Cowbridge Fashion Week takes place Thursday 29th-Sat 31st March and will be an explosion of colour that celebrates the very best of Whats Hot for 2012.
The leading fashion boutiques that make Cowbridge High St the fashion mecca of South Wales will be showing off their new ranges during three unmissable events.
- The glitz and glamour begins with the famous Champagne Trail from 5pm-7pm, before an exclusive catwalk Fashion Show at The Bear Hotel on Thursday March 29th 7.30pm. £15 ticket includes drink on arrival. The show will be staged by McCallion Brown Modelling and Management – the evening promises to be a fashion extravaganza with the wow factor.
- Recovery time needs to be quick, because 12 hours later the Bear Hotel is again the venue for a lunchtime fashion show – Fri March 30th 1pm. Tickets £25.
- The grand finale is a black tie dinner and dance at the Bear – we’ll let the guys in for this one – Sat March 31st at 7.30pm. Tickets £50 a head. The evening will include a taster fashion showcase reminding people of Thursday and Fridays’ fashion show-stoppers, plus dinner and live music – with compulsory dancing!.
The three days of activity will be raising money for a local charity - Ty Hapus. A dedicated respite centre that promotes the relief and treatment of people with Alzheimers disease and other dementia’s - providing respite support for sufferers, families and carers.
Contact Emma Hartman at Beckis/High Society or Esther at Jon Ian for more information.
Whats else is Going On?
- A date for your diary! Thursday 29th March Cowbridge champagne trail 5pm till 7pm 10% off at Pebble.
- Hopkins Law – Not entirely sure about colour? Neither are we! We’re experts in law and can help with any legal problems you have, but ask us what colour shirt to wear and we’re stumped!Sue Smart of Positively Smart will be in our office on Thursday 29th March for a FREE colour advice session – just pop in betwee 5pm and 7pm and find your true colours whilst enjoying a glass of fizz.
So now we can help you with law AND colour!! For more details call 01446 774151 www.hopkinslawltd.com
- Reiki tasters – Freedom to Be.. Now in a lovely new dedicated well-being centre – the stunningly refurbished council offices on Eastgate – Ruth Handley is celebrating the opening of Freedom to be….with an offer of free taster events during Fashion Week. Feel great inside and out!
Free 15 minute appointments in Life Coaching or Rieki Weds 28th March- Sunday 1st April between 11am and 3pm. Ring to book on 07748 446060 79, Eastgate, Cowbridge CF71 7AA
Ruth is a Registered Reiki Master Practitioner and UK Reiki Federation Master Teacher. Freedom to be..offers Life Coaching, Reiki and Reiki courses to the highest standard. The centre has been established to create a relaxed yet professional and confidential environment in which to receive Reiki or Life Coaching, as well as being a beautiful space in which to learn Reiki. Courses offered are the first in Wales to be verified and certified by the UK Reiki Federation as meeting the Reiki council’s core curriculum National Occupational Standards for Reiki. The centre is on the ground floor with wide doorways, no steps and has a disabled toilet.
- ORIEL KATHY GITTINS THURSDAY 29TH MARCH 5PM – 7PM - 10% OFF all collections!
Kathy’s delighted to announce the arrival of her Spring/Summer ()3322 stunning collection at affordable prices!
plus her ever popular Sarah Pacini, Annette Gortz, Crea Concept, Absolut, Masai, Sahara and many more exciting labels and handbags new from Paris!
We look forward to sharing a glass of champagne with you and your friends on Thursday evening.
Croeso cynnes iawn ……… Kathy
Oriel Kathy Gittins
- HubCowbridge Fashion Week ‘Fringe’
Cowbridge Comprehensive School Mobs the High St for Cowbridge Fashion Week
A fashion flash mob on the High St is one of the plans Cowbridge Comprehensive school pupils have come up with for what is being dubbed the Fashion Week ‘Fringe’ at the Duke of Wellington and the Bear Hotel Friday 30th March.
It’ll be a ‘pop up’ style fashion event – upcycling and swishing preloved clothes. Outfits will be spontaneously put together, and shown off in catwalk style before hitting the High St. As well as working towards their Welsh Baccalaureate community participation hours and raising money for the school and for charity, this is also an opportunity for students to be creative about new clothing – especially if money is tight. ‘The latest craze sweeping the country is ethical, eco-fabulous, social and fun. Welcome to the future of fashion’ says Jess Cartner-Morley of Marie –Claire on www.swishing.com.
The event starts at 4pm with girls from Year 7/8 in ‘Swish/Swap Till You Drop’ Pupils in Class 7.5 are asking for fellow students to bring along up to 5 items of good quality unwanted clothing for swapping – either to their form room, or to the upstairs function room of The Duke of Wellington, Cowbridge, at 4pm. The DT department have kindly created some blank white dresses – which will be adorned on the night – then everyone will congregate on the High St at approx 5.45pm outside Bar 44 in a flashmob style, within view of the High St webcam, then over to the Bear Hotel for photos.
At 6pm its over to the seniors who will be swishing, finding charity shop bargains and vintage clothes, and sorting outfits for an impromptu Fashion Show, modelled by boys and girls from the school and accompanied by some of the best bands and artists the school has to offer. A spokesperson for the organising group said ‘We’re looking forward to a performance by Greta Isaac and other school bands. The school music department have kindly helped with the provision of sound equipment for the night. We hope people will bring a few clothes along for swapping and find some new ones to takeaway!’
At approx 7.45pm the seniors will take to the High St for a Fashion Walkabout.
Students have been helped with co-ordinating the event by the HubCowbridge community network. Founder Debbie Leigh says ‘There has been great support in the town for the students’ event. Tenovus, The Dogs Trust and British Red Cross are supplying secondhand clothes and accessories to try on and buy on the night. Sophie Creed, of Oh My Ears and Whiskers, who sells and reworks vintage clothing in the Happy Days Homestore, will be there with a rail of vintage clothes and will provide upcycling ideas and make minor alterations, Emily from Pocketful of Presents is bringing along a selection of boho, shabby chic type jewellery to dress the models. The Duke have provided their function room and Select Convenience are sorting and delivering refreshments, Fich and Ramous have kindly given their time to do hair, nails and make up and it wouldn’t have all come together without the assistance of the school DT and music dept, so big thanks to them.
Entrance to the event is £3 and you can bring up to 5 items to swish. Proceeds are being shared between the school, The Goedgedacht Trust, Ty Hapus and HubCowbridge.
If you are on the High St that evening and can support the flash mob in person and via your social media links that’ll be great. The webcam feed runs on the HubCowbridge website.