Manchester Fashion Week! …… By Celtic Curves


So at Celtic Curves, we were very privileged to be asked to walk in Manchester Fashion Week
on the 21st of May. This was an unbelievable opportunity for us as a group and we jumped at the chance to take part.

Organised by Amanda Moss PR,  it was an event not to missed. We had heard great things about Amanda before going to Manchester and we knew it would be a very well run and polished event. Amanda has many, many years experience as a PR guru and is the mastermind behind events such as the Fashion and Beauty Awards (the FAB awards), Manchester and Liverpool Fashion weeks and the Liverpool and Manchester Lifestyle Awards. She is also Editor and creator of Lifestyle Magazine (which we were featured in also!).
Amanda Moss
So on the 20th of May, myself and the girls nervously boarded a flight to Manchester Airport to prepare for what was shaping up to be an amazing night! Call time was 1:30 pm.  We arrived for fittings with Perfect 4 U Fashion (arrgghh nerves!) and Sidhu Fashion, two amazing brands based in the UK who cater for all sizes. The clothes, as you can imagine, were everything a girl dreams of! Cute, figure-hugging and the lingerie (which I think we were all slightly nervous about modelling for the first time) turned out to be so pretty, feminine and sexy! We had 3 pieces each to model, ranging from baby doll dresses, body suits to sexy suspenders and tights.
While we were in the middle of fittings, standing there in various states of undress/complete nakedness, the host for the evening, the outrageously funny (and honest!) Antonella The Uncensored Reviewer arrived! It turned out that she was there to be fitted for a piece of lingerie that she was going to model on the catwalk too!
(Note* We are all huge fans of Auntie Nelly at Celtic Curves, but meeting her for the first time in only knickers, trying to cover the bit of modesty I had left while I got the best hug, was not how I thought it would go! But it’s one of those moments I won’t forget!)

Antonella The Uncensored Reviewer
2:30 was the start of hair and make-up (our favourite!)
It was a very Mad Max/warrior kind of vibe with the hair and we absolutely loved the concept. Hair was styled by the very talented stylists from Laura Taylor hairdressing .

Nicole behind the scenes with Laura Taylor Hairdressing
The make-up was dark smokey eyes and lips in purples, pinks and greens by the make-artists
from Emmaculate Studio Hair and Makeup.


After hair and makeup, we moved on to our choreography class with the fabulous Kay
Monteith. Practice makes perfect and she helped us warm up to be show-ready! The stage was set and it was almost show time.
We got into our first outfits and nervously waited.
The running order was:
6pm call time with Haze, Kita May Designs, Phoenix del Barrio, Kiki Riki and then
we were up modelling for Sidhu Fashions. The clothes were unique and beautiful, and the fit
was unreal! It’s hard to find well-fitting and funky plus size clothing, but Sidhu has it all!
This finished the first half, and there was a short interval, where members of the audience got to ask Antonella some questions and there was an amazing performance from Honey Grace.
Next up was Immanuel clothing (a Dublin-based designer!),  then Perfect 4 U lingerie, who we were modelling for, Flency Rose, Pearl Designs Fashions, Apparel 32Boux Avenue, Gogairy hand painted leathers and closing the show was Tazlima 4 Stitch.
We waited patiently while Immanuel Clothing models rocked the catwalk…. And then it was out turn…
We were all very nervous at the thoughts of modelling lingerie on the catwalk for the first time at
such a huge event, but the ladies who own the boutique were absolutely amazing. They were
even able to size us just by looking at us, and outfit after outfit fitted like a dream. We felt
sexy, beautiful and just like a million dollars! The outfits mostly consisted of body suits and
baby dolls and the range of colours and sizes were vast. Every body is catered for as they go
up to a size 32!
And that was a wrap!!! The nerves calmed down with a cheeky glass (or two) of Prosecco!

Of course, we have the obligatory selfies also!
Photos by Ian Williams and Liam Hartery
Manchester Fashion Week is back in November for their winter showcase – for more, visit ​
​Nic xx

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