The ultimate fashion fix at the Dolphin Shopping Centre

The ultimate fashion fix at the Dolphin Shopping Centre

Dorset’s largest indoor shopping venue, the Dolphin Shopping Centre is gearing up to host its spring and summer fashion show programme on Saturday May 7.

A series of shows will take place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm and will feature a runway showcasing an array of key trends and looks for spring and summer. Whether it is colourful day time classics, sultry evening wear or beach favourites, shoppers will be able to draw inspiration from the catwalk models to show off the latest fashions from top brands available at the centre.

Catwalk looks will be provided by a number of the centre’s popular retailers, including Next, New Look, Beales, M&S, Primark and Burton.

John Grinnell, centre manager, says: “Our spring and summer fashion shows will give shoppers the chance to see the diverse range of styles currently available in a variety of our retailers. So for those looking for a fresh look or perhaps a useful reminder of those timeless classics, these shows will highlight an impressive array of the latest spring and summer garments.”

For further information on events at the Dolphin Shopping Centre visit www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk.

George Davies launches second menswear collection at Beales

Ahead of the spring season, Beales, Bournemouth and Poole have launched the spring/ summer Broadbent and Boothroyd range. The casual lifestyle brand, designed exclusively by George Davies, is now in its second season and proving to be the ideal collection for the modern gentleman.

The heritage brand includes a selection of well-cut, quality made garments including chinos, stylish shirts, luxurious jumpers, classic fit chinos, overcoats and jackets. The collection features a perfect blend of styling and British tradition and is easy to wear and care for.

George Davies, says: ‘Designing a Broadbent and Boothroyd spring / summer range has been a joy; it has been great to include some of my own style in the designs. The collection features top quality fabric and I have focused on using superb cut for each piece, yet ensuring it still comes in at a reasonable price point.”

Beales CEO, Tony Brown, comments: “I am a big fan of the Broadbent and Boothroyd range by George Davies. The casual, yet elegant, collection has been a big hit for Beales and I expect the second collection to prove just as popular.”

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Press enquiries and sample requests to:

Grace Williams

Liz Lean PR, 4a Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13 7QB

Tel: 01202 701828

Fax: 01202 708101

E-mail: [email protected]

February 2012

 

GEM is back with a bang for spring

Following the success of the winter collection, ‘King of the High Street’ George Davies has designed a new GEM collection exclusively for Beales Department Store. Which is set to hit Bournemouth and Poole on Saturday 18 February.

Inspired by bright florals and featuring spring foliage prints, the GEM spring / summer collection is the perfect remedy to heavy winter clothes. With a variation of products that can be mixed and matched depending on the occasion, the range can be worn to work or Saturday lunch with the girls as well as celebrations such as christenings and weddings.

Quality of fabric and design is something that George Davies is famous for, as a result of taking styles from the catwalks and making them wearable.  This collection will not disappoint, with stunning prints and luxury embellishments, each piece stands out from the crowd.

Bright hues and prints are a key trend for 2012 and the GEM collection features both. Amina Erlandsson  buyer at Beales said:

“Prints and patterns are big news this spring/summer with many top designers showcasing them including Miu Miu, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. Feeling confident in an outfit is answer to looking fabulous this season and GEM includes a number of stunning jersey dresses and maxi dresses in gorgeous prints that will flatter any figure by skimming curves.”

George Davies comments: “Following the outstanding success of the first GEM collection, I was really happy to design a second exclusively for Beales. I have really focused on colour for this collection and hope that it will brighten up women’s wardrobes everywhere.”

Tony Brown, CEO of Beales, added: ‘George Davies is a pleasure to work with and we are thrilled that he has returned to design a spring / summer collection of GEM for Beales. His inaugural range was extremely popular and we believe that this one will prove to be a hit when it was introduced to stores in February’

ENDS

Press enquiries and sample requests to:

Grace Williams

Liz Lean PR, 4a Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13 7QB

Tel: 01202 701828

Fax: 01202 708101

E-mail: [email protected]

February 2012

 

Fab Frocks Fashion Show

Fab Frocks Fashion Show

The LLPR girls masqueraded as models for an evening and prrr’d down the catwalk for the Fab Frocks Fashion Show.

The show featured a stunning array of evening, cocktail, mother of the bride and groom outfits and dressy daywear, all modelled by business women from local companies, Debbie J Boyes, Virgin Vie at Home and of course the LLPR ladies. The event was a sell out with over 220 people attending.

Particular thanks go to Steele Raymond Solicitors who sponsored the show, and to the Mayor of Poole, Councillor Mrs Joyce Lavender who took part in a colour analysis by House of Colour. Guests also enjoyed a dancing demonstration from the ‘Still Alive and Still Jiving’ dance group which included 2 Poole Soroptimists.

The most poignant point of the evening were 2 real-life cameos of trafficked women, the issue at the heart of Soroptimist International Poole’s Purple Teardrop Campaign. Fab Frocks’ beautiful Purple Rain collection highlighted the campaign and Soroptimists’ determination to stop human trafficking and support its victims.

We then treated the audience to a very glamorous mama mia style grand finale and the evening closed with a superb raffle with many prizes donated by local companies including BMI Harbour Hospital, Caesar’s Bistro and MopHair Salon whose Nick Norman dressed the models’ hair for the show.

All proceeds from the show are for Project SIerra, the Purple Teardrop Campaign and President Penny’s charities, the Jigsaw Appeal (Blood Cancer and Disorder Appeal, Royal Bournemouth Hospital) and Harbour Challenge (encouraging confidence in local children and teenagers through watersports activities).

The show can be seen on ISSTV http://www.iscreensouth.com/