Falling in love with fashion

Hopefully there’s still a little time left to enjoy the last few weeks of summer but even so it’s probably not too early to start looking ahead to autumn.

And if in your case that means thinking about shopping for new outfits, Ann Hayes from Ann et Vin and Lucky Secret Boutique‘s Sue Allen will be in the studio next weekend with news of something which will definitely be right up your street…

The street in question is Castlegate in Newark, the ‘something’ is an Autumn Fashion Show and, given the fact that it’s being hosted by Ann et Vin, you won’t be surprised to learn that there’ll be fizz as well as fashion on Thursday 12 September!

From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, local businesses will be joining forces to raise funds for Beaumond House Community Hospice in an evening which features new autumn ranges from Lucky Secret Boutique alongside handbags, lingerie, jewellery, scarves, shoes, make up and more.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £15 each which includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and nibbles during the interval. To book your seat by the catwalk, visit Lucky Secret Boutique on Wilson Street or call 01636 919748.

And don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11am next Sunday when Ann and Sue will be sharing more details of the event with the Girls Around Town.

They’ll be chatting to June, who already has her ticket for the show – but then what else would you expect from a self-confessed shopaholic?!

Designer style without the designer price tag!

shopping bagsIf you’ve always wanted to own a designer dress, step out in style in a pair of super shoes or accessorise your outfits with a truly beautiful bag, now’s your chance to do it without breaking the bank…

Cast your mind back and you may remember that the Girls Around Town flagged up the Beaumond House Designer Clothing Sale both online and on air last year.

Since then we’ve been waiting patiently for confirmation of the dates and times. Well, get your diaries out girls – here they come!

With a Preview Evening on Wednesday 15 April and the main sale on Thursday 16 April, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to shop till you drop at the Newark Academy Lilley & Stone Site on London Road. Needless to say, June will be leading the charge – and no doubt fashionistas from across the region have been busy recently, making space in their wardrobes for a few fabulous treats.

Whether you’re looking for something special to wear to a summer wedding or a ball, planning a holiday or just want to indulge in a little retail therapy, we have it on good authority that there’ll be no shortage of high end outfits and accessories to choose from. What’s more, you’ll be supporting a very worthwhile local cause too – how’s that for a little extra incentive?!

ladies drinking wineTickets are on sale now for Wednesday’s preview, which runs from 6pm to 10pm with wine and canapés included in the £10 admission price. Entry to Thursday’s sale is free and you can shop till you drop from 10am to 9pm.

Don’t forget there’s still time to make room for those new purchases by donating items you’ve never worn or which no longer fit – clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, even coat hangers and garment rails will all be much appreciated. Just take them to Beaumond House at 32 London Road and help them on their way towards matching – or even beating! – the £25,000 raised at the last designer sale.

For more information or to book your tickets for the Wednesday evening, contact the Fundraising Team on 01636 610556. Then form an orderly queue ladies and get ready to bag a bargain…

Hand over your handbags for charity!

shoes-bagA girl can never have too many handbags! But even the most avid collector will have at least one lurking in the wardrobe that hasn’t seen the light of day for quite some time – and the same probably goes for shoes…

If you’re guilty as charged and you’re willing to let them go to a new home, why not donate them to charity?

Beaumond House Community Hospice is holding a Handbag and Shoe Amnesty, asking the ladies of Newark to have a bit of a rummage in their closets and hand over their unwanted bags and shoes in a good cause.

Just drop them off at Beaumond House, 32 London Road by Saturday 20 September or give the fundraising team a call on 01636 610556.