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St Albans Fashion Week

St Albans Fashion Week

St Albans Fashion Week returns in 2014 bigger and bolder than before. 

This year promises a week of fashion and beauty celebrations like no other. With over 30 events to enjoy (see below) and three breath-taking catwalk shows, there's so much more to get excited about. There are also some amazing discounts and exclusive SAFW offers this year from your favourite shops and restaurants. 

Keep an eye out for the pink window sticker for participating venues. Get ready to indulge in the most glamorous event in the St Albans calendar.
Download the Little Pink Book full of all the events and offers here

Fashion Week Events

Monday 27th October

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Anti-ageing non-surgical treatment demo

Start: Two sessions: 11am & 12pm Location:
The Skin Shop and Clinic, Chequer St, St. Albans
Non-ticketed, just drop in.

Make sure you don’t miss these live demonstrations by the experts over at The Skin Shop & Clinic. Marvel as this quick, non-invasive treatment completely rejuvenates tired-looking skin right before your eyes. Plus, get the chance to chat to the miracle-workers themselves who will be on hand to answer any questions & offer a few friendly words of advice.

Cream tea & styling with John Lewis 

Start: 3pm to 5pm
Location: St. Michael’s Manor, Fishpool St, St. Albans
Ticketed: £22.50 (Limited availability, so book to avoid disappointment!)

Enjoy a cream tea and a glass of bubbly whilst the personal stylists from John Lewis Welwyn present an Autumn capsule wardrobe. Hand-picked from the wide range of brands available at John Lewis this season.

Luxe Show 

Start: 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

Location: Porsche Centre Hatfield, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield

Ticketed: £25.00 (Ticket includes drink on arrival & a goodie bag) 

A sumptuous 1930s styled catwalk showcasing cocktail dresses, tailored tuxes, beautiful lingerie & glittering diamonds.

Join us from 6.45pm when you can enjoy a pre-show live swing band, martini bar and pop-up shops. Show starts 7.30pm

Tuesday 28th October

Children’s Jewellery Design Event (age 6+)

Start: 11am-12pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St. Albans
Ticketed: £5 All children must be accompanied by an adult.

A half-term treat for the kids. Helen Burridge from Homespun Living is on hand to help your little one design & create a gorgeous necklace or bracelet in this beading workshop. They’ll learn a little more about design, balance & colour, & will walk away with a fabulous finished piece.

Suitable for children aged 6 & above.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Alternative Copperfield

Start: 2pm-7pm
Location: D. Copperfields, 3-5 Chequer St, St. Albans
*Everyone is welcome to stop by, but there’s limited availability of hair appointments, these must be pre-booked.

For one day only Alternative barbering Co. will be joining forces with Copperfields Menswear to form the ultimate man-cave. Browse the latest menswear, get 15% off all grooming products & accessories, & enjoy a pop-up bar.
What’s more, the Alternative Barbering Co. maestros will be offering their male grooming services onsite at the very special price of £15.
Due to limited availability, hair appointments must be pre-booked.
Please book by calling 01727 831651.

VIP dinner with Fashion Writer, Angela Clarke. Sharing a taxi with Alexander McQueen & other stories.

Start: 7.30pm
Location: Café Rouge, Holywell Hill, St. Albans
Ticketed: £30
Angela Clarke, best-selling author of ‘Confessions of a Fashionista’ returns to SAFW. Join Angela for a luxury dinner at Café Rouge & a fabulous evening full of hilarious tales from Angela’s time in the Fashion industry & a very special reading from her book.
Tickets include a delicious 3 course dinner, a welcome drink & a glass of wine.
Plus, you’ll receive a free copy of the book with your ticket!

Wednesday 29th October

Rags to Riches Upcycling Workshop (age 16+)

Start: 11am-12pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St. Albans
Ticketed: £8

Dig out your old, drab clothes & Helen Burridge from Homespun Living will teach you how to repair, alter & repurpose them into something fabulous again. There’ll be a range of haberdashery, fabrics, & thrifted garments available that will help you transform your pre-loved pieces & capture your individual style.
Not only will you leave with a rediscovered gem, but you’ll also be able to use your new skills to revitalize your entire wardrobe!
Suitable for 16-26 year olds.

Start: 1pm-6pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St. Albans
Non-ticketed
For one afternoon only, Rachel Jeffrey Jewellery, as featured on Channel 4, Red Magazine & Rock n Roll Bride, will be coming to the SAFW HQ (tbc). You’ll get the chance to see how Rachel works & how her gorgeous pieces are made. Plus, discover how you could make your own professional pieces at the Rachel Jeffrey Jewellery School.
You could even make your own gorgeous wedding rings, as featured on Kirstie Allsopp’s ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home’.

In-store Fashion Show & Champagne Reception at Oui

Start: 7.30pm
Location: Oui, Highstreet, Harpenden
Non-ticketed

Head to Harpenden for an exclusive in-store Fashion Show & champagne reception at Oui, women’s boutique.

Embellishment & Adornment Workshop

Start: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St Albans
Ticketed: £10

Enjoy wine & nibbles as Helen from Homespun Living teaches you how to use lace, linens & intricate beading to upcycle dull-looking garments, & how to create your own elegant corsages in this glamorous workshop. Regardless of your experience level, Helen can teach you how a little bit needlework & a glue gun can revitalize your entire wardrobe. Helen will have everything you need so just come ready to get in touch with your creative side.

Luxury Wedding Event

Start: 7.00pm
Location: Hatfield House, Great North Rd
Ticketed: £30

A night not to be missed by the stylish bride-to-be, everything from bridal dresses & gents tailoring, to guest attire & honeymoon wear will come down this beautiful catwalk. A post-show champagne reception will allow guests to see all the components of their dream wedding come together in situ.

Thursday 30th October

Children’s Fashion Design Event (age 3-10)

Start: 11am-12pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St Albans
Ticketed: £3
**All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Helen Burridge is on hand to help your little one get creative. With simple prompts & helpful ideas, Helen will encourage your child to get stuck in to designing their most stunningly imaginative outfit. There will be beautiful fabrics, ribbons & trimmings available for your child to choose from. The simple, easy & fun nature of this workshop means your child is free to be as neat or as messy as they please!

Time For A Chat

Start: 6pm-8pm
Location: Galio Jewellers, George Street
Non-ticketed

In celebration of Galio’s brand new pre-owned watch department, come & preview their collection & enjoy a ‘wee dram’ of something warming. Galio’s watch expert will be on hand to guide you through the pieces & answer any questions you might have. If your bored of your current quality time piece & fancy a change, the staff will be available to tell you a little information about part exchanging.

Plus, receive a 10% discount on all purchases over £100. In store T’s & C’s apply.

Workshop Open Evening

Start: 6pm-8pm
Location: Wharton Goldsmith, George Street, St. Albans
Non-ticketed

Enjoy champagne and canapés, watch the Wharton Goldsmiths in action and take a look at a unique collection of precious gemstones. PLUS, receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Shape your Style Masterclass

Start: 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Location: Waterstones, St. Peters Street, St. Albans Ticketed: £10

Style & confidence coach Chelle Shohet & Want Her Dress are delighted to present, in association with Waterstones, Shape your Style. Join us for an evening of beauty makeovers, fashion pop-ups, & style masterclasses.

Using the AW Collection from Want Her Dress, style guru Chelle Shohet will demonstrate how to dress to flatter your best attributes & how subtle styling can make a huge difference to the way a garment works for different body shapes.

Tickets include: • Style Master Class
• Shopping for Clothes & Jewellery at Event Exclusive Prices
• Goodie Bag

Children are welcome & will be entertained by bed time story telling

The proceeds of this event are supporting charity, Bosom Buddies.

The Dapper Drinker  

Start: 7pm-9pm
Location: The Beer Shop, 71 London Road, St. Albans
Non-ticketed

The Beer Shop, Tring Brewery & William Young 1876 are delighted to host their infamous ‘Dapper Drinker’ event as part of St. Albans Fashion Week 2014. Head to The Beer Shop to enjoy a complimentary beer & the chance to win £200 off of a William Young 1876 jacket or suit. This, gents-only event, will even include a bow tie challenge, what more could you want? But there’s a catch! In order to gain entrance to this suave event, you must dress in your most dapper attire & bring your own drinking vessel!

 Make Up Masterclass – Flawless in Fifteen

Start: 7.30pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St Albans
Ticketed: £25

Join St. Albans Hair & Make Up for a make up masterclass, in association with Stila UK. Karen Snook, from St. Albans Hair & Make Up is on hand to finally reveal those make up tips & secrets we’re all dying to know. Karen will guide you through the creation of the perfect complexion, using all the latest products from the gorgeous Stila range. Listen to the tricks of trade, whilst enjoying a glass of fizz & become a master at applying a subtle yet magnificent everyday look in just 15 mins!

Team up with a girlfriend & prepare to be inspired.

Friday 31st October

Rags to Riches Upcycling Workshop (age 16+)

Start: 11am-12pm

Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St Albans

Ticketed: £8

Dig out your old, drab clothes & Helen Burridge from Homespun Living will teach you how to repair, alter & repurpose them into something fabulous again. There’ll be a range of haberdashery, fabrics, & thrifted garments available that will help you transform your pre-loved pieces & capture your individual style.

Not only will you leave with a rediscovered gem, but you’ll also be able to use your new skills to revitalize your entire wardrobe!

Suitable for 16-26 year olds.

Pre-Show Dinner at The Beech House

Start: Two Seatings: 5pm & 5.30pm
Location: St. Peters Street, St. Albans
Ticketed: £20.00
If you haven’t been to The Beech House yet, now’s your chance! This brand new restaurant in the heart of St. Albans welcomes you to a very special pre-Cathedral Catwalk Show dinner. Enjoy a delicious two course dinner & a glass of Perrier Jouet for only £20.00.
There are two sittings to choose from, one at 5pm & another at 5.30pm.
Call 01727 701230 now to book a table!

Let’s Party Like It’s 1977

Start: 6pm
Location: The Boot, Market Place, St. Albans
Non-ticketed

A tribute to this iconic time in fashion history, dress up in your punk-iest attire to celebrate the likes of Vivienne Westwood. Listen to the sounds of The Sex Pistols and The Ramones whilst enjoying a Punk IPA BrewDog beer.

Cathedral Catwalk Show

Start: 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)Location: St. Albans Cathedral Ticketed: £17.50 – £30

Our signature, spectacular Cathedral Catwalk Show returns for another year. Marvel as our High Street favourites come together for one fabulous night, in St. Albans’ most magnificent setting, St. Albans Cathedral.

Saturday 1st November

Super Shopping Saturday 

Start: All day Location: Throughout St. Albans & Harpenden A day of retail therapy like no other. Take advantage of amazing discounts, gifts with purchases & countless celebratory glasses of fizz. Click here for a full list of participating retailers.

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 Galio Guide to the Perfect Engagement

Start: All day

Location: Galio, George Street, St. Albans

Non-ticketed

In celebration of Galio’s brand new ‘Guide to the Perfect Engagement’ package, pop-in for a chat with the experts & a glass of champagne. Together you can discuss the perfect solution to a romantic proposal she’ll never forget. Pop in store or head to Galio’s Facebook page for more details. Plus, for one day only you can take advantage of a 10% discount on all purchases over £100.

Little Viking Birthday

Start: 10.30am-5pm

Location: 23 George Street, St. Albans Non-ticketed

This vintage haven appeared on George Street for the first time during #SAFW2013. Head in-store & join the birthday celebrations with a glass of bubbly, special discounts & the chance to win pieces from the Little Viking Cathedral Catwalk collection!

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FREE Get Ready for the Party Season Consultations 

Start: 10am-3pm

Location: The Skin Shop & Clinic, Chequer Street, St. Albans Limited Availability, must be booked in advance.
Head to the Skin Shop & Clinic for your free 30 minute How to Get Ready for the Party Season consultation. This one-on-one appointment with the experts will include a Visia skin analysis; a series of skin evaluations measuring spots, pores, wrinkles, evenness, vascularity, bacteria, UV spots & pigmentation.
You’ll be guided through 8 visual reports & will leave with a deeper understanding of your skin’s flaws & how to improve them. Your consultation also includes a glass of bubbly & a goodie bag!

There are only 10 spaces available so make sure you book now.
Book now by calling 01727 837429.

Charity Swap Shop

Start: 11am-3pm Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St Albans

£5 for up to 5 items, £1 for each additional item.

Swap your unwanted garments for pre-loved treasures. Throughout October you can come to the SAFW HQ to exchange your old clothes for tokens ready to spend at the Charity Swap Shop.

Every penny raised will go to the St. Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge, Open Door, St Albans Museums & Galleries Trust, The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban & Radio Verulam.

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Pop-up Pamper Day

Start: 11am-3pm

Location: Alam & Alam accountants, Hatfield Road, St. Albans

Must be pre-booked: Brow threading £5, Blowdry £10, Shellac nails £15

Our generous sponsors, Alam & Alam accountants, are opening their doors for a pop-up pamper day. Pre-book your place at our nail station, blowdry bar & eyebrow chair to get all your essential beauty maintenance done in the name of charity, at prices that you wouldn’t believe! Shellac Nails – £15 Threading – £5 Blowdry – £10 Tea, coffee & cake will be free flowing so gather the girls & get pampered for our great causes.

Email [email protected] to make a booking!

ChloBo Starry Eyes Party

Start: 12pm-3pm/all day Location: The Dressing Room, Highstreet, St. Albans Non-ticketed

In celebration of the gorgeous new ChloBo collection, head to The Dressing Room, from 12pm-3pm, for your chance to meet designer & founder, the talented Chloe Moss herself.
There will be a whole host of treats waiting for you in store. Enjoy refreshments whilst you shop, an exclusive gift with all ChloBo purchases, & the chance to enter a lucky dip to win a ChloBo necklace.
Why not match your nails to your ChloBo accessories? A pop-up nail bar will be on hand to adorn your nails with gorgeous stars, pearls & metallics for just a small charge! What’s more, take advantage of a 10% discount right across the store for anyone who’s signed up to the The Dressing Room’s mailing list or has a Cathedral Catwalk Show ticket.

Sunday 2nd November

Hattie and Flora Workshop

Start: 1pm – 5pm
Location: SAFW HQ, French Row, St Albans
Get stuck into the festivities with Hattie and Flora’s colourful workshop.
Learn an ancient Mexican craft and make your own Ojo De Dios.
This is a FREE events and all ages welcome!
 
by Philip Kenchington, allaboutstalbans.com - 30/09/2014 00:00

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