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Dressing up time for teenagers

Posted on January 19 2010 at 8:30:28 0 comments

The wintry weather was no barrier to a day of fun at Hopwood’s Westmead Hotel when Promworld of Barnt Green held the first Midlands Prom Fayre and Fashion Show in support of Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove.

A catwalk show featuring stunning prom dresses kicked off the day’s events. The dresses were modelled superbly by “real” girls as opposed to professional models, as Promworld’s owner, Debbie Hanson, explained: “I felt it was important for all girls attending the fayre to see just how beautiful they could look on their prom night.”

Michelle Griffin Academy of Barnt Green created cutting-edge hair styles for the models. Michelle (pictured, right, with stylist Chris Intzes) styled many of the girls herself.

The catwalk show’s only male model was attired handsomely in formal suits by Dancers Suit Hire of Halesowen and was an instant hit with the models and the girls attending the fayre.

As well as the catwalk show, a host of exhibitors covering various aspects of proms showcased their services and dispensed expert advice in the hotel’s conference suite. James Crockford Photography, whose new Prom Portfolio package is designed to capture the glitz and glamour of prom night, photographed everyone on their arrival.

Oasis Flowers, of Barnt Green, showed how wearing a corsage can complete a girl’s prom look, while the vast array of jewellery and tiaras on display provided more ways for girls to impress their friends and prom “date”.

Hair and spray tanning demonstrations continued throughout the day, much to the fascination of all the visitors, and the entire event was professionally captured on video by Lakeside Productions, of Earlswood.

The day ended with a raffle which raised £177 for Primrose Hospice. Prizes included a free prom dress from Promworld, a limousine ride courtesy of City Limos, a full prom hair and beauty makeover by Michelle Griffin, a prom photoshoot by James Crockford Photography and Sunday lunch for four at the Westmead.

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