Thursday, May 10, 2012

El Divino - Walking on Water

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Perhaps one of the most innovative fashion events I have ever attended was "Walking on Water," run by El Divino in association with Style Academy, Belfast.
The catwalk wasn't your average runway with seats either side, No, it was a 150ft floating masterpiece stretching out onto the River Lagan. 
The setting for the show was the ultra chic night spot El Divino, situated right on the water front and from the get-go the atmosphere was electric. The red carpet led us into the bar area where we relaxed before the show. Then just as the sun was beginning to set we made our way outside to get ready for the fashion extravaganza. I was lucky enough to have seats at the front and I could not wait for it to begin. 
It was a cold night for the month of May & my heart went out to the models strutting their stuff in bikinis & swim-shorts, however, each & every one remained truly professional, posing as if in 40 degree heat!
I also wondered if there would be a few wobbles as the catwalk did not look entirely secure, again this did not pose a problem as the models walked tall and steady showing off the stunning creations on display.
One thing I loved almost as much as the incredible surroundings was the fact that all of the clothes were by talented local designers, with fabulous pieces on show from the likes of Nor Lisa FashionThe Fairest of them all and Pluck and Devour to name but a few.
I opted to wear a beaded black dress with weather appropriate tights for the occasion. I teamed this with my Christian Louboutin stilettos (debuted here) and an eye-catching necklace from Closet Clothing. One vital piece missing from my ensemble was a winter coat! By the end of this event I could hardly feel my fingertips with the cold, yet I simply adored the idea and I look forward to the next ingenious stunt from the teams at El Divino and Style Academy!
 I hope you enjoy and that you like my outfit choice!
Nicola x

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John Kearns presenter for the evening
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Selection from University of Ulster (2nd yr collection)
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Collection from "The Style Gallery" Lisburn
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Swimwear by Katie Lamour and Riona Treacy (rionatreacy@googlemail.com or info@katielarmour.com)
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Print collection from Kerry Brogan and Katie Wilson (enquiries@couturekatie.com)
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Amazing dress by Oliver Doherty - (oliverballyharry@hotmail.com)
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Amazing Poppy dress by Nor Lisa Fashion - (www.nor-lisa.com)
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Jenna Millar Jewellery Design - (jennamillar1@hotmail.co.uk)
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Dress by Orla Savage - (savageorla84@hotmail.com)
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Right -Jewellery by Jenna Millar,   Left -Dress by Toni Doherty
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The Fairest of them All by Dave Henderson
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Collection by Dave Henderson "The Fairest of them all
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More by Dave Henderson - Fairest of them all.
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Ball Gown by Reudi
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★ BEADED DRESS FROM CHOCOLATE CLOTHING 
 ★ NECKLACE FROM "THE CLOSET" DERRY/L'DERRY 
★ CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN - LADY GRES 25ANS SPECIAL EDITION HEELS 
★ CHANEL PATENT MAXI FLAP HANDBAG 
★ GUCCI "SWIVEL" WATCH 
★ HERMES "CLIC-CLAC" BANGLE 
★ VERSACE FOR H&M LEATHER JACKET 

Organised by - El Divino and Style Academy
Location - El Divino


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