Friday, 17 September 2010

Happy Birthday Cabot Circus

The shopping center Cabot Circus is going to be Two and what an amazing Birthday Party Fashion Affair they have planned!! On the 25th-26th September Cabot Circus will be hosting a Fashion Weekender which will have free fashion shows showcasing the hottest new season trends.

The weekend celebrations will start on the 25th with shows presented by Television star Gok Wan. He will be offering advice and tips suitable for any budget and of course being his fabulous self - Remember it's all about the Confidence! The fashion shows will be taking place at Cabot Circus and Quakers Friars during the day. Cutting-edge pieces from the high street will be shown alongside the best of the designer brands. As well as seeing the pick of the new collections there will be extra inspirations and style advice added by Auntie Gok. Who sounds like he can't wait - "Since the opening of Cabot Circus Bristol now boasts the best shopping in the South West with an amazing mix of high-street and designer brands. Bristol has a very unique style - it's urban, edgy and cool. I can't wait to see what Bristol has to offer on 25th September!"The Stylish Celebrations will continue on the 26th with House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols both showing dedicated shows. A perfect opportunity to scope out the best new season pieces from fashion to shoes!

The weekend will be filled with a variety of styles to suit every fashionistas taste - from gothic chic and military fashion to animal print and bohemian romance. The revival of the classic camel look is being celebrated as a big trend this season. Also a sample of the grunge glamour look which is comfy yet stylish and has been hitting the catwalks. Each show will be created by top stylist Ricky Partner, who has worked with a host of designer names including Jasper Conran, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.

The Cabot Circus Fashion Weekender is being held in partnership with Breast Cancer Care, to raise funds for this vital cause. Goodie bags will be on sale throughout the weekend, with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

Retailers featured in the fashion shows over the weekend include House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols, Urban Outfitters, Warehouse, Zara, New Look, A-Wear, French Connection, Reiss, Ted Baker, Ollie and Nic, Aldo, Schuh, Azendi and Hobbs.
Now you may have noticed if you have visited Cabot Circus this week a perspex box with some desirable items inside... These are 'Gok's Top Picks' guests will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw on the Sunday and win the contents. You may have also noticed if you have visited this week a washing line has appeared... This is to Air Your Dirty Laundry - Fashionistas are being urged to bring their most embarrassing items, fashion faux pas and just plain awful 'What were you thinking!?' garments and bravely hang them out for the world to see on the 'Washing Line of Shame' for a chance to win a one-to-one styling session with Gok Wan.

Now this weekend sounds like it will be so much fun with discounts of 10-20% in most of Cabot Circus' iconic stores. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend because I am attending a Christening but if you can DO go and check it out!!!

Fashion Fantasist xx


  1. As a Bristol gal this is a really interesting read... can't believe it is 2 years already !!

  2. Glad you like it!! Hope you can pop by some of the shows - if you do let me know how they are :) xxx