A fashion show held at the British Schools Museum at the weekend was a sell out with proceeds split between the museum and Macmillan Cancer Care.
The brainchild of Talents Hairdresser Salon Director Tracie and one of the volunteers at the British Schools Museum, a small team of volunteers took on the task of staging a fashion show.
The event featured fashions from, Hawkins, The White Wardrobe, Jolly Brown, What Sarah Did, Ann Marie's, HRH Holmes and Fantasy with hair dressed by Talents. Hermitage Road, Court Homes, Consilium and Talents also sponsored the event.
We arrived not knowing what to expect and found the room packed with people. The show started off with children in the costumes of the Victorian age from the collection at the British Schools Museum under the strict supervision of the Headteacher and school mistresses.
There then followed a series of catwalks featuring this seasons clothes from a number of Hitchins finest retailers including those from HRH Holmes (although Chris Holmes did bottle getting up on the catwalk himself!). The models did a great job for what must have been a nerve wracking occasion.
In the interval, local artist Alex Bay played some of his songs from his debut EP 'No Stones Unturned'. An amazing voice.
Unfortunately we had to dash off at this point due to a poorly daughter but I am told that the second half was just as fantastic as the first.
The photograph is supplied by Paul William photography and features the stunning collection by bridal shop The White Wardrobe. All images of the show will be on Pauls website shortly. www.paulwilliamphotography.co.uk
Well done to all who took part and gave up their time to organise it. It really was a great evening.
Kevin Morgan Chairman of the Hitchin British Schools Trust (HBST) said "In what was our first charity Hair and Fashion show - Glitz and Glam we are delighted to advise that the 2 charities namely Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Schools Museum (BSM) will benefit to the tune of approximately £1250 each. Thanks go out to all the Hitchin independent retailers, our sponsors,the staff and volunteers of the BSM, Talents for doing over 50 heads of hair, and most of all the 120+ people who bought tickets ( a complete sellout!) and supported the show. Seldom has the unique Lancasterian school room looked so resplendent. A great event for Hitchin. The independent retail sector is thriving here in town.Thanks everyone and here's to next year!" Best wishes Kevin Morgan Chairman HBST