Happy 10th Birthday Harvey Nichols Birmingham!

Today is a very special day. Harvey Nichols is celebrating 10 wonderful years of providing its supreme style to Birmingham. Tonight will see a very special party to celebrate the birthday, with the  glitterati from fashion, television/radio and sport in attendance. I will bring you lots of photographs from the event, along with a super party video. But, in the meantime, to whet your appetite, I thought it would be nice to look at my picks from the current Harvey Nichols collection in order to show just why this store is so important to the second city.

Fashion-Mommy’s Picks from the Nicks!

How beautiful is this vintage  inspired dress  from Lily Allen’s ‘Lucy in Disguise’ Label. With an exquisite glitter bodice, this is just a supremely gorgeous gown that has echoes of 1940s Hollywood.

Nothing screams Autumn/Winter more than tartan. Nothing  screams McQueen more than tartan. This McQ dress was one of  my favourites from the Fashion Night Out fashion show.  I just love its flirty shape.

This Michael Kors dress is just amazing. Shiny, body con and super sexy,  this is the sort of dress that is  just MADE for Christmas parties!

A definite highlight of the year for me  was the Markus Lupfer trunk show. I’m a huge fan of his designs, and this  jumper is still the absolute top of  my wishlist.

Harvey Nichols has a reputation for new and exciting brands. I just love the fun of Wildfox, and as a teenage grunge fan, I just can’t resist the ‘Teen Spirit’ top that is a cheeky take on the Nirvana legend.

Harvey Nichols has an enviable selection of  handbags,including a great range of  Marc by Marc Jacobs  bags.I love the vibrant  shade of the Voyage Regine Hobo.

A style classic that was heavily in rotation during Fashions night out was the McQueen  skull scarf. I’m  rather  partial to this purple shade.

Charlotte Olympia is my current shoe fetish. I’m wearing a very good high Street copy of her Paloma satin pumps for the party, but that won’t stop me  lusting after the real thing.

More 40s chic comes courtesy of Michael Kors in the shape of this beautiful coat. That collar  alone makes this a wardrobe must have.

My final pick (10 for the 10 of course!) is this fabulous Assemblage bath  and  shower gift set from Bodhi. Harvey Nichols introduced  me to this brand through a goodie bag, and I don’t mind admitting that I am now hooked on the fragrances, especially Ylang Ylang Incensa, and  the way they  leave you skin feeling.

So there you have it. My top ten choices for 10 glorious years. Have a wonderful day and here’s to the next ten years.

Harvey Nichols Fashion Show – Not long to wait now!

The starriest front row in Birmingham’s style calendar, along with the hottest trends by the Key designers for the coming season! That is a good description of the Harvey Nichols Fashion Show.  The show will take place on Tuesday 1st March and Wednesday 2nd March in the glamorous setting of the Birmingham store, based in the beautiful Mailbox.

Guests will be treated to a catwalk show unveiling the new Spring/Summer 2011 collections. Designer ranges from Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, DKNY and Alexander McQueen, now under the auspices of Sarah Burton, will all be included in the fashion show.

The show will also include ranges from new and contemporary designers. Wildfox, famous for their Love Potion No 9 jumpers won by stars such as Taylor Swift, Audrina Partridge and Frankie Sandford, will display their new collection, along with Markus Lupfer, Paul and Joe sister and Hoss Intropia.

Taylor Swift in Wildfox

For all fashionistas attending the show, there will be a fabulous goody bag to take home, and drinks will be served throughout the show. If you spot something on the catwalk that just screams ‘buy me now or forever regret it’ you will have a chance to ‘shop the show’ on the night.

This promises to be an unmissable and glamorous event for Birmingham fashionistas, so make sure you get your ticket. Tickets coat £15 and are available by calling 0121 616 6008. You can also email your RSVP by contacting Harvey Nichols at rsvp.birmingham@harveynichols.com