The first ever Sligo Fashion Trail happened on Thursday and I went along as one of the bloggers. Yes I know I’m not a fashionista but I still have to wear clothes and was hoping for some inspiration.
There were indeed some beautiful outfits but I will never have a model sized figure and I never know what styles or colours suit me so I’m mostly look like I got dressed in a dark room. The models from the Catwalk Model Agency did an amazing job throughout the day.
Anyway back to the event. Firstly it was a lovely change to be amongst so many friendly faces. Sometimes when I go to events like these I feel like a spare part but thankfully not at this one. Our first stop was The Glasshouse Hotel for breakfast – yes I’m still on the healthy eating so I ignored the fried breakfast. A couple of small Danish pastries did pass my lips though – sure there was fruit in them so that’s healthy 😉
After breakfast and holding up the traffic in Sligo for our photo to be taken we made out way to The Quayside Shopping Centre. The first fashion show of the day was taking place. We got to see lots of lovely outfits from the various different shops in the centre. Roseanne McNamee was the featured fashion designer in The Quayside, her collection was really something special.
Next stop was to Cait and I where we were greeted with Prosecco and cake while we had a look at the lovely goods on offer. There are some really lovely things there so well worth a look.
Onward to Johnston Court Shopping Centre for the second fashion show of the day and mulled wine and mince pies from Hargadon’s which were very welcome. The fashion show once again featured outfits from the various shops in the centre. There were a few here that I really liked and wondered what they would look like on me. Jade Reidy was the featured fashion designer in Johnston Court, again gorgeous designs which looked great on the models.
We had a break for lunch which was in The Belfry. I went for turkey and ham – sure why not have an early Christmas dinner? It was a lovely lunch and a great chance to sit and have a chat with everyone. I must admit I could have done with a nap afterwards though.
After lunch we returned to both The Quayside and Johnston Court Shopping Centres for their fashion shows. The outfits were the same as the first time to give afternoon shoppers a chance for a look.
There were a couple of changes in Johnston Court though were Santa came to pay a visit and two of the cutest models I’ve ever seen took to the runway.
Anna Fashion and Lifestyle Boutique was our next visit where we were welcomed with Gin and tonic! I was driving so just sparkling water for me. Anna’s shop is just stunning, I love everything about it. She picked out some gorgeous outfits for the models and these were teamed with jewellery by Martina Hamilton.
A brief visit to The Cat and the Moon to have a look around and to watch the beautiful ‘Island Links’ video. This video tells of how Martina Hamilton discovered her ancestors came from the small village of Dernish Island in North Sligo and how it’s inspired her as a jewellery designer.
The Italian Wardrobe was next on the agenda, they had teamed their fashion with hats but WithNora designs. Unfortunately I had to leave at this stage so didn’t get to see the show. I’m sure it was lovely though. The rest of the bloggers finished off their day at The Bourbon Bar to sample their new cocktail menu.
Thanks to the organisers of the Sligo Fashion Trail for inviting me along to such a lovely day. It was a pleasure to be part of it and well done for keeping things running on time.