Launch of Penarth Fashion Week 2018
Local independent businesses including boutiques, hair designers, food establishments, make-up artists, florists, Snowcat Cinema, Leisure Centre even the local book shop and members of Penarth RNLI got together to launch the second Penarth Fashion Week in aid of the RNLI which this year runs from 6th -21st October.
Penarth Fashion Week was born to raise money for the much-needed support for the local RNLI, a charity that saves lives at sea every day. Last year the event raised £11,500 and they would love to do the same this year.
The evening, hosted by Etc. Penarth, culminated with the unveiling of a second RNLI dress designed and made by Georgina-Grace Smith and her mum Angie Smith and worn by Mia Francis. This year they were lucky to have a second outfit designed and made by Elissa Mancusso, who designed a one-piece navy swim suit with an RNLI puffa jacket worn by Lauren King.
This year there are 16 events during the 14 day period starting with a Bollywood Boogie dinner and dance at the Pier Pavilion with celebrity chef Stephen Gomes. There’s an evening of Fashion and Fizz at The Queen B with arrival drinks served at Willmore’s 1938 and Refresh Clinic will be holding an open evening. Afternoon Tea will be served at Holm House with a fashion show by The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group and there will be a beauty workshop held at Ener-chi Organics. Crepe Escape will be holding an 80’s theme fashion party. Snowcat Cinema will be showing two films where a donation from the ticket sale will be donated to the RNLI – the films being show will be A Devil Wears Prada and Blow Up. Amorio Blow Dry & Beauty Bar will have an evening of hair and make-up demonstrations. Griffin Books will be hosting story time with Malachy Doyle who will be reading Molly and the Stormy Sea. Wilmore’s 1938 will be hosting a fish supper. Coffee#1 will be hosting a coffee tasting session. You will be able to have a skin analysis and mole check at Dawn Clinic and both Blu Hair Design and SOHO Hairdressing will be hosting evenings of hair and beauty. Then on the final weekend the Penarth RNLI station will be transformed again by the crew and staff of C3i and Events at Room 11 on the Saturday to make the station into a catwalk for the Lifeboat Fashion Show supported by The Queen B, Blu Hair Design and Hair or Makeup with the after party at Penarth Yacht Club. The transformed station will then be used as a venue for the James Sommerin Dinner on the Sunday evening which will close the eventful Fashion event.
Along with the individual events Bar 44, Etc and Willmore’s 1938 will also be giving donations to the RNLI during Fashion Week based on sales of certain food and drink and Coffee #1 are selling gingerbread men in aid of the RNLI until the end of October. Specsavers Penarth will also have a MOT station on Saturday 20 October on Windsor Road.
Penarth Lifeboat station is one of the busiest in Wales and the volunteer crews attend between 60 – 70 shouts on average each year. Calls can be to broken down vessels, first aid emergencies at sea, missing people searches and to assist people cut off by the tide – the Bristol Channel having the second largest tidal range in the world.