Thursday, 30 June 2011 is giving you the chance to win some fabulous fashion prizes!

Shop mannequins will be appearing around Bristol as part of a city-wide style competition from 11 – 18 July 2011.

The Street Chic team will be placing ten mannequins around the city between 11 – 18 July.  All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning, is find the mannequins (with the help of a few clues via the, Facebook and Twitter) photograph the two of you together and share your style credentials with the rest of Bristol’s style savvy by uploading the image to

“We were fed up of seeing stick thin models in the fashion press and wanted to give real people the opportunity to show off their sense of style,” explained Editor, Gina Dyer.

“By uploading your photos to, you’ll get the chance to create a more accurate picture of what stylish means for real women in Bristol, and maybe even influence the city’s trends –as well as winning some fabulous prizes”.

So come on, show off your style and inspire others to try something different and you could be in line to receive a fabulous fashion prize!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Help save British Deigners @ FashionCapital Boutique Bath!

It would be such a shame if this awesome shop had to close:


British Designers@FashionCapital offers retail support to London Fashion Week designers alongside new talent. In line with the mentoring and support work FashionCapital provides to the UK ’s emerging fashion industry the boutique provides an outlet for London Fashion Week designers to sell their previous season stock at discounted prices and for new labels and graduates to showcase and sell their designs – often for the first time.

Since opening in September the project has engaged with the local community, up-and-coming designers and students studying at Bath Spa University giving them essential insight into the tough fashion industry. The feedback from customers has been incredibly positive - they love the unique product offer, the designer discounts and the fact they are supporting UK based businesses.

FashionCapital operates on a not-for-profit basis and only takes a small commission from each sale to cover running and staffing costs; a large proportion of each sale goes directly to the designer. To operate at this level, as the company has in the South East, the outlet needs the backing of the local council and to be awarded discretionary rate relief. British Designers, 14 Milsom Place , Bath has been operating on the understanding that the council would not charge full commercial rates in light of the company’s not-for-profit status and that it engages with the community and local educational bodies. However, after 10 months of waiting for a response Bath & North East Somerset council have concluded that British Designers must pay full commercial rates.

We are currently appealing against this but if the council refuse to alter their decision we will be forced to close immediately and will no longer be able to support designers with a retail outlet in the South West. Please do not let this happen, Britain is already becoming a clone town country with the same high street chains wherever you go. Please support us click on the link and sign our petition.

Much thanks the team at British Designers@FashionCapital, Bath

British Designers @ FashionCapital, 14 Milsom Place Bath BA1 1BZ

Monday, 6 June 2011 launches in Bristol

I bet you thought I’d given up on blogging...well no, I’ve just been so busy with clients that I’ve rather neglected it (again).  Anyway, I’m back, and with news of a just launched, fabulous new Bristol based fashion website -

Image courtesy of Elena Goodrum,
Make up - Verity Gough,
Clothes and accessories - Shop Dutty and Elsie Riley

It’s THE place to go if you love fashion, clothes and styling.  Gina Dyer, Editor of describes Bristol as being “home to a hotbed of different styles. aims to celebrate what’s best in the West for fashion”, and I totally agree!  I love Bristol for just that reason, anything goes and locals aren’t afraid to experiment with their look, check out some serious street style here.

To celebrate the launch of, Bristol hairdressers will attempt to set the World Record for the highest number of topknot hairstyles completed in one day in a special event at Cabot Circus on Saturday 11 June. 
The event, organised by, will see local shoppers’ hair transformed into the iconic topknot style as part of a speed styling challenge. A team from Robin James Salon Ltd will attempt to get through as many topknots as possible to score a World Record – and put Bristol firmly on the style map. 
Image courtesy of Lee Stafford

I’ve tried to pull off a top knot, but somehow I never quite get it right, but if you want to rock the latest look and look fabulous to boot then, head down to the stand in the main street at Cabot Circus on Saturday 11 June between 10am and 6pm and take part in the Great Topknot Challenge.