Happy Monday loves!
Back in December I got to experience one of the best events I’ve attended this entire year with one of my favourite brands, Alcatel Mobile. I attended The Clothes Show for the first time in my life, for all my American followers, The Clothes Show is an annual consumer exhibition held in Birmingham. It showcases the latest fashion, beauty and music trends on large features and stands. Not to mention the amount of celebrities who make an appearance every year. It’s basically everything girly, all under one roof! The lead up to this event was a little strange for me as I was invited by multiple brands, which was extremely overwhelming and exciting but when I received an invitation from the official sponsors, how could I say no?
Fortunately I got to attend with my partner in crime AKA my mother, which is lovely as I always enjoying sharing my opportunities with her. The journey up to Birmingham was half the fun as we travelled first class and met some lovely bloggers on the trip including Nathan from The Rollinson London. This is the first time I’ve ever travelled on first class and can I just say what a huge difference it makes! The comfortable seating, the unlimited food and drink, access to Wi-Fi, charging points, great customer service, it’s definitely the little things that make the difference.
Once we arrived in Birmingham, we were greeted by the Alcatel team and headed to the official stand to learn more about their mobile devices. I tested some of their devices including the Pixi 4, Pop, Shine Lite and of course the IDOL 4! There was also a cool interactive taxi as the centrepiece, offering consumers a chance to have the virtual reality experience that the IDOL 4 smartphone offers.
We then headed to the Fashion Theatre for a spectacular fashion show, a full hour of full on entertainment! There were catwalk shows presented by some high-street favourites including Topshop, River Island and many more. There were so many dance performances and live acts on stage too, a very, very impressive show to say the least.
Afterwards we headed to lunch for a yummy 2 course meal with the Alcatel team. Prosecco, cocktails and desserts were all on offer and it was a chance to get to know the brand a little more and become more acquainted with the rest of the bloggers on the trip too. I enjoyed a lovely Seabass dish with a classic Eaton Mess to end the meal.
We ended the day at the Mark Hill beauty pamper lounge where I received a wonderful blow-dry. As someone who organises events for a living, I can confirm that no event is complete without beauty treatments. It just elevates your entire mood and completes the day perfectly.
Before attending the Clothes Show I had a sneaky look at the line-up of guests and I knew the ultimate blogging super babe aka Sarah Ashcroft was due to attend, therefore I knew I couldn’t leave without catching a glimpse of her. We headed to the Discovered catwalk where she was hosting a fashion show of all her favourite brands. I surprisingly discovered some really cool new brands I never heard of before and best of all they were all affordable.
Overall I had an amazing first experience at the Clothes Show! It was everything I expected and more! Next year it will be moving to Liverpool, so hopefully another adventure awaits! Thank you to Alcatel Mobile for inviting me.