Walk in Wardrobe Events

Charity Cream Tea Fashion Show at The Hove Kitchen

On Wednesday 2nd April we hosted an unforgettable fashion event to launch our brand new day wear collection at the boutique.  The event was held across the road from the boutique at the Hove Kitchen, and as we like to mix fashion and charity, the proceeds of this event went to Rockinghorse and the Martlets.  Guests were welcomed to the event with the wonderfully smooth sounds of the Frank Sinatra style singer, David Williams and a glass of bubbles.  Guests were then able to enjoy Cream Tea and sandwiches and scones made by the Hove Kitchen.  Alongside the fashion show we held a charity raffle with a fabulous selection of prizes from local businesses such as the Hilton Brighton Metropole, I-bar, La Cave a Fromage, Chocoholly, Willsmer  Wagg, the Naked Eye Gallery, Nadia’s Vintage, Florian and Tranquility.

A few words from the proprietor Katherine Tanswell:  ‘It was a pleasure to organise this glitzy event with celebrity stylist Carol Ives and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the event and to the generosity our guests showed that night.  We would like also to extend our thanks to the local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle.  As you may be aware, both myself and Carol are embarking on a sponsored walk along the Great Wall of China in aid of Rockinghorse which will be a real physical challenge to us, so it was great to be able to have a light hearted event in amongst all the training we have been doing!’

A huge thank you to our models who gave up their time to do the fashion show, and thank you to Cove Hair in Brighton for doing such a fantastic job on the models hair and thank you also to Tranquility for the glamorous makeup!

Katherine’s Just Giving China Walk page can be found here: www.justgiving.com/Katherine-chinaWall, Carol’s can be found here: www.justgiving.com/ivesstyle

Our next charity event is on Wednesday 7th May at 5.30pm at the boutique, where we will be joining forces with Janine from Sassy Style and Tranquility for a One Stop Style and Shop.  At this event Janine will show you what style of outfits and which colours will suit you and Louise of Tranquility will be on hand to give you make up tips and how to keep your face looking fresh.  Tickets are just £15, please contact the boutique or Janine on 07557818103 to book.  We look forward to seeing you there, but for now, enjoy a few photos of our Cream Tea Event….

*all photos by Hannah of Instant Forever

WiW Charity Fashion Show 29th October 2013

After several weeks organising our charity fashion evening and showing our AW13 collections in the boutique, we were thrilled to have such an over whelming turn out on the 29th October, everyone enjoyed the fashion extravaganza.  We aimed to make this fashion evening super glamorous and glitzy, and we are thrilled to report that our event was described by guests as ‘Walk in Wardrobe’s best fashion show to date, the atmosphere was buzzing!’.

Guests were entertained with live singer Aneesa Chaudhry, we enjoyed luxury canapés courtesy of La Cave Fromage, sparkling wine and goody bags with treats from us and My Salon Looks.  Alongside the fashion show was a charity raffle in aid of Chestnut Tree House with a fabulous selection of prizes from local businesses such as hair straighteners from My Salon Looks, a cheese and wine evening at La Cave a Fromage, a training session with MissFit, a massage from Tranquility in the City, luxury pillows from the Red Bed Co, a print from the Naked Eye Gallery and of course, a Victoria Beckham style pencil dress from Walk in Wardrobe.

A few words from the proprietor Katherine Tanswell: ‘We were thrilled with the reception we had from the fashion show, we were packed to full capacity and really pleased with the generosity of our guests and raffle donors who showed massive support to both the boutique and the Chestnut Tree House Charity”.

A huge thank you to our models who gave up their time to do the fashion show. We were lucky to have My Salon Looks create the models hair and SJE Make-up who gave the models glamorous and sparkly look for the show. Thank you to all our guests who attended the fashion evening, we look forward to seeing you at our next event! A comment from one guest was “we need a bigger boutique to get every one in!”

Always leave them wanting more is what we say.

*all photographs by Stuart Butcher

Our Christmas Event – Models in the window!

Greetings all, we hope you had a fabulously sparkly Christmas!  Our Christmas certainly got off to a great start when we really caused a stir down Western Road with our notorious annual event, models in the window on Christmas Eve.  This year we wanted to spread our festive cheer and really give something back to the community, so this year we did it in support of the Argus Appeal, a charity who work tirelessly to help those in need in our local community (http://www.theargus.co.uk/argusappeal/)

Thank you to all the passers by who gave us a wave and a smile! [slideshow]

Exclusive Club 15 Event at Walk in Wardrobe!

We at Walk in Wardrobe opened our doors once again to host an exclusive 15 Club event on the 7th December.  We had a superb evening filled with bubbles, snacks, cakes and of course, sensational, show stopping dresses!  The 15 Club is a group of business women in Brighton and Hove, committed to a sharing of ideas, networking and support for one another, pioneered by Sam Foster who arrived at the boutique looking glam with darling little twinkly diamantes around her eye.  Guests were asked to choose a dress from the boutique and to participate in a fun fashion show competition, with glitzy hair candy and tasty prizes up for grabs!  The lucky winner was Justine, who wowed the judges with her fun, flirty catwalk.  Please see the slideshow for our pictures!

Thank you to all who turned up and for providing such a wonderful atmosphere, we had a great time and hope you did too!  Thank you also to Stuart Butcher (www.cameyera.com) for agreeing to be our photographer for the evening and to the very dashing Dave at La Cave a Fromage (www.la-cave.co.uk), our favorite luxury cheese shop at 34-35 Western Road, Hove for providing the most gorgeously delicious cheese macaroons as a fashion show prize (I know the concept of a cheese macaroon sounds strange, but believe me, it really works!)


The 15 Club members present:

Sam Foster of Miss Fit – www.missfitbrighton.co.uk

Karen Hamer of Purely Pilates – www.purelypilatesstudio.co.uk

Mags Ousby, Acupuncturist – http://www.acupuncturemassagebrighton.co.uk/

Faye McDonald of Wet Paint Productions – www.wetpaintproductions.co.uk

Natalie Foster, Graphic Designer – www.natfoster.com

Gaynor Williams of the Big Beach Hut, Video Producer – www.bigbeachhut.co.uk

Louise Eaton of Tranquility in the City – www.tranquilityinthecity.com

Jenny Barrett of Babyblack – www.babyblack.co.uk

Justine Wortsman of  Madame Peaches – www.madamepeaches.com

Celebrating 15 years in business at Walk in Wardrobe

On the 13th November the doors of the boutique were opened to our guests for our most exciting and glamorous fashion show to date.  We wanted to make this show extra special with only the most glitzy and chic dresses on the catwalk, the most stunning models and the most sensational hair and makeup!

The evening was a huge success, and we would like to say a huge thank you to: Alex and Willow from Cisco’s Karma in Brighton for doing our model’s sophisticated and trendy hairstyles and also to Ange Watson of Yawoma Makeup and Hair for doing the model’s classy and chic makeup.  Thank you also to Heidi Cotton who picked the winner of our pencil dress competition and to Stuart Butcher for being our fantastic photographer on the evening!


Celebrating 15 years in Business at Walk in Wardrobe

At Walk in Wardrobe, we are celebrating a fantastic 15 years in business with an exclusive Fashion show at the boutique at 31, Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 6.30pm.

At this event we will be releasing our new collections in a glorious array of glitz and glamour with our new sequined evening wear with gorgeous embellishments.  We will be also be showcasing our new labels and extending our popular line of pencil dresses with even more trendy and edgy designs.  We are lucky enough to be able to work with renowned Makeup Artist Ange Watson of Yawoma Hair and Makeup: www.yawoma.co.uk and professional Hairstylists Steph and Romy on the big night.

We are very excited to be launching our brand new website in the New Year www.walk-in-wardrobe.co.uk.  With this new website we will be able to enhance our high quality service with more detailed images of the dresses and colours available.  The website will also keep you up to date with the latest fashions, style forecasts and our fashion blog.  You will also have the ability to share the products you love on your favourite social media sites.  The new website will make it easier for you to hire online and to know what dates the dresses are available for.  There will also be a separate resale section for customers to resell their pre-loved Walk in Wardrobe items.  Most importantly, there will also be promotional codes for regular and loyal customers to get fantastic discounts!

Katherine Tanswell, Proprietor of Walk in Wardrobe

A few words from Katherine Tanswell, Proprietor of Walk in Wardrobe:  ‘I feel honoured and delighted to have had our work recognised by the Sussex Fashion Awards, who have given us the award for ‘The best place to shop in Sussex’ two years in a row in 2011 and 2012.  I would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support, each and every one of you have made my 15 years in business a genuine pleasure and I truly appreciate the chance to offer you our services.  I look forward to a continued relationship with you and look forward to extending our top quality service to our new customers both at the boutique and online’.