Thank you to the super fantastic Idea Generation... I have two tickets to The Clothes Show (in Birmingham) in December!!!
I can't tell you how excited I am. My school used to run a school trip to this event but they cancelled it when I was due to go (silly school!). I then went away for further study and it was impossible to get back in time. Then I was working.. but this year.... this year I was umming and ahhing due to the £25 price tag of each ticket. I didn't know what to expect and £25 is a lot to spend on something without knowing what to expect!
For anyone who doesnt know, The Clothes Show was a program that ran on the BBC from 1986-2000. It was created and hosted by Jeff Banks (Click here for more info). As a child and teenager I used to watch it on sundays, just before tea. I didnt understand a lot of what went on, but I was transfixed by the fashion designers, make-up artists and hairdressers demonstrating different looks. It was such a good introdroduction and prepared the way for many of the industry professionals and style shows we now look up to. I also learnt a lot and continued to study in the creative field. It's not my job, but I do still sew and sometimes make my own clothes and accessories. (Perhaps I'll post some pictures one day!)
I am very excited. I now have to decide what day I want to go!! Has anyone been before? Do you have any survival tips for a Clothes Show newbie?? Anything I should look out for??
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