At the weekend it was Belfast fashion week and I decided to get involved and go to an event to see the craic. My mum and I have been meaning to go every year and just haven’t had the chance so this year we really tried to make it.
We bought tickets for the Maxmara brunch event. It was happening on the Saturday morning around 10 very early, although we liked the look of this one.
I was only planning on going to the Maxmara Brunch event but ended up winning tickets for the Runway Edit fashion show in St. Anne’s Cathedral.
Two outfits had to be organised which was kind of a hassle, being broke and wanting to look funky is hard.
Runway Edit Fashion show, St. Anne’s Cathedral
I brought my friend Orla to the show to get her out of the house, poor pet is final year and not loving life.
The show started at half 8 we tried to get down early although we were hungry so actually ended up being late running to the show stuffing our faces with Pablos burgers (which was a great decision). Although as we ended up running late we got the back row seats so couldn’t see that great. *tip – try be there early for good seats especially if your like me quite small.
The Director’s cut was definitely the highlight of the show. It was high street brands show casing different styles for all types of trends/events. I have my eye on some of the dresses for Christmas parties for sure. It was also great that there was a programme. It had all the clothing’s names and prices. This really helped if you wanted to buy something made it so much easier.
It was also great seeing the local boutiques being show cased. My favourite was Serenity Ten Clothing. Such different styles but all looked amazing. It is an online shopping boutique based in Maghera. This dress was my favourite out of the whole show and I have my eye on it for Christmas (mum hope your reading this lol).
I unfortunately didn’t take much pictures as I was to far away to get a good shot. I wanted to enjoy the show and not be stuck on my phone the whole time. I videoed a few outfits which i loved!
What I wore
I wanted a really sassy outfit, as it is fashion week. It was a chance to go out of my comfort zone and try something different. I don’t know why but I am loving the cycling shorts trend, thought they were so funky and bring sport into fashion. I have seen the shorts been paired up with bagging T-shirts but that wasn’t for me. I tried this whole look on and was like boom this is the outfit.
Still wasn’t to sure if I could pull it off but what did I have to lose. I got so many compliments about it. I have tagged my outfit on my Shop my insta post.
Maxmara Weekend Brunch event
The Maxmara Weekend Brunch was in Cafe Parisien such a good location for the event. We were upstairs seated on the long tables against the window. There was such a buzz around the room. There was about 60 of us seated. I thought it was a great size number of people. Everyone was able to see.
We first had a breakfast buffet with fruit, Croissant’s and granola. As it was 10am in the morning it was needed. Once everyone had got some food and sat back down, Cathy Martin was talking about the Maxmara brand and what was all being show cased during the event.
First up was daywear Autumn/winter wear. The outfits were so simple but looked so nice for daywear.
After this collection we were given crepes with sausages and bacon. They were able to cater for me being gluten free, which was fab. The food was really nice. I will be back to try more out.
After the food we were shown the evening outfits and also the Trophy day collection. The Trophy day collection was something else. It was a collaboration between Maxmara and the Artist Richard Saja. The pieces were beautiful/ timeless pieces. In the first video there is a black and white top and trouser piece. I am OBSSESSED. I think everyone loved it.
After the event they had cars going up to the store on the Lisburn road but we drove to make it handier for getting home. They had Champagne and Canapé’s ready for us when we came in the door. We got to see the collections in person. I had to try on the Richard Saja black and white outfit. I felt amazing in it. I am hoping Santa is watching because I know what I want for Christmas!
What I wore
The event was early in the morning to this I didn’t want to go over the top. I thought using my coat as a dress with sock booty heels. I thought it would look classy but sassy. Outfit linked on Shop my insta.
I really enjoyed the two events I went to for Belfast Fashion week and I can’t wait for next seasons.
Massive congrats to Cathy Martin for pulling off amazing events, everything ran so smoothly
Love from Frans Travels x