From fashion to funerals

It’s not unusual for guests on Girls Around Town to be talking about why and how they made the decision to change their careers.

But switching from fashion consultant to civil celebrant? That surely has to be a first and definitely one worth hearing more about…

Which is exactly what you’ll be doing when you tune in to this weekend’s show!

Based in Newark, just a stone’s throw away from the Radio Newark studios in fact, Mandy Moran will be on the phone to tell June – and you – what prompted her to take on such a role after many years working for two well-known clothing shops in town.

The new job’s not just about funerals though – as a celebrant, Mandy will be helping people to organise weddings and christenings too…

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday for her story – she’s an artist as well, so no doubt she’ll be talking about her passion for pencil and ink drawings during their chat.

And don’t miss the rest of your favourite weekend show – as usual, there’ll be plenty of gossip and good music to enjoy between 10am and 12 noon!

Top of the hat parade

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You’ve heard the saying ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’, haven’t you? If only it were that easy…

Getting a hat is one thing but getting the RIGHT hat is a different matter altogether! Choosing the colour to match or complement your outfit might not be too difficult but that’s just the start. Does it suit the shape of your face – your hairstyle – or even your body shape?

If you need a bit of help here, you could go online and ask Google but be warned – you’ll get over 1.9 million results if you do! Or you could join the Girls Around Town and their guest Jenny Dickinson on Sunday morning, which rather appropriately just happens to be National Hat Day.

As a personal stylist based in Lincolnshire who’s worked as a product development technologist for two of the UK’s biggest and best-loved fashion retailers, Jenny knows all about matching people with outfits that flatter them. So who better to share a few pointers on how to make sure the hat you choose for that special occasion is the crowning glory you want it to be?

She’s even promised to bring along some of the hats she has available for hire so June, Tina and Sue can try them on for size. Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear what Jenny has to say – and look out for pictures on Facebook to see how, in the words of top milliner Piers Atkinson,  a little bit of expert advice can help you to

Enjoy the hat, and make sure the hat doesn’t wear you; you wear the hat!

Different by design

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It’s one of the biggest days of your life and finding the right dress for the occasion is almost certainly right up there at the top of your to-do list…

So how do you find one that’s a perfect fit, not just for your body shape but for your own style and personality?

Someone who has the answer is Anne Bird of Daisy Dresses, who joins the Girls Around Town as their latest Fabulous After 40 guest.

Following a long career in the public sector, Anne found her fabulous when she opened the Daisy Dresses studio and workshop in Winkburn last month. Specialising in designing and making bespoke wedding gowns, she works closely with each bride at every stage of the process, to create unique dresses designed to fit, flatter and help promote body confidence on the big day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday, when June and Tina find out more about what inspired Anne to take her life in a totally new direction.

And how, in a world where frou frou often reigns supreme, she’s on a mission to offer brides something a little different and help them find their own fabulous!