We were delighted to host four fashion shows for 200 invited guests of the Friends of East Sussex Hospices. Our thanks go to the committee who organised ticket sales, my staff, our fantastic models Jane, Yvonne, Barbi and Fiona and to our guests who supported the event which raised £3,020.
The shows included coffee on arrival, a catwalk show, champagne, canapés and a brief talk by the chairperson of the Friends of East Sussex Hospices, Kathy Gore. The fund will also be distributed to the Kent hospices in Pembury and Demelza House in Sittingbourne.
A final word of thanks to the local businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes – Keith Francis, Mia Home and Flower Craft Workshop.
Here’s the first of our ER Blog – which we will add regularly to keep you up-to-date on everything that goes on in the shop and behind the scenes at Elizabeth Rose.
Trends for Summer 2010
Bright and vivid colours are making a fashion statement for this summer 2010 with an emphasis on lilac, purple and hot pink. Turquoise is an important colour and looks great mixed with white and silver grey.
Nautical is still a fashion must have for summer 2010. Red and white, navy and white stripes mixed with denim is a fashion statement piece from Armani Jeans and the classic denim jacket is making a huge comeback this season.
Lucia provides a more classic slant to the nautical theme this season by putting together the classic pencil skirt with knitted jackets in red and navy highlighted with navy and white knitted short sleeved tops. French navy mixed with cream and grey is a new look from MaxMara Weekend and has been seen on the catwalk mixed with denim.
Khaki, stone and soft turquoise is another colour palette for summer 2010. Marc Cain and MaxMara Weekend have used this colour palette to create a more casual weekend and holiday wear group. Combat trousers and harem trousers are making a real fashion statement and can be worn with the new gladiator style boot shoes in tan, khaki and stone.
Linen plays a key role this summer – soft fluid dresses with soft linen knit jackets, palazzo trousers with long line cardigans and short cropped loose fitting jackets. As well as the neutral linen colours there are bright linen colours from turquoise and hot pink.
The key silhouettes this summer is the dress, the classic pencil skirt and the harem trousers. Whilst the boot cut jean is still a fashion staple, the narrow fit and straight leg fit jean are very important and white jeans which can be worn with the nautical look.
Join us between 10am-4pm to view our latest new collections from Joseph Ribkoff. A member of the Joseph Ribkoff team and their professional model will be on hand to offer personal style advice, while you enjoy a glass of champagne. On the day enter in our prize draw for your chance to win £250 towards your new Joseph Ribkoff wardrobe.