Monthly Archives: April 2014

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:, Carol’s can be found here:

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