When you think of Sex and The City chic, Cannock on a Wednesday night doesn’t instantly spring to mind. But Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda would’ve been in their fashion element last night as the the charity Newlife hosted a night of high fashion and style at the Bank Bar and Lounge.
Sex and the City style was the theme for the evening. The cosmopolitan’s were flowing thanks to the special 2 for one discount. Candi Statons classic ‘You got the love’ was playing in the background, reminding everyone of the final Sex in the City episode, where Carrie finally got her dream man Mr Big. But for all the stylish ladies in the room, the main draw were the fabulous array of clothes, shoes and accessories that were on sale at very special prices.
There was a gorgeous selection of evening dresses in a range of styles, from ‘short and sexy’ to ‘full length and fabulous.’ Top High Street names Karen Millen, River Island, Monsoon and Coast were on offer at the most amazing prices. I bought a beautiful monochrome cocktail dress for just £20, and this seemed to be the average price for a dress, approximately 70% cheaper than the original High Street price. The size range was also good, with dresses from size 6 to 24 available on the night.
As well as the amazing dresses, the discerning fashionista could also pick up an accessorize beaded bag for £3, with bags from Harrods, Karen Millen and Monsoon also there to purchase. The shoes were glorious. Remember the newly groomed Kerry Katona wearing head to toe Karen Millen recently. Her much admired £180 shoes were on sale for less than £30. Unfortunately these were not my size, but I did get a fabulous pair of nude Karen Millen shoes for just £12.
There were accessories in abundance. River Island watches for just £10. Tommy and Kate brand new boxed sunglasses for £5. A range of jewellery including long strands of beads and assorted necklaces for £3. Perhaps the best, and certainly the sweetest, bargain on offer on the night were the pretty beaded and diamante headbands and tiaras – just £1. These were perfect for an evening out, or just to add a bit of sparkle to an everyday outfit. Before the evening was out, almost every fashionista had purchased at least one, with many wearing them straight away!
A great key to the success and enjoyment of the night were the stylish staff and volunteers from NEWLIFE itself. They did an amazing job on the night, modelling many of the fab dresses and working relentlessly to sell as much stock as possible.
A great night was had by all, with the fashionista’s leaving laden down with goodies. It was a great idea to hold a fashion/shopping and cocktails night, all to raise money for charity. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud!
For more information about NEWLIFE, visit the website www.newlifecharity.co.uk
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