Friday, 8 March 2013


The reigning Miss Birmingham will be a special guest at Birmingham International Fashion Week this weekend, as she hands out an award to a budding young model.

Kris’ina Jagpal, who won the chance to represent her home city of Birmingham last year, will present a special prize for the The Face of Birmingham International Fashion Week 2013.

Birmingham International Fashion Week (BIFW) is teaming up with Inter Lens Model Management to help find people with the potential for a career in modelling, with the winner being named on Sunday afternoon and rewarded with a professional photoshoot and the offer of a contract with the agency.

Kris’ina Jagpal, who was crowned Miss Birmingham last March, certainly knows her stuff when it comes to style and is due to graduate from her fashion course at Birmingham City University this year. She has also graced magazine covers, starred in music videos and attended numerous glamorous events since winning the Miss Birmingham title.

She is also now helping to find her successor, with applications for Miss Birmingham 2013 now open. The search for Miss Birmingham is much more than an old-fashioned beauty pageant or modelling competition, judges will be looking for someone who can be an ambassador for the city and help to raise the profile of many worthy causes across the West Midlands throughout the year.

The competition is open to 17 to 24-year-olds who live, work or study in Birmingham or the surrounding area, but younger fashion fans can also get involved in the Junior Miss Birmingham contest, open to 13 to 16-year-olds. If you or anyone you know would like to enter, visit before March 29.

For more information on the competition to find The Face of Birmingham International Fashion Week 2013 click here.

Birmingham International Fashion Week takes place on March 9 and 10 at Millennium Point, with tickets available here.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


 The talented young singer/songwriter who is only 20 years old, from Rhyl, in North Wales and performs under the name Kameelion. In early 2011, when he was just 18, he started writing/recording my own songs and got discovered and signed up by a top London manager named Albert Samuel.With quotes such as “Pet Shop Boys meets Calvin Harris”; his catchy melodies and honest meaningful lyrics makes 20 year old Kameelion a certain radio-ready act to watch out for in 2012 and is destined for chart success.

Kameelion is currently managed by London based Mission Control, who have managed and produced Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Modestep, Fugative, Aggro Santos, Loick Essien and many others. After a hard working solid year of developing a fan base, writing and producing songs and performing across the UK. Over the past two years, I has been writing and recording music and my style is very much house/pop/electro and has been named in the press as ”Pet Shop Boys vs Calvin Harris”.

I have developed an ever growing fan base in the UK and even worldwide, over 50,000+ followers on along with the famous “blue tick verified” Twitter account. I have performed all around the UK, promoting myself to large audiences from fashion events, festivals, nightclubs to charity events. My album “The Boy Who Made Sounds” is on iTunes now, along with my single “Don’t Even Know Your Name”; which are selling well across Europe.

Kameelion will be performing live at Birmingham Fashion Week on Saturday 9th and Sunday the 10th March! Please check the show schedule for full details.




Free ticket giveaway!!

Don’t miss our Capital FM Ticket free Gift Give-away’s all this week exclusively on Capital FM! The great prizes include a 2 night stay for two at Jury’s Inn Birmingham, The Club and Spa, 6-month gym membership at The Cube and the Complimentary Lunch for two Including a bottle of house wine at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill!
‘The first annual Birmingham International Fashion Week will take place
next weekend the 9th-10th March, at Millennium Point. Day packed with
luxury shopping, exhibition and runway shows. Tickets are on sale now at To celebrate the Launch of BHMFW, we
are giving away a selection of amazing prizes including a 2 night stay
for two at Jurys Inn Broad St, a 6 month gym membership at The Club and
Spa, The Cube, Birmingham and a Lunch for two at Marco Pierre White
Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Birmingham.
For your chance to win simply
tweet @BHMFashionWeek and let us know why you think Birmingham needs a
fashion week including the hashtag #BHMFW ‘


BFW’s Favourite 3!
As the 2nd biggest city in the UK, Birmingham is full of great places to spend your day and night. From excellent shopping complexes to trendy bars – a trip to Birmingham is guarenteed to give a great time. We’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of our top 3 places must visit destinations during your trip!

A city filled with different cultures and nationalities, Birmingham has cuisine for everybody to enjoy. Whether looking for fine dining or just a snack, the city plays host to some of the best restaurants in the country, representing 27 nationalities. As well as many familiar restaurants, a quarter of the city is devoted to our speciality Asian cuisine – The Balti Triangle.

Mechu Bar | Grill | Club
Situated in the city centre, Mechu is a modern, upmarket venue offering something that everyone will love. With a luxurious bar serving a delicious variety of cocktails, a restaurant with a brilliant grill menu and a nightclub upstairs it is the perfect place to spend the whole evening.

Malmaison Bar
This upmarket venue has a great variety of cocktails, champagnes and ice cold beers. Located at the top of the renovated Royal Mail sorting office at The Mailbox, Malmaison provides a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to relax and unwind in style after a busy day.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
With great food, tasty cocktails and brilliant 360 degree views of the city, the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse provides the ultimate dining experience. The stylish bar and restaurant has a great atmosphere to enjoy the company of your friends and family.

Birmingham is home to tons of great shopping and leisure complexes. Whether you are looking for great value or ultra chic boutiques– we’ve got it all. Here’s a list of our favourite places to shop.

Bullring Shopping Centre
This shopping and leisure complex is home to 160 of our favourite high street shops and restaurants – including Selfridges and Debenhams. It is brilliantly located in the heart of the city centre and has great transport links with Birmingham New Street train station just a two minute walk away. This glamorous shopping centre really is the place to shop till you drop!

The Mailbox
The Mailbox is a stylish shopping and lifestyle destination situated in the centre of Birmingham. It is home to some of fashions favourite designers such as Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss and Emporio Armani. With waterside restaurants, cafes, bars and salons there are a variety of things to keep you entertained during your time in Birmingham.

The Jewellery Quarter
Dating back 250 years, around 40% of the UKs jewellery is made in Birminghams Jewellery Quarter. With around 100 specialist shops featuring unique handcrafted jewellery, watch and clock designs you can be sure to find something to match your taste.


Fancy doing something a little different during your visit to Birmingham? Take a look at our favourite places of interest below.

The Electric Cinema
Why not tie in a trip to the cinema with your visit to Birmingham International Fashion Week? The Electric Cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK dating back to 1909. Instead of your typical popcorn cinema treat they offer a variety of handmade cakes, ice creams and savoury snacks to enjoy during your film. As well as cinema style seating there are also sofas which you can relax and watch your film on. You can even text the bar your drink and snack orders!

Cadburys World
Cadburys World is the place where chocolate comes to life! Take a tour of the famous Cadburys factory and learn all about its history and production methods. You can also visit the world’s biggest Cadbury shop and stock up on chocolate for the rest of the year! With plenty of fun activities and history this is something fun for all ages.

Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham is home to the country’s busiest single theatre, the 2000 seating Birmingham Hippodrome. Why not do fashion by day and theatre by night? West end tours often visit Birmingham as well as many showcases of local talent so check out what’s showing on the weekend of your visit here.

Mechu Bar | Grill | Club

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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

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The Bullring Shopping Centre

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The Mailbox

The Jewellery Quarter

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Cadburys World

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The Electric Cinema

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Birmingham Hippodrome

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