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:: Spotlight :: Fashion Weekend Sydney 2011

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Brace yourselves for one of the most exciting fashion events of the year - Fashion Weekend 2011! Get ready for incredible bargains from your favourite designers, as well as runway shows, luscious pampering and mini makeovers - pretty much the ultimate weekend out! Fashion Weekend is coming to Sydney on May 12-15, 2011 at the Royal Hall of Industries.

Sponsored by SHOP TIL YOU DROP, TONI&GUY, essie, NP Set and more, Fashion Weekend is the best value fashion event of the year. Over fifteen catwalk shows from the hottest designers including designers Nicola Finetti, Fleur Wood, Little Joe Woman, Natasha, Something Else and Life with Bird. The catwalk shows will run throughout the event showing both new and favourite styles from the designers’ collections. With one incredible group show, be sure not to miss the highlights from the entire weekend’s beautiful collections.

Not only is the catwalk a must-see, but over a hundred designers showcase their favourite picks of their collections for all the fashionistas to buy at amazing discounts of up to 70% off! Don’t miss such names as Bec & Bridge, Ginger & Smart, Loveable, Maurie & Eve, Natasha, Nookie, Peep Toe, Milk & Honey (hotsprings) Shakuhachi, Wayne Cooper and The Cassette Society…just to name a few!

To make the weekend even better, Coloured Eyes, The Photo Studio and Ecoya are showcasing their previous, new and upcoming products for you to try and buy. So if getting dolled up gets your heart pounding Fashion Weekend is definitely the place to be.

If must-have fashion deals are still not enough, visit the sponsor boutiques to satisfy your style cravings. Official make-up sponsor NP Set will be providing mini makeovers at the beautiful Make-up Bar and Lash Bar on the showroom floor. You’ll fall in love with their beautiful range of products, especially once you see their reduced prices for this weekend only.

Forgot to straighten your hair? TONI&GUY pop up salon will solve all your problems for a tiny fee of $10! Indulge in a voluminous blow wave or style, keeping you looking coiffed as you peruse the racks! If after inspecting the awe-inspiring lines your nails are a bit chipped, essie will give them a polish and a new colour at their lovely essie nail bar. If this isn’t enough, enjoy the hand soap and creme kindly handed to you by Wonder’s lovely bathroom attendants.

Afterwards treat yourself to a complimentary glass of Tempus Two at the wine bar exlusive only for the opening night. See the largest range of this season and past season fashion and beauty products at their lowest prices at Fashion Weekend. Enjoy the catwalk shows, designer showroom, beautiful pampering boutiques and unlimited savings on amazing stylish pieces.

Fashion Weekend 2011 is not to be missed, get your tickets now! For more information visit their official website

Opening times
Thursday May 12 – Opening Night in association with Tempus Two (5.00pm – 9.00pm)
Friday May 13 (12.00pm – 9.00pm)
Saturday May 14 (10.00am – 5.00pm)
Sunday May 15 (10.00am - 5.00pm)

Ticket Types:
Silver
entry to sale only: $30 Thursday (incl glass of Tempus Two), $20 Friday – Sunday

Gold – entry to sale and general seating in catwalk: $50 Thursday (incl glass of Tempus Two), $40 Friday – Sunday

Platinum – entry to sale and Front Tier catwalk seat: $60 Thursday (incl glass of Tempus Two), $50 Friday – Sunday

VIP - $95 valid any day. Strictly limited tickets; include access to private lounge, unlimited drinks, private till point and bathroom (to avoid queues), essie manicure and a full size Ecoya gift.

For more information, visit

fashionweekend.com.au