Fairhill shoppers enjoy new season fashion fix

SHOPPERS at the Fairhill Shopping Centre, Ballymena were treated to an afternoon of fabulous fashion when top models took to the catwalk to showcase the new season trends at the ‘Fashion Lives’ event last week.

Wearing a range of outfits from Fairhill retailers including Topshop, Vera Moda, River Island, Clockwork Orange, New Look, Marks & Spencer and Remus Uomo, the mall came alive in a blaze of hot pinks, flamboyant prints, ice cool shades and Olympic inspired looks.

Leading celebrity fashion stylist Eve Brannon gave style advice to the excited shoppers, while Sinead from Shek Hair and her team in Ballymena created some attention grabbing looks. After each show Boots make-up artists used the latest eye and lip colour products from Estee Lauder & Clinique to give shoppers free make-overs.

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Catwalk looks for the ladies favoured bright prints in coral pink, colourful maxi dresses worn with big shades, structured dresses teamed with mint green or baby pink ankle socks, statement gold necklaces and chunky wedges.

The male trends favoured a cool relaxed summer looks with key pieces including red chinos, navy boat shoes, three quarter length shorts and straw hats. Hair salon, Shek Hair created oversized ballet buns, statement quiffs and loose curls, which were perfect for a spring/summer look.

After each show the models returned to shop windows to give shoppers some further style inspiration by bringing the outfits to life.

Fionnuala McEldowney, Commercial & Marketing Manager at Fairhill, said: “It was a great day of fashion and fun for all our customers. People of all ages enjoyed the shows which were compered by Emma Louise Johnston who did a superb job of keeping everyone entertained.

“The Macmillan cancer support fundraising team were also in the centre on Saturday and were overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers. It was a truly super day for Fairhill and for Fashion.”

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