Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Top TRENDS for Autumn/Winter 13/14

As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, we start to look at our winter wardrobes and what the shops have to offer.

Trends to look out for in the shops:-


Fluffy jumpers, knitted leggings, cabled scarves all add to the texture of an outfit.  Notice how leather and fur are accessories and trims.  Layer up for the winter cosy look.


This look is all about nostalgia, clean lines, nipped in waists, sultry black and leather.


Miss Selfridge
Wear large patterns and small, mix colours and mix herringbones, stripes and checks.

Pink is the seasons colour from bright through to pinky grey in trousers, dresses, skirts, coats etc.
Pink coats are the 'Must Have Item" - Marks and Spencer sold out of theirs within 24 hours of it being launched

Miss Selfridge
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Friday, 13 September 2013


A first for Brighton - I styled, staged and produced 4 flash mob fashion shows taking Brighton by storm on Saturday 31st August.

The day began with rehearsing 6 models the routine at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton.  At 2pm we all went to Joules in East Street for the models to change into their outfits.  Jonno and Rich from Fickle Events had the speakers and mike all in place outside the shop.  Once everyone was ready and the taxis were clear, the music - Dancing in the Streets - played out and the models came out of Joules and modelled the outfits to a huge crowd of people who had stopped to watch.
Jordan modelling Joules outfit

Elle modelling Joules outfit

After Joules the models returned into the shop to change and go to Porta and Storm in Bond Street.  The models changed while Jonno and Rich reset the music and were then adorned with all types of bags, jewellery and watches. Once everyone was ready the models burst out of the shops and performed the routine again to the excited crowds.

Models showing Porta and Storm

Elle for Porta and Storm
Once the models had changed out of the accessories the next stop was Links of London in East Street. The girls changed into black dresses and heels and the boys into black trousers and waistcoats.  The Links staff gave the models necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches and the girls all had a Links bag to show off.  The routine was performed to Cee Lo Green's Bigger City Bright Lights, a more sophisticated tune for the brand.

Justin modelling for Links of London

Laura showing Links of London

The final flash mob show was in the foyer of the Thistle Hotel much to the amusement of the guests and staff.

The day was a great success for the shops and The Argus newspaper featured the event on the front page of their business section.

Thanks to all the models, Jayne Read for the makeup, Fickle Events and Larry Bray for the photos.

Monday, 10 June 2013

TROUSERS to suit every shape, lifestyle and occasion

This is one of my exciting finds - TCL (The Clothes Lady) designs trousers that are easy to wear, stylish AND made in the UK.

These trousers are so practical they will take you from school run to office, meetings to an evening out. The trousers are designed for maximum comfort with every shape in mind.  The fabric on the Basic design is 98% cotton and 2% spandex with a waistband that will fit perfectly.

There are 3 trouser shapes -
Basic - straight leg in sizes 6-16
Audrey - cropped narrow leg sizes 8-16
Victoria - wide legged sizes 8-16

Colours  - black, blue, cream, pink, white and brown (depend on the size and shape) and all machine washable.

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Thistle Hotel Fashion Show

Saturday 6th April I styled, staged and produced a fashion show to celebrate shopping in Brighton. There were:-
9 girl models, 4 boy models
hosts - Guy Lloyd of Juice 102.7 and Sophie Corbett
hair by Sam Thomas
make by Beauty Sparks and Goldhunter
LK Bennett and David Clulow
Gresham Blake
We had some wonderful prizes donated for the Macmillan Raffle and raised £351.

Shops who appeared on the runway are:-
Aston Bourne
David Clulow
Gresham Blake
Links of London
LK Bennett
Me Me Boutique
Milla Grace boutique
Onyx Designer Fashions
Rock Lobster

Me Me Boutique

Photos by Larry Bray

Friday, 8 March 2013

RED NOSE RUNWAY - All Saints Church, Hove

The brainchild of Lou Featherstone to put on the biggest fashion show possible to bring the local community together and raise money for Red Nose Day 2013.

Gresham Blake

Mark Williams and his daughter

Lou sourced 25 local shops and designers to show their outfits on the runway.  There were 185 outfits on the catwalk.  Everyone volunteered from the backstage to the models.  We had a dog, lollipop man and 50+ children.  I was asked to stage the main part of the catwalk and to stage manage the show.  500 tickets were sold and the evening raised £2,400.

What a fabulous evening.

Photos by Mi Elfverson


Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Pencil Skirt for Spring/Summer 2013

Roland Mouret
The pencil shirt featured strongly on the designer catwalks and therefore you will see all types coming into the high street shops now.

Lengths vary from very short to above the knee and below the knee.

Tailored classic styles worn in the work place are so smart and with a jacket forms the perfect suit.

There are designs with slits to show a 'bit of leg' and ruffles and frills.

Think of 40's glamour with Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Munroe - perfect look for evenings and occasions.

This spring/summer colours are:-
All white
Fluorescent - acid lemon, neon pink and orange

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Friday, 4 January 2013


Have fun visiting the shops to try on and buy your maternity outfits in Brighton.  There are some great colours and styles coming in for the spring/summer season.  See the list below of the individual and national stores:-
JoJo Maman Bebe

JoJo Maman Bebe  -  40 Gardner Street, Brighton
New Look  -  Western Road, Brighton
Mamissima  -  82 North Road, Brighton
Benetton  -  8-9 North  Street, Brighton
Yummy Mummy  -  161a Portland Road, Hove
H&M  -  181  Western Road, Brighton
Debenhams - Churchill Square, Brighton

JoJo Maman Bebe

A company offering fabulous leather baby changing bags and having a lot of success at the moment is
Pitterpac.  See their website for stylish, high quality 'must have' bags.

Pitterpac changing bags

If you would like help and advice or want to book a personal shopping trip please contact me on 07860 136455 - for more information see my website www.janebusby.co.uk