Wednesday, 26 February 2014


That's right it's just two more sleeps until the biggest fashion event in the midlands Birmingham International fashion Week 2014 officially begins! This Friday at 7pm, at the gorgeously glamorous Banqueting Suite in Victoria Square, all fabulous VIP fashionistas will be welcomed with an amazing glass of champagne from Maurice Vendome, as well as a sultry red carpet, ready for guests to flaunt their best looks!

Everyone lucky enough to have got their hands on a fabulous VIP ticket will be receiving a gift bag full of amazing beauty goodies, such as samples from the amazing Vita Liberata Tan. With celebrity fans such as Erin O'Connor and Geri Halliwell, the tan is sure to be your best friend during the coming summer months. The team from Vita Liberata will also be available during Fashion week to offer free exclusive spray tans! Your amazing gift bag will also contain prizes from the stunningly sophisticated Beyzancases. Providers of cases for every single one of your gadgets, Beyzancases will have your Iphone looking just as stylish as you!

After taking your seat, you will be treated to a truly amazing catwalk show, bought to you by stunningly stylish presenter Frankie McCamley, who will introduce you to designers from all over the world! Koyawo London will be kicking off the show on Friday, followed by a fabulous make up master class from our backstage make up team, MLA. They will have you looking just as flawless as our catwalk models in no time! Following catwalk shows from Khloe Nova, Textures Fashion and House of Borgezie, Miss Birmingham will be available to answer all of your burning beauty questions! Designer Nina Naustdal will round off proceedings on Friday night before you get the chance to win some amazing fashion prizes in our Raffle Prize Draw.

Saturday promises to be just as, if not more exciting and fashion fabulous, with our catwalk show kicking off with the exotic Rad Fashion. Shows from Chateau Boutique and Chloe Nova follow, with the chance in between to really seek out some fashion connections! On both Friday and Saturday night we will be hosting a Fashion networking event, giving you the chance to talk to bloggers, designers and fashion professionals about working in the fast paced fabulous fashion industry! Saturdays show will also include the amazing designer Sofia Dourvari, fresh from London Fashion Week, the Greek designer will be showcasing her fabulously sleek and sexy designs. Throughout Fashion week, our showroom will be open that will have a variety of even more fantastic designers and fashion retailers, showcasing accessories and vintage finds that will complete your stylish ensembles!
Finally, as Fashion Week draws to a close, kick off those skyscraper heels and join us at our exclusive Fashion Week After Show party at Bushwackers, Birmingham, before making your way to a luxurious stay at our sponsored hotel Hotel La Tour!

So, rest your heads fashionistas and dream about all of the fantastic fashion full weekend your going to have. We shall see you all at Birmingham International Fashion Week 2014!

Charlotte Dunn
Official BHMFashionweek Blogger

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


This weekend Birmingham International fashion week is officially here packed full of amazing designers, stunning collections and of course fashion fabulous people! If you love fashion then you have to be here for an amazing weekend, were as well as witnessing a plethora of stunning pieces strutting down our catwalk you will receive a fantastic VIP treatment along the way complete with a fantastic gift bag!
We are excited to announce the appearance of many well renowned designers to our city from all over the world, bringing their collections specifically for all of Birmingham's fashionistas to see. Designer Sophia Dourvari will be exclusively showing her knew collection for the second time at Birmingham International Fashion week, following her recent show at London Fashion Week, her show is set to be show stoppingly elegant. Designer label Borgezie will be exclusively showing thier collection of gorgeous Jewelry designs as well as stunningly glam pieces from Nina Naustdal who's collections range from Bridal to couture pieces. High end Bulgarian Fashion designer Khloe Nova will be also adding to the elegance of Birmingham International Fashion week, showing her mix of unique, sophisticated and extravagant style in her colourful collection!

In between all of the catwalk action bought to you by presenter Frankie McCamley, Miss Birmingham and Miss Jamaica will be visiting Fashion week to answer all of your burning beauty questions, plus if you are a beauty fan be sure not to miss all of the tips and tricks from our backstage team from MLA make up who will be hosting an exclusive make up master class. Our back stage hair team from the Francesco Group will also be recommending that best hair colour for your skin type and the team from Vita Liberata will be offering sultry spray tans, so you yourself can be as catwalk ready as our fabulous models.

As well as all the brilliant designers and a range of amazing guests, Birmingham International Fashion week is also host to a collection of companies and designers that will be showing their collections in our exclusive showroom. The exquisitly quirky vintage What Alice Found will have thier fabulous vintage goods on show with a mixture of vintage items and clothing, for those of us who adore a one of a kind, timeless look. The stunningly fab Sparkle by Shalgani will also be exhibiting thier array of amazing accessories in our showroom, giving you everything you need for a red carpet worthy ensemble! We are also honoured to have revolutionary make up company HY-BRD, showing thier fantastic make up range for mixed race skin in our showroom, ensuring your skin is just as fabulous as your look!

Finally, for those Carry Bradshaw's among us who love nothing more than an gorgeous pair of shoes, Argentinian designers Tango Leike will be featuring their sultry sexy heels that are sure to have you set for dancing the night away at our Birmingham International Fashion week after party!

So don't miss out on all of the amazing action at Birmingham International Fashion week, it really will be a treat for any fashion fan and is sure to be keeping Birmingham on trend this weekend and for the rest of 2014! Get those last few tickets here!

Charlotte Dunn
Official BHMfashionweek Blogger

Wednesday, 19 February 2014


 Front Row Illustrated by Charlotte Dunn

Birmingham International Fashion week is officially less than 10 days away and with all the excitement surrounding London fashion week this week ,we can't wait to see all of the fabulous designers showcasing their new collections on our catwalk, as well as offering exclusive treatments to our guests from our sponsors and our talented backstage teams! We're dying to see the fabulous ensembles you guys put together for this years fashion week, and sure that you will even rival Kate Moss on the front row!

So what can you gorgeous fashionistas expect at this years Birmingham International fashion Week? With one of our fabulous VIP tickets you will be greeted at Banqueting Suite, Victoria Square with a champagne reception provided by Champagne Maurice Vendome, and a glamorous red carpet, to really flaunt your most fashionable ensembles! 

On day 1 you will be treated to fabulous shows from designers Koyawo London, flaunting their glam new collections packed full of stunning and show stopping dresses. Designer Humna Nadeem and Textures Fashion will then follow continuing the gorgeously glam showcase of new collections.
In between these shows you will be treated to an exclusive masterclass from MLA, our very own backstage makeup team! Designers Khloe Nova and Nina Naustdal will then close a fantastic day of fashion wonders, treating us to catwalks of vibrant and sexy pieces that are sure to ignite our love for all things fashion!
 Design by Khloe Nova
In between shows at fashion week don't miss receiving helpful beauty tips from the current Miss Jamaica and Miss Birmingham, as well as a brilliant opportunity to converse with fashion glitterati in our special Fashion networking events, it could be just the meeting you need to boost your future fashion career! Whilst waiting for the shows to start as well make sure you check out the brilliant designers and companies in our showroom including the very vintage What Alice found and amazing accessories from Tango Leike plus many other sparkling creations!

Vintage Fashion from What Alice Found

Day 2 promises to be just as exciting as day 1 at Birmingham International Fashion Week 2014, kicking off all of the catwalk action will be label Rad Fashion followed by the glamorously sexy Chateau Boutique. Khloe Nova will then carry on the show with her second catwalk of the weekend, giving us a second helping of her gorgeous feminine designs. In between shows, our backstage hair team from the award winning Francesco group will be offering exclusive skin tone analysis from thier experienced colourists, to really find the colour to enhance your look! You can even brighten up your winter skin as the team from Viva Liberata will be offering exclusive spray tans throughout the event!

Design by Nina Naustdal

Finally fashion week will draw to a close with two amazing showstopping catwalks from designers House of Bourgezie and the fab Sofia Dourvari, straight from her recent catwalk at London fashion week! Join us finally in celebrating our second cities most fabulous fashion event at our Official Fashion Week after party!

Design By Sofia Dourvari

So what are you waiting for? With all of these amazing designers and brilliant opportunities how can any fashion fan miss Birmingham International Fashion Week 2014! Grab those VIP tickets and receive an exclusive BHMFashion week goodie bag full of fantastic fashion essentials!
See you there fashionistas!

Charlotte Dunn
Official BHMfashion week Blogger

Monday, 17 February 2014


Our bustling city of Birmingham will this month be bought to life with fashion fabulous designers from all over the world as it plays host Birmingham International Fashion Week 2014! With everything from must see museums to a fabulous array of high street shopping, our second city is often overlooked for it's fantastic attractions!

Over the weekend of Birmingham International Fashion week, why not take all the fabulous fashion inspiration you receive and take a look at all of the glamorous shopping locations around the city! Whilst staying at our sponsored hotel Hotel La Tour, you are in the perfect reach of the cities must have shopping locations. Hotel La Tour is located perfectly behind the humming Bullring Shopping centre, containing all the high street stores any fashionista could need to look gorgeous for Fashion week! Also located within the Bullring, is of course the famous Selfridges, full of fab designer labels, high street favorites and of course a tasty array of home grown and international cuisine, wonderful for a well need break between shopping.

Hotel La Tour

If you love your designer labels, then the Mailbox is just a short walk from Hotel La Tour, across the winding canals of Brindley Place. With the ever glam Harvey Nichols, and a mixture of exclusive salons, you can really pamper yourself before the catwalk shows at Birmingham International Fashion week to ensure your thoroughly catwalk ready.

Brindley Place

If you prefer a quirky individual nature to your ensemble then Birmingham's Historic markets and large amounts of vintage outlets are just a stroll away from Hotel La Tour and are really a must see when visiting the city. The Custard Factory, as well as being the host location to many events, the area boasts many vintage boutiques and even it's own vintage salons to really nail that must have 50's look! There are markets aplenty in the city centre to locate those quirky individual pieces, with Birmingham colourful rag market being just a stroll away from Hotel La Tour.

Finally to complete any fashion week worthy look, you defiantly need some jewels and accessories to stand apart from the crowd. There is no where better than Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter to grab a stunning selection of hand crafted jewelry. A place in Birmingham's history, the jewelry quarter boasts an gorgeously stunning array of jewelry boutiques as well as a host of museums and cafés.

So make sure you make the most of Birmingham International Fashion week 2014's host city, thoroughly indulge in some retail therapy before the shows, before resting your weary heels in a glamorous bed at our sponsors Hotel La Tour. Sound tempting? Tickets are still available here....

Charlotte Dunn
BHMFW Official Blogger

Friday, 14 February 2014


Vintage Dorset company What Alice Found is owned and managed by vintage enthusiast Nicki Grainger! After studying for a degree in fashion journalism, and diplomas in both marketing and professional styling, Nicki launched her vintage wonderland to showcase her collection of vintage paraphernalia and share her passion for styling by launching her very own creative styling agency.

 Nicki Grainger owner of What Alice Found

Nicki hand selects her vintage items from all over the UK, Europe and Los Angeles and brings them home to her fabulous Pop up shop based on the Dorset coast! Nicki's love for collecting unusual items has even led to her home being photographed by fashion magazines showcasing her eccentric styling. After being known for her love of collecting and being nicknamed Alice in Wonderland by her friends and family, the name sake was born!

Window Display by What Alice Found
Nicki herself is a stylist and has dressed theatre productions and styled a number of high profile photo shoots, that have provided the base for her creative styling agency that she currently runs along side What Alice Found!  
Nicki has earnt tremendous recognition for her fabulous vintage inspired window dressing and visual merchandising skills in store and beyond, as well as staging many photo shoots from London to Paris! What Alice Found's celebrity fans include Pearl Lowe and and she has recently received a nomination in the National Vintage Awards 2013.
Styling By What Alice Found
‘What Alice Found’ has been featured in many publications, such as GRAZIA, being named ‘best in the South west’ in the magazine, as well as Glamour Magazine, IDOL magazine, Vintage life,  and f Fabulous Magazine! The brand remains a firm favorite with bloggers, based upon its very individual vintage edge. We are very excited to welcome Nicki and her team to Birmingham International fashion Week this month, make sure you grab your tickets here not to miss the fabulous What Alice Found!
Charlotte Dunn
BHMFashionWeek Blogger

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


Birmingham International Fashion Week AW14 tickets are on sale now!! Get your ticket for the 2nd annual International Fashion Week in Birmingham. We are bringing you the 2nd instalment of Birmingham International Fashion Week and some of the most breathtaking runway shows held in the stunning Birmingham City Banqueting Suite in Victoria Square. Having marked the successful launch in 2013 with over 12 Runway Shows showcasing designers from around the world, 2014 is set to be even bigger and presenting you with new fashion talent from around the globe! See the latest Autumn/Winter 14 collections before hitting the designer showrooms for an option to browse & buy. 2014 also sees the launch of "Show & Sell" Designer Showroom, introducing designers from around the world, selling accessories and fashion whilst presenting you with a 'fashion installation'. This is new for BHMFW 2014 and new to Birmingham!

Relax with a glass of Maurice Vendôme exclusive Grand cru Champagne between Runway shows and admire unique art pieces from some of the best UK and International artists. Enjoy a chat with the lovely Miss Birmingham 2013 Rachel Barker and Miss World contestant Miss Jamaica 2013. BHMFW is also the proud host of an international model competition 'Face of the World' winner will be announced LIVE on the Saturday! Make Up London Academy (MLA) will be offering complimentary makeovers and hosting an exciting Express Make-up masterclass, whilst Vita Liberata Luxury tanning brand, will be making your skin look beautifully bronzed with express spray tans and skin finishing. 'Most Stylish Man and Female Competition' will be held on both days of the show, your chance to WIN a bottle of Maurice Vendôme Luxury Champagne! (must be over 18)
BHMFW will be hosting the highly anticipated 'Champagne Fashion Networking Event' between shows on Friday and Saturday. Great opportunity to meet bloggers, designers, network with fashion professionals and swap business cards! All ticket holders will receive a luxury VIP Gift Bag and a glass of champagne on arrival.

Birmingham International Fashion Week remains a point of reference for UK fashion weeks, discovering and launching new designers, industry trends, international talent and careers of celebrated "fashionistas" in fashion culture.

Birmingham International Fashion Week now includes over 150 press attendees from the most influential and respected regional, national and global publications.

Get your tickets online at Seetickets and we look forward to seeing you at the show!