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Fashion and Birthday Cake

Posted on: 14 October 2011

A few weeks ago I was invited along to 'The Show' at the Bullring Shopping Centre, where I took my seat at the end of the catwalk situated within the mall with my sister Hailey and the lovely Fritha from Fish Tank Fashion. The mini-fashion show showcased what the UK High Street had to offer in what is now, a yearly fashion event for the Bullring. This particular spot is also where TV stylist and haberdashery lover (well I had to say it!), Gok Wan likes to put on his roadshows. The show itself featured brands that were available in the shopping mecca that is The Bullring. They also played with the idea of the hologram and a screen at the end of the catwalk displayed images of Tiffany Pisani (winner of 6th Cycle, Britain's Next Top Model) appearing alongside the live models who strutted their stuff down the runway.
SDC19779SDC19774Personally, none of the looks that went down the runway were really 'me' but it's great to draw inspiration from them from the textures, tailoring, layering and accessories. There were some really fun pieces and I particularly loved the turquoise trousers and jacket combo which of course, was from Zara. It's all in the tailoring isn't it?
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After the show, the lovely Emma (thank you!) handed us press passes to the final show of the day of Style Birmingham Live at Birmingham Town Hall which is hosted by the always dapper, George Lamb.
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Similar to last year, it was full of theatrics and lots of choreography, the kind you tend to see at the Clothes Show Live. This show concentrated on department stores and shops around the city centre, with the likes of House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols and local boutiques taking part. I thought it had improved a lot on the previous year as they had left out the lingerie modelling which let's face it, is a little on the cheesy side. When Kristabel and I visited last year, we thought was super random!
SDC19807SDC19791I've become more of a fan of all things red over the past few years so I love the red pieces above. I also couldn't help but note the very Chuck Bass-like influences in some of the male styling. The one below is definitely Chuck worthy. Yep, I still watch Gossip Girl even if the series seems to be crumbling around the edges and has kind of lost it's sparkle, any thoughts? All in all, it was a pretty fun day and I did leave wanting to go shopping and inspired to stock up on a few Autumn/Winter essentials (hello Velvet and statement jewellery!).
stylebrumOn to the next event in the Diamond Canopy household! You know I love to talk about my family and it was my youngest sister's 14th birthday. Of course, she had a wonderful cake and chose this calorific chocolate cake to celebrate. Such pretty packaging!
SDC19895The cake was incredible. Absolutely Chocolate laden but made from the typically light sponge that is used in Chinese cakes and layered with chocolate caramel filling. So moreish! Usually we have the more traditional Chinese cakes covered in cream and fruit but I would say that this kind of style cake is more contemporary Hong Kong style.
SDC19903Of course I took out my Instax and snapped a few pics of Becky and her cake. It's been a while since I've taken any photos using the camera. I have so much film all stocked up now, I really better get back into the routine of using it again! 
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Me, Becky, Hailey, Cake, Becky's new HP net book and random plastic fruit in the background (yeah I think this is weird too!) 
So here is another photo of us sisters, you guys must be used to seeing our faces after our many family snaps in HK (plenty more food posts to sift through yet!). Becky has just had a new wardrobe and it's looking rather empty and forlorn as she's just cleared out a whole bunch of her kiddy clothes. She is itching to fill it up with lots of new clothes and this definitely spells trouble! She's already taken to reading Tavi's Rookie Mag (I wish I knew what a blog was when I was 14!) and I know it won't be long until her wardrobe rivals ours!

48 comments:

  1. haha this is so cute! I hope she fills her wardrobe with lots of lovely clothes haha. Happy bithday to her! Oh and that cake looks so yummy.
    Those looks were chuck bass-worthy indeed!

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  2. Such a great show. And that cake..amazing.

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  3. What a cool event!

    Yum..you guys so know how to celebrate!

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  4. Love the update. Incredible cake!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your sister!

    i know where cake is from ;) looks yum! this is m first time seeing a fashion show at the bull ring!!

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  6. Awww happy birthday to your sister! You're all so pretty! That cake looks like a dream!
    x

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  7. That photo of the three of you together is adorable!! :)

    I love how happy you always are sweetie, glad all is well with you.


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  8. that cake looks delish! we buy our birthday cakes from the same bakery, they seem a bit lighter than traditional english cakes too which is good cause they i can eat more :-)

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  9. how cute is this! also that show looks like it was a blast.

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  10. Look at all those amazing shoes. Okay, I admit it, I'm an addict, and there's no helping me, in fact, I don't want any help. I just want those shoes :)

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  11. that cake looks amazing! and i'm 22 and love rookie mag, it's brilliant!

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  12. Glad the show improved on last year, it was so strange! Looks like a bigger set up in the Bullring and it's always great to see clothing you can actually buy there and then. That cake looks amazing, you need to introduce me to HK style cakes! Don't think I ever had one when I was there! Will be interesting to see how your sis is influenced by blogs, at that age I wanted a website but it was nothing to do with fashion!

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  13. This looks really cool, a bit like the clothes show live and next top model event!
    Glad you had such a great day!
    aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  14. the cake looks sooooo GOOD... ahh...

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  15. beautiful pics!!amazing blog!!i'm following you!!!if you like mine, do the same!!!

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  16. Happy birthday to your sister! I love those outfits at the top, and that one is VERY Chuck... I thought S5 was back on track but I guess we will have to wait and see!

    Maria xxx

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  17. Looks like your sister had a great birthday! That cake looks so delicious! I'm pretty jealous actually ;)

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  18. Oh, how fun! I get such an adrenaline rush from fashion shows. The energy is addicting, and I usually end up coveting all of the clothes.

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  19. Looks like you had a great time! And the cake looks uber yummy! ^^

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  20. oeh that fashion show looks really great! and the cake looks so delicious!

    <3

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  21. Happy Birthday to your sister!

    Not crazy about any of the looks either (although I do like the red peep-toes with socks in one of the photos!) but it looks like a lot of fun regardless!

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  22. Looks like a really fun event! Happy belated birthday to your sister. She looked so cute!

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  23. What a fun event. The photos came out great. Love that cake! Happy belated to your sister and thanks for sharing!

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    Thu

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  24. Looks like you girls had a lot of fun! That cake looks delicious!

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  25. Love the looks from the runway! I'd personally never wear a furry sweater/coat but they're always so lovely to look at! And those man-coats are great! Thinking of getting some nice ones from UNIQLO as well.... Ahh; I can only dream;p

    BTW; Happy Belated Birthday to Becky! The chocolate cake looks yummy! x

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  26. love this post and also your blog! I follow u!
    pass to mine and follow me back :D
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  27. Winnie!! Beautiful pic of you 3 susters and...wow :-) A great fashionshow! you must have loved it! the second pic, left look, is my fav! have a nice day and visit me again!

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  28. lovely photos, nice post :)

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  29. whoa, another awesome fashion show! great pictures dear <3

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  30. What an awesome looking show!


    GTBB,
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  31. g r 8 b l o g a n d p h o t o s b dw c ome t h r u my f a s h i o n b l o g n l e t s f o l l oW E a c h o t h e r l i k e t w i t t e r .

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  32. Fashion and birthday cake...that sounds like the best combination ever. haha you are sooooo lucky to get INVITED to those kind of things. I've never seen a fashion show in my life :O

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  33. Looks like you had fun! And that cake.. Is it wrong I'm craving cake before 11am on a thursday now?!

    Penny x

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  34. The event looks like loads of fun. Love the shot of you with your sisters! Your cake looks de-li-cious!! xx

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  35. 2 great events. That cake for your sister is amazing. Xxxx

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  36. what a pretty cake. I adore fashion shows.

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  37. You are so lucky you went to see! =)~

    I loved your blog =)*

    http://itsluckynumberseven.blogspot.com

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  38. happy birthday to Becky!! what a beautiful cake for a beautiful girl :)

    xx jamie

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  39. Happy happy happy birthday to your little sister! And duuuude, that chainmail headpiece is amazing.

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  40. The cat walk looks fun! GOk wan eh? i've heard about him but not seen his show yet. So you think he's good with fashion? lol

    Yumm and lovely cake! You're right, not the typical cream and fruit cakes you get in the UK, lol. This one so looks like the types of cake you get in HK!:D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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