It was a far cry from Worthy Farm and wellington boots at Glastonbury 2014, but this weekend I was asked to attend the Tempest High Summer Fashion Show held at the Mercure Holland Hotel and Spa. After being escorted to the Presidential suite, myself and fellow fashion bloggers, Sarah of Porcelina’s World and Liz of Bambi the Style Hunter were welcomed with a champagne reception and a steer of the evenings fashionistas. The evening set to showcase Tempest’s Summer collection and did so with a combination of catwalks, dance shows and a performance from West End star and current face of Tempest, Sophie Evans.
The evening also showcased the winners of Tempest’s ‘Real Women’ competition – 12 beautiful women from a small size 8, to a curvy size 14 who will feature in the brand’s High Summer Look Book. I was fortunate to be sat with real women Laura (25), Michelle (33) and Louise (39) who were great company for the evening and truly reflected the sexy confidence that the brand adheres to. Below is Laura in a Salmon one shoulder ruffle dress and Natalie (33) in a monochrome jumpsuit.
The collection itself, modelled by Miss Wales runner ups, is very sophisticated and perfect for that day to evening transition (which is always useful for summer when a post-work cocktail is inevitable). Cute collars and capped sleeves complimented the fitted dresses, adorned with touches of lace. Most dresses are available in alternative colours making it a versatile range. The dresses also range from a sexy knee-length to a cuter, shorter cut, with soft necklines or more plunging cuts.
The ‘Billie’ seemed to be a firm favourite of the evening, and has been spotted on TOWIEs Chloe Sims in Marbs; however a personal favourite was the ‘GiGi’ dress – a white knee length with mesh cut-out.
There were also collections from local fashion brand Sexy Mac and bag designer, Luna Armani.
The night was a fantastic success and after a few pap-snaps we made our way to Tiger Tiger for the after party. Needless to say, the mornings hangover was far from fashionable...
(Sarah, Liz and myself)
Shoes: River Island)