Friday, 13 November 2015

My catwalk model debut - Halloween style

Leeds catwalk fashion
Who would have thought that I would end up trying my luck as a catwalk model? 
That sure is something to add to my blog CV!
The ones who gave me this fantastic opportunity was Bolongaro Trevor in Leeds, and this special occasion was their Halloween-style store party that took place two weeks ago.

Bolongaro Trevor is a clothing brand that hasn't been around that long. It was founded in 2006 by Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor - the former founders and designers behind All Saints. 
It's not the standard highstreet fashion, but far from it. People tend to describe the clothing as a bit steampunk inspired, mixed with rock influences and with a twist of historic Victorian vibes. 
Quite the unique style!
Halloween makeup
For the event all models were treated to a Halloween inspired makeover with pale and dramatic makeup and crazy hair by the stylists from Leeds salon Blonde Fury.

Halloween catwalk
And this was the result!
We were 9 catwalk models in total - 4 girls and 5 guys - and we were all going to walk the catwalk 3 times each in different outfits.

My first outfit was the one pictured in the first photo in this post; a black skater dress in a scuba material, paired with a gorgeous and very flattering asymmetric leather jacket.

Bolongaro Trevor catwalk
Another one of my outfits was this AMAZING full circle dipped hem skirt in a thick and heavy material, combined with a black cape-like top decorated with thousands of little black beads. 
And doesn't my catwalk partner look dapper!

steampunk fashion
I was seriously obsessing about this grey skirt! 
(whilst desperately hoping I wouldn't trip and fall over wearing my crazy high platform shoes by Jeffrey Campbell.)

Leeds catwalk
Saffron looked amazing in her white, patterned parachute dress.
alternative catwalk
Emma rocked that skull scarf and leather trousers!

alternative fashion
Fellow blogger Deimantė who runs SUNNYDEI was proper strutting her stuff on the catwalk, and looked gorgeous in everything she wore. This white printed shirt was a favourite for lots of people.

male catwalk models
The male models looked fantastic as well! 
Just look how spooky they look with their straight, white faces. I couldn't quite keep as serious as them.

male steampunk fashion
This man was proper going in for the steampunk style, and brought his own awesome hat decorated with goggles made from cutlery.

Bolongaro Trevor party
When the catwalk show was over it was time for the after party!
There were lots of mingling (here with Laura from PR company Marmalade Inspired who organised the event), drinks, and we also got to enjoy listening to the local band The Victors who were playing live during the evening.

Bolongaro Trevor catwalk show
It was a fabulous night and we all had so much fun!
Thank you so much to Bolongaro Trevor for letting me walk the catwalk, Laura from Marmalade Inspired for organising everything, and KDBarker and Jodie Beardmmore Photography for letting me use their photos.

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