Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dresses on the Catwalk ....

The gorgeous Kims look suitably fifties Miami with the cats eyes glasses.

We so want one of these lightbulb make up cases!

Anna was very busy last week representing us at a fashion show in Street. Unfortunately I couldn't be there as I was attending my best friend Sara's hen do,  but here is Anna to tell you all about the wonderful night. I so wish I had been there, it looks like everyone had a fantastic time!

Huge Thank Yous to Anna, Kim, Kim and all the make-up artists, hairdressers and organisers! x 

Over to Anna .........

Last Saturday night I took along some of our dresses to a fashion show in Street, my hometown, in aid of Breast Cancer Research.

At Alexandra King we are lucky to be able to make dresses for ladies worldwide through the wonders of the Internet, but it's also great to get involved with other local businesses and showcase what we do in Somerset.

The fashion show was organised by Oomph and Lift Lingerie, which is run by mother and daughter team Elaine and Natalie. Elaine and Natalie decided to open their shop last year after struggling to find correct fitting bras for themselves and spotting a gap in the market in this area. When creating our dresses we are very aware of the difference good underwear makes and often offer advice on this, so it's great to have them on our doorstep.

Jewellery to go with our dresses for the show was lent to us by Rachel from Ayerst and Graces. Ayerst and Graces is another local shop that stocks jewellery from designers and makers from around the UK. It's great to support stores that stock the work of British craftspeople, and of course this is the natural choice to go with our bespoke handmade dresses.

Kim Heal and Kim Hill modelled for us, we all had our hair and make-up done and a great night was had by all. There was a fabulous selection of underwear, swimwear, dresses, clothing, jewellery and nightwear on the catwalk and everyone enjoyed a few glasses of wine and yummy homemade cakes. Around 70 people attended and we made nearly £500 for Breast Cancer Research - not bad hey?

 Thanks again to all involved xx.