So last Thursday on the 10th I was invited by Hervia to Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (VFNO) which was hosted by the amazing city of Manchester this year! There were so many events put on by lots of companies and stores within the city centre. Some of which we never made it to.
For me this was meant to be date night but as my boyfriend is quite a fashion follower and likes events I decided to take him along for the ride, which turned out to be a great night! All be it a very long one.
So we arrived and went straight to Selfridges, where we were sucked in for the majority of the night. It was very busy and full of great atmosphere. There were long lines of people waiting everywhere for things that were on offer (freebies) and activities to do. However as people were being very British and queuing in perfect lines you were still able to get around the stores easily, if you just wanted to mooch around. All the floors were open and offering something exciting to stick around for. There were freebies galore, cocktails, slushes, foodie treats such as popcorn and crepes to name a few. Definitely something to keep everyone happy whilst you were also welcome to purchase and browse the regular stock throughout all of the departments. I took this opportunity to stock up on my MAC makeup whilst I was there. Bonus!
What I Wore:
Blue Jeggings: Reiss
Cropped Jacket: Miss Selfridge
Tempest Necklace: Stella & Dot
Scarf: Stella & Dot
Cobalt Blue Bag: River Island
Coming straight from work I was so hungry so the candy floss man seemed very inviting. We decided to queue, which turned out to be 20 minutes, we weren’t sure why but we did know that it was delicious when we got ours and the man on the cart was so lovely all dressed up in his little traditional outfit.
There was several DJ’s playing throughout the night which were all really good. They set the whole scene for the night. A few celebrities were also spotted wondering around from Coronation Street Actors to Made In Chelsea stars. As well as these I saw quite a few ‘Youtube’ celebrities which I recognised. Towards the end of the night I saw Victoria from ‘In The Frow‘ please check her blog for bang up to date fashion and beauty babble…she is one of my faves to keep in touch with. Even though we were both flagging on our feet by this time she was still as lovely as ever. We went over to talk, to which Victoria didn’t mind at all spending time with us and having photo’s etc. A true beauty inside and out.
As a blogger there were so many photo opportunities within Selfridges. One of the official photo points was a giant iconic yellow shopping bag. Pose central, everyone was getting in for a bit of action, with an official photographer so the photographs came out great. Definitely one for the ‘fun times’ album.
So fashion, it’s what Vogue is all about right? There was fashion all around wherever you looked from the guests to the staff as well as all the ‘Vogue recommends…’ that were displayed covering all of the current and upcoming trends! Many of which could be purchased on the night.
Some of the treatments on offer included manicures at Chanel, makeovers and consultations at several brands, fake tans with Fake Bake. Yes, people were stripping off to catch a bronze in front of the crowds; however they were coming out looking fabulous!
Of course there was a merchandise branded van outside, who had a DJ hidden inside, I didn’t catch his name but we thought he was really good the best of the night. Haha, this pic chatting him up to find out about the night but i guess that’s alright when your boyfriends taking the pictures, right? Ha!
There were so many events on that we didn’t even managed to get around. The boohoo.com bus and the lush event etc. However on walking back to the train station through the Arndale there was a New Look Fashion catwalk taking place as well as more photo opportunities. The chance to get on the front of your own magazine cover and pose with a giant pair of red heels. Everyone loves a gimmick and these were definitely being enjoyed by both the boys and girls, with big queues still at half past nine. Winner!
Even though we didn’t get to everything, what we did do was fabulous, definitely worth the trip! We met lots of people, got lots of work done blogging wise and had a great night together! Can’t wait for next year, it was so good to have such a good event in the North of England. We hope you come back soon!