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College Couture

23 May

When I walked into the textiles room at Middlesbrough College my eyes were soon taken in by the amount of hand-made courtue clothes.

There were plenty of pieces that looked right at home with the current spring/summer trends in Topshop including a divine red polkadot 50s style dress and a very haute couture skirt that was made seemingly out strips of clear plastic.

The students were sat around XL cutting tables trimming fabric to dress patterns or completely focused on the sewing machines taking up hems.

On Wednesday May 25th from 6pm – 9pm, Middlesbrough College will be holding a catwalk show with over 50 handmade garments by the first and second year fashion textiles and art & design students.

The catwalk show will comprise of many different collections including a sequined galore circus theme and a 50’s inspired show complete with circle skirts and plenty of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Just Me

22 May

When I was told that I would be making my own jewellery I had no idea what to expect at all – would I be stringing beads on a bit of ribbon? perhaps moulding plastic into a cute robot to wear around my neck or maybe even laying my hands on diamonds and rubys – a girl can dream right?

So when I walked into the Just Me store in the Corner Craft Emporium based in The Mall and spotted all the wonderful, chic and extremely cute homewares, paintings and fascinators I was ever so excited to start making my own piece of jewellery.

I sat down at the crafting table which was packed to the brim with ribbon, sequins, home-made buttons and more! – it was every craft girls fantasy.


Next up was choosing what piece of jewellery I wanted to make from beautiful broaches to magnificent hat pins my mind was blown with all the choices.

I eventually decided on a bib necklace as when I was putting my outfit together on that morning I wished I had a bib-style necklace to go with my striped mini dress. Continue reading

RSVP to the Psyche Party!

20 May

The hottest ticket in town is for the VIP party at the UK’s leading independent retailer Psyche.

The one night only Psyche party in association with TFM radio will be bringing you lucky shoppers great discounts, offers and must have fab prizes.

Plus, Psyche are giving away all the merchandise that’s in the window – which means you could be winning your way to some fancy togs too!

To get your hands on tickets call into Psyche for more information.

Captain Cook Square Fashion Hunt

19 May

Be a fashion star with Captain Cook Square and TFM’s Fashion Hunt from Thursday May 26 until Saturday May 28th.

TFM and the team will be down in the square checking out your fashion style and if you’re lucky – you could win some fab prizes ;).

Plus take a visit to Contemporary’s Hair Doctor and  the My Little Beauty American Airbus who will have plenty of discounted beauty offers.

There’s FREE kids face painting too but I’m sure if you plead hard enough us adults can be painted as a fierce tiger too.

Lots of the shops have great promotions and offers on as well so check them out and get kitted out for the summer in this seasons must-haves.

House of Fraser

18 May

House of Fraser are hosting an exclusive fashion evening on Thursday May 26th from 6pm until 10.

Open to everyone this splendid evening has great shopping discounts, fantastic prizes and you could win over £1,000 worth of designer goods.

Plus that’s not all on the evening the store will be hosting a VIP catwalk show with complimentary drinks and nibbles.

You will even receive an amazing House of Fraser Fashion week gift bag, packed to the brim with goodies from all your favourite beauty houses! 

Tickets for this event are available NOW so go instore and ask for Liz on Beauty. Tickets can also be won via TFM Radio and on our very own Fashion Week facebook page.

There’s 180 tickets up for grabs to this one-off fashion gig, so get out now and get your hands on a pair.

New Look

17 May

New Look – The Mall – are hosting a Fashion Carnival during Middlesbrough Fashion Week!

This two day event is on Thursday May 26th and Friday May 27th from 6pm until 9pm both nights.

Tickets to this FREE event are NOW available in store – ask staff for details.  Tickets are being given away on a first come first served basis and in pairs of two.

The night will include an exclusive 20% OFF everything in store!

Plus there are loads of fab Pop Up shops, including Body Shop, Hooker & Young Hair and Boots.  As well as delicious cupcakes, nibbles and drinks to keep you topped up as you shop till you drop.

Get yourself on the New Look website ASAP and start having a snoop of what to buy 😉 – I have my eyes on this pair of lace floral denim shorts already and with a whooping 20% off they will only cost eerrmmm *gets calculator out* £16 – bargain!

Be there or be a geometric square.