all, you regret the things you don’t do in life, not the things you do. That’s my motto anyway!
Cancer Focus NI shop managers Anne and Erin worked tirelessly for weeks to bring together the event, which was held at the historic Conway Mill in West Belfast. Attendees weren’t just treated to a fab fashion show featuring pre-loved clothes, they could also indulge in a little shopping as there were craft stalls and plenty of sweet treats on offer. There was even a traditional band playing as people arrived.
It was great to see lots of ladies (and a few gents!) turn up to the event. The venue looked fantastic and there was a definite buzz around the place. Once the models came out, all donning fabulous pink wigs by Tresses Hairpiece Boutique, everyone got a taster of some of the fabulous items that get donated to Cancer Focus NI shops. I had my eye on several items but by the time I got a chance to purchase anything, most of the clothing was gone! Straight after the fashion show, everyone was swarming round the rails of clothes to get their hands on the modelled items.
In total, the fashion show raised £1,400 for local breast cancer research. What a fantastic achievement! Well done to everyone who worked hard to make the event a success, and to everyone who bought a ticket and came down and enjoyed the show!
Carolyn from Forever Scarlet and my cousin Hannah came out to support me and enjoy the show
The two faces of hosting!
With Cancer Focus NI shop manager and event organiser Anne.