Headz Up Business Fashion Catwalk

June 26th, 2017

Last Friday I was a guest at the Headz Up Business Women in Business Expo, held in Birmingham’s beautiful Council House. Part of the Expo was taken up with the Fashion Business Catwalk, which meant I got to sit front row and enjoy some fabulous fashion. The event was organised by Pushpa Alexander, the inspirational whirlwind behind Headz Up Business, who organise networking events, conferences and Expo’s for women in business, focusing on digital and social media technology, and allowing women to network with similar professionals in a host of different settings.

With Dave aka Mr Brum Hour.

The Women in Business Expo was a great success, with the centrepiece being the Fashion Catwalk.  This runway show was managed by former Mr Birmingham Joshua Williams, who is also the brains behind the Elite Fashion Show. The show showcased some local designers, from Jewellery Quarter based Dolls of Decadence, new Birmingham label Vaughan, Elvira Lee Couture, heavily influenced by 1970s glamour, El Monet, which is both designed and manufactured in the second city, and Kiss Me Kate, the destination for beautiful evening wear in Birmingham.

In addition to the designers and their stunning collections, the catwalk stage also hosted talks from Ruth May, an up and coming jewellery designer, Sally Klein, an inspirational lifestyle coach, and West Midlands Police, who were there to talk about Cyber safety in the modern age. All the guest speakers also hosted their own stalls so you could talk to them in more detail if you wished.

The Women in Business Expo was the most enjoyable of events, a way to make some valuable contacts whilst having a coffee, browsing the exhibitors and taking in some fabulous new fashion. It also raised funds for a brilliant local charity ‘Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer’ and it was wonderful to hear Veronica Kumeta from the charity speaking so passionately about her vision for helping cancer sufferers and survivors in Birmingham.

Fashion Catwalk at the Women in Business Expo

Dolls of Decadence


Elvira Lee Couture

El Monet

Kiss Me Kate

22 Responses to “Headz Up Business Fashion Catwalk”

  1. Pushpa Alexander says:

    Fantastic blog, thank you so much for attending and covering the event

  2. robin rue says:

    I have never been to a fashion show before, but I have always wanted to. Looks like you had a great seat for the show.

  3. Tali Love says:

    This expo is always a great time. Glad you enjoyed.

  4. Stefanie says:

    I love the golden dress! It´s so pretty

  5. These are such stunning pieces! I wish I could attend something like this! Such a great experience

  6. Jenn jG says:

    All of these outfits are really pretty but my favorite is the short peach dress with the gold middle! Glad you had a god time at the event!

  7. What an amazing experience for those who are into fashion. My favorite is the red dress, which is my favorite color!

  8. Josselyn Radillo says:


  9. Jay says:

    This looks like so much fun !! I am loving that purple dress. It is so whismical 🙂 thanks for sharing !!

  10. Sarah Bailey says:

    What a great looking event it sounds like it would be so inspiring as well being surrounded by some amazing people.

  11. Nina says:

    I love when business’s come together to provide a really great conference. I love the fashion side!!

  12. The collection looks splendid! Glad you enjoyed the conference and the show too.

  13. What a great show. These dresses are beautiful, and this sounds like a great event.

  14. These dresses are beautiful. I really love the gold top with white bottom–I could certainly see myself wearing that!

  15. Wow that Lilac dress is absolutely stunning, love the top half detail. I like that they had a range of talks and that they raise awareness of important issues like cancer too x

  16. stacey says:

    This is awesome, you don’t think Birmingham when you think fashion. I am about to re-enter the business world and would have loved to attend.

  17. It sounds like you had lots of fun at the event. I’ve never heard of the designers but I’m intrigued to check the out. Thanks for sharing the experience!

  18. Nay says:

    What an amazing event! So many great things in one event and the red dress with sparkles is amazing.

  19. Elizabeth O says:

    What a great event! From the looks of it, they covered all the key elements we need as bloggers. I love the fundraising component, the show, and the police reminder of cyber crime. Perfect!

  20. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This looks like it was a fabulous event indeed. I love the Kiss Me Kate gowns which are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this awesome fun event and the cat walk.

  21. The key to growth is networking with like-minded people in your industry. This looks like a fun event

  22. kioandlew says:

    All of the pieces are beautiful! I want to attend this kind of event sometimes.

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