Thursday, 31 July 2014

June 25th 2014: Woven Fashion Show-Fashion in Durham..

Hello my little beauties!

I'm trying desperately to get caught up with all of my blog posts, I feel like I have so much to share with you!  For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that last year, my Mister and I went to a fabulous fashion show in a secret location (a car park!) as part of Durham's first ever Fashion Week (here!)  This year Durham's Fashion Week was on a much smaller scale (four days instead of the full week), but we had so much fun last year that we decided we had to go back to another show.  This time we chose the Woven 'Gentleman's Evening' which was a bargain at £5 a ticket and as an added bonus, Woven is my Mister's favourite clothes shop!  Situated in The Gates shopping mall, if you've never visited Woven before, they specialise in bespoke suits to buy and hire, and sell a great variety of men's fashion that unless you look online, you can't really pick up anywhere else.  With brands such as Merc and David Watts, and tailoring from Saville Row, it's the perfect little haven for all you fashion conscious lads out there, particularly those of you who prefer a more 'Mod' style of dressing.  Okay, okay, I know I'm not male, but I absolutely love men's tailoring, and Woven is such a unique and quirky little shop; I've picked up some great pieces for my Mister there over the last couple of years, including a couple of Merc Harrington jackets which never ever seem to go out of style, so I was really excited to head along and see what they had to offer.

Cakes provided by 'Flat White' Durham

Upon arrival, my Mister was given a free goodie bag, and entered into a free prize draw to be drawn later in the evening.  We had a browse around both Woven and the Woven Outlet, where he bagged a gorgeous Merc shirt and a new belt for just under £40, before enjoying our free pizza and bubbles provided by Wiff Waff and yummy cakes from Flat White.  There were lots of other activities going on, including free table tennis, shoe shining and the most amazing man I have ever seen dressed head-to-toe in tweed, riding a Penny Farthing up and down the length of the shopping mall! My photos of him are a little blurry, but I hope you get the general idea, because he was fandabbydozy! I was gobsmacked!  Once I'd picked my bottom jaw back up off the floor, we took our seats ready for the fashion show (the pic above was our obligatory fashion show selfie!).

The Looks from the evening!

There were so many Looks that I've tried to condense them a little for you! I only had my Iphone so some of the photos are a little dark, but the three photos above were my favourites.  I love that red jacket!  I think you got a real feel for what Woven are really about from the show and I think the individuality of the store really shone through in both the clothes shown and the choice of models in the lineup.  It was such a great evening, I really wish events like this happened more often!

After watching the show, we were a little peckish (it seems a slice of pizza and a little cake didn't really cut it although it was delicious!) so we ended the night with a trip to Chiquito's.  I had the biggest Mojito Mocktail I've ever seen, which I'd really recommend if you're the designated driver...they taste just like their alcoholic sister!!  

Mega Mojito Mocktail!

With full tummies and my Mister's wallet empty, we headed home after a really amazing night of Fashion and fun...for a fiver!! Thank you to all at Woven, it was great...same again next year...?

 For all my blog's a nosey in the goodie bag!!

And another highlight I almost forgot to Mister also won a prize from the draw...

A whole host of 'David Watts' goodies!!

As a total random end to this post...check out 'David Watts' by The Jam here (just because it's going around my head every time I write 'David Watts' in this post!).  You're welcome!


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