House of Fashion – House of Fraser


Last week, an email had dropped into my inbox inviting me to the House of Fashion by House of Fraser event. The event was last Friday (7th) in a bar called Baracoa Luxe Bar in Leeds. Luckily I was fortunate to attend as the time was right and it wasn’t far from where I work. Literally 15 minutes walk. I headed straight to Wagamama after work to meet up with fellow bloggers for dinner then met up with other bloggers at Revolutions before heading to Baracoa.

The House of Fashion event hosted an evening of fashion and beauty where the proceeds were donated to the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. The event showcased the spring summer collections of House of Fraser, Lush Apparel, Lisa Jayne Dann and AKA. Many fabulous pieces had caught my eye. The models were stunning and fierce! There was also a raffle and auction, where prizes included a unique, limited, jewelled Jagemeister bottle, photography tutorial, signed Leeds football shirts, Rituals gift set etc.

I couldn’t capture every single piece as I was still experimenting with camera settings at the beginning, the models did walk fast and the lighting wasn’t ideal. I hate using flash but it had to be used in this case. Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the catwalk.

There was also a Bobbi Brown demonstration which I thought she did a good job if it was slightly hard to see. I can’t exactly remember what she was creating but I think she used the latest collection, Uber Pink, in her demonstration. I should have jotted it all down. Bad Nicol.

From here on, the temperature was rising and it was hot, very hot! I’m not going to post the raunchy photo ending as I like to keep my blog PG13. Let’s just say, female models are in sexy underwear, topless male models and were very friendly and steamy towards one another. From this description, it doesn’t sound too bad but believe me, it’s different when you see it in real life. I’ve never seen so many bare (not fully bare) bottoms in one room. This surprise ending had left the girls swooning over the male models and crushing on the females.

Unfortunately I didn’t stay for the after party as I had wanted my bed after a long day and night. It was a fun event! Never knew there was a lot of Leeds, well Yorkshire bloggers. Let me know if you’re from around the area! It was lovely to meet new faces as well as Jennifer who had invited me to the event. Thank you Jennifer.

Are there any pieces that have caught your eye here?


  1. Nicola Cosmeticsmile-x
    14th February 2014 / 1:49 am

    This looks amazing!,so lucky to attend such a great event xx

  2. Izzy
    14th February 2014 / 4:24 am

    gorgeous pieces! loving the matching crop top and pencil skirt sets! πŸ™‚

    Metallic Paws

  3. Kumiko Mae
    14th February 2014 / 4:41 am

    Wow those dresses are amazing! I love the tapered lines it creates πŸ˜€

  4. Rhea Bue | Styles and Writes
    14th February 2014 / 6:21 am

    Woooow! I love their collection!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Erika
    14th February 2014 / 7:12 am

    Wow, looks like you had a great time! I love the look of the animal print maxi dress, very chic!

  6. Caroline Paris
    14th February 2014 / 8:18 am

    The animal print dress is smashing and he hairstyle is perfect with it – great post

  7. Laarnie Deguzman
    14th February 2014 / 8:49 am

    the first dress is so fab! i love does collection πŸ™‚

  8. Yette
    14th February 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Love their collection & it looks like you had a great time! πŸ™‚

  9. Smallnhot Sarah
    15th February 2014 / 12:42 pm

    woww looks like a great party ! I wish I get to join too… πŸ˜€ #giglove #smallnhot

  10. 15th February 2014 / 6:19 pm

    What a fun opportunity, House of Fraser is a great brand. Love these shots – Hope you had an amazing, memorable evening! <3 #GIGLove

  11. 16th February 2014 / 6:06 am

    I like the fifth dress. =) Lucky you that you get invites to these events. =)

  12. MissUnstoppable
    16th February 2014 / 10:56 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Looks like an awesome fashion event! #giglove

  13. Nella P
    16th February 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. Looks like a nice event. I always love to see blogpost about fashion show.

    Gig Love

  14. Ileana
    16th February 2014 / 8:16 pm

    Lucky you! What a great event… though Im kinda glad u did not share the steamy pics!

  15. Nia Everal
    16th February 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I love the two-piece outfits with the pencil skirts. It sounds as if you had a great time

  16. Loila Lyn L.
    17th February 2014 / 6:18 am

    I love the matching outfits! Looks like the event was a successful one. Surely the proceeds will help a lot of people. πŸ™‚


  17. 17th February 2014 / 6:45 am

    wow! the last time i went for a fashion show, that was ages ago! the crop top and high waisted skirt combos are amazing! very Kim K

  18. Monica Calangian
    17th February 2014 / 8:57 am

    I don't know this brand, but I love the second outfit to the right. I hope I can attend a fashion show again πŸ™‚

  19. marina rauso
    17th February 2014 / 10:54 am

    this is such a cute event…love the contemporary vibe of the collection.

  20. Yuh Jiun
    17th February 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Nice collection! Hands up for the 2nd set of outfit :p

  21. Donah @ SweetJellyBean
    17th February 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I love to hang out at House of Fraser due to the vast collection they have in store. Not sure about this collection though, maybe just too punky for my taste hehe, but you're lucky to have witnessed the event, I would totally still go if I had the chance. x Donah giglove

  22. Porshia
    17th February 2014 / 5:03 pm

    Such nice outfits and patterns! Such a nice event.. even better for the cause! I love wagamama πŸ˜›

  23. K R Hall
    18th February 2014 / 4:52 am

    Very nice collection, the fourth model looks a little like Kim K (or is that just me? lol). It looks like a lovely event, glad you had a good time! <3 GIG

  24. 18th February 2014 / 6:24 am

    everything looks great, i especially like the prints, very funky. i love events that support a great cause. giglove

  25. Cindy Tong
    18th February 2014 / 4:53 pm

    u r so lucky to be invited…it look like an awesome event and the dress loookk beautiful!

  26. 1st March 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Great collections! And they are great people to help others. πŸ™‚

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