B PR press day – Fashion, beauty and treats galore

The B PR press day is always one that I really enjoy, mainly because they represent such a wide range of companies and brands. This means the Press previews are ultra exciting, a wonderful place to be if you love fashion/beauty, or both!

The latest press event saw the showcasing of many top brands. For beauty lovers there were the likes of  Bodhi, Bomb Cosmetics and Ciate, whilst those with a bag fixation could check out the newest designs from Alphabet Bags, Knomo and Helmer. Those with a penchant for shoes were also well served, with fashion-forward designs from Simmi Shoes (including some pretty gorgeous sandals in metallic shades that I need in my life) and more classic looks from Call it Spring. British Cult Classic Red or Dead showcased their unique brand of Brit Cool.

There were also jewellery and fashion collections, from maternity specialist Seraphine . My eyes and heart were drawn to La Dress, a retro/vintage inspired collection of dresses, one of which used pink lace to the greatest effect.

All in all, another fabulous event from B PR, who never disappoint with the ranges on show, and the hospitality.

Here are some images of products that caught my eye on the day.


Alphabet Bags


Invisible Bobbles


How pretty are the bath bombs from Bomb Cosmetics

Ciate - such lovely colours

Ciate – such lovely colours!



Love the pink shades from Helmer.




Designs from Simmi Shoes



Call it Spring


Brit classic Red or Dead


Love the classic cut of this dress – simple and elegant.


Another dress from La Dress.


Am a little obsessed with this pink number.


Love this!











Newlife and Schuh team up again for ‘Sell your Soles’.

Do you remember last year when I told you all about the collaboration between Schuh and Newlife, the leading children’s disability charity? To recap, you could take your old shoes into the Sunderland branch of Schuh, who would exchange them for a £10 voucher. The old shoes were then donated to Newlife, who would either sell them or recycle them to raise much needed funds for life saving equipment and support for sick and terminally ill children across the Uk.

The scheme proved to be amazingly successful, with 3,000 pairs of shoes being donated in a four week period. So, the scheme is now being rolled out again and this time stores in more areas are involved. From 21st May to 26th June you can take your old shoes into Schuh branches inAberdeen, Stirling, Belfast, Peterborough, Cheltenham and the Eldon Square Branch in Newcastle.

There is no limit to how many pairs of shoes you can donate, although only one voucher can be used per purchase over £30. The voucher is redeemable until 21st August, so you have plenty of time to treat yourself once you have cleared out all those old, unloved and unworn shoes.

Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, urged shoppers to step lively before the offer ends. She said: “Last year’s promotion raised valuable funds for the charity, helping to fund vital equipment grants for families in need. Overall last year Newlife awarded £1.2million in grants to more than 15,500 children across the UK but we are aware that we must top that in the coming months if we are to meet increased demand. Schuh’s generous support is integral to our ability to do this.


“Enquiries to our Nurse helpline shot up by a staggering 86 per cent in the first eight weeks of this financial year, compared with the same period in 2010. We have an average of 300 calls a week, with thousands more hits on the charity’s website www.newlifecharity.co.uk


She added: “The equipment we provide isn’t necessarily the Rolls Royce of its type; often it is just the basic model to meet complex needs. Without Newlife – and your help – our most vulnerable children won’t even be getting access to the basics.”

So, what are you waiting for? Get sorting through your shoe clutter and get down to Schuh pronto. To wet your appetite, have a look at the gorgeous shoes you could be spending your voucher on.

RED OR DEAD Paloma shoes from Schuh

Garda wedges from Schuh

Clara shoes from Schuh

To watch  a video containing more info, follow the link below.