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Monday, 12 March 2012

Calling all fashionistas and bargainistas - Buy My Wardrobe is coming to Birmingham!


I just wanted to thank the team over at Buy My Wardrobe for the lovely blog post they have written about me in advance of the Buy My Wardrobe event being held on Saturday 14th April at Nuvo Bar in Birmingham - the first time that such an event has been held outside of London. You can read what they have to say here

I am delighted, and very excited, to have been asked to be the stylist at the event, which is a role normally undertaken by the Nicky Hambleton-Jones style academy at the London events.

The event promises to be a real treat - not only in terms of what will be on offer to buy but also because the event is being held at one of Birmingham's premier bars - Nuvo bar - where there will be a live pianist, champagne, lunch and afternoon tea being served. 

As to the concept, Buy My Wardrobe was launched in 2008 as a fashion recyling event.  At these events there are those ladies who go to sell pre-owned  items and those who go to buy a designer piece at an affordable price.  I guess that some may do both, which is even better.

For those ladies who are selling, the items should be of top end high street, or designer, quality.  A Buy My Wardrobe event is the perfect chance to part with those items which may no longer fit, which were perhaps an impulse buy or pieces with which you may just simply have fallen out of love. And let's face it ladies, we all have at least a few such items in our Wardrobe. Those ridiculously high shoes which can only be worn for an hour, those expensive jeans which are now too tight, those "I must buy it, it's in the sale dress" which never really suited your shape or fitted you properly.  Well now is the time to part with those guilt gremlins which serve to hide in your Wardrobe and then haunt you whenever you open it!

The event provides a fantastic opportunity to part with those items, whilst earning a few pennies with which to buy some new items.  After all, there's no point having those items sitting in your Wardrobe when they could be earning some money for you and working hard for someone else - and let's face it, that is their purpose in life! 

There are only 20 places available for ladies who are selling with each place costing £100.  Selling a few designer items would easily cover this cost but if it is more the case that you, together with a few friends, have a number of top end high street items with which you would like to part, there's always the option for you to share the cost of the stall and divide the proceeds - may be spending them on some different items or a girls' night out.  It wouldn't be necessary for each of you to sell that much for the figures to make sense.

For those attending the event in the hope of securing an amazing purchase at a discounted price, I am sure that you won't be disappointed.  Birmingham is a place for fashionistas and bargainistas so I have no doubt that there will be some amazing pieces on offer and that tickets will sell quickly, as they do for the London events. This is a great opportunity to own a designer item for a fraction of the price.

VIP tickets cost £20 each and permit entry within the first hour of the event, which is between 12pm and 1pm.  Subsequent tickets are priced at £5 and permit entry after 1pm.  Tickets are available through Eventbrite: http://buymywardrobe-birmingham-apr2012.eventbrite.com/

For anyone who would like assistance in selecting items, ensuring that they don't make a mistake when buying, of if you would simply like guidance on your body shape, what styles of clothing will suit you and the trends for the season, I am offering 30 minute styling sessions at a cost of £20.  These may be booked with me direct at style@bethgoodrham.com but places are limited so that's just something to bear in mind if you are thinking of booking a session with me.

I am really looking forward to the event which is a real coup for Birmingham and I look forward to seeing you there.  Please do come and say hello!




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